Film / C.O.P.S.
Fuck tha police!
In this 1922 short, Buster Keaton is trying to become a successful businessman in order to woo the mayor's daughter (Virginia Fox), but unwittingly gets into a series of steadily escalating mishaps with members of the LAPD. Eventually he wanders into a policemen's parade, obliviously tosses a bomb into the crowd, and ends up chased by the entire police force.

This film is in the public domain and may be viewed in its entirety at Youtube.

"Cops" provides examples of

  • Irony: "Maybe he was arrested for speeding."
  • Lemming Cops: At the end, they all rush into the precinct station like lemmings, enabling Buster to lock them up.
  • Spurned into Suicide / Suicide by Cop: Implied at the end. After initially escaping the cops and then being rejected by the girl again, he commits suicide by turning himself in to the angry mob of cops.