When Max makes five cents shining shoes, he treats his friends to candy. But after they choose what they want at the candy store, there is no money left for him to buy some for himself. Fortunately, the candy store clerk has a sympathetic heart.
Little Max; Joe Palooka; Alice; carnival ticket booth operator; carnival goers
Joe takes Max and Alice to the carnival, where they decide to try out the fun house. When they start going through it, it's more scary than fun, and Max finds himself wondering when the fun part begins. However, once they are out, Max wants to go back through again.
Jimmy Jones; DeeDee Jones; unnamed men from another planet
Using a chemistry set, Jimmy accidentally discovers formula XXQ9456Y, which transports him to another planet. One of the inhabitants of that planet tells him that since he has discovered them, he can never return home. He does indeed return home, and manages to bring back a small piece of evidence from his trip, but decides to stick to easy chemistry experiments in the future.
Max is sweeping the floor in his house when the baby brother of the North Wind comes to play tricks on him. After the wind blows the dust he has swept in several directions, Max tricks the wind into blowing the dust out the door.