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Hitler talks to Keitel is a scene from Downfall used in parodies.

In Downfall

The scene begins with Hitler looking through a magnifying glass at a map showing Bucharest. Keitel enters the room. Hitler breaks his concentration and tells him to leave that night to Dönitz to prepare everything. Keitel becomes confused. Hitler tells him that with no oilfields, the situation is catastrophic. He tells him afterwards to retake the Romanian oilfields. Keitel gets even more confused. Hitler asks him if he has any questions, to which Keitel says no ("Nein, mein Führer"). Right before Keitel says no, he looks at Hitler's cake as if he desires it himself. Hitler wishes him a good trip. As Hitler takes a bite, Keitel leaves. Hitler then returns to stare at the map with his magnifying glass.

In Downfall Parodies

The Last Man Screenshot

A scene from "The Last Man" by JennieParker87.

The scene has been used in countless parodies, where Hitler usually wants to tell Keitel something. Sometimes he asks him to find somebody, usually Fegelein. In other parodies, he reviews Keitel's food

As Keitel is confused throughout the scene, in one of Hitler Rants Parodies' parodies, Hitler is shown to waste Keitel's time.

Many parodies usually include the part with Linge calling Keitel in Hitler's office.

JennieParker87 used the scene in her 2014's Halloween Special, "The Last Man". In the beginning of her parody, Hitler is seen reading a threatening letter through a magnifying glass.

Many story based parodies use the part where Keitel stands up in the previous scene as a lead-up to this scene.

Transcript

German transcript and English translation
Speaker German English
HITLER Hören Sie zu, Keitel. Ich möchte, dass Sie noch heute Nacht abreisen. Listen, Keitel. I want you to leave tonight.
Begeben Sie sich zu Dönitz. Helfen Sie ihm, alles zu organisieren. Go to Dönitz and help him get everything organized.
Es muss wieder Schwung in die Sache! Things have to be started up again.
KEITEL Ich verstehe nicht. I don't understand you.
HITLER Wir haben keine Ölgebiete mehr. Das ist katastrophal. We have no more oil fields. That's catastrophic.
Weil es jede weitgreifende Operation unmöglich macht! It makes any serious operation impossible.
Wenn ich diese Geschichte erledigt habe, müssen wir die Ölgebiete wiederbekommen. Once everything is settled here, we must recover our oil fields.
Noch irgendwelche Fragen? Any other questions?
KEITEL Nein, mein Führer. No, mein Führer.
HITLER Gut. Also dann, gute Reise. Good. Have a good trip.

Trivia

  • Karl Dönitz is mentioned in this scene for the second time (in the theatrical version it is the first time).
  • This scene shows Hitler losing touch with reality yet again.
  • The oilfields Hitler is talking about are the Romanian ones, as Hitler stared at the Bucharest, and the closest ones are the Ploiești oil refineries.
  • This is the last scene, where Keitel has lines (although he is mentioned later).

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