Immanuel Lutheran Church


3000 West Main Street

Kalamazoo, MI 49006

(269) 345-8090

Missouri Synod

Everyone Loves A Parade

Trope: on the interwebs really refers to an often overused plot device. It can also be described as another variation on the same theme. TV shows, movies, comics, games, anime', & books are full of tropes & many rabid fan-sites now name and track said tropes with a self-explanatory title for each one. An example: in several James Bond movies, Bond has some sort of cat and mouse chase set in a Mardi Gras parade. This allows for a colorful and exciting chase with upbeat dance music and colorful (and minimally dressed) dancers. Actually, there are several famous trope-parades used in movies. One of the most obscure parades is the Von Steuben Day parade in Chicago featured in Ferris Bueller’s Da