Monday, August 17, 2015

Colonel Klink's Demands

When Werner Klemperer agreed to play the bumbling Colonel Klink on CBS' Hogan's Heroes he had some very simple demands, none of which were costly or vain.

As a Jewish actor, he merely asked that his character always be portrayed as a buffoon and that he never be shown "winning" anything, be it an argument, scheme or discussion. The network was perfectly fine with the request and made sure that the incompetent Colonel Klink lost at everything he attempted.