Skip to comments.Hitler Video Dubbing Phenomenon Shocks and Amuses
Posted on 02/20/2009 8:27:07 PM PST by Steelfish
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.
Click here for the YouTube Video.
This is funny why?
Great fun. Yes. You. Play his wonderous game.
Keep pushing the guilt, while Israel gets $100 Billion ++++ since 1949 from the American taxpayer...
In my humble opinion, the microsoft flight simulator one is the best.
> 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.
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.
You can view it on YouTube in its entirety HERE
And FWIW, Downfall is an excellent film.
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!
“I sure wish I knew what he was *really* saying. Its got me interested now.”
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.
I’ve seen the one about pizza delivery and it’s hilarious!
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.
Yep. Exhibit "A":
When Der Fuehrer says, "We ist der master race"
We HEIL! HEIL! Right in Der Fuehrer's face!
Hitler's housing bubble bursts.
“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.
Amazing that the entire movie is on YouTube. You would have thought they would have removed it or something.
Apparently the pizza delivery is a theme. Three or four pop up if you search for “hitler pizza” — all pretty funny.
Have you thought of doing one of these?
My favorite was his rant about the Dallas Cowboys losing.
You said — “Downfall http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0363163/
Hitlers freaking because his war is coming apart. He cant 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...
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.
This one’s good:
sounds funny to me
Mel Brooks did far worse...humanizing Hitler that is
I don’t know why they’re funny, but I’ve seen a few of them and they were all hilarious.
Oh, that one is so, so hilarious. I’m keeping that one... LOL...
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.
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!!”)
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:
bump to find later
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.
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.
This is hillarious.
nevertheless he most certainly humanized them
and these folks are no doubt ridiculing Nazis
The Hillary one was the closest on point.
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