Hogan's Heroes

Season 2 Episode 7

Hogan's Springs

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Oct 28, 1966 on CBS
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Hogan uses a broken water main under the camp to aid the escape of captured resistance fighters by creating a health spa.

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  • Classically funny, a great scheme, wonderful change from the ordinary

    9.7
    "Hogan's Springs" employs all of the classic elements of the series while introducing some new twists: ranking German officers are stripped of both their intelligence and their clothes, the Third Reich is mocked heavily, and allusions are made to American heroes.



    Hogan and the boys are tasked with securing the removal of four of Stalag 5's escaping soldiers, an unthinkable task at this point in the series.



    Burkhalter and Klink bathe in the bath house created when a tunnel accident breaks a water man. While nude, smoking cigars, and drinking schnapps, the officers' uniforms are stolen and given to the four fleeing Underground agents.



    As the Germans stand outdoors, clad only in towels in winter Germany, Hogan brings back the uniforms. He claims they are freshly laundered and is congratulated for his efforts, while Burkhalter lauds Klink for his foresight in both the creation of the bath house and his 'knowledge' of the uniforms' pressings.



    "Hogan's Springs" goes the extra mile in an already-precious series.moreless
Werner Klemperer

Werner Klemperer

Col. Wilhelm Klink

Bob Crane

Bob Crane

Col. Robert Hogan

Richard Dawson

Richard Dawson

Cpl. Peter Newkirk

Ivan Dixon

Ivan Dixon

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

Larry Hovis

Larry Hovis

Sgt. Andrew Carter (episode 2+)

John Banner

John Banner

Sgt. Hans Schultz

Sidney Clute

Sidney Clute

Sparrow

Guest Star

David Frank

David Frank

Driver

Recurring Role

Leon Askin

Leon Askin

Burkhalter

Recurring Role

Walter Janowitz

Walter Janowitz

Schnitzer

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Schultz: I think there is something funny going on here. Monkey business!
      Hogan: Don't think too hard, Schultz. It brings on your headaches.

    • (discussing the 'miracle water' and glancing at Hitler's portrait)
      Hogan: Why don't you send Old Crazy Eyes a dozen bottles.
      Klink: (looks at the portrait) What?
      Hogan: Besides being a nut, I understand he's also batty about natural remedies.

    • Hogan: My men would like to pipe that mineral spring water into the storeroom, then convert it to a bath house and steamroom, if we can use it occasionally.
      Klink: It's good for bathing and drinking? Of course, it must be!
      Hogan: Colonel, you're asking and answering your own questions. That's tops in German efficiency.

    • Hogan: First thing is to get you into Stalag 13.
      Sparrow: You'll hide us in a prisoner of war camp?
      Hogan: We're the only motel for miles around.

    • Kinchloe: Colonel, we got roll call in a few minutes.
      Hogan: Right. If I'm not there, start without me.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Klink labels the new bath house "Strength Through Water," mentioning a change he made from "Strength Through Joy."

      "Strength Through Joy" (translated Kraft durch Freude and abbreviated KdF) was a Third Reich leisure organization which attempted to afford lower-class citizens some recreational rights of the upper class.

    • Hogan questions "Who do they think I am, John Wayne?"

      John Wayne was an American actor appearing in films from the 1920s to the 1970s. He is known for playing rugged characters able to overcome impossible odds.

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