Are Bert and Ernie Gay? We Checked the Research. - Pacific Standard - Burt ernie gay
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Iconic "Sesame Street" puppets Bert and Ernie are a couple, according to a former writer for the show. In an exclusive interview with with blog "Queerty," Mark Saltzman said he felt that when he was writing Bert and Ernie, he was writing them as a couple and basing their. Bert and Ernie are two Muppets who appear together in numerous skits on the popular . Frank Oz, who previously performed as Bert, stated Bert and Ernie were not gay, saying, "They're not, of course, a gay couple. But why that question?