A great parade, of course, and football


November 24, 1994|By David Bianculli | David Bianculli,Special to The Sun

Happy Thanksgiving. Here's a turkey of a joke to get things started. What's the difference between a turkey with two wings and a turkey with one wing? A matter of a pinion. Now, let's begin.

* "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" (9 a.m.-noon, Channel 2) -- Last week on "Seinfeld," Jerry Seinfeld accidentally popped a Macy's balloon of Woody Woodpecker. He wouldn't do that in real life, Woody? Tune in and see -- and see, in the country's best Thanksgiving Parade, some new balloons, including some from the stable of Dr. Seuss. NBC.

* "Bills vs. Lions" (1 p.m.-conclusion, Channel 2) -- No more NFC on NBC, which is why the AFC's Buffalo Bills and Detroit Lions do battle on this network today. NBC.

* "Cowboys vs. Packers" (4 p.m.-conclusion, Channel 45) -- The annual Thanksgiving tradition, of the Cowboys playing an NFC game on turkey day, continues, but on a new network. Fox.

* "MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday" (8-10 p.m., Channel 13) Now seen as a series of telemovies, "MacGyver" continues to traffic in the cerebral-adventurer genre. The good news is that a new "MacGyver," starring Richard Dean Anderson, premieres tonight. The bad news? It's Thanksgiving night. ABC.

* "Abbott and Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld" (10-11 p.m., Channel 2) -- No, they don't, because they're both dead. But Seinfeld salutes and introduces their comedy routines, as he did a while back in a different retrospective for Comedy Central. By the way, if you're curious, "Who's on first?" is on last. NBC.


?3 * "Mystery Science Theater 3000" (8 p.m. Wednes

day-midnight Thursday, COM) -- This annual Turkey Day marathon actually started yesterday, but there's plenty of time to catch plenty of awful movies. Highlights of the lowlights include "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" (8 a.m. today, with Pia Zadora), "Gamera vs. Zigra" (8 p.m. tonight, with special effects that make the "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" creatures look like "Jurassic Park"), and, at 10 p.m., "Zombie Nightmare,"

starring Adam West and Tia Carrere.

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