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Hitler `Downfall' removed from YouTube

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That sucks, some of those were really good. :(

NEW YORK — Adolf Hitler, for years a vessel of frustration in a popular Internet meme, has been quieted.

"Downfall," a German film released in 2004 about Hitler's last days, has been adopted for wildly popular YouTube parodies that have spanned mock rants about topics as varied as playing Xbox video games to Kanye West to Apple's new iPad.

Every spoof is from the same scene in the film: A furious, defeated Hitler, played by Bruno Ganz, unleashes an impassioned, angry speech to his remaining staff, huddled with him in his underground bunker.

The scene takes on widely different meaning when paired with English subtitles about, say, a late-season collapse by the New York Mets. Most any subject could be — and was — substituted, made even funnier by the scene's intense melodrama, artful staging and timely cutaways.

It was the meme that refused to die — until it did.
On Tuesday, the clips on YouTube, many of which had been watched by hundreds of thousands, even millions, began disappearing from the site.

Constantin Films, the company that owns the rights to the film, asked for them to be removed, and YouTube complied.
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Spoilsports. Without the spoofs, most of us would never have even heard of their film.
As the owner of a V8 powered RX-7 (Tyrannosaurus RX) I thought "Hitler Reacts to the Rotards" was ROFL funny.
I like the one about the bushmaster ACR too bad
Ironically, they were taken down on Hitlers Birthday. To bad, that was some funny s**t.
AWWW That's too bad, I really thought those were classic! Hopefully they will surface on other sites
The parodies are what made me aware of the original film, and I bought the DVD. This guy wants to get rid of all the free advertising, well.... OK.
[video=youtube;kBO5dh9qrIQ]"]Hitler reacts to the Hitler parodies being removed from YouTube[/video]

If this one disappears, I have it saved online so you can download it: here
Hitler reacts to the Hitler parodies being removed from YouTube

If this one disappears, I have it saved online so you can download it: here
Bwaahahaa!! :rofl:

That's one of the best yet!!

I can't beleve YouTube is being so spineless about all this.
I've never ran accross any of those before. I just laughed myself to tears when he did those two lines about cats at the end. Thank you all!
Thank you Zoom, that was great.
Cats :D

And yes, I don't think I would have heard of that movie if it wasn't for YouTube
I to had seen some of the old spoofs of that movie. Thanks for the laugh...
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