Hasta la vista, baby

"Hasta la vista, baby" is a catchphrase associated with Arnold Schwarzenegger's title character from the 1991 science fiction action film Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

"Hasta la vista, baby"
CharacterTerminator
ActorArnold Schwarzenegger
First used inTerminator 2: Judgment Day
Voted #76 in AFI's 100 Movie Quotes poll

Origin and useEdit

The term "Hasta la vista", literally "Until the view", is a Spanish farewell that can generally be understood as meaning "Until the (next) time we see each other" or "See you later" or "Goodbye". In 1970, Bob Hope comically delivered the "Hasta la vista, baby" saying to Raquel Welch in the beginning of their "Rocky Racoon" tribute on Raquel Welch's special Raquel. This term, with the added word "baby"—"Hasta la vista, baby"—was later used in a popular hit song from 1987, "Looking for a New Love" by Grammy Award winner Jody Watley.[1] It was also used in the 1988 Tone Lōc single "Wild Thing".

The phrase became famous catchphrase when it was used in the 1991 film Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The phrase is featured in an exchange between the film's characters John Connor (Edward Furlong) and The Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger), where the former teaches the latter the use of slang:

John Connor: No, no, no, no. You gotta listen to the way people talk. You don't say "affirmative" or some shit like that. You say "no problemo". And if someone comes up to you with an attitude, you say "eat me". And if you want to shine them on, it's "hasta la vista, baby".
T-800: Hasta la vista, baby.

The phrase is once again uttered in the 2003 film Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, used the phrase during his last session of Prime Ministers Questions in July 2022 after resigning over a series of government scandals.[2][3][4] The use of the phrase led to speculation over his political future and his hopes of a comeback.[5][6]

See alsoEdit

 
Sign at the Fort Bliss U.S. Army post

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hasta la vista". Phrases.org.uk. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
  2. ^ "'Hasta la vista, baby': Boris Johnson bows out to lawmakers' applause - CNN Video".
  3. ^ "Terminated Boris Johnson signs off with 'Hasta la vista, baby' in final PMQS".
  4. ^ "Explained: What does 'hasta la vista' mean — literally and in popular culture?". The Indian Express. July 21, 2022. Retrieved August 6, 2022.
  5. ^ "'Hasta la vista, baby' or 'I'll be back'? Boris Johnson may still be dreaming of a return to Downing Street".
  6. ^ "Boris Johnson said 'hasta la vista, baby' – but is he thinking 'I'll be back'?". TheGuardian.com. July 21, 2022.