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Saturday Night Live returned this weekend with a visit from Kevin Hart, and in the show's second-best sketch of the night (the winner is, naturally, Kate McKinnon as Justin Bieber in those Calvin Klein ads), the writers chose to lampoon the always-lampoonable Bushwick, in all of its rapidly gentrifying glory.
The skit opens with scenes of what appears to be an older, pre-brunchified Bushwick—Kevin Hart, Jay Pharaoh, and Keenan Thompson are hanging out on an unassuming street corner—until it's made clear that the trio is very much into the neighborhood's recent wave of spin classes, artisanal mayo stores, and adorable, folksy covers of hip-hop songs (a white girl with a guitar sings "I'm in love with the coco" while at a drink-and-draw class).
Watch the whole thing below:
· Bushwick [Racked NY]