History Film / OperationPetticoat

2nd Jun '18 4:46:35 PM CrypticMirror
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* EurekaMoment: Seaman Hunkle's comment about covering up his obscene tattoo by tattooing a bathing suit over the naked lady is what gives Sherman the idea to fire the nurse's lingerie out the torpedo tubes as "debris" to prove that they are not a Japanese submarine.
29th May '18 8:26:47 AM CrypticMirror
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* SubStory: The movie is about the adventures and misadventures of a submarine in the early stages of WW2's pacific theatre. We get all the usual tropes of running silent, setting torpedoes, listening to the hull creak while diving, but these are all given a comic twist as the situation becomes more and more absurd.

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* SubStory: The movie is about the adventures and misadventures of a submarine in the early stages of WW2's [=WW2=]'s pacific theatre. We get all the usual tropes of running silent, setting torpedoes, listening to the hull creak while diving, but these are all given a comic twist as the situation becomes more and more absurd.
29th May '18 8:24:12 AM CrypticMirror
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* BelligerentSexualTension: Most notably between Tostin and Heywood.

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%% * BelligerentSexualTension: Most notably between Tostin and Heywood.



* BrickJoke: As they are trying to get under way, one of the diesel engines keeps backfiring, making sounds like explosions accompanied by thick, black smoke. The problem does not occur again while they are at sea (or at least, the smoke doesn't. The engine can be frequently heard gurgling throughout the movie while running on the surface). At the end, as ''Sea Tiger'' is getting under way, there is a sudden sound like an explosion and black smoke, causing Sherman to remark that they never did get that engine fixed.

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* BrickJoke: BrickJoke:
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As they are trying to get under way, one of the diesel engines keeps backfiring, making sounds like explosions accompanied by thick, black smoke. The problem does not occur again while they are at sea (or at least, the smoke doesn't. The engine can be frequently heard gurgling throughout the movie while running on the surface). At the end, as ''Sea Tiger'' is getting under way, there is a sudden sound like an explosion and black smoke, causing Sherman to remark that they never did get that engine fixed.



* TheCaptain: The bemused and put upon Matt Sherman.

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%% * TheCaptain: The bemused and put upon Matt Sherman.



* TheCasanova: Lt. Holden.
* CuteClumsyGirl: Lt. Crandall.

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%% * TheCasanova: Lt. Holden.
%% * CuteClumsyGirl: Lt. Crandall.



* EpicFail: The ''Sea Tiger'' sights a Japanese tanker in a harbor and is trying to lay in a torpedo strike against the easiest target imaginable. One of the nurses (Lt. Crandall, of course) mis-steps, accidentally causing the launch button to be hit before the torpedo's guidance system can be programmed with its firing solution, and the torpedo not only misses the tanker, but somehow manages to cruise straight up the beach to blow up a truck.
** Even worse when you consider that (in 1942 dollars) that Japanese truck cost less than $1,000 new, while Mark 14 torpedoes cost over $20,000 ''each''.
*** For a GeniusBonus, the exceptionally high cost of the Mark 14 prevented the Depression-era US Navy from conducting any live-fire tests with the new weapon, so American submarines entered the war with torpedoes that ran too deep, exploded prematurely, didn't explode at all, or even sometimes ran in a circle to strike the boat that fired them. It's unknown exactly how many American submarine losses were attributable to these malfunctions before they were identified and corrected.

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* EpicFail: The ''Sea Tiger'' sights a Japanese tanker in a harbor and is trying to lay in a torpedo strike against the easiest target imaginable. One of the nurses (Lt. Crandall, of course) mis-steps, accidentally causing the launch button to be hit before the torpedo's guidance system can be programmed with its firing solution, and the torpedo not only misses the tanker, but somehow manages to cruise straight up the beach to blow up a truck.
** Even worse when you consider that (in
truck, in 1942 dollars) dollars that Japanese truck cost less than $1,000 new, while Mark 14 torpedoes cost over $20,000 ''each''.
*** For a GeniusBonus, the exceptionally high cost of the Mark 14 prevented the Depression-era US Navy from conducting any live-fire tests with the new weapon, so American submarines entered the war with torpedoes that ran too deep, exploded prematurely, didn't explode at all, or even sometimes ran in a circle to strike the boat that fired them. It's unknown exactly how many American submarine losses were attributable to these malfunctions before they were identified and corrected.
''each''.



* HelloNurse: Lt. Crandall, very much so.

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%% * HelloNurse: Lt. Crandall, very much so.



* LadykillerInLove: Lt. Holden becomes this after meeting Lt. Duran. Unfortunately he's engaged...

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* LadykillerInLove: Lt. Holden becomes this after meeting Lt. Duran. Duran, genuinely falling in love with her. Unfortunately he's engaged...engaged to a woman that he seduced just for her financial standing. It is implied that his fiancee is not the first rich woman he has bedded just to get his hands on her financials.



* TheScrounger: Lt. Holden, with help from Ramone.

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* TheScrounger: Lt. Holden, with help from Ramone.Ramone, both of whom run various scams and deals to get the boat everything it needs.



* SubStory

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* SubStorySubStory: The movie is about the adventures and misadventures of a submarine in the early stages of WW2's pacific theatre. We get all the usual tropes of running silent, setting torpedoes, listening to the hull creak while diving, but these are all given a comic twist as the situation becomes more and more absurd.
29th May '18 6:21:35 AM CrypticMirror
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* GoodLuckGesture: After diving again for the first time since repairs at the start of the movie, the [=XO=] has his fingers crossed behind his back the whole time. Once they are at dive depth the Captain reaches out and grabs his hand and forcibly uncrosses his fingers.
4th May '18 1:39:35 PM Ambaryerno
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* NeverLiveItDown: InUniverse, the ''Sea Shark'' crew agree they'll never live down making port in a pink submarine with the entire harbor watching and cheering.
4th May '18 1:01:11 PM Sumatris
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* NeverLiveItDown: The ''Sea Shark'' crew agree they'll never live down making port in a pink submarine with the entire harbor watching and cheering.

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* NeverLiveItDown: The InUniverse, the ''Sea Shark'' crew agree they'll never live down making port in a pink submarine with the entire harbor watching and cheering.
4th May '18 1:00:36 PM Sumatris
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* NeverGoingToLiveItDown: The ''Sea Shark'' crew agree they'll never live down making port in a pink submarine with the entire harbor watching and cheering.

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* NeverGoingToLiveItDown: NeverLiveItDown: The ''Sea Shark'' crew agree they'll never live down making port in a pink submarine with the entire harbor watching and cheering.
4th May '18 1:00:10 PM Sumatris
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* TheKlutz: Lieutenant Crandall may be a capable nurse but should be kept far away from anything not directly involving injured people at all times. Doesn't stop Sherman from marrying her after the film's events, though.



* NeverGoingToLiveItDown: The ''Sea Shark'' crew agree they'll never live down making port in a pink submarine with the entire harbor watching and cheering.



** In exterior shots of the ''Sea Tiger'', the engine is occasionally heard belching.

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** In exterior shots of the ''Sea Tiger'', the engine is occasionally almost always heard belching.


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* StockFootage: The finale makes use of some period stock footage of depth-charging US Navy destroyers.
4th May '18 12:48:20 PM Sumatris
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--> '''Lt. Cmdr. Sherman''' ''(friendly)'': Yeah, they're drafting anyone these days.
4th May '18 12:45:22 PM Sumatris
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* EmbarrassingTattoo: Poor Seaman Hunkle once got blackout drunk, and now he's got a female nude tattooed on his chest and feels he can ''never'' go home and marry his fiancee.

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* EmbarrassingTattoo: Poor Seaman Hunkle once got blackout drunk, and now he's got a female nude tattooed on his chest and feels he can ''never'' go home and marry his fiancee. His crew mates actually salute his tattoo whenever he reveals it, and Lt. Reid is so shocked by the sight she reflexively slaps him, much to her own embarrassment.
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