Macy's Thanksgiving Parade 2014: The Rockettes Goof, Scary Newbies & More

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NBC’s broadcast of the 86th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade went off without a shart Thursday — but that didn’t stop TVLine from having a little extra fun with the festivities.

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While you were enjoying the obvious entertainment, led by American treasure Tony Danza, we kept our collective peepers peeled for the less-noticeable oddities — like Mother Nature riding on a giant flamingo. (Yes, that happened.)

If you match any of these descriptions…

1. You accidentally slept right through the parade, either to save your strength for the day’s feast, or because you got wastey-faced last night.

2. You did watch the parade, but have faith that I noticed all the weird stuff you overlooked.

3. You made no attempt to watch the parade whatsoever, but you still want to sound cool and cultured when you talk to your family this afternoon.

…I highly recommend you click through our gallery of discussable moments.

Then, feel free to drop a comment with your own favorite moments — for any reason — below. Happy Thanksgiving!

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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23 Comments
  1. Betty says:

    Where were the rockettes?

  2. paco prior says:

    This year’s parade was almost as exciting as watching paint dry or water boil…and what in the Hell were KISS doing on a float???

  3. emman says:

    And they are all lip-syncing.

  4. Wolf muller says:

    Tooooo much Kevin and Thea and certainly too many adds, you don’t pay for this parade!!! So show much more of the bands, floats etc…

  5. MelindaB says:

    Just so your cross is all you bare… :-P

    I didn’t see all of the parade, but I saw enough of the weird moments pictured here. Some were truly head-scratchers.

  6. Did you notice the guy not singing when the music was playing? Uh oh big boo boo.

  7. BonnieW says:

    i watched from beginning to end….loved your article. Made me laugh!

  8. Steve F. says:

    NBC – you scored getting Idina Menzel in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, and you wouldn’t let her sing, “Let It Go”? C’mon!

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  10. Chris says:

    Since I didn’t watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, can anyone tell me what Al Roker said to the “Constantine” stars that made them feel uncomfortable because of its shortened season order?

  11. Mary says:

    The toothless balloon was in last year’s parade.

    Also, awkward for the Constantine actors.

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    paddington bear is actually peruvian, not english

  14. Kevin H. says:

    Andy, you’re the best! I’m thankful for all your sass.

  15. NotSo says:

    “that’s my cross to bare”???

    Oh dear, you really shouldn’t be baring your cross when the children are watching…..

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  17. Pat says:

    Oh my gosh, Andy, I went through the gallery of the pictures and was laughing so hard at your remarks. Thank you for making my Friday morning enjoyable!

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  19. Anne Barringer says:

    Seeing Pentatonix was an awesome moment and I love the marching bands However, seeing Santa is always the best part because he signals it’s time for the holidays. :)

  20. Tee says:

    The little girl from beasts of the southern wild was nominated for a freaking oscar, but she couldn’t manage to lip sync well enough with the cast of Annie to save her life!

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