Green Eggs and Ham is a children's book by Dr. Seuss, first published on August 12, 1960. As of 2019, the book has sold 8 million copies worldwide. The story has appeared in several adaptations starting with 1973's Dr. Seuss on the Loose starring Paul Winchell as the voice of both Sam-I-am and the first-person narrator, and most notably the animated series on Netflix, which premiered on November 8, 2019.
In Season 1 of the Netflix series, Sam rescues the rare Chickeraffe from a zoo saying he intends to return it to its natural habitat. After he accidentally swaps his briefcase, containing the Chickeraffe, for that of failed inventor Guy, Sam and Guy end up on an adventure with EB, a girl who wants to adopt the Chickeraffe as a pet, and EB's overprotective mother, Michellee, who is also a romantic interest for Guy. The four are pursued by a wealthy, arrogant poacher and collector, Snerz, who wants to claim the Chickeraffe as a trophy; two mysterious "BADGUYS" named McWinkle and Gluntz; and the bounty hunter Goat. The series has received critical acclaim for its animation, humor, and voice acting. In December 2019, Netflix renewed the series for a second season which will be titled Green Eggs and Ham: The Second Serving.
History with the Macy's Parade
As means of promotion for their new Netflix-original series, the 2 stars of the classic Dr. Seuss story, Sam-I-Am and Guy-Am-I, made their Parade debut in 2019. For their big balloon debut, the magic-making artists of Macy's Parade Studio gave these pals a tasty view. They drove above the streets on a giant ham-mobile, which is big enough to fit 4 million eggs or 14,000 hams that weigh 15.5 pounds each.
- In 2019, Sam and Guy's necks went limp along the route, and were struggling to straighten out.
Listed below are the music tracks that played during the balloon's appearances on the NBC telecast.
- Generic Macy's Music (2019-Present)
- This is the first giant character balloon to be sponsored by Netflix, after having previously sponsored the Christmas Chronicles novelty balloons.
- This is the fourth Dr. Seuss balloon ever made, the three other ones being The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant and The Grinch.