|Episode:||The Rise and Fall of Sergeant Schultz|
|Original Airdate:||October 21, 1966|
|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
A general, who once fought in WW I with Schultz, comes to camp. Suddenly, Schultz is showered with attention. He also becomes a hero and wins a medal, thanks to Hogan, who needs the diversion to help rescue a captured member of the underground.
Story Notes Edit
- This is both the fortieth produced episode of the series and the thirty-eighth episode to be shown on television, and is the sixth episode of the Second Season.
- The title is a wordplay on The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William Shirer. It is one of the most popular and well-researched works on the history of Nazi Germany.
- We learn from this episode that our heroes have bribed the Germans working in the camp motor pool. This gives them free access to any vehicles they need for their operations, such as Klink's staff car.
Timeline Notes and Speculations Edit
- This episode appears to take place in the fall of 1943. The date is implied by General Kammler's subsequent reassignment to the Russian Front.
- This episode gives us a glimpse into Schultz's past. We learn that, as a younger, more athletic (and more brave?) man, he was a soldier in the Imperial German Army stationed in the Ardennes Forest during World War I. He had a good relationship with his unit commander, Lieutenant Kammler, and even saved his life on one occasion.
- Schultz will also refer to his World War I and II past in Guess Who Came To Dinner by touting himself as a war hero to get out of paying for an apple.
- Schultz reveals that he was at home in Heidelberg with his wife when Germany invaded Poland (September 1, 1939), touching off World War II.
- Sergeant Schultz receives the Iron Cross (Fourth Grade) for stopping a "mass escape". But there is no fourth grade for this medal. The lowest grade is second grade.
- Towards the end of the episode, Klink gets two buckets of water thrown at him, yet only seconds later, he is perfectly dry.
- Also, towards the end of the episode, Schultz's weapon changes from an MP-40 to an American Thompson between shots.
- The Rise and Fall of Sergeant Schultz at TV.com
- The Rise and Fall of Sergeant Schultz at the Internet Movie Database
- The Rise and Fall of Sergeant Schultz episode capsule at Webstalag 13
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