In 1940, Adolf Hitler considered the Three Stooges' popularity such a threat to the credibility of the Third Reich that he added them to his personal kill list. What did they do that made him so angry? A little movie called "You Nazty Spy!" a scathing parody of Hitler and his fascist regime. It came 9 months before Chaplin's The Great Dictator.
The movie was made even though the Stooges' management told them they shouldn't ruffle Nazi feathers. It was the first Hollywood film that openly satirized Hitler and Germany. Some people in the government even classified it as anti-nazi propaganda designed to push people towards supporting the US going into war.