TheArnoldFans: Hi Jon, do you think having your dog with you on challenges hurt or helped your performance?
Jon Lovitz: "I think he helped. He’s in a lot of the tasks. I had to bring him because we’re at this hotel all day and spending the night there while we’re doing the show so I had to bring him. So it actually helped. And then people (team mates) started requesting him and Arnold loved him. Did you see that picture he tweeted out?"
TheArnoldFans: When you were on Saturday Night Live. What were those years? Because I wanted to know if you were on when they were doing the Hans and Franz skits.
Jon Lovitz: "I was on ’85 to ’90. Yeah they were, in fact I remember Arnold came to be on it and to watch a sketch and he actually came up and said “That was fantastic” (Jon impersonates the action hero in a good Arnold accent). I’ve met him once before then (on SNL), but yeah, I was around and when he came on, it was hilarious."
Jon Lovitz: "Yeah, that was hilarious, I wish they would have done it!”
Jon Lovitz: "Not that I know of. But I remember hearing about it. I don’t remember if I read the script or if they told me the story but it was hilarious. I think Arnold wanted to do it but it never happened. I wish they would have done it."
TheArnoldFans: What are your top 3 favorite Arnold films?
Jon Lovitz: "The Terminator, Total Recall and, oh, the one with Tia Carrere, True Lies!”
Jon Lovitz: "Well, it was tiring because they had us working a busy sixteen hours a day and you get to bed around eleven at night and then you’re up again by six in the morning and you go, go, go. It was hard and tiring."
Next, I spoke with NFL star, Errick Lynne "Ricky" Williams Jr. On the red carpet, we even did the Predator “man-shake” for a photo.
Ricky Williams: "Arnold. I think his background as a bodybuilder is something I can relate to. Loved Pumping Iron. He inspired me also out of the gym and off into the field. He was able to parla his success into something bigger. He always thinks big and is looking for what’s next and I’m definitely inspired by that!"
TheArnoldFans: Did you clash with anyone in this group of Apprentices or did you make any good friends?
Ricky Williams: "I did. Matt Iseman, Carson Kressley and also Jon Lovitz. The guys team were really close and had each other’s backs. Once we switched teams and the girls came over, I bumped heads with Brooke and Laila a little bit."
Ricky Williams: "We did today, actually."
Ricky Williams: "No way. Jerry helped us. Jerry Bruckheimer the 3rd starred in a couple of our spots. I don’t think we would have done as well without Jerry. He’s our all-star.”
Ricky Williams: "Predator, Kindergarten Cop and the first Terminator.”
Watch Jon Lovitz play for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Ricky Williams play for Dr. John E. Upledger Foundation on The New Celebrity Apprentice on Monday nights from 8-10pm.