If you’ve never seen ‘Marcel The Shell With Shoes On,” you’re probably thinking to yourself, “Patrick, I know you write about random stuff sometimes, but why the hell are your writing about a shell… with shoes on!?” Well, before I set the scene for the new video, let’s just say that the viral video has over 12.5 million views on YouTube. So yeah, Marcel the Shell is a thing.

The video is written and created by Dean Fleischer-Camp, with the voice of Jenna Slate as Marcel. Arguably one of the cutest characters on the web, the tiny little shell talks about how he goes about living his miniature life, citing examples wherever possible. In this second video, we also learn that he had a sister… but unfortunately something happened to her. You’ll have to watch the video to find out what that was.

Also, did you know there’s a new Marcel The Shell “Things About Me” book out? Amazing. Enjoy the video below (I’ve also included the original)! And as Marcel says, “Smile… because it’s worth it.”

Marcel The Shell With Shoes On 2

Marcel The Shell With Shoes On (2010)