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Hogan's Heroes

Season 1 Episode 17

Happy Birthday, Adolf

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Jan 07, 1966 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Happy Birthday, Adolf

The guys plan to destroy a gun emplacement so the Allies can attack on Hitler's birthday.

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    Werner Klemperer

    Werner Klemperer

    Col. Wilhelm Klink

    Bob Crane

    Bob Crane

    Col. Robert Hogan

    Richard Dawson

    Richard Dawson

    Cpl. Peter Newkirk

    John Banner

    John Banner

    Sgt. Hans Schultz

    Robert Clary

    Robert Clary

    Cpl. Louis LeBeau

    Ivan Dixon

    Ivan Dixon

    Sgt. James (Ivan) 'Kinch' Kinchloe

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (4)

    • QUOTES (8)

      • Hogan: I'd like to make a request.
        Klink Request denied. What is it?

      • Hogan: I wondered if you'd care to celebrate by giving us two extra hours of electric light in the barracks.
        Klink: Mm hmm, so you can have more time for digging your escape tunnel.
        Hogan: We've already finished the tunnel; we're working on an elevator now.

      • (Hogan is kissing Helga passionately)
        Hogan: This is the only way to fight the war, you know that.
        Helga: Ja, but I wish that we would be on the same side.
        Hogan: I'll come over.

      • Hogan: What are the forgery boys workin' on?
        Kinchloe: Uh, fake raffle tickets -- we've been sellin' 'em to the Krauts.

      • LeBeau: Colonel, this is the wine for Klink.
        Hogan: It's not our best stuff, is it?
        LeBeau: For him? Are you kidding? It's practically vinegar.

      • Hogan: Helga, how would you like to go to a party tomorrow night?
        Helga: Wunderbar! Oh, I love parties. But what is the occasion?
        Hogan: Hitler's birthday.
        Helga: (disappointed) Oh. Well, maybe we'll have a good time anyway.

      • (Hogan gives the other Heroes orders, they respond with 'You got it')
        Hogan: All right, let me see, we got uniforms, orders, transportation. Did I forget anything?
        LeBeau: Yeah, how about assigning a couple of guys to help me off with my girdle?
        Hogan: You got 'em.

      • Hogan: Now who's gonna step forward and take this job? Thank you, LeBeau.
        LeBeau: I didn't move a muscle.
        Hogan You've got that 'volunteer' look. (everyone else leaves)
        LeBeau: That's how I got married. 'Volunteered' the same way.

    • NOTES (3)

      • This marked the first of thirty-nine total episodes from Howard Caine.
        Howard Caine appeared as Major Wolfgang Hochstetter in 37 episodes beginning season 2, episode 22 and his last appearance was season 6, episode 20.
        The other two previous appearances were unrelated roles as German officers.


      • This episode appears first on the VHS collection's "Frauleins of Stalag 13" volume.

      • Howard Caine first appears in this episode as Major Keitel. After one more guest appearance in #37 "The Ballad of Stalag 13" as Colonel Feldkamp, he would return in episode #54 "Heil Klink" and a number of subsequent episodes in the recurring role as Gestapo Major Hochstetter.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Hogan: Does Macy tell Gimbel?

        Hogan uses this phrase when Klink asks about a prisoner's ability to get wine. It was first made popular in the 1930s and refers to two rival department stores.