A mouse is attempting to commit suicide, but is stopped at the last minute by a baby kangaroo named Hippety Hopper. The mouse makes a deal with the kangaroo, that he will release him, in exchange the kangaroo will terrorize the mouse's tormentor, a cat named Sylvester. He does so by making it look as if vitamins have enlarged the mouse. Sylvester attempts to fight the mouse, but loses and gets set to a ravaging bulldog. The bulldog tries to fight the kangaroo, but the mouse bites the bulldog on the foot, and the kangaroo kicks the bulldog out of the house. The bulldog and Sylvester leave the house and go ballet dancing.
When this cartoon aired as part of FOX's Merrie Melodies Starring Bugs Bunny & Friends compilation show, the entire opening sequence where the mouse is at the docks contemplating suicide in order to get away from Sylvester, only for Hippety Hopper to save him was cut, making the cartoon start on the scene of the mouse rescuing Hippety Hopper from his crate. Surprisingly, this wasn't edited from other channels that have a history of editing out spoken and visual references to suicide, such as CBS, ABC (though ABC did eventually drop this short in 1994), Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and Boomerang, nor were other dubious parts cut, like the homeless man hitting another homeless man after Hippety Hopper jumps on the first man's head or the mouse and Hippety Hopper scaring the college coeds at the Eta Bita Pi sorority house.
- This is the first Hippety Hopper short to be in the post-1948 package, as his previous short, Hop, Look and Listen was sold to Associated Artists Productions making that short as part of the pre-1948 package of the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts.
- This is also Hippety Hopper's first appearance in a Merrie Melodies short, since his previous short was part of the Looney Tunes series.
- This is the first short that Hippety Hopper is given his name as he was unnamed in his previous short.
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