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Old 01-10-2011, 12:36 AM   #12
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Default "HOGAN'S HEROES"...

...was basically a satire of "Stalag 17" (which the original authors later sued Bing Crosby Productions and CBS for being too close to the original play and movie; a settlement was eventually reached out of court). In that sense, the only "bad Nazis" were the military officers and Gestapo agents unfortunate enough to be pitted against Col. Hogan- they were either captured by Allied forces, or dispatched off-screen by explosions and the like. Obviously, Col. Klink and Sgt. Schultz were "nice people" who were "caught up" in World War II, and forced into military service....

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