Okay, I'm a bit late getting to this parade, but the first half hour of coverage usually has nothing to do with the parade.
Katie is wearing something odd on her head and Matt seems as wooden as ever
Ah, yes, the parade itself a non-event to NBC we're still on Broadway excerpts in Herald Square
Totally random fact. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is based on a novel written by Ian Fleming. Yeah, the guy who created 007.
None of the cast seems to actually be English. The kids did faux Cockney okay
I was surprised to see them finally show something other than a brodway show. I was starting to get a little irritated. Of course I have been watching it off and on.
You missed the "Camp Broadway" performance of a Thanksgiving Carol (?) by a bunch of aspiring 8-15 year olds. One poor boy entered puberty during his big solo. CRAACCCK!
I think that one of the stars of Madagascar is sitting atop Katie Couric's head.
heh, so I missed 30 minutes of Katie and Matt babbling about nothin'
Sleep is always more valuable, lol
Nora, thanks to the wonders of Tivo , despite the time difference I think that I am only about 10 minutes or so ahead of you this year.
Adrien Brody shilling for King Kong. At least it is still set in the 30s. I don't think it would work set in current times. 'Cause Mayor Bloomberg would probably shoot the damn ape himself.
Jeez...we just went from a commercial to goddamned commercial.
Is it bad that I just danced around the living room with the cast of "Jersey Boys" for about 20 seconds before I caught myself?
Nevermind. Don't answer that. I know. Bad.
Okay, I know this is usually a lila and Nora thing, BUT...
Is it just me or does that guy on the Animal Planet float singing look frighteningly like Siegfried?
Yes, I'm still alive... I think.
Al Roker is interviewing Harry COnnick Jr...more shilling of NBC shows...I see the strings for a balloon in the background. Why aren't we seeing, like, the balloon?
Oh god, Katie just said "Gritty, rags-to-riches". Can we say cliche? Frankie Vallee and the Four Seasons tribute musical. Ya know, while this might be fun, why is there such a dearth of originality coming out of Broadway these days?
This is just a guy singing....oh wait, we've changed to "Walk Like a Man" the Three Seasons are doing something, lol
Of course not, lol.
All are welcome to join in on the commentary. God knows I won't catch everything....
oh thank god...my kettle has boiled. Tea! Must.Have.Tea.
So we've figured out that the first hour of coverage is
b. a long commercial for Broadway
Oooh, the Rockettes.
The dresses are kinda cute, but red would have stood out better on TV.
I like the retro hats too.
and there it is...the chorus line of kicks. That's what it's all about.
And this has been free of inane commentary by Katie and Matt.
oh the announcer just promised the PARADE after the next break
Oh....the parade! the actual Parade!
"Matt, Herald Square offically rocks"
Well now that Katie has said so, it MUST be
Chloe the clown (I'm thinkin' of zoom) is a parade favorite? I have never heard of this balloon
The Ohio Marching 110. Matt used to be in it. I feel a little more respect for Matt. Although I suspect he was one of the assholes that any large band must deal with. Probably marched okay though
uh oh...Matt tried to sing the fight song. Katie instigated it. I hate Katie
Pilgrim bobble heads. Well, it keeps up with the theme.
OH! I see Scooby Doo!
1003 Yes, it's Scooby...Matt just said "spooky snack" oy
Commercial time already? oy
Look! The Native American Spirit float. Rita Coolidge sings from atop the eagle's head. She is trying to do an impersonation of the Madagascar character that is perched on Katie's noggin.
*waits for Katie's hat to start singing along*
Rita Coolidge singing "The Dream" somehow Matt thinks this is a celebration of her Cherokee heritage. It sounds like a kinda generic song to me. And it seems to be throwing the fancy dancers off.
He's putting the star on the tree at Roc Center?
Shut up Katie.
And your hat can zip it too.
Big Bird looks a bit droopy. I hope there are no accidents
Oh...there's Grover on the float. And the Count. But where's Oscar? Oscar has been rather toothless in recent years I hear. They've made him not grouchy, which is just a freakin' crime, you know?
It occurs to me, I don't recognize any of the human cast. I"m officially old...and old maid.
Heh...tell me lila, should we change the tagline of this thread to "Shut Up Katie"?
Don't forget the travesty that is... cookies are now just a "sometimes food".
Blasphemers! The lot of them, I tell ya!
edited to add: Bob. Or Luis. One of them. I think I saw one of those humans on the float.
It's 41 degrees according to Matt....why are they acting like it's 25?
10:15 Weebles Wobble But They Don't Fall Down
Katie just said "groovy" that wasn't natural
Mom just told me that our Weebles were shoddy toys...the paper peeled off 'em and they turned into little balls instead.
It was news to me that I had Weebles. I vaguely remember the little balls. That sounded dirty.
God teen pop is so boring.
EEEEEEEK it's Barney. What the hell is it with Barney? How many more parents must suffer senselessly? It's just wrong. Almost as wrong as how they stole "This Old Man" bastards.
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