Ernie and Bert: Just FriendsAugust 12, 2011
Sesame Street officials have issued a statement confirming that longtime bickering couple Ernie and Bert are just friends — a statement made in response to recurring Internet-fuelled rumours that the roommates (for 42 years) are in fact a gay couple.
- “Bert and Ernie are best friends,” said a Sesame Street boss-type person. “They were created to teach pre-schoolers that people can be friends with those who are very different from themselves.”
This is a clever way of saying that morons can pal around with assholes and even sleep in the same bed without being lovers, something I wish I had known in college.
Further confirmation that Ernie and Bert aren’t gay came from in-depth Weather Station research, which concluded that they’re puppets.