February 21, 1976
Season 1 episode
SNL Desi Arnaz
Episode 14
Season Episode 14
Host Desi Arnaz
Musical Guest(s) Desi & Desi Arnaz Jr.
Song(s) performed by Musical Guest(s) "Cuban Pete"
Previous Episode February 14, 1976
Next Episode February 28, 1976

The fourteenth episode of Saturday Night Live was hosted by Desi Arnaz and as a musical guest with his son Desi Arnaz Jr..



 Cold Open   Sketch   Pre-recorded   Weekend Update   Music Performance   Other 

Title Image Summary
Ford's Psychiatrist Fords-psychiatrist-2-21-76 President Ford's (Chevy Chase) psychiatrist (Dan Aykroyd) administers a word association test prior to Ford's crashing through the office wall.
Desi Arnaz's Monologue Desi-arnaz-monologue-2-21-76 Desi Arnaz raves about the "special" cigars given to him by the cast.
National Express Card National-express-card-2-21-76 His National Express Card enables Rubin Carter (Garrett Morris) to be recognized in prison.
40th Birthday 40th-birthday-2-21-76 A husband's (Chevy Chase) plans for fabulous sex on his 40th birthday turn sour in the bedroom, so his wife (Jane Curtin) and their guests gather together to try and cheer him up.
Luciana Vermicelli's Beauty Regimen Luciana-Vermicellis-Beauty-Regimen-2-21-76 Luciana Vermicelli (Laraine Newman) pops out of a coffin to tell viewers the secret of her beauty regimen.
Literary Recital Literary-recital-2-21-76 Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky is butchered when Desi Arnaz reads it in his Cuban accent.
Very White Very-white-2-21-76 Preppy performer Very White (Chevy Chase) delivers a soulful narration of his love for his woman.
Failed "I Love Lucy" Pilots Failed-i-love-lucy-pilots-2-21-76 Desi Arnaz shows the audience clips of himself (Desi Arnaz, Jr.) and Lucille Ball (Gilda Radner) in some oddly-titled "I Love Lucy" pilots.
Weekend Update With Chevy Chase Weekend-update-2-21-76 An artist's rendering of the Patty Hearst trial is comprised of a Betty Boop cartoon.
Speed Speed-11-22-75 Diet pill lets housewife (Anne Beatts) get lots of work done.
The Untouchables Untouchables-2-21-76 Eliot Ness (Dan Aykroyd) successfully captures drug kingpin Raoul Nitti (Desi Arnaz) when his wife, Lucy (Gilda Radner) packs the wrong machine gun.
Lucy & Ethel Lucy-and-ethel-2-21-76 Lucy Ricardo (Gilda Radner) shows Ethel (Jane Curtin) various costumes she'll use to sneak into Ricky's club.
Desi Arnaz & Desi Arnaz, Jr. perform "Cuban Pete" Desi-arnaz-and-dezi-arnaz-jr-perform-cuban-pete-2-21-76 Desi Arnaz & Desi Arnaz, Jr. perform "Cuban Pete".
Gary Weis Film Gary-weis-film-2-21-76 "Taylor's Cat" features Taylor Mead's cat getting high on catnip.
Cuban Acupuncture Cuban-acupuncture-2-21-76 A Cuban acupuncturist (Desi Arnaz) uses cigars to cure his patient's (John Belushi) headaches.
Understanding Men Understanding-men-2-21-76 A frustrated Judy (Laraine Newman) cites poor communcation as a reason to break up with Matt (Chevy Chase), who uses a series of nonsense words she can't understand in order to break up with her first.
Bisexual Minute Bisexual-minute-2-21-76 Jane Curtin recalls one of America's earliest lesbian affairs.
Desi's Book Desis-book-2-21-76 Lucille Ball (Gilda Radner) comments on Desi Arnaz's new book.
Desi Arnaz & Desi Arnaz, Jr. perform "Babalu" Desi-arnaz-and-dezi-arnaz-jr-perform-babalu-2-21-76 Desi Arnaz & Desi Arnaz, Jr. perform "Babalu".
Goodnights Goodnights-2-21-76
Preceded by:
February 14, 1976
Saturday Night Live episode Followed by:
February 28, 1976