Elmo and Big Bird rode on a float in the 2012 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and sang “What I Am.” Elmo’s solo included the lyric, Nothing’s going to bring us down.”
It’s been a tough year for “Sesame Street.” Big Bird’s job was threatened during the 2012 presidential election, and Elmo lost his voice when longtime actor Kevin Clash resigned amid an underage sex scandal.
Clash resigned after two separate men came forward alleging they had sexual relationships with him before they were of legal age.
A spokesperson for Macy’s previously said, “Current events have no bearing on Sesame’s participation in the Parade and we are confident their world-renowned, family-friendly entertainment and educational programming will continue to bring kids and families joy for decades.”
It is not known who provided the voice of Elmo in the Thanksgiving performance.