The title is a play on the 1897 song "Asleep in the Deep."
The Guadalajara Yacht Club is awarding six thousand pesos to the winner of its annual race to Hawaii. Daffy and Speedy both decide to enter. Daffy builds himself a raft, while Speedy just rigs a sail to a bathtub. Daffy sails to an early lead, but when Speedy passes, Daffy pulls the drain plug and sinks the tub. Speedy returns on a foot-powered paddle-wheeler, but Daffy throws him an anchor and smashes his craft. The mouse flies back on a helium balloon and lands on Daffy's raft. He says they should just work together and split the prize money, but the duck disagrees. Daffy gives chase but Speedy knocks him off the raft and he sinks to the seafloor. Daffy returns and ties an anvil to Speedy's leg, but as he drops it, Speedy unties it and ties it to Daffy and he sinks to the seafloor again. Daffy chases Speedy once more, but gets stuck in a porthole. Speedy beats him with a bat until he agrees to split the prize money. As the other yachts approach, Speedy call for more steam, but Daffy, propelling them with his feet, says the only way he could go faster was if a shark was chasing them. Speedy sits back and plays Hula Lou on his ukulele as the predictable happens.
- MeTV aired a previously unreleased restored print of this cartoon on Saturday Morning Cartoons.
- The MeTV restoration has a fake cutaway from the opening sequence to the title card, as with the other handful of 1960s cartoons' restorations.
|Speedy Gonzales Cartoons|
|1953||Cat-Tails for Two|
|1957||Tabasco Road • Gonzales' Tamales|
|1959||Mexicali Shmoes • Here Today, Gone Tamale|
|1960||West of the Pesos|
|1961||Cannery Woe • The Pied Piper of Guadalupe|
|1963||Mexican Cat Dance • Chili Weather|
|1964||A Message to Gracias • Nuts and Volts • Pancho's Hideaway • Road to Andalay|
|1965||It's Nice to Have a Mouse Around the House • Cats and Bruises • The Wild Chase • Moby Duck • Assault and Peppered • Well Worn Daffy • Chili Corn Corny • Go Go Amigo|
|1966||The Astroduck • Mucho Locos • Mexican Mousepiece • Daffy Rents • A-Haunting We Will Go • Snow Excuse • A Squeak in the Deep • Feather Finger • Swing Ding Amigo • A Taste of Catnip|
|1967||Daffy's Diner • Quacker Tracker • The Music Mice-Tro • The Spy Swatter • Speedy Ghost to Town • Rodent to Stardom • Go Away Stowaway • Fiesta Fiasco|
|1968||Skyscraper Caper • See Ya Later Gladiator|
|1979||Fright Before Christmas|
|1980||The Chocolate Chase|