This Pathé work starts from Hepworth's success in featuring a dog (1905 Rescued By Rover), and then adds to that two gags
previously seen in R.W. Paul's productions:
- 1905, The Unfortunate Policeman: The comic 'chain' chase
- An incremental chase where people keep linking up to the pursuit.
- 1906, The '?' Motorist: The "Spider Man" trick shot
- Where objects or beings scale a wall as effortlessly as an insect.
Pathé's Max Linder later revisited these gags multiple times:
- 1910: Max Takes A Bath
- Max takes the dog's role, as he is chased up a similar wall by cops.
- 1912: Max And The Donkey
- Max again takes the dog's role, as he leaps across a stranger's bed, and is chased down a similar wall, by a donkey.
- 1912: Max Fears the Dogs
- Max reprises the dog role (being chased by dogs), again leaping across a stranger's bed,