I must disagree.
If you watch the SNL clip without wearing your magician cap, you'll realize that magic has nothing to do with this clip. Nothing at all.
The D'Lites aren't used as a magical effect (unless you stretch that definition to the breaking point). No magic takes place... only oddly choreographed movement with glowing thumbs. Also, the words "magic" and "magician" are never spoken.
In fact, I don't think that anyone would think of this tragic duo as being magicians except magicians. Which says more about us and our insecurities than it does about other's view of us.