Q Syndicate✍Jul 6, 2017
Saturday Night Live gave us Mike Myers's Dieter, the host of Sprockets, who, conveniently enough for this cartoon concept, turned out to be gay (Will Farrell played his lover Helmut in one sketch), and I kind of wish I had come up with an effective reference to this character.
Instead, I went with the more familiar pair of Hans & Franz, and opted to address their Austrian nationality head-on. Because, really, what real-life German pair comes to mind anyway?
Sigmund Freud and Erwin Schrödinger? Austrian.
Wolfgang Mozart and Franz Schubert? Austrian.
For that matter, Adolph Hitler? Also from Austria.
Where, by the way, same-sex couples still have only civil union rights.