Hogan's Heroes

Season 2 Episode 17

The General Swap

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Jan 06, 1967 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • After berating Hogan throughout the episode, General Barton demands Hogan's attention in order to salute him. This is an extremely high honor: ranking officers nearly never begin the saluting ritual.

    • The Hogan's Heroes VHS collection's "Generally Speaking" recording incorrectly states that Sergeant Kinchloe impersonates Winston Churchill in this episode. In fact, Peter Newkirk (Richard Dawson) does the voice of "Old Winnie."

  • Quotes

    • Klink: Such a loud signal! England must have an excellent transmitter!
      Gen. Albert Burkhalter: We have an excellent receiver!

    • (Hogan and his men accost von Heinke and his aide)
      Kinch: (with English accent while holding the aide) A little present from the British commandoes!
      Newkirk: (after punching the aide) I'll handle the English accent, if you don't mind.

    • Schultz: Nobody going oustide, nobody looking outside, order of the Kommandant!
      Hogan: Why? Who's out there, Schultz?
      Schultz: I'm not going to tell you! Please, once in a while I have to be on our side.

    • Carter: Us prisoners, of the Germans, are going to capture a German general?
      Hogan: Exactly. I knew you'd understand.

    • Kinch: Don't you ever wish it was you making that little trip back home?
      Hogan: No, siree. When I leave I'm walking right out that front gate.

    • Klink: Does it not seem strange to you that a captured aero-plane disappears and then re-appears?
      Hogan: Well, it has been rather windy, sir.

  • Notes

    • This episode marks the first of four unrelated appearances from John Myhers.

      This episode marks the only appearance from Frank Gerstle.

  • Allusions