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(Washington Post)   New Yorker cover suggests Bert and Ernie are gay. In other news, the Washington Post thinks this is news   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 285
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2013-06-28 10:56:19 AM
And I'm sure Sesame Street would love to be dragged into this.

If they had suggested that Bert & Ernie were gay, then this could work, but they've vehemently denied it since day one.
 
2013-06-28 11:03:15 AM
I even figured out they were gay when I was 5.
 
2013-06-28 11:12:21 AM
They are not gay. How do I know?

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Look at their shirts. No gay couple would leave the house together dressed like that.
Also, Bert's unibrow? Hell no. Any self respecting gay man has his eyebrows threaded
 
2013-06-28 11:21:56 AM
Seems legit.

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2013-06-28 11:28:41 AM
Oh, FFS
 
2013-06-28 11:36:50 AM
They are not gay.  Puppets don't have genitals

/Grover, however, is a scatophage
 
2013-06-28 11:41:02 AM
I remember thinking as a kid that they were Siskel and Ebert.

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2013-06-28 11:46:06 AM
Meh. And I'm sure PBS and Sesame Street are gonna be thrilled that they're going to get dragged into this. I can only imagine all the BS they're going to be subjected to by the rubes for this


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2013-06-28 12:00:12 PM
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2013-06-28 12:01:05 PM
They a puppets on a kids show.
 
2013-06-28 12:01:52 PM
But the Washington Times is offering a group wedding rate for 1000 or more couples.
 
2013-06-28 12:02:03 PM
Why do they have to drag Sesame street into all this?  Can't they just be puppets?

Classless Asshats.
 
2013-06-28 12:05:59 PM

2 grams: Why do they have to drag Sesame street into all this?  Can't they just be puppets?

Classless Asshats.


No because all the reporters want pulitzers to bring meaning to their waste of a career; so everything becomes 'news'
 
2013-06-28 12:06:52 PM

Gunny Highway: They a puppets on a kids show.


They're gay puppets.

Spoiler: Peppermint Patty and Marcie are lesbians.
 
2013-06-28 12:06:59 PM

Il Douchey: They are not gay.  Puppets don't have genitals

/Grover, however, is a scatophage


Oscar has some serious issues too, but seriously FFS leave innocent children's educational programming out of it.
 
2013-06-28 12:07:23 PM
Didn't even Jim Henson himself say they weren't gay, they're puppets years ago? Good god, N'yakker, go find some other lake to troll today.
 
2013-06-28 12:08:08 PM
They're puppets. On a show for children. They don't have a sexual relationship, so gay or straight really doesn't enter into it. Seriously, people, can't they just be friends?

In any case, why don't people focus on Big Bird and Snuffleupagus for a change? Sheesh.
 
2013-06-28 12:09:14 PM

darkedgefan: Didn't Family Guy already do this? Showed Bert and Ernie waking up next to each other? That was from 1999.

Of course they are both little pillow biters.


they did, Homicide:Life on Sesame Street - Ernie wished Bert wouldn't drink so much and Bert demanded Ernie not eat cookies in bed.
 
2013-06-28 12:09:15 PM
They are not gay, they are stoners.
 
2013-06-28 12:09:18 PM
Is this what Rand Paul meant by marrying non-humans?

So... Red from Fraggle Rock is available?

/you know she'd be awesome in bed.
 
2013-06-28 12:09:43 PM
It's true....


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2013-06-28 12:09:48 PM
I always assumed they were brothers.
 
2013-06-28 12:10:02 PM
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2013-06-28 12:10:33 PM
Aah, an afternoon alone with my favorite book, "Broadway Musicals of the 1940s."
 
2013-06-28 12:10:38 PM

WippitGuud: Is this what Rand Paul meant by marrying non-humans?


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2013-06-28 12:11:10 PM
Damn... why does everything have to be gay lol
 
2013-06-28 12:11:39 PM

Walker: Gunny Highway: They a puppets on a kids show.

They're gay puppets.

Spoiler: Peppermint Patty and Marcie are lesbians.


Since when?
 
2013-06-28 12:11:40 PM
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2013-06-28 12:11:46 PM
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2013-06-28 12:12:16 PM

Gunny Highway: They a puppets on a kids show.


I used to argue a lot with the wife about this. They are fictional characters. They don't do ANYTHING when the cameras aren't rolling, so they can't have hidden lives.

Similar discussion was had for Holmes and Watson.
 
2013-06-28 12:12:44 PM

RoyHobbs22: Il Douchey: They are not gay.  Puppets don't have genitals

/Grover, however, is a scatophage

Oscar has some serious issues too, but seriously FFS leave innocent children's educational programming out of it.


Might as well say Animal has OCD, ADD and serious mental issues, while were applying conditions and illnesses to kid's shows, cuz that's what adults do best. Oh and bomb Emerald City, accuse the Big Bad wolf of domestic violence, murder and rape and what the hell....set the Enchanted Forest on fire and blame it on arson by some emo kid that lives in a castle. If you're going to wreck children's stories, might as wreck them all. Oh and, Dorothy? It was a setup. The "good" witch was really just a jealous whore. The "bad" witch is innocent and was the sucker in a gangland execution with Dorothy as the fall guy.
 
2013-06-28 12:12:48 PM

2 grams: Why do they have to drag Sesame street into all this?  Can't they just be puppets?

Classless Asshats.


^This.

None of my kids ever asked me if Bert & Ernie were gay; they never asked why Donald Duck didn't wear trousers.  Or why Tinkie Winkie carried a handbag or why Little Bear's entire family wore clothes but Little Bear ran around stark naked the whole time....

Little children - and the ones who watch Sesame St are very young kids - do not bother, nor are they particularly aware of sexual orientation; they're brains too busy figuring out a bunch of other stuff.  It's only the adults on all sides who obsess about who's "farking" whom on a children's t.v. show, and I don't know whether that's sad or ridiculous.
 
2013-06-28 12:12:53 PM
They are brothers. Gay stoner brothers with no knobs.
 
2013-06-28 12:13:13 PM
One thousand years from now, there won't be any guys and there won't be any girls, just wankers.  Sounds all right to me.
 
2013-06-28 12:14:40 PM
I am sure the 3 conservatives who read the New Yorker will cancel their subscription.
 
2013-06-28 12:16:41 PM
 
2013-06-28 12:16:42 PM
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I think its wonderful that Ernie stayed with Bert even though Bert has jaundice.
 
2013-06-28 12:17:18 PM
ACunningPlan:None of my kids ever asked me if Bert & Ernie were gay; they never asked why Donald Duck didn't wear trousers.  Or why Tinkie Winkie carried a handbag or why Little Bear's entire family wore clothes but Little Bear ran around stark naked the whole time....

I asked my niece why Donald Duck doesn't wear pants to which she replied that "he's a duck, of course he doesn't wear pants." I decided that was the perfect answer.
 
2013-06-28 12:17:19 PM
 I don't remember the last time I bought a magazine, but they're 7 bucks now? Wow.
 
2013-06-28 12:17:47 PM

scottydoesntknow: And I'm sure Sesame Street would love to be dragged into this.

If they had suggested that Bert & Ernie were gay, then this could work, but they've vehemently denied it since day one.


Dude, they are gay icons. It's not Sesame Street that "made" them gay, its the public (particularly homosexuals) who are watching it and "decided" that. Wizard of Oz has no homosexuality in it, but everyone understands what one means by saying someone is a "friend of Dorothy" as it is a cult classic in the LGBT community.
 
2013-06-28 12:17:54 PM

fanbladesaresharp: Didn't even Jim Henson himself say they weren't gay, they're puppets years ago? Good god, N'yakker, go find some other lake to troll today.


Do lakes have trolls? I thought they just had watery tarts.
 
2013-06-28 12:18:26 PM
This is bullshiat. Everyone knows B&E are casino owners. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NShgvtEro7I
 
2013-06-28 12:18:32 PM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: ACunningPlan:None of my kids ever asked me if Bert & Ernie were gay; they never asked why Donald Duck didn't wear trousers.  Or why Tinkie Winkie carried a handbag or why Little Bear's entire family wore clothes but Little Bear ran around stark naked the whole time....

I asked my niece why Donald Duck doesn't wear pants to which she replied that "he's a duck, of course he doesn't wear pants." I decided that was the perfect answer.


But can you explain why he wears a towel around his waist whenever he gets out of the bath?
 
2013-06-28 12:19:17 PM
This movie came out in 1968, and was extremely popular.
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Sesame Street (with a muppet cast led at that time by Bert & Ernie) premiered in 1969.
Are there seriously any more questions as to the inspiration and intention of Bert & Ernie???
 
2013-06-28 12:19:41 PM

vernonFL: They are not gay. How do I know?

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Look at their shirts. No gay couple would leave the house together dressed like that.
Also, Bert's unibrow? Hell no. Any self respecting gay man has his eyebrows threaded


Ding. Ding. Ding.

Plus, the whole Bert and Ernie gay scenario has already been beaten to death for decades. Give it a rest, folks, sometimes a kids show is just a kids show.
 
2013-06-28 12:20:30 PM
Walker

Gunny Highway: They a puppets on a kids show.

They're gay puppets.

Spoiler: Peppermint Patty and Marcie are lesbians.


Those two were never in question.
 
2013-06-28 12:20:47 PM

scottydoesntknow: But can you explain why he wears a towel around his waist whenever he gets out of the bath?


To dry off?
 
2013-06-28 12:20:55 PM

vernonFL: They are not gay. How do I know?

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Look at their shirts. No gay couple would leave the house together dressed like that.
Also, Bert's unibrow? Hell no. Any self respecting gay man has his eyebrows threaded


They look like every lesbian couple I've ever seen... including the shirts and uni-brow.
 
2013-06-28 12:21:19 PM
 
2013-06-28 12:21:20 PM
this is crap, I can't imagine anyone would find this interesting or newsworthy
I live with my best pal and I rarely gargle his privates
 
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