Spike has just washed his pup. Tom and Jerry's chase knocks him into a mud puddle. Spike makes Tom clean him up again and promise to keep him clean which of course is Jerry's opening to get Tom in trouble.
Tom steals an egg from a mother's nest, cracks it over a frying pan and then discovers he can have roast duck. But the uncooperative hatchling runs away from the cat and into a mouse hole, where he finds an able protector in Jerry.
The particular gag of Jerry being chased by balls with a temporary mind of their own was previously used in the episodes "The Bowling Alley Cat" and "Tee for Two". See more »
In the opening shot, Tom puts three balls on the table and tries to shoot one of them into the corner pocket. The camera pans with him as he tilts the table in order to succeed. The camera pans back, and the other two balls are exactly where they were before. See more »