Colonel Wilhelm Klink of the Luftwaffe
. Character from the TV show Hogan's Heroes
, played by Werner Klemperer
(who sadly passed on, December 2000).
Bumbling commander of the WWII German
POW Camp known as Stalag 13
. His superiors think he's finally found his niche after being an unsuitable pilot. His record at Stalag 13 is excellent...he has never had a prisoner successfully escape. He is loved by the prisoners for his lenience which allows them to conduct sabotage
using Stalag 13 as their base.
Klink wears a monocle
and has a weakness for attractive women. He is a "cringing bootlicker
" when General Burkhalter
or Major Hochstetter
Klink appeared as a ghost-character on the Simpsons
, as someone Homer Simpson
would recognize and revere (unlike Isaac Newton
, who Homer had never heard of).