History WesternAnimation / PrivateSnafu

5th May '17 12:11:27 PM TonyG
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* CueTheFlyingPigs: In "Going Home", Snafu hears from the radio that his old regiment was attacked because someone leaked information. Snafu wishes that the one responsible (not knowing that it was him) would get run over by a streetcar. And at that moment, a streetcar goes through his living room and runs him over for the IrisOut.


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** Also the point of "Going Home". After his discharge, Snafu continues to discuss military matters out in public, leading to his platoon being wiped out.
5th May '17 11:48:18 AM Psi001
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* TheBadGuyWins: Some episodes end with the enemy forces successfully killing off Snafu as a result of his incompetence.



* BlackComedy: Multiple shorts end with the enemy forces succeeding and killing off Snafu. Still using ''Looney Tunes'' slapstick of course.



* DownerEnding: Not so much depressing but often Snafu bought the farm. Sometimes subverted and he wises up and survives, such as the gas-mask episode.

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* DownerEnding: Not so much depressing It's of the PlayedForLaughs sort, but often Snafu bought the farm. Sometimes subverted and he wises up and survives, such as the gas-mask episode.



* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Though the Nazi forces tend to be given the same silly front as standard ''LooneyTunes'' examples (right down to Mel Blanc's goofiest German accent), they are treated as much more lethal and resilient, and sometimes even [[TheBadGuyWins successfully bump off Snafu in the end]]. Justified as these shorts were for the purpose of military viewing and showing soldiers to take their jobs cautiously.



** {{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.

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** {{Defied|Trope}} in a way, as many Nazis --and even the Japanese-- though somewhat comical, 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.
9th Feb '17 9:29:14 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* LooseLips: The essential Aesop to the short, ''Spies'', in which Snafu inadvertently blabs bit by bit all the spies around him need to know about his ship's departure time.

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* LooseLips: The essential Aesop to the short, ''Spies'', in which Snafu inadvertently blabs bit by bit all the spies around him need to know about his ship's departure time. It results in the Axis literally blowing him to hell.
17th Jan '17 5:26:10 PM foxley
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* BlowingSmokeRings: In "A Lecture on Camouflage", Snafu blows smoke rings while resting. The camouflaged Nazi stalking him blows smoke swastikas.
27th Dec '16 8:01:38 PM PRothan
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* EvilCounterpart: Goldy the Goldbrick is this to Snafu's Technical Fairy, Foist Class.

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* EvilCounterpart: Goldy Goldie the Goldbrick is this to Snafu's Technical Fairy, Foist First Class.


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* VillainSong: The Goldbrick
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]].
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