Little details like this are what make Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory still great. I remember director Mel Stuart telling a similar story about the musical lock joke being obscure but one that he felt more people would get.Quote:
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory was full of scenes of questionable content, as any of us who still cry during the ferry tunnel scene can attest. But the most bizarrely dark scene is one you probably never even noticed. It's the part where Charlie, heartbroken, watches a news report about the final Golden Ticket being found in South America. The newscaster holds up a photo of the lucky winner ...
... who a few astounded history buffs pointed out was real-life war criminal Martin Bormann, Reichsleiter of the Nazi Party and personal secretary to Adolf Hitler.
Saw that on facebook. Funniest thing I have read in a while. They NEED to make an Egg Fu movie.