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Hitler Video Dubbing Phenomenon Shocks and Amuses
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21Cplia5ERw ^ | February 20, 2009

Posted on 02/20/2009 8:27:07 PM PST by Steelfish

YouTube

Video shows Adolf Hitler ranting over the housing bubble.

Adolf Hitler slowly raises his trembling hand and removes his glasses from his sneering, sweat-drenched face. He bellows profanities at his officers, who stare back in horror.

And what has provoked Der Fuhrer's outrage?

He has been banned from playing Xbox Live.

This is only one example of over a hundred parody videos on YouTube of a climactic scene from the 2004 movie, "Downfall," in which Hitler displays a frightening tantrum in the presence of his officers. YouTube posters have taken to pasting humorous subtitles over the action.

But not everyone is laughing. The film itself was criticized for its humanizing portrayal of the Nazi dictator. Now some people are complaining about the YouTube parodies, which play Hitler up for laughs.

An umbrella organization representing Holocaust survivors in Israel asked YouTube on Tuesday to take down one of the spoofs, in which Hitler complains about the lack of parking spaces in Tel Aviv, according to The Jerusalem Post.

The organization said that the clip was grossly insensitive to the feelings of elderly Holocaust survivors.

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1 posted on 02/20/2009 8:27:07 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

This is funny why?


2 posted on 02/20/2009 8:29:19 PM PST by svcw (This maybe my last transmission - God have mercy on us.)
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To: Steelfish

Great fun. Yes. You. Play his wonderous game.


3 posted on 02/20/2009 8:32:31 PM PST by allmost
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To: Steelfish
The clips are making fun of Hitler, what is the problem?

Keep pushing the guilt, while Israel gets $100 Billion ++++ since 1949 from the American taxpayer...

4 posted on 02/20/2009 8:32:54 PM PST by ikka (Brother, you asked for it!)
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To: Steelfish

In my humble opinion, the microsoft flight simulator one is the best.


5 posted on 02/20/2009 8:37:32 PM PST by chemical_boy
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To: Steelfish

> The film itself was criticized for its humanizing portrayal of the Nazi dictator.

I hesitate to be the one pointing this out, but Hitler *was* in fact human. A very evil human, but a human all the same. Humanizing Hitler is therefore perfectly OK: doing so reminds us the depths to which Human evil can plumb, and to where humanity can once again descend if left unchecked.

It is less helpful to view him as a one-off evil inhuman object. We do so at our peril. He can happen again to the human species, if we are not careful

> Now some people are complaining about the YouTube parodies, which play Hitler up for laughs.

Derisiom, mocking and scorn are time-honored ways to treat an enemy. Donald Duck made fun of Hitler in “Der Fuherer’s Face” — probably my all-time favorite cartoon.

These parodies are along the same lines IMO. No harm, no foul.


6 posted on 02/20/2009 8:38:40 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: Steelfish

I sure wish I knew what he was *really* saying. It’s got me interested now. It’s obviously from some movie. Now I’ll have to find out what movie... LOL...

But, from a book I was reading recently, it was said that Hitler had this outbursts and then walked away, laughing about it (with others), as if he was doing so for “show” and to impress upon others what he was trying to get across.


7 posted on 02/20/2009 8:39:10 PM PST by Star Traveler
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To: Star Traveler
It's not an old movie - it's a recent German film, "Der Untergang". And it's actually a really good dramatic portrait of the last days of the Reich.

You can view it on YouTube in its entirety HERE

8 posted on 02/20/2009 8:42:30 PM PST by Old Sarge ("Remember, remember, the Fourth of November, the Socialist treason and plot...")
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To: Steelfish
Am I bad for laughing at the Tel Aviv spoof?

And FWIW, Downfall is an excellent film.

9 posted on 02/20/2009 8:43:41 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Steelfish
LOL - That WAS funny. And apparently Tel Aviv has the same city-planners as my city...

Though the best comment was the following:
Hilarious!! was redirected here from Fox News. I didn't know Israelis had such a wicked sense of humour like us Brits! This video has done more to increase cultural understanding than 70 years of diplomacy. Still laughing!

10 posted on 02/20/2009 8:43:51 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Star Traveler

“I sure wish I knew what he was *really* saying. It’s got me interested now.”

Downfall
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0363163/

Hitler’s freaking because his war is coming apart. He can’t keep his pledge to defend Berlin and his generals are bolting on him.


11 posted on 02/20/2009 8:44:23 PM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Steelfish

I’ve seen the one about pizza delivery and it’s hilarious!


12 posted on 02/20/2009 8:44:40 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (The inmates are now officially running the asylum.)
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To: Star Traveler

Hitler wanted to be an actor. He would practice his speeches in front of a mirror, down to the last hand gesture. He knew how to get his audience enthralled and into his character. I heard Obama practiced his campaign speeches in front of a mirror as well.


13 posted on 02/20/2009 8:45:37 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: DieHard the Hunter
Derision, mocking and scorn are time-honored ways to treat an enemy.

Yep. Exhibit "A":


14 posted on 02/20/2009 8:46:37 PM PST by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: Steelfish

When Der Fuehrer says, "We ist der master race"
We HEIL! HEIL! Right in Der Fuehrer's face!

15 posted on 02/20/2009 8:51:34 PM PST by Ken H
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To: Steelfish
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNmcf4Y3lGM

Hitler's housing bubble bursts.

16 posted on 02/20/2009 8:52:58 PM PST by nufsed
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To: svcw

You wrote:

“This is funny why?”

Inversion. Humor is essentially based on cognitive and emotional paradox or on exaggeration of known truths.

To see Hitler, a despotic, mad mass murderer, rail against not being able to find a parking spot in Tel Aviv is...funny. It’s funny because it would (could) never happen, and takes a known truth (Hitler railed like the mad man he was), and applies that known truth to a silly situation.


17 posted on 02/20/2009 8:53:48 PM PST by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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To: Old Sarge

Amazing that the entire movie is on YouTube. You would have thought they would have removed it or something.


18 posted on 02/20/2009 9:04:26 PM PST by Star Traveler
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

Apparently the pizza delivery is a theme. Three or four pop up if you search for “hitler pizza” — all pretty funny.


19 posted on 02/20/2009 9:09:22 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: IowaHawk

Have you thought of doing one of these?


20 posted on 02/20/2009 9:12:13 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: chemical_boy
In my humble opinion, the microsoft flight simulator one is the best.

My favorite was his rant about the Dallas Cowboys losing.

21 posted on 02/20/2009 9:14:22 PM PST by Bob
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To: PetroniusMaximus

You said — “Downfall http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0363163/

Hitler’s freaking because his war is coming apart. He can’t keep his pledge to defend Berlin and his generals are bolting on him.”

Ahhh..., I see. I’m getting that movie and watching it... LOL... It looks to be interesting.

I’ve been reading a bunch of books about the Third Reich and also books that have documentation from that period of time and also some internal notes that were taken down by secretaries who were recording what Hitler was saying in private meetings. It’s all very interesting...


22 posted on 02/20/2009 9:15:29 PM PST by Star Traveler
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To: Steelfish

The funniest one was the one as hitler as a cowboy fan, a year ago when they lost to the Giants in the first round of the playoffs.


23 posted on 02/20/2009 9:18:38 PM PST by SaintDismas
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To: chemical_boy

This one’s good:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9mjEF_lEDE&feature=related


24 posted on 02/20/2009 9:19:13 PM PST by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: Steelfish; svcw

sounds funny to me

Mel Brooks did far worse...humanizing Hitler that is


25 posted on 02/20/2009 9:19:37 PM PST by wardaddy (I feel like a Boer but this time white northern liberals are playing the English)
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To: svcw

I don’t know why they’re funny, but I’ve seen a few of them and they were all hilarious.


26 posted on 02/20/2009 9:22:06 PM PST by Moonman62 (I didn't compromise my soul to be popular. -- Jimmy Carter)
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To: SaintDismas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzYsiNZgZ7M


27 posted on 02/20/2009 9:23:38 PM PST by SaintDismas
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To: wardaddy
Mel Brooks said that he wrote the Producers in an attempt to humilate and ridicule Hitler and the Nazis. He wanted to make them objects of scorn.
28 posted on 02/20/2009 9:28:51 PM PST by KarlInOhio (On 9/11 Israel mourned with us while the Palestinians danced in the streets. Who should we support?)
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To: nufsed

Oh, that one is so, so hilarious. I’m keeping that one... LOL...


29 posted on 02/20/2009 9:30:40 PM PST by Star Traveler
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To: ikka
I saw something tonight on the television. It was about the apparently unknown plight of poor kids in Appalachia. Somebody was asking for some sort of assistance for these kids.

I have never understood, nor ever will about this most generous country on the face of the earth. Egypt was said to be downgraded from six billion dollars in aid to three billion dollars currently. Billions to others, that even hate and spit on America.

As for the "Hitler" portrayed, it is only an actor as you will know. It does not mean a thing to me.

Hitler is dead.

30 posted on 02/20/2009 9:33:57 PM PST by Peter Libra
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To: Moonman62
Some are better than others. The parking one at the start of the thread was funny, but the timing seemed a bit off. The housing bubble one leaves me gasping for air every time. The timing of Hitler saying at least he has his AIG and Lehman stocks right when a general is trying to loosen his collar was a work of art.
31 posted on 02/20/2009 9:34:51 PM PST by KarlInOhio (On 9/11 Israel mourned with us while the Palestinians danced in the streets. Who should we support?)
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To: KarlInOhio

I saw the pizza one first and I thought it was the funniest. Perhaps the novelty wore off by the time I got to the housing bubble one. But - will send it to my brother. A realtor. (”They said real estate only goes UP! UP!!”)


32 posted on 02/20/2009 9:43:57 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

The one called Hillary’s Downfall is a keeper, too, with Hitler playing the role of Hillary, after she realizes she won’t be the Dem nominee:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM3JFPJwAuE


33 posted on 02/20/2009 10:06:24 PM PST by Chucky is a girlie man
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To: Steelfish

bump to find later


34 posted on 02/21/2009 12:19:53 AM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: nufsed

ROFL!!!! Hilarious! I am scared to send these around as some of my peeps were offended, but they really tickle my funny bone. I loved the Hillary one, and this real estate one is the only other one I’ve seen. Very funny.

My problem is that I do understand the German so I have to kind of “block it out” and read the subtitles. But in some ways it makes it funny, too.


35 posted on 02/21/2009 12:32:02 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: vladimir998

Interesting thought. And way to early and pre coffee for such big words (on my part). Anyway, I find that in order for there to humor there needs to be a grain of truth, I don’t find any truth here. Maybe later but this AM.


36 posted on 02/21/2009 6:33:22 AM PST by svcw (This maybe my last transmission - God have mercy on us.)
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To: Steelfish

This is hillarious.


37 posted on 02/21/2009 7:25:49 AM PST by festus (Politics makes for strange bedfellows)
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To: KarlInOhio

nevertheless he most certainly humanized them

and these folks are no doubt ridiculing Nazis


38 posted on 02/21/2009 11:30:25 AM PST by wardaddy (I feel like a Boer but this time white northern liberals are playing the English)
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To: Steelfish

The Hillary one was the closest on point.


39 posted on 02/21/2009 1:28:08 PM PST by BenLurkin (Mornie` utulie`. Mornie` alantie`.)
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To: KarlInOhio
Try this one out. Hitler sings the "Jefferson's Theme."
40 posted on 02/21/2009 7:30:50 PM PST by Moonman62 (I didn't compromise my soul to be popular. -- Jimmy Carter)
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To: Moonman62

That’s great.


41 posted on 02/21/2009 7:34:10 PM PST by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Steelfish
This has become a meme. The first one was, I believe, Adolph Hitler: Ruthless Dictator, Die Hard Cowboys Fan.
42 posted on 02/21/2009 7:38:49 PM PST by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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