Let's hear him. What have we got to lose? ... What's your name?
Lorenzo St. DuBois. But everybody calls me LSD.
L.S.D. is, besides the drug, also the initials of Lorenzo St. DuBois, the person who plays Adolph Hitler in Mel Brooks' movie The Producers. LSD was played by Dick Shawn in the 1968 filming of The Producers.
In his audition for the part of Hitler in the sure-fire flop Springtime for Hitler, he sang the song "Love Power", which goes something like this:
Love power. I'm talking about love power.
The power of a sweet flower is gonna rule the earth.
And there'll be a great rebirth.
Love is a flower that is fine.
When I'm walkin' with my darlin' and we're holding hands,
and life is fine, 'cause she understands.
'A walking down the sunny street
givin' pretty flowers to the people that we meet.
And I give a flower to the big fat cop,
he takes his club and he beats me up.
I give a flower to the garbage man,
he stuffs my girl in the garbage can.
And I give it to the landlord, when the rent comes 'round.
He throws it in the toilet and he flush it down.
It goes into the sewer with the yuck running through her,
And it runs into the river that we drink.
Hey world, you stink!
Ah, man it's later than you think
Girl you got just one more chance.
Come on baby, while I dance.
Love, love power.
I'm talking 'bout love power
The power of a little flower.
You don't think 'bout no little flowers,
Oh no, all you think about is guns.
If everybody in the world today had a flower instead of a gun,
there would be no wars. There would be one big smell-in.
Just the flowers. Hey, man, a flower.
A flower. What you do to my flower, man?
You hurt it, like everything else.
Everything else. Flowers.
LSD had just gotten out of jail (which he had been in for six months) for doing "what he does best" (we don't find out what that was), and Springtime for Hitler was his debut in showbiz.
Perhaps the best way to describe him would be to hear what others have to say about him:
Don't look at the outside, look at
the inside. It's the inner Hitler
we're after. The young beautiful
Hitler, who danced his way to glory. -- Max Bialystock (played by Zero Mostel)
But he's so crazy, he's so sloppy,
he's so... so... American! -- Franz Liebkind (played by Kenneth Mars)