TODAY   |  November 29, 2013

Spiderman Thanksgiving day balloon speared by tree

The beloved superhero’s balloon took a deep cut in the arm on Thursday during Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but the balloon and its handlers continued on and finished the parade.

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>> first it was looking like we were going to get high winds but the balloons flew over at the macy's thanksgiving day parade but there was one problem. there was one super hero snag. it happened right in the beginning. spid spiderman's arm got stuck in a tree on central park and it wasn't good for the rest of the parade. but he flew on.

>> we watched from over 6th avenue , our nbc studios for nightly news were on 6th avenue and my kids came in and we watched out the windows in the warmth.

>> it was freezing.

>> there was a big hole in spiderman's arm.

>> he is pretty bruised up to begin with. it's one of the older balloons.

>> i thought the same thing. he almost needs a make over.

>> but spidey finished the parade