Part of the charm of Col. Hogan is that he can think on his feet and improvise when needed. He certainly needed to in this episode.
Klink announces that the Germans have developed a new tank, the Tiger, and Hogan decides to steal one, take it apart, create blueprints for the Underground, and return it. Newkirk, in a Gestapo officer’s uniform, goes to a nearby Panzer brigade and tells them that a tank is needed at Stalag 13 to put down a rebellion by the prisoners. When Newkirk arrives with the tank, LeBeau escapes to meet the Underground agent, code named Tiger, the idea being that they’ll exchange clothes and the guards will catch who they think is LeBeau and bring him back.
The problem is, Tiger is a rather attractive woman. LeBeau brings her in through the tunnel, saying it was an emergency. Hogan is furious, but makes the best of it.
The POW’s reassemble the tank in the rec hall, which Klink has locked up, and asks Hogan if he knows where the tank is, Meanwhile, General Hostadter of the 3rd Panzer Brigade calls and demands his tank back. The blueprints are sewn into Tiger’s clothes
The POW’s fall out for roll call, with Tiger in disguise in Newkirk’s place, and here’s what happens…
- Bob Crane as Col. Hogan
- Werner Klemperer as Col. Klink
- John Banner as Sgt.Schultz
- Robert Clary as LeBeau
- Richard Dawson as Newkirk
- Ivan Dixon as Kinch
- Larry Hovis as Carter
- Arlene Martel as Tiger
- Rico Cattani as Gen. Hofstadter
- Jon Cedar as Langenscheidt
On the whole, a good episode.