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Green Eggs and Ham is an American animated comedy adventure streaming television series based on the 1960 Dr. Seuss children's book of the same name. It premiered in November 8th, 2019 on Netflix. The first season of the series depicts Sam-I-Am and Guy-I-Am on a road trip to save an endangered animal known as the Chickaraffe. On the journey, Guy and Sam meet new friends EB and Michelle, dastardly villains and try new things like friendship -- and a certain delectable dish.

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

Green Eggs and Ham was first represented in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the 2019 Parade through the form of a giant helium balloon. The balloon was made as a means of promotion for the Green Eggs and Ham animated series on Netflix and was designed by the magic-making artists at the Macy's Parade Studio, and later constructed and painted at the Raven Aerostar headquarters in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (which was their 101st and final balloon to be made for the Parade). Once created, the green-clad balloon measured 51-feet long, 27-feet wide and 46-feet tall, weighing in at 643 pounds.

The balloon features the show's two main protagonists, Sam-I-Am and Guy-Am-I, riding in a giant green "ham-mobile" with green egg-shaped wheels, as Sam takes the wheel with a grouchy Guy looking on in the passenger's seat. The balloon's prominent "ham-mobile" is said to be able to hold four million eggs or fourteen thousand 15.5 pound hams.

The debut of the balloon marked the second time Netflix has sponsored a Parade unit, following being the 2018 debut of Fleck, Bjorn, Jojo and Hugg from The Christmas Chronicles. Green Eggs and Ham is also the fourth Dr. Seuss book to appear as a giant balloon in the Macy's Parade, having been preceded by The Cat in the Hat in 1994, Horton the Elephant in 2008 and The Grinch in 2017.

The Green Eggs and Ham balloon only appeared in the 2019 Parade, and wasn't scheduled to appear again in the reimagined 2020 Parade. The balloon's absence was a result of its shape not cooperating with the newly-implemented five-vehicle framework used to fly the balloons as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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