Thursday, September 23, 2010

Katy Perry too naughty

[Thanks Jim]
It seems this outfit was too naughty for parents of Sesame Street fans, and SS pulled it. Geez. Seriously, can parents like that even take their kids to the beach?

(... "SS". Giggle.) (Nice song by the way.)


Alex said...

The costume? I can see the association with the original lyrics may have got their wrists slapped, but then they're not bad compared with other artists out there.

I think I may have that as one of my fave Muppet moments along with Sandra Bullock as the singing psychiatrist and Elmo interviewing Robert De Niro.

eolake said...

Yes, I actually thought this was surprisingly successful, I would not have thought you could have made this song out of that song.

ashosp said...

Of all the possible ways to group humans, why do the Mrs Grundy types always pick children as the ones who should not be allowed to see tits? The primary target demographic for tit services are children... and people like me who were weaned too soon.

Another thing that strikes me as deeply suspicious is that last accusation. What happens to girls who are weaned too soon? Do they automatically become lesbians? Are there heterosexual women who are strongly attracted to breasts?

eolake said...

I suspect that *everybody* loves breasts.

I agree about the children thing. It's almost admirable in its aggressive irrationality.

Anonymous said...

It's Miss Grundy. Definitely Miss. Although these days she no doubt goes by Ms. Grundy. She would hate tits because she hasn't got any. As we used to say of one of our bitchiest teachers - "Flat as a board and never been nailed."

Anyway although it looks as though Katy Perry's dress will slip off at any minute (the thing wasn't live so it wouldn't really have mattered), kids don't care about tits as something sexual so I'm not sure why there was such a bit problem. Just the old "won't someone think of the children" jazz.

dave_at_efi said...

There was a lot of white skin exposed, but where was the jiggle? In a running scene, normal breasts jiggle, bouncing up and down some, and hers -- didn't. If there was a lot of jiggle, I could see maybe some objection from female parents who were jealous...

And pointed cones to enclose rounded boobs? That was not the greatest of costuming.

Direction? It felt like she was aggressively chasing him, insisting on him playing with her, rather than feeling hurt that he didn't want to play. Princesses don't chase; they allure.

Not up to the usual SS standards, but certainly not something to pull for being "naughty."

dan fielding said...

Not up to the usual SS standards, but certainly not something to pull for being "naughty."

SS has been declining in quality for years, so this isn't surprising. It certainly isn't anywhere near as good as it was in the 70s and early to mid-80s.

Anonymous said...

I hate Elmo. I'm glad he wasn't on Sesame Street when I was a kid. What a dick! ;-)