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Dimitri Finds Out, also known as “musical personality" ("Музыкальная личность”) in Russian, is a series of parody videos that use false subtitles in a similar manner to the Hitler Reacts series. The videos feature a clip of an interview taken inside a Russian techno club and are accompanied by custom subtitles used to make Dimitri appear as if he cannot contain his excitement about a subject, forcing him to dance.
On October 11th, 2008, the original Russian news show clip was posted to YouTube by user 4gfdy. A subtitled version was posted by YouTuber Rammsteinchile95 with the title “Very Bad Music” on January 5th, 2010. The translation revealed that the interviewer was asking a man about the genre of music playing in the club, to which he responds by breaking out in dance to the song “Sound of Sunday” by Joonas Hahmo.
The man in the video is unknown, but the blog Tribute to Dimitri tracked down several photos of him outside the video. The earliest parody video was uploaded to YouTube on January 27th, 2010 and was accompanied by subtitles complaining about bots found on the illegal drug site Silk Road.
On July 7th, 2010, one of the first popular Dimitri remixes was uploaded by YouTuber NiteHighway. This version posed the conversation as a troll being interviewed about Blizzard’s Real ID system for Battle.net. It was shared on Reddit, GameTrailers and FunnyJunk.
On March 16th, 2011, YouTuber adipuppy uploaded a version in which Dimitri finds out that it’s Friday as a response to the Rebecca Black video. This video appeared on FunnyJunk, VideoSift, pop culture blog Blame It On The Voices and the Body Building forums.
Search for Dimitri Finds Out peaked in March 2011, coinciding with the Friday version.