History Main / PeelingPotatoes

30th Mar '18 6:47:00 AM Divra
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* Spoofed in the ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'' album ''Le Vingtieme de Cavalerie'' (lit. the 20th Cavalry), after an Indian raid during which the food stores are burned. Luke sees four men sitting on the ground around a bucket making peeling hand motions. When he queries the Sergeant, he is informed that life in the cavalry goes on, potatoes or no potatoes. The sergeant then berates the men for not pretending to peel thinly enough and tells them that the colonel will pretend to inspect the pretend peels personally.

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* Spoofed in the ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'' album ''Le Vingtieme de Cavalerie'' (lit. the 20th Cavalry), after an Indian raid during which the food stores are burned. Luke sees four men sitting on the ground around a bucket making peeling hand motions. When he queries the Sergeant, he is informed that these men have been assigned to peel potatoes, and life in the cavalry goes on, potatoes or no potatoes. The sergeant then berates the men for not pretending to peel thinly enough and tells them that the colonel will pretend to inspect the pretend peels personally.
16th Jan '18 2:15:52 PM margdean56
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-->'''Wedge''': "Face is one of our insertion experts, [[WeWillNotUseStageMakeupInTheFuture proficient in makeup]], speaks several languages other than Basic -"

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-->'''Wedge''': "Face is one of our insertion experts, [[WeWillNotUseStageMakeupInTheFuture proficient in makeup]], speaks several languages other than Basic -"Basic--"



-->'''Wedge''': * nods amiably* "And sometime cook. You're peeling tubers on kitchen duty tonight. Do you have anything else to add?"

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-->'''Wedge''': * nods *nods amiably* "And sometime cook. You're peeling tubers on kitchen duty tonight. Do you have anything else to add?"



** 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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** 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 julienning potatoes (as well as polishing oyster knives and waltz drills).
1st Dec '17 10:56:43 AM xcountryguy
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* The ending of the classic Disney cartoon ''WesternAnimation/SteamboatWillie'' has Captain Pete punsh Mickey for slacking on the job by making him peel potatoes.

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* The ending of the classic Disney cartoon ''WesternAnimation/SteamboatWillie'' has Captain Pete punsh punish Mickey for slacking on the job by making him peel potatoes.



** He also starts that one peeling potatoes, watching planes go by and wishing he were in one of them...and he absentmindedly peels one potato into an airplane...which flies and brings Sergeant Pete's hat back to him...which he absentmindedly starts peeling.

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** He also starts that one peeling potatoes, watching planes go by and wishing he were in one of them... and he absentmindedly peels one potato into an airplane...which flies and brings Sergeant Pete's hat back to him... which he absentmindedly starts peeling.
26th Nov '17 5:56:24 PM nombretomado
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** Combat soldiers in the [[IsraelisWithInfraRedMissiles IDF]] tend to have the same opinion for similar reasons--kitchen duty is usually easier and less unpleasant 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.

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** Combat soldiers in the [[IsraelisWithInfraRedMissiles [[UsefulNotes/IsraelisWithInfraRedMissiles IDF]] tend to have the same opinion for similar reasons--kitchen duty is usually easier and less unpleasant 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.
25th Nov '17 3:56:54 PM Kartoonkid95
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-->''And look at the job they hand out to me --''

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-->''And look at the job that they hand out to me --''
25th Nov '17 3:56:17 PM Kartoonkid95
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-->''A-jabbin' the Cap and huntin' the Hun''

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-->''A-jabbin' the Cap Jap and huntin' the Hun''
25th Nov '17 3:55:54 PM Kartoonkid95
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-->''I joined this here Army to join in the fun''
-->''A-jabbin' the Cap and huntin' the Hun''
-->''And look at the job they hand out to me --''
-->''K.P., K.P., K.P. and K.P.''
30th Oct '17 1:27:09 PM Andyroid
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* In the ''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.
---> '''Stimpy:''' "I think the [[DrillSergeantNasty Sarge]] likes ''you'' best, Ren, because he gave you the most potatoes to peel!"
* The ending of the classic Disney cartoon ''WesternAnimation/SteamboatWillie''

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' army episode BootCampEpisode "In the Army", 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.
---> '''Stimpy:''' "I I think the [[DrillSergeantNasty Sarge]] likes ''you'' best, Ren, because he gave you the most potatoes to peel!"
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* The ending of the classic Disney cartoon ''WesternAnimation/SteamboatWillie''''WesternAnimation/SteamboatWillie'' has Captain Pete punsh Mickey for slacking on the job by making him peel potatoes.
19th Oct '17 4:59:23 PM GoblinCipher
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* In ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat Gets Drafted'', the Rat mentions that in the modern spacefaring military Kitchen Patrol is considered so degrading that it is forbidden to assign it as a [[PunishmentDetail punishment]] and, therefore, [[DrillSergeantNasty it is always assigned as a punishment]]. When subjected to it himself he snaps, and when he comes to he's nearly killed the chef.
20th Sep '17 10:02:47 PM wingedcatgirl
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* Snuffy Smith, Medal of Honor recipient, was to be given his medal. However it took the people who were supposed to give it to him a bit of time to find him. He was on kitchen patrol. Although the task in question was not peeling potatoes, he did peel potatoes for the newspapers.
** To elaborate on this, Snuffy Smith was not the model soldier. He tended to have an attitude problem, and was MildlyMilitary at best. That said, when the plane he was serving as a gunner on was badly damaged and engulfed in flames, he stayed aboard to tend to a wounded crewmate and fight the fires (and shoot at the Germans, who were still attacking them). By the time they arranged the ceremony to present him with the Medal of Honor some time later, he had gotten in trouble for sleeping through a briefing. Ladies and gentlemen, the first person in the history of the Air Force to receive the Medal of Honor without earning it posthumously.

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* Snuffy Smith, Medal of Honor recipient, was to be given his medal. However it took the people who were supposed to give it to him a bit of time to find him. He was on kitchen patrol. Although the task in question was not peeling potatoes, he did peel potatoes for the newspapers.
** To elaborate on this,
Snuffy Smith was not the model soldier. He tended to have an attitude problem, and was MildlyMilitary at best. That said, when the plane he was serving as a gunner on was badly damaged and engulfed in flames, he stayed aboard to tend to a wounded crewmate and fight the fires (and shoot at the Germans, who were still attacking them). By the time they arranged the ceremony to present him with the Medal of Honor some time later, he had gotten in trouble them), for sleeping through a briefing. Ladies and gentlemen, which he became the first person in the history of the Air Force to receive the Medal of Honor without earning it other than posthumously. However, when it came time to actually award him the medal, it took a bit of time to find him. He was on kitchen patrol -- in the time it took to prepare the ceremony, he had gotten in trouble for sleeping through a briefing. Although the task in question was not peeling potatoes, he did peel potatoes for the newspapers.
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