I have real problems with Hogan’s Heroes. The Germans were not stupid and there’s nothing funny about a POW camp.
My dad was in WWII - he thought the show was okay - I thought is was good when I was young - but when I got older it kind of wore on me.
I think you have to frame it in the scenario it was - meant to make fun of the Germans because they were so horrible - and leave a little lightness of being within it. One thing though - I think Bob Crane is still creepy.