Series: Hogan's Heroes
Episode: The Empty Parachute
Original Airdate: December 05, 1969
Production Number: 5784-132
Written by: Phil Sharp
Directed by: Marc Daniels
Produced by: Edward H. Feldman, William A. Calihan & Jerry London

Regular Edit

Prisoners Edit

Camp Personnel Edit

Semi-Regulars Edit

Guest Stars Edit

Synopsis Edit

Hogan gets the Germans to look for an allied agent by planting an opened parachute in camp. This will give him an opportunity to get at the briefcase that was handcuffed to a courier.

Story Notes Edit

  • This is the one hundred and thiry-second episode of the series, but is the one hundred and twenty-ninth episode shown on television and the eleventh episode shown for the Fifth Season.
  • We get to hear part of an actual speech by Hitler in this episode (any German speakers out there know which one it is?)

Timeline Notes and Speculations Edit

  • This appears to take place in late 1944. The date is keyed to the real-life later stages of Operation Bernhard but skewed somewhat, to account for differences between the real world and the world of the series.
  • The Nazis actually planned to counterfeit American paper money as part of Operation Bernhard. Test US$100 notes were actually printed on January 25, 1945, but the full-scale operation was ordered stopped by the RSHA the next day. It was never restarted.
  • When Hogan was a kid, he used to vandalize posters and billboards.

Quotes Edit

Bloopers Edit

  • At 5:50 the prisoners are unloading a truck. Carter hands down a wooden crate marked "Wein Z." The wine-crate marked with a "Z" is a prop from season 4, episode 22, "The Purchasing Plan." There the "Z" indicates that the crate really contains explosives, not wine.

External links Edit

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The Defector
Next episode:
The Antique

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