He-Man and She-Ra Confuse Pat Sajak in the 1985 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck

in Memorygasms, The 80s

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.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Cody Mix November 26, 2013 at 10:40 am

Well that was different. Just another reason I love the 80’s.


Marzo Kalif November 26, 2013 at 5:13 pm

I love how Pat says “Well, we have an item coming up that’s…umm…a little bit scary actually…”


bmorin54 November 26, 2013 at 5:34 pm

I totally remember that float! I also remember how it made me hope for floats from my other favorite toys in every Macy’s Parade since.


Jason G November 26, 2013 at 11:05 pm

Macy’s Day Parade always has hidden gems!


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