Elmer Fudd attempts to extinguish a candle by his bedside so that he can retire for the night, with the flame always surging again in spite of Elmer's best efforts. Elmer finally succeeds, but only at the expense of wrecking his bedroom in the process, and no sooner than he lies down, the sun comes up, precipitating a nervous breakdown in Elmer Fudd.
The final shot of this short (Elmer crying) is very similar to the final shot of 1935's "The Merry Old Soul".
In some shots of Elmer wrecking the candle with an axe near the end of the short his bare bottom is exposed under his nightshirt.
This short marks the first time where Elmer's character design has been finalized; which is using the design basis as in "A Wild Hare" released earlier in the year, minus the red nose. However, this designed was not yet finalized among the Warners directors until "The Hare-Brained Hypnotist" (1942), as from "Wabbit Twouble" (1941) to "Fresh Hare" (1942), Elmer was temporarily redesigned by Bob Clampett to look chubby.
Because the short has no dialogue, both American and European dubbed versions keep the original ending card, unlike most dubbed version cartoons, although some non-dialogue shorts "Rhapsody in Rivets" (1941) and "Double Chaser" (1942) got dubbed ending cards. In addition, the original ending music is also kept.
Elmer's bare bottom exposed under his nightshirt as he wrecks the candle with an axe.