Hogan's Heroes - Title Screen
Series: Hogan's Heroes
Episode: Crittendon's Commandos
Original Airdate: March 20, 1970
Production Number: 5784-144
Written by: Bill Davenport
Directed by: Edward H. Feldman
Produced by: Edward H. Feldman, William A. Calihan & Jerry London

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Synopsis Edit

Crittendon is the only one to avoid capture when he and his commandos parachute into the area during a mission to capture Rommel.

Story Notes Edit

  • This is the one hundred and forty-fourth episode of the series, but is the one hundred and forty-third episode shown on television and the twenty-fifth episode shown for the Fifth Season.
  • A famous National Football League player is mentioned in the episode: Red Grange.
  • "Got your cricket" is a D-Day reference, made famous by several memorable scenes in The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan.
  • Carter quotes "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe when he hears Crittendon rapping on the tunnel periscope.
  • This is the first episode in which Crittendon expresses genuine remorse for doing something stupid.
  • This is the only time we see Crittendon don a German uniform. He refused to do it while a POW, due to Geneva Convention rules. He appears to be wearing one of Schultz's old uniforms, due to the helmet with the scratched eagle that we see in earlier episodes of the series.
  • General Burkhalter has had Klink's entire maintenance staff transferred to bomber service.

Timeline Notes and Speculations Edit

  • This episode takes place in late July or early August of 1944, a few short weeks after the Normandy invasion.  Field Marshall Erwin Rommel, commander of German forces at the West Wall, was badly injured on July 17, 1944 when his staff car was strafed by Allied fighters. Had the series stayed to the real World War II timeline the preceding episode would have been "D-Day at Stalag 13" 6 June 1944 and the following episode would have been "Operation Briefcase" 20 July 1944.

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