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"Saturday Night Live" Sigourney Weaver/Buster Poindexter (1986)

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Original Air Date:
11 October 1986 (Season 12, Episode 1)
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Dana Carvey ... Lane Maxwell / Church Lady / Marine / Derek Stevens

Nora Dunn ... Laura / Ann Landers / Marine

Phil Hartman ... Announcer / Bill Franklin / Billy / Hicks / Craig W. Doyle / Michael

Jan Hooks ... Marge Keister / Princess Di / Sally Kellerman

Victoria Jackson ... Herself / secretary

Jon Lovitz ... Tommy Flanagan / Mr. Smythe / Burke

Dennis Miller ... Weekend Update Anchor / Bishop
A. Whitney Brown ... Himself

Kevin Nealon ... Mr. Subliminal

G.E. Smith ... Himself - Bandleader

David Johansen ... Buster Poindexter (as Buster Poindexter)

Sigourney Weaver ... Herself - Host / Various / Zuul / Ripley
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christopher Durang ... Himself / Butler / Marine

Don Pardo ... Himself - Announcer (voice)

James C. Burns ... General Dynamics Skit Boyfriend (uncredited)
Lew Del Gatto ... (uncredited)

Madonna ... Herself (uncredited)
Lenny Pickett ... Himself - Saxophonist (uncredited)

Marc Shaiman ... Himself (uncredited)
Mauricio Smith ... (uncredited)
Steve Turre ... (uncredited)
Soozie Tyrell ... (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Paul Miller 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Andy Breckman  writer
A. Whitney Brown  writer
E. Jean Carroll  writer
Tom Davis  writer
James Downey  head writer
Al Franken  writer
Eddie Gorodetsky  writer
Jack Handey  writer
Phil Hartman  writer
George Meyer  writer
Lorne Michaels  writer
Kevin Nealon  writer
Herbert Sargent  writer (as Herb Sargent)
Marc Shaiman  writer
Rosie Shuster  writer
Robert Smigel  writer
Bonnie Turner  writer
Terry Turner  writer
Jon Vitti  writer
Christine Zander  writer

Produced by
Ken Aymong .... associate producer
Tom Davis .... producer
Audrey Peart Dickman .... associate producer
James Downey .... producer
Al Franken .... producer
Lorne Michaels .... executive producer
Dinah Minot .... associate producer
James Percelay .... film segment producer
James Signorelli .... film segment producer
Art Direction by
Keith Raywood 
Makeup Department
Deborah T. Paulmann .... makeup artist
Art Department
Ira Rappaport .... graphic designer
Camera and Electrical Department
Marc Karzen .... still photographer
Andre Sobczak .... key grip: video segments (uncredited)
Other crew
Patty MacDougall .... production coordinator
Herbert Sargent .... script consultant (as Herb Sargent)
Michael Shoemaker .... production assistant

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lorne Michaels  creator

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Madonna appears in the cold opening to read a "statement" from NBC about the previous season: "It was all a dream. A horrible, horrible dream." (This was a reference to the May 1986 season finale of "Dallas" (1978), which revealed that show's full 1985-1986 season to have been a dream.) The show was nearly canceled due to poor ratings in the previous season, but Lorne Michaels convinced NBC that he could improve the show by revamping the cast.See more »
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:- and then he started shooting and we had to kill him in self defense.
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Movie Connections:
References Aliens (1986)See more »
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