Marcel the shell with shoes on (you have to watch this video)

My friend Ryan pointed me towards these videos of “Marcel the shell with shoes on.”

I’d never seen these before, they’re brilliant. The first one is just so-so, the second is fabulous. I’m posting the second first.

The video is about a shell named Marcel who wears shoes.

I get the impression that the script is part improv, but I’m not sure.

The Marcel fan page has an interview with the shell:

If you could travel anywhere—real or imagined—where would you go and why?

I think if I could go anywhere, I would go to the chair. I’ve heard that from the arm you can see the whole rug. I think something like that would really put things in perspective.


These are the creators:

Jenny Slate, co-writer and the voice of Marcel, is an actress, stand-up comedian, and alum of Saturday Night Live. Dean Fleischer-Camp is a writer, director, and animator whose work has screened at film festivals around the world. They live together in Brooklyn, New York. Watch the video and learn more at

I cannot say enough about this.  Enjoy.

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