The Hitler Internet Phenomenon

‘The 2004 Oscar foreign-language film nominee “Downfall,” depicting Adolf Hitler’s final days,’ says Variety, ‘is certainly an unlikely source for a mass Internet comedy explosion. But a pivotal scene in the film, in which Hitler’s high command informs the deranged Nazi leader that the Allied armies are closing in on Berlin, has become nothing less than an online phenomenon as spoofers worldwide replace the clip’s subtitles with their own absurdist takes.’ I’ve posted some of these versions from time to time. Above is one of my favorites, “The Downfall of Grammar.”

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