Hogan's Heroes

Season 5 Episode 6

The Kommandant Dies at Dawn

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Oct 31, 1969 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Running Gags:

      1. Somebody suggesting a ridiculous plan.
      2. Sergeant Schultz giving good news and bad news.

  • Quotes

    • Klink: Hogan, the saddest day of my life was the day you got captured.
      Hogan: Are you kidding? Before I arrived, you had so many escapes they were going to put a revolving door at the front gate.

    • Schultz: Well, gentlemen, we have good news and bad news.
      Hogan: What's the good news, Schultz?
      Schultz: Colonel Klink is back.
      Hogan: What's the bad news?
      Schultz: We have to call off the firing squad.

    • (Klink has been jailed and sentenced to death by firing squad)
      Kinchloe: How's Klink taking it?
      Hogan: He's taking it like the man that he is: on his knees, sobbing hysterically.

    • Carter: Gin.
      Newkirk: Gin?
      Carter: Did I catch you with much?
      Newkirk: I got so many kings and queens, it looks like a dance at Buckingham Palace!

    • Klink: Major Feldkamp, how very, very nice of you. And now, we are off to the Hauserhauf!
      Feldkamp: No, we are off to the guardhouse. You have revealed military secrets; you are under arrest for treason.

    • Schultz: It's going to snow again. The weather is getting a little nippy.
      : Yeah, it's a good thing the mail arrives.
      Schultz: Why? Are you expecting any warm clothing?
      Newkirk: No, I use the letters to cover the holes in me underwear.
      Schultz: I could use a few letters myself.
      Hogan: Yeah in your case, Schultz, you'd need the New York Times. Sunday edition.

    • Klink: I don't want you to cause any trouble while Field Marshall Kesselring is here: it'll mean the cooler!
      : Me, cause trouble?
      : And none of your jokes, Hogan. The Field Marshall has no sense of humor.
      Hogan: I wouldn't say that. He's got some pretty funny planes in the Luftwaffe.

    • Carter: I got an idea. We sneak into Klink's quarters; now we've got the figures on the Luftwaffe's production? We slip it into his bathing suit, and we very carefully sorta cut the drawstring. Then when he goes for a swim and he dives in the water, the drawstring breaks. His trunks float away, and we've got another Underground agent waiting downstream.
      Newkirk: You have gone crackers.
      Carter: Well, I just wanted to see if anybody was paying attention.

  • Notes

    • This episode marked the third of five unrelated appearances from Ben Wright.

      This episode marked the only appearance from Walter Janowitz portraying somebody other than Oscar Schnitzer.Walter Janowitz appeared thirteen times in the series.

      This episode marked the only appearance from Ned Wertimer.


    • This marks the second of two appearances by Inger Stratton.

    • This episode appears first on the VHS collection's "High-Strung Kommandant" volume.

  • Allusions