The wait is over – and may not have been worth the anticipation.
“The New Celebrity Apprentice,” the post-Donald Trump edition, debuted Monday and revealed the catchphrase for new host Arnold Schwarzenegger.
There was much speculation about what Schwarzenegger would use to replace President-elect Trump’s signature catchphrase, “You’re fired,” in the new season.
Airs tonight on NBC! pic.twitter.com/1pLm08oVpJ
— XFINITY (@XFINITY) January 2, 2017
The former Republican governor of California and action superstar chose to deliver lines from two of his own movies.
“So, therefore, Carrie, you’re terminated. Now, get to the chopper!” Schwarzenegger told YouTube personality Carrie Keagan, the first to be cut on the show.
Okay this is actually exactly 50% worse than I anticipated pic.twitter.com/inM2O9XPqe
— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) January 3, 2017
Did not realize Arnold would change up The Apprentice slogan to “You’re terminated.”
Should have seen that coming. ?
— Ari Melber (@AriMelber) January 3, 2017
In another nod to his “Terminator” films, he told contestant Carrie Wilson in the second hour of the show that she was cut, using the same phrase followed by the famous line from 1991’s “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”: “Hasta la vista, baby.”
Love Arnold’s phrase! “You’re terminated get to the chopper. Jingle all the way back home. You’ll totally recall this till the end of days.”
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) January 3, 2017
@kumailn ‘You won’t be back’ didn’t make the 140?
— Chickenbone (@chickenbonewatt) January 3, 2017
The new host made no mention of Trump, who bowed out of hosting the show in 2015, beginning his presidential campaign.
Trump’s name appeared in the credits of the show as executive producer, but the president-elect said last month that he would not be devoting any time to the series which debuted in 2004.
“Executive Producer Donald J. Trump” pic.twitter.com/4MNvPlmi7J
— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) January 3, 2017
I have NOTHING to do with The Apprentice except for fact that I conceived it with Mark B & have a big stake in it. Will devote ZERO TIME!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 10, 2016
Many Twitter users found Schwarzenegger’s new phrase underwhelming and voiced their opinions in tweets, while others called for a boycott of the show because of Trump.
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Arnold’s catchphrase is seriously “Now get to the chopper”? Seriously? #CelebrityApprentice
— Matt VanEpps (@VanEpidemic) January 3, 2017
@mattdpearce If it’s satire, then that’s worth a goofy chuckle.
If they’re serious, then it’s truly hilarious!
Either way, I’m not watching
— Carl Rempel ⚽️?? (@CarlRempel) January 3, 2017
@mattdpearce This isn’t real. Please tell me this isn’t real. TKTK
— Lisa (@invisiblevisitr) January 3, 2017
@mattdpearce amazed they didn’t go with “Hasta la vista, baby”. it’s still bad, but this is worse.
— julian?mcallister (@NexusRasp) January 3, 2017
@mattdpearce I will accept this line if it’s followed by them having to run to the chopper on the top of the building while he chases them
— Lee (@lgb1235) January 3, 2017
“I’ll be back after these commercial messages.” -Arnold Schwarzenegger hosting #CelebrityApprentice
— Michael Blackman (@ParaComedian09) January 3, 2017
A modest proposal: Let’s not watch Arnold Schwarzenegger on “The New Celebrity Apprentice” https://t.co/XpOEuzOkOj
— Brasilmagic (@Brasilmagic) January 2, 2017
— ren (@Not_Braindead) January 3, 2017
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