The short started with the flamingos waking up and starting the swimming. Yo Yo was left behind playing with his Yo-Yo. The other Flamingos find him and stop his playing and makes him practice along side them. Yo Yo (upset) joins in the practice. Although he was practicing with them he managed to play with his Yo-Yo too. The snooty flamingos catch him and a chase began. Yo Yo managed to get them stuck in a log. While they were stuck Yo Yo plays with his toy. The other flamingos rise from the water and drown Yo Yo. While he's under water, they throw his Yo-Yo into a tree. Yo Yo then ties the other flamingos up with Yo-Yo strings. Yo Yo rises from the water and it is revealed he has hundreds of Yo-Yos. Yo Yo prevails and the short ends.
Yo Yo Flamingo made several cameo appearances in the animated series House of Mouse. Yo Yo's most notable appearance is in "Not So Goofy", where Goofy slips around the club passing Yo Yo, making him tie himself up. He also made an appearance in "The Three Caballeros", sitting next to Clara Cluck.