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Saturday Night Live

Season 12 Episode 8

William Shatner/Lone Justice & Buster Poindexter

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Dec 20, 1986 on NBC
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William Shatner/Lone Justice & Buster Poindexter
Live from New York, it's... William Shatner! Sketches include "The Mute Marine," "Star Trek Seafood," "Star Trek Convention," "TJ Hooker," "Sweeney Sisters Christmas," "It's A Wonderful Life: The Lost Ending" "Frankie Toussaint" (film), and "Look at That!" Lone Justice performed "Shelter" and "I Found Love." Buster Poindexter performed "Zat You, Santa?"moreless

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • When describing the other guests at the Star Trek Convention the host gestures to, and refers to, Victoria Jackson's character as the "lovely actress Julie Cobb" who appeared on the episode where she was reduced to a cube of dust and crushed. Julie Cobb, daughter of actor Lee J. Cobb, is indeed the actress who played her in the episode "By Any Other Name."

    • QUOTES (1)

      • William Shatner: You know, before I answer any more questions there's something I wanted to say. Having received all your letters over the years, and I've spoken to many of you, and some of you have traveled... y'know... hundreds of miles to be here, I'd just like to say... GET A LIFE, will you people? I mean, for crying out loud, it's just a TV show! I mean, look at you, look at the way you're dressed! You've turned an enjoyable little job, that I did as a lark for a few years, into a COLOSSAL WASTE OF TIME! (the Trekkies look shocked and dismayed...) I mean, how old are you people? What have you done with yourselves? (to "Ears") You, you must be almost 30... have you ever kissed a girl?("Ears" hangs his head) I didn't think so! There's a whole world out there! When I was your age, I didn't watch television! I LIVED! So... move out of your parent's basements! And get your own apartments and GROW THE HELL UP! I mean, it's just a TV show dammit, IT'S JUST A TV SHOW!
        Charlie: Are- are you saying then that we should pay more attention to the movies?
        William Shatner: NO!!! THAT'S NOT WHAT I'M SAYING AT ALL!!! HEY, YOU GUYS ARE... THE LAMEST BUNCH... I'VE NEVER SEEN... (walks away from podium) I can't believe these people... I mean, I really can't understand what's....
        (Emcee argues with Shatner off-mike, shoves him, Shatner shoves back harder...)
        Second Emcee: Uh... that was William Shatner, ladies and gentlemen. Uh, I'd like to remind you Trekkers that we have some fine refreshments from all over the galaxy... Coke, Diet Coke, Bubble Up, Orange, I believe. We....
        (Meanwhile, Emcee waves the contract in front of Shatner, who then reluctantly returns to the podium...)
        William Shatner: Of course, that speech was a "re-creation" of the "Evil Captain Kirk" from um... episode, um... (Emcee whispers) THIRTY-SEVEN... uhh... called... (another whisper) "The Enemy Within."
        (Trekkies get happy, applaud )
        William Shatner: Yuh, Yuh, so thank you... and, and... Live Long and Prosper...
        (Trekkies make Vulcan "peace sign"...)
        William Shatner: So everybody... set your phasers on stun, cause... THIS CONVENTION'S AHEAD WARP FACTOR NINE, Y'KNOW? RIGHT! All right! WARP FACTOR NINE!

    • NOTES (4)

      • In this episode, Shatner utters the line most despised by Trekkies: "Get a Life!", which also became the title of a book by Shatner.

      • Akira Yoshimura, a longtime SNL production designer, once again appears as Sulu in a sketch, even though he is wearing an original Star Trek series uniform in this episode when everyone else wears the custom TNG-cruise ship uniforms. He previously appeared as Sulu in the Elliott Gould/Leon Redbone episode on May 29, 1976.

      • Though Kevin Meaney is a guest star in this episode, he is credited as a featured player and he appeared in two sketches. This appearance was later revealed to be an audition to join the cast.

      • A sketch set on board the Starship Enterprise, now converted into a seafood restaurant in space, has Willima Shatner in an original Star Trek uniform for the first time since 1969.

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