September 27th, 2010
09:57 AM ET
Katy Perry taught "Sesame Street" a little lesson of her own this weekend.
After being snipped from an upcoming episode of the classic children's series reportedly because her top revealed too much cleavage, the singer turned up on "Saturday Night Live" busting out of an Elmo tee – and helped deliver some of the show's highest ratings.
Perry's offending "Sesame Street" segment had her wearing a low-cut acid-green top and attempting to play dress-up with Elmo while singing a cleaned-up version of her hit song, "Hot N Cold." For her "SNL" skit, called "Bronx Beat," the 25-year-old star donned a revealing T-shirt featuring the furry red monster's face and even more of her ample bosom on display.
Guest host Amy Poehler and former cast member Maya Rudolph also appeared in the skit as local talk-show hosts interviewing innocent teen Maureen (Perry) about the unintentional "hullabaloo" she's been creating at the local library because of her blossoming body.
"Looks like today's show is brought to you by the number 38 and the letter double D," quipped Poehler's character. Added Rudolph, "Look at Elmo! His head's all stretched out!" Ultimately, the duo concluded, "Who cares if kids are looking at boobs? Boobs feed babies."
Boobs certainly didn't hurt Perry's "SNL" appearance. Besides the 2008 opener featuring Sarah Palin, the show was the series' highest rated season premiere since 2006.
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