History Main / JoinTheArmyTheySaid

2nd Feb '17 5:58:06 AM Morgenthaler
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** GreatBigSea's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knxR-Q2VoBE setting update]] {{deconstruct|ion}}s this. [[spoiler: The new recruits all wind up getting killed in the battlefields of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.]]

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** GreatBigSea's Music/GreatBigSea's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knxR-Q2VoBE setting update]] {{deconstruct|ion}}s this. [[spoiler: The new recruits all wind up getting killed in the battlefields of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.]]
14th Jan '17 5:39:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} 2'', clicking on the human Footman [[StopPokingMe frequently enough]] will yield the comment. " 'Join the army!', they said. 'See the world!', they said. I'd rather be sailing."

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} 2'', ''VideoGame/WarcraftII'', clicking on the human Footman [[StopPokingMe frequently enough]] will yield the comment. " 'Join the army!', they said. 'See the world!', they said. I'd rather be sailing."



** ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} III'' features footmen who, if clicked on enough, ''start spouting recruitment phrases''. "Grab your sword and fight the Horde!" "Uncle Lothar wants you!" They also have a "captain of the guard" special unit available in certain campaign missions and in the map editor, who muses that his job entails constant danger and lousy pay, but at least [[strike:[[LeeroyJenkins he's got chicken]]]] he gets to hobnob with royalty.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} III'' ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' features footmen who, if clicked on enough, ''start spouting recruitment phrases''. "Grab your sword and fight the Horde!" "Uncle Lothar wants you!" They also have a "captain of the guard" special unit available in certain campaign missions and in the map editor, who muses that his job entails constant danger and lousy pay, but at least [[strike:[[LeeroyJenkins he's got chicken]]]] he gets to hobnob with royalty.



** The ''Mists of Pandaria'' expansion to ''World of VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' features an ill-fated Horde invasion of the new continent, which is sent out on orders of the Warchief Garrosh, "Paint the new continent red with their blood!" Repeatedly clicking on the commander of the invasion, General Nazgrim causes him to say " 'The new land', he says, 'paint it red!', he says... ughhhh."

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** The ''Mists of Pandaria'' expansion to ''World ''VideoGame/{{World of VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' Warcraft}}'' features an ill-fated Horde invasion of the new continent, which is sent out on orders of the Warchief Garrosh, "Paint the new continent red with their blood!" Repeatedly clicking on the commander of the invasion, General Nazgrim causes him to say " 'The new land', he says, 'paint it red!', he says... ughhhh."



* Mocked rather cruelly in ''[[Franchise/StarWars X-Wing Alliance]]'', where one of your emails is a recruitment poster for Red Squadron--the first into battle, and the first to replace the first who fall in battle. And this is what they sent ''Rebel'' pilots.
** In ''StarWarsBattlefront 2'', Imperial troopers occasionally mention the Imperial recruitment campaigns with a slogan which is a parody of this trope.

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* Mocked rather cruelly in ''[[Franchise/StarWars X-Wing Alliance]]'', ''VideoGame/XWingAlliance'', where one of your emails is a recruitment poster for Red Squadron--the first into battle, and the first to replace the first who fall in battle. And this is what they sent ''Rebel'' pilots.
** * In ''StarWarsBattlefront ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront 2'', Imperial troopers occasionally mention the Imperial recruitment campaigns with a slogan which is a parody of this trope.



* ''{{Mechwarrior}} 3: Pirate's Moon'' produced this sarcastic quip from lancemate Dominic Paine after a particularly tough mission: "Join the army, see the galaxy, what the hell was I thinking?!"

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* ''{{Mechwarrior}} ''VideoGame/{{Mechwarrior}} 3: Pirate's Moon'' produced this sarcastic quip from lancemate Dominic Paine after a particularly tough mission: "Join the army, see the galaxy, what the hell was I thinking?!"



* Satirised in ''MetalGearSolid4'', which has fake military recruitment ads during the opening scene that are based on the style of real ones, exaggerated with tons of [[DerangedAnimation psychedelia]] and ValuesDissonance until it ends up right in the UncannyValley. Notably, the ads, like real ads, repeatedly use video-game like imagery like FirstPersonPerspective and unthinking, unbleeding, identical enemies -- ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' is in some ways a comment on video games being used to recruit young people into fighting real wars.

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* Satirised in ''MetalGearSolid4'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'', which has fake military recruitment ads during the opening scene that are based on the style of real ones, exaggerated with tons of [[DerangedAnimation psychedelia]] and ValuesDissonance until it ends up right in the UncannyValley. Notably, the ads, like real ads, repeatedly use video-game like imagery like FirstPersonPerspective and unthinking, unbleeding, identical enemies -- ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' is in some ways a comment on video games being used to recruit young people into fighting real wars.



* {{Deadlock}} includes a song that starts out like this. The chorus is the narrator pledging that "If I ever get back home again/If I ever get back home again/If I ever get back home again/That recruiter's gonna die!"

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* {{Deadlock}} ''VideoGame/{{Deadlock}}'' includes a song that starts out like this. The chorus is the narrator pledging that "If I ever get back home again/If I ever get back home again/If I ever get back home again/That recruiter's gonna die!"
6th Jan '17 6:29:49 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Music example which ''everyone'' should know: "[[Music/VillagePeople In the navy (yes, you can sail the seven seas)]], In the navy (yes, you can put your mind at ease), In the navy (come on now people, make a stand), In the navy, in the navy... can't you see [[FreudWasRight we need a hand]]!"

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* Music example which ''everyone'' should know: "[[Music/VillagePeople In the navy (yes, you can sail the seven seas)]], In the navy (yes, you can put your mind at ease), In the navy (come on now people, make a stand), In the navy, in the navy... can't you see [[FreudWasRight we need a hand]]!"hand!"
2nd Jan '17 11:28:14 AM StarSword
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* ''Webcomic/TerminalLance'' [[http://terminallance.com/2010/04/09/terminal-lance-28-false-advertising/ #28: "False Advertising"]]. First panel: Marine grunt in combat. Second panel: Three Marines in dress uniform with ceremonial rifles, with the "The Few. The Proud." recruiting slogan across it. Third panel: Guy in fatigues standing in front of a recruiting poster with a mop. TheRant even says that "making fun of the cheesy recruiting commercials is one of the favorite pass times ''[sic]'' of Marines."
--> '''Mop guy:''' Well, anything seems cool if you say it like that...
11th Dec '16 11:45:36 AM DustSnitch
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* The other [[GoYeHeroesGoAndDie does not downplay the danger]] and may in fact emphasize the risks and harsh conditions that servicemembers endure. It instead asks you, are you {{Badass}} enough to take it? [[IJustWantToBeBadass Do you want to be?]]

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* The other [[GoYeHeroesGoAndDie does not downplay the danger]] and may in fact emphasize the risks and harsh conditions that servicemembers endure. It instead asks you, are you {{Badass}} badass enough to take it? [[IJustWantToBeBadass Do you want to be?]]
6th Nov '16 5:50:16 PM thespecialneedsgroup
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--> '''Chuck:''' (as random blueshirt in ''[[Film/StarTrekFirstContact First Contact]]'') I just wanted to study quasars!

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-->'''Worf:''' [[Film/StarTrekFirstContact Prepare for ramming speed!]]
--> '''Chuck:''' (as random blueshirt in ''[[Film/StarTrekFirstContact First Contact]]'') '''Blueshirt:''' ''[sobbing]'' I just wanted to study quasars!comets!
6th Nov '16 6:07:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* A corporate version in ''Film/FlightOfThePhoenix'':

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* A corporate version in ''Film/FlightOfThePhoenix'':''Film/TheFlightOfThePhoenix2004'':
29th Oct '16 9:25:33 AM nombretomado
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* ''TheGoonShow'' uses this regularly. For instance, in '''Operation Christmas Duff'',

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* ''TheGoonShow'' ''Radio/TheGoonShow'' uses this regularly. For instance, in '''Operation Christmas Duff'',
25th Oct '16 8:08:54 AM Waddle
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* This is a RunningGag in ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'', as the Romans have a tendency to mutter, "Join up they said... It's [insert recruiting promise here], they said..." after getting beaten up by the Gauls. The most common variation being "Join up, they said... it's a man's life, they said..." And then later stories included one soldier moaning that "Join the army, they--" only to be interrupted by another soldier saying something along the lines of "Belt it, we've all heard that before, and we're sick of it." A fitting catchphrase for a PunchClockVillain.

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* This is a RunningGag in ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'', as the Romans have a tendency to mutter, "Join up they said... It's [insert recruiting promise here], they said..." after getting beaten up by the Gauls. The most common variation being "Join up, they said... it's a man's life, they said..." And then later stories included one soldier moaning that "Join the army, they--" only to be interrupted by another soldier saying something along the lines of "Belt it, [[NeverHeardThatOneBefore we've all heard that before, before]], and we're sick of it." A fitting catchphrase for a PunchClockVillain.







15th Oct '16 4:15:37 PM eroock
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* A corporate version in ''Film/TheFlightOfThePhoenix2004'':

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* A corporate version in ''Film/TheFlightOfThePhoenix2004'':''Film/FlightOfThePhoenix'':
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