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

Discussion in 'Sesame Appearances' started by Phillip, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Thursday morning don't miss the Sesame Street Muppets and cast on their float at The 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The beloved Kermit balloon will also be making a special appearance. The parade's official broadcast is on NBC. CBS will be covering the parade as well.

    Here is the 2011 appearance...

    And here is the 2010 appearance...

    If you saw the Macy's parade, please "like" this message and post your thoughts below.
  2. wiley207

    wiley207 Well-Known Member

    The opening of the parade just said "The cast of Sesame Street." No adding "...and the Muppets!" to cause confusion!

    And then there was practically NO MENTION of the balloons, just "World's Greatest Character Balloons." Like I said, the balloons are becoming an incredibly minor side event in the parade.
  3. Bannanasketch

    Bannanasketch Well-Known Member

    Oh, look! My favorite part of the parade: the musical numbers and NBC promos! Love 'em! ::rolleyes:
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  4. zns

    zns Well-Known Member

    So far the parade has been wonderful. I loved the Cinderella stage performance.
  5. wiley207

    wiley207 Well-Known Member

    That's how I feel too! They should just get rid of the balloons and call it "The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Musical Numbers!"
    And that same marching band rendition of Frank Sinatra's "New York New York" to kick off the start of the parade. I prefer THIS version:
  6. Bannanasketch

    Bannanasketch Well-Known Member

    I'm just waiting for the actual parade to start. My mom's getting annoyed that I keep criticizing the musical numbers and the awful lip-syncing. Just get to the balloons already!
  7. wiley207

    wiley207 Well-Known Member

    So does my dad, even though he doesn't like the cheesy musical numbers either. And like I said, they didn't bother to say much about the balloons during the parade intro...
    At least we already ate breakfast so I can't miss the Sesame Street float like my parents would usually make us in the past (until last year!)

    My brother and I made a Speakonia "Drew Pickles" video a while back (you know, those ones where Drew is gay and has a relationship with Barney) where it dubs over the audio with Speakonia audio, and Angelica Pickles keeps criticizing the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade of featuring "...constant musical numbers, commercial breaks and clown balloons!"
    Oh look, the parade finally arrived to 34th street (or whatever it is!)
  8. wiley207

    wiley207 Well-Known Member

    OK, they spent a minute on the Kermit the Frog balloon, right after the big pilgrim turkey float. Not bad!
  9. wiley207

    wiley207 Well-Known Member

    Sesame Street float is on right now! Elmo and Abby Cadabby are in the nest with Big Bird. Bob's on the float with them, looking as active as he has since the early 1990s, and Murray Monster got a solo too!

    Ack, make that TWO solos!
  10. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    First off, loved the Kermit balloon as usual, especially Rainbow Connection playing and also the mentions of Cee Lo Green and the Muppets.

    Now for the Sesame float: I like the song choice. But what was up with Murray's voice? It sure didn't sound like Joey to me. I also loved the awesome winter clothing on each character (especially Rosita's purple scarf/hat combo).
  11. wiley207

    wiley207 Well-Known Member

    I noticed Count von Count was more in the shadows in the building mock-up. Maybe he hadn't put on his sunblock yet? :batty:
  12. wiley207

    wiley207 Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, and again they played the 1992-2006 Sesame Street credits theme when announcing the Sesame Street float. I guess they aren't going to update it for a LONG time...

    When the Pikachu balloon was on, again they played the original Pokemon theme. Even with over 600 Pokemon now, that theme music is more associated with the original 150:
    Man, things were simpler back then :insatiable:
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  13. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Though they did refer to them as "the Muppets" prior to the commercial break that occured before the Sesame number.
  14. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    It went by so quickly, I don't remember it all that well. Though I could have sworn Sonia Manzano was missing. Maybe a few other cast members. Was Chris there? I really don't remember. Again, it all happened so fast for me. I was glad that Big Bird got a few solos here. And and friend of mine performed Baby Bear this year, which I thought was really cool.

    Edit: And I loved Cookie drumming on the window.
  15. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    Hm...strangely enough, I didn't even notice the Count there.
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  16. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    I'm not entirely sure about the Sesame humans' presence, as I was too busy looking at the characters. All I remember of them is that Luis and Bob were there.

    And are you serious? A friend of yours performed Baby Bear? That's awesome!

    (sorry for the double post, though someone might ziffel me, so if so just disregard this message)
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  17. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    In addition to Bob and Luis, I remember seeing Gordon, Susan, Gina, Leela, and Alan.

    And yes, someone I actually became friends with quite recently was Baby Bear this year.
  18. cahuenga

    cahuenga Well-Known Member

    Was kevin performing elmo in the song??
  19. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    He pre-recorded Elmo's voice (at least I'm pretty sure he did; my volume was kind of low), but I doubt he puppeteered him.
  20. Hayley B

    Hayley B Well-Known Member

    I must had missed the Kermit one. I saw the Sesame Street though. Was so happy to see Susan the most. Also I loved seeing the TMNT too.
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