Update! Elmo Says He Loves Katy Perry And Wants To Schedule Another Playdate!

Fri, September 24, 2010 12:28pm EDT by 6 Comments

Looks like Elmo wasn’t too concerned about Katy Perry’s low-cut dress — he wants Katy Perry to take another stroll down Sesame Street!

It’s OK, Katy Perry, all is forgiven! Although parents were up in arms over the singer wearing a low-cut Giles Deacon gown in a video with Elmo from Sesame Street, the little red Muppet joined his friend Grover and executive producer Carol-Lynn Parente on Good Morning America this morning to discuss the controversy. And the good news is that Elmo doesn’t hold a grudge. “Elmo loves Miss Katy,” he said. “We had a good time. So we’ll have another play date.”

“We would never, never produce anything that we thought was inappropriate,” Ms. Parente said. Their goal with these celebrities is “to go after those younger parents who may not have grown up with Sesame Street and may not seek Sesame Street out.”

Earlier this week, Katy, who did a sing-along to a kiddie version of her song “Hot N’ Cold” with Elmo, was banned from Sesame Street due to her low-cut and boobalicious dress. “Wow, looks like my play date with Elmo has been cut short!” Katy tweeted on Thursday. “If you still wanna play see it at http://www.katyperry.com Tag you’re it, Elmo!”

Her fiance, British comedian Russell Brand, also weighed in on the situation, tweeting, “today’s Sesame Street will NOT be brought to you by the number 34 or the letter D.” And then sent an additional tweet to Perry about the her video, “Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sex-with-me Street?”

But, don’t worry Katy, Elmo will make sure you know how to get back to his home turf. “Elmo loves Miss Katy,” he says, “We had a good time. So we’ll have another play date.” Grover, who showed up wearing his Super Grover costume, also chimed in saying, “How do you like my new outfit, huh? It is not too revealing, is it?”

Looks like everyone wants Katy to schedule another play date! Maybe she should try wearing jeans and a T-shirt next time, huh? Check out the interview and scenes from Katy’s banned video below.

–Leigh Blickley

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Amy

Posted at 5:24 PM on September 26, 2010  

Ha ha ha. I guess he would. But more seriously, I hope they can come up with something great next time around.

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Moderate Mouse

Posted at 5:04 PM on September 26, 2010  

I can see where the producers were coming from as far as pulling the clip on account of Katy’s outfit. However, the way that it looked to me when I saw the clip, what she had showing is probably nothing that today’s children don’t already see on various older females in their lives, including, but not limited to, their mothers, aunts, older sisters, to name a few.

How many of you ladies have willingly worn swimsuits, mini skirts, shorts that show more than a minimal amount of thigh, or low-cut whatever in the presence of any children who are by any means in your lives? Probably enough to desensitize said children to the sight of your thighs, cleavage, etc. If they’ve been taught by the examples of Mom, Sis, Aunt so-and-so, etc. to accept the sight of thighs, cleavage, etc. as “normal” (especially in the summer), then I doubt that Katy’s outfit will pose that much of a threat to them. Unlike the Katy Perry clip, seeing a female relative showing cleavage, large amounts of leg, etc. is not like a show with a scantily-clad celebrity that one can turn off and walk away from. All you can do is put up with it.

In closing, if you’re a mom, grandma, older sister, aunt (which “I” am to an eight-year-old), babysitter, etc., it should be up to YOU to set the example as to what parts of a female body are okay for a child to see, NOT Katy Perry or any other celebrity. If it’s okay for this part or that part to be seen in real life, then it shouldn’t be a problem on TV.

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Amy

Posted at 5:31 PM on September 26, 2010  

You’re right in a way, but they weren’t at the beach. The kids do need to learn about what’s appropriate for the environment they’re in. This is an educational show, parents should be able to count on them for that in some way.

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Michelle

Posted at 10:24 AM on October 11, 2010  

To Moderate Mouse – “Nothing that today’s children don’t already see” might not be the best reason for having racy material on a public educational show. Parents do rely on shows like these to teach children educational materials, nothing else. Would Jim Henson approve?

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Janie

Posted at 3:39 PM on September 26, 2010  

Sigh. Leave it to Katy Perry to spoil Sesame Street for everyone. The excuse that the producers are trying to be appealing to younger moms is just that – an excuse. That isn’t the point. The point is that Katy wore a dress that was completely inappropriate for a children’s show – one that teaches children it’s okay to dress in sleazy attire. They can appeal to younger parents in other ways.

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Nuba

Posted at 2:25 PM on September 26, 2010  

That was really cool of how the Sesame Crew handled this situation.

I will ALWAYS Love Sesame Street!

Peace,
Nuba

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