Hogan's Heroes

Season 1 Episode 29

The Assassin

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Apr 08, 1966 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • This marks the final appearance of Cynthia Lynn as Fraulein Helga as she would be replaced for the final five seasons.

    • A rare use of impossible sound effects is displayed in this episode: As Hogan leaves Klink's office and fingers the arrow in the door, an external "boing" sound is used to accentuate the action.

  • Quotes

    • Klink: Schultz, did you see anyone in the compound just now -- anyone shooting arrows?
      Schultz: Shooting arrows? No, Herr Kommandant, but this afternoon the prisoners were pitching horseshoes.

    • (an arrow is shot through the cap on Klink's head)
      Klink: What is it?
      Hogan: I don't know. Ever do anything nasty to Robin Hood?

    • Burkhalter: (speaking of Vanetti) How can he be so brainy and dumkopf enough to blow himself up?

    • (Hogan gives Crittendon the plan to kill Vanetti)
      Crittendon: How will I know him?
      Hogan: You know me, and you know Klink. He'll be the one you don't know.
      Crittendon: I say...jolly good!

    • Carter: Dr. Vanetti? Uh, forgive my, uh, professional curiosity, sort of, but do you think our side will ever come up with the atomic bomb?
      Vanetti: I hope not. It would be noisy, very noisy.

    • (Klink and Vanetti are having dinner)
      Klink: And, uh, I trust things are proceeding well with your little project, Dr. Vanetti?
      Vanetti: Klink, what do you know about my project?
      Klink: I know nothing, nothing at all. I just asked if things went well.
      Vanetti: Even that is a most dangerous question.
      Klink: Of course, I understand completely.
      Vanetti: Do you?
      Klink: No, I do not understand. I know nothing, I understand nothing.

    • (Crittendon comes out of the tunnel)
      Crittendon: Hogan, old boy. Good to see you again. I say, fantastic operation you've got going on down there, absolutely fantastic. Why didn't you tell me about it when I was here before, eh?
      Hogan: Colonel Crittendon, at that time, you said the only duty of a prisoner of war was to escape, and if we were engaged in any more than that, you'd tell the Germans.
      Crittendon: I said that? Yes, I suppose I did.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Hogan references Robin Hood after an arrow is shot through Klink's cap.

      Robin Hood is a mythical hero known for his good works for the poor and his impeccable skill with a bow and arrow.