Hogan's Heroes - The Complete First Season
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Season one of Hogan's Heroes found all of these elements securely in place and the series balancing farce with suspense. Typical storylines include "Hold the Tiger," in which the boys smuggle a new German Tiger Tank into the camp, disassemble it to construct a blueprint, and then reassemble it under Klink's nose. "The Prisoner's Prisoner" finds Hogan kidnapping a Nazi general, sneaking him into Stalag 13, and tricking hima la Mission: Impossible--to reveal troop plans. In "The Prince from the Phone Company," one of Hogan's most-trusted confederates, radio operator Kinchloe (Ivan Dixon), disguises himself as an African prince trying to secure money from the Third Reich. Half the fun of these shows is watching Hogan thinking quickly on his feet whenever things start to go wrong, or when one of Klink's more intelligent superiors becomes suspicious that not everything at Stalag 13 is as under control as it seems. Besides Dixon, the other players making up Hogan's elite squad include Richard Dawson as the slightly disreputable Newkirk (with a talent for thievery), Larry Hovis as chemistry whiz Carter, and Robert Clary as the charming LeBeau. --Tom Keogh
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If you however like myself you have the VHS tapes you will notice that the pilot is cut. Whole scenes are missing as well as key lines and jokes. I was planning to dump my VHS copes after buying this. I don't plan to do so now.
As this is 17 hours of episodes I don't expect I'll notice every missing scene, but if you are going to make a collection is it too much to ask that the actual broadcast episodes as opposed to the cut versions (for extra ads) from UHF be used? I would think not but apparently we beggers can't be choosers.
My advice is to pick up the VHS versions whenever possible, but for episodes not available this collection will fill the bill.
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
14.Oil for the Lamps of Hogan
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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.
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Bought this as a Christmas gift, mostly so I could watch it myself! A classic series that never fails to make you laugh.Published 18 days ago by M. T. Magill
If you don't love this show, you are on the wrong side of the war ^^.Published 1 month ago by Matt (Stormy)
This is the kind of program that you really need a good sense a humor to watch. It also helps if you were around in that timeframe and to be able to just laugh at fictitious things... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ralph
I watched these with my dad on Nick at night in the early nineties, and just had to start collecting them again. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Gregory