Approval Of God: In a 2010 interview with New York magazine, Downfall director Oliver Hirschbiegel found the parodies funny, and around the time of the interview saw 145 of them.
Executive Meddling: Downfall's distributor Constantin Films blocked the videos from YouTube at one point, though some of them are back up, as parody was ruled fair use. As stated above, the director actually enjoyed them.
Recycled Script: The parodies' depiction of Mallory would later become the basis for , unterganger HitchcockJohn to introduce the character of Firecracker in Dino Attack RPG. Firecracker (which came from a nickname Juan gave Mallory before learning his real name in his original film) took the idea of a psychotic demolitions expert with a coat full of explosives and ran it Up to Eleven. Sadly, it didn't turn out quite as successful.