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Tweet 10,000 times, and Edward Norton and God show up

An unaired "SNL" sketch reveals what happens when you've written 10,000 tweets. You get a celebrity kiss, a visit from Woody Harrelson dressed as God and an elaborate music-dance routine.

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If this "SNL" skit were true, many of us would get a visit from Woody Harrelson pretending to be God. Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET

When we hit Twitter milestones -- like tweeting over 10,000 times -- some of us secretly wish confetti would fall from the sky and we'd get sparkly sashes to wear that signify our social-media superiority.

"Saturday Night Live" took our desires to be lauded as social-media royalty and made a sketch that shows what happens when people finally post our 10,000th tweet. In this unaired SNL sketch, we're introduced to a Twitter user named Rebecca -- played by "SNL" member Aidy Bryant -- who writes a boring tweet that seems typical on Twitter: "Oh goody! It's 4:30 pm and it's already dark! -No one #killme"

When Rebecca realizes it's her 10,000th tweet, magical things begin to happen, including an elaborate song-and-dance number with a catchy tune and background dancers worthy of a Broadway musical.

Some of the lyrics to the song are exactly what might pop into some of our heads when we're convinced our 140-character observations are witty bon mots. "From the toilet to the street, you gave us tweets. They were angry and bombastic. And often times sarcastic. In my humble opinion, every tweet was just fantastic."

But that's not all. The mayor stops by to hand Rebecca the key to the city. "SNL" cast member Kate McKinnon does a spot-on impression of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who honors Rebecca with her gavel, saying "It's my majority opinion that you are the one who is supreme."

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Tweet enough and you might get kissed by Edward Norton. Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET

President and First Lady Obama -- impersonated by "SNL" cast members Jay Pharoah and Sasheer Zamata -- also show up to offer congratulations with an impressive singing solo.

But the most impressive moments of the sketch include the real celebrity cameos. Actor Edward Norton thanks Rebecca for tweeting a positive review to the Oscars committee about his new film "Birdman" by kissing her.

"Rebecca, it's people like you that the Academy really pays attention to," Norton said.

God, played by Woody Harrelson, descends from the heavens to tell her: "I've been told the greatest miracle has occurred on Earth."

"But you turned water into wine," Rebecca replied.

"And you turned absolutely nothing into tweets," God answered. "And that is why from now on, Rebecca, you are God." And then he gives her the keys, not to heaven but to a PT Cruiser.

If that's not enough motivation to tweet more, we don't know what is.