Hogan's Heroes

Bad Day in Berlin - S4-E11

Other mistake: As LeBeau is being interrogated, on the barometer behind Schultz you can make out the word "fair." What is a barometer labeled in English doing in a German counter-intelligence headquarters?

I Look Better in Basic Black - S1-E28

Other mistake: When Hogan asked the girls if they wanted to try to escape to England, the one in "basic black" said that anything is better than being booked in a German prison camp for three years. How did she know when the war would be over?

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Other mistake: Throughout the show, they always show snow on the ground and ice on the windows. It is almost always freezing weather. They regularly use a periscope viewer that is placed it a 55 gallon drum containing water, yet the water never freezes or shows any kind of icing up.

terry s

Heil Klink - S2-E22

Other mistake: When the camera pans left following Brauner's car, you can see palm trees in the background. The area the Stalag is supposed to be in wouldn't have palm trees.

Request Permission to Escape - S1-E32

Other mistake: Carter is washing things in front of the barracks. There is snow on the ground and on the windowsills and they are wearing winter jackets but the cold weather doesn't bother him putting his hands in the water over and over. He even gets splashed in the face but it doesn't faze him.

terry s

The Gold Rush - S1-E18

Other mistake: The wooden steps in front of the office look to be one plank measuring 3" by 18", but in the collapse under Klink, they appear to be two pieces. Also, Le Beau sawed through the middle support, but neither Schultz or Klink step on it.

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The Gasoline War - S5-E4

Other mistake: When the Heroes are outside talking, the camera focuses on Col. Hogan. Over his right shoulder you can see a hill with a baseball field's home plate fencing on top.

Funny Thing Happened on the Way to London - S3-E5

Other mistake: When Lieutenant Bauman starts speaking German, his last two words "especial mission" is said in a decidedly French accent. The correct German phrase would be "Sonderauftrag." Non-German terms like "Mission" were generally avoided in the Wehrmacht for ideological reasons.

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The Big Broadcast - S6-E12

Other mistake: The place the car ends up on the porch is where the wooden steps would have been. But there is no debris from the destroyed steps, meaning they were removed for the gag.

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Trivia: During WW2 Robert Clary, who played Louis LeBeau, had been imprisoned at Drancy internment camp in France, and at Buchenwald Nazi concentration camp where he was tattooed with the number "A5714." He was the youngest of 14 children. Twelve members of his immediate family were sent to Auschwitz, and perished.

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Answer: It's a slang term for an isolated jail cell. In wartime, POWs who attempted to escape or otherwise thwart their captors might be punished with solitary confinement, often in a cramped, poorly ventilated, windowless space.

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