It’s Official: Bert and Ernie are NOT GAY. Thank fuck for that.
‘Bert and Ernie are best friends. They were created to teach preschoolers that people can be good friends with those who are very different from themselves.
Even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics (as most Sesame Street Muppets™ do), they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation*.’
A gayist rights group in Gayland Sanfrancisco tried to ‘out’ Bert and Ernie and force them into a gay marriage against their will.
Luckily, the Sesame Street programme makers were having none of it. And Bert and Ernie are allowed to continue to be ‘just good friends’.
I am sure Eric and Ernie would approve!
..and so would Jerry and Dean. (My understanding of cultural representations of men’s manlove without the Gay comes mainly via Mr Simpson)
*But I have to take issue with Sesame street, as does Heresy Corner and others, about puppets not having sexual orientations. Look at Miss Piggy and Kermit- they got married! Maybe that is why change.org are so upset. Ernie and Bert just didn’t want to. They like being bum chums I mean friends.