|'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".
Famous examples of "TzchGermans"
Colonel Clink from Hogan's Heroes
Every single German character in 'Allo 'Allo
Chancellor Gerhard "It's a syrup, I'm telling you" Schroeder