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Peter Dinklage and Gwen Stefani Sang an Amazing Duet on Saturday Night Live

If there’s one thing Saturday Night Live suffers from, it’s a tendency to take the easy joke rather than surprise; within the first 30 seconds of most sketches, it’s pretty clear where things are going. But nothing in the mafia-tinged opening of this skit would lead anyone to expect Peter Dinklage and Gwen Stefani singing a new wave duet about space pants.

It’s the kind of bit that only works through total, stone-faced commitment, and Dinklage pulls it off. Check out the video above and weep bitter tears that your own business meetings are so rarely interrupted by new wave acts.