The 2001 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Happy Thanksgiving week, everyone! The festivities may be muted this year, but you can still depend on a few of the usual traditions — like, say, the Purple Stuff Podcast’s annual review of an old Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

This year, me and Jay from Sludge Central have selected the *2001* parade. I know that seems like an oddly “recent” choice for us, but that year’s parade was a banger. With appearances by everyone from Cheesasaurus Rex to Tim Curry, we absolutely needed to gush about this!

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Oh, and if you want to watch the 2001 parade, the awesome MajorLeaguePongGods has uploaded the entire thing to YouTube. It’s a little choppy, but you’ll get the drift.

Some of the other special guests included Pikachu, Triple H, Cookie Monster and Kenny G. For extra historical value, the 2001 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade took place fairly soon after 9/11, which was definitely an “affecting element” in how everything was produced.

As a reminder, the Purple Stuff Podcast is also on Patreon, where you can grab an exclusive bonus show each and every month. (November’s is coming soon, and yep, it’ll be holiday-themed!)

Down below are several grainy images from the 2001 parade, if you want some warning about what this episode’s gonna tackle!

Thanks as always for listening, and for your podcast reviews, and for sharing the show around! If you’re going to be incommunicado for a few days, have a great Thanksgiving and try to make the most of it. Even if you’re not doing much, there’s still bad TV and lots of food?

PS: Wanna hear more Purple Stuff parade reviews? We’ve also done 1990 and 1994!