Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
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A Russian Is Coming 

A disagreeable Russian pilot wants to escape, but refuses to go first to London. He wants to head east to Mother Russia.


Bob Sweeney


Phil Sharp, Bernard Fein (creator) | 1 more credit »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Bob Crane ... Col. Hogan
Werner Klemperer ... Col. Klink
John Banner ... Sgt. Schultz
Robert Clary ... LeBeau
Richard Dawson ... Newkirk
Ivan Dixon ... Kinchloe
Larry Hovis ... Carter
Leon Askin ... General Burkhalter
Felice Orlandi ... Maurice Dubois
Bard Stevens Bard Stevens ... German Officer
Bob Hastings ... Igor Piotkin


Dubois delivers a very suspicious Russian pilot to Hogan and his men. Hogan wants to send him to London, but the pilot named Igor wants to go back to Russia. Also, Burkhalter is on the hunt for the Russian as well. Hogan now must find a way to get Igor back to Russia before he blows Hogan's whole operation. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Comedy | War







Release Date:

25 November 1967 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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This was the first episode to be filmed at Paramount Studios. (There was no change in location, the only change was that Lucille Ball sold Desilu to Paramount to avoid bankruptcy.) See more »


When Sgt. Schultz returns to the barracks to count the men for the third time, Sgt. Kinchloe can be plainly seen sitting at the table. He's still sitting there playing with a deck of cards and laughing when Sgt. Schultz opens the door and leaves at approx 11:13. Almost as soon as the door shuts behind him, the camera flips to the right of Sgt. Kinchloe (which is also the right side of the room) and at approx 11:15, Sgt. Kinchloe is seen suddenly coming up out of the secret entrance to the tunnels hidden in the bunk beds. He was supposed to have been checking on the Russian pilot, Igor Grygorovich Piotkin. Two seconds wasn't enough time for him to even finish laughing and close his mouth let alone get up and go down into the tunnels yet there he is coming out of there just like magic. See more »

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This show seemed to drag at times.
26 September 2014 | by kfo9494See all my reviews

The German have shot down a Russian plane and the pilot, Igor Piotkin, has been brought to Hogan by the underground. But this Russian is ill-tempered as he wants to return to Russia even before Hogan can get all the plans worked out.

But with a little skill on the telephone, Hogan gets Klink to believe that the Russian is a deserter from the German army. With hopes of Klink sending him to the Russian front, exactly where he wants to go.

Even though this was a fresh script, the production did not fair well on the screen. It just did not have the flair that most others episode offer and at time seemed to drag. Other than Klink sending out the guards to look for the Russian, there was not much comedy in this show. Not one of the better offerings.

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