Monster Blog: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Floats
One of the staples of Thanksgiving (besides the three F’s: football, family & food) is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Since 1924, the parade has taken over Manhattan every Thanksgiving day with floats, balloons, marching bands and celebrities. While it’s always cool to see Mount Rushmore or Sesame Street characters marching down Central Park West, we felt that there wasn’t enough variety in the float department. What floats would we add to the parade? We thought you’d never ask.
James Gandolfini Dressed As The Pope During Mardi Gras
This is one of my favorite pictures of all time, and if you turn this into a float, the sky is the limit. First of all, you have James Gandolfini smoking a cigar dressed as the pope. That’s one of your all time great foundations for a parade float. I think the ideal choice would be to give it some type of Mardi Gras theme. Beads, booze, cigars, etc. Maybe have a few extras dressed as priests and nuns passing out shots to the crowd. If it’s an especially cold Thanksgiving you can mix it up and pass out Hot Toddies. I think the combo of paying respect to one of the greatest actors of all time and passing out a crap ton of booze will be a big hit for everyone involved.
Earlier this year we lost a talented actor, role model, and friend, Bill Paxton. There’s no doubt in my mind that if we could talk to good ole’ Bill from beyond the grave, he would agree that the best way to honor his memory is to forever enshrine him in the Thanksgiving Day Parade. I couldn’t think of a better float to be thankful for. Maybe it’s him from Twister, or Titanic, or maybe it’s him from Aliens. Hell, it could even be a giant tribute to his entire body of work. Doesn’t matter, it’s still Bill.