Skip to comments.Ernie and Bert wedding bells? There's a new push to have them get married
Posted on 08/10/2011 1:59:02 PM PDT by NYerEdited on 08/10/2011 2:02:32 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
The are-they-or-aren't-they gay jokes about Ernie and Bert have a long history. I think an image of them holding hands was carved by early man in the caves at Lascaux.
But could the two actually get married? Huffington Post reports today that more than 900 people have signed petition urging the makers of "Sesame Street" get married. Lair Scott started the petition which reads, in part, "In this horrific age of LGBT kids taking their own lives, they need to know that they ARE Beautiful and their lives are worth living."
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There goes the neighborhood!
I never let my kids watch Sesame Street. I thought it was dumb. Same with Mr. Rogers.
As spokesman for The Children’s Television Workshop said years ago Bert and Ernie can’t be gay because “they don’t have genitals”.
Leave it to the left to take something children oriented, lovable and innocent and inject their BS into it. Next the Cookie monster will be forced to eat arugula!1
Let kids be kids!
Reason #12,374 to eliminate/defund PBS.
How long before a sex tape is released? This is so wrong in so many ways. n/s
How is this news? You can get 900 kooks on the Internet to sign an online petition for just about anything.
Bert is evil!!
I knew Jim Hensen. He was the creator. I delivered to his office in 1980’s Manhattan. He was beautiful decent human being. He cared about everybody. A down to earth person. I cried when he died like a friend. But he kept politics mostly out of his characters. He would never agree to this BS. IMHO.
They’re government employees.
What’d you expect ?
All this time, I thought they were brothers. Ah, man...
Personally, I liked Oscar the grouch much better. He was always my favorite. And didn't Sesame Street take place or was/is filmed in Pittsburgh? Sorry, no gay marriage for muppet childhood characters!
Have any Heterosexual muppets got married? I know Miss Piggy used to chase Kermit, but I don't think that was on Sesame Street and that was a whole inter-species thing— the logical next step after gay marriage??!!
After watching numerous episodes of Sesame Street, I have to say that Bert and Ernie are not only not gay, but Ernie is the most annoying roommate who ever existed.
I also cried when he passed away. He filled my daughter's childhood with wonderfully entertaining programs like:
No. Of course - they are not gay - they have no genitals - they are puppets. As characters they are best friends - roommates - and sleep in separate beds.
Holy sheet, dude . . . I’m laughing so hard I can’t even see straight. ROFLOL!!
Maybe they can get Ann Coulter to perform the ceremony...
I hope he is with the Lord. Wether he knew him or not, I would tell my mother. She is gone now. But I know whatever I told her about people or names she would put them in the Divine Mercy prays which is basically for people near death. I truly believe he is there. My mom prayed and claimed that prayer before the throne room of God for hours. This little woman of faith. How many do we all know like this growing up. Thank you my Jesus!!! Amen.
“In this horrific age ...”???
These queers have a real talent for overstating their case.
Some fairy wrote in to our local newspaper, promoting the idea of OUR state now permitting “gay marriage”.
His rationale? That gay marriage would be a boon to the local economy! Oh, think of all the florists and caterers and such raking in the dough.
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Falwell claimed the purple teletubby was gay. Whatever happened with the notion of keeping little children innocent?
A Groinal Sesame Street.. what a concept..
Our submarines have just become groinal...
The Brothel-ing of the America military.. is amazing..
It all started with Patty Schroder(D-Co) of Colorado..
Groinalizing of Americas military..
Technically true, perhaps, but it's the little lie liberals tell to make Falwell look stupid. Falwell was responding to what others had said for almost two years.
It may have started in early 1997, when the BBC, which produced Telletubbies, wanted to fire the human who played Tinky Winky for dancing in the streets wearing only a balloon. Gay groups protested and the Washington Post reported that gay groups have "claimed Tinky Winky as their own". (Washington Post, February 11, 1999, Page C01)
Next, on December 24, 1997, CNN reported that:
The Teletubbies also have a following among the gay community. Tinky Winky, who carts around a red handbag but speaks with a male voice, has become something of a gay icon.
Third, on April 17, 1998, the Village Voice praised the Teletubbies series for their gay Tinky Winky character.
Fourth, on January 1, 1999, in its New Year's IN/OUT list, The Washington Post anointed "Tinky Winky, the gay Teletubby," as next year's Ellen DeGeneres.
Then, in February 1999, after all of that - The National Liberty Journal, edited by Jerry Falwell, wrote an article warning parents that Tinky Tinky may be a gay role model. The article said Tinky Winky had the voice of a boy but carried a purse. Well, that was true. It also said:
He is purple the gay-pride color; and his antenna is shaped like a triangle -- the gay-pride symbol.
I don't know anything about the color purple and gay-pride, but the article was right about the triangle.
So Falwell pointed out what CNN, The Village Voice, and the Washington Post (twice) had already said about Tinky Winky being a gay role model.
And suddenly he was an idiot for suggesting it, while CNN, The Village Voice, and the Washington Post, who had all previously written about TInky Winky's status as a gay role model, probably jumped on the band wagon and made fun of Falwell.
I'm by no means a Falwell fan. Just wanted to set the record straight.
I just read this on FoxNews and nearly choked. The homosexual and deviant agenda will bring upon wrath, the likes of which have not been seen since Sodom & Gomorrah.
There’s no way they are gay. Just look at that photo; they both make fashion faux pas. The taller one is wearing vertical stripes and the fatter one is wearing horizontal stripes. No self-respecting queers would make that mistake!
“I thought it was dumb. Same with Mr. Rogers.”
Hey now! Don’t be talking ‘bout Mr. Rogers, he was my neighbor, and he told me I was “special”!
Now, that mailman “Mr. McFeely” is another story. I always suspected he wanted to handle the neighborhood kid’s packages...
Hmmm, Bert did seem a bit flamboyant and was a neat freak, but then again they had separate beds, just like my grandparents, so I’m pretty sure no funny business was going on :)
Really, I think they were just modeled on Oscar & Felix, the Odd Couple. Of course, Tony Randall played Felix pretty gay, so I think some of that leaked into Bert’s personality.
Ernie, on the other hand is a man’s man. After all, only a real manly man would be confident enough to sing a love song to a rubber ducky!
Last I heard, the petition was up to 3000 people... and they had already been told no.
Apparently the Sesame Street folks are holding their ground and not making their show a tool for homosexual propaganda.
I can get 900 people to sign a petition proclaiming me King of Madagascar.
We can’t keep little children innocent. The “progessives” won’t allow it. Everyone must conform to their agenda,so everyone will be equally wretched.
“Self-respecting queers”?? Huh???? A figment of the imagination.
Just the latest method for the sexual perverts to sexually harrass kids. These people are all child molestors at heart and deserve appropriate penalties for going after children.
I see the cultural barbarians are hard at work (again). America is like Rome being sacked by the Visigoths. It’s feeling a lot more like 410 than 2011.
Thank you. I truly admire and appreciate freepers who back up their statements with facts. Like you, I am not a Falwell fan but recognize anyone who addresses such issues only to be set upon by the mainstream media.
Similarly, following the historic vote to legalize ss marriage here in NY, Pat Robertson made an astute statement:
In history there's never been a civilization ever in history that has embraced homosexuality and turned away from traditional fidelity, traditional marriage, traditional child-rearing, and has survived. There isn't one single civilization that has survived that openly embraced homosexuality. So you say, "what's going to happen to America?" Well if history is any guide, the same thing's going to happen to us.
Regardless of how one views Pat Robertson, his statement is totally correct.
I’m reminded of Rabbi David Eidensohn’s 2002 article
“The Theory of UnRelativity”. which I definitely recommend.
Sick. As you said, “There goes the neighborhood.”
But I thought Ernie told Rubber Ducky that he was “The One.”
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