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Norm MacDonald told an epic behind the scenes 'SNL' story on Twitter

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If you were one of former "Saturday Night Live" star Norm MacDonald's Twitter followers yesterday, you were in for a tweet. The comedian, who returned to the show for the first time in years for the 40th anniversary show, let loose with well over a 100 tweets about getting ready for the epic show, describing the process of putting together the "Celebrity Jeopardy" sketch, which grew and grew, and what it was like seeing the insane celebrity guest list. Turns out, even "SNL" actors get stopped by security when they try to take a cell phone video of Paul McCartney rehearsing. Notably, if you check the Internet Archive Wayback Machine, MacDonald had something like 420,000 Twitter followers in January, and after his storytelling efforts, he's now sitting at 516,000.

The whole thing is worth reading on his Twitter feed (a brief list of names mentioned includes McCartney, David Spade, Mike Myers, Will Ferrell, and Eddie Murphy for the climax), but we've gathered a few highlights here. And we have to give a tip of the hat to the man, who turns out to be a pretty great Twitter storyteller.

 
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