Twerking Ice Cream Cone Stars in Katy Perry’s New Music Video

07/31/2014 at 05:29 PM ET

Katy Perry
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Katy Perry has been flipped off by gummy bears in a candy forest, has decorated birthday cakes in a chef’s jacket and has shot icing out of a cupcake bra — but the food antics in her latest music video may take the cake (or should we say cone?).

The video for “This Is How We Do,” released Thursday, has on ode to Miley Cyrus’ infamous VMAs performance in the shape of a twerking anime ice cream cone, dancing at Perry’s feet as she lounges in a sunny yellow shirtdress.

This, naturally, is the grand finale of the video (because how can you top a twerking ice cream cone?), so let’s back it up: First, we see a retro Perry in heart-shaped sunglasses taking a big bite out of a cartoon watermelon wedge. Then it’s on to “grabbing tacos checking out hotties,” sung as hands snatch animated tacos from a plate.

There’s dancing pizza in there somewhere, and cereal spilling from the sky as Perry assures us it’s okay to go out to breakfast in last night’s dress. It’s all dizzying and colorful and magical and slightly baffling, like most things Katy Perry.

One cool touch — before the cone is born into the bubblegum-pink, pupils-dilated character you see above, you see it as a black-and-white dessert marching with two frozen-treat friends, reminiscent of the concessions ads at a ’50s drive-in movie theater.

Really, it’s best just to watch for yourself:

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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