The BEST Episodes of Hogan's Heroes

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 20, 2020

Network: CBS

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 - Aired Feb 11, 1966

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 7.94
291 votes
Directors: Gene Reynolds
Writers: Arthur Julian
Hogan's Hofbrau

#2 - Hogan's Hofbrau

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 10, 1965

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 7.88
300 votes
Directors: Gene Reynolds
Writers: Laurence Marks
Art for Hogan's Sake

#3 - Art for Hogan's Sake

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Dec 30, 1966

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 7.79
295 votes
Directors: Gene Reynolds
Writers: Laurence Marks
The Informer

#4 - The Informer

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 17, 1965

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 7.77
745 votes
Directors: Robert Butler
Writers: Albert S. Ruddy, Bernard Fein, Richard M. Powell
German Bridge is Falling Down

#5 - German Bridge is Falling Down

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 29, 1965

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 7.74
387 votes
Directors: Gene Reynolds
Writers: Laurence Marks
Operation Briefcase

#6 - Operation Briefcase

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 7, 1966

Hogan is unexpectedly drawn into an assassination plot against Adolf Hitler when he is ordered to deliver a briefcase rigged with explosives to a German general involved in the plot.

star 7.73
206 votes
Directors: Gene Reynolds
Writers: Laurence Marks
Cupid Comes to Stalag 13

#7 - Cupid Comes to Stalag 13

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired Apr 15, 1966

Colonel Klink is desperate after General Burkhalter plays matchmaker and pairs Klink with the general's monstrous sister, Gertude. Can Hogan deflect some of the Cupid's flying arrows away for the hapless, helpless Klink?

star 7.73
198 votes
Directors: Howard Morris
Writers: Phil Sharp
How to Escape from Prison Camp Without Really Trying

#8 - How to Escape from Prison Camp Without Really Trying

Season 3 - Episode 26 - Aired Mar 2, 1968

Hogan is asked to immobilize the entire German 6th SS division --- 10,000 men --- for two days while the Allies organize a surprise attack. The task seems impossible, especially in the presence of the two stern Gestapo colonels who are filling in for a vacationing Colonel Klink.

star 7.73
236 votes
Writers: Bill Davenport
The Battle of Stalag 13

#9 - The Battle of Stalag 13

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 14, 1966

Two German officers have new and differing plans for Stalag 13 --- both of which threaten Hogan's operations. In order to protect the camp and the gang's secret subterfuge, Hogan plays the two men against each other.

star 7.68
278 votes
Directors: Robert Sweeney
Writers: Richard M. Powell
The Flame Grows Higher

#10 - The Flame Grows Higher

Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired Apr 22, 1966

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 7.68
253 votes
Directors: Howard Morris
Writers: David Chandler, Jack H. Robinson, Laurence Marks
The Antique

#11 - The Antique

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 12, 1969

Hogan convinces Klink to open a business selling "rare" cuckoo clocks, which Hogan plans to use for smuggling information.

star 7.68
167 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Arthur Julian
Request Permission to Escape

#12 - Request Permission to Escape

Season 1 - Episode 32 - Aired Apr 29, 1966

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 7.66
249 votes
Writers: Laurence Marks
The Reluctant Target

#13 - The Reluctant Target

Season 2 - Episode 30 - Aired Apr 7, 1967

Klink becomes convinced that he is marked for assassination by a mysterious "Mr. X" after a series of close calls at the stalag. Could Hogan be behind the threats? Yes... but it's all part of a plan to masquerade as Klink in order to help a valuable underground agent escape from the camp!

star 7.65
323 votes
Directors: Bob Sweeney
Writers: Phil Sharp
The Swing Shift

#14 - The Swing Shift

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 3, 1967

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 7.65
286 votes
Writers: Art Baer, Ben Joelson
The Top Secret Top Coat

#15 - The Top Secret Top Coat

Season 2 - Episode 29 - Aired Mar 31, 1967

A secret military document is mistakenly hidden in Colonel Klink's topcoat at a party, and a desperate Hogan must nab the document because of both its value to the allies and because Klink will be charged with treason and replaced at Stalag 13 if it is discovered in his possession.

star 7.65
264 votes
Directors: Howard Morris
Writers: Bill Davenport
Carter Turns Traitor

#16 - Carter Turns Traitor

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Dec 23, 1967

To get the inside secrets of a Nazi chemical warfare facility, Hogan and his cohorts must convince the Germans that Carter has turned traitor and wishes to defect to the Third Reich.

star 7.63
253 votes
Directors: Howard Morris
Writers: Richard M. Powell
Happiness is a Warm Sergeant

#17 - Happiness is a Warm Sergeant

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 26, 1965

Sergeant Schultz, while escorting Newkirk to the dentist, gets drunk and is replaced by a hard-lined, no-nonsense guard. Hogan and his crew must act fast to get the docile Schultz restored to his post.

star 7.63
339 votes
Directors: Gene Reynolds
Writers: Laurence Marks
The Gypsy

#18 - The Gypsy

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 13, 1970

To smuggle out an anti-radar device, Hogan passes LeBeau off as a fortune-teller after convincing Klink he's been struck by lightning.

star 7.62
161 votes
Directors: Richard Kinon
Writers: Harvey S. Bullock
Killer Klink

#19 - Killer Klink

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired Feb 24, 1967

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 7.61
258 votes
Directors: Robert Sweeney
Writers: R.S. Allen
Klink's Rocket

#20 - Klink's Rocket

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 16, 1966

Hogan and his men make plans to lure Luftwaffe bombers within range of an allied anti-aircraft installation hidden in an abandoned warehouse, but Carter make a shamble of the plan when, while "leaking" the info to Klink, he forgets the name of the town where the strategic warehouse is located.

star 7.61
288 votes
Directors: Robert Sweeney
Writers: Art Baer, Ben Joelson
Hold That Tiger

#21 - Hold That Tiger

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 24, 1965

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 7.60
602 votes
Directors: Robert Butler
Writers: Richard M. Powell
Is There a Doctor in the House?

#22 - Is There a Doctor in the House?

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 6, 1968

Colonel Klink's sudden bout with the flu jeopardizes Hogan's plan to smuggle an underground agent out of the camp in the trunk of the ailing commandant's automobile.

star 7.58
290 votes
Writers: Arthur Julian
Reverend Kommandant Klink

#23 - Reverend Kommandant Klink

Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 3, 1967

When a French flier is captured, the Nazis verbally malign the man's fiancee in an attempt to get him to reveal important information. To keep him from cracking under the interrogation, Hogan smuggle the man's girlfriend into the stalag and arranges for the two to be married.

star 7.57
315 votes
Directors: Gene Reynolds
Writers: Art Baer, Ben Joelson, Richard M. Powell
The Scientist

#24 - The Scientist

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 3, 1965

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 7.57
308 votes
Directors: Howard Morris
Writers: Laurence Marks
The 43rd, a Moving Story

#25 - The 43rd, a Moving Story

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Feb 25, 1966

Hogan's plan to destroy a mobile Nazi anti-aircraft battery is hampered by Colonel Klink's power-hungry peer, Major Kuehn.

star 7.56
255 votes
Directors: Howard Morris
Writers: James Allardice, Tom Adair