Arnold Schwarzenegger Drops 2 Classic Movie Lines As He Gets His Covid-19 Vaccine

One of them was from The Terminator, the other from a lesser-appreciated entry in his film catalogue.

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 Empire reviewer 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.


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