Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The Muppets To Open Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!

As posted yesterday on their official Twitter feed, the Muppets will opening this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!

The Muppets have a grand tradition with the Macy's parade going back to Sesame Street's first appearance in 1974.

While the Sesame Street gang has continued to appear in the parade every year since, the Muppets haven't been seen at the parade since 2012!

Kermit first appeared in balloon form in 1977, which continued to operate until 1991. 

In 2002, a new Kermit balloon debuted which was seen in the parade until 2012.
The actual Muppet characters have even made a few appearances in the felt, including 1979 to promote The Muppet Movie and 1981 The Great Muppet Caper.

In 1987, Jim Henson and Kermit received the Rollie Award, while in 1990 Kermit and Miss Piggy appeared as costumed characters. 

In 2002, Kermit and Miss Piggy appeared to promote It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie. In 2008, Kermit came back to the parade to perform "I Believe", which he performed again in 2009 which was his last appearance at the parade.

I believe we're in for a real treat as The Muppets are not only set to appear for the first time in 7 years, but open the parade as well!

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will air on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24th at 9am EST on NBC. Set those DVR's!


You can watch the entire parade below:

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