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Can You Tell Me How to Get to Censorship Street?

September 27th, 2010 . by Tim Babb (TANcast's #1 Host/Editor Fan)


Day 27

I don’t know how I’ve gone this long without being a Katy Perry fan! She’s hot, her music is catchy, I’m sure she annoys Andy, and most of all she can’t spell.


“Screw you, Clippy! I’m leaving it like that!”

But honestly, Katy has been flying under my radar. I mean I’ve heard of I Kissed a Girl but I never really gave Katy much thought. Then today my friend, comedian extraordinaire Sandy Stec, posts this status on her Facebook:

Sandy Stec wants to know what percentage of Katy Perry’s success is gimmick and what percentage is talent. (Note: breasts are not a choice here)

I didn’t think much of this UNTIL I listened to the latest episode of the Hollywood Babble-On podcast where they talked about how Katy ran afoul of Sesame Street fans. It seems Ms. Perry filmed a version of Hot N Cold with Elmo and a preview of it was posted on line. At this point, a bunch of people complained that it was inappropriate and now Sesame Street is pulling the song form their New Year’s Eve show. So THIS finally lit a fire under me to look it up. Here is the offending video:

I guess the big objection is that she’s wearing a dress with cleavage. Ok Sesame Street…come in close a second so I can slap you. Don’t let random sticks in the mud on the internet dictate whether or not you show something! If I did that, I’d never do Kingdom Comedy, TANcast, or even stand up ever again. People on the internet are morons! Spend 5 minutes on Omegle if you don’t believe me. No one on the internet has an opinion worth anything (unless they are TANcast fans…then they are geniuses…and so sexy too).

Speaking of sexy, how can you be worried about Katy’s outfit when you licensed these:


“…brought to you by the letters S, L, U and T”

Yeah that’s not a wacky Photoshop I did. Those are “Sexy” Cookie Monster, Elmo, and Big Bird costumes sanctioned by the show. Finally I can live my childhood dream of groping a Muppet. (yikes)

Lastly parents, stop analyzing children’s entertainment for sexual content. Your kids aren’t watching Katy’s cleavage, they’re watching the bright colors and listening to a song that is basically just more “poppy” version of Grover’s “Near/Far” routine.

Speaking of the song, I put it on my iPod…along with the real version and California Gurls. Yup…I think I’m a Perry fan now. And to answer Sandy’s question I would say these are equal parts talent and gimmick…and I’m fine with that:


Who needs Sesame Street for boobies? I have the internet!

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5 Responses to “Can You Tell Me How to Get to Censorship Street?”

  1. Melanie (TANcast's #1 MILF/GILF) Says:

    I agree on Katy Perry – she’s got some talent. I kinda get why SS pulled the video though – SS clearly had no problem with her costume: they approved it, allowed her to wear it, and they license those other ones (which I totally would have gotten this year, had I not already purchased my Leia costume). But while children wouldn’t care, it’s the parents SS serves, and they feel they need to accede. It’s stupid, but I get it.

  2. Breeno Says:

    Ah Katy Perry, it’s a tricky situation for me. Can’t deny that she’s hot but her music and overall personality drives me insane thus giving me a disliking of her. I’d also say the fact Katy Perry is all my younger cousin talks about all day every day gives her more negative points.

    At least we have Zooey Deschanel though (whose scarily looks similar to Perry).

  3. Hale (TANcast's #1 Mousetalgia Fan) Says:

    That video is great. Really, too sensitive, these people…

    1:42 there is quite a bit of jiggling.

    Favorite comment on YouTube:

    “Know who sees a lot? of boobs?

    BABIES!”

  4. Mysterious Matt (TANcast's #1 Mysterious Fan) Says:

    Agreed, Hale, I just watched it with my 3 year old daughter, and it was only around 1:40 that I thought “yep, there’s some boobies”.

  5. Logan (Tancast #1 Zombie Fan) Says:

    I will admit I own her latest CD and I love 13 of the 14 songs on it. I am not a huge fan of pop music but the newest album has a early 90’s feel I like. The songs get stuck in your head though!

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