HOGAN?S HEROES: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON focuses on a group of American soldiers, led by Colonel Hogan (Crane), who are confined in a Nazi prisoner of war camp called Stalag 13 during World War II. While trapped in Stala... more »g 13, the inmates conduct an espionage and sabotage campaign right under the noses of their warders. Because the Germans, led by the bumbling Colonel Wilhelm Klink (Emmy Award?-winning actor Klemperer), are often gullible, the real strength of Hogan?s men are the elaborate ruses and sometimes dangerous lengths they will go to complete their mission.« less
Rodney P. from BEAUMONT, TX Reviewed on 10/10/2018...
great show that combines war time espionage and comedy
Scott K. (puterguy) from TIPPECANOE, OH Reviewed on 10/8/2009...
This is probably one of the best shows ever on TV. It is just great comedy and it is good for the whole family. I recommend this to all.
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Hogan's Heroes, my favorite TV show
Tommy Noe | Morristown, TN United States | 03/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Finally, Hogan's Heroes is on DVD. I have every episode on VHS tape, but I have been anticipating the release of HH on DVD. My favorite episodes in Season One are It Takes A Theif Sometimes, Hogan's Hofbrau, The Scientist and The Safecracker Suite. My favorite characters on the show are Sgt Shultz (I see nothing, I know nothing!) played by John Banner, Robert Hogan played by Bob Crane and Major Wolfgang Hochstetter played by Howard Caine. In an interesting tidbit, Howard Caine plays three different German officers on Hogan's Heroes. First, he is Major Keitel in the episode, "Happy Birthday Adolf," (in season one) and he plays Colonel Feldkamp in the episode "The Battle Of Stalag 13" (in season two).
#1 - The Informer - September 17th, 1965 #2 - Hold That Tiger - September 24th, 1965 #3 - Kommandant Of The Year - October 1st, 1965 #4 - The Late Inspector General - October 8th, 1965 #5 - The Flight Of The Valkyrie - October 15th, 1965 #6 - The Prisoner's Prisoner - October 22nd, 1965 #7 - German Bridge Is Falling Down - October 29th, 1965 #8 - Movies Are Your Best Escape - November 5th, 1965 #9 - Go Light On The Heavy Water - November 12th, 1965 #10 - Top Hat, White Tie And Bomb Sight - November 19th, 1965 #11 - Happiness Is A Warm Sergeant - November 26th, 1965 #12 - The Scientist - December 3rd, 1965 #13 - Hogan's Hofbrau - December 10th, 1965 #14 - Oil For The Lamps Of Hogan - December 17th, 1965 #15 - Reservations Are Required - December 24th, 1965 #16 - Anchors Aweigh, Men Of Stalag 13 - December 31st, 1965 #17 - Happy Birthday, Adolph - January 7th, 1966 #18 - The Gold Rush - January 14th, 1966 #19 - Hello, Zolle - January 21st, 1966 #20 - It Takes A Thief...Sometimes - January 28th, 1966 #21 - The Great Impersonation - February 4th, 1966 #22 - The Pizza Parlor - February 11th, 1966 #23 - The 43rd, A Moving Story - February 25th, 1966 #24 - How To Cook A German Goose By Radar - March 4th, 1966 #25 - Psychic Kommandant - March 11th, 1966 #26 - The Prince From The Phone Company - March 18th, 1966 #27 - The Safecracker Suite - March 25th, 1966 #28 - I Look Better In Basic Black - April 1st, 1966 #29 - The Assassin - April 8th, 1966 #30 - Cupid Comes To Stalag 13 - April 15th, 1966 #31 - The Flame Grows Higher - April 22nd, 1966 #32 - Request Permission To Escape - April 29th, 1966 "
Colonel Klink isn't going to like this.
J. McAndrew | 03/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For those of you not familiuar with the show; Hogan's Heroes was a great military sitcom. It paved the way for other military shows such as M.A.S.H. and The A-Team. The basic plotline of the show is that Hogan and four other prisoners of WWII are being held in a german P.O.W. camp. Hogan and his friends take advantage of their situation to sabotage the Germans any way they can. It has many hilarious moments, usually resulting from the Germans led by Col. Klink who are incompetent and completly oblivious to what is going on right under their noses. Hogan and his men have underground tunnels and a seemingly endless supply of disguises at their disposal. My favorite character of the show was Colonel Klink who was played to perfection by Werner Klemperer. You can catch him reprising his role in the season 5 episode of the Simpsons "The Last Temptation of Homer" where he is Homer's guardian angel. I am thankful that this show will finally be available in season sets on DVD. I would also love to see some bonus features on these DVDs but since this is a Paramount release I am skeptical that there will be any. This should be available on March 15. So until then enjoy this list of the 32 season 1 episodes that should all be included on this DVD set.
1. The Informer 2. Hold the Tiger 3. Kommandant of the Year 4. The Late Inspector General 5. The Flight of the Valkyrie 6. The Prisoner's Prisoner 7. German Bridge is Falling Down 8. Movies Are Your Best Escape 9. Go Light on the Heavy Water 10.Top Hat, White Tie and Bomb Sight 11.Happiness is a Warm Sergeant 12.The Scientist 13.Hogan's Hofbrau 14.Oil for the Lamps of Hogan 15.Reservations are Required 16.Anchors Aweigh, Men of Stalag 13 17.Happy Birthday, Adolf 18.The Gold Rush 19.Hello, Zolle 20.It Takes a Thief... Sometimes 21.The Great Impersonation 22.The Pizza Parlor 23.The 43rd, a Moving Story 24.How to Cook a German Goose by Radar 25.Psychic Kommandant 26.The Prince from the Phone Company 27.The Safecracker Suite 28.I Look Better in Basic Black 29.The Assassin 30.Cupid Comes to Stalag 13 31.The Flame Grows Higher 32.Request Permission to Escape
Thanks to TVTome.com for the above list of episodes."
RIP Gen. Berkhaltar
L Salisbury | Maryland United States | 06/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In one episode Newkirk asks Kinch "Who's on the coffee pot today?" Kinch replies "Klink & Berkhaltar." Newkirk says "Turn it up. They're my favorite comedy team." He was right- Werner Klempner (Klink) and Leon Askin (Berkhaltar) worked very well together. Leon Askin died June 3rd 2005 at the age of 97! As a young Jewish actor in Austria in the 30s he was arrested- and TOURCHERED- by the Gestapo! They released him (!) and Askin headed for the USA where, 30 years after that moment, he got the final revenge on those Gestapo clowns not only by out living them but by making fun of them. (Working s a translator for the US Army during the War didn't help the 1000 Year Reich much either!) Mel Brooks once defended his Hitler parodies by saying "wit is deadlier than the sharpest dagger!" That also applies to Askin, as well as Klempner and John Banner (Schultz), all Jewish actors who escaped Austria and made fools of the Nazies with "Hogan's Heroes"! Leon Askin: 1907-2005."
Worth buying - nicely done.
Mark S. Holden | Monroe, CT United States | 11/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hogans Heroes probably couldn't be made today - it wouldn't be politically correct.
But the shows were funny, and even if it's the tenth time you've watched a particular episode, it's still funny.
This collection is digitally restored and the images show more detail than I remember seeing on the air. Very nicely done.
I think I'll end up buying every season as they're released. It's good mindless entertainment for when you only have about 25 minutes."