History Series / HogansHeroes

6th Jan '18 8:23:55 PM nombretomado
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* LaughTrack: This show has an odd history with its laugh track; in its earlier seasons (particularly the first), the laugh track is almost deafening, and very much abused, with loud bursts of laughter at rather mild gags. It eventually grows more conservative as the seasons progress, but then we get to the last two seasons, where the laugh track is curiously poorly edited, with many episodes (particularly from season five) having laughs no louder than whispers. Interestingly, the 2015 run of the show on {{ITV}}4 in the UK actually has the laugh track absent on most episodes. This arguably alters audience perceptions of the show by emphasizing the more dramatic moments over the comedy.

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* LaughTrack: This show has an odd history with its laugh track; in its earlier seasons (particularly the first), the laugh track is almost deafening, and very much abused, with loud bursts of laughter at rather mild gags. It eventually grows more conservative as the seasons progress, but then we get to the last two seasons, where the laugh track is curiously poorly edited, with many episodes (particularly from season five) having laughs no louder than whispers. Interestingly, the 2015 run of the show on {{ITV}}4 Creator/{{ITV}}4 in the UK actually has the laugh track absent on most episodes. This arguably alters audience perceptions of the show by emphasizing the more dramatic moments over the comedy.
13th Dec '17 1:09:26 AM PaulA
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** In an example of stock footage that doesn't come from WW2, in "Reverend Kommandant Klink", [=LeBeau=] goes briefly to Paris. There's a shot of the Folies Pigalle (then a theatre/cabaret) where [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vince_Taylor Vince Taylor]] is set to play. Vince Taylor was born in 1939.

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** In an example of stock footage that doesn't come from WW2, World War II, in "Reverend Kommandant Klink", [=LeBeau=] goes briefly to Paris. There's a shot of the Folies Pigalle (then a theatre/cabaret) where [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vince_Taylor Vince Taylor]] is set to play. Vince Taylor was born in 1939.
21st Nov '17 5:37:02 AM Tarlonniel
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* FiveTokenBand: The pilot had a MultinationalTeam consisting of a ([[LeadYouCanRelateTo white]]) American officer, a black American sergeant, a Soviet sergeant, a French corporal, and a British corporal, with [[SexySecretary Helga]] as a SecretKeeper. Unfortunately, Leonid Kinskey quit the series and his character was replaced with a ''third'' American, Sgt. Carter and the Secretary was not overtly complicit in the series proper. However, Carter [[SuddenlyEthnicity was later given a Native American ancestry]], qualifying the team for this SuperTrope, though still not truly multinational, [[EnemyMine Shultz]]'s ([[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation and possibly]] [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Hilda's]]) not-so-occasional aid notwithstanding.

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* FiveTokenBand: The pilot had a MultinationalTeam consisting of a ([[LeadYouCanRelateTo white]]) American officer, a black American sergeant, a Soviet sergeant, a French corporal, and a British corporal, with [[SexySecretary Helga]] as a SecretKeeper. Unfortunately, Leonid Kinskey quit the series and his character was replaced with a ''third'' American, Sgt. Carter and the Secretary secretary was not overtly complicit in the series proper. However, Carter [[SuddenlyEthnicity was later given a Native American ancestry]], qualifying the team for this SuperTrope, though still not truly multinational, [[EnemyMine Shultz]]'s ([[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation and possibly]] [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Hilda's]]) not-so-occasional aid notwithstanding.
21st Nov '17 5:35:40 AM Tarlonniel
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** 'Komandant Schultz' features Uranium as a MacGuffin. Despite holding an unshielded brick of the stuff right next to the radio, the transmissions are clear from any interference from radioactivity, and the person holding it doesn't die horribly at the end of the episode.
* [[ArtisticLicenseHistory Artistic License Heraldry]]: The ''real'' [[http://www.4crests.com/klink-coat-of-arms.html Klink coat of arms]] is ''not'' azure with a lion rampant vert fimbriated or.[[note]]The real one would also befit Klink's character more, with the ''tree'' being dexter and the sword being sinster.[[/note]]

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** 'Komandant Schultz' "Komandant Schultz" features Uranium as a MacGuffin. Despite holding an unshielded brick of the stuff right next to the radio, the transmissions are clear from any interference from radioactivity, and the person holding it doesn't die horribly at the end of the episode.
* [[ArtisticLicenseHistory Artistic License Heraldry]]: The ''real'' [[http://www.4crests.com/klink-coat-of-arms.html Klink coat of arms]] is ''not'' azure with a lion rampant vert fimbriated or.[[note]]The real one would also befit Klink's character more, with the ''tree'' being dexter and the sword being sinster.[[/note]]
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** The ''real'' [[http://www.4crests.com/klink-coat-of-arms.html Klink coat of arms]] is ''not'' azure with a lion rampant vert fimbriated or.[[note]]The real one would also befit Klink's character more, with the ''tree'' being dexter and the sword being sinster.[[/note]]



** The episode 'The Softer They Fall' General Burkhalter said that the Fuhrer was so enraged that Jesse Owens beat Germany in the Olympics that he left the stage during the awards ceremony. This never happened, and Jesse Owens reported he was treated very well by the Germans during the 1936 Olympics. However, when he came back to America, the White Olympians were invited to the White House, and he was not.

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** The In the episode 'The "The Softer They Fall' Fall" General Burkhalter said that the Fuhrer was so enraged that Jesse Owens beat Germany in the Olympics that he left the stage during the awards ceremony. This never happened, and Jesse Owens reported he was treated very well by the Germans during the 1936 Olympics. However, when he came back to America, the White white Olympians were invited to the White House, and he was not.



* FiveTokenBand: The Pilot had a MultinationalTeam consisting of a ([[LeadYouCanRelateTo White]]) American Officer, a Black American Sergeant, a Soviet Sergeant, a French Corporal, and a Britsh Corporal, with [[SexySecretary Helga]] as a SecretKeeper. Unfortunately, Leonid Kinskey quit the series and his character was replaced with a ''third'' American, Sgt. Carter and the Secretary was not overtly complicit in the series proper. However, Carter [[SuddenlyEthnicity was later given a Native American ancestry]], qualifying the team for this SuperTrope, though still not truly multinational, [[EnemyMine Shultz]]'s ([[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation and possibly]] [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Hilda's]]) not-so-occasional aid notwithstanding.

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* FiveTokenBand: The Pilot pilot had a MultinationalTeam consisting of a ([[LeadYouCanRelateTo White]]) white]]) American Officer, officer, a Black black American Sergeant, sergeant, a Soviet Sergeant, sergeant, a French Corporal, corporal, and a Britsh Corporal, British corporal, with [[SexySecretary Helga]] as a SecretKeeper. Unfortunately, Leonid Kinskey quit the series and his character was replaced with a ''third'' American, Sgt. Carter and the Secretary was not overtly complicit in the series proper. However, Carter [[SuddenlyEthnicity was later given a Native American ancestry]], qualifying the team for this SuperTrope, though still not truly multinational, [[EnemyMine Shultz]]'s ([[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation and possibly]] [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Hilda's]]) not-so-occasional aid notwithstanding.
21st Nov '17 3:16:38 AM FracturedArtifact
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* ArtisticLicenseEngineering: You can't radio a submarine. The technology to communicate underwater wasn't developed until after the Cold War, and ''to this day'' can't transmit audio.

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You can't radio a submarine. The technology to communicate underwater wasn't developed until after the Cold War, and ''to this day'' can't transmit audio.audio.
** 'Komandant Schultz' features Uranium as a MacGuffin. Despite holding an unshielded brick of the stuff right next to the radio, the transmissions are clear from any interference from radioactivity, and the person holding it doesn't die horribly at the end of the episode.
20th Nov '17 3:46:26 AM FracturedArtifact
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** The episode 'The Softer They Fall' General Burkhalter said that the Fuhrer was so enraged that Jesse Owens beat Germany in the Olympics that he left the stage during the awards ceremony. This never happened, and Jesse Owens reported he was treated very well by the Germans during the 1936 Olympics. However, when he came back to America, the White Olympians were invited to the White House, and he was not.
18th Nov '17 5:31:13 AM Tarlonniel
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* ConflictBall: In "One in Every Crowd", Newkirk starts a knock-down-drag-out fight with a fellow prisoner whom catches cheating at cards. This isn't unusual for normal people, but Newkirk cheats at cards so often it's become a running gag.

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* ConflictBall: In "One in Every Crowd", Newkirk starts a knock-down-drag-out fight with a fellow prisoner whom he catches cheating at cards. This isn't unusual for normal people, but Newkirk cheats at cards so often it's become a running gag.
17th Nov '17 5:54:01 PM FracturedArtifact
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* ConflictBall: In "One in Every Crowd", Newkirk starts a knock-down-drag-out fight with a fellow prisoner whom catches cheating at cards. This isn't unusual for normal people, but Newkirk cheats at cards so often it's become a running gag.
12th Nov '17 10:37:43 PM FracturedArtifact
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Several episodes revolve around preventing the Nazis from developing an Atomic Bomb. For most of the war, the idea that a nuclear explosion was a thing that could happen was a theory rattling around inside one guy's head (Albert Einstein). It was the most jealously guarded secret of the American military until it became public knowledge by the destruction of Hiroshima (long after Germany had surrendered). The Nazis would not have had any nuclear ambitions to foil and the prisoners would never have been clued-in if they did.

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episodes revolve around preventing the Nazis from developing an Atomic Bomb. For most of the war, the idea that a nuclear explosion was a thing that could happen was a theory rattling around inside one guy's head (Albert Einstein). It was the most jealously guarded secret of the American military until it became public knowledge by the destruction of Hiroshima (long after Germany had surrendered). The Nazis would not have had any nuclear ambitions to foil and the prisoners would never have been clued-in if they did.did.
**Occasionally, they will meet a FemmeFataleSpy, and when they do, they'll act surprised that a lady is in the spy business. The field of espionage has always been equal opportunity, and historically leans towards women. They have the strategic advantage of being underestimated and universally welcomed. If asked to name a spy, everyone says "Mata Hari".
12th Nov '17 10:17:10 PM FracturedArtifact
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*ArtisticLicenseHistory: Several episodes revolve around preventing the Nazis from developing an Atomic Bomb. For most of the war, the idea that a nuclear explosion was a thing that could happen was a theory rattling around inside one guy's head (Albert Einstein). It was the most jealously guarded secret of the American military until it became public knowledge by the destruction of Hiroshima (long after Germany had surrendered). The Nazis would not have had any nuclear ambitions to foil and the prisoners would never have been clued-in if they did.
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