The Parody of the Month (PotM) award is handed out monthly to the best parody of the month, as nominated by Untergangers (although anyone except judges can nominate) and chosen by the DCA (Downfall Community Awards) judges. It is included as a separate category in the Downfall Community Awards.
Nominations & Winner selection
The PotM contest has had many different rules in the past, but the current system is as follows: Anyone (apart from judges in the DCA) can nominate a parody for PotM on the Unterganger Chat Central Discord server. Up to three parodies could be nominated by the same person. One of the nominations could be a parody made by the person nominating, but in order to do that, at least one other parody by someone else must have been nominated. However: all nominated parodies for the DCA were automatically also nominated for Parody of the Month.
In order to win the PotM award, the parody must have been uploaded during the current month, or on the last day of the month before. The winner was selected by the DCA judges. If a parody by a judge was nominated, the judge could not vote in that category, and another judge would be called in as an "emergency judge".
Dopamine The Delphox
|August 2019 - Present (Main Judges only)|
Beom Jun Koo
|January 2018 - July 2019|
Shadow Briton Parodies
|January 2017 - January 2018|
|JennieParker87||June 2014 - December 2016|
|FegelAntics||June 2016 - July 2016|
|Soalric Parker||July 2014 – November 2014|
|DictatorAntics||5 April 2013 – November 2014|
|WonkyTonkBotty||5 April 2013 – November 2014|
|Benad361||February 2013 - 5 April 2013|
|TheSilverUniverse||22 August 2012 - December 2012/February 2013 - April 2013/August 2014 - December 2014|
|Master Studios||January 2012 - March 2013|
|1||January||Hitler Gets Abducted by Fegel-Aliens||Staedty86|
|2||February||Hitler v Fegelein||TheSilverUniverse|
|3||March||Fegelein The Master of Antics HD Trailer-Sparx476 version||Sparx476|
|4||April||Hitler's Horrific Photo Shoot||thenewyorkcitay|
|6||June||The Jodl Head - Mini Documentary||TheSilverUniverse|
|7||July||Hitler's Llama Priest Episode 1||TheSilverUniverse|
|8||August||President Adolf Hitler||DictatorAntics|
|9||September||Adolf Hitler VS Reltih Floda (Part 1)||KnightTemplar1922|
|10||October||The Goebbelghost 2: Escape from the Spirit World .||Soalric|
|11||November||Five Tips with Adolf Hitler - Writing Articles in Hitler Parody Wiki||Mfaizsyahmi|
|12||December||Fegelein Turns Hitler and the Bunker into a Flash Cartoon||WonkyTonkBotty|
|3||March||Der Disneygang: Episode 1 - Occupation||Soalric|
|4||April||Rosen Wars: Revenge of the Plamz (Episode 5)||Benad361|
|5||May||Hitler plans to get Goering in shape||WonkyTonkBotty|
|6||June||Hitler and the driving lessons||Staedty86|
|8||August||The Antics Strike Back - Prologue||DictatorAntics|
|10||October||Der Disneygang: Episode 5 - The Final Battle||Soalric|
|11||November||Fast Food Disaster||TheSilverUniverse|
|12||December||Hitler's Secret Hobby||PunchOfJustice|
|2||February||Hitler's Movie Theater Incident||RBC56|
|3||March||Jodl's Tree House||JennieParker87|
|4||April||Viva La Fegel 4||FegeleintheLostTapes|
|6||June||Hitler's Wedding Picture||JennieParker87|
|7||July||Hitler Becomes a Wizard||PunchOfJustice|
|10||October||The Walking Führer (Walking Dead Parody)||TheSilverUniverse|
|11||November||Burgdorf does the Boiling Water Challenge
Even though this parody was released on the 31st of October 2014, it was allowed to be Parody of the Month in November 2014 under a new rule that a parody released on the last day of a month is allowed to be nominated for Parody of the Month the next month due to time zone confusion.
|12||December||Ebenezer Hitler: A Nazi Christmas Carol||Pikachu53 Downfall Parodies|
|1||January||Battle for the Bunker: Episode 5 - Striking Back||Soalric|
|2||February||Flooded Hitler - FULL/EXTENDED||JennieParker87|
|3||March||Fegelein the Führer Chapter 4: Führer Brawl||CloneOfJoster285|
|4||April||Battle for the Bunker: Episode 6 - The Destroyers||Soalric Parker|
|5||May||Hitler's China Experience||JennieParker87|
|6||June||Inside Out: Führer Edition||CanaDolfy98|
|7||July||Downfall/Equilibrium parody: Hitler and Fegelein's gun kata duel||Gb. Alexander|
|8||August||Battle for the Bunker: Episode 7 - A New Enemy||Soalric Parker|
|9||September||Günsche is at soup||SnipSnapParodies|
|11||November||"Der Untergang" Parody #19: Explosive Fish||Unterganger Kunst|
|12||December||Fegelein's Crisis (New Year's Eve Special)||JennieParker87|
|2||February||Hardware Store Hitler||RBC56|
|3||March||Hitler's Ghostbusters (Hitler Parody)||TheSilverUniverse|
|5||May||Battle for the Bunker: Episode 9 - The End||Soalric Parker|
|6||June||(DPMV) Adolf Hitler - DADDY (Parody of PSY's DADDY)||Venkyra21|
|7||July||Hitler visits Untergangers (Community Parody)
The link above is a re-upload as the original video was made private.
|8||August||(DPMV) Hitler Took A Pill In Ibiza (Fegelein Remix)||Delphox & Venkyra21|
|9||September||(DPMV) PPAP (Hitler Version)||Venkyra21|
|10||October||The Damned (Halloween Special 2016)||JennieParker87|
|12||December||Bunker Noir, Part 1||BewegungsunFISH|
|1||January||Hitler Enters the Unterganger Awards||BewegungsunFISH|
|2||February||Bunker Noir, Part 2|
|3||March||Clash of Fatties: Bormann vs Göring|
|4||April||Burgdorf's Pistol of Armageddon: REMASTERED||WonkyTonkBotty|
|5||May||A Downfall Parody But It's Genderbent||BewegungsunFISH|
|6||June||Hipster Hitler||Mathilde's Parodies|
|7||July||Keep your enemies closer||Mathilde's Parodies|
|8||August||Hitler and the FegelFics ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)||Krebsylovesfish|
|9||September||Hitler Sends Göring to Africa S03E04 - "Battle on the Skies"||F-A Alexander|
|10||October||Who's the Vati?||Mathilde's Parodies|
|11||November||Downfall parody: Fegelein's Phantom trailer||F-A Alexander|
|12||December||The Fuhrer Bot||Weird Hitler Parodies|
|Unterganger||Number of Parody of the Month Awards Won|
|Reich Motion Pictures||3|
|Delphox||2[note 3][note 4]|
|KnightTemplar1922 (Now KnightTemplar1453)||1|
|Pikachu53 Downfall Parodies||1|
|Weird Hitler Parodies||1|
|The Jononator||1[note 4]|
|Beom Jun Koo||1|
- ↑ Despite the fact F-A Alexander won in January 2018, due to them only being created in late January, the then recently created Downfall Community Awards were decided to be run from January - March so there are technically 2 winners for January although, F-A won whilst PotM was hosted by the Unterganger Awards and WonkyTonkBotty won when it was first hosted by the DCA's.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 TheSilverUniverse, BigUndertaker, and notoriousrob01 shared February 2013's Parody of the Month award.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Venkyra21 and Delphox shared August 2016's Parody of the Month award.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Delphox, The Jononator and CloroxEnergyDrink shared December 2018's Parody of the Month award.
Master Studios initiated the Parody of the Month on January 2012. When it was announced, an "Unterganger of the Month" was also included, with MS not realizing that Benad361 has been awarding an "Unterganger of the Month" since late-2010. The confusion was resolved with MS only handling the PotM while Benad361 continues with his UotM.
Following the Unterganger Awards's (UA) inception in October 2012, the PotM was planned to be announced under the UA. As the month progressed, it became apparent that the PotM was still too independent to run in line with the UA, and suggestions for a closer integration were refuted by Master Studios. The first UA award series was announced without either the PotM or UotM, leaving both to be announced separately by their own main judges at their own leisure (usually days later).
For unknown reasons, the PotM was stagnating around November 2012. As of 20 November 2012, no results for October were announced, and November's vote never happened. However, a transfer of power was carried out, and the PoTM for January 2013 was eventually announced, alongside other award systems. The November and December awards were dropped, and the series for 2012 discontinued due to aforementioned problems, starting afresh in 2013, with the UA judges as the de-facto judges. However, Master Studios released the announcement videos for October, November and December and stated that he planned to continue maintaining the award series.
In spite of Master Studios' consistent commitment problems beginning the latter half of 2012, beginning February 2013, Benad361 and judges of the UA decided to take over the PotM, announcing a set of PotMs alongside February's UA. This marked the first time that the awards were announced outside of MS's control and council. This also marked the first time that any award systems finally achieved full integration.
In March 2013, Master Studios discontinued his control of the award system, and an election was started to elect two new, competent judges - a manager (the leading judge), and a secondary judge. The election ended on 5 April 2013, and DictatorAntics (DA) and WonkyTonkBotty (WTB) won. DA was thus made the principal judge, and runner-up WTB the secondary judge. DA decided to bring back TheSilverUniverse, who was sacked earlier in January 2013 by MS. It was later also announced that the UotM and PotM will no longer be released under the banner of the Unterganger Awards.
In July 2014, following his loss of motivation, DictatorAntics decided to hand over maintainership to Soalric Parker, who in turn handed it over to JennieParker87 in December 2014. From then on, PotM became a separate category in the Unterganger Awards, which JennieParker87 is the main manager of at this point. However, in December 2016, she announced that she will be on leave until June 2017, so she placed the management into the hands of Ako675.
In August 2017, JennieParker87 realised she no longer had the time to return as manager. She then asked BewegungsunFISH to take over, which the latter agreed to. AKO675 agreed to remain as assistant manager.
In January 2018 BewegungsunFISH told Ako675 that she would retire from the UA starting from February. This left the Unterganger Awards to him. He decided to close it down, since he no longer wanted to run a contest for a community that - in his opinion - "had turned its back on many profilic Untergangers, especially Parker87, who was responsible for reviving and popularising the UA in the community."
In February 2018, Delphox, The Jononator, and Ninetales95NL decided to set up a new monthly competition called the Downfall Community Awards in order to replace the recently closed Unterganger Awards, with the PotM award included as a category.
In November 2016, in the midst of an ongoing community conflict, TraitorLoxoz won the Parody of the Month award, with large backlash from the community. Nonetheless, TL was allowed to keep his award.
However, after a revelation where it was discovered that TL used another Unterganger's parody without credit in the making of this parody, JennieParker87 revoked this award.
- BewegungsunFISH, JennieParker87, Soalric, TheSilverUniverse, Venkyra21 and WonkyTonkBotty hold the record for most Parody of the Month awards won in a year. (3 each)
- BewegungsunFISH is the only person to win Parody of the Month three times in a row. (December 2016 - February 2017)
- Both of Delphox's PotM's have come from collaborations. The first was with Venkyra21 and the second was with CloroxEnergyDrink and The Jononator.