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.