On a side note, he was famous for saying "ya vold her commandant" For whatever reason, this really caught on in my elementary school. All the kids were running around saying 'ya vold' to everything.
Sadly, I made the mistake of saying to a teacher I really despised (in hindsight, it might have been a little too close to home for her.....)
It earned be the pleasure of writing the following on the blackboard 100 times:
"Foreign words and phrases are not to be used out of context. I shall not imitate langauges I do not understand....blah blah blah"