Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Should Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie Be Married?

Given the recent legalization of same-sex marriage in New York State, should Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie - given they are both New York state residents - get married?

By: Ringo Bones

Thanks to the recent legalization of same sex marriage in the New York state, there has been a petition demanding that New York states' most famous - though fictitious - gay couple named Bert and Ernie get married. Even though there's totally nothing wrong with it and the two had been living together - even taking baths together - for the past 40 years, is there any reason that Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie should not get into a same-sex union?

According to Sesame Street's creators in the Children's Television Workshop, Bert and Ernie are just close friends and the two are - according to the "overlords" at the Children's Television Workshop - are not or never had been gay. Given that creative people have the right to their own intellectual properties, it haven't prevented most of America - and the rest of the world - to conclude that Bert and Ernie are a bona fide gay couple. If Children's Television Workshop bows to social pressure, then maybe it could be used as a ploy to launch a Lunachincks reunion tour on Sesame Street during the festivities of Bert and Ernie's same-sex nuptials.