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Are Ernie and Bert gay?

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by mikealan, Apr 10, 2003.

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  1. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I remember playing in the tub with friends in our swim trunks when I was little because nobody had a pool we could use!! We wus po'. I don't think all those people were getting in the tub nekkid with Ernie.

    Though, if it were me in the tub and folks want to join in, I won't complain.

    Unless it was Snuffy--but then you could scrub your feet on his snuffle.
  2. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    They usually were happy, but sometimes Bert got annoyed.
  3. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Well-Known Member

    I don't think they would show that on SS
  4. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    You make a valid point. The term is used too loosely nowadays. Is he meaning the early 1900's and realistic definition of the word or the second hush-hush definition used today? Hmmm...

    Sarah, I think you're right. I still say that everyone is welcome to get into my tub with me though.

    Oh, and I did find the letter from "Children's Television Workshop" regarding this the other day, and forgot to post the letter here. Someone email me so when my home gets utilities again, I'll remember to do it.

    :p :(
  5. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Well-Known Member

    *puts on swimsuit* isn't it going to get crowded?
  6. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    You know it will...it's an apartment tub.
  7. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Well-Known Member

    i'll take your word for it
  8. Hays

    Hays Well-Known Member

    For those of you who take this too seriously, here's some good links:
    Urban legends debunked:

    Here's the Toughpigs article: http://toughpigs.com/extrasesamesexuality.htm

    A really good FAQ that has lots of other good stuff on it: http://archive.ncsa.uiuc.edu/VR/BS/Muppets_beta/faq_3.2.html

    Who's who of Ernie & Bert: http://www.who2.com/bertandernie.html

    Fortunately, most of the above links just copy CTW's press release and move on to the more important aspects of the show! Maybe we should have a header on the forum with these links attached so the issue stops coming up.
  9. FellowWLover

    FellowWLover Well-Known Member

    Actually, Bert has sung about a girlfriend! Remember? He wants to hold her hand, and all her other body parts too!
  10. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder Well-Known Member

    How could anyone think ernie and bert are gay, they are just good friends, its sad these days how people automatically think like that. Not that theres any problem with anyone being gay! Who cares if someone is gay or not, its noone elses business. Ernie & bert are definately not, it had never even crossed my mind before.

    :p :)
  11. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I Want To Hold Your Ear--Bert

    (Spoken part about this girl he once knew that whenever he sang this song to her, she fell apart...)

    :sing:I held your hand and told you that I loved you
    You turned around and walked right out the door
    It seems like holding your hand was not enough
    So I want to do something more....


    Oh, I wanna hold your ear, baby
    I wanna hold it near, baby
    I wanna hold you ear so near until you hear I love you

    I wanna hold your eyes baby
    lovely shape and size baby
    I wanna hold your eyes so you'll see and realize that I love you

    I wanna hold your nose
    I wanna hold your tooth
    I won't let you breathe or eat until you know the truth
    I love you

    Oh I wanna hold your hair Baby
    Show you that I care, Baby
    And I think it's fair to tell you what I intend to do

    I'm going to keep what I hold dear
    your eyes your nose, your tooth your ear
    and I'm gonna hold them til you say you love me tooooooo!!!:sing:

    I love that song and used to sing it to a girl who cracked up everytime I sang it to her. FOZ
  12. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Well-Known Member

    I want to hold your eyes?!?!?! like pull em out of my head?

    I'm staying single
  13. Link Hogthrob

    Link Hogthrob Well-Known Member

    Well, remember this: somewhere in the "Unpaved" book a producer of SS
    said that Bert is "everyone's idea of a bad date". I guess this just goes to prove that fact!
  14. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Well-Known Member

    so he bores people to death, then pulls their eyeballs out??? I knew I always had an odd feeling about him
  15. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    It does seem rather a violent song, eh?

    :( -->"GIMME DEM EYEBAWLS!!"
    *Yanks off an ear and pulls a tooth.*

    Bert, the Birdman of Sesame Street.

    Oh, and it further goes to prove the "Bert is evil" theory, huh?!
  16. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Well-Known Member


    *who thought that site was rather funny*
  17. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Speaking of Gay Muppets, who was the large pig that was the choreographer in VMX movie? Character and performer.
  18. SarahHIYE

    SarahHIYE Active Member

    Hahahaha! I have no idea, but I was TOTALLY thinking along the same lines as you!! It was really funny when he started asking David Arquette if he liked to dance... I don't know what the reason for this post is, I can't answer you're question, but ya I noticed that and it was really funny... hehe...
  19. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    A friend of mine debated the likelihood of Miss Piggy being a drag queen. LOL! They meant it in a flattering way, but it proves my point. Muppets are simply Muppets. They're abstract and meant to be interpreted in the way they touch our lives. I see no problem with assuming a Muppet is gay as long as you don't spend too much time alone in your basement thinking about it. :eek:
  20. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I can't help but spend time in the basement...that's where they keep me locked up.

    So, anybody know the name of the pig?

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