Asked on Dec 1, 2013

ID Needed Re Characters in Entertainment

Jennifer PospichalCarol Ann McDanielDouglas Hunt
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This past Thanksgiving (November 28, 2013), from the street where I live, I saw part of the Macy's 2013 Thanksgiving Parade. I posted photo-ops as well as info pertaining to the event, which (among other things) showcases an array of entertainment figures (from books, movies and television), by "portraying" them through balloons.
My entry re this is @ http://www.hometalk.com/2613352/the-day-after-thanksgiving
And I have a number of entries with interesting facts re the parade on TLLG's FB Page @ https://www.facebook.com/TheLastLeafGardener
However, in spite of my extensive research, I have been unable to identify some of the characters represented by the balloons and am seeking the assistance of the HT community.
The ones I cannot ID are as follows:
1) A lone fish (images one through eight) featured on TLLG's FB Page @ https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.582320998483944.1073741851.247917655257615&type=1
2) A school of fish (images nine through twelve) featured on TLLG's FB Page @ https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.582320998483944.1073741851.247917655257615&type=1
3) Who is this "dude"? A chef? (images thirteen through sixteen) featured on TLLG's FB Page @ https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.582178458498198.1073741850.247917655257615&type=1
4) A goose? A swan? A duck? (images seventeen through twenty)
An unidentified fish "marches" (swims out of water) in Macy's 2013 Thanksgiving Parade. View One (at CPW),
An unidentified fish "marches" (swims out of water) in Macy's 2013 Thanksgiving Parade. View Two (at CPW),
An unidentified fish "marches" (swims out of water) in Macy's 2013 Thanksgiving Parade. View Three (at CPW),
An unidentified fish "marches" (swims out of water) in Macy's 2013 Thanksgiving Parade. View Four (at CPW). Image featured @ https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.582320998483944.1073741851.247917655257615&type=1
An unidentified fish "marches" (swims out of water) in Macy's 2013 Thanksgiving Parade. View Five (at CPW). Image featured @ https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.582320998483944.1073741851.247917655257615&type=1
An unidentified fish "marches" (swims out of water) in Macy's 2013 Thanksgiving Parade. View Six (at CPW). Image featured @ https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.582320998483944.1073741851.247917655257615&type=1
An unidentified fish "marches" (swims out of water) in Macy's 2013 Thanksgiving Parade. View Seven (at CPW). Image featured @ https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.582320998483944.1073741851.247917655257615&type=1
An unidentified fish "marches" (swims out of water) in Macy's 2013 Thanksgiving Parade. View Eight (at CPW). Image featured @ https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.582320998483944.1073741851.247917655257615&type=1
An unidentified school of fish "march" (swim out of water) in Macy's 2013 Thanksgiving Parade. View One (at CPW). Image featured @ https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?
An unidentified school of fish "march" (swim out of water) in Macy's 2013 Thanksgiving Parade. View Two (at CPW). Image featured @ https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?
An unidentified school of fish "march" (swim out of water) in Macy's 2013 Thanksgiving Parade. View Three (at CPW). Image featured @ https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?
An unidentified school of fish "march" (swim out of water) in Macy's 2013 Thanksgiving Parade. View Four (at CPW). Image featured @ https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?
An unidentified "DUDE" rides in a "vehicle" in Macy's 2013 Thanksgiving Parade. View One (at CPW). Image featured @ https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.582178458498198.1073741850.247917655257615&type=1
An unidentified "DUDE" rides in a "vehicle" in Macy's 2013 Thanksgiving Parade. View Two (at CPW). Image featured @ https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.582178458498198.1073741850.247917655257615&type=1
An unidentified "DUDE" rides in a "vehicle" in Macy's 2013 Thanksgiving Parade. View Three (at CPW). Image featured @ https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.582178458498198.1073741850.247917655257615&type=1
An unidentified "DUDE" rides in a "vehicle" in Macy's 2013 Thanksgiving Parade. View Four (at CPW). Image featured @ https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.582178458498198.1073741850.247917655257615&type=1
An unidentified bird "marches" (flies) in Macy's 2013 Thanksgiving Parade. View One (at CPW).
An unidentified bird "marches" (flies) in Macy's 2013 Thanksgiving Parade. View Two (at CPW).
An unidentified bird "marches" (flies) in Macy's 2013 Thanksgiving Parade. View Three (at CPW).
An unidentified bird "marches" (flies) in Macy's 2013 Thanksgiving Parade. View Four (at CPW).
5 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Dec 1, 2013

    Check out the lineup from Macy's here. There have been fish balloons in the parade since the 1940s. Your duck is the Aflac duck. http://social.macys.com/parade/?cm_mmc=VanityUrl-_-parade-_-n-_-n#/lineup

    • TheLastLeafGardener
      on Dec 1, 2013

      @Douglas Hunt Thank you for taking the time to weigh in re my question. I have already referred to the link you provided, but, I somehow missed the Alflac bit AND I had no idea that fish had been a part of the parade since the 1940's! I did learn that Happy Hippo was a part of the parade since the 1940's and he was here this year. (See "attached" images.) Do you know if the fish in the parade are from an entertainment venue? Did you see the parade this year? Have you seen it in the past?

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  • TheLastLeafGardener
    on Dec 1, 2013

    I need a clarification about a response are the fish from a particular media venue? A children's story? A commercial? A movie? What about 'the dude" who loks to be a chef, does anyone know his ID?

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Dec 2, 2013

    Sorry, that's all I know. In al the years I lived in New York I never went to the parade in person. Too busy cooking!

    • TheLastLeafGardener
      on Dec 4, 2013

      @Douglas Hunt SILLY ME! Upon closer inspection of your lovely banner image I can see it is not muscari! BUT if I hadn't ID-ed it incorrectly I might never have heard of the gorgeous beautyberry, Callicarpa americana! I googled it after I received your comment. What an awesome plant! It sounds from (what I read) as if I won't find it within the stomping grounds where I live; as beautyberry seems to be a southern belle! Thanks for introducing me to her!

  • Carol Ann McDaniel
    on Feb 9, 2014

    Are the fishes from finding Nemo?

  • Jennifer Pospichal
    on Mar 7, 2014

    Big Chef Guy was a chocolatier for Lindt's "The Enchanting World of Lindt Chocolate" float. I didn't know about the fish, but I noticed the smallest ones are shaped just like Goldfish Crackers. I Googled "Goldfish Crackers Macy's Parade", and sure enough, that's what they are. The bright yellow-gold fish, and the smallest ones are Goldfish crackers. The big koi from your first pictures-- I don't know. As far as I can tell he's not character-specific, but just a big koi.

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