History WesternAnimation / PrivateSnafu

29th Nov '16 4:48:41 PM kquinn0830
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* GrassIsGreener: "The Infantry Blues" has Snafu griping about how difficult being in the infantry is and wishes he was in the Tank Corps, Navy, or Air Force where they have it easier. Technical Fairy First Class shows up to show Snafu that the other branches are just as difficult and everyone needs to work hard to achieve victory.
24th Oct '16 9:16:14 AM kraas
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* GeniusBruiser: The Nazi soldier in ''Fighting Tools''.

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* GeniusBruiser: The Nazi soldier in ''Fighting Tools''.Tools'', who's not only five times bigger than Snafu, but far better at taking care of his weapons.
10th Oct '16 6:36:50 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** {{Defied|Trope}} in a way, as many Nazis --and even the Japanese-- are shown as far more competent than their bumbling counterparts seen in civilian propaganda. Several of Snafu's screwups result in Nazi victories (''Weapons of War'', where a Nazi captures Sanfu since the latter had taken poor care of his equipment and ''Spies'', where Nazi spies send information straight to Hitler, who sends his U-boat fleet after the Ship Snafu is on).

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** {{Defied|Trope}} in a way, as many Nazis --and even the Japanese-- are shown as far more competent than their bumbling counterparts seen in civilian propaganda. Several of Snafu's screwups result in Nazi victories (''Weapons of War'', where a Nazi captures Sanfu since the latter had taken poor care of his equipment and ''Spies'', where Nazi spies send information straight to Hitler, who sends his U-boat fleet after the Ship Snafu is on). The reason for this is that civilian propaganda's aim was to allay fears at home by depicting the Axis powers as a joke, while the goal of military propaganda was to demonstrate the opposite, telling soldiers that their enemies were a real, very dangerous threat and had to be taken seriously.
27th Jul '16 5:53:06 PM nombretomado
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![[ColumbiaCartoons UPA]] Snafu shorts:

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![[ColumbiaCartoons ![[Creator/ColumbiaCartoons UPA]] Snafu shorts:
22nd Jun '16 4:03:51 AM Adept
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''Private Snafu'' was largely sealed away after the end of the war and was not widely seen again until Creator/CartoonNetwork aired some as part of two ''ToonHeads'' specials: one about lost and rare animated works and another about UsefulNotes/WorldWarII cartoons. A few shorts appeared as extras in the ''Looney Tunes: Golden Collection'' [=DVDs=]. Some of them are available for viewing on [[http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=collection%3Amore_animation%20AND%20subject%3A%22SNAFU%22 the Internet Archive]].

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''Private Snafu'' was largely sealed away after the end of the war and was not widely seen again until Creator/CartoonNetwork aired some as part of two ''ToonHeads'' ''WesternAnimation/ToonHeads'' specials: one about lost and rare animated works and another about UsefulNotes/WorldWarII cartoons. A few shorts appeared as extras in the ''Looney Tunes: Golden Collection'' [=DVDs=]. Some of them are available for viewing on [[http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=collection%3Amore_animation%20AND%20subject%3A%22SNAFU%22 the Internet Archive]].
16th May '16 5:15:17 PM dvorak
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* FriendOrFoe: In ''Snafuperman'', Snafu accidentally air-raids ''the White House'' because he thought it was Berlin, and attack an American tank (and piss off General Patton) because he thought it was a Japanese tank. The moral is "study the field manual and maps."
14th May '16 10:30:35 AM fruitstripegum
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* BadSamaritan: Goldy the Goldbrick, who is really a Japanese spy hoping to convince enough soldiers to slack off and enable Japan to win the war.
18th Apr '16 2:28:37 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* SwallowTheKey: The Japanese soldier in "Operation Snafu". (And the war secret too, later on. In a [[OutOfCharacterMoment strange lapse of compentence]], Snafu kidnaps the soldier along with the secret and rows back to America.)

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* SwallowTheKey: The Japanese soldier in "Operation Snafu". (And the war secret too, later on. In a [[OutOfCharacterMoment strange lapse of compentence]], competence]], Snafu kidnaps the soldier along with the secret and rows back to America.)



* TookALevelInBadass: Snafu in the last two shorts.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Snafu in the last two shorts.shorts, which drop the instructional aspect in favor of Bugs Bunny-style shenanigans.
2nd Apr '16 7:07:41 PM BatmanKalEl
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** {{Defied|Trope}} in a way, as many Nazis are shown as far more competent than their bumbling counterparts seen in civilian propaganda. Several of Snafu's screwups result in Nazi victories (''Weapons of War'', where a Nazi captures Sanfu since the latter had taken poor care of his equipment and ''Spies'', where Nazi spies send information straight to Hitler, who sends his U-boat fleet after the Ship Snafu is on).

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** {{Defied|Trope}} in a way, as many Nazis --and even the Japanese-- are shown as far more competent than their bumbling counterparts seen in civilian propaganda. Several of Snafu's screwups result in Nazi victories (''Weapons of War'', where a Nazi captures Sanfu since the latter had taken poor care of his equipment and ''Spies'', where Nazi spies send information straight to Hitler, who sends his U-boat fleet after the Ship Snafu is on).
15th Mar '16 10:57:16 PM BatmanKalEl
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* BizarroEpisode[=/=]LaterInstallmentWeirdness: The last two shorts, coming right at the tail end of the war (and presumably with all the important training subjects having already been addressed), became more or less military-themed ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' installments: one with Snafu and a Japanese officer fighting over a small island, and the other one placing Snafu on an uncharacteristic commando mission into the heart of Tokyo.



* TooDumbToLive: Private Snafu. Of course, since it's a primarily an instructional series, the entire point is to show [[ForgotAboutHisPowers how]] ''[[ForgotAboutHisPowers not]]'' [[ForgotAboutHisPowers to act]]. That said, it's a wonder he wasn't rejected 4F due to mental incompetence.

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* TooDumbToLive: Private Snafu. Of course, since it's a primarily an instructional series, the entire point is to show [[ForgotAboutHisPowers [[AntiRoleModel how]] ''[[ForgotAboutHisPowers ''[[AntiRoleModel not]]'' [[ForgotAboutHisPowers [[AntiRoleModel to act]]. That said, it's a wonder he wasn't rejected 4F due to mental incompetence.
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