Hogan's Heroes

Season 2 Episode 21

The Swing Shift

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Feb 03, 1967 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Klink's office uncharacteristically displays a Nazi flag in this episode. It is placed between his heater and closet.

  • Quotes

    • Shultz: It's illegal for one man to be in two armies in the same war!

    • Lebeau: (Reading the name off his stolen nametag) Kornhauser! What a name! Bet he's glad I took it off him!

    • Klink: My father always said "Whatever you do in life, do it the best. The very best."
      Burkhalter: You should've taken his advice.

    • Spear: Good luck, Mueller, and give it to those Allies!
      Newkirk: I will...the first chance I get.

    • Klink: (to Spear) You may not know it, sir, but we have never had an escape here, not one single escape!
      Hogan: Remarkable, never an escape from Stalag 13, not one!
      LeBeau: No, not one. Maybe a hundred, but not one.

    • Newkirk: Where's Carter?
      Hogan: He's wiring the TNT. We'll all be out of work tomorrow.
      Newkirk: Wouldn't you know it, right before I get my raise.

    • Schultz: Colonel Hogan, please tell me it is not true what I just heard. Please tell me it is not true.
      Hogan: What isn't true, Schultz?
      Schultz: That Newkirk enlisted in the German army?
      Hogan: He's in the German army, but don't worry: he'll visit you when he comes home on furlough.

    • Newkirk: (as foreman of the German cannon factory) Come on, come on! The boys at the front are waiting for those cannons.
      LeBeau: I can't wait until he's 65 and they lay him off.
      Hogan: He's drunk with power.
      Newkirk: Just get on with it.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Hogan: I think Fourth of July is gonna be a little early this year.

      Hogan alludes to Independence Day in the United States of America, a holiday when fireworks are customarily displayed to celebrate America's freedom.

    • LeBeau says "I can't wait until he's 65 and they lay him off."

      This is a clear allusion to union rules and associated tensions of the era.