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10th Aug '16 6:42:27 AM Hjortron18
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* ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation''; Benji is excited about receiving tickets to a performance of ''Theater/{{Turandot}}'' in Vienna, only to end up monitoring the theater from his laptop in order to help Ethan flush out a Syndicate agent:

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* ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation''; Benji is excited about receiving tickets to a performance of ''Theater/{{Turandot}}'' ''Theatre/{{Turandot}}'' in Vienna, only to end up monitoring the theater from his laptop in order to help Ethan flush out a Syndicate agent:
30th Jul '16 8:33:30 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** It should be noted that the fake interface includes 'Join' as one of the options.
* In ''Film/{{Stripes}}'', the recruits ironically sing the Reagan-era "Pick a service, pick a challenge" recruiting jingle as they wearily trudge back to the barracks after a long march.
** The movie also contains a scene in a recruiting office, recruitment posters, and recruiting commercials on TV, including one of the famous "Be all that you can be..." commercials.
** Keep in mind that ''Stripes'' is basically one long recruitment commercial. The military actually has an office solely devoted to [[BackedByThePentagon approving use of military property for any film they think might increase enrollment]]. ''Stripes'' is one of those that got such approval and pretty much all the uniforms, equipment, and vehicles that show up in the movie are courtesy of the armed forces, and after the movie came out enrollment ''did'' go up.

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** It should be noted that the fake interface includes 'Join' as one of the options.
* In ''Film/{{Stripes}}'', the recruits ironically sing the Reagan-era "Pick a service, pick a challenge" recruiting jingle as they wearily trudge back to the barracks after a long march.
**
march. The movie also contains a scene in a recruiting office, recruitment posters, and recruiting commercials on TV, including one of the famous "Be all that you can be..." commercials.
** Keep in mind that ''Stripes'' is basically one long recruitment commercial. The military actually has an office solely devoted to [[BackedByThePentagon approving use of military property for any film they think might increase enrollment]]. ''Stripes'' is one of those that got such approval and pretty much all the uniforms, equipment, and vehicles that show up in the movie are courtesy of the armed forces, and after the movie came out enrollment ''did'' go up.
be" commercials.
30th Jul '16 8:32:23 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** The Memphis, TN Police Department is currently (2009) running ads featuring ''Creator/StevenSeagal, in Memphis Police uniform'', sitting with the current Memphis Police Chief while talking (to the viewing public) about how rewarding a police career is.
*** That's because he IS a cop.

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** The Memphis, TN Police Department is currently (2009) running ran ads featuring ''Creator/StevenSeagal, actual cop Creator/StevenSeagal, in Memphis Police uniform'', uniform, sitting with the current Memphis Police Chief while talking (to the viewing public) about how rewarding a police career is.
*** That's because he IS
is. Seagal is a cop.reserve deputy sheriff in Jeffereson Parish, Louisiana.
30th Jul '16 8:27:49 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* The famous UsefulNotes/WorldWarI-era "I want YOU" ads involving [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2a/Kitchener-Britons.jpg Lord Kitchener]] and [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1d/Unclesamwantyou.jpg Uncle Sam]]. Oft-imitated and parodied (including an anti-Vietnam War version).
** They now have their own trope: UncleSamWantsYou.

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* The famous UsefulNotes/WorldWarI-era "I "[[UncleSamWantsYou I want YOU" YOU]]" ads involving [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2a/Kitchener-Britons.jpg Lord Kitchener]] and [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1d/Unclesamwantyou.jpg Uncle Sam]]. Oft-imitated and parodied (including an anti-Vietnam War version).
** They now have their own trope: UncleSamWantsYou.
version).
27th Jul '16 3:53:23 PM nombretomado
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* Music/GangOfFour's "I Love a Man in a Uniform" was banned from TheBBC during UsefulNotes/TheFalklandsWar for its bitingly sardonic portrayal of Army recruits as feckless bums without other options in life:

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* Music/GangOfFour's "I Love a Man in a Uniform" was banned from TheBBC Creator/TheBBC during UsefulNotes/TheFalklandsWar for its bitingly sardonic portrayal of Army recruits as feckless bums without other options in life:
24th Jul '16 5:46:00 PM nombretomado
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* In the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII RTS ''{{Company of Heroes}}'', selecting an allied engineer squad will sometimes prompt a response of "Join the army they said... It'll be fun they said..."

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* In the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII RTS ''{{Company of Heroes}}'', ''VideoGame/CompanyOfHeroes'', selecting an allied engineer squad will sometimes prompt a response of "Join the army they said... It'll be fun they said..."
23rd Jul '16 7:00:39 PM NemesisKane
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* Despite the chorus of "The girls they love to see you shoot," the young recruit in Music/GangOfFour's "I Love a Man in a Uniform" sounds disillusioned.

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* Despite the chorus of "The girls they love to see you shoot," the young recruit in Music/GangOfFour's "I Love a Man in a Uniform" sounds disillusioned.was banned from TheBBC during UsefulNotes/TheFalklandsWar for its bitingly sardonic portrayal of Army recruits as feckless bums without other options in life:
-->The good life was so elusive\\
Handouts, they got me down\\
I had to regain my self-respect,\\
so I got into camouflage...
27th Jun '16 6:35:37 PM Pseudoname
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* In ''Videogame/{{Evolve}}'', Abe has a modified version with "team" in place of "army". Still a valid point when what you thought was going to be a few months of keeping wild animals away from colonists becomes a desperate planetary evacuation.
10th Jun '16 11:39:55 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland'' has StatlerAndWaldorf as the figurehead of the Hispaniola, with the following conversation:

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* ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland'' has StatlerAndWaldorf JustForFun/StatlerAndWaldorf as the figurehead of the Hispaniola, with the following conversation:
4th Jun '16 10:10:18 AM LentilSandEater
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** However, why Donald, a water fowl, who normally wears a sailor suit, was not in the Navy or at least the Marines, makes no sense.
*** Especially since his stated goal was to be a pilot, so the Navy would've been the natural choice (at the time the Air Force was part of the Army). The closest he comes to flying is being tricked by Sergeant Pete into boarding a paratrooper training plane in "Sky Trooper".
** Considering Donald's track record with any task, maybe the Navy gently steered Donald elsewhere.
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