Posts tagged "jenny slate"

Thank Us Later: Kotex Lightdays Will Change Your Life

When it comes to period-related products, there's very little I haven't tried on the basis of professional curiosity (that profession being having a vagina). Pads were instantly annoying, and immediately discarded. I became so proficient with tampons at an early age, I once coached a fellow eighth grader on how to use one for the first…

By: Beejoli Shah / March 10, 2015

Jenny Slate Champions Repro Rights While Accepting Award For “Obvious Child”

I am so proud to be in a movie that is joyful and thoughtful and depicts a modern and authentic experience of unplanned pregnancy...Gillian Robespierre and Elizabeth Holm, who wrote this movie, assert that even while we're fighting for our rights we can do so creatively. Activism and creative expression can go together. Jenny Slate

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 16, 2015

Watch Jenny Slate Sing “Landslide” As Marcel The Shell

For Jenny Slate, Marcel the Shell is more than just an onscreen character -- his voice makes an appearance anytime Jenny wants to provide commentary on her life without feeling like she's talking to herself. [This basically describes the vast majority of the conversations that occur between myself and Lucca, where I do Lucca's voice

By: Claire Hannum / December 18, 2014

Frisky Q&A: “Obvious Child” Star Jenny Slate On Abortion, Hollywood & Feminism

If you think you don't know who Jenny Slate is, you just haven't attached the name to the person. She's Mona-Lisa on "Parks and Recreation"; Tammy on "Bob's Burgers"; a bunch of characters on "Kroll Show"; and she was on one season of "Saturday Night Live." (You may remember her from the Doorbells And More

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 19, 2014

6 Reasons You Need To See “Obvious Child”

It's not often that I endorse dragging your butt to go see a movie in the theater. Tickets cost as much as a cocktail, theatergoers are rude, the floors are sticky, and you can watch pretty much anything you want on Netflix and Hulu now anyway. But really, go see "Obvious Child," starring Jenny Slate,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 6, 2014

The Frisky Is Sending 100 Fans To The Movies For An Advance Screening Of “Obvious Child”

Here at The Frisky, we love going to the movies. We also love free stuff. We KNOW we're not alone here, so we're giving away 50 pairs of movie tickets to our loyal fans! Yes, that's 100 free tickets. BOOM! The first 50 people to sign up for a set of tickets will see "Obviou…

By: Katie Oldenburg / May 22, 2014

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

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 18, 2014

Kristen Schaal Joins The American Cast Of “Pulling”

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] Break-up books for "Bachelor" contestants. Losing ones, that is. [Bookish] Tiger Woods' ex-wife Elin Nordgren isn't back with Tiger, she'…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 12, 2013

Jenny Slate Shares The Inspiration Behind “Marcel The Shell”

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…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 4, 2012

Marcel The Shell Gives Brian Williams A Hard Time

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…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 13, 2011

Marcel The Shell With Shoes On Returns!

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…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 15, 2011

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

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,…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 4, 2011

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 explai…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 26, 2010

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]…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 21, 2010

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.

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 7, 2010

… 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 image…

By: Xiomara Martinez-White / September 29, 2009

Jenny Slate Makes Her Debut On “SNL” By Dropping The F-Bomb

And this is her face just seconds after doing it. Jenny Slate, the newest addition to "Saturday Night Live," kick-started her time on the seminal comedy show by accidentally letting the F-bomb slip during the show's season premiere. (An NBC spokeswoman told Radaronline.com that Slate will not be fired. We should all be so lucky!)…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 28, 2009

“Saturday Night Live” Signs Two New Cast Members With Vajayjays

My dream job (aside from being a Frisky blogger, of course) would be "SNL" cast member. After Amy Poehler left the show last season, I thought I had my chance and I quickly got to work developing characters for the show. Well, I guess you’ll have to wait a while longer to see Miss Teenage…

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 2, 2009