Pulcinella is caught spying on the alluring Sylvia by her guardian, Dr. Gordo. To avoid being arrested as a peeping Tom, he swears he is love with Sylvia. The doctor agrees not to press charges if Punch marries Sylvia, but Sylvia loves Flavio and plots with Columbine to pretend she is going into a convent. Columbine bets the doctor that Punch can't go two minutes without committing a carnal act. To test Punch's moral character, they hide and observe as the rowdy Punch makes love to an audience member. He is unmasked and Sylvia is allowed to marry Flavio.