ID Needed Re Characters in Entertainment

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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/diy/the-day-after-thanksgiving-2613352
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)
id needed re characters in entertainment, seasonal holiday d cor, thanksgiving decorations, 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 One (at CPW),
id needed re characters in entertainment, seasonal holiday d cor, thanksgiving decorations, 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 Two (at CPW),
id needed re characters in entertainment, seasonal holiday d cor, thanksgiving decorations, 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 Three (at CPW),
id needed re characters in entertainment, seasonal holiday d cor, thanksgiving decorations, An unidentified fish marches swims out of water in Macy s 2013 Thanksgiving Parade View Four at CPW Image featured
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
id needed re characters in entertainment, seasonal holiday d cor, thanksgiving decorations, An unidentified fish marches swims out of water in Macy s 2013 Thanksgiving Parade View Five at CPW Image featured
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
id needed re characters in entertainment, seasonal holiday d cor, thanksgiving decorations, An unidentified fish marches swims out of water in Macy s 2013 Thanksgiving Parade View Six at CPW Image featured
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
id needed re characters in entertainment, seasonal holiday d cor, thanksgiving decorations, An unidentified fish marches swims out of water in Macy s 2013 Thanksgiving Parade View Seven at CPW Image featured
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
id needed re characters in entertainment, seasonal holiday d cor, thanksgiving decorations, An unidentified fish marches swims out of water in Macy s 2013 Thanksgiving Parade View Eight at CPW Image featured
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
id needed re characters in entertainment, seasonal holiday d cor, thanksgiving decorations, An unidentified school of fish march swim out of water in Macy s 2013 Thanksgiving Parade View One at CPW Image featured
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/?
id needed re characters in entertainment, seasonal holiday d cor, thanksgiving decorations, An unidentified school of fish march swim out of water in Macy s 2013 Thanksgiving Parade View Two at CPW Image featured
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/?
id needed re characters in entertainment, seasonal holiday d cor, thanksgiving decorations, An unidentified school of fish march swim out of water in Macy s 2013 Thanksgiving Parade View Three at CPW Image featured
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/?
id needed re characters in entertainment, seasonal holiday d cor, thanksgiving decorations, An unidentified school of fish march swim out of water in Macy s 2013 Thanksgiving Parade View Four at CPW Image featured
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/?
id needed re characters in entertainment, seasonal holiday d cor, thanksgiving decorations, An unidentified DUDE rides in a vehicle in Macy s 2013 Thanksgiving Parade View One at CPW Image featured
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
id needed re characters in entertainment, seasonal holiday d cor, thanksgiving decorations, An unidentified DUDE rides in a vehicle in Macy s 2013 Thanksgiving Parade View Two at CPW Image featured
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
id needed re characters in entertainment, seasonal holiday d cor, thanksgiving decorations, An unidentified DUDE rides in a vehicle in Macy s 2013 Thanksgiving Parade View Three at CPW Image featured
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
id needed re characters in entertainment, seasonal holiday d cor, thanksgiving decorations, An unidentified DUDE rides in a vehicle in Macy s 2013 Thanksgiving Parade View Four at CPW Image featured
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
id needed re characters in entertainment, seasonal holiday d cor, thanksgiving decorations, 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 One (at CPW).
id needed re characters in entertainment, seasonal holiday d cor, thanksgiving decorations, 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 Two (at CPW).
id needed re characters in entertainment, seasonal holiday d cor, thanksgiving decorations, 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 Three (at CPW).
id needed re characters in entertainment, seasonal holiday d cor, thanksgiving decorations, An unidentified bird marches flies in Macy s 2013 Thanksgiving Parade View Four at CPW
An unidentified bird "marches" (flies) in Macy's 2013 Thanksgiving Parade. View Four (at CPW).
  5 answers
  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Dec 01, 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 TheLastLeafGardener on Dec 01, 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?

  • TheLastLeafGardener TheLastLeafGardener on Dec 01, 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 Douglas Hunt on Dec 02, 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!

  • Carol Ann McDaniel Carol Ann McDaniel on Feb 09, 2014
    Are the fishes from finding Nemo?

  • Jennifer Pospichal Jennifer Pospichal on Mar 07, 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.