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Not to be confused with episode 139, or episode 150, by the same name.

Every evening’s disappointment is the next morning’s hope. I’m Lee Marvin. Welcome to my birthday.
— Lee Marvin


"The Birthday of Lee Marvin" is the 146th episode of Welcome to Night Vale. It was released on April 15, 2019.

Synopsis[]

Lee Marvin narrates his daily life, and provides more insight on the Dark Planet.

Plot Developments[]

  • The dark planet:
    • "... is so far away, so desolate, so impossibly, terrifyingly dark".
    • One day, we will go there.
    • Has sand.
    • Is completely and utterly devoid of light.
    • Is believed (by Lee Marvin) to smell like "The salt tang of invisible oceans. The bitter sap of ancient forest. I don’t think it smells of rot. I don’t think it smells of fire or of food. I think it smells empty like a home that you lived in for many years but have cleaned out and painted, and are standing in it for the last time and it is once again a stranger to you."
  • Lee Marvin continually loops the day of his 30th birthday, with every meal and beginning and end being the exact same.

Recurring Segments[]

None

Proverb

A group of Chihuahuas is called a committee. A group of Labradors is called a jumble. A group of Golden Retrievers is called a butter dish.
— Proverb


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