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"Hans and Franz" was a recurring sketch on the television sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live that featured Kevin Nealon and Dana Carvey. In the skit, the actors played muscle-bound jocks mimicking Arnold Schwarzenegger right down to the padding for fake muscles, gray sweatsuits, weight belts, and fake Austrian accents. The two proceed to denigrate others for not being strong, and then strike bodybuilder poses. Sketch comedy consists of a series of short comedy scenes, or sketches, commonly between one and ten minutes long. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Jump to: navigation, search Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute comedy-variety show from NBC which has been broadcast virtually every Saturday night since its debut on October 11, 1975. ... -1... Dana Thomas Carvey (born June 2, 1955) is an American actor and comedian from Missoula, Montana. ... Jump to: navigation, search Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (born July 30, 1947 in Thal, Styria, Austria) is an Austrian-American actor, Republican politician, bodybuilder, and businessman, currently serving as the 38th Governor of California. ... Bodybuilder Anders Graneheim (Sweden) Bodybuilding is the sport of developing muscle fibers through the combination of weight training, increased caloric intake, and rest. ...


Some famous lines from the skit include:

  • "I am Hans; and I am Franz"
  • "We are here to pump (handclap) you up"
  • "Hear me now and listen to me later..."
  • "Girlie men"

Hans and Franz finally received their just deserts when Scwartzenegger made a guest appearance on the show and ridiculed them for being girlie and weak during their sketch.


This skit was one of the most popular on SNL, and the characters and their catchphrases entered American pop culture. When Schwarzenegger entered politics, he referred to the skits himself, using of the phrases "girlie men" and "pump you up." He even used the "girlie men" term to refer to California state legislators in speeches during his election campaign for governor of California. A catch phrase is a phrase or expression that is popularized, usually through repeated use, by a real person or fictional character. ... Popular culture, or pop culture, is the vernacular (peoples) culture that prevails in a modern society. ... Jump to: navigation, search A governor is also a device that regulates the speed of a machine. ... State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) Senators Dianne Feinstein (D) Barbara Boxer (D) Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ...


The two Crawler-Transporter vehicles used by NASA are nicknamed "Hans" and "Franz" after the SNL characters. Crawler-Transporter #2 in a December 2004 road test after track shoe replacement. ... Jump to: navigation, search NASA Logo Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from the revision dated 2005-09-01, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ...


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Hans and Franz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (222 words)
"Hans and Franz" was a recurring sketch on the television sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live that featured Kevin Nealon and Dana Carvey.
Hans and Franz finally received their just deserts when Scwartzenegger made a guest appearance on the show and ridiculed them for being girlie and weak during their sketch.
The two Crawler-Transporter vehicles used by NASA are nicknamed "Hans" and "Franz" after the SNL characters.
Sir Wilhelm Ernst Hans Franz Heysen (1117 words)
Hans left in early 1900 and stayed most of his time in Paris at the Academie Julian and the Ecole des Beaux Arts.
During 1908 Hans, his wife Selma and children moved to Hahndorf, and Heysen was able to pursue his great passion, the painting of the Australian bush.
Hans Heysen, one of South Australia's most significant and popular artist, and his wife Selma, lived at The Cedars for the rest of their lives.
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