Courtesy of our friend and resident He-Man spotter @Count_Marzo, let’s give thanks for this clip from the 1985 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
It features a Masters of the Universe float, which includes Castle Grayskull and the Crystal Castle (which Pat Sajak calls “Crystal Palace” – also the name of a nice family restaurant by the airport my dad used to take us to).
I swear when the “By the power of Grayskull” voiceover audio is piped in, at first I thought it was Pat Sajak’s voice off camera. THAT would have been a moment- Pat Sajak as He-man! Although Vanna White as She-Ra would’ve worked well.
I’m also certain that Hordak was terribly hungover. He doesn’t look well around the 1:24 mark.
Check out the polite round of applause that the parade goers give for the Eternian ass-stomping they just saw (so genuine, so confused), and then check out this 1987 Marvel Comics parade float, because there’s no way you’re doing actual work today.