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 16 children. Twelve members of his immediate family were sent to Auschwitz, and perished.Super Grover
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.Doc
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.Movie Nut
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.Movie Nut
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.Movie Nut
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!"Movie Nut
Trivia: For budgetary reasons, it was not unusual to see one actor play several different characters in a television series. Case in point, in this episode, Noam Pitlik plays the part of an escaped POW. In the pilot episode, he was a Gestapo agent, and various German officers in others.Movie Nut
Trivia: Werner Klemperer was Jewish. When he was a child, he and his parents fled Germany when WWII broke out. Klemperer plays Klink as a buffoon, always losing in the end, and totally oblivious to the Allies shenanigans; he insisted that it be written into the contract that this formula be followed. Otherwise, another man would have been Klink.Movie Nut
Trivia: On the wall that is adjacent to the door to Klink's office, there is usually a picture of "Old Bubble Head" (as Hogan calls him in this episode) talking at a podium; that is usually where the bug is located for Klink's office. This time, however, there is a picture of Hitler standing with a group of people, possibly a parade review.Movie Nut
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.
Trivia: Field Marshall Richter's car is a Rolls Royce. It can be determined first from the radiator. It has the base for the famous flying lady, but she is missing. Second, there is a rectangle on the face of the radiator that appeared to have once had the Rolls Royce logo plaque. Also, the body style and the small trunk with the small top-mounted access panel are suggestive of the Rolls Royce.Movie Nut
Trivia: Hogan's Heroes was originally conceived as a comedy set in a U.S. Penitentiary. Creator Bernard Fein tried for four years to sell it, gave up, and was headed home on a plane when he saw a passenger reading the novel Von Ryan's Express. That gave him an idea. He flew back to Hollywood with a proposal for a show now set in a German P.O.W. Camp, and sold the series in four days.Jean G
Trivia: When the outside night time activities were filmed (i.e., entering or exiting the Emergency entrance, et cetera), and it was at the back lot film location, it was during the day, and the cameras were fitted with "night lenses." This was a special filter that turned day time to an evening setting.Movie Nut
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