Katy Perry may be too sexy for ‘Sesame Street,’ but puppets in Springfield want to make it clear they appreciate the singer’s assets.
“In the wake of Elmo’s terrible betrayal, the ‘Simpsons’ puppets wish to announce they stand felt-shoulder-to-shoulder with Katy Perry,” Al Jean, an executive producer of ‘The Simpsons,’ told Entertainment Weekly.
Perry, whose duet with Elmo was cut from ‘Sesame Street’ after parents complained the singer showed too much skin, will get a second chance to sing with puppets this winter as a guest-star on ‘The Simpsons.’
Though celebrities are usually given the cartoon treatment for ‘Simpsons’ cameos, this time Perry’s much-maligned cleavage will be on full display.
The pop star will appear as herself in an unusual live-action segment, alongside the other Simpsons characters who will be transformed into muppet-like puppets.
In the episode, due to air Dec. 5, the “Teenage Dream” singer reportedly plays crusty bartender Moe’s girlfriend, and leads the gang in a rousing rendition of the “The 39 Days of Christmas.”
The show will also feature Martha Stewart, though she will appear in cartoon form.
Perry’s segment was actually shot in mid-September, well before her ‘Sesame Street’ snafu, which the singer poked fun at this weekend in her appearance on Saturday Night Live.
And even though she is stepping out with other puppets, Perry still has at least one loyal fan on ‘Sesame Street’ who hopes she’ll return.
“Elmo loves Ms. Katy and we had a good time,” Elmo said on “Good Morning America” last week. “So we’ll have another play date.”