The Big Balloon Parade
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The Big Balloon Parade is a web-series created by the user Harry Humble (LTPHarry/Luigitehplumber as he is known elsewhere). inspired by the real life Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
Why it Rocks
- Harry gives us our favorite Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons such as Mickey Mouse, SpongeBob SquarePants, Snoopy and Ronald McDonald, all recreated out of card or paper.
- It even has some obscure and forgotten balloons such as Honey Nut Cheerios Bee, Jeeves the Butler from Ask.com, Santa Goofy, Kraft’s Cheesasarus Rex and even the original Macy's creation Ms. Patula Pig.
- Has most of the core parts of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade such as stars at the beginning and Santa Claus appearing at the end.
- Even some Fabulous Inflatables balloons made appearances as well such as Popeye, UBS Big Bird and Elmo.
- Has orginial balloons such as Gumball Watterson, Glover With His Ball from the video game Glover, and even the TiVo logo!
- Unlike the real Macy's Parade as of recently, this parade focuses more on the balloons and the floats than the performers.
- It inspired another Macy's Parade Wikia users (Liam the Peanuts Guy 1986) to make a Big Balloon Parade which made it's debut in June.
- On the day before the November 2017 Parade (The Big Thanksgiving Day Parade Celebration Milestone). The infamous FGTeev "Duddy" Incident on the Crappy Games Wiki that caused the banning of Harry/Luigi on wikia. Harry wiped off the tears and made the celebration happen.
- The early balloons were poorly drawn but as the parade progressed through, Harry started to make them out of card and using Sharpies to color the balloons in.
- The BBP lacks Marching Bands, which the Macy's Parade has.
- It does show some amateurish work (Harry pushing the floats with his visible hands, poor camera and lighting work, and visible set.)
- Some anticipated balloons do get delayed or cancelled by Harry due to other ideas. Examples include:
- Buddy from Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas was originally planned for the May 2017 parade got scrapped and wouldn't debut until the Thanksgiving Day Parade 2017.
- Princess Winnifred and Prince Dauntless from the 1959 Broadway musical and the infamous 2005 TV movie Once Upon a Mattress was originally planned for the December 2017 parade but got delayed for time up until another paper balloon artist made a design but sadly, the balloon never debuted.