When Aliens Took Over Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live has had a long history with science fiction sketches (with the recurring Coneheads skits being the ones that pop to mind first in this regard). Since it’s been over years since the release of Aliens, I thought I’d present my all-time favorite sci-fi sketch from the show. Originally airing on the 12th season premiere in 1986 — guest hosted by Sigourney Weaver and featuring the debuts of cast members like Dana Carvey and Phil Hartman — this spoof of Aliens is a delightful skewering of the flick that comes complete with a surprise cameo from E.T. Check it out here and see how some laughter is timeless.

This article originally appeared on MovieFanFare in 2016, it appears here again as part of our Alien Day celebrations.