First a wacky Korean advertiser uses a Kim Jong Un lookalike to sell pistachio nuts in a television spot. And now those zany Saudi Arabians have gone them one better. Saudi-owned satellite network MBC Action has started airing promos starring none other than Adolph Hitler, according to a September 21 YNet News report.
Actually, it’s not the genocidal Nazi humself back from the grave. It’s a lookalike in scenes from an American feature-length movie.
The ad campaign for MBC Action, which is based in Dubai, features clips from the 2009 Quentin Tarantino film “Inglourious Basterds,” where the Nazi dictator is shown speaking in a room to other Nazi officials.
Arabic subtitles inserted under the images focus on the television network’s new programming in September. Hitler is made to say, “Look at the achievements of MBC Action. They will control the entire region. They are preparing for a campaign called ‘September to Remember.’”
Hitler, by the way, created the original September to Remember when, 73 Septembers ago, he launched an invasion of Poland, starting World War II. Pretty memorable, huh?
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