Our latest craze: Marcel the Shell, co-created and performed by former SNL actress Jenny Slate. Our fifteen-year-old introduced him(?) to us. Marcel hooked us immediately. His voice. His deadpan delivery. He's a memorable character that keeps resurfacing to make us chuckle. On our latest family road trip, hubby reverted to delivering his comments Marcel-style during our two five-hour car drives. Heck, we showed the You Tube video to my octogenarian parents and they came on board the Marcel train too. "How cute!" my mom said. My mom hasn't "gotten" any of her kids' humor for the past thirty years.
Marcel The Shell with Shoes on
|Marcel posing with his dog (made out of lint.)|
How about you? Do you think Marcel is adorable too? With a series of Marcel books, iPad and iPhone app, and16,686,731 hits on You Tube, my family must not be the only one who's fallen for that little shell.
Kim Van Sickler