Just Good Friends

by
Abby Zimet

Bert and Ernie have lived together at 123 Sesame Street as roommates - separate beds - since 1969, but now a Facebook page and petition at Change.org is asking the show's producers to let them live as a gay couple and eventually marry. The (possibly exasperated) response: Let muppets be muppets.

"Even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics, they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation."

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