Amy Held. A former Sesame Street writer stepped into a longtime debate, saying he considered Bert and Ernie to be a gay couple. New life was breathed into a perennial debate this week, when a former Sesame Street writer revealed that not only did he consider beloved characters Bert and Ernie to be a gay couple, but he used his own relationship as creative inspiration. On Sunday, Queerty published an interview with Mark Saltzman, who worked on the show in the s and 90s, asking him if he thought of Bert and Ernie as a gay couple. Saltzman was in a longterm relationship with another man when he joined the show.
Writer: Bert & Ernie ARE gay
Sesame Street Writer Confirms Bert And Ernie Are A Gay Couple - PAPER
Gay lovers or asexual lifemates? The debate over Sesame Street 's Bert and Ernie continues. Sesame Workshop, the education company behind the iconic US kids' TV series, has issued a statement denying claims by an ex-writer that the two Muppets were written as a gay couple. Ernie and Bert, lovers Credit: PBS.
Bert & Ernie Are Still Not Gay, Say Sesame Workshop & Frank Oz
By Greg Evans. Even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics as most Sesame Street Muppets do , they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation. But why that question? Does it really matter? Why the need to define people as only gay?
THE true nature of Bert and Ernie's very special friendship has been a hotly-debated mystery ever since the iconic children's show first aired in Many were convinced the two lovable characters who shared a basement apartment on Sesame Street - but slept in different beds - were gay lovers. With their adorable bickering and easy chemistry, every TV series from Friends and The Simpsons to Family Guy lovingly painted them as partners too. Now, after decades of speculation, one of the show's writers has lifted the lid on its most famous and beloved characters. Mark Saltzman, who joined the Sesame Street team in , has revealed he did indeed write Bert and Ernie as a gay couple.