YMMV: Private Snafu

  • Better on DVD: The Thunderbean Private SNAFU DVD set features every cartoon in the series, meticulously restored to Looney Tunes Golden Collection levels. No less a cartoon buff than Leonard Maltin has exalted it.
  • Ear Worm: You will get the "Gold Brick" song stuck in your head.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In "Fighting Tools", the first shot of the cartoon is of a newspaper. The viewer is supposed to focus on the picture headline of a Garand rifle and the exclamation that US Soldiers were the best equipped — so long as they kept their weapons in good working order. However, in the lower right-hand corner of the paper, buried amid real headlines, is a small headline that reads "Adolph Hitler Commits Suicide." The cartoon came out in 1943, and that wouldn't happen until 1945.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The climax of "Rumors".
    "It's all over. We lost the war."
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: The whole point of the shorts.
  • Values Dissonance: These being WWII-era cartoons meant specifically for strapping young male soldiers, political incorrectness runs rampant, mostly with caricatures of the Japanese.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: While the Looney Tunes shorts get a pass on this for being rerun on Saturday mornings, these cartoons were never even intended for the public, let alone children.