History Main / PeelingPotatoes

24th Jan '16 9:57:25 AM nombretomado
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* A nonmilitary but definitely punishment version: one of the ''TenchiMuyo'' OVA episodes had Ryoko, Aeka, and Mihoshi doing this as their share of repairing the extensive damage to a hot spring resort, with varying results. Ryoko did a hack job on hers with questionable accuracy, Aeka primly carved each millimetre of skin with painstaking deliberation, and Mihoshi outstripped both easily (and boasted about it). * In the second season of ''{{Strike Witches}}'', Gertrud gets sentenced to this for violating orders. * In the second chapter of ''CrossboneGundam'', Kincaid tells Tobia that if he's going to be part of their group, he's going to have to earn his keep. Cut to them ''both'' in the mess, peeling potatoes (with a badly damaged blender in the background).
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* A nonmilitary but definitely punishment version: one of the ''TenchiMuyo'' ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' OVA episodes had Ryoko, Aeka, and Mihoshi doing this as their share of repairing the extensive damage to a hot spring resort, with varying results. Ryoko did a hack job on hers with questionable accuracy, Aeka primly carved each millimetre of skin with painstaking deliberation, and Mihoshi outstripped both easily (and boasted about it). * In the second season of ''{{Strike Witches}}'', ''Anime/StrikeWitches'', Gertrud gets sentenced to this for violating orders. * In the second chapter of ''CrossboneGundam'', ''Manga/MobileSuitCrossboneGundam'', Kincaid tells Tobia that if he's going to be part of their group, he's going to have to earn his keep. Cut to them ''both'' in the mess, peeling potatoes (with a badly damaged blender in the background).
24th Jan '16 6:45:38 AM ladyofthelibrary
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* An episode of TaleSpin features Kit being forced by Colonel Spigget to peel ''turnips'' for rebelling at a Thembrian flying camp. Spigget is forced to take the task up after his bumbling is exposed.
12th Dec '15 8:41:42 PM nombretomado
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* As MildlyMilitary as [[XWingSeries Wraith Squadron]] could be, even they have punishment detail. The very first time all of the members of the new squadron were together at once, while Wedge was listing off their respective specialties, Face Loran decided to interrupt.
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* As MildlyMilitary as [[XWingSeries [[Literature/XWingSeries Wraith Squadron]] could be, even they have punishment detail. The very first time all of the members of the new squadron were together at once, while Wedge was listing off their respective specialties, Face Loran decided to interrupt.
31st Oct '15 8:16:53 PM nombretomado
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* Warrant Officer Oreldo in ''PumpkinScissors'' is ''very good'' at peeling potatoes, and references this trope as the reason why.
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* Warrant Officer Oreldo in ''PumpkinScissors'' ''Anime/PumpkinScissors'' is ''very good'' at peeling potatoes, and references this trope as the reason why.
4th Jul '15 8:49:42 PM Adept
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* BeetleBailey, of course, has this happen to him quite often.
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* BeetleBailey, ComicStrip/BeetleBailey, of course, has this happen to him quite often.

* In the ''RenAndStimpy'' army episode this is done straight the first time, the second time has them scraping potato-peelers over watermelons, and the third time has them scraping potato-peelers over nuclear bombs.
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* In the ''RenAndStimpy'' ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' army episode this is done straight the first time, the second time has them scraping potato-peelers over watermelons, and the third time has them scraping potato-peelers over nuclear bombs.

* The 1942 ''DonaldDuck'' cartoon [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_Trooper Sky Trooper]] where he joins the Army Air Corps, and has to peel potatoes after he nearly gets his [[DrillSergeantNasty training officer]] killed in a mishap.
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* The 1942 ''DonaldDuck'' ''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck'' cartoon [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_Trooper Sky Trooper]] where he joins the Army Air Corps, and has to peel potatoes after he nearly gets his [[DrillSergeantNasty training officer]] killed in a mishap.

* In an episode of ''TheJetsons'' where George joins the army, he's assigned this. It involves pressing two buttons, one to peel an entire sack of potatoes in a second, and one to mash them. He spends both seconds complaining about how hard punishment detail is. * In a Mister Know-It-All segment in ''RockyAndBullwinkle'' when Bullwinkle demonstrates how to escape from Devil's Island. Boris the warden demands Bullwinkle to peel potatoes which he didn't at all when potatoes are boiled. * An episode of ''{{Chowder}}'' saw Mung and his titular apprentice in servitude to [[TheRival Endive]] in exchange for an exotic fruit necklace. Their final task was to peel "growtatoes", which are just like normal potatoes, except they grow exponentially until fully peeled and threatened to crush the two chefs.
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* In an episode of ''TheJetsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' where George joins the army, he's assigned this. It involves pressing two buttons, one to peel an entire sack of potatoes in a second, and one to mash them. He spends both seconds complaining about how hard punishment detail is. * In a Mister Know-It-All segment in ''RockyAndBullwinkle'' ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' when Bullwinkle demonstrates how to escape from Devil's Island. Boris the warden demands Bullwinkle to peel potatoes which he didn't at all when potatoes are boiled. * An episode of ''{{Chowder}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' saw Mung and his titular apprentice in servitude to [[TheRival Endive]] in exchange for an exotic fruit necklace. Their final task was to peel "growtatoes", which are just like normal potatoes, except they grow exponentially until fully peeled and threatened to crush the two chefs.
1st Jul '15 4:31:10 PM nombretomado
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* Kendra Shaw in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}: Razor''
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* Kendra Shaw in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}: Galactica|2003}}: Razor''
27th Jun '15 2:27:42 PM FordPrefect
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** Even in ships at sea, where you don't have civilians to outsource the potato peeling to, its not used as a punishment detail anymore; everybody (below a certain rank) just gets to take a turn. * Interestingly, in Soviet and Russian army kitchen patrol always was considered a ''privilege'' and not the punishment, as it allowed the soldier to sit in warm kitchen doing tedious but easy job, and not work his ass off doing whatever the seniors saddled him with. Also it basically let the soldier to eat whatever he wants whenever he wants, and not a set menu in the set hours only. ** Combat soldiers in the [[IsraelisWithInfraRedMissiles IDF]] tend to have the same opinion for similar reasons--kitchen duty is usually easier and less unpleasant then say, guard duty, cleaning or maintenance work, and provides access to food outside of meal time. Soldiers in supporting roles tend to have the opposite opinion; their regular duty isn't so unpleasant that the kitchen is an improvement.
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** Even in ships at sea, where you don't have civilians to outsource the potato peeling to, its it's not used as a punishment detail anymore; everybody (below a certain rank) just gets to take a turn. * Interestingly, in the Soviet and Russian army army, kitchen patrol was always was considered a ''privilege'' and not the a punishment, as it allowed the soldier to sit in a warm kitchen doing a tedious but easy job, and not rather than work his ass off doing whatever the seniors saddled him with. Also it basically let the soldier to eat whatever he wants whenever he wants, and not a set menu in the at set hours only. ** Combat soldiers in the [[IsraelisWithInfraRedMissiles IDF]] tend to have the same opinion for similar reasons--kitchen duty is usually easier and less unpleasant then than, say, guard duty, cleaning or maintenance work, and provides access to food outside of meal time. Soldiers in supporting roles tend to have the opposite opinion; their regular duty isn't so unpleasant that the kitchen is an improvement.
28th Apr '15 3:45:45 PM Scorntex
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* Rimmer and Lister were forced to do this in an episode of ''Series/RedDwarf'' after ticking their captain off. Lister has the "great" idea of getting out of having to peel the literal mountain of potatoes by having a special virus eat the potato skins. Unfortunately for the duo, [[TheNudifier the virus also eats clothes]].
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* Rimmer and Lister were forced to do this in an episode of ''Series/RedDwarf'' after ticking their captain off. Only they have the bluntest knives it's possible to find. So Lister has the "great" idea of getting out of having to peel the literal mountain of potatoes by having a special virus eat the potato skins. Unfortunately for the duo, [[TheNudifier the virus also eats clothes]]. [[FromBadToWorse And it spreads on contact.]]
11th Mar '15 4:22:42 PM sidhe3141
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* In TenSixtySixAndAllThat, Simmel/Lambert/Wormkin (the text varies) is made an escullion as a punishment for his attempted (and largely incomprehensible) rebellion. In an illustration, he is shown peeling something that looks like a potato.
1st Mar '15 3:46:18 AM DaibhidC
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* In ''Discworld/FeetOfClay'', Nobby thinks to himself that anyone who responds to "Who likes good food?" in the military is going to be volunteered for KP duty, as part of an internal monologue as to why you should ''never'' volunteer for anything.
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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' ** In ''Discworld/FeetOfClay'', Nobby thinks to himself that anyone who responds to "Who likes good food?" in the military is going to be volunteered for KP duty, as part of an internal monologue as to why you should ''never'' volunteer for anything.anything. **In ''Mrs Bradshaw's Handbook'', Sto Lat MilitaryAcademy teaches the sons of gentlefolk to be officers. In keeping with the [[OfficerAndAGentleman class of recruit]], punishment details include juilienning potatoes (as well as polishing oyster knives and waltz drills).
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