Arnold wrote on Twitter as he posted a video of himself getting his shot. “Come with me if you want to live!”
Arnold Schwarzenegger received his Covid-19 vaccine on Wednesday in Los Angeles, and made sure that the moment was punctuated with two zingers from his own films.
“I have never been happier to wait in a line,” Arnold wrote on Twitter as he posted a video of himself getting his shot. “Come with me if you want to live!”
The famous line is, of course, from The Terminator film franchise — originally uttered in the first movie by actor Michael Biehn and repeated by Arnold in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, as well as several other entries in the series.
But Arnold also dropped another quote from one of his lesser-known films as he told the health care worker administering his vaccine to “put that needle down.”
This is a reference to the 1996 Christmas movie Jingle All the Way, where Schwarzenegger screams at a neighbour eating his wife’s cookies: “Put that cookie down, now!”
The health care worker did not respond to Arnold’s reference — possibly because Jingle All the Way never received particularly great reviews. An Empirereviewer in 2000 panned his performance in the film, writing: “Anything as wooden as Arnie in a Christmas movie would normally be wearing flashing lights.”
Aside from getting a vaccination, Arnold also took time on Wednesday to tweet congratulations to President Joe Biden.
The former California governor — a vocal critic of former President Donald Trump — has argued that Biden’s centrist reputation helped him win the presidency.