Animation featuring Jerry the Troublesome Tyke - a cartoon dog. A U.I.C. production. Jerry appears through a hole in a theatre stage, jumps up and takes a bow. He looks around and starts talking. Intertitle reads: "Ladies and Gentlemen: You will be delighted to hear that the famous pianist Ottstuffski is unable to appear, and therefore, I have been asked to deputize (sic)" He magically gets a nice suit and bow tie on. he looks very pleased with himself He clicks his fingers and taps his foot until a manservant brings a piano onto the stage. Jerry beckons another man in uniform on to the stage, he brings a piano stool.
Jerry jumps up and tries to play but as the stool is too far from the piano, falls off the stool. He walks to the back of the piano and tries to push it. All sorts of funny business around the piano and the piano stool ensues - slapstick. Jerry eventually bounces off the top of the piano, onto the piano stool and off onto the stage again. When he eventually does start playing it seems that he is making a horrendous noise. He falls into the piano and the lid falls on top of him. He starts to sing and the safety curtain falls down on top of him.
Was originally an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 409.