History Series / HogansHeroes

18th May '16 2:53:14 AM Belphegor
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-->'''[=LeBeau=]:''' It's ''bouillabaisse a la marseillaise''!

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-->'''[=LeBeau=]:''' It's ''bouillabaisse a ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bouillabaisse bouillabaisse à la marseillaise''!marseillaise]]''!



* ManOfAThousandVoices: ''Everyone'' when they're impersonating Germans, but Richard Dawson gets special mention for playing Newkirk and various German and British voices that sound nothing alike. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q7sfCQ_d-Y This]] scene in particular, gives a good impression of his vocal talents

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* ManOfAThousandVoices: ''Everyone'' when they're impersonating Germans, but Richard Dawson gets special mention for playing Newkirk and various German and British voices that sound nothing alike. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q7sfCQ_d-Y This]] scene in particular, gives a good impression of his vocal talentstalents.



* TheMole: There's one in the first episode. Fortunately, Hogan and the gang catch on and he devises a plan.

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* TheMole: There's one in the first episode.episode - the titular "informer". Fortunately, Hogan and the gang catch on and he devises a plan.



* NaziGold: One episode has them trying to intercept a shipment of this.

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* NaziGold: One episode has them trying to intercept a shipment of this.gold the Nazis stole from the Bank of France.



* WarIsHell: Mostly averted -- while Hogan and the men are obviously prisoners (in the absolute loosest sense at times), they live a rather comfortable life by POW standards and are given liberties that are outrageously lax. However, sometimes played somewhat straight when it is mentioned (in passing) that Hogan's secret missions have directly resulted in the deaths (and sometimes slaughter) of German soldiers.

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* WarIsHell: Mostly averted -- while Hogan and the men are obviously prisoners (in the absolute loosest sense at times), they live a rather relatively comfortable life by POW standards and are given liberties that are outrageously lax. However, sometimes played somewhat straight when it is mentioned (in passing) that Hogan's secret missions have directly resulted in the deaths (and sometimes slaughter) of German soldiers.
7th May '16 10:31:58 AM DonaldthePotholer
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* AnachronicOrder: The episodes tend to mention historic events of World War II and have the characters reacting to them. The plots of several episodes even rely on said events. But the events as depicted are not in order, the timeline jumps back and forth. For example one episode of season 5 ("The Big Gamble") and three episodes of season 6 ("To Russia Without Love", "That's No Lady, That's My Spy", "Kommandant Gertrude") mention the ongoing Battle of Stalingrad (August 1942- February, 1943). The characters learn of the end of this battle in a season 4 episode ("Guess Who Came to Dinner?"). An episode of season 1 ("How to Cook a German Goose by Radar") mentions the Allied invasion of Sicily (July-August, 1943) as a recent event. Two others episodes of the same season ("The Prince from the Phone Company", "Hello, Zollie") have characters mention strategic plans for the ongoing North African Campaign (June 1940-May 1943).

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* AnachronicOrder: The episodes tend to mention historic events of World War II and have the characters reacting to them. The plots of several episodes even rely on said events. But the events as depicted are not in order, the timeline jumps back and forth. For example one episode of season 5 ("The Big Gamble") and three episodes of season 6 ("To Russia Without Love", "That's No Lady, That's My Spy", "Kommandant Gertrude") mention the ongoing Battle of Stalingrad (August 1942- February, 1943). The characters learn of the end of this battle in a season 4 episode ("Guess Who Came to Dinner?"). An episode of season 1 ("How to Cook a German Goose by Radar") mentions the Allied invasion of Sicily (July-August, 1943) as a recent event. Two others episodes of the same season ("The Prince from the Phone Company", "Hello, Zollie") have characters mention strategic plans for the ongoing North African Campaign (June 1940-May 1943). And then we have [[BeenThereShapedHistory The D-Day Landing]] (June 6, 1944) early in Season 3.



* AngryGuardDog: Inverted -- the dogs are always angry to the Germans, but the prisoners have them trained to a T.
** It helped that the guy who brought in the replacement dogs was part of the German resistance to the Nazi regime. (And not the only minor character to be, either.)

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* AngryGuardDog: Inverted -- the dogs are always angry to the Germans, but the prisoners have them trained to a T.
**
T. It helped that the guy who brought in the replacement dogs was part of the German resistance to the Nazi regime. (And not the only minor character to be, either.)



* [[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.

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* [[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]]



* BeenThereShapedHistory: The reason why the Allied Landings on D-Day went off (mostly) without a hitch? Col. Hogan pulled a BavarianFireDrill on the German General Staff who were in Stalag 13 at the time!



* DuckSeasonRabbitSeason

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* FinaglesLaw

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* FinaglesLawFinaglesLaw: Most of Hogan's plots exploit this within the German Military. Conversely, whenever things seem to go well for the heroes early in an episode, you can count on ''something'' to go wrong either just before the midpoint commercial or at the 3/4ths pole.
* 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.



* ForgottenThemeTuneLyrics

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* ForgottenThemeTuneLyricsForgottenThemeTuneLyrics: 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]].



* GirlOfTheWeek

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* GirlOfTheWeekGirlOfTheWeek: As was common in series of the time; only a handful of the females on the series were recurring and, of those, only the {{Sexy Secretar|y}}ies and Resistance Leader Tiger were {{Love Interest}}s of Hogan.[[note]]Marya and [[AbhorrentAdmirer Frau Linkmeyer only ''think'' they qualify.[[/note]]] Granted, the other characters get a few, even [[HoneyTrap Klink and Shultz]].



* InstrumentalThemeTune

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* InstrumentalThemeTuneInstrumentalThemeTune: The 4 verses of lyrics were never sung in the series proper.



* [[KnowNothingKnowItAll Know ''NUSSINK!'' Know-It-All]]: Klink, Crittendon (but, strangely enough, not Sgt. "I know ''NUSSINK!''" Schultz).

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* [[KnowNothingKnowItAll Know ''NUSSINK!'' Know-It-All]]: Klink, KnowNothingKnowItAll: Klink and Crittendon (but, strangely enough, not Sgt. "I know ''NUSSINK!''" Schultz).



-->'''Major Hochstetter''' ''(referring to Hogan)'': [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Who. Is. Zis. MAN?]]



* MultinationalTeam: The Heroes.

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* MultinationalTeam: The Heroes.Carter's place on the team was originally held by Soviet Sergeant Vladimir Minsk, qualifying the Pilot's team for this SubTrope.[[note]]Although both Hogan and Kinchloe were Americans, they formed a ''plurality'' of the core team in the Pilot, as opposed to a ''majority'' when Carter replaced Minsk.[[/note]]



* OneDialogueTwoConversations

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* OneSteveLimit
** Colonel Hogan, Colonel Klink, and Colonel Crittendon (even though Crittendon should actually be a Group Captain).
** Corporal Newkirk and ''Caporal'' [=LeBeau=].
** Sergeant Kinchloe, Sergeant Baker, Sergeant Carter, Sergeant Schultz.
** In addition to Major Hochstetter dropping in from time to time, in "Hold That Tiger" (one of the first episodes), a tiger tank is stolen from one General Hochstetter.



* [[ReassignedToAntarctica Reassigned To The Russian Front]]: Klink is constantly being threatened with being reassigned to a much-less cushy position on the Russian Front if he screws up too much.

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* [[ReassignedToAntarctica Reassigned To The Russian Front]]: ReassignedToAntarctica : Klink is constantly being threatened with being reassigned to a much-less cushy position on the Russian Front if he screws up too much.



* [[FiveManBand Six-Man Band]]
** TheHero: Hogan
** TheLancer: switches off by episode
** TheSmartGuy: Carter; but it's really Kinch who's the technician. Carter is the mad scientist who blows stuff up.
** BlackBestFriend: Kinch
** LovableRogue: Newkirk
** TheBigGuy: Schultz
** SupremeChef: [=LeBeau=]
*** Or 1 Mastermind, 4 Lancers, and 1 bumbling turncoat accomplice (Schultz).



* SnowMeansCold

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* SnowMeansColdSnowMeansCold: The few episodes set during a blizzard pull off the "cold Central Germany" better than most episodes (that don't have snow).



* OneSteveLimit
** Colonel Hogan, Colonel Klink, and Colonel Crittendon (even though Crittendon should actually be a Group Captain).
** Corporal Newkirk and ''Caporal'' [=LeBeau=].
** Sergeant Kinchloe, Sergeant Baker, Sergeant Carter, Sergeant Schultz.
** In addition to Major Hochstetter dropping in from time to time, in "Hold That Tiger" (one of the first episodes), a tiger tank is stolen from one General Hochstetter.



** When Crittendon took over.

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** When Happened the first two times Crittendon took over.over. (He had [[CharacterDevelopment developed]] enough the third time around that he was ''merely'' MilesGloriosus.)



* YouLookFamiliar
** About half of the one-shot German officers and Allied troops are played by the same four or five guys. Noam Pitlik alone made about seven or eight guest appearances throughout the show's run, playing anything from a German spy, to downed Allied airmen on a couple of occasions, to a Kraut who the Gestapo were planning to kill (Pitlik was actually a good friend of director Gene Reynolds, hence his presence on the show).
** In the black and white pilot, Carter was to be a one time character who was helped to escape by the Heroes. When the show went to series, he was reduced in rank and made a regular.
** Richard Dawson (Newkirk) often voiced "Goldilocks", their British radio contact, usually with a stuffy upper-class accent, old boy. Resulting in at least one instance of the actor TalkingToHimself.
** After leaving the series at the beginning of the second season, Cynthia Lynn made two random guest appearances on the show much later, appearing as different characters.
** Before playing Major Hochstetter, Howard Caine appeared in two early episodes, playing different Krauts.
** Jon Cedar usually plays Lagenscheidt (one of the camp guards), however, on at least two or three different occasions, he plays a different character, one of which includes a Gestapo officer who blows his cork (after enduring constant, gratuitous verbal abuse from his superior officer) and opens fire on Hogan, Klink, and Schultz.
28th Apr '16 9:27:58 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: There's a RunningGag about German personnel threatened with being shot, sent to the Russian Front, or both.
14th Apr '16 6:21:13 AM taleya
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* BilingualBonus: Some in German (Klink, Schultz, etc.), and some in French ([=LeBeau=]). Also a few surprising ones from 'Newkirk' - Apparently the US weren't quite as 'Au fait' wth British slang as they are now, or they certainty would never have aired certain words

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* BilingualBonus: Some in German (Klink, Schultz, etc.), and some in French ([=LeBeau=]). Also a few surprising ones from 'Newkirk' ''Newkirk'' - Apparently the US weren't quite as 'Au fait' wth ''Au fait'' with British slang as they are now, or they certainty would never have aired certain words
14th Apr '16 6:20:19 AM taleya
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* BilingualBonus: Some in German (Klink, Schultz, etc.), and some in French ([=LeBeau=]).

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* BilingualBonus: Some in German (Klink, Schultz, etc.), and some in French ([=LeBeau=]). Also a few surprising ones from 'Newkirk' - Apparently the US weren't quite as 'Au fait' wth British slang as they are now, or they certainty would never have aired certain words
14th Apr '16 5:42:31 AM Tarlonniel
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* HollywoodNatives: Inverted and averted at the same time in the episode "Drums Along the Dusseldorf", which reveals Carter is a member of the Sioux tribe (his tribal name is Little Deer Who Goes Swift And Sure Through Forest), despite being fair-skinned and fair-haired (It is worth nothing that Hovis himself was actually a member of the Yakima nation). Many of the others razz him throughout the episode with stereotypical war cries, and peppering him with silly questions - not only is Carter clearly annoyed by all of this, but also uncharacteristically slips into SarcasmMode. He does, however, take the time to build a bow and arrow set, which he shows little skills with, despite claiming winning a lot of trophies for his archery skills back home.

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* HollywoodNatives: Inverted and averted at the same time in the episode "Drums Along the Dusseldorf", which reveals Carter is a member of the Sioux tribe (his tribal name is Little Deer Who Goes Swift And Sure Through Forest), despite being fair-skinned and fair-haired (It is worth nothing that Hovis himself was actually a member of the Yakima nation).fair-haired. Many of the others razz him throughout the episode with stereotypical war cries, and peppering him with silly questions - not only is Carter clearly annoyed by all of this, but also uncharacteristically slips into SarcasmMode. He does, however, take the time to build a bow and arrow set, which he shows little skills with, despite claiming winning a lot of trophies for his archery skills back home.
14th Apr '16 2:48:53 AM taleya
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* HollywoodNatives: Inverted and averted at the same time in the episode "Drums Along the Dusseldorf", which reveals Carter is a member of the Sioux tribe (his tribal name is Little Deer Who Goes Swift And Sure Through Forest), despite being fair-skinned and fair-haired. Many of the others razz him throughout the episode with stereotypical war cries, and peppering him with silly questions - not only is Carter clearly annoyed by all of this, but also uncharacteristically slips into SarcasmMode. He does, however, take the time to build a bow and arrow set, which he shows little skills with, despite claiming winning a lot of trophies for his archery skills back home.

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* HollywoodNatives: Inverted and averted at the same time in the episode "Drums Along the Dusseldorf", which reveals Carter is a member of the Sioux tribe (his tribal name is Little Deer Who Goes Swift And Sure Through Forest), despite being fair-skinned and fair-haired. fair-haired (It is worth nothing that Hovis himself was actually a member of the Yakima nation). Many of the others razz him throughout the episode with stereotypical war cries, and peppering him with silly questions - not only is Carter clearly annoyed by all of this, but also uncharacteristically slips into SarcasmMode. He does, however, take the time to build a bow and arrow set, which he shows little skills with, despite claiming winning a lot of trophies for his archery skills back home.
2nd Mar '16 4:15:46 AM DariusAngel
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* {{Tuckerization}}: Hogan was named after actor Robert Hogan (who also made a guest appearance in an early episode as a rock-happy escapee), who was a friend of co-creator Bernard Fein and director Gene Reynolds.

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* {{Tuckerization}}: Hogan was named after actor Robert Hogan (who also made a guest appearance in an early episode as two appearances; a rock-happy escapee), escapee and a British commando), who was a friend of co-creator Bernard Fein and director Gene Reynolds.
2nd Mar '16 4:11:49 AM DariusAngel
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** The prisoners whistle the theme all the time ("The Gold Rush" has a great example).

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** The prisoners whistle the theme all the time ("The Gold Rush" has a and "The Pizza Parlor" have great example).examples).
2nd Mar '16 3:39:37 AM DariusAngel
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** In Hochstetter's earlier appearances, Hogan would be present when approaching Klink, prompting him to ask, "What is this man doing here?" Hochstetter would then relay information to Klink, to which Hogan would also add his comment, prompting Hochstetter to repeat, "What is this man doing here?" Klink would respond to and resume the conversation with Hochstetter, after which Hogan would slip in one more comment, causing Hochstetter to shout loudly, ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis "WHAT IS THIS MAN DOING HERE?!!"]]''

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** In Hochstetter's earlier appearances, Hogan would be present when approaching Klink, prompting him to ask, "What is this man doing here?" or alternatively "Who is this man?" Hochstetter would then relay information to Klink, to which Hogan would also add his comment, prompting Hochstetter to repeat, "What is this man doing here?" Klink would respond to and resume the conversation with Hochstetter, after which Hogan would slip in one more comment, causing Hochstetter to shout loudly, ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis "WHAT IS THIS MAN DOING HERE?!!"]]''HERE?!!"]]'' or the alternative.
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