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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' 'Thrift Shop' highlight of Kevin Hart's dull 'SNL' episode

Ben Haggerty, better known by his stage name

Ben Haggerty, better known by his stage name Macklemore, right, and his producer Ryan Lewis at Irving Plaza in Manhattan. (Nov. 20, 2012) (Credit: AP)

I know I'm not the only one who can't get Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" pop-rap out of my head.

And the two rappers didn't disappoint Saturday when they took their No. 1 single to the "Saturday Night Live" stage. Thank goodness, otherwise the episode would have been a complete bust, with Kevin Hart's lackluster hosting.

I have higher expectations than usual when a comedian hosts the show, which is maybe part of the reason why Hart just didn't do it for me. Sure, his opening stand-up about a failed "SNL" audition was worthy of a chuckle, and his imitation of Quvenzhan√© Wallis (as the new Pope) was laughable, but I wasn't LOL-ing, that's for sure.

Check out Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" performance:

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