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TV Alert: The Muppets at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Phillip, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Thursday morning don't miss the Muppets with a very special opening of The 90th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade begins at 9 am eastern on NBC. The Muppets appearance will be right at the beginning of the parade so don't miss it!

    If you want to discuss the Sesame Street appearance in the parade, please join the discussion here.








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    Last edited: Nov 24, 2016
  2. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    What an awesome opening!
  3. wiley207

    wiley207 Well-Known Member

    That was a fun opening number! I really enjoyed Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem's version of "Twist and Shout," and it was also fun to see Fozzie, Rowlf, Lew Zealand, the Swedish Chef and more.

    All the rest I'm probably going to watch this year is the "Sesame Street" float in 40 minutes, because I know how we all feel about NBC's parade coverage year after year. They only barely mentioned the balloons and floats in the opening lineup, so it looks like they're going to mainly ignore them...
    MikaelaMuppet likes this.
  4. kathy26

    kathy26 Well-Known Member

    Did i see some penguins in that?
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  5. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Yes you did!
  6. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    Just saw the Muppets on my affiliate 10 minutes ago. That was a great opening!

    I liked how Miss Piggy stayed in character and was coughing after the number.
  7. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    I missed most of the Muppets' opening number, but I saw the Electric Mayhem performance. They killed it! Hopefully I can see the full Muppets' song in a few days.
  8. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Missed it because I thought the Muppets opening number would be for the actual start of the parade at 10 AM EST/11 AM PR time. If there's a MUP3 of this currently floating about, especially the EM singing Twist and Shout, could someone please send it to me? Thanks. :D
    MikaelaMuppet likes this.
  9. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I don't want to spoil it but it was an awesome opening!
  10. scooterfan360

    scooterfan360 Well-Known Member

    i've just seen it :), i really liked the electric mayhem's performance. and piggy's reaction, when the announcers introduced the electric mayhem band, and not her.
    MikaelaMuppet likes this.
  11. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I love how the band is almost becoming more popular than the Muppets themselves.
  12. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I know he is like 90 years old but Tony Bennett sucked... Piggy did very well though.
  13. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    What a great opening number! Such a classic
  14. vettech28

    vettech28 Well-Known Member

    Loved it! Among the best parade openings ever! Maybe my favorite! The Electric Mayhem's rendition of "Twist and Shout" made me want to get and and dance! I liked how they revamped "Hey, A Movie!" to fit the parade.
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  15. LaRanaRene

    LaRanaRene Well-Known Member

    Anyone have a video of the event? I missed it.
  16. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    The opening was wonderful. The bit later on with Piggy and Tony Bennett was pretty good too.
  17. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    That was definitely a fun opening, with a lot of different characters getting screen time. The Electric Mayhem were great with their cover of "Twist and Shout", too. Really could have done better with the sound mix during Piggy and Tony Bennett's performance, though; very unprofessional and inexcusable for a large network such as NBC.
    MikaelaMuppet likes this.
  18. GuySmileyfan

    GuySmileyfan Well-Known Member

    I'm so glad Rowlf the Dog is included. He's so cute and cuddly. Sigh. I hope my cute and cuddly habit doesn't bother you all.
    dwayne1115 likes this.
  19. JT Yorke

    JT Yorke Well-Known Member

    i found this on youtube
  20. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member

    I am a little curious what is going on with Steve's availability, since he didn't seem to have any character-voicing presence in the parade or the promotional material (it wouldn't have been too hard to have someone else do Beaker and Waldorf). Anyway, I was expecting a short opening number, but got a performance by the Electric Mayhem and closing with Miss Piggy. Great to see some Muppet action in the parade again! I also thought I read somewhere that the Kermit balloon would be back, which it wasn't...

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