Should Bert and Ernie Get Married?

An online campaign says the two muppets should tie the knot.

Should Bert and Ernie Get Married?

An online campaign says the two muppets should tie the knot.

-PJ Gach

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Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie are best friends. They’ve known each other for a bazillion years. They put up with each other’s quirks and the rubber ducky makes a great baby substitute. But does that mean they should walk down the aisle?

The New York Daily News reports that there’s an online petition with 700 (yes, 700) signatures requesting a big, fat wedding. Part of the petition reads, “We are not asking that Sesame Street do anything crude or disrespectful…”It can be done in a tasteful way. Let us teach tolerance of those that are different.”

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Yes, there have been rumors that Bert and Ernie are gay. But, can we get real here? First of all, they’re muppets. Secondly, anytime two people, err muppets are close friends, the gay rumor pops up. Thirdly, who fanatasizes about muppet sex? And if you’re thinking about muppet sex, you have too much time on your hands and a possible issue with reality.

If  you want to read or sign the online petition for the wedding, you can visit Change.org.

As for Sesame Street’s stance on the wedding, they issued a statement: “Bert and Ernie are best friends. “They were created to teach preschoolers people can be good friends with those who are very different from themselves.

“Even though the Sesame Street Muppets … possess many human traits and characteristics, they have no sexual orientation.”

Tell us: Should Bert and Ernie have wedding bells in their future?

PJ Gach is Senior Editor: Style + Beauty at BettyConfidential.

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9 thoughts on “Should Bert and Ernie Get Married?

  1. Shiloh13 says:

    This is the most absurd thing I have ever read. I am 40 and grew up with Bert and Ernie. The mere thought that they are gay are put in to the minds of children only by adults. We are not born knowing these things. We see them being best friends and nothing else. Final words for this is when hell freezes over!

  2. pogmathoin says:

    This is ridiculous. Little Kids understand about best friends and roommates. Sex and marriage don’t have to be brought into everything they see and hear. But most of all… These are puppets, people! Little kids also understand that they are puppets, NOT people. There is such a thing as too PC.

  3. lpurifoy73 says:

    Please leave some things sacred! Once again gay people are trying to make everything gay because they are! Leave Bert & Ernie alone! This is a children’s TV show. They don’t have a sexual orientation!

  4. carbonware says:

    The same group and other LGBT groups have been pushing Sesame Street to add transgender muppets as well as lesbian and cross dressers.

    I agree that its time we stop pushing adult issue on kids regardless of the position. Indoctrination and propaganda do not belong on public children’s TV.

  5. mycomments45 says:

    The next thing the gay community will be demanding, if they haven’t already, is to start teaching gay sex to first graders……….Leave children alone to be children. Bert and Ernie are friends……….How corrupt does a society have to become that in every single thing, word and action, sex has to be the underlying motive. Leave children alone to be children……….Let them discover themselves and their sexuality in their own time. This sort of nonsense only angers people and makes alarms parents.

  6. mycomments45 says:

    The next thing the gay community will be demanding, if they haven't already, is to start teaching gay sex to first graders……….Leave children alone to be children. Bert and Ernie are friends……….How corrupt does a society have to become that in every single thing, word and action, sex has to be the underlying motive. Leave children alone to be children……….Let them discover themselves and their sexuality in their own time. This sort of nonsense only angers people and makes alarms parents.

  7. chiclets says:

    OMG.. Does EVERYTHING have to be political or for a cause? It’s a freaking children’s show– they shouldn’t be sexual at all! Just leave them alone- Not all best friends of the same sex have to be classified as gay

  8. Chereese125 says:

    I think this is inappropriate and NO CHILD of 3 or 4 should have to deal with sexuality! And furthermore, why do MY childhood memories have to be subjected to SOMEONE ELSE’S SEXUAL PREFERENCE! I think it’s wrong and if they want their kids to learn about Gay Marriage, then create your own characters and make your own dvd and allow your kids to have the childhood memories you want them to have! I not trying to offend, but I truly think this is taking things WAY TOO FAR! I was extremely disturbed when I read this earlier in the week saying that they wanted to make them gay – how dare you change the whole outlook of such an innocent show! Just sad! I’m not against anyone’s lifestyle, but I don’t think it should be pushed on everyone and their kids – LITERALLY!!!

  9. edward says:

    where are the people that finance these programs.they are just trying to take a poll of our thoughts. target the sponsers,
    they should be found liable for putting those kind of thoughts in toddlers’ heads.
    if they want their children to grow up learning about alternative lifestyles start a show where B&E breakaway from the NORM. the people that want this marrage to happen are probably porn watchers and/or waiting for your child to submit to them. YOU PRO PEOPLE ARE SICK!

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