Pvt. Snafu thinks he's too smart to get caught by an enemy booby trap, but he soon finds that the traps are alluring and that he is every bit the booby.




Uncredited cast:
Pvt. Snafu / Camel (voice) (uncredited)
Robert C. Bruce ...
Narrator (voice) (uncredited)


Pvt. Snafu is on North African desert patrol. He's too smart to get caught by an enemy booby trap. He avoids the booby-trapped shower, but that camel with a contact mine for an udder... Then he finds an Arab harem full of barely clad beauties. There's the hookah full of TNT instead of tobacco, and one of the girls has bombs where her shapely curves should be. And there's a piano. The music for "All Those Endearing Young Charms" rests on top. One of the keys is booby-trapped with explosives, but Pvt. Snafu can't seem to get that last note... Written by David Steele

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Animation | Short | Comedy | War





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January 1944 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Pvt. Snafu is imitating Jerry Colonna, and borrowing one of his catchphrases, when he declares, "Ah, something new has been added!" See more »


Snafu runs off when the girl's strapless bra falls off, revealing bombs. When he returns, the bra is back in place, and it has gained back and shoulder straps. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: The enemy has fled, abandoning the area. As our forces move up, they must exercise great care. Every object is a possible booby trap.
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Referenced in Show Biz Bugs (1957) See more »


The Streets of Cairo
aka "The Hootchy-Kootchy Dance"
Traditional, but music often attributed to Sol Bloom
Played when Snafu passes, and then enters, the palace full of women
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Booby Traps for Snafu
4 September 2015 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Booby Traps (1944)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

This entry into the series has Pvt. Snafu out in the field where he's being warned that there are many enemy booby traps but he believes he's too smart to fall for any of them. We then see several examples including a woman with some big boobs that are actually bombs and another piece with a horse. BOOBY TRAPS is another decent entry in the series, which was used to train U.S. military members and do so with some humor. Snafu is voiced by Mel Blanc and you can easily hear some Bugs Bunny in the character. For the most part his was entertaining but at just around four minutes there's certainly nothing too deep here. The adult themed humor was certainly a plus.

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