The musings of a feminist pop culture fanatic

EW Description: “Saturday Night Live’s Jenny Slate voices the little shell with shoes in this painfully adorable, painfully funny Web sensation.”

I don’t even really know what to make of this video. In only 3 1/2 minutes, it just brings up so much stuff. At the beginning of it, there’s almost a Cribs vibe to it. Marcel (the shell) is showing the camera all around hir house and telling about how ze lives. It reminded me of what a five-year-old might be like on Cribs.

Then it gets really sad and you can see how lonely Marcel is. Ze talks about making a dog out of a piece of lint and putting it on a strand of hair so ze can pull it around. The dog’s name is Alan. It’s so adorable and everyone can see how lonely Marcel is. Then ze talks about the time when hir brother killed a person by impaling them on a brush and it’s back to being kind of funny again.

I have to give credit to Jenny Slater. She did a really great job with this. She wrote the script and voiced Marcel. Her voice was adorable, funny, and heartwrenching, all at the same time. I think she has a really bright future in animation and voiceover work. As noted before, the clip is only 3 1/2 minutes long, but there are some really great lines from it. You won’t soon forget this short.

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