|'Nein! It is illegal to mow your lawn on a Sunday in North-Rhine Westphalia!|
"Ze Germans" are a comically officious, pompous and uptight race of pseudo-Nazis with absolutely no sense of humour (and who have never been members of the National Socialist Party. Never!). They are simultaneously super-efficient, yet somehow sufficiently incompetent for either a wise-guy Yank or chirpy Cockney to get one over on them on a regular basis (usually weekly).
Sometimes known as "TzchGermans" owing to the stereotypical pronunciation of "Germans".