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Was It M*A*S*H or Hogan's Heroes?
by Becky Stigall
CBS

How well do you know TV shows "M*A*S*H" and "Hogan's Heroes?" If you think you are ready for battle, take this quiz.

Both "M*A*S*H" and "Hogan's Heroes" were television shows that were set in wartime. Both were also comedies, although "M*A*S*H" also often showed the more serious side of life in a war zone. But the similarities pretty much stop there. 

Let's start with what came first...

"Hogan's Heroes" aired first, hitting the airwaves in September 1965. The show ran for six seasons and a total of 168 episodes. "Hogan's Heroes" was about a German POW camp that housed a multinational crew of sly spies each dedicated to the goal of bringing down the Germans in World War II. The show starred Bob Crane as Colonel Robert E. Hogan. 

"M*A*S*H" aired its first episode on September 17, 1972. Set in the Korean War, the show depicted life at a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (yup, that's where the acronym "M*A*S*H" stands for) and starred Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swit, McLean Stevenson, Larry Linville, Gary Burghoff, Mike Farrell, Harry Morgan, Jamie Farr, William Christopher, and David Ogden Stiers (yes, we did have to list them all... who would you have left out?). The show ran for 11 seasons and a total of 256 episodes.

Can you ace this "M*A*S*H" vs. "Hogan's Heroes" quiz?



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