History Series / HogansHeroes

4th May '17 10:39:30 PM Killerweinerdog
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** Hogan, Kinchloe, and Carter are in the United States (Army) Air Force; Klink and Schultz are in the Luftwaffe (WW2 German Air Force); [=LeBeau=] is in the French Air Force; and Newkirk is in the Royal Air Force... however, almost all of them refer to themselves as soldiers, rather than airmen (Hogan once even makes a remark about "Those fliers" when an American bomb squad is shot down and sent to Stalag 13), and often comment about being in the Army. Kinch is actually a walking technical mistake: his uniform is that of a foot soldier, not a flier, bomber, or paratrooper.

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** Hogan, Kinchloe, and Carter are in the United States (Army) Air Force; Klink and Schultz are in the Luftwaffe (WW2 German Air Force); [=LeBeau=] is in the French Air Force; and Newkirk is in the Royal Air Force... however, almost all of them refer to themselves as soldiers, rather than airmen (Hogan once even makes a remark about "Those fliers" when an American bomb squad bomber crew is shot down and sent to Stalag 13), and often comment about being in the Army. Kinch is actually a walking technical mistake: his uniform is that of a foot soldier, not a flier, bomber, or paratrooper.
9th Apr '17 7:41:14 AM bbebb
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* ForgottenThemeTuneLyrics: Jerry Fielding's "March" [[http://www.allthelyrics.com/lyrics/televisiontv_theme_lyrics_soundtrack/march_by_jerry_fielding_hogans_heroes-lyrics-79938.html has 4 verses]].

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* ForgottenThemeTuneLyrics: Jerry Fielding's "March" [[http://www.allthelyrics.com/lyrics/televisiontv_theme_lyrics_soundtrack/march_by_jerry_fielding_hogans_heroes-lyrics-79938.html [[http://lyricmusicstudio.com/ has 4 verses]].
14th Mar '17 10:47:03 AM morenohijazo
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* FreezeFrameEnding: First utilized a flash-freeze frame [[EvolvingCredits beginning in Season Five]], when previous producer Edward H. Feldman had been promoted to executive producer (a position the series didn't previously have); this carried on for the remainder of the show's run.
6th Mar '17 3:17:56 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** There are a few hints that Klink is playing it up intentionally, and he confessed to hating the Nazis a few times. A running gag was him figuring out what Hogan was trying to manipulate him into and then ''deliberately falling for it''. On one occasion he sent Schultz to warn the prisoners when radio detection equipment was going to be used.
23rd Feb '17 11:50:54 AM nightkiller
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** There are a few noteworthy errors with Stalag 13 altogether. First of all, none of the barracks are locked in any way or form. This more than likely would have to be chalked up to RuleOfFunny, since otherwise, Hogan and his men wouldn't be able to get a lot of things done. The doors of the barracks would also have opened to the outside (not from the inside) and would have been boarded at night to lock the prisoners in. Also, each of the barracks in Stalag 13 seem to have a separate room, which, in the case of Barracks 2, serves as Hogan's office; barracks usually don't have separate rooms. Likewise, in most cases earlier in the war, each of the characters would have been detained with other prisoners of their own ethnicity and/or rank (Hogan would have bunked with other officers, [=LeBeau=] with other French enlistedmen, Newkirk with other British enlistedmen, Kinch with other African-American enlistedmen, and Carter with other American enlistedmen); however, much later into the war, as prison camps were becoming cramped for space, the Germans had pretty much stopped bothering trying to separate the prisoners by race and rank, and put them wherever there was room for them - so depending how far into the war this series takes place, it's not entirely impossible or inaccurate for Colonel Hogan to be sharing space with corporals and sergeants of different cultures.

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** There are a few noteworthy errors with Stalag 13 altogether. First of all, none of the barracks are locked in any way or form. This more than likely would have to be chalked up to RuleOfFunny, since otherwise, Hogan and his men wouldn't be able to get a lot of things done. The doors of the barracks would also have opened to the outside (not from the inside) and would have been boarded at night to lock the prisoners in. Also, each of the barracks in Stalag 13 seem to have a separate room, which, in the case of Barracks 2, serves as Hogan's office; barracks usually don't have separate rooms. Likewise, in most cases earlier in the war, each of the characters would have been detained with other prisoners of their own ethnicity and/or rank (Hogan would have bunked in an Oflag with other officers, [=LeBeau=] with other French enlistedmen, Newkirk with other British enlistedmen, Kinch with other African-American enlistedmen, and Carter with other American enlistedmen); however, much later into the war, as prison camps were becoming cramped for space, the Germans had pretty much stopped bothering trying to separate the prisoners by race and rank, and put them wherever there was room for them - so depending how far into the war this series takes place, it's not entirely impossible or inaccurate for Colonel Hogan to be sharing space with corporals and sergeants of different cultures.
22nd Feb '17 6:52:22 PM snichols1973
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** Werner Klemperer, who played Klink, would only take the role if the producers agreed to cast him as a bumbling, foolish commandant whose plans would never succeed with Hogan winning in the end. As a German-born Jew, he defended his portrayal of a Luftwaffe by rationalizing: " I am an actor. If I can play Richard III, I can play a Nazi." In addition, Klink's screechy violin playing was a parody of the fact that in real life, he was actually quite a skilled and accomplished concert violinist and pianist. When Werner's father Otto Klemperer, a renowned conductor, saw his first episode of the show, he remarked: [[WhoWritesThisCrap "Your work is good . . . but who is the author of this material?"]]

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** Werner Klemperer, who played Klink, would only take the role if the producers agreed to cast him as a bumbling, foolish commandant whose plans would never succeed with Hogan winning in the end. As a German-born Jew, he defended his portrayal of a Luftwaffe officer by rationalizing: " I am an actor. If I can play Richard III, I can play a Nazi." In addition, Klink's screechy violin playing was a parody of the fact that in real life, he was actually quite a skilled and accomplished concert violinist and pianist. When Werner's father Otto Klemperer, a renowned conductor, saw his first episode of the show, he remarked: [[WhoWritesThisCrap "Your work is good . . . but who is the author of this material?"]]
20th Feb '17 9:55:26 AM Tarlonniel
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** Then there's also the time they tried to kidnap Field Marshal Rommel.

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** Then there's also the %%** The time they tried to kidnap Field Marshal Rommel.



* SelfDeprecatingHumor: Werner Klemperer, who played Klink, would only take the role if the producers agreed to cast him as a bumbling, foolish commandant whose plans would never succeed with Hogan winning in the end. As a German-born Jew, he defended his portrayal of a Luftwaffe by rationalizing: " I am an actor. If I can play Richard III, I can play a Nazi." In addition, Klink's screechy violin playing was a parody of the fact that in real life, he was actually quite a skilled and accomplished concert violinist and pianist. When Werner's father Otto Klemperer, a renowned conductor, saw his first episode of the show, he remarked: [[WhoWritesThisCrap "Your work is good . . . but who is the author of this material?"]]

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* SelfDeprecatingHumor: SelfDeprecatingHumor:
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Werner Klemperer, who played Klink, would only take the role if the producers agreed to cast him as a bumbling, foolish commandant whose plans would never succeed with Hogan winning in the end. As a German-born Jew, he defended his portrayal of a Luftwaffe by rationalizing: " I am an actor. If I can play Richard III, I can play a Nazi." In addition, Klink's screechy violin playing was a parody of the fact that in real life, he was actually quite a skilled and accomplished concert violinist and pianist. When Werner's father Otto Klemperer, a renowned conductor, saw his first episode of the show, he remarked: [[WhoWritesThisCrap "Your work is good . . . but who is the author of this material?"]]
20th Feb '17 8:24:46 AM snichols1973
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* SelfDeprecatingHumor: Werner Klemperer, who played Klink, would only take the role if the producers agreed to cast him as a bumbling, foolish commandant whose plans would never succeed with Hogan winning in the end. As a German-born Jew, he defended his portrayal of a Luftwaffe by rationalizing: " I am an actor. If I can play Richard III, I can play a Nazi." In addition, Klink's screechy violin playing was a parody of the fact that in real life, he was actually quite a skilled and accomplished concert violinist and pianist. When Werner's father Otto Klemperer, a renowned conductor, saw his first episode of the show, he remarked: [[WhoWritesThisCrap "Your work is good . . . but who is the author of this material?"]]
** John Banner, who played Sgt. Schulz, commented: "Who can play Nazis better than us Jews?"
17th Feb '17 8:58:59 AM Aggron9988
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* OnlyALighter: In the very first episode, a Nazi is sent in disguised as a prisoner to infiltrate their operation. One of the tricks they use to discredit him with his higher ups is showing him the novelty replica-Luger cigarette lighters they're mass producing, so that later, when he sees a real Luger, he fires it, thinking it's a cigarette lighter.
13th Feb '17 5:12:16 AM morenohijazo
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* SuccessSymbiosis: The heroes frequently have to protect Klink, Schultz, or both from the Gestapo or SS to carry out their schemes.
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