Jenny Slate on Marcel the Shell

I like that people think that it’s funny, but what I like the most is how many people say that it made them happy. Because we were doing it to make ourselves happy, and that’s just a really beautiful phenomenon.

-SNL’s Jenny Slate on the improbable, runaway success of her short Marcel the Shell.  The voice and character all developed one weekend during a friend’s wedding.  What’s slightly disappointing is that Slate recorded 35 hours of audio as Marcel, including several songs, but there’s very little chance we’ll ever hear from the little shell again.

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