One country day, George sees that a new traffic light is being installed along the road. Never having seen one before, not even in the city, George becomes curious. He sees that cars stop at a red light but not at a green light making him guess that most people preferred a red light to a green one. Since the light is always changing, George is disappointed because there is not much time for people to enjoy one color. So, he changes the light so that all of one side is one color. This winds up confusing drivers on the road until Officer Quint shows up and explains how a traffic light works. It is good for drivers but not Jumpy Squirrel who can no longer cross the road on a tree branch which was cut in front of the light and can't cross the dangerous road itself.