On this day of Thanksgiving, there are so many things for which La Cieca would like to give thanks. But enough about that. Here’s one thing for which La Cieca would like to say, “Thanks, but no thanks.”

Among the participants in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving parade: none other than The Beautiful Voice, or, as she is identified on NBC.com, “Renee Fleming, Grandma from the Big Apple Circus.” Fleming will lip-synch “America the Beautiful,” backed by an Army chorus and band. Also on hand will be Super Grover, SpongeBob SquarePants and Healthy Mr. Potato Head, who will perform scenes from Massenet’s Cleopatre.