Hogan's Heroes

Season 3 Episode 5

Funny Thing Happened on the Way to London

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Oct 07, 1967 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Hogan: Robbie, you're dealing with the toughest Kommandant in Germany. Behind that stupid expression, there's a monster!

    • Carter: Hey, ya know, maybe after the war we oughtta get a job diggin' tunnels.
      Hogan: We can go from jail to jail, charge by the foot.
      Newkirk: We can use the money to pay your psychiatrist.
      Carter: I don't need a psychiatrist.
      Newkirk: Yes, it may be a little late at that.

    • (about Klink)
      Hogan: If 'Blood and Guts' drags out the welcome mat, it's gotta be somethin'.
      Kinchloe: And he's smilin'.
      Hogan: And when he's smiling, he's happy. When is he happy?
      Newkirk: When he's bein' a sneak.
      Hogan: Correct.

    • Schultz: Herr Kommandant, shall I put the prisoners into the barracks?
      Klink: No, leave them alone. I want them to see who's arriving, especially Hogan.
      Schultz: Ooh, I understand.
      Klink: No you don't, but that's nothing new.

    • Schultz: You might be my enemy, but sometimes you are also my friend.
      Hogan: Look at it this way, Schultz: if you've got me as a friend, you don't really need an enemy.

    • Hogan: You guys ought to give me a little notice when you're going to do something decent.
      Klink: Really?
      Hogan: Yeah, I faint very easily.

    • Hochstetter: Is everything crystal clear?
      Klink: Major, it cannot fail because it is simplicity itself.
      Hochstetter: Exactly. I knew you would understand anything simple, Klink.

  • Notes

    • This episode marks the only appearance by Lloyd Bochner.

      This episode marks the third of three unrelated appearances by Peter Hellman.

    • This episode appears third on the VHS collection's "Impersonating an Officer" volume.

  • Allusions

    • The episode title is inspired by the farcical Broadway musical of 1962 "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" (music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart). The play was made into a movie directed by Richard Lester in 1966.