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Your Thoughts: Muppets at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Phillip, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Well-Known Member

    I assumed it was cramped under the float, but I hadn't considered fatigue, that makes a lot of sense. Like I said, I didn't think the performance was bad at all (quite the opposite), it just seemed stylistically different then usual.

    I feel better that I'm not the only one who noticed. I am curious what the setup under there looked like. I mean, usually the parts of a float that aren't visible to the public are nothing stunning, but I'm sure they'd want to make it as comfortable as possible for him to operate Kermit for so long.
  2. Baby Gonzo

    Baby Gonzo Well-Known Member

    I don't know if anyone else bought this up or if it's just me making connections that aren't there, but I was thinking about Kermit's song and the more I think about it, the more it reminds me of Rainbow Connection. It has that message of dreaming and believing as well as the iconic image of Kermit sitting on a log.
  3. bazooka_beak

    bazooka_beak Well-Known Member

  4. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    Loved every bit of the Muppets in the Thanksgiving Parade. I recorded the whole thing so i wouldn't have to miss anything. Really enjoyed seeing Herry with Murray and The Count being that Jerry does both characters.

    Kermit and his log that he sat on. I felt sorry that the camera would do a wideshot being that you couldn't see him as good till they showed a close up but still enjoyed the song. Can't wait for the special to come out.
  5. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    re: "that's so magic"

    Actually it _is_ a catchphrase of Abby's though perhaps catch "phrase" isn't quite the right word as she usually says a variation of the line...when she tends to see something for the first time or doesn't know how it works, she'll often say something like "It must be magic!" at which point someone will usually corrrect her "no, it's just glue!" or whatever. Plus it's not overdone so it may not be immediately recognizable.
  6. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour Well-Known Member

    WOW you guys know I've made allot of comments about Steve's Kermit many in the negative direction but this was great, if I didn't know of Jims passing on I'd have sworn it was him.
    Wow I never thought I'd see Alice again! How cool!
  7. BEAR

    BEAR Well-Known Member

    Yeah...I caught that too!
  8. BEAR

    BEAR Well-Known Member

    I've actually heard her say that line atleast once.
  9. BEAR

    BEAR Well-Known Member

    The parade was pretty good this year.

    The Sesame float was cute as usual. No dancing this year though? It was great to see all the cast (well...most of the cast) together on the float. I always look forward to seeing Susan (Loretta Long) since we never see her on the show anymore. She was, of course, wearing that same big hat! It would be nice to see Susan standing with Gordon though. How come they don't really appear together anymore? Luis and Maria are always in episodes together.
    It was cool to see Alice too! Since Snuffy wasn't there, it was still great to see the Snuffleupagus family well represented. I think I've asked this before, but has Snuffy ever appeared in the parade? They should have him as a balloon!

    Kermit was sweet singing the song at the end.

    And Ed...the float that Kristen Chenowith was on was the Care Bears float. She sang "The Christmas Waltz" which is one of my favorite holiday standards.
  10. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks Bry. BTW: Can get you Kermit's song if you want, just LMK.
  11. maniacal muppet

    maniacal muppet Well-Known Member

    Hey everybody! Happy (late) Thanksgiving to all of you.:sing:

    I thought that the Sesame float was great. I only wonder why Herry was in there. He hasn't been around in a while. I would like to see him back though. (Sorry, my mind just kinda rambled all over the forum :))

    Now, as for Kermit, loved the song, but it semed that it wasn't Steve doing the actual performance. The song was obviously pre-taped but his lip-synch seeemd off. For such a peaceful song, his motions seemed awfully rough. However, I thought it was great and I'm looking foward to the special.

    (Great to be back here, for those that have noticed :))
  12. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Well, he was holding the puppet up for a couple of hours, so I don't think it would've been easy for him.
  13. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    You know? I think that the reason that Alice shows up instead of Snuffy is because maybe there isn't enough room for him on the float. Just a thought. :confused:

    By the way, does anybody know if Alice still shows up in books and publications?

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