TV Shows Get Meta on Facebook

Some really loyal fans of classic shows like Hogan’s Heroes, Mash, Bonanza, and Highway to Heaven made Facebook accounts that are written as though the fictional characters are real people. It gets bizarre, but is also really funny at times.

On Colonel Robert E. Hogan, the following message was posted today.

“Newkirk just told me that the actor who portrayed him on the show about our missions, Richard Dawson, passed away yesterday at the age of 79. R.I.P Mr. Richard Dawson. A truly great actor.”

Don’t think about how meta that is because your brain will hurt. However, I will miss Richard Dawson. He was in a lot of things I grew up watching in reruns, but I digress.

So far Corporal Peter Newkirk is the only other Hogan’s Heroes character that has a page. Other characters that have pages are: (Those with asterisks are regularly updated as are Hogan’s page and Newkirk’s page.)

From M*A*S*H:
*Capt. Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce

From Bonanza:
Joe Cartwright
Carmen Sierra Cartwright

From Highway to Heaven:
*Jonathan Smith

About Allison Lips

I am the editor and founder of "Wait! What's a Dial?". I graduated from Rowan University with degrees in both Radio/TV/Film and Journalism.

Posted on June 3, 2012, in CBS, Classic Television, Comedy, NBC and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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