Katy Perry Too Hot for 'Sesame Street'

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Katy Perry was just too hot for "Sesame Street," and the kid's show is canning a recent segment she taped after it left parents cold.

"Are you ready to play dress up?" Perry asks Elmo in the spot that's been making the YouTube rounds this week.

When the furry red muppet stammers, turns and races away -- possibly because he fears having to wear something similar to the pop star's cleavage-enhancing, ice skater-worthy mini dress, complete with bizarre wedding veil -- Perry launches into a version of her hit "Hot N Cold."

TMZ reports the Sesame Street Workshop received complaints from parents, including such lines as "You can practically see her (expletive)" and "they're gonna have to rename it cleavage avenue."

A rep for Sesame Street Workshop says in a statement that the show "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. ... 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."

But Perry's rep says the singer thought hangin' with Elmo was a blast, and fans can check it out at katyperry.com.

"Katy enjoyed working with 'Sesame Street,' Kevin Clash and playing dress up with Elmo," the rep says in a statement on TMZ.

Our take? It wasn't so much Perry's daring dress-up style as her really bad acting skills that had us pushing pause. What do you think? Was Perry's video too hot for "Sesame Street?" Leave a comment below!

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