As you may recall, Grammy nominee Katy Perry was banished from Sesame Street for putting her assets a little too clearly on display. But not all TV shows (allegedly) meant for a younger audience are as uptight — on last night’s Christmas-themed episode of The Simpsons, the pop star and her cleavage were celebrated in a special puppet segment of the show. And the only thing more awkward than having a Christmas episode airing on December 5 was Fox turning our favorite cartoon family into faux-Muppets and having them interact with a non-animated Katy Perry. Clip below.
Was this send-up of The Muppet Show supposed to be unfunny on purpose? Whether the lame jokes are part of the gag or not, it’s uncomfortable to watch. We much preferred Katy riling up men and woman in uniform while performing on VH1 Divas Salute The Troops, which also aired last night.
What did you think of the latex dress fiend‘s cameo on The Simpsons? Would you have preferred if she was properly Simpsonized like other pop stars have been in the past, or is it more appealing seeing Perry coo and smooch Moe and Mr. Burns in the flesh?