History WesternAnimation / PrivateSnafu

9th Sep '17 11:07:23 AM evilwillhunting
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** In "The Home Front," Snafu envies his family and girlfriend back stateside, and how they have their usual, comfortable lives while he has to suffer in deployment. He soon sees that every one of them (including the grandfather) are also very hard at work to support the war effort, through construction, keeping a war garden, and joining the WACs.

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** In "The Home Front," Snafu envies his family and girlfriend back stateside, and how they have their usual, comfortable lives while he has to suffer in deployment. He soon sees that every one of them (including the grandfather) are also very hard at work to support the war effort, through construction, keeping a war garden, and joining the WACs.WAC.
9th Sep '17 11:06:43 AM evilwillhunting
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** In "The Home Front," Snafu envies his family and girlfriend back stateside, and how they have their usual, comfortable lives while he has to suffer in deployment. He soon sees that every one of them (including the grandfather) are also very hard at work to support the war effort, through construction, keeping a war garden, and joining the WACs.
9th Sep '17 11:02:21 AM evilwillhunting
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* MaleGaze: A lot of the featured nubile women have the camera emphasize on their boobs, butts and legs. Not surprising when you remember these were shorts created with soldiers in mind.
9th Sep '17 10:59:28 AM evilwillhunting
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* KavorkaMan: Despite Snafu being homely, short, dumb, witless and rude, he seems to have no problem getting the affections of extremely beautiful and curvy young women.
19th Jul '17 5:36:56 PM 4444jdm
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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 "[[PrecisionFStrike Fucked]]" part would be {{Bowdlerise}}d as "Fouled"[[/note]] set during the struggle of 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 {{A|nAesop}}esops 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 '''[[PrecisionFStrike F]]'''[[PrecisionFStrike ucked]] '''U'''p" -- though the "[[PrecisionFStrike Fucked]]" "Fucked" part would be {{Bowdlerise}}d as "Fouled"[[/note]] set during the struggle of 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 {{A|nAesop}}esops concerning proper military behavior, via the confoundingly insipid acts of the brash but ignorant Snafu.
19th Jul '17 5:35:33 PM 4444jdm
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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 {{Bowdlerise}}d as "Fouled"[[/note]] set during the struggle of 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 {{A|nAesop}}esops 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" "[[PrecisionFStrike Fucked]]" part would be {{Bowdlerise}}d as "Fouled"[[/note]] set during the struggle of 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 {{A|nAesop}}esops concerning proper military behavior, via the confoundingly insipid acts of the brash but ignorant Snafu.
17th Jul '17 7:15:03 PM Dingbot
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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.

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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 Snafu 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.
2nd Jul '17 6:13:50 PM krimzonflygon2
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* TookALevelInBadass: Snafu in the last two shorts, which drop the instructional aspect in favor of Bugs Bunny-style shenanigans.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Snafu becomes...'''shockingly''' competent in the last two shorts, which drop the instructional aspect in favor of basic cartoon shenanigans. ''Hot Spot'' has him showing near-inhuman determination in helping transport supplies in the blazing Iran desert up to Russia (with his only major 'screwup' happening because CartoonPhysics decided out of the blue ''not'' to work for him), and ''Operation Snafu'' has him play Bugs Bunny-style shenanigans.Bunny and steal top-secret war plans from the Japanese. Guess the Army won't let you be a screwup forever...
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.
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