Friday, August 12, 2011

Bringing Innocence Back to Muppets

From the New York Post:

It's official -- what Bert and Ernie feel for each other is nothing but innocent puppet love.

The producers of "Sesame Street" delivered some bad news yesterday to legions of Muppet fans who've been convinced for years that Bert and Ernie are gay and who've been bombarding the Internet with speculation about a wedding.
But, it turns out, Muppets aren't gay. They aren't straight. They don't do sex. Period.

"Bert and Ernie are best friends," the producers said in a statement.

"Even though they are identified as male charac ters and possess many human traits and characteristics (as most Sesame Street Muppets do), they remain puppets and do not have a sexual orientation."

Finally, the way things oughtta be. Kids shows don't need to be about sex at all.

Thank you, Sesame Street.

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