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.


Michelle said...

If Bert and Ernie hires Lunachicks as the wedding band - I'll be there with bells on. I'ts about time the powers-that-be legalize same-sex unions.

April Rain said...

Top three things I like about New York = Bert & Ernie, Lunachicks and Kosher pickles.

Sarah's Scene said...

Blame the "overlords" at the Children's Television Workshop for implying over the years that Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie are gay - i.e. by making them take baths and sleep together. The "overlords" at CTW also did it with Mr. Hooper - made the Sesame Street fans think that Mr. Hooper is Jewish with those barrels of Kosher pickles outside his store despite the actor playing Mr. Hooper - the late, great Will Lee - isn't Jewish.