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Katy Perry, banned from Sesame Street for “Excessive Cleavage,” is making her way to Springfield. According to a report by Entertainment Weekly, Katy Perry will appear on an upcoming Christmas-themed episode of The Simpsons. Perry wont be appearing as an animated character, however, Perry will appear as herself in a live-action segment with The Simpsons characters as puppets. The series' executive producer Al Jean said, “In the wake of Elmo’s terrible betrayal, the Simpsons puppets wish to announce they stand felt-shoulder-to-shoulder with Katy Perry.” The episode was shot in mid-September before the Sesame Street controversy. It features Perry leading Homer and other characters in “the 39 days of Christmas," playing the role of bartender Moe’s girlfriend. The episode, which also features Martha Stewart in animated form, is called “The Fight Before Christmas,” and airs December 5th on Fox.