Hogan's Heroes

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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Praise the Fuhrer and Pass the Ammunition - S2-E19

Trivia: As Newkirk does his impressions, he says "Sprechen Sie Deutsch?, Ja! Then droppen sie dead." This joke was used in "Stalag 17", the 1953 movie about POWs in a German prison camp. The exchange was between Harry Shapiro and their guard, Johann Sebastian Schultz.

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Trivia: The ever-present helmet on Klink's desk and in the opening and closing credits is a "Pickelhaube" (pronounced pickle-how-be). It was originally a Prussian helmet design that later spread throughout the German Reich and beyond. It quickly became a symbol of Prussian militarism and hints at Klinks military career in the 1st WW. The spike on top was supposed to deflect a sabre blow from an enemy. The ones on the desk are the 1915 model, identified by it's easily detachable tip. Since it was inadequate in a modern combat environment - it was made from leather - it was succeeded in 1916 by the nowadays equally iconic Stahlhelm.

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The Reluctant Target - S2-E30

Trivia: When Klink is begging Hogan to trade places with him for fear of assassination, he says to him something like."I want to live til 80...all my family has lived til 80." Werner Klemperer, who played Klink, passed away in 2000 aged 80.

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Trivia: Larry Hovis (Sgt. Carter) refused to remove his wedding band, and so, he usually (with several exceptions) wore gloves.

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Trivia: When the show was translated to German, the producers feared that some of the more patriotic lines of Klink would be too nationalist for the bruised German sensibilities. As a result, whenever Klink starts talking patriotic drivel in the original, in the German he starts rhyming nonsense rhymes or talks about his housekeeper and (secret) affair "Frau Kalinke" which does not even exist in the original.

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The Kommandant Dies at Dawn - S5-E6

Trivia: This is not really a plot hole but more of a plot device: The episode revolves around using the unsuspecting Klink as a courier by hiding secret information in his belt. This episode however is the only time in the series Klink wears a belt on his coat. In all other episodes, he doesn't wear one.

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Hello, Zolle - S1-E19

Trivia: As Major Zolle digs, Kinchloe tells the other prisoner "You may fire when ready, Gridley!", which the man turns on the water. The line was originally an order given to Captain Charles Gridley by Commodore George Dewey during the Battle of Manila Bay, May 1, 1898, and has been used numerous times over the years.

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Get Fit or Go Fight - S5-E16

Trivia: In the gym, Carter isn't wearing his gloves. Therefore, the wedding ring that Larry Hovis wore in real life was visible. He wore the gloves because he steadfastly refused to remove it.

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Lady Chitterly's Lover: Part 1 - S6-E4

Trivia: The "mysterious blue box" that has been mentioned before (that is a box to hold a box of matches) shows up on the wall next to the window in Hogan's quarters.

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One Army at a Time - S5-E20

Trivia: The bridge the boys wire up for explosion is the same one seen in S5: Ep1 "Hogan Goes Hollywood"

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Trivia: In the five seasons of his involvement, Ivan Dixon of Staff Sergeant James (Ivan) "Kinch" Kinchloe, his nickname, Ivan, was used only once. Otherwise, he was usually called Kinch.

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Trivia: Howard Caine, who was best known as Major Wolfgang Hochstetter, was born in Tennessee, was Jewish, and served in the United States Navy in WWII in the Pacific fighting the Japanese. He was fluent in 32 American and foreign dialects.

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Trivia: Werner Klemperer (Kommandant Wilhelm Klink) was born 1920. So in S5: Ep16 "Get Fit or Go Fight", when he says to Carter, "I am 49", he's telling his real age.

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Trivia: In the first few seasons the "snow" was actually salt piled in strategic places, along with patches of white paint. Later on, it was all white paint on the roofs and ground.

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The Klink Commandos - S5-E3

Trivia: The idea was for the series was to always be winter, so that the episodes could be shown in any order, hence the reason there is always snow on the roofs and ground, and frost on the windows. In fact, the filming was mainly done in summer, with temperatures in the 90s, and the actors had to wear their coats, and act as if it were cold.

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The Collector General - S3-E27

Trivia: In this episode, there is a German coat-of-arms on the wall with the bug in it. This is the only time it's seen.

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Request Permission to Escape - S1-E32

Trivia: When Carter first goes into the bar, the Artillery Private he speaks to is played by William Christopher, who, besides a couple of other spots in the series, is better known as Father Mulcahy at the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, or M*A*S*H.

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The Safecracker Suite - S1-E27

Trivia: As Hogan dangles the key in front of Klink to remind him of the promise to look the other way, Klink borrows one of Schultz's gags in his last line of the scene, saying, "For the first time since I have taken command here, I want to know nothing! NO-THING!"

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Trivia: In the show, Klink is depicted as thoroughly unmusical and an atrocious violinist. In real life, Werner Klemperer was a proficient violinist and also a piano player. After the show was canceled, he worked as a classical musician.

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Klink for the Defense - S6-E19

Continuity mistake: General Burkhalter is eating Klink's dinner. When finished he places a metal cover over the plate. In the next shot the cover is lying on the table and there is extra food on the plate. (00:15:25)

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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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Question: What season and episode was it when they had to lean the guard tower and the POWs in the camp leaned so the guards would not notice?

A better question is why would Helga just happen to have a bathing suit when it's snowing and cold outside with 3000 POW's and guards seeing her?

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