Bert and Ernie are extra than simply buddies, based on “Sesame Avenue” writer Mark Saltzman.
Saltzman, who joined the present in 1984, advised Queerty the 2 puppets are a gay couple and their relationship is a mirrored image of his partnership with movie editor Arnold Glassman.
“I used to be Ernie. I look extra Bert-ish. And [Arnold] as a movie editor—in case you considered Bert with a job on the earth, wouldn’t that be good? Bert together with his paper clips and group? And I used to be the jokester,” he revealed to the LGBTQ weblog. “So it was the Bert and Ernie relationship, and I used to be already with Arnie after I got here to ‘Sesame Avenue.’”
The pair has been dwelling collectively as roommates on 123 Sesame Avenue for the previous 49 years however slept in separate beds, based on footage shared by TMZ.
Bert and Ernie have been thought-about icons in LGBTQ neighborhood for years, however Saltzman stated he didn’t write their same-sex relationship with an agenda, moderately drawing from his personal experiences.
“I don’t assume I’d know the way else to write down them, however as a loving couple,” he stated.