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Posted at 3:10 PM ET, 09/20/2010

Video: Katy Perry, more celebs visit 'Sesame Street'

By Jen Chaney

Because Randy Quaid and Steve Buscemi didn't quite fill our cute quotient for the day, we feel compelled to share a few clips of celebrities slated to appear in the upcoming new season of "Sesame Street." (Premiere date: Sept. 27).

First up: Katy Perry who, with help from that cuddly Elmo in the Snoop Dogg role, recreates the video for "California Gurls" ... okay, not really. But she does dress semi-scantily (at least for a kids' show that airs on PBS) and sing a modified version of "Hot and Cold." So, you know, kind of the same.

Sesame Street appearances by Oprah Winfrey (sort of), Jason Bateman, Colin Farrell, Wanda Sykes and (so help me) Rev. Run, after the jump.

Oprah Winfrey -- in the form of the letter O -- interviews an orangutan who insists on professing his love for oatmeal on national television. Hmmm ... wonder who they're "apeing" in this clip? (I know, that was bad. I'm sorry. It's already been a long week.)

Awww. Jason Bateman needs a hug.

Colin Farrell tells Elmo and Murray the Monster some awesome stories about how many drinks it used to take before his vision got blurry! Oh, just joking, dear, reformed Colin. Actually, this fine actor joins the furry orange dudes to teach us all about the word "investigate."

Wanda Sykes shares the contents of her journal. (Weirdly, the "Sesame Street" version is completely devoid of foul language and insightful comic riffs about racism and gender issues.)

And lastly, Rev. Run and Elmo attempt to make everyone tap their Adidas-sneakered toes with their version of "Hop This Way." I trust this will soon be followed-up with the similarly educational Run DMC cover, "You Be Spellin'," and the tune that teaches kids about the Watergate era: "It's Tricky (Dick)."

By Jen Chaney  | September 20, 2010; 3:10 PM ET
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