This morning, I heard Tony Snow from Fox News on a talk show. He put forth an interesting theory that he said he was going to pursue.
He mentioned Schwarzenegger’s repeated use of “girlie man” and pointed out that is not, technically, an “Arnold” line. It’s from Saturday Night Live’s “Hans Und Franz” bit, where Dana Carvey and Kevin Nealon portrayed Schwarzeneggeresque body builders with heavy Austrian accents.
At that time, one of the leading writers for Saturday Night Live (especially, apparently, for Dana Carvey) was a fellow by the name of Al Franken.