This short is notable for featuring Mickey turned down by Minnie in favor of Pete.
This is also an unusual appearance of the Pete character; usually depicted as a menacing villain, but here he is portrayed as a well-mannered gentleman.
In addition, Mickey was not depicted as a hero but as a rather ineffective young suitor. In his sadness and crying over his failure, Mickey appears unusually emotional and vulnerable.
When Mickey's feet grows bigger as he dances with Minnie, it serves as a metaphor of Mickey as a terrible dancer.
Despite that the cartoon's promotional poster (pictured on the page) mentions that Mickey talks, sings, and dances, there is only dancing, no singing or talking in this cartoon - also it should be noted that Mickey never spoke until The Karnival Kid.