%% Image selected per Image Pickin' thread: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=1444458158039897900
%% Please do not replace or remove without starting a new thread.
[[quoteright:350:[[Film/TheGreatDictator http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/great_dictator_1.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:[[{{Pun}} Heilarity]] [[HilarityEnsues ensues]].]]
%% Caption selected per above IP thread. Please do not replace or remove without discussion here: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=1404492079030138900

->''"I was never crazy about Hitler. If you stand on a soapbox and trade rhetoric with a dictator, you never win. That's what they do so well: they seduce people. But if you ridicule them, bring them down with laughter, they can't win. You show how crazy they are."''
-->-- '''Creator/MelBrooks'''

In short: UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler is treated as a [[LaughablyEvil joke]] instead of a monster.

No, this doesn't intend to excuse or underplay anything done under his regime. The point is that instead of being treated as some kind of boogeyman or evil incarnate, he's treated as something stupid, for reasons stated in the above quote. Focus is often put on Hitler's actual personality and behavior outside German propaganda - that he was a short, somewhat goofy-looking man prone to hysterics and narcissism, the opposite of the image he tried to portray to his supporters.

This was the default portrayal of Hitler (and the Germans as a whole) [[WartimeCartoon in most Allied media]] during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. German atrocities in eastern Europe, which were dismissed as Communist propaganda elsewhere, made this portrayal a little more controversial there. After Franco-Anglo-American citizens became aware of UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust in the late 1960s and 1970s, this trope became controversial there as well. This is because some people think that making fun of the Nazis makes the War Crimes and genocides they perpetrated seem less serious. Thus treating Hitler and the Nazis too flippantly may evoke reactions of "DudeNotFunny" Still, many people subscribe to Creator/MelBrooks' view that the Nazis' evilness itself qualifies them as AcceptableTargets.

A SubTrope of ThoseWackyNazis (with actual emphasis on the "wacky") and HistoricalHilarity. Compare StupidJetpackHitler.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' movie ''Anime/DragonBallZFusionReborn'' does one when the dead are returning to the world of the living where a man [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute who looks like Hitler]] is commanding a legion of tanks and is fighting Goten and Trunks and failing. It got cut in some dubs though.
* Naturally, [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Germany]] of ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' occasionally causes this, commenting on his "[[MyCountryRightOrWrong crazy Boss]]". This is far more accentuated in the GagDub, however.
* Zigzagged in ''Manga/TheLegendOfKoizumi'': Hitler is initially portrayed as a terrifyingly charismatic sociopath, but things take a left turn into insanity -- played with an absolutely straight face, of course -- when he [[spoiler: reveals his [[OneWingedAngel final form]]: [[Anime/DragonBallZ THE LEGENDARY SUPER ARYAN.]]]]
* Vincent's boss in ''Anime/ErgoProxy'' looks like Hitler. Even more hitlarious when watching the German dub, where in the earliest episodes, before the main characters leave Romdeau, his voice is completely normal, and by episode 21, when they return, he talks with the stereotypical Führer accent.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Many issues of the original run of ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'' treated Hitler this way. In one story, Captain America and his boy sidekick Bucky battle Hitler and Göring. Both senior Nazis squabble over who will get to fight the child hero rather than Cap himself...and then Bucky beats them both up before the heroes just leave the two behind despite the wartime setting. Of course, this is obviously a case of RealLifeWritesThePlot, since the real Nazis hadn't been defeated and deposed. Nor did Cap or Bucky ever "canonically" encounter Hitler himself (not counting the appearance of the original Hate-Monger who may or may not have been Hitler).
* Several ''[[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]'' stories of the 1940s also had Hitler as an almost childlike villain, including one where he is defeated temporarily when exposed to an "honesty ray" that forces him to tell the truth for 24 hours. Or Reltih, the Reverse Hitler, who chose to try and conquer his own world by marrying into the United Kingdom's Royal Family. You get the idea.
* ''Addie and Hermy - The Nasty Nazis'' was a British wartime propaganda comic strip which featured child-like versions of Hitler and Göring hatching schemes and getting into trouble. A similar comic called ''Musso the Wop'' satirized Mussolini.
* Hitler was often portrayed as an egotistical loudmouth and a buffoonish villain during UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks in Creator/MarvelComics' ComicBook/NickFury and His Howling Commandos comic.
* ''Adolf, die Nazisau'' ("Adolf, the Nazi Pig") by German writer/cartoonist Creator/WalterMoers tells the story of Hitler, who survived in the sewers of Berlin, reemerging in the 90s and trying to cope with modern life. There is also a music video based on the same work. It's indeed [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3vstl_adolf-du-alte-nazisau_fun hitlarious]]
* In ''ComicBook/SavageDragon'', it is revealed that Hitler's brain was saved and was in the body of a super-powered gorilla. Thus, the villain Brainape was born. The character obviously started off as a joke but once it was discovered whose brain was in there, he became even more buffoonish.
* This was a staple of wartime British cartoons, sometimes pairing him up with UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini as a pair of {{Butt Monkey}}s.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'': In certain albums he is shown to be still alive, hiding in an igloo or on an island. Yet in later stories he is shown as a denizen in {{Hell}}.
* One of Hergé's comic strips ''ComicStrip/QuickAndFlupke'' was made during the 1930s. In some episodes, the little boys dress up as Hitler and Mussolini. After World War II these innocent jokes were suddenly not that funny anymore and are kept out of the official Quick & Flupke albums.
* ''ComicBook/{{Werner}} Oder was?'' has a one-page rhyme comic which claims that the Führer didn't have a Führerschein (driver's license).
* ''Adventures in the ComicBook/RifleBrigade'', a Creator/GarthEnnis comic about English stereotypes (and an American) during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, has the Brigade defeat a Baroness by singing "Hitler Has Only Got One Ball".

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Creator/MelBrooks, who provides the page quote, naturally has taken plenty of shots at Hitler in his films. On various occasions, Brooks has declared that his goal in life is to make Hitler and his philosophies impossible to ever take seriously again.
** ''Film/TheProducers'' is based largely on this, by having a play about him try to be a flop (which is why the trope SpringtimeForHitler is named so), and hiring a hippie to play Hitler in the film version, and then having a CampGay director play him in the stage version (where the character's name is "Adolf Elizabeth Hitler").
** Brooks's 1983 remake of ''Film/ToBeOrNotToBe'' plays up Hitler himself as an object of ridicule, as well as turning what in the original 1942 film was a serious play put on by the main characters about the Nazis called "Gestapo" into a blatant musical parody called "Naughty Nazis," which borrows more than a little from ''The Producers'' and "Springtime for Hitler."
** ''Film/HistoryOfTheWorldPartI'': "See... Hitler on ice!" Cut to Hitler in full uniform ice skating.
** ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' has a scene toward the end that takes place in the Creator/WarnerBros commissary. An actor dressed as Hitler (who is implied to be Jewish) mentions "the bunker scene" before the place explodes into a hilarious pie fight. As the brawl unfolds, said actor can be seen in the background, tossing out rapid-fire Nazi salutes for absolutely no reason at all.
* For ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'', Creator/QuentinTarantino "introduces" Hitler as a LargeHam who whines about the title characters while ChewingTheScenery and MilkingTheGiantCow.
-->'''Hitler:''' NEIN!--NEIN!--NEIN!--NEIN!--NEIN!--NEIN!--NEIN!
* One of the short films in the horror-comedy anthology, ''Chillerama'', is called The Diary of Anne Frankenstein. The film has the distinction of making fun of both Hitler and Anne Frank.
* ''Film/TheGreatDictator'' is Creator/CharlieChaplin's lampoon of German Nazism and Italian fascism, with the serial numbers filed off. Chaplin plays both "Adenoid Hynkel, ruler of Tomainia," who is transparently an {{Expy}} of Hitler, and the nameless Jewish barber who is a dead ringer for him. Other Expies include Garbitsch (Goebbels), Herring (Göring), and Benzino Napaloni (Benito Mussolini).
* ''Film/TheThreeStooges'', who were all Jewish, were the first comics to publicly spoof Hitler, Goebbels, and Göring with the short "Film/YouNaztySpy." Moe (whose real name was Moses Howard) was reportedly quite proud of that accomplishment. They followed up with other examples, including the scene in "High As A Kite" where Curly sits down on a photo of Hitler, causing Nazis to heil Curly's bottom.
* In ''Film/LittleNicky'', Hitler's punishment in hell is to be forced to dress as a FrenchMaid and repeatedly get an AssShove with a pineapple.
--> '''Hitler:''' Holy schnitt!
* ''The Devil with Hitler'', a World War Two propaganda comedy film, has the Devil screwing around with Hitler, setting him up for all kinds of pratfalls.
* ''Highway to Hell''. Adolf Hitler (Creator/GilbertGottfried) is one of the inhabitants of Hell. He's played in Gottfried's standard over-the-top manner, very similar to the character of Iago in Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''.
* ''Goebbels und Geduldig''. Joseph Goebbels learns that there's a Jewish prisoner named Geduldig who looks exactly like him. He goes to the concentration camp to have him shot, but Geduldig is able to escape and pass himself off as Goebbels. Meanwhile, the real Goebbels is taken by the guards to be the Jewish prisoner.
* The German film ''Mein Führer'', featuring the comedian/singer/songwriter Helge Schneider in the title role, lives this trope. In an interview director Dany Levy said that he wanted to "knock the Nazis off their throne of vicious admiration".
* The German comedy movie ''Film/DerWixxer'' has Alfons Hatler, a butler (and in the sequel the warden of a BedlamHouse) who, [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed additionally to his similar name, also looks and talks like Hitler]]. In a bit of a subversion (both to resembling Hitler and being a [[TheButlerDidIt butler in a crime mystery]]) he is neither villainous nor evil.
* The 2008 Russian comedy ''Gitler Kaput'' (literally "Hitler's Kaput!") has this in spades, turning the Führer into an nervous wreck obsessed with, of all things, potatoes and who surrounds himself with white rappers decked out in Nazi-themed bling. It also lampoons German and Soviet troops, with the lead Pavel Derevyanko playing a blundering parody of SS mole Maxim Isaev from ''Series/SeventeenMomentsOfSpring''.
* ''Film/KungFury'' features Adolf Hitler, a.k.a. Kung Führer, the worst criminal of all time.
* In ''Film/WhoAmI'', a hacker group manages to hack the presentation laptop during a neo-Nazi conference and play their animation depicting Adolf Hitler in female underwear being dry-humped by dogs. The audience is outraged.
* ''Film/ErIstWiederDa'' ("Look Who's Back"), based upon the comedic novel listed below, in which the Führer himself ends up in present day Germany, and becomes a media sensation. An absolute riot. That is, before the MoodWhiplash kicks in and it's shown how a man as savvy and driven as Hitler could do some terribly catastrophic harm to a fragile and fearful modern-day Germany.
* In ''Film/RatRace'', Randy Pear is a Jewish father of a family of four, who vehemently refuses to do or own anything even remotely associated with ThoseWackyNazis, including getting a Volkswagen. At one point, they are driving and pass a sign that says "Franchise/{{Barbie}} Museum". His daughter insists they stop by. He agrees and is horrified to learn that the museum is actually dedicated to SS-Hauptsturmführer Klaus Barbie and is run by neo-Nazis and Holocaust deniers. After getting his family out of there, they notice that their car has been taken by their rivals. Determined to continue the race, and to spite the neo-Nazis, he steals the old-fashioned car displayed outside the museum (supposedly, one of Hitler's cars). While driving, he accidentally burns his middle finger and then throat with an electric lighter, ending up with him accidentally flipping off passing bikers. The bikers force the car off the road, resulting in them literally crashing a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII veteran rally. During the crash, he also gets a smudge above his lip. You can see where this is going. Dazed, he gets to the podium and starts trying to explain to the veterans what happened, showing them his burned middle finger, but his words are mangled beyond recognition due to his throat damage. As his story gets more animated, he starts [[MilkingTheGiantCow wildly gesticulating with his arms, with a lot of the movements involving rapidly throwing his straight arm up.]] This ends when one of the veterans takes a pot shot at him with his service revolver and misses.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* The GDR DEFA short "Guten Tag, Herr H" is a propaganda film (and a good one in that regard - none of the BRD laws are quoted untrue) with the premise that Hitler would came back 1970 after the general time lapse of Nazi crimes. It's a bit jarring that Hitler is shown rather just as a harmless bumbling moron.
* The Sauerkraut Hitler from ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty''. He's out to kill all the [[JustForPun Juice]], but it's the part where he calls Frank an [[HypocriticalHumor 'intolerant piece of shit']] is where he goes headlong into this trope. [[spoiler:Also the last bit where he got KarmicRape, shouting [[BigNo Nein!!]] repeatedly.]]

* ''Die galaktische Gurke'', a parody one-shot of Literature/PerryRhodan, had a crazy android named Adlof Hilter, who thought he was the Führer. Since in the 70s, Rhodan was too often compared to Hitler by leftist critics [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment (there are enough reasons pro and contra this opinion)]], Rhodan fans fumed.
* ''Literature/ErIstWiederDa'' ("Look Who's Back") is a comedic novel in which the Führer himself ends up in present day Germany, and becomes a media sensation. At least, that's the general plot. The book opens with Hitler blithely wondering why Germany isn't an uninhabitable wasteland as per his SaltTheEarth instructions shortly before his actual death. Initially, Hitler's naivety about the modern world is portrayed as amusing, and possibly even endearing, but once he gets a grasp on modern media such as the Internet, he quickly starts to exploit these inventions to great and chilling effect, managing to gradually worm his way into popularity with the ills of intentions. It should be noted though that this portrayal of Hitler aims not to make yet another caricature (unlike countless others) but to portray him as a charismatic people person, someone funny but trustworthy and scarily good at adapting, to explain how he got so far in RealLife. In a way, this is much more terrifying than the bumbling idiot or screaming madman portrayals typically seen.
* ''It All Started with Columbus'' remarks that Hitler "looked like Creator/CharlieChaplin but was only in the newsreels." "A furor" is the caption for the accompanying cartoon of him giving an angry speech.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Series/HarryEnfieldAndChums had a series of skits that portrayed Hitler, Goebbels, Himmler, and Göring as being super CampGay.
--> '''Hitler:''' Not too camp?\\
'''Goebbels:''' No, not the way you do it.
* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E8LetsKillHitler Let's Kill Hitler]]", where the Führer gets locked in a storage cupboard early in the episode, and is still there when it ends.
-->'''Rory:''' Shut up, Hitler!
* ''Series/TheWhitestKidsUKnow'' did a skit called "Triumph of the Ill" which featured Hitler and Göring rapping.
* ''Series/TheITCrowd'' features a rather throwaway gag where Douglas, upon passing out after accidentally shooting himself in the leg, meets [[spoiler:his father, Denholm]] in heaven, who attempts to persuade him into coming into the light. Before he can do this, however, Hitler pokes his head round the door and Douglas starts to suspect that ThisIsntHeaven. This leads to [[spoiler:Denholm]] trying to play him off as a woman dressed up for a heaven Hitler party.
* The failed sitcom ''Series/HeilHoneyImHome'' attempted this.
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'':
** Episode 12: Adolf Hitler survived UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and is living in Britain under the name "[[PaperThinDisguise Hilter]]". He tries (badly) to pretend to be British but tends to lose his temper and act in a stupid and crazed manner (he hasn't slept since 1945).
** There's also the "Funniest Joke in the World" sketch, wherein said joke is used as a war weapon against the Nazis, but the parts that best fit the trope are the German "counter-joke" (which are just captions superimposed on Hitler's speech footage) and the Allied soldier being interrogated at Gestapo.
* ''Series/DadsArmy'' refers to this on occasion. The theme tune, ''Who Do You Think You Are Kidding Mister Hitler?'', is a pastiche of wartime songs that treated Hitler as a joke.
* When some people complained that ''Series/AlloAllo'' made Nazis look fun and harmless, thus encouraging people to embrace Neo-Nazism, the counterargument was portraying the Gestapo as bumbling idiots, and the Wehrmacht as corrupt fools was a better way to make them unattractive to mindless thugs, rather then making them Ubermensch killing machines.
* ''Series/{{Soap}}'': In a throwaway gag it's revealed that Hitler is alive and well working as a waiter in a cafe in UsefulNotes/{{Ecuador}}.
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'': Mike and the Bots' reaction to the infamous "Hitler Building" scene from ''Film/InvasionOfTheNeptuneMen''.
-->'''All:''' (''upon seeing the building'') '''[[BigWhat WHAT?!]]'''\\
'''Tom:''' They blew up the Hitler Building! Now where are the children going to go to see Hitler memorabilia?!\\
'''Crow:''' All the Hitler rides and games! The Hitler salt and pepper shakers!\\
'''Mike:''' That great restaurant The Bunker... gone!
* ''Series/HogansHeroes'':
** Carter impersonates Hitler several times to dupe Colonel Klink.
** Kinchloe, played by African-American actor Ivan Dixon, also impersonated Hitler a few times--over the phone, naturally. He once ordered Klink to send a German Officer to the Russian Front--the officer was secretly a Russian POW.
* The ''Obersalzberg'' skits from German comedy series ''Series/Switch1997'' are essentially ''Series/{{The Office|UK}}'', Third Reich style, with Hitler as the hapless David Brent figure (Or rather, his counterpart from the German version of the Office, ''Series/{{Stromberg}}'').
* Hitler appears in an episode of ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'', played by Series/{{Chespirito}} himself, with the [[HilarityEnsues expected results]].
* Done a few times in ''Series/RedDwarf'', most notably when Lister managed to get himself inserted into the Nuremberg Rally.
-->'''Lister:''' Ignore him! He's a complete and total nutter! ''And'' he's only got one testicle!
* DiscussedTrope in ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'': According to one skit, a bawdy sketch involving Hitler [[BestialityIsDepraved among the pigs]] was deemed too offensive to show.
* ''Series/MrShow'':
** A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UojL96_3jOs sketch]] took the form of a news item about [[YouClonedHitler cloned Hitlers]] being given out to Jewish families, who use them for all sorts of mundane purposes. If the owners die, the Hitler is on its own. Turns out life is pretty tough when everybody knows you're Hitler.
--->'''Cynical Hitler (Creator/DavidCross):''' You know, the young ones are always grumbling about how "we never asked to be grown in a lab." Well, let me tell you something, we have a saying around here: Get used to it, Hitler!
** In the very first episode, David performs a piece from his one man show "Hitler Sings", in which he puts on a mustache and gazes longingly out the window singing, [[IWantSong "When will I be special?]] [[StylisticSuck When will I be someone who's loved for me?"]] Turns out he [[CrossesTheLineTwice confuses Hitler]] with [[Literature/TheDiaryOfAYoungGirl Anne Frank]].
* In ''Series/{{Misfits}}'' after a [[ItMakesSenseInContext time travel plot goes wrong]], Hitler gets beaten up by violent chav, Kelly. First by headbutting him, then kicking him in the crotch a few times when he is on the ground.
-->'''Kelly:''' Oi, 'Itler. Why 'ave you gotta be such a dick!?
* ''Series/{{SCTV}}'': A tabloid news show has a clip of Hitler, alive and working as a short-order cook (played by Andrea Martin). There's a sign above the counter reading "Have Hitler cook your breakfast!"
* ''Series/HorribleHistories'' makes fun of bad people from history all the time (and everyone else from history, for that matter) so it's not surprising they've had one or two instances of poking fun at the Fuhrer. "If we wake him up, such a paddy he will get in!"
* On ''Series/TheLarrySandersShow'', Creator/JonStewart attempts this trope when he's Larry's guest host. A skit features Hank Kingsley as "Adolf Hankler", host of a German version of ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' in which the answer to every question is "the Jews". Guest Creator/JasonAlexander is so offended that he leaves before Stewart can interview him, and the network (which had warned Stewart about the sketch) immediately stops production on the episode and airs a rerun instead.
* ''Series/WhiteRabbitProject'' has Hitler getting more and more whimsical after being secretly fed estrogen-laced food by British secret agents in the "Estrogen" legend in the ''Crazy [=WW2=] Weapons'' episode. Culminates in Hitler's breast becoming ''enlarged'' followed by Hitler reenacting the opening of ''The Sound of Music''.

* The [[{{Music/AmonDuulII}} Amon Düül II]] album ''Made In Germany'' has "5.5.55," where [[LargeHamRadio Wally Whitefish]] interviews [[ManipulativeEditing (stock audio of)]] Hitler before the latter takes the stage at a White House rock concert.
* ''Der Fuehrer's Face'', a Music/SpikeJones tune ridiculing Nazi ideology and Hitler in particular, later the basis for an animated short (see below).
* Several sets of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitler_Has_Only_Got_One_Ball unofficial lyrics]] to the "ColonelBogeyMarch" include references to Hitler's rumored testicular problems.
* Music/TheBonzoDogBand: On "The Intro & the Outro" of their debut album, ''Gorilla'', Hitler apparently plays along in the band.
* In Music/NickLowe's song "Little Hitler", he compares Jake Riviera, his notoriously thuggish manager, to the Fuhrer.
* Possibly an UrExample: In 1939, some Nazi leaders denounced the popular dance tune [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lambeth_Walk "The Lambeth Walk"]] as "Jewish mischief and animalistic hopping." So Charles Ridley of the British Ministry of Information took some footage of Nazi troops from ''Film/TriumphOfTheWill'' and [[OlderThanTheyThink remixed it to make it look like they were dancing]] to (you guessed it) the Lambeth Walk. Comics historian Creator/MarkEvanier remarks, "It is said the film was shown for Joseph Goebbels and he exploded and ran screaming from the room in anger. If so, that alone was reason enough to make it." You can watch it on his blog [[http://www.newsfromme.com/2011/11/12/todays-video-link-561/ here]].
* Another UrExample is Ludwik Sempoliński's song "Ten Wąsik, Ach, Ten Wąsik" (That Mustache, Oh, That Mustache), that premiered in a Polish cabaret in May 1939. The lyrics mock Hitler as someone who stole Creator/CharlieChaplin's schtick, and the song's popularity led to Sempoliński going into hiding from the Nazi occupying forces (who actually had orders to detain him).
* Music/TheResidents devoted an entire concept album, ''Music/ThirdReichAndRoll'', to poking fun at Hitler and Nazis.
* Subverted for shock value in Music/AnalCunt's "Hitler Was a Sensitive Man" and "I Went Back in Time and Voted for Hitler".
* The sound track for the Mel Brooks film, ''Film/ToBeOrNotToBe (1983)'' has an extra bonus track called "Hitler Rap," not in the film. Brooks [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zpYQJkBQp0 made a video of it]].

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* ''Series/SpittingImage'' features an elderly Hitler living in [[UsefulNotes/TheMenOfDowningStreet Downing Street]] and advising UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher (although she apparently doesn't know it is him as he uses the name "Herr Wilcox").

* While [[UltimateEvil Hitler never actually appeared]] on ''Radio/OldHarrysGame'', he is the most frequently mentioned of the damned not counting the main cast. Most of what we hear about him is his [[InsaneTrollLogic ridiculously flimsy justifications]] as to why [[NeverMyFault his actions weren't his fault]].

* ''The Em-Fuehrer Jones'', Creator/LangstonHughes' parody of ''Theatre/TheEmperorJones'', has Hitler lost in a black forest, trying in vain to goosestep away from the non-Aryan voices confronting him from all directions and giving him "Heel!" for "Heil!"
* Martin Downing's ''The House of Frankenstein'' features a "Phantom of the Opera" whose crippling facial deformity is a face that's a spitting image of Hitler's, fetish fuel for Ilsa the German maid...
* Another nominee for UrExample: the stage version of ''{{Film/Hellzapoppin}}'' opened with newsreel footage of Hitler dubbed with a Yiddish accent.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/HeartsOfIron 3'' consistently pokes fun at Hitler in the tutorial which he narrates, reminding you that his facial hair is inadequate and he's not a very good painter. The tutorial also ends with him [[GallowsHumor shooting himself in the head]].
* The online game ''Double Hitler'', a ''VideoGame/{{QWOP}}''-style adventure game that suggests Hitler was actually two young boys in a TotemPoleTrench.
* ''VideoGame/RaidWorldWarII'', when you strike a successful blow against the Nazi war machine, you get treated to Hitler receiving the report and basically throwing a tantrum (including one where he [[ShootTheMessenger throws a freaking hand grenade at the poor guy who brings him the report]]).
* Probably the ultimate example of this trope '''ever''' in ''VideoGame/WolfensteinIITheNewColossus''. Hitler is 71 years old by the events of the game, [[spoiler:and is a physical and mental wreck. Over the course of his appearance he forgets about the casting for a propaganda film he wrote, waves a gun in the actor's faces, pumps an entire clip into Ronald Reagan on the suspicion he's a Jewish spy, stops to take a leak in an ice bucket in full view of the actors, ''misses'' the bucket and ''pisses blood'' all over the floor while ranting about his books and Jewish infiltrators. Then he ''pukes''. ''Then'' he mistakes the director for his mother and buries his head into her bosom for comfort. Then he demands B.J at gunpoint to ''act as himself'' while completely failing to recognise him, and then ''chastises him for failing to properly capture B.J's personality''. And '''[[RunningGag then]]''' he stops halfway through a rant about his film to ''take a nap on the floor''. At this point the player has a chance to go up to the sleeping Hitler [[KickTheSonOfABitch and kill him with a single kick to the face]] [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing - and there's even an achievement for it!]][[note]]Though it also results in a NonStandardGameOver as every guard in the vicinity guns B.J down. WorthIt.[[/note]]]]
** [[DownplayedTrope That said]], he's ''still'' the power-mad, paranoid, genocidal dictator of a world-spanning white supremacist regime which commits countless atrocities against innocent people and is absolutely ''not'' PlayedForLaughs.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''Film/{{Downfall}}'' Hitler (of ''WebVideo/HitlerRants'' fame) is one of the main villains of ''WebAnimation/TheFrolloShow'', and one of the most [[HarmlessVillain incompetent and stupid]]. Even when a question was specifically designed to send [[Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt Scanty]] on a risky mission ''instead'' of him...
--> '''[[spoiler:Stocking]]:''' The first one to name five German cities doesn't have to go.\\
(''{{smash cut}}'')\\
'''Hitler:''' ''Why did that question have to be so hard?!''
* Dolph from ''WebAnimation/CampCamp'' has a such a strong resemblance to Hitler and Nazi mannerisms that its even lampshaded by Nikki.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'' has an OppositeSexClone of Hitler, called [[{{Ladyella}} Hitlerella]], who is treated just as much of a joke as the rest of the cast.
* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' has various strips involving Hitler that make jokes at his expense, such as [[RichardNixonTheUsedCarSalesman an alternate universe Hitler who works at a carnival]]. There's also one strip revolving around [[YouClonedHitler a clone of Hitler]] who was created specifically to be punished for the original's crimes. However, his creators quickly felt guilty about this and released him into the world (its implied that the clone has the original's personality but not his memories). It quickly turns out that without a power base like that of 1930s Germany, Adolf Hitler is just kind of a jerk that no one wants to be around.
* ''Webcomic/HipsterHitler'' is made of this, re-imagining him as a modern-day pretentious hipster (also featuring UsefulNotes/JosefStalin as a frat guy).
* ''WebComic/{{Goats}}'':
** In an arc, the protagonists go see the movie ''Good Hitler versus Space Hitler'', where Good Hitler is essentially a Film/JamesBond expy while Space Hitler is a creepy alien. It's implied to be only the latest in a long line of Good Hitler movies.
** The ''Good Hitler'' [[ShowWithinAShow franchise]] went on the become a bit of a running joke in ''Goats'', and the beginning of a ''Good Hitler'' story (in which he fought Good [[UsefulNotes/NorthKorea Kim Jong Un]] who had [[FaceHeelTurn turned evil]]) was later featured in Jon Rosenberg's other comic ''ScenesFromAMultiverse''.
* ''WebComic/BobTheAngryFlower'' has [[http://www.angryflower.com/384.html a strip]] where Hitler returned to Earth to atone for his sins by saving people. Everyone hates him and treats him badly because he's, well, Hitler.
* ''Webcomic/BugMartini'' shows us [[http://www.bugmartini.com/comic/world-flame-war-ii/ it's a bad idea to argue with Hitler over the internet]].
%%* This webcomic by called Save money [[BlackComedy on your gas bill]]. [[http://theleondude.deviantart.com/art/Save-money-on-your-gas-bill-628330244?ga_submit_new=10%253A1471246137 see for yourself]].

[[folder:Web Original]]
* [[http://www.catsthatlooklikehitler.com/cgi-bin/seigmiaow.pl Cats That Look Like Hitler]]: A photo gallery of various cats who resemble Den Fuhrer.
* Hitler has made three appearances on ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory'', rapping against [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]]. He was [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack frozen in carbonite]] after the first, dropped into the [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Rancor Pit]] after the second, and [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe sliced in half by Vader's lightsaber]] after the third, because EvenEvilHasStandards.
* This is the premise of the ''WebVideo/HitlerRants'' GagSub videos. These videos use clips from ''Film/{{Downfall}}'', which is about the last ten days of Hitler's life in the Führerbunker. In the early days, people just added {{Gag Sub}}s to a scene of Hitler angrily ranting, making it look like he is ranting about whatever the video creator takes issue with at the moment. But later on, people started adding comical special effects, creating a bizarre cartoonish universe, wherein Hitler comes up with outlandish plans to win the war, which are usually foiled by the incompetence of himself or his generals or the jokes and antics of his brother-in-law Hermann Fegelein.
* The [[http://ignorehitler.tumblr.com/ Ignore Hitler]] meme. WordOfGod said he did it to make fun of Hitler.
* [[http://thingsthatlooklikehitler.com/ Things That Look Like Hitler]]: A photo gallery of various people, animals, and objects that (may) resemble Hitler.
* And, of course, let's not forget [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8414149/House-that-looks-like-Hitler-catches-eye-of-Twitter-users.html the Hitler House.]]
* [[http://hitlergettingpunched.blogspot.com/2009_04_01_archive.html Hitler Getting Punched]]: A gallery of photos and comic scans about Hitler getting beaten up in amusing ways.
* To make up for ''WesternAnimation/EightCrazyNights'' being such a poor Hanukkah movie, ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' provides an image of Hitler roasting on a menorah.
%%* [[http://poopinginschool.tumblr.com/post/32359689314/mooseings-tea-and-tumblr-krykky This tumblr post.]]
* ''WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob'' has reviewed a few Hitler-related movies, and also used him for comedy in ''The Tormentors'', a movie about Neo-Nazi bikers: he decides to call a phone number that appears on screen... and is greeted by a loud soundbite by the Fuhrer.
* One of the earliest examples of a GagDub reaching MemeticMutation (years before Website/YouTube!) is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zr4upQqWMtA Hitler singing "Born to be Alive"]].
* [[http://www.reddit.com/r/titler Subreddit Titler]]. A NotSafeForWork bunch of pictures of [[FanDisservice Hitler with boobs]].
* [[http://trollpasta.wikia.com/wiki/HitLEr_.exe HitLEr.exe]], a NotSafeForWork parody of WebOriginal/SonicExe, which bases itself mainly off of the WebVideo/HitlerRants videos.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''Cubby's World Flight'' by Creator/VanBeurenStudios is the earliest known cartoon depicting Adolf Hitler[[note]]It came out in August 1933, Hitler became Chancellor in January 1933[[/note]]. He is simply seen wearing Lederhosen and greeting Cubby with a beer Maß as he passes over Germany in his plane, alongside Paul von Hindenburg and an unidentified blond officer.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/BoskoTheTalkInkKid Bosko's Picture Show]]'' (September 1933) is [[TakeThat much more offensive]] than ''Cubby's World Flight'' above, depicting a literally AxCrazy Hitler chasing [[GagNose big-nosed]] actor Jimmy Durante with an ax in the fictional town of Pretzel.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Despite creator Creator/MattGroening going on record claiming he is not fond of Hitler jokes, he has a let a few good ones pass. Sadly, some of Hitler's appearances on the show are more redundant than really funny.
** In [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E16Duffless "Duffless"]], Hitler's head is seen passing by in a bottle with formol.
** In [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E4RoseBud "Rosebud"]] a flashback shows that Mr. Burns teddy bear Bobo fell into Hitler's hands after Charles Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic. During the bombing of Berlin, Hitler blamed Bobo for his downfall. "This is all ''your fault!''"
** In [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E16BartVsAustralia "Bart vs. Australia"]], Bart dials a random phone number to [[ArgentinaIsNaziLand Argentina, which reaches an elderly Adolf Hitler's car phone.]] However, being old and decripit, Hitler doesnt reach the phone in time.
--> '''Old!Hitler''': ACH! Car phone is more like nuisance phone!
--> '''Cyclist''': Buenos noches, mein fuhrer!
--> '''Hitler''': *exhausted tone* Jah jah...
** In [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS12E14NewKidsOnTheBlecch "New Kids on the Blecch"]], an [[UsefulNotes/OlympicGames Olympic]] TV special is broadcast showing Hitler enraged that in the 1936 Olympics, Jesse Owens outraces his Zeppelin. In the [[RuleOfFunny 1968]] Olympics, Bob Beamon breaks the long jump record and gets him angry again.
** In the episode [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E6ItchyAndScratchyTheMovie "Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie"]], a cartoon from the 1940s is shown where Itchy and Scratchy beat, kick and decapitate Hitler. Then Itchy chops off Scratchy's head and UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt appears, kicking both Hitler and Scratchy in the butt.
** In [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS15E4TheReginaMonologues "The Regina Monologues"]], Moe guesses that Hitler was the famous person depicted on the $1000 bill.
** In [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E12BartCarny "Bart Carny"]], Hitler's car is destroyed by Bart during a carnival. Nelson Muntz punches Bart and asks him: "That was Hitler's car. What did he ever do to you?"
** In [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS14E19OldYellerBelly "Old Yeller Belly"]], Lisa and Santa's Little Helper watch an old ''Film/RinTinTin'' movie, where the dog bites Hitler for no other apparent reason than the fact that they both appeared in black-and-white movies. Then Santa's Little Helper sees a mailman that looks like Hitler and attacks him.
--> '''Mailman''': Leave the mustache on, my wife says, you look so handsome, she says...
** In an ''Itchy and Scratchy'' cartoon that spoofs ''Film/TheKingsSpeech'', Hitler is -- again -- thrown in at the last moment, crushing Scratchy with his tank. This causes Maggie to imitate Hitler's salute, to which Lisa quickly corrects her.
** The alternative ending of the film ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' in [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E25NaturalBornKissers "Natural Born Kissers"]] shows Hitler suddenly appearing from his hiding place in Sam's piano, about to kill Creator/HumphreyBogart with a grenade, when Ilsa drops out of the plane with a parachute and lands on the piano, trapping Hitler inside when the grenade goes off.
** The Christmas special segment set in World War II ended with Marge breaking into a Nazi-filled movie theater, ''Film/IngloriousBasterds'' style. Ater Marge tears through the cinema screen (which is playing a Nazi parody of ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}''), Hitler tears off his moustache and puts it on Göring who's sitting next to him.
--> '''Hitler''': [[BlatantLies Das ist Hitler!]]
** In [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E20WhackingDay "Whacking Day"]], Grandpa Simpson tells a (probably apocryphal) story in which he, in drag, performs as a cabaret singer for a room full of Nazis and catches the eye of Hitler... until his fake boob falls out.
--> '''Hitler:''' "Auch du liber! Das ist nicht ein booby!"
* Frequently, in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Hitler is played for laughs in cutaways.
** One such notable scene consists of nothing other than Hitler, on a unicycle, juggling fish. [[BrickJoke Later in the episode]] it cuts back to Hitler on a unicycle, only for Peter to run in and punch the Fuhrer's lights out.
--->'''Peter:''' See, we had a plan for that all along.
** [[TheGrimReaper Death]] tells Peter about how death is a necessary part of life, and gives an example by asking what the world would be like if Hitler never died. It then cuts to Hitler as a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKH8E8WzFZk modern talk show host]].
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTO6fAJf1GM One scene]] has a scrawny Hitler struggling to lift tiny dumbbells, then looking enviously at a chiseled rabbi with floozies on his arms. ''And that was in the pilot episode as the very first CutawayGag in the series'', after someone brought up the dangers of poor body image.
** Naturally, he appears in "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS7E3RoadToGermany Road to Germany]]" when Brian, Stewie and Mort are trapped in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII-era UsefulNotes/{{Poland}} and later, Germany. He only appears in the end where he and Stewie enact a parody of the MirrorRoutine from ''Film/DuckSoup''.
** He also appears in "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS4E27TheGriffinFamilyHistory The Griffin Family History]]" where it's revealed that one of Peter Griffin's ancestors was Adolf Hitler's annoying brother.
* In one ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode, Arnold's grandfather told an embellished tale of the time he fought Hitler in the war. He defeated Hitler by giving him a wedgie.
* WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes:
** The 1933 cartoon ''[[WesternAnimation/BoskoTheTalkInkKid Bosko]]'s Picture Show'' includes a mock newsreel, which at one point features vaudeville comedian Creator/JimmyDurante on vacation in "Pretzel, Germany". Durante is shown being chased around by Hitler, who is wearing lederhosen and carrying an ax. This is believed to be the first depiction of Hitler in American pop culture. This section with Hitler is often cut in syndication, however.
** In the 1944 short ''WesternAnimation/RussianRhapsody'', Hitler pilots a bomber personally to attack Russia, but is defeated by "gremlins from the Kremlin", who do such things as putting tacks on his chair, scaring him with a UsefulNotes/JosefStalin mask, and disassembling the bomber out from under him.
** In another 1940s short, ''WesternAnimation/DaffyTheCommando'' (1943), Hitler is compared to a skunk and WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck hits him with a mallet near the end of the cartoon.
** Daffy, again, tricks Hitler, Goebbels, and Göring in the 1944 cartoon ''WesternAnimation/PlaneDaffy''
** The 1942 short ''WesternAnimation/TheDucktators'' depicts Hitler as a duck taking over a barnyard. He is defeated along with UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini and UsefulNotes/HidekiTojo in the end.
** The 1943 short ''WesternAnimation/TokioJokio'' has Hitler briefly appear for a joke involving Rudolph Hess.
** A 1945 ''WesternAnimation/BugsBunny'' cartoon, ''WesternAnimation/HerrMeetsHare'' has Bugs make mock of Hermann Göring in the same manner that he usually takes on WesternAnimation/ElmerFudd and WesternAnimation/YosemiteSam. At the end, Bugs scares off Hitler and Göring by dressing up as UsefulNotes/JosefStalin.
** 1943's ''Scrap Happy Daffy'' has Hitler losing his shit after reading about Daffy's scrap pile ("?!#@#@!! Non-Aryan Duck!"). He sends a goat to destroy it and it looks as if the Nazis won until Daffy gets some divine intervention.
** Hitler, Hirohito and Stalin appear in very bizarre caricatures in the nightmare scenes from 1943's ''Tin Pan Alley Cats."
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'':
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3eixgt_rwk&list=PLYhGTdSXr7Yw2Iw4tHFT0UxSk5zmCPuWB "Li'l Hitler" shorts]] feature a child version of Hitler at school trying to take over the desks of other students.
** Also, a series of "Dicks With Time Machines" sketches ends with the mischievous time traveler disrupting one of Hitler's speeches by projecting a picture of him on the toilet, making him into a laughingstock who can't get anyone's attention. (The title then changes to "''Heroes'' With Time Machines").
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episodes "Hell on Earth 2006" and "Mr Hankey's Christmas Classics", he appears as a deranged resident of Hell. Cartman also admires him and frequently dresses up as him for fun, much to others' disgust.
-->'''Narrator:''' Adolf Hitler was a very, very naughty man!
* The Creator/TexAvery short ''WesternAnimation/BlitzWolf'' centers around a retelling of ''The Three Little Pigs'' where the Big Bad Wolf is a goofy, lupine caricature of Hitler.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' episode "Der Inflatable Fuhrer", it turns out that Hitler tried to smuggle his possessions out of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany in a balloon hidden inside his anus. The balloon burst, trapping Hitler's soul inside it. (ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext.) The ATHF convince Talking Balloon!Hitler to stop hating Jews by pointing out that most of his favorite celebrities are Jewish, but when the Fuhrer starts hating on gays instead, Frylock decides he's had enough and literally bursts Hitler's bubble.
* The WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck cartoon ''Disney/DerFuehrersFace''. All together now:
-->Ven der fueherer says, "Ve ist der master race,"\\
Ve heil! ''(Bronx cheer)'' Heil! ''(Bronx cheer)'' Right in der fuehrer's face!\\
Not to love der fuehrer ist a great disgrace,\\
So ve heil! ''(Bronx cheer)'' Heil! ''(Bronx cheer)'' Right in der fuehrer's face!
* Another Creator/{{Disney}} short, ''Disney/EducationForDeath'', is a relentlessly somber illustration of how Germans were conditioned from birth to the Nazi mentality -- in a revisionist version of ''Literature/SleepingBeauty'' taught to children, Hitler is shown as a buffoonish fairy tale hero. Yes, this film is so grim, they can use Hitler as comedy relief.
* Hitler made a few appearances on ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'' as well. Once, to illustrate Jay's unpopularity, Duke shows him test audiences giving Hitler a higher approval rating. In another episode, a French waiter at Cannes reminiscences about Hitler and Eva Braun vacationing on the beach.
* In the WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}} cartoon ''Seein' Red, White and Blue'', Popeye's punch (which already knocked Hirohito over onto his horse's ass) K.O.s Hitler, whose dialogue is relegated to a simple and elongated "B.O.!"
* One time on ''WesternAnimation/CodeMonkeys'', [=GameAvision=] gets sued by Hitler's descendants over a new game that Dave made about Hitler as part of a bet; they turn out to be a Nazi cabal trying to get a footing in America. While at Hitler Castle, Dave and Black Steve discover Hitler's frozen-in-carbonite body in a back room. They decide to thaw him out, beat him up, piss on him, and give him an atomic sit-up. He escaped and set off mind-controlled bears and Nazi troopers against the staff; a bunch of cowboys defeat his forces and Hitler shoots himself again. Another episode had a brief gag of the [=GameAvision=] freezer having a Hitler clone inside; Mr. Larrity claims it's there for "insurance".
* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' has Abradolf Lincler, a hybrid of UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln and Adolf Hitler created by Rick. He was intended to be a perfectly neutral political leader but his conflicting nature makes him act very strange. His first appearance has him show up at a party to attack Rick, only to end up getting the crap kicked out of him by a black guy.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Creator/MelBrooks discusses this trope and [[http://www.usnews.com/usnews/culture/articles/010820/archive_038235.htm provides the quote]] above in a US News.com article.
* The Downfall parodies have been enthusiastically approved by the creators of the film. The director has said the whole purpose of the scene the parodies use was to show pathetic Hitler had become, and that the parodies drive this home.
* Lots of comedians like to shock people by imitating Hitler, down to the shouting, saluting and goose stepping.
* The British propaganda ministries often liked to lampoon Hitler and the Nazis, including [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYdmk3GP3iM setting Nazi newsreels to dance music]] and editing pictures of Hitler in grotesquely obscene ways. So did the Soviets, although [[http://lurkmore.so/images/1/1a/Кукрыниксы-Алкоголь.jpg their humour]] was somewhat darker and more complex, leaning more towards satire (mocking Hitler's [[StraightEdgeEvil vegetarianism]], for example) rather than outright denigration. Even when Hitler was satirised, the human costs of the Soviet-German war were still paramount. For instance, there are several versions of '[[http://lurkmore.so/images/e/e6/Кукрыниксы-Апофеоз_войны_в_новом_стиле.jpg trying to spot The Final Victory from atop the literal mountain of German soldiers who died trying to make it happen so far']].
* According to Website/{{Cracked}}, [[http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/photoshop/9/9/1/230991_slide.jpg?v=1 this picture]] was banned by the Führer for being "beneath one's dignity." So naturally, [[StreisandEffect it's all over the Internet now.]] Nice shorts, Adolf.
* Creator/GrouchoMarx literally danced on Hitler's grave, performing a two-minute Charleston on top of the ruins of the bunker where Hitler killed himself. However, he later remarked that it was "not much consolation."
* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_chic Nazi chic]] often enters this -- either [[http://i.imgur.com/nID2R.jpg intentionally though]] CrossesTheLineTwice, or because the Fuhrer is used in ridiculous ways, as [[Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver John Oliver]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wraq6VnXmGo discovered regarding Thailand]].
* Oddly enough, DefiedTrope by Creator/StevenSpielberg: After making ''Film/SchindlersList'', he swore off ever portraying Nazis again as anything else but pure, unmockable evil (even if an evil that would get its ass kicked a lot by the protagonists or literally would be struck down by the wrath of God for its hubris), because he said he [[DudeNotFunny would never be able to feel this Trope again in good taste]] (and wouldn't be able to apply it well, if he did tried to use it). This is one of the various RealLifeWritesThePlot factors that made ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' use the RedScare and Communist Russians as the BigBad.
* Downplayed, but there are multiple documentaries that take an obvious delight in lampooning Hitler by pointing out that, in real life, he actually ''was'' an absurd little man. What else is there to say about someone who wanted to build a Volkshall big enough that it would have ''its own internal weather system'' in Berlin[[note]]Berlin's soil is extremely soft; subsidence is still a real problem for construction[[/note]] and whose long, ''long'' list of quack remedies and prescription drug-abuse includes injecting bull semen into his bloodstream as a virility tonic?
* A similar version of the trope was employed in the Eastern Bloc countries to ridicule communist dictators whenever gaffes, illiteracy or being unsophisticated on their part became known to citizens.