Thanksgiving Day Parade 2015

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2015: Al Roker's Tummy Poke, the Scariest Balloons and More Weirdness

You’ve got to love the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, that one magical event every year where the Kool-Aid Guy and Hello Kitty can put their politics aside — they have opposing views about Palestine — and just be thankful they’re both still relevant.

This year’s spectacle might have appeared to be business-as-usual, but if you really paid attention — specifically to every delightfully bizarre question asked by America’s foremost sharter Al Roker — there was plenty to get excited about.

From the weirdly terrifying children’s balloons to Roker’s question about how Blindspot‘s Jaimie Alexander memorizes her lines despite (her character!) having no memory, TVLine has curated 16 must-discuss moments from this year’s annual walk-and-balk event.

Click through our gallery below — or click here for direct access — then drop a comment: What were your take-aways from this year’s Thanksgiving parade telecast?