Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
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War Takes a Holiday 

Hogan convinces Klink and the Gestapo that the war is over so that they will release some prisoners.


Bruce Bilson

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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 (credit only)
Howard Caine ... Maj. Hochstetter
Frank Marth ... Inspector General Busse
Sigrid Valdis ... Hilda
William Christopher ... Thomas
Peter Marko Peter Marko ... Albins
Chris Anders Chris Anders ... Hermann


Hogan convinces Klink and the Gestapo that the war is over so that they will release some prisoners.

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Comedy | War







Release Date:

27 January 1968 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In this show it is learned that Sergeant Schultz is the owner of the Schatzi Toy Company. The Government had taken over the company for the war effort. See more »


When LeBeau bends to swap Schultz's newspapers, a large palm tree of a kind that can't grow anywhere in Germany is visible. See more »


Maj. Wolfgang Hochstetter: I am sure it's not necessary to tell you what will happen to you should there be an escape, hmm?
Col. Wilhelm Klink: An escape from Stalag 13? That's a good one.
Maj. Wolfgang Hochstetter: You will be shot.
Col. Wilhelm Klink: That's another good one.
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References Death Takes a Holiday (1934) See more »

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An all out funny episode.
27 September 2014 | by kfo9494See all my reviews

Hochstetter has just rounded up leader of the underground movement and taken them to Stalag 13. Hogan knows that this will cause a void in the underground if they cannot escape. But Hochstetter has doubled the guard after a failed escape and now the only way the leaders are going to see freedom is if the war comes to an end.

That is exactly what Hogan is going to make Klink and Hochstetter to believe. Hogan and his men set up some phony radio messages and a crank phone call to make the Germans think the war has come to an end. Hogan is hoping that Hochstetter will release the underground prisoners as a good jester show by the Gestapo.

This was a humorous show that had lots of laughs. Howard Caine, as Hochstetter, is at his best in this performance as the Gestapo Major will end up in some serious trouble with the boys back in Berlin. An all out funny episode that was entertaining from beginning to end.

Note- Larry Hovis does not appear in this episode. His lines were filled by William Christopher playing a prisoner named Thomas.

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