Can you recognize celebrities from 1980s Thanksgiving Parades?

Try to I.D. these TV stars and balloons!

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has been a television tradition for decades. The balloons, marching bands and floats help ring in in the holiday season. Of course, the networks trot out a parade of celebrities, too. They are often stars from shows in the channel. 

With that in mind, see if you can recognize these super-Eighties stars from the parades of the 1980s!

  1. Heeeeere's… the host of the parade for NBC in the early 1980s!
    Image: NBC
  2. He took a spin hosting for NBC in 1985.
    Image: NBC
  3. This former Ronald McDonald took over hosting duties in 1987.
    Image: NBC
  4. She was the cohost with the fellow above in 1987.
    Image: NBC
  5. In 1988, this 'Hogan Family' star cohosted.
    Image: NBC
  6. The handsome Ted Shackleford hosted for CBS. He was best known for starring on which TV show?
    Image: CBS
  7. His cohost Linda Lavin is best known for which sitcom?
    Image: CBS
  8. The man on the left could be seen each week on which action series?
    Image: CBS
  9. This bunny balloon is the mascot for which brand?
    Image: NBC
  10. This bear balloon from 1988 is named…?
    Image: NBC
  11. Who is this fabulous cowboy?
    Image: CBS
  12. Karate Kid villain Martin Kove joined Dallas actress Jenilee Harrison on CBS in 1985. Jenilee also played Cindy on which sitcom?
    Image: CBS
  13. Clifton Davis can sing. But in 1988 he was best know for starring in which sitcom?
    Image: NBC
  14. In 1987, she belted out a song for her dad, but Gloria Loring also sang the catchy theme song to which hit sitcom?
    Image: NBC
  15. This Christmas favorite is seen singing "White Christmas" in 1985. But you might hear her holiday song "Snow" more often.
    Image: NBC

Can you recognize celebrities from 1980s Thanksgiving Parades?

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sanman1970 7 days ago
14/15

Didn't know who Clifton Davis was/is.
Bret 9 days ago
You got 11 out of 15
I am not strong with 80's stuff
bnichols23 9 days ago
8, but I SWEAR I didn't shoot JR! HowEVER, Jenilee Harrison can kick my butt to the mat any dang time she wants to! Woof Woof!!
Toot1956 10 days ago
13/15!!!! The Mascots got me.
frenchman71 10 days ago
13/15. A few were pure guesses. Got rabbit question and Rosemary Clooney wrong.
gb9535 10 days ago
You got 15 out of 15

Devane says you did divine! Nice work!
cabugi 11 days ago
Those were the days when a parade was a parade. The last few years were miserable. The stupid Broadway-esque side shows that they would do were atrocious. This year was the first year that I watched where they actually had and showed the marching bands the floats, the schools. I guess I’m getting old where I reminisce about the “good old days.”
KJExpress cabugi 11 days ago
I guess I'm "old" too. I'm always thinking "It was so much better when...." Et cetera.
cabugi KJExpress 11 days ago
I’m not sure if it was better or just that it is the familiarity that brings the good feelings. 🤷🏻‍♀️ But I do know that I hated the mini broadway shows they did the past few years. I really enjoyed it this year.
KJExpress cabugi 11 days ago
That is true about the familiarity of things, which is why I enjoy MeTV. It's my time machine. 🏃‍♀️
retro6 11 days ago
14/15 missed the Snuggle bear.
ETristanBooth 12 days ago
13/15. Never watched any of the shows in #6.
tootsieg 12 days ago
12/15. Missed 9, 10 and 14. Was nice to see Larry Hagman and Linda Gray together again.
JHP 12 days ago
#11

was it that cold in Dallas that T-day?
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