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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Army-Navy Screen Magazine #19. 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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Featured in Animated Century (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

The Streets of Cairo
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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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"Some booby traps are more alluring and ingenious than others."
2 September 2015 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Another Private Snafu short made for use by the U.S. Army during World War II. As always, Snafu is refusing to follow proper procedures and thinks he's smarter than he actually is. This time he's in the North African desert, where he's warned about booby traps but does what he wants anyway. He comes across a series of traps that are obviously unrealistic but the point was to instruct the soldiers on how to be more careful by using humor rather than making them sit through a dry educational film. Mel Blanc provides the voice for Snafu and has some funny lines that were racy for the time. The runtime is brief (four minutes) but it packs a lot in there. The animation is nice and the gags are funny. The best part is the harem. Really puts the 'boob' in booby trap.


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