Die Anstalt, a satirical show, had a whole 50-minute episode entitled Griechenland (Greece) poking harsh fun at Germany’s behavior toward the struggling nation. In the opening, Zeus appears to the Troika (“We are the Troika. We are gods. But you may as well call us institutions”), who has decided Greece can no longer afford Mount Olympus (where Zeus is mythologically housed).

The musical video V for Varoufakis is, instead, about the brave, fearless Germans dealing with a new scary enemy: the man who “puts the hell in Hellenic,” Greece’s former finance minister. A man whose leather jacket is made of the skin of German shepherds’ puppies and who doesn’t negotiate, “he simply kicks ass:”


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