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January 18, 2010 10:22 AM   Subscribe

Hitler Vs Khan Noonien Singh - Single Link Downfall Video, that is strangely awesome.
posted by Artw (27 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
I don't care how many of these people make, they will always make me laugh.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 10:33 AM on January 18, 2010


"Sir, our starship has sustained heavy damage. I hope you will pay to have it repaired."

I have found that this has been a pretty tiresome meme from the get-go, but this one worked quite well.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 10:33 AM on January 18, 2010


Maybe I'm a humorless jackass, but Hitler as the hero just doesn't do it for me.
posted by Flunkie at 10:41 AM on January 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


Your're displaying 2nd Reichian thinking!
posted by Artw at 10:44 AM on January 18, 2010


Being able to understand the German has ruined all these Downfall videos for me. There's too much of a conflict between what I'm hearing and what I'm reading.
posted by dunkadunc at 10:47 AM on January 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yes, they have become quite stale, but the ending of this one did make me laugh. That and Ricardo Montalban's "acting".
posted by jsavimbi at 10:50 AM on January 18, 2010


try muting it.
posted by blue_beetle at 10:50 AM on January 18, 2010


I like the´╗┐ part where Hitler says "Fire!".
posted by Ly at 11:11 AM on January 18, 2010


I've never liked this meme. But this was decent.

Also, great post title. :)
posted by zarq at 11:24 AM on January 18, 2010


It never helps when the video creator can't fucking spell
posted by A189Nut at 11:28 AM on January 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


Y'all have seen this, right? Hitler Learns Leno Is Moving Back To Late Night. And I'm with Marisa. These things make me giggle something fierce.
posted by billysumday at 11:29 AM on January 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


Maybe I'm a humorless jackass, but Hitler as the hero just doesn't do it for me.

I didn't think there was supposed to be a hero in this one. I'm not entirely sure that Kirk counted as heroic in the original, either, but I'm willing to accept that I may be beanplating TOS and the related movies inappropriately. Anyway, two bad guys blowing the crap out of each other was amusing and I'm glad I saw it.
posted by immlass at 12:12 PM on January 18, 2010


OK, I do think it's kinda neat that Downfall's director is a fan of this meme:
As for the idea of such a serious scene being used for laughs, Hirschbiegel thinks it actually fits with the theme of the movie. "The point of the film was to kick these terrible people off the throne that made them demons, making them real and their actions into reality," he says. "I think it's only fair if now it's taken as part of our history, and used for whatever purposes people like." He adds, "If only I got royalties for it, then I'd be even happier."

posted by zarq at 12:22 PM on January 18, 2010 [6 favorites]


"If only I got royalties for it, then I'd be even happier."

You know who else would be even happier if he got royalties for his use in this meme?
posted by grouse at 12:32 PM on January 18, 2010 [4 favorites]


Zombie Hitler?
posted by zarq at 12:36 PM on January 18, 2010


All of the Brazillian Clone Hitlers should get a cut.
posted by Artw at 1:07 PM on January 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


Does anyone know which Downfall remix was the first Downfall remix?
posted by Western Infidels at 1:21 PM on January 18, 2010


I'd love to see it with "Call On Me". Anyone run me up one quickly?
posted by fcummins at 1:52 PM on January 18, 2010


Really, which crazy eugenics nut do you root for?

These always make me laugh too, and I agree with Hirschbiegel's reasoning - it's why I liked the movie itself in the first place. Hitler raging because he's been banned from Xbox Live is pretty chaplinesque, and that can only be a good thing.
posted by Dandeson Coates, Sec'y at 2:39 PM on January 18, 2010


Also, great post title. :)

I actually used it as a "next issue!" line in a comic a while back, after stealing it from Laurence Campbell.
posted by Artw at 3:01 PM on January 18, 2010


That was hilarious.
posted by localroger at 4:52 PM on January 18, 2010


Whoever wins, we all lose.
posted by Rarebit Fiend at 5:04 PM on January 18, 2010


I love it when the lobby (or wherever) explodes. If I ever design space-ships they will have neoclassical interiors with columns and everything.
posted by selenized at 6:53 PM on January 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


Rrrrricardo Montahlbahn really has exceptional hair in this.
posted by From Bklyn at 12:12 AM on January 19, 2010


So ... this is the alternate future that happens if Joan Collins doesn't die in "City on the Edge of Forever," yes?
posted by Amanojaku at 9:15 AM on January 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


If only the interior of the Enterprise looked like a Weimar-era concert hall.
posted by GuyZero at 11:52 AM on January 19, 2010


So ... this is the alternate future that happens if Joan Collins doesn't die in "City on the Edge of Forever," yes?

Or possibly a lost era of the Star Trek mirror universe.
posted by Artw at 11:54 AM on January 19, 2010


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