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"I Should Have Voted For Ron Paul"
This clip from Downfalls has been repurposed many times. But this particular exercise in creative subtitling is one of the best. The best part is when the sound ever so briefly matches the words on quiz when Bruno Ganz spits out "Stalin!":

I also enjoyed it when University of Arizona Athletic Director Jim Livengood was spoofed a while back, during the height of the men's basketball program's coaching controversy. But that détournement didn't find a way to refer to Stalin in the titles.

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barca_k From: barca_k Date: July 7th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Hilarious! The bit about "my niece's nose" really slew me - whoever did this did a great job of that meshing with the scene. Fun stuff.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 7th, 2009 09:44 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I loved that! I am pretty good at German -- I'd claim fluency, if I spent a few days there to reactivate my dormant capabilities -- and laughed hard at the way that the subtitles conveyed the subtleties of tone accurately, even while playing havoc with the content.
barca_k From: barca_k Date: July 7th, 2009 10:36 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
My understanding of German - if you can call it that - comes mostly from military history & my Mom's old memories of having lived there, but I caught enough of it to know a little of what he might have been saying in the actual movie.

I first saw this bit falsely subtitled in a YT vid where the premise was that Hitler got his xbox account banned. I don't play xbox so I don't know much about it, but it was still funny.

This kind of thing hits me hard - my kind of humor - not surprisingly, I really loved MST3K, also.
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