Hogan's Heroes

Season 1 Episode 6

The Prisoner's Prisoner

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Oct 22, 1965 on CBS
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The Prisoner's Prisoner
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A British commando gives Hogan the assignment he failed at: blow up an ammo dump. Once done, Hogan uses a German general to find out where he is planning to attack.

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  • Well-played by the prisoners!

    9.5
    Hogan and his heroes will go on to concoct some outrageous schemes, but this early one should not go unnoticed.



    While on a routine mission, circumstances demand that Hogan and Carter capture a German general and sneak him into Stalag 13 as a captured Allied commando. Some sneaky and cunning conversation between Klink and Hogan guarantees that the "prisoner" is treated like all the others.



    While in captivity with our Heroes, the gang makes an unbelievably clever scenario come true -- convince the captured German general that he is dying in order to extract vital military information from him on "his deathbed."



    LeBeau parades a coffin into the room to further convince Schmidt he's on his last leg, and eventually the boys all sing Christmas songs because their prisoner has no hope of reaching the next holiday season...



    ...hilarity ensues.moreless
Werner Klemperer

Werner Klemperer

Col. Wilhelm Klink

Bob Crane

Bob Crane

Col. Robert Hogan

Richard Dawson

Richard Dawson

Cpl. Peter Newkirk

Ivan Dixon

Ivan Dixon

Sgt. James (Ivan) "Kinch" Kinchloe ( seasons 1 - 5 )

Larry Hovis

Larry Hovis

Sgt. Andrew Carter (episode 2+)

John Banner

John Banner

Sgt. Hans Schultz

Roger C. Carmel

Roger C. Carmel

General Schmidt

Guest Star

John Orchard

John Orchard

Sergeant Walters

Guest Star

Inge Jaklin

Inge Jaklin

Fraulein

Guest Star

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Goof: This is a clothing continuity mistake. In the previous wine cellar scene, the sneakers worn by Hogan and Carter have visibly clean and bright White sides and toe cap (even when close to the camera). In this scene, the same sneakers are now Black on the rubber sides and toe cap, instead of White. Even the eyelets are darker in color than in the first scene showing Hogan and Carter leaving the truck.

    • This episode is the first time Hogan kisses a woman outside of camp. As she enters the wine cellar looking for General Schmidt, Hogan grabs her, turns her towards the wall, and kisses her. Afterwards while staying in the shadows, he pushes her around the door and tells her auf wiedersehen.

      She leaves smiling thinking the General kissed her in a very shy and romantic manner.

    • During WWII the U.S. Army issued Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars sneakers, as well as Pro-Keds. The episode stays true to history, as Hogan and Carter are wearing Black Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars during the mission outside of camp.

    • During the mission Hogan and Carter wear Black clothing. Black toboggan cap, Black t-shirt, Black pants, Black leather belt, Black socks, and Black sneakers. They also use Black grease on their face and hands.

      The sneakers, though, have some White on them and the eyelets are also visible. The rubber sides and toes are White, but have Black grease on them. The grease covers only part of the rubber, though, leaving the White rubber visible in various sections of the shoe.

    • Colonel Robert Hogan is the first of our heroes ever seen outside of camp on a mission, with Carter being the second.

      We see them as they leaves the truck used to pick up the six captured commandos, As Klink inspects each truck leaving the camp, Hogan and Carter hide on the side of the truck rolled up a canvas tarp attached to the truck. Once there they roll down the side of the truck.

    • This episode is the first time we see a mission outside of camp. While other missions have been outside of camp, they have been presented by word of mouth (e.g. giving orders, reports, etc).

  • QUOTES (8)

  • NOTES (6)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • When Schultz delivers new prisoners to Stalag 13, Hogan states that he is from "Welcome Wagon."

      Welcome Wagon is a group which welcomes folks to their new neighborhood with gifts and offers of local services. The organization was founded in 1928.

    • Traveler's Aid:

      Hogan calls Klink 'our local Traveler's Aid man.' The Traveler's Aid Association is an organization dedicated to helping people who are stranded while traveling. Their website can be found here.

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