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New "Downfall" Parody Involving Tesla Superchargers

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  1. Curt Renz

    Curt Renz Active Member

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    #1 Curt Renz, Feb 15, 2014
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    I’ve created a new parody of the German film "Downfall" for YouTube. The rant scene now involves Tesla Motors Supercharger stations surrounding Berlin.

    I’m first alerting fellow TMC members. If you respond positively, I’ll provide notice to a wider audience. :smile:

    Here's the YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daW9XmG9krc
     
  2. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Ha ha, Curt, that was great!
     
  3. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    Great! If I didn't kniw German your subtitles would actually be vaguely believable :)

    Also I don't understand people getting upset over these parodies. C'mon people, it's just a joke...
     
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    #4 palmer_md, Feb 16, 2014
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    Surprised you did not make him the head of the Auto dealers association who is upset at Tesla destroying the business model that has made them wealthy for so many years.
     
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    I understand German so instead I just mute these and read the captions... some of them are pretty funny, including this one. I loved the "Their gas stations are now Tesla service centers" :biggrin: Nicely done Curt!
     
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    This is great! I really liked that the towns and names were kept relevant within the subtitles. Some people do a very poor job of trying to cram into too much to the subtitles, but this was very well done.

    I was half expecting one of his final lines to be "Put me on the reservation list for a Model X."
     
  7. Al Sherman

    Al Sherman It's about THIS car.

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    Very nice. I especially like the line about "Elon not going without you."
     
  8. Rifleman

    Rifleman Now owns 2 Model S's!!!

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    I completely agree, while the entire thing was great, that moment was hilarious!
     
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    Hilarious!
     
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    Well done Curt, very funny! :biggrin:

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    This would be a great idea for a second vid !

     
  11. FluxCap

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    Nicely done, Curt!
     
  12. Cal1

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    #12 Cal1, Feb 16, 2014
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    This was brilliant! Don't worry about overly sensitive reactions Your intent was obvious and this was a great treat! You should have had a couple of references to their car fire schemes not working, that even setting the whole garage on fire has met with minimal success!

    You could make this into a whole movie documenting Tesla's challenges through the years.
     
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    Well done. This is among the best Downfall videos I've seen.
     
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    Excellent, thanks Curt!
     
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    This was a parody?
     
  16. stevezzzz

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    Oh, ha!

    "Don't worry, Gerda. Elon won't go without you."

    Oh, ha, ha!

    Curt, why not a literal translation of the last line: "The war is lost."
     
  17. Curt Renz

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    Wikipedia description of "Downfall" parodies: Downfall (2004 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Wikipedia description of the general use of the term parody: Parody - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    YouTube video of the scene with correct subtitles: Hitler Gets Angry (Actual Subtitles) - YouTube

    Sorry if any offense might have been taken. None was intended. The common intent of these “Downfall” parodies is to further demonstrate the absurdity of a particularly evil historical person, by suggesting how his irrationality might have manifested itself, if he had been presented with a variety of modern situations. The style inspires derisive laughter that is at quite the opposite end of the spectrum from sympathetic smiles. We are laughing at the awful character, not with him, and he certainly would not have appreciated that.
     
  18. ColinM

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    Curt this excellent - seen so many Downfall parodies, this is definitely one of the best. Not everyone has the same sense of humor, so some may not get it. Please do't worry if a few people take it the wrong way - that will always happen. It was very cleverly scripted - just had to laugh. Well done.
     
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    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    I greatly liked your weaving of investment portfolios into the whole ferschligginagotterdammerungenverdammtenspiel mess.
     
  20. callmesam

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    Great parody, Curt. It reeks of schadenfreude. :wink:
     

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