Hitler’s Greatest HitsThursday, January 21, 2010
The movie Downfall has produced some great YouTube spoofs, and another one came across my desk today: “Hitler Finds Out Scott Brown Won Massachusetts Senator Seat.”
I still like the “balloon boy” spoof – that has to be one of the better uses of this movie clip.
Then there is “Hitler gets scammed on eBay.”
With a slightly different spin, “Hitler wants Burger King.”
And finally, Hitler learns that Jay Leno is going back to the Tonight Show in place of Conan O’Brien.
Just the other day, an article appeared about the popularity of this spoof. What does director Oliver Hirschbiegel say about it?
“Someone sends me the links every time there’s a new one,” says the director, on the phone from Vienna. “I think I’ve seen about 145 of them! Of course, I have to put the sound down when I watch. Many times the lines are so funny, I laugh out loud, and I’m laughing about the scene that I staged myself! You couldn’t get a better compliment as a director.”
I’ve watched many of these spoofs, and one thing I always notice about them is that they contain dozens of spelling and grammar errors. Of course, I always turn them up, and even my MacBook Pro has a nice Logistics speaker bar hooked up to it, which produces amazing sound and bass. The combination of the volume and the yelling scares the crap out of my dogs, and so they go running to the landing each time I listen to one of these spoofs. Just tonight, as they lay around peacefully, I set the MacBook on the floor next to them (minus the speaker bar hookup), and turned up the volume on my rinky-dink speaker that comes standard on the Mac. As soon as Hitler started to yell, they booked over to the landing!