Madonna and Lady Gaga Madonna and Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga narrowly avoided joining the ranks of young pop stars who have shared high-profile smooches with Madonna when the music icon made a surprise appearance on Saturday Night Live.

Madonna performed with Lady Gaga on the fictional MTV 4 music show, Deep House Dish, hosted by D.J. Dynasty Handbag (Kenan Thompson).

Gaga and Madonna jokingly fought on stage, with Madge demanding at one point, "What the hell is a disco stick?"

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Later, Dynasty asked them to kiss and make up, though they ended up sharing a three-way kiss with the host. Was it an homage to Madonna's kisses with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera at the VMAs in 2003? We can only guess.

Just prior to the ladies' entrance, Kristin Wiig appeared in the sketch as Miss Ice Tia, whose funky gear was similar to just about everything Lady Gaga wears.

Watch the clip of Madonna on SNL below. Is the kiss routine getting old?