In space, no one can hear you scream… at a clueless customer service rep.
That was the case on Friday’s edition of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” when guest Sigourney Weaver revived her iconic character, Ripley, for a hilarious “Alien”-themed sketch mocking atrocious customer service.
With Colbert as the customer service rep at the Weyland-Yutani health clinic, Ripley charges in to explain that the xenomorphs have broken free from their containment facility.
This life-threatening emergency, however, does little to light a fire under the butt of Colbert’s character, who doesn’t quite see the same level of urgency that Ripley does.
This leads Ripley to inform him that she’s “the woman who singlehandedly saved humanity every five-to-eight years for the last three decades,” goofing on Weaver’s role in the original “Alien” and its umpteen sequels.
Cobert’s rep is not impressed, and mistakes her for the heroine from a different movie.
“Oh my god,” he declares, “you’re Sarah Connor?”