Series: Hogan's Heroes
Episode: What Time Does the Balloon Go Up?
Original Airdate: February 17, 1968
Production Number: 5784-87
Written by: Arthur Julian
Directed by: Marc Daniels
Produced by: Edward H. Feldman & William A. Calihan

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Synopsis Edit

A basket-weaving and a kite-flying contest are parts of Hogan's plan to transport an agent to England in a balloon.

Story Notes Edit

  • This is the eighty-seventh produced episode of the series, but is the eighty-sixth to be shown on television and the twenty-fourth episode shown for the Third Season.
  • A pack of Parliament cigarettes is transposed over the closing credits.
  • The title is a common military expression, still in use today. "What time does the balloon go up?" comes from World War I, when British artillery sent up a balloon to notify gunners to open fire (The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms). In common parlance, it often indicates the start of hostilities.

Timeline Notes and Speculations Edit

  • Based on the map of the Russian front that Klink has set up on his office, this episode probably takes place in or shortly after January of 1944. Note the salient at Smolensk, where the front bulges outward.

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Previous episode:
Axis Annie
Next episode:
LeBeau and the Little Old Lady

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