September 27, 2014
 Season 40 episode
Episode 768
Season Episode 1
Host Chris Pratt
Musical Guest(s) Ariana Grande
Song(s) performed by Musical Guest(s) "Break Free"
"Love Me Harder"(with The Weeknd)
Previous Episode
May 17, 2014
Next Episode
October 4, 2014

The 768th episode of Saturday Night Live was hosted by Chris Pratt with musical guest Ariana Grande. It was the first episode with Michael Che and Pete Davidson as cast members, and the first with Darrell Hammond as announcer.

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Leslie Jones makes two uncredited appearances.

Sketches[edit | edit source]

 Cold Open   Sketch   Pre-recorded   Weekend Update   Music Performance   Other 

Title Image Summary
State of the Union with Candy Crowley   Candy Crowley (Aidy Bryant) discusses the NFL's recent scandals with Ray Lewis (Kenan Thompson) and Shannon Sharpe (Jay Pharoah).
Monologue by Chris Pratt
Cialis Turnt   With Cecily Strong, Taran Killam, Aidy Bryant, and Beck Bennett.
Birthday wish   A child (Kyle Mooney) wishes his toys (Chris Pratt, Taran Killam, and Ariana Grande) to life. With Aidy Bryant (his mother) and Cecily Strong (his sister).
Animal Hospital   Return of a sketch from the November 23, 2013 episode. Veterinarians (Chris Pratt, Kate McKinnon, and Cecily Strong) kill off animals belonging to customers (Vanessa Bayer, Bobby Moynihan, and Kyle Mooney).
Marvel Can’t Fail   Akira Yoshimura appears as one of the bus passengers
Ariana Grande performs
Weekend Update with Colin Jost and Michael Che.   Features the return of "The Girl You Wish You Hadn't Started A Conversation With At A Party"‎ and commentaries by Leslie Jones and Pete Davidson. First appearances of Michael Che and Pete Davidson.
Legends   Aidy Bryant and Chris Pratt are bar patrons who turn to hip-hop to flirt. Also stars Vanessa Bayer, Sasheer Zamata, Cecily Strong, Bobby Moynihan, Beck Bennett, and Kyle Mooney.
Roommate sitcom   Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney, and Chris Pratt are roommates in a bad sitcom.
NFL's truth in advertising   NFL players are introduced with their crimes, rather than universities. Features the entire male cast as football players, including the first non-Update performances of Colin Jost and Michael Che. Also features Leslie Jones.
Ariana Grande performs
Video game testers   A game developer (Taran Killam) asks three teens (Bobby Moynihan, Sasheer Zamata, and Pete Davidson) to review a game. They are horrified by the gratuitous making-out of the game's characters (Vanessa Bayer, Chris Pratt, and Kenan Thompson).
Preceded by:
May 17, 2014
Saturday Night Live episode Followed by:
October 4, 2014
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