|Episode:||The Collector General|
|Original Airdate:||March 09, 1968|
|Written by:||Laurence Marks|
|Directed by:||Bruce Bilson|
|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
Story Notes Edit
- This is the ninetieth produced episode of the series, but is the eighty-ninth to be shown on television and the twenty-seventh episode shown for the Third Season.
- The title is a pun on that of the movie The Inspector General, starring Danny Kaye.
- The episode reflects the real-life theft of art treasures from other countries by the Germans during the war.
- This episode gives us the second version of Hogan's orders from his superiors concerning the heroes: "To assist all escaping prisoners, cooperate with all friendly forces, and to use every means possible to injure and harass the enemy."
- It is never stated, but General Metzger is General von Hammerschlag's second-in-command of all German forces stationed in and around Paris (Is General Hammerschlag Burning?).
- This is the first time that we see Klink's family coat of arms.
Timeline Notes and Speculations Edit
- A date sometime near the end of 1943 appears to be implied by General Metzger's actions.
- This episode occurs before Art for Hogan's Sake. Concerning the recovery of the art treasures that General Metzger is looting, Newkirk observes to Hogan, "Sir, isn't this a little bit out of our line?" Later, he complains loudly about having to return "gold snuffboxes" to their rightful owners. Newkirk's behavior implies that this is the first time our heroes have had to deal with the Nazi looting of art from occupied countries.
- Klink's coat of arms has a green lion on a blue field -- that's a charge of a non-metal color on a field of a non-metal color, which just isn't done in heraldry. The lion would have to be outlined in silver or gold for visibility purposes.
- The C119 Aircraft making airborne insert in the show actually had its first flight test in 1947. The last C119 was built around 1955.
- The Collector General at TV.com
- The Collector General at the Internet Movie Database
- The Collector General episode capsule at Webstalag 13
- Hogan's Heroes Fanclub
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