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Lady Gaga's getting applause for her appearance on "Saturday Night Live" last weekend. 

The pop star's stint as host and musical guest proved fruitful for "SNL," giving the sketch comedy show its highest ratings of the season, according to "Variety." 

The November 16th episode featured Gaga in a number of sketches, including her roles as a enthusiastic dance mom, an Apple Store Genius and Gaga playing herself at age 77. 

The singer also performed two songs, one of which included some racy choreography with R&B singer R. Kelly for their hit duet "Do What U Want.