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Adolf Hitler: Sadly overlooked at this year's Tony Awards

June 2, 2009 |  4:02 pm

Let's face it. Even though he's been dead for more than 60 years, Hitler is still always good for a laugh. With the Tony Awards coming up this Sunday, the artful video mash-up artist Rick Crom has imagined what it might be like if Hitler were getting the bad news about being shut out of the Tony's nominations. (The clip, which has been used for all sorts of other comic purposes, is from Oliver Hirschbiegel's 2004 film, "Downfall.")

My favorite scene has Hitler, pounding the table, saying: "If Liza can be nominated for a 'Special Event'... Why not me? Tell me the Blitzkrieg wasn't a special event!! The Times LOVED it!"

Update: An earlier version of this post included the video, which has since been removed, because my paper has a policy that doesn't allow me to embed video that has any profanity in it. Feel free to visit YouTube or like sites to view the video. The easiest link is here.