by SERENITY NGUYEN
Werner Herzog, an iconic German director and producer known for his deadpan discourse, is parodied in a series of YouTube videos where “Herzog” narrates beloved children picture books.
Of course his imitator (or should I say flatterer?) does not perfectly duplicate Herzog’s accent, as the comedian’s Deutsch impression is weak and stereotypically stresses the “w” sound for the “v” sound. Nonetheless, the YouTube comedian channels Herzog’s philosophical interpretations and art-house filmmaking sensibilities and retells the bright children’s stories with Nietzsche-esque nihilistic interpretations.