Radio code name used by prisoners in a WWII German POW camp to communicate with the Allied underground resistance fighters on the military comedy HOGAN’S HEROES/CBS/1965-71.
“Mama Bear” was the code name for their submarine contact. “Papa Bear” and “Red Fox” were used to identify American Colonel Robert Hogan (Bob Crane), one of many POWs at Stalag 13, a Nazi security compound which was in reality controlled by its prisoners.
The prisoner’s makeshift radio set was hidden inside of coffee pot inside their barracks. At times, the POWs scurried up a telephone pole and tapped into the local telephone lines when they wanted to deliver or intercept phone calls to their German foes.