Surely one of the biggest internet meme’s of the last few years, certainly the biggest that uses creative subtitling is the parody of the German language film Downfall. This article explains the history. There is even a forum dedicated to them. More recently however in April 2010 it was reported that the video’s were being removed from internet sites at the request of the film’s production and distribution company Constanin Films. So guess what? Now that in itself has spawned parodies such as this one:
There are hundreds of other examples. I’m sure you’ve come across them already. And I am sure for German speaking people this meme has less appeal. For the rest of us, you wonder if and when this meme will run out of steam!