I find nothing inherently humorous about Nazis or Adolf Hitler, which is one reason why “Hogan’s Heroes” always seemed weirdly unfunny to me. Now, with that weak disclaimer in place, we present a YouTube spoof that uses the visage of the greatest real-life villain of the 20th century to crack wise about Warner Bros. and their decision to delay “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.”
Ha! Now it must be said this is hardly an original idea. That very same footage (which, by the way, is plucked from the Oscar-nominated 2004 film “The Downfall“) has been manipulated by gleeful fans to fashion mock rants about dozens of topics, among them World of Warcraft, the Dallas Cowboys, BMW motorcycles and the despot’s own ridiculous mustache.
Derivative and inappropriate? Maybe. Funny? Oh, yeah, definitely.
(The video, by the way, was the handiwork of the muggles at HPprogs.com so check out their site if you like this spoof.)
— Geoff Boucher