A seashell or sea shell , also known simply as a shell , is a hard, protective outer layer usually created by an animal that lives in the sea. The shell is part of the body of the animal. Empty seashells are often found washed up on beaches by beachcombers. The shells are empty because the animal has died and the soft parts have been eaten by another animal or have decomposed.
On the American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show Saturday Night Live SNL , a commercial advertisement parody is commonly shown after the host's opening monologue. Many of the parodies were produced by James Signorelli. Many of SNL ' s ad parodies have been featured in prime-time clip shows over the years, including an April special hosted by Kevin Nealon and Victoria Jackson , as well as an early follow-up hosted by Will Ferrell that features his attempts to audition for a feminine hygiene commercial. In late and in March , the special was modernized, featuring commercials created since the airing of the original special.