Something silly-sweet to cleanse the palate on a dark, sour news day.
Has this ever happened before? A famous actor (never mind former governor) in costume as his most iconic character, a figure recognizable instantly by people around the world, hamming it up on the streets of Hollywood for laughs to promote his new flick? I can’t think of another example. I wonder what the customers at Madame Tussaud’s thought during that first flash of fear after “the statue” moved. Did they think it was animatronics or just a really, really, really good Schwarzenegger impersonator? The odds that it might be the genuine article pranking people were so small that it probably didn’t occur to them at all.
The best part is where he confronts the guy doing the Terminator impression.