Top Five: Suggestions for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons

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Tryptophan isn't the only substance abundant in ridiculously mass quantities on Thanksgiving. Thanks to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, soaring amounts of helium are injected into crowd-pleasing floats.

Each year, five new floats, balloonicle or falloon, are introduced. 2010's most heralded are:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (empowering) Kung Fu Panda (cute, slightly racist) Kaikai & Kiki by Murakami (international, supports young artists) Yes, Virginia (historical, perpetuates the belief in Santa Claus) Kool-Aid Man (troublesome)

But if we were in charge of aerial visuals at this 86-year-old tradition, or any of the many Thanksgiving-themed parades across the country, we'd like to see these five hoisted and tethered:

5. Stewie Griffin The larger-than-life, pint-size menace deserves a nearly-larger-than-a-football-field ushering. How cool would that football-shaped head look looming over Times Square? The inexplicably British-accented baby is coming!

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