I've never really seen the appeal of watching a parade, Thanksgiving or otherwise, on TV. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a parade as much as the next guy...but for me, a parade seems more like an "in person" type of experience.

Take for example the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. There is no doubt that this is a huge production involving some very talented performers and bands, and amazing floats and balloons and stuff. But it just doesn't translate to TV. When I think of that parade, I think of b-list celebrities riding on floats, mid-level singers and bands lip-synching part of their only hit song, a routine from some random Broadway show, and of course the cheesy commentary.

Let me repeat, I have nothing against parades. I have been a part of many, many parades, and have been to many parades...and they are almost always a good time. But being THERE is part of the whole experience. Seeing the floats, bands, balloons, etc up close and personal is what it's all about.

Having said all that, if more parades were like the one illustrated below, I would probably sit down and watch. At the very least I would set up my DVR. Before you head out to stuff your face, watch this and laugh.