Hogan's Heroes

Hogan's Heroes (1965)

72 mistakes in season 4

How to Catch a Papa Bear - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: When LeBeau comes out of Hogan's quarters after feeding Newkirk chicken soup, he is holding a bowl with a spoon in his right hand. As he talks back and forth with Hogan and Schultz, the spoon jumps from in front to behind his thumb.

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Man's Best Friend Is Not His Dog - S4-E6

Factual error: When Hogan heads into Klink's flower bed to get the dog, you can see a modern steel water tank in the distance.

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Watch the Trains Go By - S4-E19

Visible crew/equipment: As Carter and Newkirk are caught by the wire, the shadow of the camera pulling back is seen on the ground.

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The Missing Klink - S4-E15

Visible crew/equipment: As Hogan and Carter approach the staff car, the crew and film equipment are reflected on the chrome of the lights and radiator.

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Will the Blue Baron Strike Again? - S4-E12

Factual error: The "Blue Baron" tells the dancer that the Kaiser gave him a certain medal. In fact, the medal he points to (and the girl fondles) is a WW2 repeat badge to the Iron Cross first class, instituted in 1939 to denote presentations of the Iron Cross first class to personnel who had already received it in WW1. He may have received the original Iron Cross from the Kaiser, but by the time he had a chance to receive that repeat badge, the Kaiser was long through handing out medals.

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The Return of Major Bonacelli - S4-E25

Revealing mistake: When Hogan, Carter and Le Beau are talking to Schultz, you can see it is an overcast day. After Hochstetter comes in and the camera cuts to them talking about Bonacelli, it goes back to Hogan. You can now see that they are on a sound stage. The reasons are that the guard isn't moving in the tower, the boys are well lit, and as Hogan and Le Beau go into the barracks, you can see differences in the painting of the sky on the back drop.

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The Purchasing Plan - S4-E22

Continuity mistake: After the prisoners have loaded the truck, they stand around and the tailgate of the truck is down. Major Hochstetter arrives and we see the tailgate is raised. Next scene it is again in the lowered position.

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Hogan's Trucking Service... We Deliver the Factory to You - S4-E4

Audio problem: When Crittenden is figuring out military time he asks Hogan how much four and six are. The answer doesn't match Hogan's lips.

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Bad Day in Berlin - S4-E11

Factual error: Hogan and his men are in Berlin to capture a traitor. They arrive at the Hotel Berlin in an ambulance and park near a K2 phone booth, something only found in England and its colonies, certainly never in the heart of Nazi Germany.

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How to Catch a Papa Bear - S4-E3

Factual error: In the tunnel Hogan loads a magazine into a US issue .45 pistol and points it at Myra, but he never chambered a round and didn't cock the hammer on the pistol. The .45 pistol in WW2 was single action. For a single action pistol to fire, a round needs to be chambered and the hammer has to be cocked manually before the trigger is pulled and the pistol to fire.

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Man's Best Friend Is Not His Dog - S4-E6

Revealing mistake: As Schultz holds Newkirk's hat during the search, you can see "Dawson" written on the inside band. This was to insure that Richard Dawson (Newkirk) always had the right wardrobe pieces.

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Never Play Cards with Strangers - S4-E7

Other mistake: As Carter brings the German truck to a rough stop, in the closeup, you can see that although Carter and Newkirk lurch in the seats, the truck was already motionless.

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Never Play Cards with Strangers - S4-E7

Visible crew/equipment: As Hogan takes off with Von Treger's car, the camera crew and equipment are reflected in the windows.

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Operation Hannibal - S4-E17

Factual error: The cover of the plan for Unternehmen Hannibal is marked "SEHR GEHEIM." That phrasing does not exist in German. The correct term would be "streng geheim".

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The Witness - S4-E23

Revealing mistake: As Schultz comes in the barracks door, there is a sliver of the studio background visible by the door jamb above his head.

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Watch the Trains Go By - S4-E19

Visible crew/equipment: As Schultz stops the car, studio equipment is reflected in the windows.

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Watch the Trains Go By - S4-E19

Visible crew/equipment: As Linkmeyer and Klink get in the car, a man in a white shirt can be seen moving around the camera position in the reflection on the car under her window.

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Operation Hannibal - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: As Newkirk says he volunteers, he straightens to attention, hands by his sides. A second later, his hands are in front" holding a bit of laundry.

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Who Stole My Copy of Mein Kampf? - S4-E16

Continuity mistake: At the end, Colonel Sitzer pushes Hogan away, calls for music, and puts his left hand over the microphone, with his right hand hanging by his side. A second later, his right hand is mid way up the stand.

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Clearance Sale at the Black Market - S4-E1

Character mistake: When Hogan addresses him, Major Kiegel sends the girls away from his table by saying "Raus!" The word "raus" used as an imperative literally means "out" in the sense of "leave the room" - he would be ordering the girls to leave the tavern, or at least the tap room in this case. It's not correct German to use it to send somebody away from a table.

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During WW2 Robert Clary, who played Louis LeBeau, had been imprisoned at Drancy internment camp in France, and at Buchenwald Nazi concentration camp where he was tattooed with the number "A5714." He was the youngest of 16 children. Twelve members of his immediate family were sent to Auschwitz, and perished.

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