What has been long suspected can now be confirmed. Yes... Bert and Ernie were written as a Gay couple. Longtime Sesame Street script and songwriter Mark Saltzman says the two puppets were written as a gay couple. The relationship between the two was always ambiguous at best over the years but people assumed the two were gay after so many years.
“I don’t think I’d know how else to write them, but as a loving couple,” he told an interview with Queerty.
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UPDATE: Sesame Workshop the Education Organization behind the production of Sesame Street released the statement below in regards to Bert and Ernie's relationship.
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