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The Schultz Brigade 

Klink reluctantly falls in with two other Kommandants plotting against Burkhalter. Burkhalter finds out. Now Hogan must step in before Stalag 13 loses Klink the military way - by firing squad.


Gene Reynolds


Richard Powell (as Richard M. Powell), Bernard Fein (creator) | 1 more credit »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Bob Crane ... Col. Hogan
Werner Klemperer ... Col. Klink
John Banner ... Sgt. Schultz
Robert Clary ... LeBeau
Richard Dawson ... Newkirk
Ivan Dixon ... Kinchloe
Larry Hovis ... Carter
Sigrid Valdis ... Hilda
Leon Askin ... General Burkhalter
Parley Baer ... Colonel Burmeister
Lou Krugman Lou Krugman ... Colonel Bussie


Klink is caught in a conspiracy with Colonels Burmeister and Bussie to discredit General Burkhalter with the Gestapo. Burkhalter knows something is up and has the three arrested. Hogan, worried that a new Kommandant could replace Klink should he be found guilty, must come up with a plan to get Klink back on the General's good side. Written by tomtrekp

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Comedy | War






English | German

Release Date:

23 September 1966 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Colonel Hogan (Bob Crane) double crosses every German officer he encounters in this episode: General Burkhalter (Leon Askin), the Kommandants from the other stalags, even Kommandant Klink (Werner Klemperer), although in the end he saves Klink. In the opening scene he tells Sergeant Schultz (John Banner) that in retaliation for the Nazi's trying to recruit Allied POWs to join the Luftwaffe he was going to send German pilots to England to recruit German POWs and fight against Germany and those recruits would be called "The Schultz Brigade". At the end of the episode, he is sending the two Luftwaffe officers to England to do just that. See more »


In the teaser for the episode, John Banner (Sgt. Schultz) reads a short speech that is supposed to go with the announcement he is posting to the bulletin board. Near the start of the speech, he lowers the sheet of paper he is reading from and says, "You don't want to hear this," as an aside to the prisoners, and then continues reading. After he flips the sheet over and continues, Banner's scripted aside can be seen in the text from which he is reading. See more »


Col. Robert E. Hogan: How's it, Newkirk?
Cpl. Peter Newkirk: [dressed as a German soldier] Well, I have had worse fits, sir. I borrowed my mum's swimsuit once when I was four.
Col. Robert E. Hogan: Nobody's perfect. How are your accents?
Cpl. Peter Newkirk: [gruffly] Jawohl, Colonel.
Col. Robert E. Hogan: Don't say too much. Carter?
Sgt. Andrew Carter: [no accent whatsoever] Jaw bowl, Herr Colonel.
Col. Robert E. Hogan: Don't say anything at all.
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References Hogan's Heroes: Cupid Comes to Stalag 13 (1966) See more »


Wenn Die Soldaten Durch Die Stadt Marschieren
("When the Soldiers March Through the Town")
Old Prussian military song
Sung by Sgt. Schultz (John Banner)
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There's a plot afoot and Klink is right in the middle.
23 September 2014 | by kfo9494See all my reviews

When two Colonels from other Stalags come to visit Klink, we find that there is a plot going on against General Burkhalter. It seems that Colonel Burmeister and Colonel Bussie want to get rid of Burkhalter which will open a rank for one of the Stalag Colonels. So now the two Generals are trying to get Klink in on the plot.

Wind has already got back to Burkhalter and he appears as his three Colonels are shaking hands. Burkhalter orders a court martial for them and plans on shooting them after the 'fair' trial.

In comes Hogan who knows that he does not want to lose Klink as the Commandant. In a round-a-bout way, Hogan helps Klink escape the charges but it will not be as simple as Klink had hoped.

Nothing really wrong with the script, it just seemed that the story had less interest than was expected. There was some good moments - like when Hogan was testifying at the court-martial but much of the so-called comic moments just were not that funny. For the second time in this second season, the show felt just average. Not having the same flair as the first season.

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