In keeping with the cold opening in which Charlton Heston wakes up in a Planet of the Apes (1968) like future, the opening credits have been re-shot to feature people in ape costumes instead of the uncredited New Yorkers and cast members. Don Pardo announces the cast as follows: Zira, Dr. Zaius, Urko, Lucius, Mandeus, Atho. Featuring General Aldo, Virgil. With G.E. Smith and the Saturday Night Live band, Musical guest: Singing human Paul Westerberg and your host Captured Slave Charlton Heston. The actual cast members remain uncredited for duration of this show.