Not long ago, Max started a writing project where he would do synopses of all of the Twilight Zone episodes, which are excellent and if you don’t follow his blog, you really should. He inspired Hans, another excellent blogger who you should be reading, to do the same with episodes of The Andy Griffith Show, and his synopses are excellent as well (and he just started).
Well, they’ve inspired me to take one of my favorite TV series and write synopses of those episodes…
Hogan’s Heroes ran for six seasons, from 1965 to 1971, and was one of the shows axed in CBS’s "rural purge," where shows with a country theme (e.g. The Beverly Hillbillies, Green Acres, Petticoat Junction etc.) were taken off the schedule to make room for shows like All In The Family. While Hogan didn’t have a country theme, CBS wanted younger viewers, in the age group 25 to 54, and the viewers for Hogan were by this time in their 40’s and 50’s and likely veterans of World War II and Korea.
MeTV, one of the nostalgia TV networks in the US, runs two episodes of the show every weeknight at 10 PM Eastern Time. The network will run the last two episodes of Season 5 tomorrow night and start showing the Season 6 episodes (24) on Tuesday night. Once they finish those, they’ll start showing the series from the first episode, which I estimate will be June 24. That will be my target date to start the episode descriptions. Up until then, I’ll be posting background information about the show and the actors.
I’m looking forward to this exercise!