The Goldfish is a Macy's original character who originated as a giant helium balloon in the 1941 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

History with the Macy's Parade

The mammoth, monstrous, massive, macrocolous Goldfish balloon made his Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade debut in 1941. Measuring 52 feet long, the Goldfish balloon looked a darn sight longer to its 35 gibbering, jittery handlers, their eyeballs bulging out, their nerves exposed, as they strived to hold the balloon's helium torso close to twitching terra infirma.

The Goldfish balloon only appeared in the 1941 procession, and was later one of the balloons that was part of the 650 pounds of rubber that were donated to war efforts during WWII.

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