And now, we imagine Arnold Schwarzenegger's commentary on this video of Arnold Schwarzenegger pranking gym members

And now, we imagine Arnold Schwarzenegger's commentary on this video of Arnold Schwarzenegger pranking gym members

Basically, in this video, I play a character called “Howard.” This is a character who is not me. His name is Howard, and also he doesn’t look like me. I don’t have a mustache or long hair, because those are the things that Howard has—for the character. I had long hair in Conan once, but that was for another character in a movie. Conan was also not me.

In this video the mustache and hair are fake, because I put those on and everyone will see those and think, “Who is this man? He looks physically very strong and fit, like maybe he’s Arnold Schwarzenegger. But he has a mustache, so he must be someone else.” And that is because he is Howard. But really I am Howard, which is the amazing thing we find out later on.

We went to Gold’s Gym, because this is where I trained when I was a bodybuilder, and I knew it would be easy to get a camera crew in there, because they know me. They don’t know Howard, but that is part of the joke. But you'll see.

In the video here, I am walking up to people and saying, “Hello, I am Howard, how are you? I want to help you work out, because I am a trainer who is also a manager. Do some more exercises and get pumped” and these sorts of things. And all of the time these people are thinking I am an employee. It’s like a lie we are telling, but it's all in fun. Some of them seem to recognize me from my movies maybe, but I say to them, “No, my name is Howard. Maybe you saw me somewhere else, like on the FBI Wanted List.” 

This is also funny because I have a mustache, like criminals have.

The video is all to raise money for after-school fitness programs, which are very important and not a joke to me. But sometimes you have to make a joke to get people to look at it, like maybe you put on a mustache and pretend that you are not Arnold Schwarzenegger for a little while. That is why I like to be in movies. 

[via Reddit]