This cartoon combines two nursery rhymes to illustrate the ill-advised marriage of Old King Cole to the Woman in the Shoe and the King's unfortunate attempts to keep her "many children" under control. In the end, these all precipitate a nervous breakdown in Old King Cole.
Unlike most pre-1942 color Merrie Melodies cartoons released on The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 5 laserdisc, this cartoon survives its original ending card due to the a.a.p. version (complete with the a.a.p. opening titles intact) released on LaserDisc.