This Is a Video of Kristen Bell With a Sloth

Intern Grace’s Team Pick:

You have to watch this video.

The full interview premieres on Ellen today and will undoubtedly be in gif-form on Tumblr tonight.

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  1. a couple of people tweeted this and i was like NOPE. I’M NOT WATCHING THIS UNTIL GRACE TEAM PICKS IT. so i’m really glad you did bc this was amazing.

    • I know, I avoided it for a while, and then I finally watched it, and I knew. I knew my entire life was leading up to me team picking this video of Kristen Bell freaking out about sloths.

  2. Kirsten Bell and I have similar feelings regarding sloths.

    This is my favourite video which features twin baby sloths who have to get shaved and swaddled when they get mange. Only sloths could make something gross end up being cute:

    • My brain could not absorb the insane amount of cuteness radiating from this video and it reacted in self defense with laughter. Especially when she puts sebastian back in the bin with his sister violet, and they’re both wearing what look like pajamas. Plus, they have teddy bears.

      Now I want a sleepover party with sloths.

    • My labmate and I watched that twice the other day after you posted it, just FYI. just. so. cute. and sad.

    • Same! Although I don’t know why I underestimated it, I haven’t laughed so hard since Ellen made her writer walk through that haunted house. That was a priceless video.

  3. Hahah! That was so awesome to watch! Made me laugh at the way she reacts at the end when she thought Ellen had a sloth. lol!

  4. I’m so glad I was at home when I watched this because the only person startled by my laughter and tears (I have a similar crying scale to Kristen Bell!!) was my roommate and that was bad enough!!!

  5. this was even more amazing than i thought it would be. thank you for posting this, because i don’t tweet or tumble (tumbl? i’m still not really sure what tumblr is…) and am taking a break from facebook so basically i never see anything fun unless it’s posted on here. so yay!

    • Tumblr is probably one of the gayest things on the interwebs. After Logo’s RuPaul but still really gay. Even gayer than AutoStraddle’s article on cargo pants. I think.

  6. this is the best thing. i had to show it to my roommate at midnight last night so she understood why i was laughing at the computer

  7. I wasn’t gonna watch this, because I honestly have no idea who the hell Kristen Bell is, but when Ellen trolled her at the end I cracked up

  8. This reminds me of when I was attacked by a sloth at the LaBrea tar pits.

    I <3 this video and I <3 Kristen Bell!

  9. To be fair, I’d probably have the same reaction if someone told me they’d gotten Kristen Bell to show up for my birthday party.

  10. this is EXACTLY what i would do if i got to meet a sloth. i’m glad i’m not alone in my love for these creatures.

  11. I watched this last night and lost it when Crying!Kristen went “Is he coming to the party?”

    That. Was. Priceless.

  12. I loved Ellen’s trolling. I cracked up. :D

    However, am I a big deb in saying that I don’t find it okay to drag exotic creatures like sloths around like this? And put them in a cage or something to be shown at a party? They shouldn’t be in captivity to begin with, but parading the sloth around town is even worse.

  13. So. Much. Love. If there isn’t something in the world that you get this excited about (and as such can’t relate) then I feel sad for you.

  14. I didn’t make time for this all day and OH MY GOD THAT WAS A HORRIBLE MISTAKE.

    This is the funniest thing I’ve read all day. And that includes the latest ADVENTURE TIME script. Jesus ever-lovin’ Christ.

    • *the funniest thing I’ve EXPERIENCED all day

      Reading and watching are two different things, I reckon.

  15. So, I watched this once, and laughed.

    Then, I watched this again, and continued laughing.

    Then, I watched this a third time, and started crying.

    Now I love sloths and Ellen even more!

  16. I’ve been seeing this thing posted about all day but was just like whatever because I’m not a particular fan of Kristen Bell or sloths so I didn’t watch it. Big mistake, this made me lmao. If it’s an AS team pick, you know it’s good.

  17. i didn’t get why this would be so funny but now i get why this is so funny. i am sitting on by bed trying to stop myself but bursting out laugh and waking up my entire family.

  18. Things that make my heart want to burst (in a good way):

    1) Sloths
    2) Kristen Bell
    3)This video

    My day has been made.

  19. So based on this vid and discovering that Kristen Bell has a strabismus (lazy eye) I’m officially declaring her as my new favorite celebrity.

  20. I considered sending this in last night as I was watching it the 15th time. I have never been a fan of Kristen Bell’s but as she cried, I cried, every single time that I watched. I get this gross feeling that I am now in love with her and that I should be the only one allowed the pleasures of this video but that is obviously not true. However, I am now officially a convert, and if there is any girl out there that sobs when she gets excited, meet me out tomorrow night; I shall give so much of my time to trying to excite you to tears.

  21. I have to say, I’ve never been much of a Kristen Bell fan, not that I disliked her, just rather ambivalent. After her whole segment on Ellen today & this video which were both all kinds of awesome, all I could think was, having sex with her must be INSANE. If you’re doing it right. That’s where I’m at. Right now.

    Go Dax!

  22. I saw that my friend posted this video on FB and I was like damn, I have to go fail some exams right now and went out the door to face doom. So GLAD I had this to cheer me up after feeling like crap the whole afternoon.

    And I’m a huge Kristen Bell fan. VMars was a great show.

  23. Oh god, I didn’t expect this to be as funny as it was. This needs like a big ‘NSFW’ on the top of it, because I just cried laughing at this in the office. Like, I’m in pain now..

    • wait, somebody on autostraddle in morocco?! why are you in morocco?! this is making me more excited than is normal. i live in morocco!!! ok, sorry, i’m going to stop freaking out now. have a pleasant day.

  24. I so love Ellen in this video. Even from early on (0:45) you can tell she’s just going “wat”.

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