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Question Would You Consider 'Hogan's Heroes' An Early Model For An Ensemble Sitcom???



An early ensemble-cast sitcom. Though the show had a lead character — Bob Crane’s acerbic Col. Robert E. Hogan — it was a classic group effort, each player a cog so essential that to remove one would be to wreck the machine. It was a template later followed by “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Seinfeld” and others, the seemingly contradictory ensemble comedy with a star.

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An early ensemble-cast sitcom. Though the show had a lead character — Bob Crane’s acerbic Col. Robert E. Hogan — it was a classic group effort, each player a cog so essential that to remove one would be to wreck the machine. It was a template later followed by “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Seinfeld” and others, the seemingly contradictory ensemble comedy with a star.

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Most definitely! I also think Hogan's Heroes may have served, in part, as a model for the Britcom Dad's Army.
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