By Mark Frauenfelder at 3:42 pm Thu, Nov 20, 2008
Some joker used a clip of Der Untergang to portray Hitler as a real estate sucker.
this is the single funniest thing i have seen all week.
Equity Private (at http://equityprivate.typepad.com) did the same thing, only much more wonkily, elaborately, and for the overall financial crisis…
(Side note: it was an excellently nerdy finance blog but has really quieted down, unfortunately.)
Pete, welcome to the comment threads. It’s local custom to put your site URL in your profile, not your comments. We’re also not big on .sig lines.
No blame. Lots of people do that, their first comment or two.
I wonder if Bruno Ganz watches these.
this is so awesome. Right up there with Hitler Plans Burning Man and the HD-DVD WWII ones!
This clip has got to be the most-watched film in history.
I finally got to see the actual piece, it’s great also.
There’s a football version of this too, where Hitler is a ranting football manager, the Manchester United one I think. That one isn’t funny either.
But do watch the original film, it’s brilliant.
that was a work of unadulterated genius.
Did anyone else notice President Reginald J. Priest standing in the middle?
did anybody notice the moonwalking bear?
If the actual post compares real estate suckers to Hitler are the comments dead before the first post?
Thanks, Mark. Is there a more discrete way to alert a Boinger to a typo?
Inline comments are fine for typos. There are a lot of them.
Pergo, hmmm. I would have pegged Hitler as an authentic hardwood type.
After the one that had Hitler ranting about all the Downfall vids on youtube, I thought that meme was retired.
Probably not, they are actually pretty difficult to watch for German native speakers as obviously we would naturally focus on what is actually being said rather then the subtitles.
So for the German speakers:
Yeah, kinda like the one in my post. Discreet, heh.
Ok, let this one last one into the club, but then it’s lockout time, no?
The thought of people who’ve watched this scene in about 20 different contexts, some better than others, but never the actual film is a bad one…
So it’s been done before .. this is insanely hilarious. The pacing in fabulous.
Does anyone know a site that’s collected all these Untergang overdubs into 1 list? It’d be fun to watch them all back to back.
This extract has been used for everything, even Autodesk grabbing everything 3D in software (Maya, XSI, Mudbox…). So, nothing too original there. Moreover, it is generally judged as especially stupid by both German speaking persons or those who actually suffered the real horror of the Nazi era.
Someone could easily kill this meme by dubbing “The Full Monty” over Robert Carlyle’s Hitler.
The Universal one where Hitler is told the truth about King Kong is pretty good too:
Glad I set the link. Your welcome.
Hitler’s facial expression and reaction to the news that the McMansion was going to be foreclosed on was priceless. This video is awesome, does anyone know what show or movie the original video footage for this was found from?
I blame Peak Equity. All the cheap equity was drilled out of cash-rich companies in the 1980s and 1990s. When that ran out, it was time for houses to feed the demands of a hungry and growing investment market. I never thought I’d see the world run out of equity in my lifetime.
Somewhere there is a remote spot where they’re still pumping equity out of an undiscovered source. I’l lfind it and help the rag-tag defenders hold it against corporate raiders.
Needs more Yakety Sax
Indeed, even Hitler is getting a little fed up with all these Downfall parodies.
This is way better than the one where he complains about getting too many parking tickets or gets banned from WoW. =D
Hitler meme uber alles!
P.S: Notice how nobody offered to shake his hand.
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