Hogan's Heroes

The Informer

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 9/17/65
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  • Episode Description
  • Lieutenant Carter enters the camp and Hogan discovers a spy among his men.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Werner Klemperer

    Col. Wilhelm Klink

  • Bob Crane

    Col. Robert Hogan

  • Richard Dawson

    Cpl. Peter Newkirk

  • Ivan Dixon

    Sgt. James (Ivan) "Kinch" Kinchloe ( seasons 1 - 5 )

  • John Banner

    Sgt. Hans Schultz

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • My highest recommendation: I'm going to look to see if its available on DVD or Blu Ray!

    By bmoshier, Sep 28, 2010

  • Perfect setup for a long-running winner

    By dougalderman, Feb 03, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Wagner: This man is operating an Underground apparatus so vast and so complicated as to stagger the imagination. Under the very nose of Colonel Klink! Klink: (chuckles nervously) Colonel, spies are notoriously unreliable. Hogan: A spy? He's not one of us? Wagner: Too bad you didn't find it out sooner.

    • Wagner: There is a man here who does not belong here, who has escaped in!

    • Col. Hogan: I'll be at the communications center. Wagner: You mean there's more? Col. Hogan: Keeps us off the streets.

    • Helga: Oh, I have not had nylons in months. Col. Hogan: I understand there's a war on.

    • Col. Hogan: (to Newkirk) Pass the word around, football game is off. Vladimir: Oh no, Colonel, I was supposed to play fullback today. Col. Hogan: Fullback? Now I know we've got to get the game canceled.

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    Notes (16)

    • This is the only episode in which we see Albert Burkhalter as a colonel, after this episode he is promoted to general.

    • This episode appears first on the VHS collection's "Roll Call" volume.

    • This episode marks the first of eight appearances by Stewart Moss. He only plays Olsen in half of these.

    • This episode marks the first of seven unrelated appearances by Noam Pitlik.

    • Helga, in one scene, is shown with the prisoners in the tunnels (thus making her a full-fledged spy). Once the regular series starts it was presumably decided that it would better if Klink's secretary was merely willing to look the other way for certain things and not really be aware of all of Hogan's Heroes' activities.

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    Trivia (6)

    • In this episode only, the "Coffee Pot" was to listen in on Klink's telephone, not the listening bug with obvious microphone in the Hitler photo in Klink's office. Hogan explains to Carter ... "This is our phone tap, when the red light goes on Klink's office is phoning outside..."

    • Colonel Hogan tells the informer that the German delivery truck does not have dogs but in reality a recording of barking dogs, Hogan then underlines his remark by saying, "The record is in stereo so it's very convincing" This is a anachronism because stereo recordings did not become commercially available until the early 1950s.

    • Hogan's first kiss in the series is with Helga at her desk, just outside of Col Klink's office. While it is only a small peck on the lips now, later in the series they become longer and in different areas (such as Klink's car).

    • The first character to speak is Sgt. Hans Schultz, when his is counting the prisoners. The first word spoken is "eins" (German for one). The first spoken English words are "Oh, Schultz," as Newkirk falls into the arms of Sgt. Schultz.

    • The first character and German seen in the series is Sgt. Hans Schultz. Following him is Cpl. Louis LeBeau as the first hero seen.

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