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'Sesame Street' Pulls Controversial Katy Perry Duet
Yahoo news- Aline Blog ^ | Thu Sep 23 2010, 9:42 AM PDT | Caryn Ganz

Posted on 09/23/2010 5:47:10 PM PDT by Redcitizen

"Sesame Street" started previewing its 41st season on the Web this week, releasing teaser clips featuring stars like Jude Law, Will.i.am, Colin Farrell, and Run-DMC's Reverend Run. One of the shorts, however, got a lot more attention than the rest: a two-and-a-half minute video of pop star Katy Perry singing a reworked version of her 2008 hit "Hot N Cold" with Elmo. The issue: the perception that Perry's outfit wasn't appropriate for a show geared toward children ages one to six.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: katyperry; sesamestreet; society
Elmo has some interesting experiences.
1 posted on 09/23/2010 5:47:12 PM PDT by Redcitizen
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To: Redcitizen

TTIUWOP


2 posted on 09/23/2010 5:48:52 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

Feel free to post pics.


3 posted on 09/23/2010 5:52:33 PM PDT by Redcitizen
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To: Redcitizen

He certainly does. I just about lost my lunch when we got the Elmo ‘Family’ vid out of the library. Of course....it had ‘two daddies’. *rolls eyes*


4 posted on 09/23/2010 5:56:04 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Not under the influence of Hope-nosis.)
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To: Redcitizen

“They’re called boobs, Ed.”


5 posted on 09/23/2010 6:00:33 PM PDT by ozark hilljilly
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Certainly does, but what was wrong with the KP video? I loved it and would watch it with my [teenage] boys.


6 posted on 09/23/2010 6:01:38 PM PDT by wizwor (http://danvilledelivery.wordpress.com/)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

That would be a bit too much to take.


7 posted on 09/23/2010 6:03:33 PM PDT by Redcitizen
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To: nascarnation
> TTIUWOP

BOOBIES!!!


8 posted on 09/23/2010 6:06:02 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Redcitizen
> Feel free to post pics.

Found a nice looking pair of boobies. See #8.

9 posted on 09/23/2010 6:07:24 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored

well done!


10 posted on 09/23/2010 6:10:15 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Redcitizen

11 posted on 09/23/2010 6:13:27 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Redcitizen

Oh yeah, it’s the decline and fall, just as it was in my day when I was ruined and scarred for life by Ann Margaret’s legs as she subjected me and every other boy to one horrible gyration after another. Man, that was bad. Really bad. Just. Bad.


12 posted on 09/23/2010 6:15:21 PM PDT by februus
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To: nascarnation

Good work. Thanks!


13 posted on 09/23/2010 6:18:30 PM PDT by Redcitizen
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To: dayglored

Nice pair!


14 posted on 09/23/2010 6:22:54 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Redcitizen

She has on more clothes than Elmo.


15 posted on 09/23/2010 6:23:05 PM PDT by Clarksville
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To: wizwor

I agree with you. I didn’t see anything wrong with it for children today. It was fun, she was wearing “dress up cloths” and not showing any more than a kid will see on TV or out on the street today. Sesame Street should never have caved to whoever was putting the pressure on them to pull it. Censorship works both ways and people should never forget that.


16 posted on 09/23/2010 6:24:53 PM PDT by Woodman
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To: Redcitizen

Gee Miley Cyrus had more cleavage showing on a music award show. So Katy Perrt had a flesh covered top that coverd the area so the breasts would not come out of them. Living up here in the Up of Michigan there are some ladies that wear clothes that show more cleavage than what was exposed on Seame Street. Okay working in the medical field at times I have to remind the female co-workers that wearing a bra would be nice when working with patients. the problem is American society is getting pretty open about certain aspects that need to be kept under the covers and yes wearing appropriate clothes.


17 posted on 09/23/2010 6:25:00 PM PDT by hondact200 ( Lincoln Freed the Enslaved. Obama Enslaves the Free. Obama is Americas Greatest Threat)
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To: Clarksville

If you watch the video of Elmo and Katy, Elmo was streaking.


18 posted on 09/23/2010 6:31:49 PM PDT by Redcitizen
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To: Redcitizen

Lousy music.


19 posted on 09/23/2010 6:33:19 PM PDT by Chickensoup (There is a group of people who suck off the productive. They make rules then find infractions.)
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To: Woodman
Censorship works both ways and people should never forget that.

True.

But this wasn't censorship. It was self-censorship. There's a difference.

20 posted on 09/23/2010 6:38:06 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Redcitizen

Elmo doesn’t wear clothes. Most babies in diapers hate being in clothes.


21 posted on 09/23/2010 6:38:45 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: Woodman

There wasn’t outside pressure to censor the particular clip. This was a decision made in-house at the Childrens Television Workshop which produces ‘Sesame Street’.


22 posted on 09/23/2010 6:40:49 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: dayglored
Great tits!


23 posted on 09/23/2010 6:50:14 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but Google will archive it forever.)
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To: Redcitizen
I watched it. They were obviously trying to teach kids that Katy is cool, so they would think that lesbianism, nudity and serpants and teenage sex is cool too.

...And BTW, it wasn't just her cleavage, her skirt was so short I think I could see her herpes too.

24 posted on 09/23/2010 6:58:02 PM PDT by SENTINEL (SGT USMC COMBAT VET)
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To: Redcitizen

I thought the whole routine was pretty harmless and even somewhat cute.

Although I think Elmo must gay to run from Katy Perry.


25 posted on 09/23/2010 6:58:10 PM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: Woodman

Sorry but I don’t want my little daughter to be exposed to a tramp and getting the idea that women have to dress like whores. Maybe she wasn’t showing any more than your kids see, but if more traditional parents have to start censoring Sesame Street, then something’s horribly wrong in the world.


26 posted on 09/23/2010 7:00:46 PM PDT by paul544
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To: SENTINEL
*snort*

*guffaw*

27 posted on 09/23/2010 7:05:29 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Redcitizen
The issue: the perception that Perry's outfit wasn't appropriate for a show geared toward children ages one to six.

Uh, no. Not appropriate for that age group.

But I'm not of that age group. I, uh, liked it. Except for the furry blue guy who kept popping into the scene. He was distracting.

28 posted on 09/23/2010 7:07:23 PM PDT by behzinlea
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To: Hunton Peck
Those are indeed great tits.

Now if only we could get a shot of Parus major together with Sula nebouxii, perhaps hanging out by some bushes...

(Okay, I'm going to shut up now.)

29 posted on 09/23/2010 7:14:53 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: paul544
That's your right, don't let your kids watch Sesame Street. My Children are way past the age that I care, but I did not let them watch what I felt was inappropriate at a young age. It's a free country and thank god you can still raise them the way you want.

By the way, you might want to keep them away from Disney movies as well...


30 posted on 09/23/2010 7:24:44 PM PDT by Woodman
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To: dayglored
Nice Knockers!


31 posted on 09/23/2010 7:27:33 PM PDT by bigjoesaddle (HEADLINE: Spoiled Brat Man-Child Poops in Potty....Wins Nobel Prize!)
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To: Woodman
And Disney movie covers...


32 posted on 09/23/2010 7:32:06 PM PDT by bigjoesaddle (HEADLINE: Spoiled Brat Man-Child Poops in Potty....Wins Nobel Prize!)
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To: nascarnation

Is it just me, or does this gal look like Linda Rohnstadt as a youngster?


33 posted on 09/23/2010 7:56:50 PM PDT by ASOC (What are you doing now that Mexico has become OUR Chechnya?)
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To: bigjoesaddle
I don't really have to say it, do I?


34 posted on 09/23/2010 9:02:19 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but Google will archive it forever.)
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To: Redcitizen

I feel like I’m living in a different universe. My husband, daughter (15), and I saw the clip on Fox News and were appalled. When my daughter was young, I watched Sesame Street with her, as with all educational programs except Steve Irwin’s show (I could see his death coming but knew it wouldn’t be on the show.) I was there to change the channel or give an opposing view point. I also learned how to block The Cartoon Network and Disney. Maybe that and homeschooling is why at 15 she is in her 3rd year at the local university. None of us thought her clothes, although slutty, were the big issue. The bigger issues were pushing someone with objectionable values and songs, i.e., child hears song, wants parents to buy album, lyrics were changed, album has quite objectionable lyrics and songs, etc. I think all of us thought it was close to trying to make a porn star acceptable on Sesame Street. We were disgusted. Your mileage may very. Maybe they can redeem themselves by having Lady Gaga explaining how “Disco Stick” is really a pogo stick. /sarc


35 posted on 09/23/2010 9:18:26 PM PDT by pops88
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To: Farmer Dean; Hunton Peck; bigjoesaddle; nascarnation
> Nice pair!

It just had to be done.

36 posted on 09/23/2010 9:35:16 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Redcitizen

This was great
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H75eQX006jA&feature=related


37 posted on 09/23/2010 9:46:12 PM PDT by Bronzy
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