Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
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I Look Better in Basic Black 

Three American women show up at Stalag 13 and Hogan wants to know why.


Howard Morris


Arthur Julian, 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
Jean Hale ... Kathy Pruitt
Edward Knight Edward Knight ... S.S. Captain Heinrich
Jackie Joseph ... Charlene Hemsley
Jayne Massey Jayne Massey ... Ginger Flintrin


Three American women show up at Stalag 13 and Hogan wants to know why.

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Comedy | War


Did You Know?


In 1964, Jackie Joseph appeared with director Howard Morris in The Andy Griffith Show. She played Ramona Ankrum, and, he played Ernest T. Bass. See more »


When Hogan asks the women where they were captured, one of them says they were performing for an infantry unit when it was attacked and they were captured. Based on what they tell him, Hogan states they must have been 80 miles to the EAST of Stalag 13 (i.e., farther into Germany). This would mean they had been entertaining American soldiers far behind the German lines. See more »


References Buck Rogers (1939) See more »

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Some females visit the prison camp.
19 September 2014 | by kfo9494See all my reviews

The episode begins when Klink has ordered that one of barracks become vacant as some very important prisoners will be making their way to Stalag 13. What no one knows at the time is that the German have captured three American women and will temporarily be housing them at the Stalag until they can be transferred to Berlin. The reason that these women are so important is that were doing an act for the American infantry when an air-raid started. The women jumped into a jeep and became disoriented and before long they were in a bunker that was loaded with Germans. They accidentally stumbled upon a secret rocket plant. The German now want to hold the women, to keep the whereabouts of the site safe, till after the war.

Hogan has a plan where he will get the women out of camp plus alert the Allies to the location of the rocket plant. But with a nasty SS agent, Captain Heinrich, ready to take the women in the middle of the night- it will be a difficult task, some may even say a drag.

The story was a clever way of getting a plot that was suitable for this series. Women have accidentally seen an enemies secret location and then they are held to keep the location safe. For me, the scene where Klink and others are caught by the SS agent in the women's barrack is comedy at its best. A quality story that was nicely written. Good watch.

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1 April 1966 (USA) See more »

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