Nov 23, 2022
Preparing for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Transcript
Behind the scenes on rehearsals for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Read the transcript here.
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Greg Mocker (00:00):
How about the Mockettes, instead of the Rockettes? They are doing their routine. I think we can say it is officially a holiday week. Happy Thanksgiving, everybody, happy Thanksgiving. It’s always a special night to stand here with 34th Street closed, in front of Macy’s. Check out who else was hanging out here tonight.
Look who’s stopping traffic on 34th Street: it’s Jordan Sparks, the singer and actress appearing with Boss Kids. The dance trip from New Jersey will gladly show their moves and introduce themselves.
Speaker 2 (00:36):
Boss Kids is a multi talented group, who do many different genres of dance, and we stay in New York.
Greg Mocker (00:41):
Mom’s watching from the crowd.
Speaker 3 (00:43):
I grew up watching Macy Day’s Parade, so this is going to be fun. And watch our baby girl.
Greg Mocker (00:54):
The street is a stage. Paula Abdul knows how to hit the mark in front of Macy’s.
Speaker 4 (01:04):
This is childhood bucket list for me. I cannot believe all these years later, I’m here. I dreamt about this as a kid.
Greg Mocker (01:19):
Gloria Estefan and family have a Christmas song and a message about being together, being thankful.
Gloria Estefan (01:24):
Tomorrow, we will have the full family here. They’re all playing in, we’re all going to have such a good time on this float, and it’s iconic.
Speaker 6 (01:33):
Born and raised in New York. Actually, we’ve been to the parade just once: it was a lot of fun.
Greg Mocker (01:41):
People usually come to Macy’s for the shopping, not in the evenings before Thanksgiving Day.
Speaker 7 (01:47):
We watch the parade every year and we’re pumped to be here.
Speaker 8 (01:50):
This moment right here when the parade arrives is a really spectacular one. And we’ve got an action packed show for everyone this year.
Greg Mocker (01:59):
And they are ready to put it on: 16 giant character balloons, 28 floats, 800 clowns, 12 marching bands. Seeing the student performers is definitely always a highlight for me. And the tradition continues tomorrow, with the balloon inflation on the Upper West Side.