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This TVland-era syndicated show has aired in different countries.

When it aired (airs???) in Germany, the dubbing track has some added words.

To be specific, all the time, the characters apparently say

"The grass grows this high!"

A common saying at the time of the story was commonly ALTERED-

in Germany- and in English would have meant "medicinal herb",

which had absolutely no relevance to what the characters actually said.

(Why?)

Of the main characters of the show, one had previously been a bookkeeper

and the other the president of a toy company before the show and their

current "occupations."

2 characters once traveled to London, and several traveled to Paris.

The fake snow was sometimes white salt, but later it was all just white paint.

Nicknames for the "jolly jokers" included "Goldilocks", "Papa Bear", and

"Little Red Riding Hood", apparently all assigned arbitrarily because there seemed

to be no pattern to it.

"What is this man doing here????"

Actors who appeared during the series' run included Gavin Mac Leod,

William Christopher, Alice Ghostley, Hans Conried, Joe Tata, and

Harvey Keitel. Really.

 

This show actually released a music album, complete with the theme song AND ITS LYRICS. (It had lyrics???)   They had a set of trading cards, and a short-lived comic book series.  

Plans to make a movie of the series, so far, have not resulted in a theatrical film or solid plans to film one.      

One cast member was an African-American with an important role, who, among other things, came up with an ingenious use for a common coffeepot.   

One episode said the location was 60 miles/97 km)  from the North Sea.

The supposed "head bad guy" of the show has a spotless record, kept so by the good guys. (They cover their tracks VERY thoroughly.)

Richard Dawson was part of the principal cast.

The weather when filming was typical for Southern California (where they filmed), but the show had snow on the ground, all the time.

There was a lawsuit brought by the makers of a movie that shared a number of elements with the series. The jury found they were too similar, but a federal judge overruled them and said there was a "striking difference in the dramatic mood of the two works."

 

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I'm not clear what your point is then. I don't think I'm much older than anyone here. I thought the whole point of this game was to stir memories ,and realize-'oh yeah-I do remember that show !' I'm

it was Combat-on Tuesdays before McHales Navy on ABC.I don't have a fresh show handy at the moment, and off for the day. anyone may jump in.

I'm glad someone else had heard of it. He could have dropped the name and I still wouldn't have gotten close.

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13 hours ago, GeorgeStGeorge said:

Hogan's Heroes?

George

YES!

 

When the script called for "seig heil" or something, they changed the phrase in German so it was the name of an herb that was pronounced almost the same way.     The salute with the hand forward and up was coupled with "The grass grows this high!"   Colonel Klink has never had a prisoner escape, He always has exactly the same number of prisoners, and they seem to be the same prisoners as near as anyone can tell.   

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Match the Star Trek captain (Kirk, Picard, Sisko, Janeway, and Archer with his or her place of birth,

Bloomington, IN

upstate New York (but grew up in San Francisco)

Iowa

New Orleans, LA

La Barre, France

For extra credit, say whether the character had ever been married. (not required to win the round)

George

 

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On 2/14/2021 at 9:39 AM, GeorgeStGeorge said:

Match the Star Trek captain (Kirk, Picard, Sisko, Janeway, and Archer with his or her place of birth,

Bloomington, IN

upstate New York (but grew up in San Francisco)

Iowa

New Orleans, LA

La Barre, France

For extra credit, say whether the character had ever been married. (not required to win the round)

George

 

Bump.

George

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Match the Star Trek captain (Kirk, Picard, Sisko, Janeway, and Archer with his or her place of birth,

Bloomington, IN

upstate New York (but grew up in San Francisco)

Iowa

New Orleans, LA

La Barre, France

For extra credit, say whether the character had ever been married. (not required to win the round)

At least three of these should be pretty easy.  If you get the other two backwards, I'll give it to you.

George

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