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13th Jul '17 12:37:16 PM AFP
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** Although the toys can be TruthInTelevision. When you're bored, a pick-up game of football can be hugely popular. Also, war is about 98% boredom (and 2% heart-stopping terror).
11th Dec '16 6:41:53 AM AFP
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* A bit of narration near the start of the book has Rico reflecting on how he gets the shakes before every drop. The doctors have looked him over, and informed him that nothing's wrong with him. They reassure him that this isn't fear, but rather excitement, like a race horse in the starting gate, rearing to go.
-->'''Rico''': I couldn't say about that; [[DeadpanSnarker I've never been a race horse.]]
7th Oct '16 4:00:55 PM KaeozCrimson
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* Fairly early on, a propaganda bit shows that, if the soldiers shoot a specific point on the bug torso, it will drop the bug instantly. Once this bit is seen, the viewer is given scene after scene after scene, throughout the entire movie, of troopers failing to heed this one piece of advice, and each bug taking one clip or more of ammo to be put down. While it's allowable during the massed assaults by the bugs where it can be difficult to keep calm and fire straight, the situations where it's a squad versus a single bug, and the bug is clearly winning, the absolute incompetence of "ivy-league hopeful" Rico and his even less-intelligent comrades is on full display.
17th Sep '16 7:41:20 PM Bobchillingworth
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* Many of the scenes satirizing military jingoism and literary and film warfare tropes are darkly humorous. Standout examples include the ludicrously harsh and unsafe bootcamp, the coed showers in the same, the absurd HollywoodTactics the Mobile Infantry employ, Lt. Rasczak rewarding his troops with what are essentially children's toys, and the "new meat" the now-grizzled protagonists critique at the end being children in their early teens.
22nd Jan '15 8:26:41 AM GaryKing95
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* When General Owen gets crushed by one of the flying bugs, Ace turns to Rico and grins stupidly, clearly trying not to laugh.
1st Nov '14 4:43:17 PM Morgenthaler
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Works in this franchise with their own Funny Moments pages:

* ''Funny/StarshipTroopers3Marauder''
* ''Funny/StarshipTroopersInvasion''
* ''Funny/RoughnecksStarshipTroopersChronicles''



!!! ''Starship Troopers: Marauder'':

* The news clip in the film's opening, touting the Mobile Infantry's newest secret weapon: [[MundaneMadeAwesome The Shovel!]] The Terran Federation has finally progressed to Trench Warfare in their [[HollywoodTactics tactics playbook.]]
** Followed by one trooper being [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impaled]] [[HoistByHisOwnPetard by a shovel]] when a [[ActionBomb Bug Bomb]] goes off.
** And then, Colonel Rico shows up, while the medics are collecting the various dismembered body parts from the explosion. He turns to one of the surviving troopers, motions to a nearby severed arm, and gives us this line:
-->Hey trooper! [[JustForPun Give us a hand!]]
* Rico's new squad have to strip naked as part of the preparation for being paired with their PoweredArmor. [[FanService For some reason.]] One of the guys is a bit shy, and strips last. Cue the female trooper next to him coyly EatingTheEyeCandy and remarking "Now we know why his momma calls him 'Slug'."

!!! ''WesternAnimation/StarshipTroopersInvasion'':

* The sparring match between Chow and Ratzass. Ratzass is roundly getting schooled by the far more agile Chow, until [[MsFanservice Ice Blonde]] flashes him. While this would result in most other men getting distracted and knocked out, this instead ''fills him with HeroicResolve'', causing him to go DrunkenMaster on Chow... which [[MutualKill ends in them knocking each other unconcious]].
* Daugherty shouting at the ''John A. Warden'' as it departs abruptly during their evac mission on Fort Casey.
-->'''Daugherty''': Thanks for waiting, ''Jackass!''
* [[ReligiousBruiser Holy Man]] is having an argument with the local HollywoodAtheist (who primarily argues by quoting famous Atheist writers), who snarks that religious men never say anything worth writing down. Holy Man replies with a quote about how men who stare at the abyss are afraid of the light...
-->'''[[DeadpanSnarker Holy Man]]''': [[QuotingMyself I'll get you a pen.]]
25th Feb '14 9:16:29 AM firejewel
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* After Carl's read the mind of the Brain Bug, Rico and Carmen catch up to him.

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* After Carl's read the mind reading of the Brain Bug, Bug's mind, Rico and Carmen catch up to him.
25th Feb '14 9:15:15 AM firejewel
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--> '''Rico''': (''as the lights go out and sappy music starts to play'') Uh oh.
7th Feb '14 1:41:05 AM skbc1p4res
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-->'''Grunt''': Marauder, you're needed up top, now! I'll stay here and hide-- [[FreudianSlip uh I mean, secure the bunker]]. Yeah, that's it!

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-->'''Grunt''': Marauder, you're needed up top, now! I'll stay here and hide-- [[FreudianSlip uh I mean, secure the bunker]].bunker. Yeah, that's it!
2nd Feb '14 10:30:28 AM firejewel
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* The Tanker Bug's AsideGlance to the camera before getting blown up by the grenade it swallowed.



--> '''Carl''': (gives a smirk'') ''Well'', that's classified.
* The Tanker Bug's AsideGlance to the camera before getting blown up by the grenade it swallowed.

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--> '''Carl''': (gives (''gives a smirk'') ''Well'', that's classified.
* The Tanker Bug's AsideGlance to the camera before getting blown up by the grenade it swallowed.
classified.
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