Arnold Schwarzenegger has finally unveiled his new secretive catchphrase on The New Celebrity Apprentice: “You’re terminated. Get to the chopper.”
The first episode of the NBC reality series’ eighth season, with Schwarzenegger replacing Donald Trump in the host’s seat, aired Monday night. Two teams were tasked with creating a five-minute presentation about a makeup line from guest advisor Tyra Banks. YouTube personality Carrie Keagan was the first contestant to be “terminated” and sent back on a helicopter, followed by Carnie Wilson who was eliminated later in the episode.
The actor-politician’s version of Trump’s “You’re fired” catchphrase (which the president-elect used to sign off each episode for 14 seasons) was kept under tight wraps prior to the season premiere — even Schwarzenegger himself was out of the loop.
“We narrowed it down to, like, eight of my sayings from the movies and one other option, but even I don’t know yet,” Schwarzenegger told The Hollywood Reporter in December. The double-catchphrase is a nod to the actor’s most popular film, 1984’s The Terminator, and his famously quoted line in 1987’s Predator.