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Old March 17 2013, 05:23 AM   #19
Temis the Vorta
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Re: Hogan's Heroes, the movie

the G-man wrote: View Post
In keeping with tradition Larry David for Klink

Anyway, Dave Sim had a brilliant analysis of Hogan's Heroes back in one of his Swords of Cerebus trade paperbacks. He interpreted the show as a satire of corporate bureaucarcy in the 60s. The main Germans on the show (Klink, Schulz and to a lesser extent Burkholder), were middle management guys. They didn't want to be there and didn't believe in the business. They were just terrified of being fired (sent to the Russian front). Major Hoffsteader was the outside consultant who occasionally showed up from the corporate HQ (Berlin) who could shake things up and get them fired. Basically, the Nazi uniforms were grey flannel suits.
I figure, it was all a commentary on Hollywood right?

And I hereby withdraw Carrell in favor of Larry David as Klink. Brilliant suggestion!
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