Sesame Street: Bert & Ernie just ‘friends’

Sesame Street denizens Bert & Ernie are just friends, according to an anonymous spokesman for the eternal children’s program, and will not be getting married.

Just pals.

Pals.

“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 … they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation,” said Sesame Street on its Facebook page Thursday.

The statement was made in response to an online petition calling for Bert and Ernie to get married.

Bert and Ernie could not be reached for comment because they are not people.

303 comments Add your comment

Cute Girl

August 16th, 2011
2:00 pm

Straight not narrow:

That’s why it’s just that. . . your opinion. Not a fact.

KenFromCalifornia

August 16th, 2011
2:32 pm

we find such rumors regarding childhood icons to be divisive and distracting.

sincerely,
bruce wayne and dick grayson

saviorfaire

August 20th, 2011
8:19 pm

Clemsondude… It’s obvious that God has already helped those kids when He blessed them with a mother who is not afraid to teach them that there are moral absolutes despite pop culture’s attempts to defy and redefine gender and sexuality. Only in a Godless deceived world where right has become wrong and wrong right could someone have the mendacity to summons God’s help for a person who is clearly in agreement with what His word teaches about sexuality. It’s clear the only one without a clue is you… Dude.