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Speer's last conversation with Hitler is a scene in Downfall used in some parodies.

In Downfall

In this scene Albert Speer meets Hitler in his office and talks to him. The conversation eventually turns to Speer telling Hitler about what he's done for the Reich in the past. He also says he never obeyed the orders regarding the destruction of the Third Reich's infrastructure that Hitler gave him. This saddens Hitler, and he responds with silence and the snapping of his pencil. After that, Speer leaves behind Hitler crying, exits the Reich Chancellery, and looks back at it. He then leaves to go to Hamburg in Germany.

In Parodies

It has been used in RBC56's parody, Dollar Store Hitler, where after the war he works at the Dollar Store in which he is interviewed by Speer who is the boss of the Dollar Store and is then hired, but Hitler unfortunately got fired after being warned twice.

Hitler Rants Parodies has used Hitler's sadness to his advantage, using this scene to make parodies concerning celebrity deaths, starting with Hitler is informed Leonard Nimoy has died.

This scene has also been used without the parts involving Speer. In neutralitychecker's The Downfall of Gaia Online, Speer was replaced with Chuikov (who portrays the CEO of Gaia Online in the series) to portray the refusal of Gaia Online staff to listen to Hitler. In Hitler Rants Parodies' Hitler interviews himself, Speer was replaced with another Hitler that tries to convince the Hitler of this scene to use the pencil against Fegelein, without success.

Another famous use of this scene is in Hitler Becomes a Wizard, where Speer presents Hitler with his new wand, created by combining the Pencil of Doom with African Dark Magic. The scene ends with Speer pleading to Hitler to use his new powers responsibly, only for Hitler to tell him off sarcastically.

The pencil Hitler snaps is sometimes taken in some parodies as the Pencil of Doom and Mass Destruction, although it should be noted that Hitler throws more than one pencil back in the Original Bunker Scene.

Trivia

  • The beginning of the scene, where Hitler turns around to see Speer in his dark office, was featured in the English trailer of Downfall.
  • The place where Speer looked back for the last time is likely the Reich Chancellery's Court of Honour (Ehrenhof) with the two statues prominently placed as it appeared in the film.
  • This scene is notable for Hitler not violently ranting when one of his subordinates fails or purposefully disobeys his orders. Instead, he silently breaks down, crying. It is also most likely one of the scenes that several people who had worked on the movie refer to as Hitler being portrayed as an actual human being and not a monster, as he is shown weeping.

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