Two men in a lab are told a story by a man behind a glass window about visiting a world of giants. They laugh the story off until later, after the man behind the glass has left, another man enters the lab and demonstrates that the glass is a microscopic lens.
A stagehand of the play Cyrano De Bergerac is in love with the leading lady so he resolves to knock out the leading man and don his makeup so he can get close enough to her to confess his feelings. She doesn't notice that he is a different man so when he asks her for a kiss, she refuses and says that she is in love with the stagehand. He exclaims that he is the stagehand, but when he tries to remove the false nose, he finds that he cannot.
An alchemist's apprentice from the middle ages is jeered at because he is oafish and desires to learn alchemy so he will no longer be mocked. When he hears his master and his friends coming to laugh at him, he grabs the wrong vial in trying to finish an experiment and the resulting explosion blows him to the moon where the moon people set him up as ruler.