Mack Sennett added several mythic concepts to the comedy language. His most popular – that wild, out of control police force, the Keystone Cops.

Sennett understood the working man’s distrust of authority, and delivered laugh after laugh with his daredevil crew of stuntmen dressed in blue. The Cops became beloved zanies to the public, and Sennett used them often, particularly as a handy way to wrap-up a comedy that needed a quick ending.