Hogan's Heroes

Season 1 Episode 8

Movies Are Your Best Escape

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Nov 05, 1965 on CBS

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  • As Hogan plots to get two British fliers back to England, a German General's chance visit turns into an opportunity to get fliers and information back to England in the form of a fake movie camera.

    While this episode has some funny moments, mostly with Schultz falling prey to Hogan\'s tricks, I found it to be little more than average. This episode starts with Hogan trying to figure out how to get two British airmen back to England, then quickly turns to a visiting General and his mysterious briefcase. After Hogan and his men get a copy of the General\'s battleplans the show then turns to convincing the German\'s they are losing the war and that the Russian\'s are about to liberate the camp. This is course is just a guise to allow the two Brit\'s to enter the camp in German uniform\'s to film a documentary on prison camps, all the while hiding the copy of the battleplans in the fake movie camera, however, Hogan\'s plan almost falls apart when the General returns from Berlin (To see Helga of course) to report on how well the war is going for the German\'s.
    The show transitions smoothly from each crazy plan to the next and Schultz is funny as ever, however, the scenes with Klink mugging to the fake camera just are not funny.