Are Bert and Ernie gay? There are many ways of answering this question, which seems to pop up in American culture every few years. With the relationship status of Sesame Street 's most famous roommates making the news again this week, it all depends on which source you think matters most.
Posted September 19, The sexual orientation of the perennially bickering puppet roommates has become a topic of discussion after a writer for the show between andMark Saltzman, told the website Queerty he had written the characters as gay, without really thinking about it all that much. The show, however, soon came out to deny this claim, saying Bert and Ernie were simply "best friends".
And I always felt that without a huge agenda, when I was writing Bert and Ernie, they were. Please see our statement below regarding Bert and Ernie. Actor, director and puppeteer Frank Ozwho performed regularly as Bert from throughalso offered his take.
CNN Bert and Ernie are still just roommates. Please see our most recent statement regarding Bert and Ernie below. It seems Mr.
Bert and Ernie are two Muppets who appear together in numerous skits on the popular children's television show of the United States, Sesame Street. Initially, Henson performed Bert and Oz performed Ernie, but after just one day of rehearsal, they switched characters. The original idea was to show that even though two people can have totally different characteristics, they can still be good friends.
Twitter erupted Sunday when a former "Sesame Street" writer seemed to confirm that iconic characters Bert and Ernie are gay. Days later, following internet jubilation and immediate denial by Sesame Workshop, the same writer is clarifying his words. There is a difference.
Amy Held. A former Sesame Street writer stepped into a longtime debate, saying he considered Bert and Ernie to be a gay couple. New life was breathed into a perennial debate this week, when a former Sesame Street writer revealed that not only did he consider beloved characters Bert and Ernie to be a gay couple, but he used his own relationship as creative inspiration.
The queer internet rejoiced today when Sesame Street writer Mark Saltzman said he felt beloved characters Bert and Ernie were gay in an exclusive interview with Queerty. While this is not exactly confirmation that Bert and Ernie are canonically queer Saltzman merely said he felt they were while writing themthe statement seemed in keeping with the way many viewers have perceived Bert and Ernie for years. The two have been living together for an awfully long time, anyway. But not so fast!
His comments thundered across the internet, spreading both outrage and glee. He said that he and his partner, Arnold Glassman, who died inwere much like Bert and Ernie, opposites who found a way to love each other. He said he did not restrict Bert and Ernie to one sexual orientation, or any at all.
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 Many were convinced the two lovable characters who shared a basement apartment on Sesame Street - but slept in different beds - were gay lovers. With their adorable bickering and easy chemistry, every TV series from Friends and The Simpsons to Family Guy lovingly painted them as partners too. Now, after decades of speculation, one of the show's writers has lifted the lid on its most famous and beloved characters.