The title is a play on the dish "chili con carne."
Crow, an old friend of Speedy's, sits alone just outside of a cornfield, starving. Speedy comes across him, first telling him not to steal any corn, but upon hearing of how he's starving, suggests it'd be okay to steal one after all. Crow, however, does not want to intrude as he's afraid of the scarecrow. Speedy tries to show him that it is nothing to worry about, however after being shot at, he soon realizes that it's not just the scarecrow that worries him, but rather who's inside, the trigger-happy farmer Daffy Duck. Despite the danger, Speedy promises that he will get Crow something to eat.
First, they try sneaking in, but are spotted by Daffy in a helicopter, who lands and opens fire on Crow, until Speedy turns on the thresher, having landed on its conveyor belt. Daffy is pulled in, and his helicopter crushed into a skateboard and propeller-hat.
Next, Speedy and Crow fly overhead and try to steal the corn by dive bombing it. However, Daffy knew they'd do this and planted iron corn, which they slam into. He also planted dynamite to finish them off, but it backfires, blowing him up instead.
Unexpectedly, as they plan their next attack, Daffy calls Speedy over, offering him all the corn he can eat to get rid of Crow. Speedy refuses to sell out his friend. Daffy then calls over Crow, offering him all the corn he can eat to get rid of Speedy, to which he happily agrees. Crow lays Speedy on the chopping block, but can't get himself to do it.
Daffy decides to finish the job himself. At first, Crow is unwilling to let him hurt Speedy and pulls a gun on Daffy, but upon being offered the entire cornfield and farm in exchange, allows it.
As Daffy chases Speedy, the mouse runs under the fence to Daffy's farm. When Daffy tries to cross the fence, Crow reveals that as new owner of the farm per their deal, he has disallowed trespassers including Daffy and is pointing to a sign and kicking him out at gunpoint. Speedy is at first relieved by this and tells Daffy to go away, but Crow says he's a trespasser and isn't allowed inside either. He then pushes Speedy over the fence to the rifle-wielding Daffy Duck and tells him to "get shot like a good little rodent." Crow tries to this justify this betrayal by saying there's hardly enough for him and his friends as is, revealing a murder of crows.
Speedy is chased away by Daffy, as he wonders "With friends like that loco crow, who needs enemies?"
- This is one of few cartoons where Daffy gets the better of Speedy, and one of few where they are evenly matched. This is also the first time this has happened, the other two being in "Mucho Locos" and "Feather Finger".
- The DVD Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1960s Volume 2 uses an image of Daffy from this cartoon, despite neither this cartoon nor any starring Daffy being included.
- MeTV aired a previously unreleased restored print of this short on Toon In with Me. However, the opening titles, due to photoshop, are crooked and bent.
TV Title Cards
|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|