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(The Week)   It's been declared (by some) that it's finally time for Ernie and Bert to get married   (theweek.com ) divider line
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2011-08-09 12:43:23 PM  
Are there any married couples on Sesame Street? If so, than sure. Why not?
 
2011-08-09 12:50:02 PM  
So now because you have a same sex room mate your gay? College life is about to get very interesting if thats the case.
 
2011-08-09 12:52:02 PM  
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things that make you go......

all squooshy farty
 
2011-08-09 12:52:08 PM  
I'm sick to death of political activism. Yes, I think gay marriage should be legal. No, I don't think it has any place being featured on Sesame Street.
 
2011-08-09 12:52:27 PM  
Oh god I hope they do. The outrage over it would be absolutely spectacular
 
2011-08-09 12:53:20 PM  
It's Bert and Ernie, numbnutsubmitter.

/VE just for the halibut.
 
2011-08-09 12:54:11 PM  

ginandbacon: Are there any married couples on Sesame Street? If so, than sure. Why not?


Two married couples even with kids about 10 years agp when my kids watched it.
 
2011-08-09 12:54:30 PM  
I must surely be the only person who assumed growing up that Bert was Ernie's father.

/i led a sheltered existence
 
2011-08-09 12:55:20 PM  
Put me in on the "this whole thing is presumptuous" option. Whatever their orientation, Bert and Ernie have never been any kind of couple, except perhaps for a parody of The Odd Couple.
 
2011-08-09 12:58:23 PM  
ginandbacon: Are there any married couples on Sesame Street? If so, than sure. Why not?

Yeah, Maria and Luis are married, and so are Gordon and Susan.

As for Bert and Ernie, I always assumed they were brothers. They live together, they love each other deep down, but they have nothing in common and they hardly ever get along. As someone with a brother, that totally made sense to me.
 
2011-08-09 12:58:38 PM  

Swoop1809: Oh god I hope they do. The outrage over it would be absolutely spectacular


This.
 
2011-08-09 12:58:38 PM  
They could be kids? People ever thought of that prospect?
 
2011-08-09 12:58:48 PM  
Yeah, I'm fairly sure that Bert and Ernie are non-sexual creatures.

Not that I would really care if they got married. Just sayin'.
 
2011-08-09 12:59:08 PM  

Gwendolyn: ginandbacon: Are there any married couples on Sesame Street? If so, than sure. Why not?

Two married couples even with kids about 10 years agp when my kids watched it.


Well then, hellz to the yeah! I want to see a fabulous wedding!!!! And I want to watch the fundies implode.

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2011-08-09 01:00:43 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I'm sick to death of political activism. Yes, I think gay marriage should be legal. No, I don't think it has any place being featured on Sesame Street.


You are a bigot and your wailing will only become more desperate and sad as time marches past you.
 
2011-08-09 01:00:47 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: I must surely be the only person who assumed growing up that Bert was Ernie's father.

/i led a sheltered existence


Yep. You're right.

I'm pretty sure you're the only one thinking that.

/You're weird.
//But in a good way.
///I like it.
//Stay gold, Pony Boy!
 
2011-08-09 01:01:48 PM  
The religious fright are freaking as I type.
 
2011-08-09 01:02:32 PM  
Burt and Ernie are pieces of felt, they are non sexual, marriage does not enter the equation.


voting? OK
 
2011-08-09 01:03:07 PM  
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2011-08-09 01:03:44 PM  
I always thought they were brothers.
 
2011-08-09 01:05:22 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I'm sick to death of political activism. Yes, I think gay marriage should be legal. No, I don't think it has any place being featured on Sesame Street.


This isn't political activism. This is recognizing and acknowledging the human experience. We are all human, and we all deserve to be treated as such*.

Children need to be exposed to these situations and recognize them as normal. Maybe if we taught our children that hatred and bigotry and ignorance were wrong, then they could create a better world for themselves and generations to come.

*barring those who rape, murder, and abuse
 
2011-08-09 01:05:32 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I'm sick to death of political activism. Yes, I think gay marriage should be legal. No, I don't think it has any place being featured on Sesame Street.


I think a lot of difficult topics have had a place on Sesame Street before.

One of the reasons I have a deep and abiding respect for the show, actually.
 
2011-08-09 01:05:59 PM  
Is there any aspect of my childhood that isn't going to get raped? I'm looking at you too Michael Bay.
 
2011-08-09 01:06:20 PM  
 
2011-08-09 01:06:50 PM  

vartian: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I'm sick to death of political activism. Yes, I think gay marriage should be legal. No, I don't think it has any place being featured on Sesame Street.

You are a bigot and your wailing will only become more desperate and sad as time marches past you.


I personally think introducing new characters meant to be gay from the beginning would be a lot less lame than rewriting characters that have been asexual for years, but I don't see how not wanting everything on this planet to be even more political than it already is makes Abe Vigoda's Ghost anti-gay. Not everything needs to pound some ideological message into people's heads.
 
2011-08-09 01:07:54 PM  

Kanemano: Burt and Ernie are pieces of felt, they are non sexual, marriage does not enter the equation.


Bert and Ernie are asexual entities. Now, if they want to have a gay "human" couple... sure, whatever, that's fine. But B&E are fine just the way they are.
 
2011-08-09 01:08:52 PM  

darkmayo: I always thought they were brothers.


Butt brothers, amiright?

I hope they do just for the fallout.
 
2011-08-09 01:10:48 PM  

1nsanilicious: So now because you have a same sex room mate your gay? College life is about to get very interesting if thats the case.


thats what i'm thinking.
I guess this means i was gay from the ages of 17 to 26.
Platonically gay I guess cause I didn't get none from any of my roommates.
did swap a few girlfriends over the years so that counts right?
 
2011-08-09 01:12:28 PM  
Put me in the "presumptuous" category. They've always fit well in the "odd couple" niche, and their purpose is to teach that even though you may not be 100% sold on what [INSERT PERSON WHOSE PROXIMITY CAUSES FRICTION HERE] is doing, they're still your [WHATEVER], and you should respect them.
 
2011-08-09 01:13:51 PM  
Today's episode is brought to you by the letters D,U,T,C,H,R,U,D,D,E,R...
 
2011-08-09 01:13:59 PM  
stop telling Bert and Ernie who to be!
 
2011-08-09 01:17:33 PM  

Gwendolyn: ginandbacon: Are there any married couples on Sesame Street? If so, than sure. Why not?

Two married couples even with kids about 10 years agp when my kids watched it.


Human characters... I think all of the puppets are asexual and I think that's probably for the best. I don't really want to see Prairie Dawn get a UTI because she had sex with Oscar the Grouch in a trashcan.

Besides, Avenue Q already handled this.
 
2011-08-09 01:18:39 PM  
I'm more outraged that the Cookie Monster has to eat healthy foods.
 
2011-08-09 01:20:02 PM  

EuphoniumEuphoria: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I'm sick to death of political activism. Yes, I think gay marriage should be legal. No, I don't think it has any place being featured on Sesame Street.

This isn't political activism. This is recognizing and acknowledging the human experience. We are all human, and we all deserve to be treated as such*.

Children need to be exposed to these situations and recognize them as normal. Maybe if we taught our children that hatred and bigotry and ignorance were wrong, then they could create a better world for themselves and generations to come.

*barring those who rape, murder, and abuse


Maybe, just maybe, its a parent's job to teach our children that hatred and bigotry and ignorance are wrong, not a f*ckin television show's...

/100% pro same-sex marriage.
 
2011-08-09 01:20:04 PM  
So I think gay marriage should be legal, and that makes me anti-gay?
Or is it my opinion that it should not be a part of a children's program that makes me anti-gay?

I just want to be clear on the subject.
 
2011-08-09 01:20:23 PM  

1nsanilicious: So now because you have a same sex room mate your gay? College life is about to get very interesting if thats the case.


Gay roofie sex? Ya, I can see the man-rape charges in the future.
 
2011-08-09 01:21:00 PM  

Crotchrocket Slim: vartian: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I'm sick to death of political activism. Yes, I think gay marriage should be legal. No, I don't think it has any place being featured on Sesame Street.

You are a bigot and your wailing will only become more desperate and sad as time marches past you.

I personally think introducing new characters meant to be gay from the beginning would be a lot less lame than rewriting characters that have been asexual for years, but I don't see how not wanting everything on this planet to be even more political than it already is makes Abe Vigoda's Ghost anti-gay. Not everything needs to pound some ideological message into people's heads.


This,

While the homosexual label was always a sligh suggestion, I feel that they were more akin to the Odd Couple than a homosexual couple. They slept in separate beds, and their interactions were always the Straight/Foil comedy duo.

This is a non-issue. I think if Sesame Street were to tackle the issue, then it would be best defined with new characters.
 
2011-08-09 01:24:44 PM  

iaazathot: Crotchrocket Slim: vartian: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I'm sick to death of political activism. Yes, I think gay marriage should be legal. No, I don't think it has any place being featured on Sesame Street.

You are a bigot and your wailing will only become more desperate and sad as time marches past you.

I personally think introducing new characters meant to be gay from the beginning would be a lot less lame than rewriting characters that have been asexual for years, but I don't see how not wanting everything on this planet to be even more political than it already is makes Abe Vigoda's Ghost anti-gay. Not everything needs to pound some ideological message into people's heads.

This,

While the homosexual label was always a sligh suggestion, I feel that they were more akin to the Odd Couple than a homosexual couple. They slept in separate beds, and their interactions were always the Straight/Foil comedy duo.

This is a non-issue. I think if Sesame Street were to tackle the issue, then it would be best defined with new characters.


According to The Onion, they already have.
 
2011-08-09 01:25:54 PM  
Ernie's favorite rubber duckie:

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2011-08-09 01:26:29 PM  

Crotchrocket Slim: vartian: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I'm sick to death of political activism. Yes, I think gay marriage should be legal. No, I don't think it has any place being featured on Sesame Street.

You are a bigot and your wailing will only become more desperate and sad as time marches past you.

I personally think introducing new characters meant to be gay from the beginning would be a lot less lame than rewriting characters that have been asexual for years, but I don't see how not wanting everything on this planet to be even more political than it already is makes Abe Vigoda's Ghost anti-gay. Not everything needs to pound some ideological message into people's heads.


I was wrong...completely misread the post. I still don't see why it cannot be on Sesame Street, but I read that as "I think gay marriage should be illegal." My mistake, and apologies to Abe Vigoda's Ghost.
 
2011-08-09 01:26:44 PM  
If you think Bert & Ernie were gay, you are projecting so hard.

I'm all for same-sex marriage. Love is love, and we need a lot more of it in the world. But don't just make shiat up to fit your worldview.
 
2011-08-09 01:28:52 PM  
there is something SERIOUSLY wrong with people who absolutely MUST assign gender-based sexuality to FARKING PUPPETS!!!!!!

/srs?!?
 
2011-08-09 01:29:00 PM  

Kanemano: Burt and Ernie are pieces of felt, they are non sexual


Maybe you aren't getting felt by the right Muppet...
 
2011-08-09 01:30:03 PM  

vartian: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I'm sick to death of political activism. Yes, I think gay marriage should be legal. No, I don't think it has any place being featured on Sesame Street.

You are a bigot and your wailing will only become more desperate and sad as time marches past you.


The word "bigotry". Please look it up.

Or just keep it locked and loaded and anyone who doesn't share your opinions: Fire! That should help your cause.
 
2011-08-09 01:31:19 PM  
Who'd a known Bert and Ernie were a couple? Didn't seem to faze George Bailey.

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Or are we talking about Mayor Charles Keenan Blitz's bodyguards?

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Because I can't condone robot marriage. That's an abomination in the eyes of the Lord.
 
2011-08-09 01:31:22 PM  

vartian: You are a bigot and your wailing will only become more desperate and sad as time marches past you.


Nice.

7/10
 
2011-08-09 01:34:04 PM  

vartian: My mistake, and apologies to Abe Vigoda's Ghost.



awwww.

i like it better when i thought you were trolling. Apologies on fark are always lame (but appreciated)
 
2011-08-09 01:34:52 PM  
HOMICIDE: LIFE ON SESAME STREET
 
2011-08-09 01:35:53 PM  
I have been watching Sesame Street since I was 2, the same year that it began. So I've seen a lot of Bert and Ernie, and it never occurred to me until I was an adult that they could possibly have been anything other than platonic roommates. Gay couple? Sure, why not? I'm just saying, as a child, the whole subtext just wasn't there, and if we stop planting our own insecurities in children's heads, it wouldn't be a problem.

Besides, they are puppets :/
 
2011-08-09 01:36:50 PM  

vartian: Crotchrocket Slim: vartian: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I'm sick to death of political activism. Yes, I think gay marriage should be legal. No, I don't think it has any place being featured on Sesame Street.

You are a bigot and your wailing will only become more desperate and sad as time marches past you.

I personally think introducing new characters meant to be gay from the beginning would be a lot less lame than rewriting characters that have been asexual for years, but I don't see how not wanting everything on this planet to be even more political than it already is makes Abe Vigoda's Ghost anti-gay. Not everything needs to pound some ideological message into people's heads.

I was wrong...completely misread the post. I still don't see why it cannot be on Sesame Street, but I read that as "I think gay marriage should be illegal." My mistake, and apologies to Abe Vigoda's Ghost.


Roger that, vartian. It's all good.
 
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