No sarcasm on my part at all.As you may have gathered from my first answer, I am a fan of the flick and have never seen it on stage, so I am happy to concede that I may possibly be wrong about Ferrer/Greenwald's line about washing Goering's ass. But I think I'm right - the stage version made much more of Greenwald's Jewishness.
Ferrer dresses in US Navy Aviator Greens for much of the film, which is interesting for uniform buffs. Can be confused with Marine uniform.
in the movie tootsie:
Michael Dorsey (Hoffman) is a respected actor, but nobody in New York wants to hire him because he is a perfectionist and difficult to work with.
And there are scenes where he is auditoning - one of which is obviously for the part of Greenwald:
(The scene segued to Michael's fifth audition on another bare stage)
They were doin' it for dough - the same as everybody does it for dough. But the question is in the last analysis. What were they doing for dough! You and me, for dough, were advancing our little non-Prussian careers. So when all hell broke loose, and the Germans started running out of soap and figured, 'What the hell? We might as well cook up Mrs. Greenwald', who the hell do you think stopped 'em?