The title is a reference to the 1917 novel The Road to Mandalay along with Speedy's signature phrase.
Speedy Gonzales wakes up and tries to find a cat to wake up. Sylvester chases after Speedy until he reaches the edge of a cliff. Speedy hides behind Sylvester and yells "Yeehaw!" at him, causing Sylvester to jump and fall down the chasm. Starting to lose confidence, Sylvester orders a falcon named Malcolm Falcon from the pet store to hunt after the mouse. Sylvester takes a peek at the falcon, but the falcon attacks him. Malcolm runs after Speedy, but drags Sylvester with him until Speedy hides in a small hole and Sylvester slams into a wall.
Sylvester tells Malcolm to let go only when he does, although when he attempts to tell him to let go, Malcolm is flying vertically and Sylvester falls down again. Malcolm attacks again, this time separate from Sylvester, but ends up flying to an airplane jet and attacks Sylvester on the head. Speedy decides to hide something under his hat and takes a siesta. Sylvester thinks his curiosity won't get the most out of him, but eventually he tells Malcolm to pick up what's under the hat, a stick of dynamite. Malcolm pecks Sylvester again for being asked to bring the dynamite stick.
Malcolm tries to chase Speedy until Speedy corners Malcolm again. Speedy sprinkles a little salt on Malcolm's tail, and states that the bird is unable to fly anymore. However, Sylvester thinks it's a silly superstition and places some salt on his tail. Speedy then asks to wiggles their tails, causing them to fall off. As Malcolm and Sylvester runs back to town to glue back their tail, some salt inadvertently pours onto Speedy's tail and falls off as well, causing Speedy to run after the two for spare glue.
- This was the first Merrie Melodies short to be produced by the DePatie-Freleng Enterprises studio, since the previous short "Pancho's Hideaway", was a Looney Tunes short.
- This is the only short where both Speedy Gonzales and Sylvester lose in the end.
- This is the first and only short with the layouts by Homer Jonas (credit as the assistant layout artist)
- The official WB Kids channel included four minutes of this short in their "Best of Speedy Gonzales" Compilation.
- The scenes of Sylvester falling in this short are reused animation taken from "The Jet Cage" (1962). This exact same scene is used twice in this short.
- Unlike other cartoons, Sylvester is drawn with his neck colored all black instead of white.
- Malcolm Falcon gets sucked through an airplane jet with cat screeching sound effect.
- The working title was "Tequila Mockingbird".
- The restoration on WarnerMedia RIDE has black 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|