This Fat Tuesday parade has become a favorite for families along the Metairie parade route. This year's celebrity guests should be popular as well: Academy Award-nominated young actress Quevenzhane' Wallis, along with several of her co-stars from "Beasts of the Southern Wild." Also the "minions" from the upcoming animated film "Despicable Me 2" will be featured. Founded in 1972, the krewe is named for the Greek mythological figure depicted as a man with a peacock’s tail, and 100 eyes. In recent years, the krewe has let commercialism creep further and further into its parade, disappointing some by selling sponsorships and spots on the floats, but its parade is nonetheless a family tradition for many along the parade route on Fat Tuesday. It is followed by what will seem like thousands of truck floats, showering crowds with throws from the Krewe of Jefferson and Elks Jeffersonians.