History WesternAnimation / PrivateSnafu

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.
4th Mar '16 3:28:02 PM YaBigDope
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* EvilCounterpart: Goldy the Goldbrick is this to Snafu's Technical Fairy, Foist Class.
4th Mar '16 10:14:36 AM YaBigDope
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* GeniusBruiser: The Nazi soldier in ''Fighting Tools''.
25th Feb '16 11:59:41 AM Angeldeb82
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* NonMammalianMammaries: In "Outpost", lonesome Snafu dreams of a woman...and so does his trusty avian sidekick.

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* NonMammalianMammaries: NonMammalMammaries: In "Outpost", lonesome Snafu dreams of a woman...and so does his trusty avian sidekick.
24th Feb '16 8:57:12 PM Angeldeb82
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A WartimeCartoon series made during the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1940s]], starring the eponymous Private Snafu[[note]]An acronym for "'''S'''ituation '''N'''ormal, '''A'''ll '''F'''ucked '''U'''p" -- though the "Fucked" part would be {{Bowdlerize}}d as "Fouled"[[/note]] set during the struggle of WorldWarII. Produced by Creator/WarnerBros for the Army-Navy Screen Magazine, these cartoons showed Snafu's adventures in the Army. They usually ended with various {{Aesop}}s concerning proper military behavior, via the confoundingly insipid acts of the brash but ignorant Snafu.

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A WartimeCartoon series made during the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1940s]], starring the eponymous Private Snafu[[note]]An acronym for "'''S'''ituation '''N'''ormal, '''A'''ll '''F'''ucked '''U'''p" -- though the "Fucked" part would be {{Bowdlerize}}d {{Bowdlerise}}d as "Fouled"[[/note]] set during the struggle of WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Produced by Creator/WarnerBros for the Army-Navy Screen Magazine, these cartoons showed Snafu's adventures in the Army. They usually ended with various {{Aesop}}s {{A|nAesop}}esops concerning proper military behavior, via the confoundingly insipid acts of the brash but ignorant Snafu.



''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 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'' specials: one about lost and rare animated works and another about WorldWarII 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]].



* {{Bowdlerization}}: Two shorts have aired on Creator/CartoonNetwork edited:

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* {{Bowdlerization}}: {{Bowdlerise}}: Two shorts have aired on Creator/CartoonNetwork edited:



* GoodAngelBadAngel: Technical Fairy First Class plays the Good Angel in "Pay Day", but this being Snafu, he has [[IncrediblyLamePun no chance in hell]] against his evil counterpart.

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* GoodAngelBadAngel: Technical Fairy First Class plays the Good Angel in "Pay Day", but this being Snafu, he has [[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} no chance in hell]] against his evil counterpart.



* IncrediblyConspicuousDrag: Snafu in "Operation Snafu". In defense of the poor short-sighted Japanese gentleman it must be said that Snafu passed the [[EekAMouse Eek A (Mechanical) Mouse]] test.

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* IncrediblyConspicuousDrag: Snafu in "Operation Snafu". In defense of the poor short-sighted Japanese gentleman it must be said that Snafu passed the [[EekAMouse Eek A Eek, a (Mechanical) Mouse]] Mouse!!]] test.



* JerkAss: It's understandable since it's a military instructional cartoon, but Snafu is an arrogant and rather nasty, singleminded solider who brings his own fates on himself due to his incompetence.

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* JerkAss: {{Jerkass}}: It's understandable since it's a military instructional cartoon, but Snafu is an arrogant and rather nasty, singleminded solider who brings his own fates on himself due to his incompetence.



* LeitMotif: Snafu's "Theme" consists of a classic five note snippet called "You're A Horses Ass", which fits the bumbling soliders inept personality.

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* LeitMotif: {{Leitmotif}}: Snafu's "Theme" consists of a classic five note snippet called "You're A Horses Horse's Ass", which fits the bumbling soliders soldiers inept personality.



** And the female mosquitos in "It's Murder She Says", of course. See below.

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** And the female mosquitos mosquitoes in "It's Murder She Says", of course. See below.



* RunningGag: The sailor following the hot babe in "Seaman Tarfu in the Navy". Completely with TheStinger after the end credits:
-->''Snafu'' (taking the girl away from the sailor): "What do you expected, the ''army'' made this picture!"



* ReassignedToAntarctica: "The Outpost" is intended to explain why being assigned to remote and/or unpleasant stations [[DefiedTrope is important work in its own way.]]

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* ReassignedToAntarctica: "The Outpost" is intended to explain why being assigned to remote and/or unpleasant stations [[DefiedTrope is important work in its own way.]]way]].



* RunningGag: The sailor following the hot babe in "Seaman Tarfu in the Navy". Completely with TheStinger after the end credits:
-->''Snafu'' (taking the girl away from the sailor): "What do you expected, the ''army'' made this picture!"



* ShoutOut: Carl Stalling makes one to his early Disney work by reusing a musical score he composed for the SillySymphonies short "Hell's Bells" in the opening of "Hot Spot".

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* ShoutOut: Carl Stalling makes one to his early Disney work by reusing a musical score he composed for the SillySymphonies WesternAnimation/SillySymphonies short "Hell's Bells" in the opening of "Hot Spot".



* StealthPun: The short ''Hot Spot'' has the Devil watching the army travel through a desert. Throughout the short, we see him breaking down in the heat as he strips out of his business suit and uses any liquids to keep himself cool. The joke, of course, is that [[spoiler: It's hotter than Hell out there!]]

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* StealthPun: The short ''Hot Spot'' has the Devil watching the army travel through a desert. Throughout the short, we see him breaking down in the heat as he strips out of his business suit and uses any liquids to keep himself cool. The joke, of course, is that [[spoiler: It's it's hotter than Hell out there!]]there]]!



* TheyKilledKenny: Private Snafu is killed in 6 shorts.

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* TheyKilledKenny: TheyKilledKennyAgain: Private Snafu is killed in 6 shorts.



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

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



* XylophoneGag: [[TropeMaker Originated]] in the cartoon ''Booby Traps''.

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* XylophoneGag: [[TropeMaker [[TropeMakers Originated]] in the cartoon ''Booby Traps''.
7th Feb '16 3:33:08 PM nombretomado
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A WartimeCartoon series made during the [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1940s]], starring the eponymous Private Snafu[[note]]An acronym for "'''S'''ituation '''N'''ormal, '''A'''ll '''F'''ucked '''U'''p" -- though the "Fucked" part would be {{Bowdlerize}}d as "Fouled"[[/note]] set during the struggle of WorldWarII. Produced by Creator/WarnerBros for the Army-Navy Screen Magazine, these cartoons showed Snafu's adventures in the Army. They usually ended with various {{Aesop}}s concerning proper military behavior, via the confoundingly insipid acts of the brash but ignorant Snafu.

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A WartimeCartoon series made during the [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1940s]], starring the eponymous Private Snafu[[note]]An acronym for "'''S'''ituation '''N'''ormal, '''A'''ll '''F'''ucked '''U'''p" -- though the "Fucked" part would be {{Bowdlerize}}d as "Fouled"[[/note]] set during the struggle of WorldWarII. Produced by Creator/WarnerBros for the Army-Navy Screen Magazine, these cartoons showed Snafu's adventures in the Army. They usually ended with various {{Aesop}}s concerning proper military behavior, via the confoundingly insipid acts of the brash but ignorant Snafu.
3rd Dec '15 1:08:18 PM SCBlue
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* TookALevelInBadass: Snafu in the last two shorts.
7th Oct '15 7:14:31 AM Kohdok
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** [[DefiedTrope Defied]] 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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