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VIDEO: Elmo Requests New Play Date with Katy Perry




Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Daytime, Kids, Music, PBS, Video,


On today’s Good Morning America broadcast, Sesame Street‘s executive producer explained why Katy Perry’s segment with Elmo was pulled from the kid-friendly program.

“We would never produce anything that we thought was inappropriate,” Carol-Lynne Parente said about the clip which featured a questionably-dressed Perry. “We were surprised by not only the amount of feedback, but how fast it came in. It was a lot.”

Sesame Street has a long history. We have a great interactive relationship with our viewers, especially parents,” Parente insisted. “So we viewed a lot of feedback and made what we thought was an appropriate decision.”

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But Katy shouldn’t feel bad about being dropped from the season premiere. Not only has her video been viewed over a million times on YouTube, she’s been invited to play another round of Tag with Elmo.

“We’ll have another one! Elmo loves miss Katy. And we had a good time,” the red muppet told George Stephanopoulos. “So we’ll have another play date. Yes, Miss Katy—come, come, come, come! We’ll have another play date!”

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