|Episode:||What Time Does the Balloon Go Up?|
|Original Airdate:||February 17, 1968|
|Written by:||Arthur Julian|
|Directed by:||Marc Daniels|
|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 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.
- What Time Does the Balloon Go Up? at TV.com
- What Time Does the Balloon Go Up? at the Internet Movie Database
- What Time Does the Balloon Go Up? episode capsule at Webstalag 13
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