Hogan's Heroes

Kommandant Gertrude

Season 6, Ep 21, Aired 2/28/71
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  • Episode Description
  • Hogan must get a U.S. general out of camp, Klink's plans to move the fence line, and Gertrude's arrival with her fiancé (that she would make Stalag 13's adjutant.)

  • Cast & Crew
  • Werner Klemperer

    Col. Wilhelm Klink

  • Kenneth Washington

    Sgt. Richard Baker

  • Bob Crane

    Col. Robert Hogan

  • Richard Dawson

    Cpl. Peter Newkirk

  • Larry Hovis

    Sgt. Andrew Carter

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Klink: Don't come to attention; I'm just passing through. Newkirk: Wasn't even considering it.

    • Gertrude: Moving the guard towers is not necessary? Hogan: Oh, there's never been a successful escape from Stalag 13. Gertrude: Ja, so Klink has told me. And told me. And told me.

    • Klink: Oh, excuse me. Schultz is drowing in the punch bowl again. Fraulein Richter: Is there, uh, a chance that he might, uh, play the violin? Hogan: When you joined the Underground, you knew you were risking torture.

    • Gertrude: I would like you to meet my fiancé. Major Wolfgang Karp, this is Colonel Wilhelm Klink, Kommandant. Karp: Herr Kommandant. Klink: Major Karp. Any fiancé of Gertrude's is a fiancé of mine. Uh, I mean a friend of mine.

    • Hogan: How'd it go? Fraulein Richter: Oh, that violin. I thought I'd scream! Hogan: It's Klink's version of the Chinese water torture.

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    Notes (2)

    • Kathleen Freeman played Gertrude Linkmeyer, General Burkhalter's sister, in all four episodes of the series. Kathleen Freeman had a total 291 credits from television, film and theater dating back to 1948.

      This episode marked the only appearance from both Lee Bergere and Johnny Haymer.
      Johnny Haymer had a total 84 acting credits dating back from 1956 and he appeared in 20 M*A*S*H episodes as Sgt. Zelmo Zale.

      This episode marks the only appearance from Leslie Parrish, born Marjorie Hellen, with 73 acting credits dating from 1955. Leslie Parrish was a model until 1959 using her given name, thereafter starring as Leslie Parrish.

    • This episode appears fourth on the VHS collection's "High-Strung Kommandant" volume.

    Allusions (1)

    • Hogan compares Klink's violin solo to Chinese water torture. This alludes to a slow, methodical process in which water is dripped onto an enemy's head with the intent of eventually rendering him insane. This method has never been directly attributed to Chinese usage; indeed it was first used in 16th Century Italy.

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