Should Sesame Street Let Bert and Er...

Should Sesame Street Let Bert and Ernie Get Married?

There are 12 comments on the www.womanist-musings.com story from Aug 11, 2011, titled Should Sesame Street Let Bert and Ernie Get Married?. In it, www.womanist-musings.com reports that:

Like many kids, I grew up watching Sesame Street . I loved the songs, the bright flashing colours and Oscar the grouch. Years later, I would sit in front of the television and watch Sesame Street with each of my boys. Now that they have outgrown Sesame Street, I hope that it will be around should they decide to have children one day, so that I can share it with my grand kids. As a child, I never thought about the fact that Bert and Ernie lived together and slept in separate twin friends. In fact, I never thought about the nature of their relationship at all, because it all seemed very normal, for lack of a better word. Children often don't see certain relationship as problematic, and have to be actively taught what they are supposed to perceive as normal. This is why I believe that the new petition at Change.org to out Bert and Ernie is important.

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#1 Aug 11, 2011
Yes, Sesame Street should let Bert and Ernie get married. Firstly, the marriage of Bert and Ernie would be an honor to the creator of the Muppets.
Secondly, The marriage of the two male muppets would be an example of the times that we live in now. Lgbt marriage and lifestyle is taught in schools worldwide and this avenue of education, pardon the pun, should not be an exception, sesame street rules!
Scott

Greensburg, PA

#2 Aug 11, 2011
Here comes the death of Sesame Street. While overtly liberal in its propaganda aimed at children, this will give the adults a real wake-up call if they have been mindlessly letting the television babysit their kid.

Since: Jul 11

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Aug 11, 2011
Personally, I have never seen Bert and Ernie as anything more than roommates. I think it's a bit premature to require this show to bring something as adult as marriage into the show - any kind of marriage - without teaching kids the foundations of stable and healthy interpersonal relationships. Since Sesame Street never touches on love or other complex topics, I think marriage should not be approached so casually on the show.
Mikey

Walpole, MA

#4 Aug 11, 2011
Maybe they should, it would be an excellent teaching moment for the kids. We all know that there are way too many clueless bigoted parents out there. We also know that these parents more than likely won't be watching the show with them (they will more likely be watching Jerry Springer or Nascar on another television as they abhor anything educational). So, go for it Sesame Street....lead the way out of ignorance for these kids. The more you know......

Since: Jan 07

Ann Arbor, MI

#5 Aug 11, 2011
The more pertinent question is whether it's wise advocacy for us to be putting pressure on Sesame Street to marry Bert and Ernie. My answer to that question is a firm 'no'. This can only backfire, in a huge way.

Put your money and effort into something that will produce real results for real people. Pressuring the people in charge of children's programming to enter the culture war is a bad idea.

Since: Oct 09

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#6 Aug 11, 2011
Who the heck wrote this scrap? Here is a copy and paste

s a child, I never thought about the fact that Bert and Ernie lived together and slept in separate twin friends.

Really? They slept in separate twin friends?

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Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#7 Aug 11, 2011
Honest AbeL wrote:
Who the heck wrote this scrap? Here is a copy and paste
s a child, I never thought about the fact that Bert and Ernie lived together and slept in separate twin friends.
Really? They slept in separate twin friends?
Laurel and Hardy often actually SHARED a bed in their short films and no one complained. I recall several 3 Stooges where all 3 were in bed together. No one took it seriously nor cared. It is comedy or fantasy and as for Sesame Street, I am not even sure if Bert and Ernie are not siblings. All the characters are child-adults, they do things kids understand, like sleepovers, or siblings sharing a room.

This is a stupid article and I suspect bogus.

Since: Oct 09

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#8 Aug 11, 2011
Please read the section of the column again. You seem to be missing it
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>Laurel and Hardy often actually SHARED a bed in their short films and no one complained. I recall several 3 Stooges where all 3 were in bed together. No one took it seriously nor cared. It is comedy or fantasy and as for Sesame Street, I am not even sure if Bert and Ernie are not siblings. All the characters are child-adults, they do things kids understand, like sleepovers, or siblings sharing a room.
This is a stupid article and I suspect bogus.
christy

Paintsville, KY

#9 Aug 11, 2011
HELL NO!

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Since: Apr 08

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#10 Aug 11, 2011
Inquisitarian wrote:
The more pertinent question is whether it's wise advocacy for us to be putting pressure on Sesame Street to marry Bert and Ernie. My answer to that question is a firm 'no'. This can only backfire, in a huge way.
Put your money and effort into something that will produce real results for real people. Pressuring the people in charge of children's programming to enter the culture war is a bad idea.
Thank you! The voice of reason! Good God, they are freaking muppets. What's next? Big Bird takes on more than one wife? Let kids learn letter sounds, sing, laugh, and just be kids. There are other opportunities for learning about ADULT life differences!
Teeluvsaruba

Canton, MI

#13 Aug 11, 2011
This has to be one of the more stupid things I've heard of in my life. Just because they've lived together we must assume that they are gay. What are we trying to prove here?

Since: Sep 09

San Francisco, CA

#14 Aug 12, 2011
Honest AbeL wrote:
Who the heck wrote this scrap? Here is a copy and paste
s a child, I never thought about the fact that Bert and Ernie lived together and slept in separate twin friends.
Really? They slept in separate twin friends?
My recommendation is to ignore anything posted by womanist, it is all BS

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