Schwarzenegger video of the week

This week, a clip from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 1970 classic “Hercules in New York,” wherein he wrestles an escaped grizzly bear in Central Park. (Worst… bear suit… ever.) It’s a little dark, so you’ll have to squint a bit (dunno whether that was by design)…

OK, so in light of his new career as a politician, the (Golden?) bear could be a metaphor for… the state budget? The Democratic Party? The Republican Party? Himself?

Previous SVOTWs: June 5, May 29, May 22, May 15, May 8, May 1, April 24, April 17, April 10, April 3, March 27, March 20, March 13, March 6, February 27, February 20, February 13, February 6, January 30.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.