"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.