|Original Airdate:||March 23, 1968|
|Written by:||Arthur Julian|
|Directed by:||Bob Sweeney|
|Produced by:||Edward H. Feldman & William A. Calihan|
- Colonel Hogan - Bob Crane
- Corporal Louis LeBeau - Robert Clary
- Corporal Peter Newkirk - Richard Dawson
- Sergeant James Kinchloe - Ivan Dixon
- Sergeant Andrew Carter - Larry Hovis
Camp Personnel Edit
Guest Stars Edit
- Colonel Wembley - Laurie Main
- Sub Officer - Jack Good
- Radio Operator - Elisa Ingram
- Freddy - Chimpanzee
Story Notes Edit
- This is the seventy-seventh produced episode of the series, but is the ninty-first to be shown on television and the twenty-ninth episode shown for the Third Season.
- The episode title is a reference to the Marx Brothers movie of the same name.
- The VERBOTEN sign to the left of the entrance to Barracks 2 can be read in this episode.
- This is the second episode to mention desertions among the camp guards at Stalag 13. "The 43rd - A Moving Story" was the first.
- LeBeau's cousin Emile is a big game hunter who holds the record for bagging the largest bull elephant in the Congo. LeBeau claims Emile did it with one shot.
- The rifle that Klink assigns for LeBeau's use in hunting the escaped animals is, oddly enough, an American M-1 Garand. It is widely regarded as one of the most accurate rifles ever made, and was a standard feature of U.S. gun shows and shooting competitions for decades.
Timeline Notes and Speculations Edit
- Hogan's conversation with Hilda appears to imply a mid-1943 date (despite the December 1944 date on the VERBOTEN sign). He asks her if Burkhalter is helping the German Army plan its winter campaign on the Eastern Front. The summer of 1943 is thus naturally implied, given the context of the series and concurrent historical events.
- We learn some things about Newkirk's past in this episode. He rose to fame in pre-war England as a stage magician, working playhouses both large and small. He even worked with a traveling circus at one time. During his time working the London playhouses, he roomed with the Amazing Bloomingtons, one of whom was a chimpanzee named Freddie.
(After Newkirk "borrowed" some of LeBeau's fatigues to make a uniform for Freddy the chimp, and LeBeau objects)
- Newkirk: Didn't know you were that sensitive, LeBeau.
- LeBeau: I'm not sensitive about my height, but I don't like it that Freddy outranks me.
- Monkey Business at TV.com
- Monkey Business at the Internet Movie Database
- Monkey Business episode capsule at Webstalag 13
- Hogan's Heroes Fanclub
- The Hofbrau
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