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Katy Perry's "Hot 'N Cold" video cut from Sesame Season 41

Courtesy of Sesame Workshop
September 23, 2010

Four days before the debut of Sesame Street Season 41, Sesame Workshop issued the following statement in response to Katy Perry's "Hot 'N Cold" duet with Elmo.

Sesame Street has a long history of working with celebrities across all genres, including athletes, actors, musicians and artists. Sesame Street has always been written on two levels, for the child and adult. We use parodies and celebrity segments to interest adults in the show because we know that a child learns best when co-viewing with a parent or care-giver. We also value our viewer’s opinions and particularly those of parents. In light of the feedback we’ve received on the Katy Perry music video which was released on YouTube only, we have decided we will not air the segment on the television broadcast of Sesame Street, which is aimed at preschoolers. Katy Perry fans will still be able to view the video on KatyPerry.com.

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