The Chief Wiggum Half mask was a repurposed design from another collection and added here at the request of the client who paid for the creation of the Mr. Burns set.
One might say that Wiggum is a zanni character from the Commedia dell’Arte. He is stupid, simple, driven by food and basic needs. In the Commedia the zanni masks were there to provide comic business, drive simple moments and service the story and general idiocy engaged in by the main characters of the story.
Chief Wiggum is the archetype of the lazy cop. He is the epitome of all things we find bad about law enforcement. He is wonderfully corrupt, ignorant of the law, flaunts his authority, is outrageously lazy, is completely inept and unable to do his job and incredibly fond of donuts.