ARE they gay? Bert and Ernie were written as a gay couple. Picture: Supplied Source:Supplied. Joining the Sesame Street team in , Mark Saltzman told Queerty the two beloved characters reflected his own same-sex relationship with film editor Arnold Glassman at the time.
'Sesame Street' denies writer's claim that Bert and Ernie are gay
Gay people often joke about Ernie and Bert being a couple, as seen in this photo from a rally for gay marriage. The cover of Love , a album. A puzzle tries to set the record straight. Rumors have long circulated that Ernie and Bert are a gay couple as seen on Sesame Street. Advocates of this position note that Ernie and Bert's bedroom contains two single beds rather than one larger bed. They do their jobs well and live a splendidly settled life together in an impeccably decorated cabinet.
Bert and Ernie are indeed a gay couple, 'Sesame Street' writer claims
Iconic "Sesame Street" puppets Bert and Ernie are a couple, according to a former writer for the show. In an exclusive interview with with blog "Queerty," Mark Saltzman said he felt that when he was writing Bert and Ernie, he was writing them as a couple and basing their interactions on his own experiences. The other thing was, more than one person referred to Arnie and I as 'Bert and Ernie. However, Sesame Workshop, which produces the show, denies the pair are together, saying they have no sexual orientation but are best friends.
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. According to writer Jon Stone , the relationship between Bert and Ernie reflected the real life friendship between Henson and Oz. Their brief appearance was the only part of the pilot that tested well, so it was decided that not only should Muppet characters be the "stars" of the show, but would also interact with the human characters, something that was not done in the pilot.