The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade took over Manhattan on Thursday (Nov. 24) morning, bringing a common collection of animation inflatables, marching bands, Broadway performances, lip-syncing musicians and… Mr. Peanut dabbing?
Yes, there were a few surprises during a 2016 Thanksgiving Parade broadcast, from a Planters mascot rebellious a viral 2015 dance pierce to a Hairspray Live! preview featuring Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Kristin Chenoweth and Derek Hough. Here are some highlights from this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Since NBC is the channel to watch a Macy’s T-Gives Day Parade, it customarily creates clarity that a network would take a eventuality to caterer a arriving live TV musical, Hairspray Live! If we weren’t vehement about a Broadway musical’s move to live radio already, we really will be after examination a preview (which sadly isn’t online yet). Performing a impossible-to-hate anthem “You Can’t Stop a Beat,” a shred gave us Ariana Grande as Penny Pingleton, Jennifer Hudson as Motormouth Maybelle, Kristin Chenoweth as Velma Von Tussle, Derek Hough as Corny Collins, Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad and visitor Maddie Baillio as lead Tracy Turnblad. Everyone executed their moves with clockwork pointing and brought overwhelming unrestrained to tiny screen. We could not be some-more vehement for this live TV musical.
— NBC (@nbc) November 24, 2016
De La Soul
2016 has been a severe year, though this week gave us some aged propagandize hip-hop recovering with A Tribe Called Quest topping the Billboard 200 and De La Soul behaving in a Macy’s Parade. For an eventuality that customarily attracts pop, nation and Broadway artists, De La doing their D.A.I.S.Y. Age classical “Me, Myself I” during a march was a acquire mangle from form.
— Penguin Von Penguin (@PenguinVPenguin) November 24, 2016
Another pointer that Macy’s is perplexing to dilate a interest of a march came around Regina Spektor, a acclaimed, scathing indie singer-songwriter who graced a march with her presence. Performing new singular “Bleeding Heart” on Ocean Spray’s cranberry-themed float, Spektor was another acquire misconception in a march — although it would have been good if NBC spelled her name correctly.
— Oli Coleman (@OliJColeman) November 24, 2016
Singing new singular “Peter Pan” surrounded by kids dressed like cookies, Kelsea Ballerini brought a sickest Christmas outfit to a parade. Seriously, she put Santa to shame. He needs to step it adult a nick in a anniversary dress department.
— iHeartCountry (@iHeartCountry) November 24, 2016
Miss Piggy Catches Tony Bennett After Singing With Him
The 90-year-old outspoken idol and a Muppets’ First Lady duetted on “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” on a Hallmark Channel float. Bennett roughly took a brief after finishing a song, though by some spectacle of holiday magic, Miss Piggy held him. If we hadn’t seen it with my possess eyes, we wouldn’t trust it.
— Lance Ulanoff (@LanceUlanoff) November 24, 2016
Charlie Brown Debuts
Obviously Snoopy is no foreigner to a Macy’s Parade, though somehow, his depressive master Charlie Brown never got a Thanksgiving Parade inflatable diagnosis until 2016. Good grief, how did that take so long?
— PEANUTS (@Snoopy) November 24, 2016
Mr. Peanut Dabs
Speaking of Peanuts, Planters mascot Mr. Peanut demonstrated his believe of final year’s viral dance craze as he dabbed his tainted small heart out on a march float. His stationary neck prevented him from acing a dance move, though A for effort.
— Hayley Black (@Hayley__Black) November 24, 2016