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This review is from: Hogan's Heroes: Season 1 [DVD] (DVD)
I'm not going to rant on about the quality of this show; that speaks for itself. However, if anyone out there is thinking along the lines of xenophobic stereotypes and the propriety of treating a brutal conflict in a light-hearted way then you really do need to see this. Hogan's Heroes pokes gentle fun at everyone, including the "heroes". You might not see the horrors of war but you do get to see the humanity, on both sides, that the more brutal depictions neglect. And, contrary to popular depictions, people certainly don't turn off their sense of humour just because they are in a war.
I'd been humming the theme tune for ten years or so before my son found a lone episode on the internet two years ago. He's now just as hooked as I am to this amazing programme and, of course, Schultz (and his catchphrase) is our favourite. In fact the whole family turn to this series to cheer us up when we've had a bad day. One minor irritant is that 'Helga' was replaced by the more unbelievably wooden 'Hilda' but then she's not in it that much. This is pure entertainment at it's best.