Sesame Street Responds After Writer Confirms He Wrote Bert and Ernie as Gay Couple

Though many have questioned the Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie’s relationship over the years, a former writer for the show confirmed that he wrote the two as a gay couple. Despite this, Sesame Street officially denounced this and confirmed the two have no sexual orientation whatsoever.

In an interview with the website Queerty, former Sesame Street script and songwriter Mark Saltzman stated that when writing skits involving Bert and Ernie, he often used them as an analogy for the relationship he had with his own partner, Arnold Glassman.

Shown: two close friends that just happen to be roommates... for nearly 50 years. Photo credit: Sesame Street. Shown: Two close friends that just happen to be roommates for nearly 50 years. Photo credit: Sesame Street.

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