In the hilarious and adorable interview below, Brian Williams sits down with Marcel the Shell and his parents (comedienne Jenny Slate and her fiancee Dean Fleischer-Camp) to find out just who is Marcel the Shell and what’s up with his over 14 million views on YouTube?
When Saturday Night Live cast member Jenny Slate accidentally dropped the F-bomb during a live sketch she wrote one fateful Saturday night, she found herself unsure of where her career would lead to next. In the midst of that rocky time, a star (or should I say shell?) was born, as her next character Marcel the Shell With Shoes On would be her biggest hit yet.
Done low-budget style with her apartment as the soundstage, Jenny lends her voice and comical imagination to create the beloved Marcel. There’s even a book, Marcel the Shell With Shoes On: Things About Me and talks of a television show — my kids are totally hoping that comes about and are actually getting the book for Christmas!
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