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Gorgeousgobbler

The balloon before getting its feathers shredded

Gorgeous Gobbler was a novelty balloon that was a recreation of a Turkey balloon that appeared in the Macy's Parade in the 1950's. It only appeared in the 2003 parade. replacing Tom Turkey as he took a "Thanksgiving Off".

Shredded

The balloon after hitting a tree.

Incident

  • The balloon ended up getting its back feathers shredded by tree along the parade route, which was a possible reason why it never appeared again.