I Look Better in Basic Black
Series: Hogan's Heroes
Episode: I Look Better in Basic Black
Original Airdate: April 1, 1966
Production Number: 5784-27
Written by: Arthur Julian
Directed by: Howard Morris
Produced by: Edward H. Feldman & Bernard Fein

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Prisoners Edit

Camp Personnel Edit

Semi-Regulars Edit


Guest Stars Edit

Synopsis Edit

Hogan tries to find out why three American girls were brought to camp.

Story Notes Edit

Timeline Notes and Speculations Edit

  • This episode is difficult to date, given the description that the girls give of the route by which they came to Stalag 13 and what they were doing just prior to being captured. The best fit appears to be late 1943, with the girls entertaining a detachment of Allied troops in Italy and then blundering across the lines by accident during a surprise attack. The only problem is the difference in driving distances, but then again the series always played fast and loose with how far away various locales were from Stalag 13.
  • It is also in this episode that we learn that Newkirk has been a POW longer than any of the heroes -- even longer than LeBeau. Newkirk reminds him of this fact during the episode. This has led most series fans to speculate that Newkirk, while serving as an RAF ground technician, was captured during the retreat of the British Expeditionary Force to Dunquerque in May of 1940, during the German invasion of France.

Quotes Edit

Bloopers Edit

  • In the scene where the Heroes are dressed as women and are climbing into the truck, it is supposed to be at night. In a wide shot, you can clearly see the sun shining between buildings.

External links Edit

Previous episode:
The Safecracker Suite
Next episode:
The Assassin

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