The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is a tradition for many. It's a time that families gather around to enjoy the start of the Christmas season. It's a fun-filled time that's generally devoid of anything (too) odd or even slightly scary.
Richard Simmons seemed to have changed that this year.
The wildly gregarious fitness figure made an appearance in the 2013 procession, and got a cursory mention on NBC's Thursday telecast. But it was slightly odd: it featured Simmons on a turtle, dressed in a jailhouse-like top, shimmying and shaking as he lay on top of said turtle with his leg propped up. It's really something that just has to be seen to fully understand:
That comes on the heels of his appearance with Neil Cavuto on Wednesday, where the eccentric figure appeared to flirt with the TV host and even tried to crawl over the desk.
“I’m just finding it so hard to talk to you because I want to climb on this desk so bad and just get closer,” Simmons said as he started his climb.
"I want you to sit down," a slightly uncomfortable Cavuto shot back.
“I’m sorry everybody, I know he’s happily married.” Simmons joked.
“I’ve had a number of guests...and usually they do want to climb over the desk to hit me,” Cavuto quipped back.
"I love you unconditionally," Simmons said.
Later he gave a Dr. Phil impression and previewed his parade appearance: