Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
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Clearance Sale at the Black Market 

How can Hogan and his crew keep Sgt. Schultz from being transferred to the Russian Front?


Edward H. Feldman


Laurence Marks, Bernard Fein (creator) | 1 more credit »




Episode complete credited cast:
Bob Crane ... Col. Hogan
Werner Klemperer ... Col. Klink
John Banner ... Sgt. Schultz
Robert Clary ... LeBeau
Richard Dawson ... Newkirk
Ivan Dixon ... Kinchloe
Larry Hovis ... Carter
Doris Singleton ... Maria
Lou Krugman Lou Krugman ... Hermann
Sigrid Valdis ... Hilda
Bard Stevens Bard Stevens ... Karl
Gavin MacLeod ... Major Kiegel


While flirting at a local bar with a lady named Maria, Schultz accidentally barges and in on Major Kiegel and his associate, who are dealing in the black market business, unbeknownst to Schultz. Schultz apologizes for barging in and leaves. Just after Schultz leaves, Major Kiegel decides to transfer Schultz to the Eastern Front. The following day, Major Kiegel visits Klink, and Klink reluctantly agrees to send Schultz to the Eastern Front.

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schnapps | black market | See All (2) »


Comedy | War







Release Date:

28 September 1968 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Sergeant Schultz accidentally discovers Gestapo involvement in the black market, resulting in Hogan and crew saving him from a transfer to the Russian Front. A black market is a clandestine market or series of transactions that has some aspect of illegality or is characterized by some form of noncompliant behavior with an institutional set of rules. See more »


When the black marketeers attempt to smuggle their goods out of the back of the restaurant, a nearby light is turned on. This clearly illuminates their activities, prompting Major Kiegel to shoot out the light. He fires two shots, with the second one hitting the light; however, the pistol clearly jams after the first shot. Kiegel doesn't actually fire a second shot though the sound of one is heard. See more »


Col. Klink: Major Kiegel, I don't understand. What has the Gestapo got to do with Luftwaffe personnel?
Major Kiegel: Colonel... Berlin has issued a new directive. Our orders are to find men of the home front and see that they are transferred to active duty in combat unit.
Col. Klink: Transferred to combat units? That's another way of saying "Eastern Front."
Major Kiegel: So it is.
Col. Klink: But why the Gestapo? That's outrageous!
Major Kiegel: You think so, do you?
Col. Klink: I intend to appeal this to the high command. Even to the Fuhrer if necessary!
Major Kiegel: Colonel! The Fuhrer does ...
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Schultz is transfered to the Russian Front.
25 August 2014 | by kfo9494See all my reviews

This episode feature Schultz as it opens at beer hall where Schultz is getting some loving from one of the barmaids. She even has a nickname for him 'Teddy Bear'. But Schiltz ends up getting into trouble when he opens a back door where the owner of the beer hall and a Gestapo agent is counting money. It is a black-market that is run by a corrupt Gestapo agent. Little does Schultz know that the Gestapo agent has just reassigned him to the Russian front.

Hogan has to find a way to stop the orders even if it means going to the beer hall and confront the agent personally. Hogan and his gang will do nearly anything to keep the lovable Schultz around.

There was one thing that bothered me about this episode-- it was the fact that Schultz is married. He has talked about his wife many times throughout the years. Yet he is out getting kisses from a barmaid and tells everyone about the new woman in his life. But I guess, for TV sake, it can be overlooked since they needed the relationship for the story. Nothing is really remarkable about this episode but one that was at least watchable.

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