Hogan's Heroes

Season 4 Episode 7

Never Play Cards with Strangers

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Nov 09, 1968 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • In this episode, Klink's office uncommonly sports both drapes and curtains on the window facing the porch and yard.

  • Quotes

    • Kinch: (in a faux French accent) Oh, Monsieur, your beef stroganoff is sheer poetry!
      LeBeau: Klink is an animal! The worst Boche of an animal that ever lived!
      Kinch: (in normal voice) That's also poetry.

    • Hogan: LeBeau, what are you gonna have on the menu?
      LeBeau: Mmm, maybe beef stroganoff.
      Hogan: Beef stroganoff? With the trouble they're having on the Russian front, you'd give them beef stroganoff? That's cruel.
      LeBeau: Oui. i know.

    • (talking about the barracks)
      von Treger: Seems to be very cozy.
      Klink: Yes, sir, it does has a sort of a homey feeling about it.
      Hogan: Same interior decorator did the main Berlin sewer.
      Schultz: I didn't know that!

    • von Treger: I'm told there's never been an escape from this place. Is that true?
      Klink: I'm happy to say it is, sir.
      Hogan: We'd be hurt if he tried.

    • Newkirk: Colonel, we're gonna be drivin' a truckload of dynamite into that bloody chemical plant!
      Carter: We could easily get ourselves blown up.
      Hogan: And I'm gonna be playing bridge with a roomful of Krauts. I could very easily be bored to death.

    • Klink: Hogan, I warn you: while General von Treger is here, any show of disrespect, any trouble whatsoever from you and your men will be punished unmercifully. Get out of line just once and you will regret it, understood?
      Hogan: Understood.
      Klink: Now I wonder if you could do me a favor.
      Hogan: You sure know how to ask a guy!

    • Klink: I understand that General von Treger enjoys all the good thing in life.
      Hogan: Then why is he staying here?

    • Klink: Hogan, one of the most important men in Germany today is visiting Stalag 13.
      Hogan: (indicates Klink's portrait of Hitler) Old Bubblehead's comin' here?
      Klink: I do not appreciate you calling our Fuhrer 'Old Bubblehead.'
      Hogan: Oh. How about 'Fruitcake?'

  • Notes

    • This episode marked the fifth of seven total appearances from Arlene Martel.


    • This episode marked the only appearance from Dan Tobin.

      Arlene Martel appeared in seven total episodes.

      This episode marked the fourth of six unrelated appearances from Jay Sheffield.

      This episode marked the eighth of seventeen mostly unrelated appearances from David(Dave) Morick.

      This episode marked the first of two unrelated appearances from Walter Kightly.

    • Arlene Martel played the recurring character of Tiger in previous seasons. This is one of two appearances as another character.

    • Although listed second, this episode actually appears third on the VHS collection's "Bombs Away" volume.

  • Allusions

    • Kinchloe likens his mission-saving trot to a 'four-minute mile.' This alludes to a record set in 1954 by Roger Bannister, the first person in recorded history to run a mile in less than four minutes. (Since the recording of this episode, the record has been beaten a number of times.)