Ah, that awkward moment when you’re not sure whether you’re watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade or the Gay Pride Parade.
THE MONEY SHOT
What’s this, you ask? Good question. It’s what the cameras cut to right as the Radio City Rockettes were preparing to launch into one of their epic kicklines. As Flash newcomer Andy Mientus tweeted, “Way to mess up the one shot that matters in the Rockettes segment.”
Performing at the Macy’s Parade? Awesome. Performing behind a singing, dancing Stop Sign? Awkward, ironic and definitely less awesome. Sorry, Vamps!
OSCAR, GROUCHY AS EVER
As a child, I pitied Oscar the Grouch’s negative attitude towards life. As an adult, I totally get it. (I feel like this has serious meme possibilities, by the way.)
SCARIEST NEW ADDITIONS
I get that How to Train Your Dragon and Skylander are beloved things, but can you imagine these terrifying beasts actually flying over NYC? That is some Cloverfield ish and I am not here for it.
Guys, Idina Menzel made a nationally televised appearance and didn’t sing “Let it Go!” Hell has truly Frozen over.
PRETTY LITTLE LIAR
This is the first time we’ve seen Hello Kitty in public since it was revealed that she’s not, in fact, a kitty. Frankly, it was bold of her to even show up.
I don’t actually have anything to say about this one. Hi, Nick!
Al Roker speaking with the stars of Constantine was super-uncomfortable, especially since he apparently did not get the memo about the season’s shortened order. At least they were good sports about it.
1 RED BALLOON GOES BY
Can you believe it took Macy’s this long to include a Power Rangers balloon in its parade? (In other news, I didn’t see a Sonic balloon this year, so I guess we all know who got bumped.)
What the hell are these pilgrims even?
DORA: ALL GROWN UP
I’m still not OK that they suddenly aged up Dora. I may never be. But, really, that’s my cross to bare.
‘ello there, new British balloon! Do you even know what Thanksgiving is?