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YMMV / The Twilight Zone S 4 E 106 Hes Alive

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  • Captain Obvious Reveal: Was anyone besides Vollmer surprised when his Mysterious Benefactor turned out to be Adolf Hitler? Granted, at the time many suspected many high-ranking Nazis managed to escape (which was then quickly proven true), so it's possible the episode was trying to keep the reveal at least somewhat ambiguous. He also doesn't have a German accent, making it more likely this is meant to be Hitler's ghost, or even the spiritual embodiment of Nazism itself.
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  • Narm: Some find Dennis Hopper's performance as Peter this, as he comes off as shrill and annoying rather than charismatic and mesmerizing in his Nazi speeches. Also, the man playing Hitler does not look like the real Hitler at all, which is especially obvious when he actually has to stand by a photograph of the real Hitler.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: Considering the large amount of vitriolic hate mail Serling and his staff received following the airing of this episode condemning the use of Adolf Hitler as the villain, this was very much justified.
  • Tear Jerker: Any time Ernst starts talking about how the Nazis took over Germany, have tissues at the ready. The actor, Ludwig Donath, was Jewish and had to leave Germany then his native Austria ahead of the Nazis, making it even worse. He knew all this firsthand.
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