Hogan's Heroes/I Look Better in Basic Black

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I Look Better in Basic Black
Season 1, Episode 28
Airdate April 1, 1966
Production Number 5784-27
Written by Arthur Julian
Directed by Howard Morris
Produced by Edward H. Feldman
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I Look Better in Basic Black is the twenty-eighth episode of the first season of Hogan's Heroes.

Starring: Bob Crane (Col. Hogan)

Co-Starring: Werner Klemperer (Col. Klink)

and John Banner (Sgt. Schultz)

with Robert Clary (LeBeau), Richard Dawson (Newkirk), Ivan Dixon (Kinchloe), Larry Hovis (Carter)

Additional Cast: Jean Hale (Kathy Pruitt), Edward Knight (Captain Heinrich), Jackie Joseph (Charlene Hemsley), Jayne Massey (Ginger Flintrin)


Plot Overview

Three new prisoners are brought into Stalog 13. They are put in separate barrocks. They are special prisoners. They are to to remain at Stalog 13 temporarily. They will be sent to Berlin. These are not the usual prisoners that Stalog 13 occasionally receives. What is differant about these prisoners is that they are women. They are dancers who were entertaning Troops when Germans were bombing their place. They were caught in the confusion and brought to Stalog 13. The Germans believe that they have knowledge of some rockets which were in the place they were entertaining. Once Hogan, Klink and Schultz learn of the womens presence, each makes contact with the women. Only Hogan has an honorable motive for coming. He and his men tunnel into the womens barracks. Hogan learns about the reason for the womens presence. Hogan's plan is to free the women and send them off to London. Doing this will prove difficult, as it usually is. Hogan, LeBeau and Newkirk will dress in similar fashion like the women to take their place, while the women hide out in their barracks. When the German truck carrying them is far enough away, Hogan and his two heroes will escape back to Stalog 13.


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The Show

Behind the Scenes

  • This is one of many appearances of Edward Knight, who plays Captain Heinrick. He would play different characters throughout the series.

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