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Not Your Usual Rom-Com: Jenny Slate Is Having An Abortion In “Obvious Child”

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Considering that one in three women will have an abortion during her lifetime, we don’t see too many on the big screen. Even in “Knocked Up” and “Juno,” two of the biggest movies in the last decade about unplanned pregnancies, the characters barely discussed terminations. That’s one of the few reasons I’m very curious to see “Obvious Child,” a new rom-com starring former “Saturday Night Live” star Jenny Slate. She plays an aspiring standup comedian named Donna who has an unplanned pregnancy right around the same time she gets dumped and loses her job. Gaby Hoffman from “Girls” stars as her friend and the flick is written and directed by Gillian Robespierre. Yes, a pro-choice film starring a woman with a lady director!  Everything about “Obvious Child” has “Jessica is going to see this on opening night” written all over it. Check out the trailer above! [YouTube]

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  • Kristen Schaal from “30 Rock” has joined ABC’s remake of the British TV series “Pulling” with Jenny Slate and June Diane Raphael. Schaal is replacing meh famous person Mandy Moore, which is an upgrade of +3,000.  [Splitsider]
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Jenny Slate Shares The Inspiration Behind “Marcel The Shell”

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Jenny Slate is one of our favorite comediennes and we’re huge fans of her Marcel the Shell character. This past week, she was on “Conan” and discussed the origin of the magical Marcel voice — which is almost as creepy as it is cute — and the amazing viral videos that have turned Marcel into a star. Marcel is also a book, titled Marcel the Shell With Shoes On: Things About Me, and there are other characters featured, with other voices inspired by Jenny’s grandmas. Watch as she demonstrates. [Team Coco]

Marcel The Shell Gives Brian Williams A Hard Time

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Marcel the Shell with Shoes On is becoming quite the celebrity! After garnering millions of fans with his YouTube videos, Marcel just released a book, and may soon be seen in a new TV show. He and his parents, Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp, were recently interviewed on Williams’ new show “Rock Center,” and Marcel was not shy about giving as good as he got. When Williams asked Marcel what it was like having only one eye, the little shell shot back, “Has having one nose affected you in any way?” Boo-yah.

Marcel The Shell With Shoes On Returns!

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Our old friend Marcel the Shell with shoes on is back! And he’s got a bunch of new things to tell us, about how he travels (by bug), where he sleeps (in a slice of bread) and what he’d like his nickname to be (Ace, of course). Marcel happily illuminates life on the small side of things: “Guess why the bus isn’t running?” he queries. “Because the bus is a caterpillar and it threw up!” [YouTube]

The Best On-Screen Depiction Of Abortion We’ve Ever Seen

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In Gillian Robespierre’s amazing and hysterical new short, “Obvious Child,” a woman has a clumsy one-night stand and learns that she’s pregnant. And shock of all shocks–she decides to have an abortion! Yup, “Obvious Child” shows Jenny Slate’s character Donna deciding to have an abortion with little fretting or to-do. She’s not soul-searching or struggling, she’s simply exercising her right NOT to have a baby. It’s honest, hilarious and completely true to life–and a nice antidote to all the heavy-handed TV and film portrayals that make it seem as though having an abortion means you’re a bad or immoral person. This is a must-watch. [Vimeo]

Gabe And Jenny: What’s Wrong With Your Body?

Gabe and Jenny are best friends and very funny people. Jenny is Jenny Slate, who you might remember from last season’s “Saturday Night Live,” and Gabe is Gabe Liedman, her not-as-famous but equally hilarious buddy. In this episode of their new web series “Bestie x Bestie,” Gabe and Jenny talk about their bodies. Gabe explains that his butt is really hungry and Jenny talks about her “gastro-storms.” Yum! [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Gabe And Jenny Hate Books, Love Dilbert


Gabe Liedman and “SNL” alum Jenny Slate are best friends. They’re also some of the funniest people we wish we were buddies with. In this video, Jenny and Gabe explore their thoughts on “what the hell is wrong with books,” Dilbert, and hating rice. [Urlesque] Keep reading »

Amy Poehler Will Host “Saturday Night Live”‘s Season Premiere, But Jenny Slate Is Out

Do a little happy dance: Amy Poehler will return to “Saturday Night Live” on September 25th to host with Katy Perry as the musical guest. But all is not well on the new “SNL” season — featured player Jenny Slate has allegedly been given the boot. Keep reading »

… And We F**king Love Them For That: SNL’s Jenny Slate & Other Fleeting Expletives on TV

The 35th season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” dropped a bomb on American TV screens – an F-bomb. On her first night on last weekend’s show, newest cast member Jenny Slate swore during the “Biker Chick Chat” skit. Slate’s only the most recent example of the “fleeting expletive” (an instance of profane language or images on a live broadcast). Here are some more examples of live profanity on television.

  • “Saturday Night Live” has long been a bastion of bad language. The most famous instance came in 1981 when cast member Charles Rocket slipped up during a skit parodying Dallas and its “Who Shot J.R.?” episode, uttering “Oh man, it’s the first time I’ve been shot in my life. I’d like to know who the f**k did it.” (Rocket was fired later that year.) A year before Rocket’s expletive incident, future “Letterman” bandleader Paul Shaffer had let one loose. And in the ‘90s cast members Norm MacDonald and Cheri Oteri also cursed during the show. [NBC Miami]
  • Rock stars have kept the FCC working overtime, too. When U2 appeared at the Golden Globes in 2003, frontman Bono described winning as “really, really f**king brilliant!” The government agency also looked into Motley Crue singer Vince Neil’s exuberant “Happy F**king New Year!” on the “Tonight Show”‘s Dec. 31 broadcast. After a 2005 “SNL” performance, NBC also had to answer for System of a Down guitarist Daron Malakian, who yelled “f**k yeah!” (System was performing their song “B.Y.O.B.,” which frequently uses the line “Where the f**k are you?”). [NY Daily News, MSNBC, EW]

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