Hogan's Heroes

Hogan's Heroes (1965)

61 mistakes in season 5

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The Gasoline War - S5-E4

Revealing mistake: During the main part of the plot, the guys are putting dynamite on each truck in the convoy as they fuel up at Stalag 13. It is supposed to be dark, (hence the reason the boys wear black) but there are shadows as if it were day. It's impossible for the driver in the following truck and the guard in the tower to miss seeing the boys as they go back and forth to plant charges.

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The Softer They Fall - S5-E18

Factual error: Burkhalter refers to Jesse Owens winning the gold medals in the Berlin Olympics, and that Hitler left the stadium every time Owens was to be presented a medal. Truth was, Hitler left the stadium when another black man won the day before, and didn't snub Owens at all. In fact, Hitler wasn't in attendance the days Owens won.

Standing Room Only - S5-E21

Visible crew/equipment: As Burkhalter is talking to Strauss and Klink in front of the office door, you can see the shadow of the boom mic moving over each as they talk.

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The Defector - S5-E10

Visible crew/equipment: As Hogan, Le Beau, Kinch, and Schultz talk at the car, the boom mike is reflected in the chrome and on the hood.

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The Antique - S5-E12

Character mistake: Schultz states "In Hammelburg, they call me die Glitterzehe", which is a literal (but wrong) translation of the term "twinkle toes." That term does not exist in German, and even if it did, it would have to be GlitZerzehe, because the German word for twinkling is 'glitzern', the word 'glittern' does not exist.

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The Merry Widow - S5-E24

Continuity mistake: When Klink sits down with Marlene, her hands alternate between being on his face to behind his neck and back between shots.

The Merry Widow - S5-E24

Continuity mistake: As Schultz marches in with the Kraut platoon, he reports to Klink. As he goes to stand at attention and report, the new tunnel section he's over collapses, and he completely disappears into the hole. The camera goes to a close up on Klink, then back to the hole, and you see Schultz standing in the hole and it's only chest deep.

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The Gasoline War - S5-E4

Continuity mistake: When the man and woman from the underground meet Hogan at the Hoffbrau, they're taking off their outer coats. The man takes off a dark brown coat and drops it. Hogan pucks it up, hands it to the guy who hangs it up. The man removes his dark brown overcoat revealing a tan coat. The next shot, he"s taking off the dark brown coat again, hangs it up and goes for beer.

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Standing Room Only - S5-E21

Other mistake: The men are usually all wearing boots. When Carter goes up the ladder, it's clear that he has high-top sneakers on.

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One Army at a Time - S5-E20

Continuity mistake: After shooting the bridge with the tank, a cap at the end of the tank barrel is off.When carter says he is going to miss a captured film, the cap is on. In the next shot the cap is off again.

Bombsight - S5-E7

Continuity mistake: All through the episode, we are in a snowy, wintry camp surrounded by hills and trees. The target Gen. Burkhalter points out however is a little shed on a flat-as-a-board prairie with not a flake of snow OR a single hill visible anywhere, and the brown grass of late summer. (Yes I noticed there are some mountains off in the distance. So not relevant for this mistake).

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The Gasoline War - S5-E4

Other mistake: When the Heroes are outside talking, the camera focuses on Col. Hogan. Over his right shoulder you can see a hill with a baseball field's home plate fencing on top.

Klink's Escape - S5-E26

Other mistake: As Hogan and Kinchloe sit on the bunk to keep the trap door from opening, the secret switch to activate it is visible.

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Standing Room Only - S5-E21

Continuity mistake: The whole operation is supposed to be at night, but when the original seven approach the gate to surrender, it's late afternoon, and very light.

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The Empty Parachute - S5-E11

Other mistake: As the boys are unloading the truck, one of the cases is WEIN (wine) , and marked with a 'Z' in the corner. In Season 4 Episode 22 "The Purchasing Plan", the boxes marked "Z" were boxes containing nitro glycerin for the underground.

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The Gasoline War - S5-E4

Continuity mistake: In Klink's quarters, As Schultz and Klink talk, Klink asks a question and takes a bite of steak, and the fork is still up. After the angle change, the fork is suddenly missing.

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Get Fit or Go Fight - S5-E16

Factual error: In the rec hall where Klink is weightlifting, there is an advertisement poster for the Grindelwald region on the wall, which is in Switzerland. The German propaganda poured a lot of money into promoting the Reich's own recreational regions through the "Kraft durch Freude" program. With the war going badly, they especially wouldn't want a "Look how beautiful Switzerland is" poster in plain view of their troops every day.

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Crittendon's Commandos - S5-E25

Character mistake: To have an excuse not to start up the truck motor, Schultz claims his driver's license has expired. German driver's licenses don't expire.

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One Army at a Time - S5-E20

Continuity mistake: As in S5: Ep1 "Hogan Goes Hollywood", the bridge Hogan looks at through binoculars is vastly different than the one wired with explosives. When the bridge blows up, it is a re-use of the footage from earlier episodes.

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One Army at a Time - S5-E20

Continuity mistake: Even though Carter pops his head out of the hatch to talk to Hogan, it isn't Carter that's seen in the window as the tank approaches Hogan's position.

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The Antique - S5-E12

Hogan: Would you want me to strip, Schultz? I may be carrying a Luger in my shorts!
Schultz: Jolly joker.

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Trivia: 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 14 children. Twelve members of his immediate family were sent to Auschwitz, and perished.

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