#TBT: Remember When Arnold Schwarzenegger Denounced Oil Dependence On 'Pimp My Ride'?

The Governator and Xzibit joined forces to promote clean energy.

As governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger pushed to reduce waste and fraud, vowed to keep the state's Three Strikes law in tact and, in 2008, helped a young man named Kristoffer outfit his '65 Chevrolet Impala SS with a 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel. All in a day's work!

During Season 6 of "Pimp My Ride," The Governator appeared on Xzibit's car-rehab project to push for clean fuels, urge drivers to scale down their dependence on oil and remind West Coast Customs that adding hemp seats to the episode's featured sedan was against the law in California.

In honor of #TBT, we're looking back at one of Schwarzenegger's most outstanding policy orations. So forget Washington's Farewell Address, and do away with William Jennings Bryan's Cross of Gold speech -- check out the video below for passion personified. Unless, that is, you're just a girlie man.