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  • Actor Allusion: Occasionally some parodies, in an effort to show a character doing something without the use of their respective movie, will use footage of other projects which involved the actor who played them.
    • Interestingly, two different characters from two unrelated series were played by Rod Steiger. This video pokes fun at it.
    • This was also done with Shailene Woodley, as she both played the role of Felicity Merriman in An American Girl Adventure and Alex King in The Descendants. Naturally, someone had to make a parody out of it. What's even bizarre was that of Felicity wearing modern clothing, in stark contrast to what she wore in the late 1700s.
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  • 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.
  • Fan Community Nicknames: The people who make the parodies are known as Untergangers, which is derived from Der Untergang, the German title of Downfall.
  • Fan Nickname: At least one given to each character.
    • Hitler: Dolfy, Shitler, Mein Failure
    • Günsche: Stupid Giant
    • Jodl: Baldy, Baldilocks, Mr. Clean, Uncle Fester, Bald Fuck
    • Burgdorf: Fast-Talking Boozing Burgdorf
    • Krebs: Krebs the Map Pointer
    • Goebbels: Dr. Skeletor
    • Mohnke: Bonkers, Mohnkey
    • Fegelein: Anything with the prefix Fegel-, F-man
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Most Untergangers would resort to downloading scenes from the film, or the whole film itself, in lieu of buying the original, unsubtitled German release. It's pretty much the same case with the spinoff parodies as getting scenes from lesser-known titles legitimately is a chore in itself.
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  • Missing Episode: Many parodies have been lost for numerous reasons including the creators being MIA or not having a backup for when one of their videos gets taken down.
  • 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.
  • Screwed by the Lawyers: 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.
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  • Sequel Gap: HRP released "Hitler and the return of the helium slow motion problem" five years after the original.
  • What Could Have Been:
  • The Wiki Rule: The Hitler Parody Wiki. HRP has his own wiki here.


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