The latest “Downfall” parody: Hitler learns about the size of his crowds

How many parodies have used this scene? Well, we have a cute Tr*mp-themed one today. It’s a bit spoiled for me because I understand German, so I know what they’re really saying, and it ain’t about crowds. Still, it’s fun.


  1. sponge bob
    Posted January 31, 2017 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    I imagine there will be a lot more of these coming in the next few years; more than normal.

  2. nickswearsky
    Posted January 31, 2017 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    I NEVER get tired of these! I always laugh.

  3. Ann German
    Posted January 31, 2017 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    I keep having the horrible feeling that our counterparts in Germany in the 30’s were sitting around cracking jokes about what a loser Hitler was, with no idea where things were going to end up. I watched pgrabber’s criticism of Shumer’s “fake tears,” and watched the young women sitting behind him shifting uncomfortably in their seats, with their obligatory chuckles when he said “bigly.” They should have been crying, not laughing.

    • Robin
      Posted January 31, 2017 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

      An excellent book to get an idea of what was going on is In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson. It is not comforting.

      • Alpha Neil
        Posted January 31, 2017 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

        Agreed. All of Larsons books are excellent.

  4. Geoff Toscano
    Posted January 31, 2017 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

    Another great Downfall satire. It was a great film in its own right, but the satires have turned it into something immortal.

    A small sadness, in that I’ve just today got back from five days in Berlin, where they are not hiding their history, and there is a certain pathos in watching the clip.

  5. DrBrydon
    Posted January 31, 2017 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    I haven’t seen a good “Hitler Hears” in a long time. I imagine we will have one a week now. Kudos to the creator for the “bigliest” and the comment on hand size.

    • HaggisForBrains
      Posted February 1, 2017 at 4:43 am | Permalink

      I loved “Tweetwaffe” 😀

  6. Posted January 31, 2017 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    In case anybody’s wondering…Der Drumpfenfurher is going to use the US military to seize Iraqi oil fields “real soon now.”

    It’s one of those campaign promises he repeatedly made for the “first things first” part of his Residency, alongside getting rid of Obamacare (done), implementing a Muslim travel ban (done), gutting TPP (done), renegotiating NAFTA (in progress), building the Great Wall of Trump (moving as fast as he can), using shady accounting to make people think Mexico is going to pay for it (trial balloons floating), ridding Washington of career bureaucrats and replacing them with his own political cronies (“drain the swamp,” in full swing), and lots more.

    Oh — and the first we’ll hear of the Iraqi invasion will be from social media of ordinary people watching the bombs fall around them. That was another of his big campaign promises — put the generals to work but not tell anybody about what they’re doing.

    Nobody in Congress is going to know about it in advance, either.

    How do I know this? Because Senor Smallinpants has repeatedly said it all at the same time he said everything else he’s been busy doing, and I’m taking him both seriously and literally. Why doesn’t anybody else seem to realize what’s coming? Because they’re still not taking him either seriously nor literally….



    • Posted January 31, 2017 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

      “Why doesn’t anybody else seem to realize what’s coming?”

      Denial is usually the first result of shock….But many people in the US don’t seem to have even begun to feel the shock yet.

      • Lynn Wilhelm
        Posted February 1, 2017 at 9:10 am | Permalink

        I agree with this in general, but I worry about the potential of spreading conspiracy hypotheses (I try not to use “theory”).

        How can we be sure we aren’t jumping to conclusions without missing what’s really going on?

        Does anyone else feel this way? Where’s the appropriate medium?

    • W.Benson
      Posted January 31, 2017 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

      Will seizing Iraq’s oil be cloaked behind Trump’s project to rid the world of ISIS?

      • Robin
        Posted January 31, 2017 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

        If anyone seizes oil fields, it will be Putin – with the President’s blessing.

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted January 31, 2017 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

      Der Drumpfenfurher is going to use the US military to seize Iraqi oil fields “real soon now.”

      Which shows that he knows nothing about business either. Seizing oil fields (and by implication putting their oil production into tankers and taking it to America to burn) will further depress oil prices, leading to even more job losses in many of the very area where his vote was strongest.
      Of course, “seizing” an oil field is a long way from getting the oil into tankers and out through the Straits of Hormuz.
      (For much the same reasons, Putin doesn’t want Iraq’s oil. What he needs is increased and stabilised oil prices. Russia has no shortage of oil production of it’s own.)

    • Posted February 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

      Whatever he bombs, I’ll have a difficulty taking him seriously.

  7. Kevin
    Posted January 31, 2017 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    A must for physicists who endured this nightmare:

    Jackson EM – Hitler

  8. busterggi
    Posted January 31, 2017 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

    If only we had Hitler in the White House – he was much saner than Donald.

  9. Alpha Neil
    Posted January 31, 2017 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    This is good but my favorite is still hillarys downfall from the 2008 primary. Hitler (as hillary) screams “I will fuck you in half!” when her staff tells her she is losing to Obama. Memories…

    • Ken Pidcock
      Posted January 31, 2017 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

      You’re right. And this one wasn’t nearly as good at matching the narrative to the tone.

    • Newish Gnu
      Posted January 31, 2017 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

      My fave is the grammar Nazi. “There should be a term for people who point out every little grammar error. Stalin would know!”

  10. Merilee
    Posted January 31, 2017 at 11:23 pm | Permalink


  11. Jay
    Posted February 1, 2017 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    as a side point, the two images cnn first published comparing Obama/Trump crowds apparently were taken at very different times in the day (intentional fake news?). The size of the crowd ln the giga pixel phot is much larger than the photo originally published to compare with Obama’s crowd.

    It’s easy to find the gigapixel photo on the web

  12. Posted February 1, 2017 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    Bruno Ganz is well on his way to be the most influential actor of our times. 😉

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