Saturday Night Live

Season 12 Episode 1

Sigourney Weaver/Buster Poindexter

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Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Oct 11, 1986 on NBC
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Sigourney Weaver/Buster Poindexter
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Live from New York, it's... Madonna! Sketches Include "A Message From Madonna," "General Dynamics," "Tommy Flanagan's Love Triangle," "Quiz Masters," "The Amazing Alexander," "Church Chat," "Bows and Smith Advertising," "Alienses," "New Sheriff," "Derek Stevens' Audition," and "The Brecht Opera." Buster Poindexter performed "Smack Dab in the Middle," "Baby It's Cold Outside" (with Sigourney Weaver), and "Fool For You."moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Sigourney Weaver

    Sigourney Weaver

    Herself

    Guest Star

    Christopher Durang

    Christopher Durang

    Himself

    Guest Star

    Buster Pointdexter

    Buster Pointdexter

    Himself

    Guest Star

    Madonna

    Madonna

    Herself

    Recurring Role

    David Johansen

    David Johansen

    Himself

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Sigourney Weaver stumbles on Buster Poindexter's name and restarts her introduction to his second number in the live broadcast. This is corrected in reruns.

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    • NOTES (4)

      • The NBC rerun of this show cuts Hef-Tea Tea Bags and Buster Poindexter singing "Smack Dab In The Middle". They are replaced with "un film de", a short film about pretentious filmmakers.

      • "Chuch Chat" was the last sketch aired in the dress rehearsal, but it was moved up to the first sketch after being a huge hit with the audience.

      • In response to the 1985 season's lackluster cast and writing, NBC at one point pulled the plug on SNL, during the summer, only to give it one more chance at the last minute. Madonna, who a year earlier had hosted the 1985 season premiere episode, appeared in the cold opening of this 1986 season premiere, reading a letter from the NBC staff, claiming that ALL of last season "...was all a dream...A horrible, horrible dream."

      • This episode marks a "rebirth" for SNL. Dana Carvey, Phil Hartman, Jan Hooks, Victoria Jackson, and featured player Kevin Nealon joins the show, creating one of the strongest ensembles in the show's history.

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