Fegelein Talking to Traudl and Gerda is a scene in Downfall that is used fairly often in parodies.
Continuing from the ending of the previous scene as the soldiers guarding the bunker enter as the yard of the Reich Chancellery is being bombed. As they make their way down the focus shifts to Traudl Junge and Gerda Christian in the bunker hallway where many officers are present. The two ask Otto Günsche if the sounds of Felix Steiner's artillery is what they hear outside. He says no, but Gerda tells him that Steiner's assault should be underway. At that moment Hermann Fegelein appears and Günsche's face becomes angry with his presence leaves and goes into the war room. Fegelein tells them they should leave.
Traudl, however, tells him that she heard the Führer say that Steiner's attack will solve everything. Fegelein doesn't agree and tells her that everybody but the Fuhrer knows that it is impossible and he won't be surprised if he believes it also. Traudl asks him why Hitler would lie. Fegelein tells her that Hitler has nothing to lose. He goes to the war room while Gerda tells him she doesn't believe a single word.
In Downfall Parodies
One of the earliest Downfall parodies, Sim Heil, has the scene along with the Original Bunker Scene. Very few parodies that use the Original scene still keep this scene along, including Hitler finds out no Porsche in Forza Motorsport 4.
It rarely appears alone in other parodies, and they usually involve Fegelein forcing Günsche to leave, while he has "a thing" with the ladies, like in one of KakashiBallZ's parody.
Due to this scene being right before the Original Bunker Scene, some Untergangers use this scene to lead up to the rant that is to ensue. One such example is TheUnknownHitler's Hitler reacts to Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
|German transcript and English translation|
|TRAUDL||Is it German artillery that I hear?||Machen deutsche Geschütze diesen Lärm?|
|GÜNSCHE||I'm afraid not.||Ich fürchte nein.|
|GERDA||But hasn't Steiner's attack started?||Aber Steiners Angriff muss doch schon im Rollen sein?|
|FEGELEIN||You have to go as fast as you can.||Ihr müsst so bald wie möglich weg.|
|Time is running out.||Es bleibt nicht mehr viel Zeit.|
|TRAUDL||But the Führer has the situation under control.||Aber der Führer ist so zuversichtlich, dass er die Lage meistert.|
|Steiner will make all the difference.||Er ist sicher, dass Steiners Angriff die Wende bringt.|
|He says it will change military history.||Er sagte mehrmals, dass dieser Angriff… das gesamte Kriegsgeschehen beeinflusst!|
|FEGELEIN||Everybody, but the Führer, knows that's a fantasy.||Jeder in der Umgebung des Führers weiß, dass das ein Hirngespinst ist. Fantasie!|
|I even wonder if he believes it himself.||Wer weiß, ob er selbst daran glaubt.|
|TRAUDL||Why would he play games with us?||Warum sollte er denn mit uns spielen?|
|FEGELEIN||What does he have to lose?||Was hat er denn noch zu verlieren?|
|GERDA||I don't believe a word of it!||Ich glaub Ihnen kein Wort!|
Peter Kranz's street battle
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Original Bunker Scene