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TV Alert: Sesame Street at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Discussion in 'Sesame Appearances' started by Phillip, Nov 22, 2017.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Thursday morning don't miss the Sesame Street Muppets on the "123 Sesame Street" float at The 91st Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. This will be the 43rd consecutive year that the cast of Sesame Street has made an appearance.

    The parade begins at 9 am eastern on NBC. Sesame Street's appearance is scheduled for approximately 10 am eastern.

    Please note, the parade may be delayed an hour or so for your time zone, so be sure to check local listings for accurate start times. Also in some markets, NBC will be re-airing the parade in the afternoon so check local times for broadcasts in your area.

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    Last edited: Nov 23, 2017
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  2. wiley207

    wiley207 Active Member

    I saw Herry on the float again! I'm glad he is part of the parade once again with the rest of the Muppets.

    But BTW, who were all those kids with Alan and Nina supposed to be? Do they have any part in the show?

    And yep, they're still using the 2009/2011 opening theme song to introduce the float. But while it's no longer the current theme, it DOES run longer than the current theme does (since Season 46) so that's a given. And it does beat hearing that dated 1992-2006 closing credits theme (as nostalgic as it may be.)

    I got nervous when the parade started, because they did NOT announce the Sesame Street cast as part of the opening lineup with all the musical guests and Broadway acts like they usually did; I guess they just consider the float now to be part of the "And The Rest" category ("Fantastic floats and spectacular balloons...")
     
  3. muppetgem

    muppetgem Well-Known Member

    Wait, Herry was there? I didn't see him (I did see Prarie Dawn, though).
     
  4. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    He was literally right next to Prairie.
     
  5. muppetgem

    muppetgem Well-Known Member

    I guess I need to get my eyes checked, then...
     
  6. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    When did they appear?
     
  7. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    They just appeared in my time zone like 15 minutes ago. I luckily woke up and turned on my TV right before Sesame came on.

    It was nice like usual. I wish we could have gotten close-ups of a few more characters in the building, since we only got Ernie/Bert and Zoe/Telly. I saw Rudy and the Count in the lower-left window.

    Also, Grover was next to Leslie and not Cookie from the picture.
     
  8. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    That's an old photo; from last year's parade.
     
  9. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    I knew that, I just wanted to point it out for what it's worth.

    But yeah, this year's character arrangement was mostly the same as last year's, except Cookie and Grover were swapped and Baby Bear's spot was replaced with Herry.
     
  10. wiley207

    wiley207 Active Member

    I remember last year, Count von Count and Herry Monster were next to each other on the float (maybe because Jerry Nelson was both their original performer?). Now Rudy is next to the Count.
     
  11. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    This appearance was fun. I really liked seeing Rudy for the first time in the parade.
     
  12. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    Was Julia there
     
  13. muppetgem

    muppetgem Well-Known Member

    No, she wasn't.
     
  14. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    In case anyone's interested, from what I saw on Facebook photos, Ryan did Elmo, Leslie did Abby, Matt did the Count, Frankie did Rudy, Eric did Grover, Peter did Ernie, Stephanie did Prairie, Mark Gale did Oscar, Tyler Bunch did Cookie, and Noel MacNeal did Big Bird. Andrew Moriarty and Jamie Donmoyer were there too, but I don't know what they did.
     
  15. wiley207

    wiley207 Active Member

    That's not surprising, as Noel generally performs in the Big Bird puppet suit for the Macy's parade.
    Still wondering who the kids that were with Alan and Nina were supposed to be...
     
  16. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Andrew was Bert.
     
  17. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Active Member

    Noel is wonderful with Big Bird; wish he'd perform him more. Still bugged by Elmo's solo, although not surprised - he's basically the star now.
     
  18. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    That's cool. I also just learned that Jen was there doing Zoe.
     
  19. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    I actually was just wondering why David Rudman hasn't been mentioned. Does he ever participate in the Macy's parade?
     
  20. wiley207

    wiley207 Active Member

    Both Elmo and Abby Cadabby are pretty much the stars, while Big Bird is now just their sidekick, as their positions in the parade indicate.
     


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