This Friday, April 1st will be the 20th anniversary of the annual New York April Fools’ Day Parade. The parade starts at Fifth Avenue and 59th Street and proceeds down to Washington Square Park. Each year a “King of Fools” is crowned from the throng of celebrity impersonators that march in the parade. Who will take the throne this year? The competition looks pretty good:
Marching celebrity look-alike fools will include: Donald Trump handing out pink slips while wearing one; Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger shouting “girlie man!”; Ex New Jersey Governor James E. McGreevey announcing “I am a gay American”; Sponge Bob screaming “I am not gay!”; Jimmy Swaggert looking to kills gays if they look at him romantically; Bill O’Reilly looking for lust; Anna Nicole Smith looking for money; Attorney General Alberto Gonzales looking for someone to torture; Bill Burkett handing out forged documents to any reporter who will take them; Jeff Gannon, White House pseudo-reporter, handing out fake IDs; Zell Miller ranting “Dissent is treason!”; Howard Dean just ranting; Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps toasting the crowd again and again; Prince Harry dressed as a Nazi looking for the Halloween Parade; and Ann Coulter being Ann Coulter.
The press release for this event that was sent to us by our friend Joey Skaggs, The New York April Fools’ Committee Chair.