Two beetles admire Donald Duck's home with its postwar bounty and wonder why they're have-nots while Donald's a have. But the old beetle teaches the young beetle that "the grass always looks greener on the other side." He recounts a terrifying tale of a near-death experience being chased out of Donald's yard when in search of grub. His conclusion: "I just wonder if beans is such bad vittles after all." In other words, be grateful for what you have and stay in your station. But in the final gag reveal, the old beetle steals some watermelon from Donald for dessert. This makes near explicit what was implicit before, that the beetles are racistly coded as Black to Donald's white and that the cartoon is defending the disparity that is white wealth and Black poverty — "When you wish upon a star."