The Best Episodes of Hogan's Heroes

Last Updated: Oct 28, 2018

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 Pizza Parlor

#1 - 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 7.96
92 votes
Directors: Gene Reynolds
Writers: Arthur Julian
The General Swap

#2 - 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
73 votes
Directors: Gene Reynolds
Writers: R.S. Allen, Harvey Bullock
The Flame Grows Higher

#3 - 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 7.86
85 votes
Directors: Howard Morris
Writers: David Chandler, Jack H. Robinson, Laurence Marks
Request Permission to Escape

#4 - 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 7.85
84 votes
Writers: Laurence Marks
Will the Real Adolf Please Stand Up?

#5 - 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 7.84
96 votes
Directors: Gene Reynolds
Writers: Laurence Marks
Hogan's Hofbrau

#6 - 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 7.84
97 votes
Directors: Gene Reynolds
Writers: Laurence Marks
The Great Brinksmeyer Robbery

#7 - 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 7.82
78 votes
Directors: Robert Sweeney
Writers: Phil Sharp
The Informer

#8 - 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 7.81
334 votes
Directors: Robert Butler
Writers: Richard M. Powell, Bernard Fein, Albert S. Ruddy
The Great Impersonation

#9 - 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 7.81
90 votes
Directors: Gene Reynolds
Writers: Laurence Marks
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 7.80
107 votes
Directors: Howard Morris
Writers: Laurence Marks
Get Fit or Go Fight

#11 - 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 7.79
52 votes
Directors: Jerry London
Writers: Bill Davenport
A Tiger Hunt in Paris (2)

#12 - 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 7.78
64 votes
Directors: Robert Sweeney
Writers: Richard M. Powell
A Tiger Hunt in Paris (1)

#13 - 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 7.77
73 votes
Directors: Robert Sweeney
Writers: Richard M. Powell
Diamonds in the Rough

#14 - 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 7.76
94 votes
Directors: Gene Reynolds
Writers: Laurence Marks
The Swing Shift

#15 - 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 7.75
68 votes
Writers: Art Baer, Ben Joelson
Art for Hogan's Sake

#16 - 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 7.75
73 votes
Directors: Gene Reynolds
Writers: Laurence Marks
The Ultimate Weapon

#17 - 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 7.74
65 votes
Directors: Marc Daniels
Writers: Richard M. Powell
Rockets or Romance

#18 - Rockets or Romance

Season 6 - Episode 24

Hogan and a beautiful underground agent team up to immobilize three mobile rocket launchers.

star 7.74
70 votes
Directors: Marc Daniels
Writers: Arthur Julian
Two Nazis for the Price of One

#19 - Two Nazis for the Price of One

Season 3 - Episode 17

Hogan's surreptitious operation --- as well as secret information on America's atom bomb project --- is threatened when it's discovers that a top Gestapo official knows all about Hogan's espionage activities and plans to offer him a deal.

star 7.74
69 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Phil Sharp
Clearance Sale at the Black Market

#20 - Clearance Sale at the Black Market

Season 4 - Episode 1

It appears Sergeant Schultz will be shipped off to the Russian front after he accidentally interrupts a black market meeting. If he goes, Colonel Hogan will lose his courier of secret messages between Stalag 13 and a female spy.

star 7.74
80 votes
Writers: Laurence Marks
Hogan Gives a Birthday Party

#21 - 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 7.72
113 votes
Directors: Gene Reynolds
Writers: Richard M. Powell
Kommandant Schultz

#22 - Kommandant Schultz

Season 6 - Episode 7

When Schultz is put in command, his mania for power jeopardizes Hogan's plan to smuggle uranium to London.

star 7.72
53 votes
Directors: Marc Daniels
Writers: Laurence Marks
Hold That Tiger

#23 - Hold That Tiger

Season 1 - Episode 2

When Colonel Klink boasts that the Nazis' new Tiger Tank will lead the Germans the victory, Colonel Hogan devises a plan to get his hands on one of the vehicles, have it disassembled, send its blueprints to the Allies, and reassemble it --- right under Klink's nose.

star 7.71
252 votes
Directors: Robert Butler
Writers: Richard M. Powell
My Favorite Prisoner

#24 - 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 7.70
44 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Laurence Marks
German Bridge is Falling Down

#25 - German Bridge is Falling Down

Season 1 - Episode 7

Several attempts by Hogan and his men to destroy a German bridge end in failure --- until they decide to use the Nazis' own ammo to accomplish the task!

star 7.70
124 votes
Directors: Gene Reynolds
Writers: Laurence Marks