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Al Roker cracks viewers of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade over what people call a “surprisingly good” impression of SpongeBob Squarepants. Roker showed off his imitation of the iconic cartoon character during the parade airing Thursday morning, dipping into a recognizable nasal tone while announcing the arrival of the SpongeBob balloon to the streets of New York City.

The precision with which Roker matched Spongebob Voice actor Tom Kenny was a shock to people watching from home. “Al now makes a surprisingly good impression of SpongeBob SquarePants”, one person tweeted, like another weighed, “Al Roker does a SpongeBob voice and that’s awesome.”

“Today belongs to Al Roker and his impression of SpongeBob SquarePants and Al Roker and his impression of SpongeBob only,” said another. joked on twitter, like someone else underline, “It’s actually not a bad SpongeBob imitation … Terrible, but not bad.” A fan of printing declared, “Al Roker’s SpongeBob Voice Brings Me To Life”, like any other added, “Holy shit. Al Roker is doing a good SpongeBob!”

Beyond Roker’s weird feeling, Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade SpongeBob Balloon is a big deal. Nickelodeon show unveiled on Twitter during the parade, not only was it a fan favorite balloon, but SpongeBob SquarePants was also the very first square balloon to fly in the parade. “Happy Thanksgiving SpongeBob SquarePants, love your balloon by the way,” one person responded funnily enough, like any other added, “It was great to see you and Gary at the #MacysParade. You stole the show. Happy Thanksgiving to both of you and everyone at Bikini Bottom.”

The love of SpongeBob SquarePants knows no bounds, and earlier this year Nickelodeon confirmed 50 new episodes of Spongebob franchise shows were on the way, including a new season of Kamp Koral and new episodes of The Patrick Star show. “Spongebob is the centerpiece of our franchise strategy to expand our character worlds and further extend our global reach, ”said Ramsey Naito, president of Nickelodeon Animation, in a statement. “It’s a winning property across all platforms because the richness of the characters and the comedy inherent in the storytelling continue to appeal to so many fans around the world.”