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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.


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[]



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