Back to the '80s: Thanksgiving parade's Smurfy past
If you caught the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade this morning, you saw the debut of a Smurf balloon. But all you children of the 1980s might ask, "Really? There was never a Smurf balloon back in the day?" Well, there wasn't, but the Smurfs were indeed a part of the parade in 1984 and 1985.
The nostalgia buffs at X-Entertainment have visual evidence. In 1984, the Smurfs got down on Gotham's streets with their mortal enemies, the Snorks, along with Fred Flintstone and Scooby Doo. Check out the madness here.
In 1985, the Smurfs were back, absent their cartoon companions.
With Smurf nostalgia riding high (and that new balloon), we may have a Smurf in the parade for years to come.
Someone call Gargamel.
-- Rolando Pujol
Photo: Screen grab of 1984 parade via X-Entertainment