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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. trekkie1701E

    trekkie1701E New Member

    Pastry, meat, jelly, rubber chickens, and Bert & Ernie.

    Just another day on muppetcentral.com!

    Now, if we replaced "Bert & Ernie" with "Gay fellas" :D Nevermind...
  2. GeeBee

    GeeBee New Member

    This whole thread is gay.
  3. rumtar_10165

    rumtar_10165 New Member

    Ernie & Bert, GAY????

    To Say Ernie and Bert Are Gay is totaly wrong!!! First they have their own
    beds, Second they act more like friends than any thing else.( and if you want further prof. The Muppet Show had Bert danceing and singing to a lovely lady, and in the video (Elmopaloza) Ernie sings with a beautfull Woman singer.
    When Jim Henson first built them in 1969 he wanted two good friends living together as brothers. not lovers. to say that they are gay is toatly wrong.

    I only see them as brothers. :p :(
  4. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder New Member

    I couldnt agree more, they are just friends. :( :p
  5. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

  6. trekkie1701E

    trekkie1701E New Member

    This site is awesome. I love that Indiana Jones hat. And God ... that "naughty" (Their words, not mine; although I do share the sentiment :) ) devils wig is just plain sexy :crazy:
  7. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder New Member

  8. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    *wondering just what kind of site he linked to...??*

    I just did a search for the porkpie hat online and found that one. Glad to be of service and help you all know that this --> :o is a porkpie hat.
  9. trekkie1701E

    trekkie1701E New Member

    :crazy: :smirk:
  10. GOONZOTHECRUDE

    GOONZOTHECRUDE New Member

    :cool:The whole Ernie and Bert gay thing started in 1981 in a SNL weekend update skit so that should clear up as to where it started. I never thought of them as gay but I did have a few questions about them such as how did they derive their income, where did they meet, with all of the monsters that were always breaking in and hassling them where were the police and why didn't they fight back, and finally while Bert was always the responable one what's up with Ernie I always figured he was pulling some kind of SSI scam or was on drugs big time.
  11. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    Why must every set of good friends be conceived as gay/lesbo or whatever? It's demeaning. Then again, those terms in themselves are--I would think, anyway--demeaning to the true people who live an alternate lifestyle, but then again, seeing as I am straight, I wouldn't really know what people who live an alternate lifestyle would think.
  12. ravagefrackle

    ravagefrackle New Member

    When will this Topic of conversation Die?
  13. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    It is said that Sesame Workshop has denied it while Frank Oz has been coy when approaching the subject about his view. Either way, it shouldn't matter. If they're not making a deal of it, why should anyone else. The Muppet characters tend to be however the fans perceive them. The abstract designs and colorful archetypes encourage that. Case closed. Now we can go on to talking about Baby Bear’s lisp or Cookie Monster’s eating disorder. :rolleyes: Or maybe there are better thread topics to discuss. ;)
  14. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    Agreed. Let the topic rest, for it demeaning to the characters as the characters they are.
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    That's what I'd like to know!

    A friend of mine has a friend whom he hasn't seen in a long time because he was in a horrible accident that had him hospitalized, and he ended up bumping into him the other day and was so happy to see him, everybody's convinced he's gay and has "feelings" for him, which isn't true.

    Me, on the other hand, the last time I got to see my real-life best friend was about this time last year, and even then, we hadn't seen each other in about a year or so, and we both gave each other a big, glompin' hug, but nobody thought we were gay because everybody who saw who knew we were good friends who hadn't seen each other in a while.
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member


    I dunno. how do the Ninja Turtles get their Television, fridge, couch, and other things? And they had this stuff even before they met April.

    How did Inspector Gadget start taking care of Penny?

    Whatever happened to Dumbella Duck, Huey, Dewey and Louie's real mother?

    There are much more fascinating "how dids" and origins of characters to discuss.

    As far as the Ernie and Bert relationship thing... I dunno. Does that make Oscar and Felix (the odd couple) gay? Same for Larry and Balki?

    I feel the characters aren't, especially since it's evident that Bert is straight in the song "I wanna hold your Ear" and the Connie Stevens episode of TMS. Other than that, I think they're just room mates. Not that there is anything wrong with them being that way. But I hate when drunk college kids think way too hard about their childhood favorites just to be crude.

    So to me, they're a-sexual, and just little kids that somehow talk like they're a bit older. Other than that, I'm surprised this thread hasn't been locked by now...
  17. Da Dogster

    Da Dogster Member

    Let it rest

    Let's all say that we know the truth the others who want to keep this going..
    PLEASE give it a rest!:p :(
  18. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Agreed. We're closing this thread and moving on...


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