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.