A homeless Daffy Duck is trying to find a place to sleep in a City Park. Daffy tries to sleep in a trash can, up a tree, and even in a gopher's hole, evicting the gopher, furniture and all. Porky is a cop, who tells Daffy that sleeping in the park is against the law. After being kicked out of the park, Daffy complains that it is "the coldest night in sixty-four years" and wonders where he is going to sleep. Daffy spots a department store window with a comfortable living room-type display and goes inside. Porky sees him and comes in the store, using a skeleton key.
A series of chases ensues, with Daffy always outmaneuvering Porky, including twice where he tricks Porky into entering an empty elevator shaft. Daffy begs for sympathy from Porky for the sake of his two kids, which are actually wind-up toy ducks that look like Daffy. Porky takes pity, telling Daffy that he can stay at the store, and justifying it by saying to himself that he understands Daffy's situation because he has three kids of his own, which are actually wind-up toy pigs.
- On the ABC version of this short, two scenes are cut:
- The part where Daffy advances on Porky and Porky backs into and falls down an empty elevator shaft.
- The part after Porky captures Daffy in a hammock where Daffy steals some fireworks and lights them.
- When Porky Pig says, "Ble-ble-er-er with this!", his lips don't move.
- This was the first to revive the Porky and Daffy headshots since 1944, now redesigned and used till 1951.
- This is the only Arthur Davis cartoon to have Daffy and Porky together.
- Like most shorts released in Cinecolor and re-released as Blue Ribbon Reissues, the short's (along with "The Up-Standing Sitter") original closing was kept. However, other shorts released in Cinecolor and not re-released had their closing titles replaced with the 1957-1959 closing titles instead.
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