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Just Good Friends August 12, 2011

Posted by rogerhollander in Humor, LGBT.
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Roger’s note: for years (since childhood?) many of us have wondered about Bert and Ernie.  Not that it is anyone’s business but their own.  It is comforting, however, to know, that the question of their sexual orientation, or lack thereof, has been clarified.  Freud said that sometimes a cigar is nothing but a good smoke; likewise I guess, a Muppet is nothing more than a child’s friend.


by Abby Zimet, www.commondreams.org, August 12, 2011

Bert and Ernie have lived together at 123 Sesame Street as roommates – separate beds – since 1969, but now a Facebook page and petition at Change.org is asking the show’s producers to let them live as a gay couple and eventually marry. The (possibly exasperated) response: Let muppets be muppets.

“Even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics, they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation.”