He was elected Governor of California in 2003, and served until 2011.
- On Sesame Street in 1993, Schwarzenegger was spoofed as Arnold Schnuffleupanegger, an Austrian Snuffleupagus.
- In a Grover and Mr. Johnson sketch on Sesame Street, Mr. Johnson visits the gym where Grover is an instructor. While working with Mr. Johnson, Grover calls out to some of the other unseen clients, including Sly, Mr. Piscopo (Joe), and Arnold.
- As Baby Skeeter tried to pedal her tricyle without back wheels in the Muppet Babies episode "Faster than a Speeding Weirdo," she quips that even "Arnold Schwarzenberger" couldn't have done it.
- Miss Piggy made Kermit include Arnold Schwarzenegger in the speech that he attempted to make in the 1993 appearance at the Royal Variety Performance.