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.

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

Goofs

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 »

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[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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Followed by In the Aleutians (1945) See more »

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You're in the Army Now
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Music by Isham Jones
Played when Snafu is skipping at the beginning
Also played when Snafu attempts to light the hookah
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Proof that Private Snafu's long suit is not intelligence!
11 December 2003 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

Another episode in the saga of Private Snafu-the dimmest bulb in the Army. This Rhodes scholar is more dangerous to his own unit than he is to the enemy! Entertaining series of training films done during World War II. Here Snafu comes agonizingly close repeatedly to well-deserved destruction, only to be saved by the good fortune the universe seems to extend all too often to idiots. Hilarious ending which is quite apropos. The sad thing is there probably were Private Snafus in real life. I know people who make Snafu seem like Einstein! Well worth watching. Most recommended.


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