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Snoopy Gets a Facelift in Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Nov 18 2013, 6:26pm CST | by ABC News Radio

Macy's(NEW YORK) -- After the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade began in 1924, it quickly became a Thanksgiving tradition, much like turkey and football. This year, in its 87th year, Snoopy has had...

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Snoopy Gets a Facelift in Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Nov 18 2013, 6:26pm CST | by ABC News Radio

Macy's(NEW YORK) -- After the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade began in 1924, it quickly became a Thanksgiving tradition, much like turkey and football. This year, in its 87th year, Snoopy has had another balloon makeover.

He first debuted in 1968 as Snoopy the Aviator and has since appeared in 36 parades, more than any other character. This year, in his 37th parade, Snoopy’s look is all new. Eight designers worked for three months to perfect his new look, which is a classic nose-diving Snoopy, complete with his pal Woodstock.

Before we get into the nitty gritty of the new design, let’s look back at his past looks:

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  • In 1968 we met Snoopy the Aviator.
  • From 1969-1977 he was an astronaut, a tribute to Apollo 11.
  • In 1987, we saw him as an ice skater.
  • From 1990-1994, Woodstock joined Snoopy.
  • In 2000, we got Millennium Snoopy.
  • In 2006-2011, Snoopy was the Flying Ace.
  • In 2012 the float was absent, so this year we finally get the return of our favorite Peanuts character.

This year, Snoopy is joined by Woodstock once again. His new look is modern, fresh and quite high-tech. He’s made out of polyurethane coated in nylon, which gives his features a more rounded look. And, instead of being one big float, he is composed of 12 chambers.

The new Snoopy is 67 feet long, 27 feet wide and 38 feet tall. He requires 90 handlers to help him along the 2.5-mile parade route and takes more than an hour to inflate. With such a large float, safety precautions have been taken. He will be attached to two vehicles, so even if the wind picks up and all handles lose their grasp. Snoopy isn’t going anywhere.

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Halle Berry drives big social TV start for CBS’s ‘Extant’

Jul 14 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Lost Remote

CBS’s brand new drama, Extant recently premiered with positive social conversations surrounding. The drama features Halle Berry who plays ”an astronaut who returns home from a year-long solo mission in space and tries to reconnect with her husband and son in their everyday life.” According to our partner, Canvs, Berry was the force behind a huge amount of the social TV conversation while Steve Spielberg one of the creators barely caused any emotional reactions. Here are the details. (more…) ...
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Extant: Watch Season 1 Episode 1 Online

Jul 13 2014 6:29pm CDT | Source: TV Fanatic

On Extant Season 1 Episode 1,astronaut Molly Woods returns home from a 13-month trip to space. She comes home to her husband, her android son Ethan and a surprise -- she's pregnant. The agency she works for has a lot of questions about what happened to Molly in space thanks to 13 hours of erased video footage. They don't even know she's pregnant yet. Find out all about Molly's world and who is after her when you watch Extant online. Watch Extant Season 1 ...
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EXTANT Scoop: Creator Mickey Fisher and Showrunner Greg Walker Talk the Mysteries of Their New Halle Berry Sci-Fi Starrer

Jul 9 2014 11:35am CDT | Source: the TV addict

CBS Television has jumped into the sci-fi genre pool with another big splash. This summer CBS is debuting its new sci-fi series EXTANT starring Halle Berry. It starts off as a tale of a female astronaut returning from a 13-month solo mission in space and finding o ...
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Playing Soccer In Space Looks More Fun Than It Is On Earth

Jun 12 2014 2:58pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

If you think soccer is a blast on grass, you should try it in space. To celebrate the start of the 2014 World Cup today, astronauts Reid Wiseman, Steve Swanson and Alexander Gerst put on a little demo of microgravity soccer aboard the International Space Station. Just check it out in the video above -- you'll get a kick out of it. The crew also gave a little pep talk to the soccer teams back on Earth. "Have fun," Wiseman says in the video. "Play ...
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'Late Night' Introduces 'The Greatest Sketch Ever'... Sort Of

Jun 5 2014 10:46am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

This segment from "Late Night with Seth Meyers" may not actually be "The Greatest Sketch Ever," but it's definitely a contender for most random. This one seriously has it all. There's a wealthy socialite donning a mustache, a singing astronaut, a giant chicken, a "hick in a box," a bloodthirsty Genghis Khan and even a ninja thrown in just for good measure. And with a punchline like capital punishment, you know it has to be good. "Late Night with ...
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