What Should Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Catchphrase Be On ’The Apprentice’?

While Donald Trump is off running for president (and winning primaries … yikes), his old television series, The Apprentice, will still be airing — and the future President Trump has been replaced by the former Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger. The big question remains, with “You’re fired” off the table, what will Schwarzenegger’s catchphrase be when he fires a celebrity contestant?

I’ve heard that this has been so secretive, the show has filmed multiple catchphrases so that it can’t be leaked. I’ll admit, this has become a minor obsession of mine and, whatever it is, it will become my favorite five seconds of every week. What will it be?!?!

There are 16 celebrity contestants this season, with at least one being fired every week. To be safe, let’s assume there are 15 shows. (There will most likely be fewer.) This list ahead serves one of two purposes: Either this is a ranking of “most-likely to least-likely catchphrases” (something from The Terminator franchise seems very likely). Or, if Schwarzenegger wants to use a different catchphrase each week, here’s one for every episode.

So, when you read this, please picture a stoic-looking Arnold Schwarzenegger (and in your best Arnold impression) delivering this line to an angry, sad, shocked, and confused celebrity contestant.

(And you’re welcome, nobody.)

1. “You’ve been terminated.” [Arnold points to the door.]

(The Terminator)

2. “You won’t be back.” [Arnold points to the door.]

(The Terminator)

3. “Hasta la vista, baby.” [Arnold points to the door.]

(Terminator 2: Judgement Day)

4. “Consider that a divorce.” [Arnold points to the door.]

(Total Recall)

5. “You won’t be getting to the chopper.” [Arnold points to the door.]


6. “I eat Green Berets for breakfast. And right now, I’m very hungry!” [Arnold points to the door.]


7. “Because of you, a lot of people are dead. And now it’s your turn.” [Arnold points to the door.]

(Raw Deal)

8. “My name is Freeze. Learn it well. For it’s the chilling sound of your doom.” [Arnold points to the door.]

(Batman & Robin)

9. “Grant me revenge! And if you do not listen, then to hell with you!” [Arnold points to the door.]

(Conan the Barbarian)

10. “Thank you for the cookies. I look forward to tossing them.” [Arnold points to a cookie, then points to the door.]


11. “I’ll tell you a secret. I’m probably more afraid than you are right now.” [Arnold points to the door.]

(The Last Stand)

12. “No more complaining. No more ‘Mr. Kimble, I have to go the bathroom.’ Nothing!” [Arnold points to the door.]

(Kindergarten Cop)

13. “Enough with this Turbo Man.” [Arnold points to the door.]

(Jingle all the Way)

14. “My nipples are very sensitive.” [Arnold points to the door.]


15. “Rubber baby buggie bumpers!” [Arnold points to the door.]

(Last Action Hero)

Mike Ryan lives in New York City and has written for The Huffington Post, Wired, Vanity Fair and New York magazine. He is senior entertainment writer at Uproxx. You can contact him directly on Twitter.