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14th Dec '17 1:06:57 PM Anddrix
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Simply put, military humor, LoveItOrHateIt. This particular brand of funny centers on stereotypically dim-witted military personnel, asshole officers, and naive recruits. And a RagtagBunchOfMisfits.

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Simply put, military humor, LoveItOrHateIt.humor. This particular brand of funny centers on stereotypically dim-witted military personnel, asshole officers, and naive recruits. And a RagtagBunchOfMisfits.
10th Dec '17 1:18:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/CPOSharkey'' with DonRickles.

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* ''Series/CPOSharkey'' with DonRickles.Creator/DonRickles.
30th Oct '17 11:02:58 PM foxley
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%%* ''Series/AlloAllo''
%%* ''Series/TheArmyGame''

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%%* ''Series/AlloAllo''
%%* ''Series/TheArmyGame''
* ''Series/AlloAllo''. The story is set in a small-town café in German-occupied France during the Second World War. It is a parody of another BBC programme, the wartime drama ''Series/SecretArmy''.
* ''Series/TheArmyGame'': The show centres on a group of conscripts assigned to the Surplus Ordnance Department at Nether Hopping, Staffordshire. Billeted in Hut 29, the men are determined to work little and have fun.



%%* ''{{Series/Bluestone42}}''

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%%* ''{{Series/Bluestone42}}''* ''{{Series/Bluestone42}}'' is a comedy drama series about a British bomb disposal detachment in Afghanistan during Operation Herrick.



%%* ''Series/{{Enlisted}}''

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%%* ''Series/{{Enlisted}}''* ''Series/{{Enlisted}}'': Three very different brothers, each soldiers in the U.S. Army, find themselves all assigned to the same unit: the fictional A Company, 2nd Battalion, 618th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 18th Infantry Division (Mechanized), at the fictional Fort McGee, located in Florida.



%%* ''Series/HogansHeroes''

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%%* ''Series/HogansHeroes''* ''Series/HogansHeroes'' is in a German prisoner of war (POW) camp during World War II. The premise of the show is that the prisoners of war (POWs) are actually using the camp as a base of operations for Allied espionage and sabotage against Nazi Germany as well as to help Allied POWs from other camps and defectors to escape Germany.



%%* ''Series/McHalesNavy''

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%%* ''Series/McHalesNavy''* ''Series/McHalesNavy'': The basic plot revolves around [=McHale=]'s crew's wacky schemes to make money, get girls, and have a ball, and the efforts of Captain Binghamton ([=McHale=]'s superior) to rid himself of the PT-73 crew for good, either by transfer or court martial.



%%* ''Radio/TheNavyLark''

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%%* ''Radio/TheNavyLark''* ''Radio/TheNavyLark'', following the exploits of the crew of ''HMS Troutbridge''; the worst ship in the Royal Navy.
29th Oct '17 11:03:37 PM foxley
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%%* ''Radio/{{Hut33}}''

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%%* ''Radio/{{Hut33}}''* ''Radio/{{Hut33}}'', set in Bletchley Park during WWII.
26th Oct '17 9:08:22 PM jormis29
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* ''WesternAnimation/MK22'' is an Israeli animated comedy that is made entirely of this trope. It follows the increasingly zany happenings at a [[OpenSecret top secret]] nuclear missile silo deep in the Negev desert, as seen from the point of view of two enlisted men serving as quartermasters. Over its 10-episode run, the series manages to parody and hang lampshades on pretty much every aspect of service in the [=IDF=], and still has time to laugh as Israeli society in general.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MK22'' ''Animation/MK22'' is an Israeli animated comedy that is made entirely of this trope. It follows the increasingly zany happenings at a [[OpenSecret top secret]] nuclear missile silo deep in the Negev desert, as seen from the point of view of two enlisted men serving as quartermasters. Over its 10-episode run, the series manages to parody and hang lampshades on pretty much every aspect of service in the [=IDF=], and still has time to laugh as Israeli society in general.
22nd Oct '17 12:07:59 PM nombretomado
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* ''I Was a Male War Bride'', a VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory 1949 film with CaryGrant as a French army captain who ends up DisguisedInDrag as a U.S. army nurse in order to accompany his U.S. Women's Army Corps wife back to America after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. (This was because the Pentagon had only anticipated war brides, not war grooms.)

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* ''I Was a Male War Bride'', a VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory 1949 film with CaryGrant Creator/CaryGrant as a French army captain who ends up DisguisedInDrag as a U.S. army nurse in order to accompany his U.S. Women's Army Corps wife back to America after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. (This was because the Pentagon had only anticipated war brides, not war grooms.)
17th Sep '17 8:43:09 PM PaulA
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* Music/TomLehrer released a song called "It makes a fellow proud to be a soldier", which pokes fun at the military.

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* Music/TomLehrer released a song called "It makes a fellow proud to be a soldier", on the album ''Music/AnEveningWastedWithTomLehrer'', which pokes fun at the military.



But, he's going to be a big success\\
He heads his class at OCS\\

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But, But he's going to be a big success\\
He heads his class at OCS\\OCS[[note]]Officer Candidate School[[/note]]\\



*** ([[DontExplainTheJoke "OCS" is Officer Candidate School]]).
2nd Sep '17 7:27:00 AM kyeo
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%%* ''Series/GomerPyleUSMC''

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%%* ''Series/GomerPyleUSMC''* ''Series/GomerPyleUSMC'' featured a [[CountryMouse country]] [[TheDitz bumpkin]] assigned to a Marine platoon, with inevitable hijinks resulting.
13th May '17 7:52:47 AM Rotide
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** In the 8th season, we learn that the Red and Blue armies are actually [[spoiler: used for training simulations, with the soldiers consisting of the lowest-rated troops that think they're fighting a real war.]] When we see other Red and Blue teams, we see that they can be almost as stupid, if not even more so, than the main teams.

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** In the 8th season, season [[note]]Actually the 6th, but the characters ignore TheReveal until Season 8 for whatever reason.[[/note]] , we learn that the Red and Blue armies are actually [[spoiler: used for training simulations, with the soldiers consisting of the lowest-rated troops that think they're fighting a real war.]] When we see other Red and Blue teams, we see that they can be almost as stupid, if not even more so, than the main teams.
30th Apr '17 10:39:54 AM nombretomado
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* Creator/TomLehrer released a song called "It makes a fellow proud to be a soldier", which pokes fun at the military.

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* Creator/TomLehrer Music/TomLehrer released a song called "It makes a fellow proud to be a soldier", which pokes fun at the military.
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