Earlier this year, Jewish actress and comedian Jenny Slate spoke with Hey Alma and gave us the answer to an all-important question: Is Marcel the Shell Jewish?
“That’s not for me to say,” Jenny replied, politely indulging the question after emphasizing that Marcel is more of a personality-in-a-shell than a treyf being.
But it turns out maybe we were on to something: There might be Jewish influence in the “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On” movie after all!!
In a recent interview on “SmartLess,” a podcast hosted by Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes and Will Arnett, Jenny explained the there was “a lot of secret Judaism” in the film.
Specifically, she referenced a scene in which Marcel plays the military funeral song “Taps” on his horn, which is a piece of spiral macaroni.
“It’s like a shofar. In my culture we call that a shofar,” Jenny explains of the scene, which she also described as a favorite part of the movie.
Wow!! Does this mean “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On” is low-key… a Rosh Hashanah movie? Regardless, we’re so thrilled for the insight and will keep our eyes peeled for any future secretly Jewish Marcel moments.