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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 1969.
Many were convinced the two lovable characters who shared a basement apartment on 123 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.
The article goes on to state the following:
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 1984, has revealed he did indeed write Bert and Ernie as a gay couple.
He told Queerty the characters reflected his own same-sex relationship with film editor Arnold Glassman at the time.
Bert and Ernie ARE gay… https://t.co/LHYYGNMLU3
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) September 18, 2018
— Star Observer (@star_observer) September 18, 2018
Mark Saltzman wrote scripts and songs for the Muppets and Sesame Street. He tells @Queerty that he wrote Bert and Ernie as a gay couple, based on his relationship with his partner. I loved Bert and Ernie growing up and I love this. https://t.co/x3qtZHvaoL
— Kirsten Han 韩俐颖 (@kixes) September 18, 2018
Emmy award-winning writer Mark Saltzman who worked on Sesame Street says that he sees Bert and Ernie as a gay couple—“I didn’t have any other way to contextualise them. I always felt that without a huge agenda, when I was writing Bert and Ernie, they were” https://t.co/IWf343XRpb
— Alfons López Tena #FBPE (@alfonslopeztena) September 18, 2018
He said that he and his real-life partner were often referred to as Bert and Ernie by friends. https://t.co/iEEcAgSHtT
— PinkNews (@PinkNews) September 18, 2018
Script and songwriter Mark Saltzman, pictured, said they reflected his own same-sex relationship with film editor Arnold Glassman. 🎬 https://t.co/6rDsVhiwHM
— Bob Mori (@BobMori) September 18, 2018
Disgusting child corruption ==> Bert and Ernie writer finally ends decades of speculation about whether live-in Sesame Street characters are gay https://t.co/m4wzTeYHkA
— Matt Barber (@jmattbarber) September 18, 2018
— Queerty (@Queerty) September 17, 2018
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