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Give Bert some respect

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by Uncle deadly, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. Uncle deadly

    Uncle deadly Well-Known Member

    Is there anyone who prefers Bert instead of Ernie.
    Loads of people like Ernie better or even worse only like Ernie.
    Like in a lot of peoples profiles they write Ernie without bert on their fave muppets list.
    Poor Bert :(
    I think he is way better than Ernie
    anyone else.
    I still love Ernie but he does more stuff on his own.
    What about Bert.
  2. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Well-Known Member

    The East Coast has no love for BERT? :( i know where we are Man but No LOVE for BERT is that what you are saying? :p whatever

    (a parady of Snoop Dogg @ the Source awards in 1996, minis the profanaty)
  3. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    I've always liked Bert better than Ernie. Most of the things that Ernie did wouldn't have been funny had it not been for Bert's hilarious reactions. I liked the way Bert looked too, especially in the earlier years. Ernie is great, but Bert is my fav.
  4. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Well-Known Member

    I don't see them seperately like that, Bert and Ernie, Batman and Robin, Bread and butter... they are a team! You can't have just the one! The Journey to Ernie bothers me, Bert needs to be there dag nabbit, Ernie needs you Bert! Get in there and show the world, Bert! Go Bert! :p :(
  5. Pug Lover

    Pug Lover Well-Known Member

    The two of them are inseperable.In my mind too,you can't have one without the other.They have each done their share of episodes without one another.But to me Ernie & Bert are like Statler & Woldorf,or Laurel & Hardy,or Abbott & Costello.You know what I mean.Watching Ernie & Bert as a child,I always saw Ernie as the child and Bert as the adult.Bert was kind of like the straight man in the duo.Except in"Elmo's Adventures In Grouchland"where the duo seemed to serve as the film's narrators.Bert appeared to be the hyper one,while Ernie was more at ease,and seemed to be straight man for a change.You can't really blame Bert for yelling at Ernie the way he's been known to do.Though Ernie is a nice person who means well,he could really get under one's skin at times.Inspite all that,they remain an inseperable duo and very best friends.They're an inspiration where friendship is concerned. :p :(
  6. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    That's one reason that I didn't like "Elmo's Adventures In Grouchland".
  7. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Well-Known Member

    they Play off each other well the Number #1 Duo
  8. erniebert1234ss

    erniebert1234ss Well-Known Member

    i apologize, I will fix that now, but Bert and Ernie have been my faves since I was a child, mainly because of the special situation i was in (Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism)!

  9. Klonoa

    Klonoa Well-Known Member

    Ernie and Bert are a great team. Ernie is a lot of fun, but I like Bert a little better just because he's more interesting and different. He taught me that it's OK to be boring sometimes, if that's the way you are.

    I love it in one skit where he was reading a book called "Boring Stories."
  10. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Well-Known Member

    With out being rude what is the connection between Autism and Ernie & Bert
  11. Docnzhoss

    Docnzhoss Well-Known Member

    The Bert and Ernie duo is classic. I would say that it's no fun to have one without the other, but then we wouldn't have "Doin' the Pigeon" or "Rubber Ducky". They are equally terrific characters, together and apart, though together they are pure gold.
  12. Uncle deadly

    Uncle deadly Well-Known Member

    I agree, Bert makes Ernie funny.
  13. FreddyTheDragon

    FreddyTheDragon Well-Known Member

    Meh.....I have always liked Bert better! Since he loved animals and was a serious, intellectual guy, He was always my fave.
    I gotta admit I remember BERT IS EVIL sites though and my reaction was ????!
    Luke kun likes this.
  14. Convincing John

    Convincing John Well-Known Member

  15. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Well-Known Member

    lets agree that BERT is good but don't diminsh Ernie to bring up Bert
  16. Uncle deadly

    Uncle deadly Well-Known Member

    they are both cool.
    I just dont like people likeing Ernie and not Bert and vice versa. :( :p
  17. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    I always loved Ernie and Bert together when I was little, but I'd have to say that Ernie was my favorite, just because he was so silly. You need Bert, though, for Ernie's personality to make sense. As I've gotten older, I've grown really fond of Bert as well. Bert's awesome! Bert is into whatever he's into, and doesn't mind if it makes him a little dull. Plus, who doesn't like oatmeal, paper clips, bottlecaps, and pigeons?

    :p :(
  18. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    I don't think Ernie's in much danger of being diminished, considering that he has a disproportionate amount of toys and merchandise compared to Bert and he has whole segments on Sesame Street that don't include Bert. The fact is that Bert is very underrated.

    Of course the two of them together are what really counts, but lately, I haven't seen too much of that as it's mostly Ernie by himself. Besides, no matter how well a comedy team works together, people will naturally compare them to one another at times. I'm sure similar issues have come up with Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello, Burn and Allen, Martin and Lewis, etc.

    As a child, Bert was always that character that I related to the most and with whom I made up the most stories. One reason may have been was that I was interested in what it was like to be a "grown-up" and Bert seemed to fit that role better than any other muppet. One of the adventures that I created with my Bert puppet was that he had a secret life as "Super Bert" (Yes, a direct copy from "Super Grover"). I also made up a story about Bert joining the army and going to the moon. I was only about 5 or 6 at the time, but Bert seemed to really fuel my imagination.
  19. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

    I've always loved Bert more than Ernie.
  20. Dantecat

    Dantecat Well-Known Member

    Me Too! He's Been Always My Favorite Was I Was Little Too And He Still Is Now! :)


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