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2005 Macy's parade: Sesame Street

Discussion in 'Sesame Appearances' started by minor muppetz, Nov 24, 2005.

  1. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Well, the Big Bird float and the Sesame Street cast just appeared in the macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. They sang a song called dancing Shoes.

    I think all of the current Sesame Street humans were there. Gordon, Susan, Bob, Miles, Gabbi, Luis, Alan, and Gina were there. I can't remember if Maria was there, but she probably was. There were several kids there. Muppets who showed up were Big Bird, Elmo, Zoe, Barkly, Alice Snuffleupagus, Cookie Monster, prarie Dawn, Ernie, Bert, Rosita, Grover, Baby Bear, Telly Monster, Herry Monster, The Count, and some reddish monster who I haven't seen before (is this the monster who has occassionally appeared this season who talked to some kids that everybody has been asking for the name of?).

    I'm not sure if Bob's deaf niece from this season was there (since I don't know what she looks like).
  2. zns

    zns Well-Known Member

    :) Every year, those floats get better and better. I would really like to see what the first float looked like in 1974, along with all the other ones as well.
  3. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Was 1974 the first year that the cast appeared in the parade, or just the first year that a Big Bird balloon was shown?
  4. zns

    zns Well-Known Member

    That's what it says in the chronological section of Christopher Finch's book Jim Henson: The Works. It mentions a float, but no ballon. Does anybody have any video clips from past parades.
  5. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    I missed Prarie Dawn. Where was she? No I wished I taped it but I didn't. DARN!
  6. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    Yeah. I saw it. I didn't see Maria or Samara. Strangely, I saw Luis with his arm around Susan. That didn't look right. I did see quite a few kids there though. I don't know who that reddish monster was either. It was a nice touch including Alice and Barkley. I wish they'd be seen on the show more often.
  7. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    The parade just started so I have not gotten to see the Sesame Street gang yet. Nice to hear that the entire lead cast of Sesame Street is there minus Snuffy (sadly). They included Alice though so I guess she kind of takes his place. And Barkley, too? Wow! Won't expect Samara to be there. If she is, that gives us the hint that she will be more of a regular character on the show. I don't think she is though. I'm glad that Susan will be there too. I wonder how often it is they get EVERYBODY to be in the parade (including ALL of the human cast). This year seems pretty special in that repect.
  8. Xela

    Xela New Member

    I always love seeing the Sesame float, along with the Big Bird and Super Grover balloons. I got to see them, and I'm so happy!

    By the way, did anyone see that person who got hurt during the parade? I was flipping channels around, and when I got back to the parade, someone was hurt!
  9. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    I saw the SuperGrover balloon, but I got up too late for the Sesame Street float. I got it on Tivo back home, though, so I'll see it later.

    Was there a Kermit balloon this year?

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    Yeah, they were all there except Maria, Oscar and Snuffy. Oh well, still good seeing them all and Gabby and Miles doing what they do best as dancers.

    Characters with featured solos were Gordon, Miles, Big Bird, Zoe, Elmo, Gina, Alan, Bob, Luis and Susan!!
  11. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    Prarie Dawn shared the top middle window with Cookie Monster, everybody looked great! I especially loved seeing Herry and Barkley.

    I recorded it on Dish Network DVR, but sadly, I don't yet own a DVD Recorder, otherwise, I'd be happy to send you a copy!
  12. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    I just realized that Oscar wasn't there! That's wierd. Maybe he was out the back of the float where we couldn't see?
  13. Xela

    Xela New Member

    They mentioned because of the weather or something that many balloons were not going to be in the parade...
  14. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Holy tamole, that's a lot of Sesame Muppets(Loved how they still call them the Sesame Muppets) as well as a lot of puppeteers! While everything on the floats is always lip synced it seems, I wonder if there were some of the signature Muppeteers there? It's so great as usual seeing how vibrant and colorful the Sesame puppets look juxtaposed against the backdrop of NYC. Also, such a trip seeing the human cast I grew up with all still there:)

    ...but yeah, wow they managed to cram virtually all of the main Sesame muppets into one little float! I also dug the Super Grove float, just a shame they didnt have any speaking parts for any of the Muppets as they usually do at the Xmas parade one.
  15. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    It's good that they still include Herry, Alice, and Barkly in the thanksgiving day floats even though they don't appear on the show very much anymore. These characters were on last years float as well.

    When I first saw the reddish monster, I thought he looked like he could have been from one of the foriegn versions of Sesame Street untill I remembered reading about a monster who appeared in a few inserts during the 36th season that nobody here knew the name of. I'm not sure if that's actually him or a different monster.
  16. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    Its him. He's the Red Monster from the new season. I like him.
  17. MuppetFan123

    MuppetFan123 Member

    Oscar was on the float as well. The camera just didn't pan back to him.He was in the back of the float as usual in his garbage can.It's a shame him and Bert & Ernie who were in main view above Big Bird,Elmo and Zoe weren't shown on NBC's hard camera.
  18. muppet maniac

    muppet maniac Well-Known Member

    Me want pictures.
  19. zns

    zns Well-Known Member

    All the characters looked great, especially Herry. I liked how he looked with just that ratty looking hat on. The Count also looked good, as well as Grover. I also get a kick seeing Big Bird with those neckties on as well. Too bad they didn't show :grouchy: or :p and :(
  20. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    They showed Bert and Ernie. They were on the front side of the float in the window above Big Bird. They just didn't really get any close ups. I had no idea Oscar was on the float. They never showed him at all in the broadcast. He was on the back end? Where? What was he doing? I take it he wasn't singing.

    Too bad Maria wasn't there. She was the only human cast member missing, and therefore, only principal missing since all the lead Muppets were there too. I wonder where she was.

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