The Best Episodes of Hogan's Heroes

The exploits of five World War II prisoners in a German POW camp, 'Stalag 13' who, while "under the cover" of being typical prisoners of war, are really secretly doing their utmost to sabotage the German war effort through whatever means necessary. Col. Klink is very proud that no prisoner has ever escaped under his watch, not that they would want to. Suave, cool and smart, Col. Hogan takes advantage of Col. Klink and Sgt. Schultz's bravado and general cluelessness to carry out his missions.

The General Swap

#1 - The General Swap

Season 2 - Episode 17

Colonel Hogan is less the thrilled when he is assigned to help an obnoxious American general flee Stalag 13 --- and the secret escape plan, involving a prisoner swap, winds up as trying and difficult as the arrogant escapee himself.

star 7.95
63 votes
Directors: Gene Reynolds
Request Permission to Escape

#2 - Request Permission to Escape

Season 1 - Episode 32

Jilted by his girlfriend back home, Carter requests permission to escape so that he can somehow woo her back. Hogan agrees—but only if Carter can accomplish one last task of passing bogus battle plans on to the Germans.

star 7.86
71 votes
Get Fit or Go Fight

#3 - Get Fit or Go Fight

Season 5 - Episode 16

Hogan convinces Klink to get back in shape so he won't be shipped to the Russian front.

star 7.86
42 votes
Directors: Jerry London
The Informer

#4 - The Informer

Season 1 - Episode 1

At Stalag 13, a German prisoner-of-war camp, Colonel Robert Hogan and his fellow cohorts are a subversive group with many hidden talents. However, a spy has been planted amongst the men by the Germans. And when he learns of the gang's subversive operations, "Hogan's Heroes" must act fast to discredit him.

star 7.85
280 votes
The Flame Grows Higher

#5 - The Flame Grows Higher

Season 1 - Episode 31

Somewhere along the elaborate, intricate underground escape rout there is a disastrous weak link, Determined to find it, Hogan, Newkirk and Lebeau decide to break out of Stalag 13 by following the escape route themselves.

star 7.83
72 votes
The Pizza Parlor

#6 - The Pizza Parlor

Season 1 - Episode 22

When an Italian POW camp commander arrives at Stalag 13 to train under Colonel Klink, Hogan and his gang try to convince the new arrival to go to work for the Allies by plying him with pizza.

star 7.82
73 votes
Directors: Gene Reynolds
A Tiger Hunt In Paris (2)

#7 - A Tiger Hunt In Paris (2)

Season 2 - Episode 11

Part 2 of 2. While trying to free the underground agent "Tiger" in Paris, Hogan must seek help from a Parisian fortune teller and also enlist the aid of a man who is a look-alike for Nazi Police Chief Heinrich Himmler.

star 7.82
50 votes
Directors: Robert Sweeney
A Tiger Hunt In Paris (1)

#8 - A Tiger Hunt In Paris (1)

Season 2 - Episode 10

In the first of a two-part story, "Tiger," a female underground agent, is arrested while trying to document some secret German bases and is held in Paris for questioning. So Hogan and LeBeau become stowaways aboard Klink's staff car and head for Paris to free her.

star 7.82
60 votes
Directors: Robert Sweeney
Will the Real Adolf Please Stand Up?

#9 - Will the Real Adolf Please Stand Up?

Season 2 - Episode 12

With camp security raised, Hogan and his men are desperate to smuggle some top-secret photos of German fortifications to the allies. The solution? Make liberal use of Carter's remarkable impersonation of Adolf Hitler.

star 7.82
77 votes
Directors: Gene Reynolds
The Scientist

#10 - The Scientist

Season 1 - Episode 12

LeBeau aids in the escape of a captured French scientist and his daughter, who are able to make it out of Germany. But now the men of Stalag 13 must find a suitable "replacement" scientist who can present and discuss the study's findings.

star 7.81
87 votes
Directors: Howard Morris
The Great Impersonation

#11 - The Great Impersonation

Season 1 - Episode 21

When LeBeau, Newkirk and Carter are captured by the Gestapo during a sabotage mission, Hogan must convince the affable sergeant Schultz to impersonate the stern Colonel Klink and demand their release.

star 7.79
72 votes
Directors: Gene Reynolds
How to Catch a Papa Bear

#12 - How to Catch a Papa Bear

Season 4 - Episode 3

Colonel Hogan innocently sends Corporal Newkirk off on a mission to rendezvous with an ally --- unaware that the meeting is a trap set up by the Gestapo.

star 7.78
51 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
It's Dynamite

#13 - It's Dynamite

Season 6 - Episode 10

Hogan's plot to hijack a dynamite truck takes a different tack when the truck makes an unscheduled stop.

star 7.77
43 votes
Directors: Bob Sweeney
Hogan's Hofbrau

#14 - Hogan's Hofbrau

Season 1 - Episode 13

When two ruthless German officers put the squeeze on Colonel Klink to contribute money to their phony cause "or else," Hogan and the gang must scramble to come up with the cash and deliver it in time to keep Klink out of harm's way as the camp's inept commandant.

star 7.77
80 votes
Directors: Gene Reynolds
The Great Brinksmeyer Robbery

#15 - The Great Brinksmeyer Robbery

Season 2 - Episode 18

When the gang's hidden cache of money --- needed to purchase a secret map --- goes up in smoke, the men of Stalag 13 must come up with a way to replace the cash --- and decide to pull off a bank heist in the nearby town.

star 7.77
64 votes
Directors: Robert Sweeney
The Ultimate Weapon

#16 - The Ultimate Weapon

Season 3 - Episode 28

The Germans' top-secret weapon in there war effect is --- Sergent Schultz??? General Burkhalter and the other camp officials begin to think so after Schutzy starts to predict Allied attacks with uncanny accuracy!

star 7.76
53 votes
Directors: Marc Daniels
The Big Dish

#17 - The Big Dish

Season 4 - Episode 24

Hogan's latest mission: destroy an elaborate anti-aircraft defense system designed by a beautiful English woman who has defected to Germany.

star 7.76
41 votes
The Swing Shift

#18 - The Swing Shift

Season 2 - Episode 21

Masquerading as German workers, Hogan and the crew have made elaborate and foolproof plans to blow a German cannon factory sky-high --- but their plan backfires when Newkirk winds up being drafted into the German army!

star 7.76
54 votes
My Favorite Prisoner

#19 - My Favorite Prisoner

Season 4 - Episode 18

When Colonel Klink uses a beautiful baroness to try to wheedle secrets out of Colonel Hogan, he apparently falls under the femme fatale's charms. Or does he?

star 7.75
36 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Art for Hogan's Sake

#20 - Art for Hogan's Sake

Season 2 - Episode 16

An assertive General Burkhalter "requisitions" the famous Édouard Manet painting, "The Fife Player," from the Louvre museum in Paris to give to Hermann Goering as a birthday present. Undaunted by the seeming impossible logistics, Hogan and LeBeau decide to steal it back!

star 7.74
64 votes
Directors: Gene Reynolds
Killer Klink

#21 - Killer Klink

Season 2 - Episode 24

The bumbling Sergent Schultz has unwittingly been conned into making a trip to Heidelberg as courier for the underground, but after upsetting Colonel Klink, the sergeant is ordered to remain grounded at the camp. How will Hogan and the gang win him a new weekend pass?

star 7.74
53 votes
Directors: Robert Sweeney
Crittendon's Commandos

#22 - Crittendon's Commandos

Season 5 - Episode 25

On a mission to capture Rommel, Colonel Crittendon and his commandos parachute into camp, but the Colonel is the only one to avoid capture.

star 7.74
34 votes
Diamonds in the Rough

#23 - Diamonds in the Rough

Season 2 - Episode 3

After being double-crossed by a female lure, Hogan and his men are confronted by a Gestapo agent who knows all about their secret operation and demands "hush" money --- in the form of a million dollars in diamonds!

star 7.73
80 votes
Directors: Gene Reynolds
How's the Weather?

#24 - How's the Weather?

Season 5 - Episode 15

Hogan throws an anniversary party for Klink, planning to use party balloons to forecast the weather.

star 7.73
40 votes
Directors: Marc Daniels
Hogan Gives a Birthday Party

#25 - Hogan Gives a Birthday Party

Season 2 - Episode 1

A German oil refinery is so heavily protected that allied bombers have been unable to destroy it. So Colonel Hogan decides that the only way to fool the gunners is to use a German plane—and he makes plans to hijack one!

star 7.73
93 votes
Directors: Gene Reynolds