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The “resubtitle the Hitler bunker scene from the 2004 German drama Downfall” meme got new life this week when YouTube user DugganFilms applied it to the Leno/Conan debate: This latest instance inspired the folks at New York Magazine’s Vulture blog to ask Downfall director Oliver Hirschbiegel […]

The “resubtitle the Hitler bunker scene from the 2004 German drama Downfall” meme got new life this week when YouTube user DugganFilms applied it to the Leno/Conan debate:

This latest instance inspired the folks at New York Magazine’s Vulture blog to ask Downfall director Oliver Hirschbiegel what he thinks about the meme. And don’t believe any of the stereotypes about German people having no sense of humor — Hirschbiegel loves them. “You couldn’t get a better compliment as a director,” he said.

Vulture mentions some of Hirschbiegel’s favorites including Hitler Can’t Get Billy Elliot Tickets

And Hitler Finds Out Michael Jackson Has Died.

Though personally, I’m partial to this mash-up of Downfall and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

The creator of the above, who posts his other Downfall parodies on YouTube as HitlerRantParodies, is incredibly prolific, having created dozens of these videos. But his most meta accomplishment was Hitler Is Informed About the Hitler “Downfall” Parodies.

Which says all that needs to be said.

  1. The Tonight Show is in Berlin now? That makes sense. Haven’t we had enough of pushing rocks sideways? Where’s the new writers? The new shows? Original thinking? And am I the only person that hates the word “meme”?

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  2. Glad to see original director has great sense of humor . It’s a fantastic film and if this spreads awareness of it and the amazing Hitler performance then bring on more!

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  3. [...] checking on some of director Oliver Hirschbiegel’s favorites, only one remains online [...]

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  4. [...] checking on some of director Oliver Hirschbiegel’s favorites, only one remains online — Hitler Can’t Get Billy Elliot [...]

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