Mario de Monti wrote:
I just feel, that Spockīs remark didnīt fit into the "mood" of the episode since it clearly wasnīt a comedic one, IMHO.
Serious episodes can have comedic moments. McCoy's uniform trouble is also a light moment.
Consider: in the 23rd century the connotation of Nazi likely wouldn't carry the same personal resonance as it does for many today. .
If it was written in the 23rd Century, that might be a fair point. I doubt the writers were going for the "23rd Century connotation" when they wrote it.