The Sneetches are a race of odd yellow bird-like creatures who live on a beach. Star-bellied Sneetches are part of the "in crowd", while plain-bellied Sneetches (who, in the Chuck Jones cartoon, have stars on their butts instead) are shunned and consequently mopey. Later they become friends with the help of Sylvester McMonkey McBean and his "fix it up chappie" that could remove or add a star to the stomach of a sneetch. But after all their money is spent, and they were all left in confusion to who sneetch was who, Sylvester laughs as he packs up his inventions and leaves the land of the Sneetches, the Sneetches realized they've all been tricked by that monkey, Then later they realized and discovered that a star bellied sneetch wasn't any better than any other non-star bellied sneetch. So of all the Sneetches bond together in a whole society where a non-star bellied sneetch has the same rights to activities and the community as any other sneetch and the stars won't matter to any of them.