Colonel Hogan leads a ragtag band of POW's caught behind German lines in this popular television comedy. The bumbling Germans give Hogan and his crew plenty of opportunities to sabotage their war efforts. Colonel Klink is more concerned with having everything run smoothly and avoiding any trouble with his superiors (especially anything that might result in his being reassigned and sent to the front) than with being tough on Hogan and his fellow prisoners.
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
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Most night scenes were filmed using a "day for night" filter, which is a special attachment used to make scenes filmed during the day, to look like night. See more
Group Captain Crittenden (incorrectly ranked Colonel) wears an incorrect cap. Group Captains in the RAF wear a cap that has a patent leather peak, and one row of gold oak leaves on the peak. The cap he wears is worn by officers only up to the rank of Wing Commander. See more
[in an argument with a captain about safehousing a truck and cargo
I'm afraid I cannot accommodate you, Captain. Please take your truck and its cargo some other place.
I have orders.
[Hands over papers with orders to Klink
The only orders that I am interested in are my own orders.
[Klink in a casual tone starts reading to himself the captain's orders paper
"All ranks are ordered to extend complete cooperation, assist without question. Ahmmm. Failure... punishment execution by firing squad. ...
German broadcasts of the show differ from the original. For example, because Nazi symbolism had been outlawed in Germany, any time the German officers gave the Hitler salute and shouted, "Heil Hitler!", the German version dubbed in another, more bizarre line such as, "This is how high the cornflowers grow." Also, anytime the show alluded to actual bombing and killing, the dialog there was modified as well. For instance, when the Americans destroyed a munitions factory, the German version made it a toilet paper factory. And when Sgt. Schulz reported the Allies having bombed Hamburg, it was revised to the Royal Air Force dropping planeloads of candy as a "propaganda maneuver." See more
Referenced in ALF: Lies