Total Recall: The Musical

Arnold Schwarzenegger performs "The Mountains of Mars" from "Total Recall: The Musical."
(Thanks Sean!)


  1. wow. I’m not sure if this made me happy, or sad.

    I think I would have appreciated it more if “Arnold” didn’t sound so much like Elmer Fudd.

    1. I was thinking the exact same thing. I kept expecting him to bust into “Kill the wabbit!” Alas, it probably would have been better if he had…

      1. Personally, I’d rather have the Barber of Seville in the background. But hey, you say potato and I say coconut custard pie with whipped cream.

      1. i concur. austrian to yiddish is unconvincing. bet Arnie himself would do a redub if it was an election year. And i’ll admit to never seeing this flick. it’s a good thing

  2. Arnold sounds a little like how I imagine the translated words of Sigur Ros’s fake language would sound. Reminds me how great some of the special effects in Total Recall were.

    We recently made a little musical ourselves about a Teddy-Ruxpin-like bear who goes crazy:

    It’s kinda like a New Zealand version of Avenue Q

  3. I think he sounded a bit like Kermit the Frog… that said, there were some great little details in there that were spot on, such as his curious pronunciation of “vacation” which is straight from the movie. And weaving the flute sounds from the theme in was a nice touch too. Dig it.

  4. Great concept.

    Execution lacking. Too long, terrible imitation. I hope they learn and try again!

  5. I am disappointed in my fellow commenters. This video is delightful and I must have it.

  6. Heh, there’s an entire band that’s centered around Arnie/line from Arnie movies, Austrian Death Machine….one of my favs, Get to the Choppa:

    1. Austrian Death Machine is not bad, but I’m more of an ArnoCorps fan.

      Makes me laugh, if Matrix was here he’d laugh too.

  7. How much would Rekall charge to replace the memory of this video with one exactly the same, except with Arnold’s real voice?

  8. I have a suggestion for youtube, that will be ignored, but somehow I think the internet cares- like every other comment-leaver…

    Could they code in a STOP button?? It would be great if you could stop the download once you’ve realised the video isn’t what u wanted to watch, rather than the buffer being filled with data I’ve paid to receive…

  9. Oh man, I so wish this were real – I’d loooove to see a Total Recall musical starring Elmer Fudd (and, presumably, Bugs Bunny)

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