Pvt. Snafu becomes a superhero, only for him to become the world's dumbest one because he won't study his field manuals.

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Pvt. Snafu / Narrator / Soldier, Technical Ferry - First Class (voice) (uncredited)
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Soldier Studying Enemy Identification Chart (voice) (uncredited)
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Pvt. Snafu becomes a superhero, only for him to become the world's dumbest one because he won't study his field manuals.

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When Snafuperman lands in the hospital, the music is the theme from "Blues in the Night", by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer, written for the 1941 film of the same name and it received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song as well. See more »

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When Snafuperman first takes off with the bomb in his shorts, the bomb and his lower body go missing from the animation for a couple of frames. See more »

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[Pvt. Snafu plays his radio loudly in a cramped army barracks]
Soldier Studying Enemy Identification Chart: Pipe down! I'm trying to do some brain work.
Soldier Reading Field Manual: How the hell do you expect a guy to study with all that racket going on?
Pvt. Snafu: Study? Nuts! When I get at them Nazis, I ain't gonna clunk them over the head with no books. What you'll give them dopes is a belly full of lead!
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Follows Booby Traps (1944) See more »

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My Country 'tis of Thee
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Music by Lowell Mason
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Who The Hell Put 'Hell' In This Cartoon?
2 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The message in this "cartoon," another in the series of instructional videos to folks during World War II is "read your manuals." Obviously, this one is geared strictly for the military men. Others were for both military and civilians during the tension-filled years of World War II

The dumb guy in the story thinks he can be a military superman without doing his homework. For example, the idiot was going to bomb Washington by mistake, thinking it was Berlin. Well, you get the message.

This cartoon had a little more humor to it, at least visually, than the other two I saw in this series. Seeing "Snafuperman" doing the backstroke while flying in the air was pretty good, along with a few other sight gags.

Note: I was shocked to hear a guy yell, "How the hell do you expect...." The word "hell" doesn't offend me, but hearing that in a 1944 cartoon?? What gives? Was the audio redone on this?


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