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.
Animation of Old King Cole crying and wailing at the end of this cartoon would be reused in the ending of Good Night Elmer.
The original titles have been found, but it is unknown if they will be acquired for future releases.
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.