Funny / Stripes

  • The use of "Doo Wah Diddy" as a jody call. Only funnier because it's Truth in Television in the modern US military, though less common than more traditional jodies.
  • The magazine covers highlighting how each of the main characters cashed in on their fame after the exciting rescue:
    • Sgt. Hulka retires to open a chain of Hulkaburger restaurants.
    • Louise makes the cover of a car-review magazine to review the effectiveness of Winnebago warfare.
    • Stella poses for Penthouse.
    • Ziskey makes the cover of Guns And Ammo saying thus about the Ruskies: "They're pussies!"
    • Ox: teen magazine Tiger Beat offers a "Win a Date With Ox!" contest.
    • Winger makes the cover of a TIME expy newsmagazine posing as the face of the modern U.S. army. With the implication that America may be doomed because of it.
    • And Stillman gets reassigned to a tiny base in the middle of frozen nowhere as punishment for his incompetence. What makes this one particularly funny is that the article makes his fate sound like a good thing.
    • The Czech border guards get some recognition on their side of the border with a propagandistic-looking writeup of their defeat of the "invasion".
  • Louise and Stella catching Ziskey's fight with Winger, who is trying to desert. Ziskey's mortified "This isn't what it looks like!" sells it - and so does Winger's answer:
    Winger: We're just good friends.
  • The "Aunt Jemima" treatment.
  • Stillman playing with his army action figures in his office.
    • The eye roll the corporal gives when he witnesses this, and pretty much any of his incompetent boss's antics.
  • Psycho. That is all.
  • Russell's ESL class at the beginning.
    Russell: Okay, I know you're anxious to jump right in and start speaking English, but there's a couple of things I need to know first, because I've never done this before. So, how many of you would say you speak English fairly well, but with some difficulties?
    Russell: A little English?
    (man raises his hand)
    Russell: Yes, you speak some English?
    Man: Son of bitch. Shit.
    Class: (in unison) Son of bitch. Shit.
    • Russell tries to lead the class in singing "Da Doo Ron Ron".
  • When John and Stella find their platoon's cell:
    John: (knocks on door) Hello?
    Ox: Hello? Who is this?
  • "Where's your drill sergeant, men?" "BLOWN UP, SIR!" Doubles as a Crowning Moment of Awesome.
  • "What sort of training, cadet?" "aaAAAARRRRRMY TRAINING, SIR!"