When Julia Louis-Dreyfus takes the stage to host Saturday Night Live this weekend, it will mark her third time leading the show. But some might not remember that she was a cast member on the long-running sketch comedy series back in the early '80s.
"Hey are you going to do any of your recurring characters from when you were a cast member on the show?" Moynihan asks, sitting next to the Veep star in a New York coffee shop.
"Oh, I don't think so," says Louis-Dreyfus, playfully tossing off the idea. "I don't think anyone remembers any of the characters enough for me to do any of them."
"What? Everyone remembers your characters! I remember all of them," Moynihan responds before immediately realizing that he may have bitten off more than he could chew.
"Really?" she asks, excited. "Oh my god, which ones?"
After an uncomfortably awkward silence, Moynihan offers the only thing he can think of: "Uh… Big Zit Cindy."
"Oh my god! I can't believe you remember, thank you so much," the Veep star gushes as Moynihan lets out a sigh of relief before they both re-enact the character's catchphrase: "This ain't a small zit, this is a BIG zit!"
Despite the fact that is sounds like they made that character up for this joke, it was a real character the actress played during her tenure from 1982 to 1985. What can we say? It was a weird decade for SNL.
Since leaving the sketch show, the 55-year-old actress has gone on to star in three successful TV series, winning seven Emmys and a Golden Globe.
Louis-Dreyfus will join musical guest Nick Jonas when she hosts an all-new SNL this Saturday at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.