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‘Sesame Street’ Writer Reveals Bert & Ernie Are A Gay Couple!

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‘Sesame Street’ Writer Reveals Bert & Ernie Are A Gay Couple!

“Sesame Street” Writer Reveals Bert & Ernie Are A Gay Couple!

As many suspected for years, it turns out everyone’s favorite and beloved puppets Bert and Ernie are more than just friends; they’re lovers!

According to a new interview on LGBTQ lifestyle website Queerty, “Sesame Street” writer Mark Saltzman confirmed that the “Sesame” duo is a reflection of his own same-sex relationship, but he’s not about pushing an agenda.

“I remember one time that a column from The San Francisco Chronicle, a preschooler in the city turned to mom and asked, “are Bert & Ernie lovers?” And that, coming from a preschooler was fun. And that got passed around, and everyone had their chuckle and went back to it,” Saltzman said. He continued explaining, “I always felt that without a huge agenda, when I was writing Bert & Ernie, they were. I didn’t have any other way to contextualize them. The other thing was, more than one person referred to Arnie & I as ‘Bert & Ernie.'”

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Mark says he based Bert and Ernie on his relationship with film editor Arnold Glassman — Mark was Ernie and Arnold was Bert.

“Yeah, I was Ernie. I look more Bert-ish. And Arnie as a film editor — if you thought of Bert with a job in the world, wouldn’t that be perfect? Bert with his paper-clip and organization? And I was the jokester. So, it was the Bert and Ernie relationship, and I was already with Arnie when I came to Sesame Street. So I don’t think I’d know how else to write them but as a loving couple. I wrote sketches … Arnie’s OCD would create friction with how chaotic I was. And that’s the Bert and Ernie dynamic.”

Well, there you have it folks! We can finally put these 49-year speculations to rest. Bert and Earnie are the gay icons many of us suspected them to be!

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