Saturday Night Live: Season 12, Episode 1

Sigourney Weaver/Buster Poindexter (11 Oct. 1986)

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Episode credited cast:
Lane Maxwell / Church Lady / Marine / Derek Stevens
Laura / Ann Landers / Marine
Announcer / Bill Franklin / Billy / Hicks / Craig W. Doyle / Michael
Marge Keister / Princess Di / Sally Kellerman
Victoria Jackson ...
Herself / secretary
Tommy Flanagan / Mr. Smythe / Burke
A. Whitney Brown ...
Mr. Subliminal
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
General Dynamics Skit Boyfriend
Lew Del Gatto
Christopher Durang ...
Himself / Butler / Marine
Buster Poindexter (as Buster Poindexter)
Himself - Announcer (voice)
Lenny Pickett ...
Himself - Saxophonist


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Ripley: ["Aliens" sketch, the humans are trapped] OK. Whatever it is, it's coming down that elevator. So, when the doors open; open fire and don't stop until it's dead! Here it comes!
[elevator doors open, soldiers start shooting]
Marine: Oh, my God!
[ET falls out of the elevator]
Marine: Man, we're really screwed now! We killed ET, man! What are we going to do!
Ripley: OK, OK. We got to think of a story. Uh, hand me that gun. OK. ET came in, he was drunk and waving this pistol -
[puts gun in ET's hand]
Ripley: ...
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References Aliens (1986) See more »


Baby, It's Cold Outside
Written by Frank Loesser
Performed by Sigourney Weaver and David Johansen (as Buster Poindexter).
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