Buster Keaton, whose vaudeville work Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle had sometimes lifted gags from, was invited by to watch the filming. He was recruited on the spot and thus began not only Keaton's film career but a successful cinematic partnership.

Buster Keaton's first scene during the flour fight was done all in one take; he later learned he was the only actor who ever did his first scene in his first film in a single take.

First film of Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle's new Comique studio.

First movie for Buster Keaton.

Like all the Arbuckle/Keaton shorts, filmed without a script. The cast and crew just took a premise and ad-libbed until they were satisfied with the results.

One of the few films in which Buster Keaton smiles.