The title is a play on the phrase "punch drunk" alluding to the elephant's "trunk."
A tiny elephant emerges from a banana boat and wanders about town, causing an uproar among the populace. Sightings are attributed variously to mass hysteria, insanity and dipsomania.
- The names Marsha and John are a reference to the 1951 Stan Freberg song "John and Marsha". "Wild Wife" and "Unnatural History" also reference this record.
- The moderator, Mr. Pratt, is partly named after Hawley Pratt, the Warner Bros. layout artist of several shorts.
- DVD - Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 6, Disc 4 (bonus cartoon)