The Most Shocking Story Of The Day

A writer for Sesame Street has come out – phrasing – to claim Bert and Ernie were gay. Duh.

THE true nature of Bert and Ernie’s very special friendship has been a hotly-debated mystery ever since the iconic children’s show first aired in 1969. Many were convinced the two lovable characters who shared a basement apartment on 123 Sesame Street – but slept in different beds – were gay lovers.

Now, after decades of speculation, one of the show’s writers has lifted the lid on its most famous and beloved characters.

Mark Saltzman, who joined the Sesame Street team in 1984, revealed he did write Bert and Ernie as a gay couple. He told Queerty the characters reflected his own same-sex relationship with film editor Arnold Glassman at the time.

Well thank you, Mister Helper, because no one ever assumed Bert and Ernie were gay. My question is why would Saltzman bother to confirm it? Why bring sexuality – gay or otherwise – into a children’s show? Why couldn’t you just leave it alone?

Dennis Prager is fond of this saying, and it is more than appropriate in this instance: “Whatever the left touches it ruins.”

5 thoughts on “The Most Shocking Story Of The Day

  1. I agree. It is children’s programming. Doesn’t matter what the parent thinks. Guess he wanted his 15 minutes of fame and this was the only way to achieve it.

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  2. Just read this in the local paper. “The producers of “Sesame Street” want you to know that Bert and Ernie are not, in fact, gay.

    Sesame Workshop tweeted Tuesday the characters have many human traits but “remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation.”

    The workshop did not answer questions about why some puppets have been given girlfriends.

    In a second tweet, the workshop says, “Sesame Street has always stood for inclusion and acceptance.”

    The tweets came in response to an interview published Sunday by Queerty with Mark Saltzman, a “Sesame Street” writer. He says when he was writing scenes with Bert and Ernie, he “always felt that without a huge agenda” they were lovers .

    Frank Oz, who created the Bert character, also weighed in. He tweeted that he and Muppets creator Jim Henson “never created them to be gay.”

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  3. Ronni – Exactly. Who heard of this guy before this story was published? No one. This was merely an attention grab, and it worked. At least for him.

    Cathy – Agreed. Oz was there from the beginning, and he would surely know more than this leftist.

    TXNick – Which explains people like Ocasio-Cortez.

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