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Are Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street a homosexual couple?

I remember a while back when some group was trying to show them as a homosexual couple to teach tolerance to younger kids about homosexuality.

Are Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street a homosexual couple? What do you think about Sesame Street introducing homosexual tolerance?


Asked by 35yoamom at 10:23 PM on Oct. 12, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • No. They are bachelor room mates, which was much more comon back when Seseame Street started than it is now. I cant remember for sure now, but I believe they were students back then too (college).

    Answer by grammamamma at 4:23 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • I think it was the original bromance

    Answer by CorrinaWithrow at 10:29 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • We joke that they are, but who knows? It's not like they share a bed or kiss or anything. They could be, they could not be, I don't think anyone knows for sure.

    Answer by musicpisces at 10:24 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • No, they are roommates or brothers. Have you ever watched the show? They sleep in different beds and never even kiss.

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 10:25 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • No.
    But Sesaame Street has introduced gays and gay-ness already. It is a good thing.

    Answer by gertie41 at 10:26 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • the world may never know

    Answer by Paigesmommy78 at 10:28 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • No, they are roommates, that's all.

    Answer by scout_mom at 11:00 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • You do realize that, as puppets, they have no genitalia, right? It always kind of baffles me that people try to guess the sexual orientation of inanimate objects or cartoons!
    I've heard of Ernie and Bert being a gay couple, but honestly in the shows I've seen I don't see it. They don't share a bed or anything like that (they do share a room, but have different beds.) I would have no issue if they were gay though... I think tolerance is a good thing.

    Answer by Freela at 8:17 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • my son wants to answer.
    He says
    they sleep in the same bed and split rent and Bert obviously wears the pants in the relationship. Because Ernie nags all day. making them most likely a homosexual couple.

    Answer by jewjewbee at 10:26 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • I always wondered this simply because in early episodes, Bert and Ernie actually shared a bed. But from everything I understand, they've never been intended as gay lovers, and show creators even tried to dispel that further by introducing female characters like Connie, who was a love interest of Bert. I don't really care if they are or not, honestly! Haha. I don't think my 3yo would give the tiniest care in the world if they were brothers, lovers, whatever. :)

    Answer by aliceryannesmom at 10:27 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

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