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6th Aug '17 11:37:44 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' there was a 'screw the War, we're playing [[BaseballEpisode baseball']] episode and a 'screw the War, we're fighting gangsters in the holosuite' episode. The BaseballEpisode was an attempt to invoke this trope, as the station was playing host to a number of Federation ships and their crews who'd been rotated away from the frontline of the Dominion War and who badly needed to blow off some steam in a way that didn't involve {{Bar Brawl}}s or other unfortunate drunken shenanigans. The holodeck episode didn't really have an in-universe justification, but served as a badly-needed BreatherEpisode for the ''audience'', coming as it did in the middle of the DarkestHour of the show to date.

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* In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' there was a 'screw the War, we're playing [[BaseballEpisode baseball']] episode and a 'screw the War, we're fighting gangsters in the holosuite' episode. The BaseballEpisode was an attempt to invoke this trope, as the station was playing host to a number of Federation ships and their crews who'd been rotated away from the frontline of the Dominion War and who badly needed to blow off some steam in a way that didn't involve {{Bar Brawl}}s or other unfortunate drunken shenanigans. The holodeck episode didn't really have an in-universe justification, justification (beyond "we have nothing better to do after work today"), but served as a badly-needed BreatherEpisode for the ''audience'', coming as it did in the middle of the DarkestHour of the show to date.
1st Aug '17 2:10:03 PM Lanes17B
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** Another scene features some soldiers gleefully abandoning their positions with a woman on one arm, and bottle of booze on the other, while small arms fire echoes through the streets of Berlin, and artillery blasts buildings into rubble offscreen.
16th Jul '17 12:02:04 PM nombretomado
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* Private Walker from ''Series/DadsArmy'' who has avoided the WW2 draft due to a 'corned beef allergy' and spends his time in the home guard playing the black market and chasing women.

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* Private Walker from ''Series/DadsArmy'' who has avoided the WW2 [=WW2=] draft due to a 'corned beef allergy' and spends his time in the home guard playing the black market and chasing women.



* Comedian Creator/SpikeMilligan famously laughed and joked his way through WW2. He was part of a jazz quartet that formed when its four members were conscripted to the same artillery unit. Warned of dire retribution if they dared waste shipping space by smuggling their instruments aboard the troop ship taking them to war in North Africa, they did so anyway. Despite dire threats of court-martial and having the instruments tossed overboard. A fortnight into the voyage, a shamefaced Naval officer who'd seen Milligan's band playing on shore made unofficial representation from the captain. If all possible charges were dropped, how much would it cost for Milligan's quartet to play on board ship for officers, diplomats and their wives travelling to form a civilian administration in occupied north Africa?

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* Comedian Creator/SpikeMilligan famously laughed and joked his way through WW2.[=WW2=]. He was part of a jazz quartet that formed when its four members were conscripted to the same artillery unit. Warned of dire retribution if they dared waste shipping space by smuggling their instruments aboard the troop ship taking them to war in North Africa, they did so anyway. Despite dire threats of court-martial and having the instruments tossed overboard. A fortnight into the voyage, a shamefaced Naval officer who'd seen Milligan's band playing on shore made unofficial representation from the captain. If all possible charges were dropped, how much would it cost for Milligan's quartet to play on board ship for officers, diplomats and their wives travelling to form a civilian administration in occupied north Africa?
5th Jul '17 2:12:48 PM ZimFan89
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* ''Theater/MissSaigon''. Provides the page quote. Despite the raucous atmosphere, the lyrics of the opening song demonstrate that the soldiers are desperate for one last fling, and that the girls are desperate for one last chance to escape Vietnam.

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* ''Theater/MissSaigon''.''Theatre/MissSaigon''. Provides the page quote. Despite the raucous atmosphere, the lyrics of the opening song demonstrate that the soldiers are desperate for one last fling, and that the girls are desperate for one last chance to escape Vietnam.
22nd Jun '17 12:50:02 PM morane
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GlamorousWartimeSinger often features. Unlike WhileRomeBurns, this is for characters who are on the receiving end of war and ''can'' be a positive way for characters to keep their sanity. This can be emphasized by the partiers being called to duty during the hijinks, and they instantly snap into solid professionalism for the tasks ahead.

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GlamorousWartimeSinger often features.features, as does MilitaryMoonshiner. Unlike WhileRomeBurns, this is for characters who are on the receiving end of war and ''can'' be a positive way for characters to keep their sanity. This can be emphasized by the partiers being called to duty during the hijinks, and they instantly snap into solid professionalism for the tasks ahead.
27th May '17 1:58:38 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Series/ChinaBeach'', the characters were at an R&R base, so they often had dances, parties, concerts, and generally had a good time when they weren't too occupied with, ya know, killing Viet Cong or saving lives. This took a turn for the dark several times, as the [[VietnamWar war]] sometimes got in the way. Probably the worst incidents were the night that fun-loving lifeguard Boonie and two buddies went to a bar in Saigon and [[spoiler: one guy who was going home the next day was killed by a Viet Cong agent with a grenade]]. Then, in a later season, they were all driving to a dance and [[spoiler: a Jeep flipped, Boonie underneath]]. One of the doctors was forced to [[spoiler: amputate Boonie's leg below the knee]] to save him from drowning as flood waters rose.

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* In ''Series/ChinaBeach'', the characters were at an R&R base, so they often had dances, parties, concerts, and generally had a good time when they weren't too occupied with, ya know, killing Viet Cong or saving lives. This took a turn for the dark several times, as the [[VietnamWar [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar war]] sometimes got in the way. Probably the worst incidents were the night that fun-loving lifeguard Boonie and two buddies went to a bar in Saigon and [[spoiler: one guy who was going home the next day was killed by a Viet Cong agent with a grenade]]. Then, in a later season, they were all driving to a dance and [[spoiler: a Jeep flipped, Boonie underneath]]. One of the doctors was forced to [[spoiler: amputate Boonie's leg below the knee]] to save him from drowning as flood waters rose.
18th May '17 10:54:54 AM isolato
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* Several instances in ''Literature/TheGoodSoldierSvejk'' - indeed the last scene finished before the AuthorExistenceFailure describes a party threw by officers of the Švejk's battalion. Only TheNeidermeyer Lieutenant Dub attempts to talk about the war, annoying others immensely.
17th May '17 6:45:33 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Cabaret}}'', everyone tries to forget the Nazi invasion while having some entertainment at the Kit Kat Club. It's summed up in the lyrics of "Willkommen".

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* In ''{{Cabaret}}'', ''Theatre/{{Cabaret}}'', everyone tries to forget the Nazi invasion while having some entertainment at the Kit Kat Club. It's summed up in the lyrics of "Willkommen".



* Hope from {{Urinetown}} was ''conceived'' during one of these parties.
* In ''SeventeenSeventySix'', George Washington's "New Brunswick" dispatch details his soldiers' drunken, disorderly, whoring antics while camped in the New Jersey town. In addition to being TruthInTelevision, it leads to some of the funniest exchanges in the play.

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* Hope from {{Urinetown}} ''Theatre/{{Urinetown}}'' was ''conceived'' during one of these parties.
* In ''SeventeenSeventySix'', ''Theatre/SeventeenSeventySix'', George Washington's "New Brunswick" dispatch details his soldiers' drunken, disorderly, whoring antics while camped in the New Jersey town. In addition to being TruthInTelevision, it leads to some of the funniest exchanges in the play.
16th May '17 3:11:01 PM LtFedora
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*** [[HookersAndBlow Fegeline' room also contains several lines of coke on a dresser.]]

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*** [[HookersAndBlow Fegeline' Fegelein's room also contains several lines of coke on a dresser.]]
23rd Apr '17 12:50:16 AM Lanes17B
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*** [[HookersAndBlow Fegeline' room also contains several lines of coke on a dresser.]]
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