* Hartman's legendary rain of insults is really something to behold.
* The fact that most of R. Lee Ermey’s dialogue is unscripted and ad-libed by the actor, and on top of that, his scenes only needed two or three takes at most, something completely unheard of in a Stanley Kubrick film.
* After Joker denies believing in the Virgin Mary, Hartman tears into him worse than usual, demanding that he "sound off that [he loves] the Virgin Mary". Joker refuses, correctly guessing that any answer he gives will be wrong, and that Hartman will [[MortonsFork punish him harder if he changes his answer.]] Hartman immediately [[SecretTestOfCharacter promotes him to squad leader.]]