In this Affectionate Parody of Dragnet and Racket Squad in a futuristic setting, Detective Joe Monday (Daffy) narrates how he and his partner, Schmoe Tuesday (Porky) patrol the Milky Way. After returning to headquarters after a routine investigation into a 712-malicious mischief (school children blew one of the rings off Saturn due to their parents not keeping Uranium out of their reach), they are tasked by their Chief to bring in the notorious Flying Saucer Bandit. When the investigation points to George "Mother' Machree, the two detectives set out to apprehend the suspect.
Along the way, Schmoe keeps having to correct Joe with the time marks.
Tropes appearing in this cartoon:
- Artistic License Law: Because Joe and Schmoe arrested the wrong man, they end up getting thirty years.
- Day of the Week Name: Spoofs its use on Dragnet.Joe Monday: My name is Monday. My partner's name is Tuesday. He always follows me.
- Downer Ending: Due to Machree not being the Flying Saucer Bandit, Joe and Schmoe get thirty years for false arrest.
- The Little Detecto: Joe uses a Crimino-Detecto set to find Mother Machree's latest whereabouts.
- Miscarriage of Justice: Despite all the evidence that points to the contrary, it turns out that Machree isn't the Flying Saucer Bandit.
- Narrating the Obvious: Played for Laughs.Joe Monday: 1:07 — He left the Blast-In. 1:08 — We arrived at the Blast-In. Our deductions later proved that we had missed him by one minute.
- Police Code for Everything: In the opening, Joe and Schmoe are coming back from investigating a 712: "Malicious mischief. Schoolchildren had blown the ring off Saturn."
- Recycled Animation: A lot of the animated screenshots, such as entering HQ and teleporting to the scene of the crime, was reused from Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century.
- Running Gag: Every so often, Joe needs to be corrected on the time by Schmoe. In the case of the ending, it's the judge Schmoe corrects.
- Short-Distance Phone Call: Joe waits for Da Chief to call. He turns out to be on the desk right in front of his.
- Tuckerisation: Aside from Mother Machree, the other criminals in the Crimino-Detecto Set are Warner Cartoons staffers, including C.M. Jones and Mel Blanc.
- Tube Travel: Joe and Schmoe enter Police Headquarters by giant pneumatic tubes. It proves to be a bumpy ride.Schmoe Tuesday: Isn't modern science wonderful? People used to have to use s-s-stairs.
- Word Schmord: Porky is named Schmoe here to go with Daffy's Joe.