Can you recognize celebrities from 1980s Thanksgiving Parades?

Try to I.D. these TV stars and balloons!

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has been a television tradition for decades. The balloons, marching bands and floats help ring in in the holiday season. Of course, the networks trot out a parade of celebrities, too. They are often stars from shows in the channel. 

With that in mind, see if you can recognize these super-Eighties stars from the parades of the 1980s!

  1. Heeeeere's… the host of the parade for NBC in the early 1980s!
    Image: NBC
  2. He took a spin hosting for NBC in 1985.
    Image: NBC
  3. This former Ronald McDonald took over hosting duties in 1987.
    Image: NBC
  4. She was the cohost with the fellow above in 1987.
    Image: NBC
  5. In 1988, this 'Hogan Family' star cohosted.
    Image: NBC
  6. The handsome Ted Shackleford hosted for CBS. He was best known for starring on which TV show?
    Image: CBS
  7. His cohost Linda Lavin is best known for which sitcom?
    Image: CBS
  8. The man on the left could be seen each week on which action series?
    Image: CBS
  9. This bunny balloon is the mascot for which brand?
    Image: NBC
  10. This bear balloon from 1988 is named…?
    Image: NBC
  11. Who is this fabulous cowboy?
    Image: CBS
  12. Karate Kid villain Martin Kove joined Dallas actress Jenilee Harrison on CBS in 1985. Jenilee also played Cindy on which sitcom?
    Image: CBS
  13. Clifton Davis can sing. But in 1988 he was best know for starring in which sitcom?
    Image: NBC
  14. In 1987, she belted out a song for her dad, but Gloria Loring also sang the catchy theme song to which hit sitcom?
    Image: NBC
  15. This Christmas favorite is seen singing "White Christmas" in 1985. But you might hear her holiday song "Snow" more often.
    Image: NBC

Can you recognize celebrities from 1980s Thanksgiving Parades?

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bagandwallyfan52 8 months ago
EDDIE CANTOR was the first
Big balloon in the Thanksgiving
Parade back in the 1930s.
I would.like to see big balloons
Of Pee Wee Herman and
Joe Penner.
sanman1970 8 months ago
14/15

Didn't know who Clifton Davis was/is.
Bret 8 months ago
You got 11 out of 15
I am not strong with 80's stuff
bnichols23 8 months ago
8, but I SWEAR I didn't shoot JR! HowEVER, Jenilee Harrison can kick my butt to the mat any dang time she wants to! Woof Woof!!
Toot1956 8 months ago
13/15!!!! The Mascots got me.
frenchman71 8 months ago
13/15. A few were pure guesses. Got rabbit question and Rosemary Clooney wrong.
gb9535 8 months ago
You got 15 out of 15

Devane says you did divine! Nice work!
8 months ago
Those were the days when a parade was a parade. The last few years were miserable. The stupid Broadway-esque side shows that they would do were atrocious. This year was the first year that I watched where they actually had and showed the marching bands the floats, the schools. I guess I’m getting old where I reminisce about the “good old days.”
KJExpress cabugi 8 months ago
I guess I'm "old" too. I'm always thinking "It was so much better when...." Et cetera.
KJExpress 8 months ago
I’m not sure if it was better or just that it is the familiarity that brings the good feelings. 🤷🏻‍♀️ But I do know that I hated the mini broadway shows they did the past few years. I really enjoyed it this year.
KJExpress cabugi 8 months ago
That is true about the familiarity of things, which is why I enjoy MeTV. It's my time machine. 🏃‍♀️
retro6 8 months ago
14/15 missed the Snuggle bear.
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