You loved her on Veronica Mars, you don't love her so much on Showtime's House of Lies, now love Kristen Bell once again, as you watch her emotional meltdown after she senses that her lifelong dream of meeting a sloth is about to come true.
On an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show airing today, Bell explained her unique love for the toe-challenged herbivores, manifested by the fact, as she told The Insider earlier this month, that she Googles baby sloths "maybe 2-3 times a week." She had said:
"I've been obsessed with sloths for as long as I can remember. They must be my spirit animal or something. There's nothing cuter than a baby sloth… Okay, maybe a slow loris. Maybe. On a good day."
So for Bell's thirty-first birthday, her boyfriend, Dax Shepard, arranged for a sloth named Melon to be brought to their house as a surprise gift. But Bell's sloth-y senses began to tingle, as she intuited what the gift might be. She told DeGeneres:
"I had no context for knowing what [the present] was. But I grabbed the dogs and walk into the back room of the house and I immediately was overcome and I thought, 'There's a sloth near. There's a sloth here; it's close; it's gonna happen.'"
Bell's premature reaction may have thrown a small wrench into Shepard's plan, but the videotaped footage is still priceless, as Bell is overcome by an emotional spasm over the proximity of the arboreal jungle creature. Hmmm. Kristen Bell and baby sloths? Your move, Deschanel.