Unconventional Balloons At The 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Even the balloons had a rough year.

Jenny Wise
Nov 26, 2020 · 3 min read

By Sam Woods and Jenny Wise, Illustrations by Tanner Boesiger

SpongeBob SweatPants

“Who hasn’t left his pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob SweatPants!”

Quarantine Hobby Monster

“Your quarantine hobbies are back and with a vengeance this holiday season!

Turkey Giuliani

“Looks like the turkey is going to be nice and moist this year! This balloon was sponsored by the Four Seasons… I’m sorry, Four Seasons Total Landscaping.”

Ventilator Snoopy

“Good grief — It’s the Great Pandemic, Charlie Brown!”

The Debate Fly

“The fly from the Vice Presidential debate is back… I’ve heard she’s in talks for a new cabinet position in the Department of Sanitation.”

Hungry Baby Yoda

“This little guy is sponsored by Disney+, your entertainment life raft in these dark and uncertain times. Uh oh, looks like he’s hungry!”

Peloton-Fit Biden and Kamala

“We’ve been wondering how the incoming administration stays so fit. They’re reaching across the aisle to the next Peloton!”

Familial Guilt Goblins

“Watch out! It’s the Familial Guilt Goblins! They just want to spend the holidays with you and promise they’ve been ‘careful’. Looks like they’re still sad they missed your birthday in July.”

The “Mean One”

♪ “The three words that best describe you are as follows and I quote, ‘Stink, stank, stunk!’” ♪

Zoom Santa

“Come sit on Santa’s virtual Zoom lap! Meeting ID: 781 0097 0088. ‘Do you hear what I hear?’ No, Santa — you’re on mute!”

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Jenny Wise

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Los Angeles-based comedian and writer. Featured in McSweeney’s and Slackjaw.

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Los Angeles-based comedian and writer. Featured in McSweeney’s and Slackjaw.

Slackjaw

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Medium humor. Large laughs.

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