10 Super Awkward Moments And Mishaps From The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is obviously a huge American tradition. But the mess of it all is also a huge tradition in MY house.

smokey the bear balloon at the parade
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Here are some of the messiest, most awkward mishaps from the parade:

1.Paula Abdul's tap dancing track was not synched properly:

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2.And people pointed out how there was clearly some Auto-Tune effect applied to her vocal track, which didn't sound right:

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3.Joe Biden's phone call was super awkward because there was bad connection:

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4.The lip-synching was particularly obvious this year:

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5.Hoda Kotb tried to correspond with Mario Lopez while he was on the float, but he couldn't hear her:

mario sitting on a large turkey
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6.Someone pointed out this awkward float situation:

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7.Some performers — like the Neil Diamond performer — didn't even try to "fake" the live performance with a microphone, they just mimed along:

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8.People pointed out the lack of diversity among the Rockettes:

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9.Dionne Warwick suffered a noticeable lip sync fail:

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10.And lastly, kid hilariously blocked the audience shot with his face during Sean Paul's performance:

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What did you make of this year's parade? Let me know in the comments below!