The Nazi dictator's spittle-flecked rants have proved their remarkable versatility in hundreds of spoof clips, from sporting rages to economic polemics to video game reviews.
The parodies are so ubiquitous on YouTube that they have even spawned self-referential meta-parodies - jokes about Hitler learning about his internet fame.
In celebration of the success of the parodies - and with half a hope that their popularity may at last be fading - we have selected what we believe are the 25 funniest versions. If you disagree, let us know in the box at the bottom.
Anyone unfamiliar with the clips should be warned that many of the "translations" contain strong language.
1) Hitler finds out about the Downfall meme Best line: "I slaughtered millions, cut a bloody path of destruction across Europe, and for what? So I could be the latest juvenile web fad, no better than YouTube Fred or that stupid f-----g hamster?"
7) Hitler laments the decline of Second Life Best line: "I tried to go there last night, to reassure myself. I still like it, I rode the segway... BUT I COULD NOT FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET OFF IT! THEN I GOT STUCK IN THE GROUND!"
13) Hitler finds out Newcastle United have been relegated Best line: "How about this, we have a different manager for each game next season? We couldn't do any f-----g worse. Maybe get the deluded fans in? We'll hold a lottery, draw a f-----g ticket each week for the deluded fools. Offer a platinum seat if they manage a win."
19) Hitler finds out about the 'NHS food bingo' blog Best line: "I didn't run up the biggest budget deficit in the history of this country so that some provincial hack could take the piss out of good, wholesome NHS food, food which the ungrateful b-----d is getting for free."
21) Hitler attacks grammar 'Nazis' Best line: "You guys are like some kind of grammar authorities or some, some kind of grammar... strict police... dammit! What's the word I'm looking for? I'm thinking of an authoritarian regime or something with the streets filled with like uniformed soldiers that arrest people for the slightest offence. It was on the tip of my tongue, god damn it. Well, you know what I mean."
22) Hitler can't find Wally Best line: "Everyone tells me to keep looking. But that's what I try to f-----g do and yet I still f-----g fail to find that sodding Wally. F-----g morons. F--- I want to find Wally."
25) Hitler finds out Oasis have split up Best line: "This is a f----g joke. Their last album was brilliant! A real return to form after two admittedly under-par recordings. And my tickets were for the mosh-pit too."
A Princeton PhD, was a US diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. For the Open World Leadership Center, he speaks with
its delegates from Europe/Eurasia on the topic, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United" (http://johnbrownnotesandessays.blogspot.com/2017/03/notes-and-references-for-discussion-e.html). Affiliated with Georgetown University (http://explore.georgetown.edu/people/jhb7/) for over ten years, he still shares ideas with students about public diplomacy.
The papers of his deceased father -- poet and diplomat John L. Brown -- are stored at Georgetown University Special Collections at the Lauinger Library. They are manuscript materials valuable to scholars interested in post-WWII U.S.-European cultural relations.
This blog is dedicated to him, Dr. John L. Brown, a remarkable linguist/humanist who wrote in the Foreign Service Journal (1964) -- years before "soft power" was ever coined -- that "The CAO [Cultural Affairs Officer] soon comes to realize that his job is really a form of love-making and that making love is never really successful unless both partners are participating."