Wedding Bells for Bert and Ernie?

Wedding Bells for Bert and Ernie?

There are 40 comments on the WJCW-AM Gray story from Aug 10, 2011, titled Wedding Bells for Bert and Ernie?. In it, WJCW-AM Gray reports that:

Thousands of same-sex couples have been married in New York since gay marriage was legalized in the Empire State in July.

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Since: Aug 08

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#1 Aug 10, 2011
Who thinks they are a gay couple?

“U never saw a cat in a hat B4?”

Since: Jan 09

What's Not to Love?

#2 Aug 11, 2011
Wedding Bells for Bert and Ernie????? This is ridiculous and I suspect the guy that started that petition is actually a NOM backer.

4 y/o's don't comprehend sexual orientation and don't care. True, later in life many will look back at their earliest memories and realize there was something different in the way they looked at things compared to their friends, but at 4 y/o they don't care about this stuff and don't need it.

Stunts like this only make the fundies appear - well, not credible - it makes them appear less stupid....

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#3 Aug 11, 2011
Stupidest story ever. Either bogus or satire. However, watch the feathers fly as our cranky pals come screaming from their double wide trailers using their dial up computers.

“Created Equal”

Since: Feb 08

USA

#5 Aug 11, 2011
I've long cited Bert and Ernie as my first gay couple role models. While Sesame Workshop spokespeople maintain, "Even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics…they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation," this is a serious cop out.

Charlie McCarthy was a ventriloquist dummy, and he was quite openly heterosexual. Kermit and Miss Piggy are quite openly heterosexual.

And while we're talking essentially about fictional characters, the argument that, "They are not gay, they are not straight, they are puppets… they do not exist below the waist," is spurious.

They are repsented in books, ice shows, toys, and indeed on Sesame Street as having legs and feet. when they move across a room, you hear their footsteps, even though you don't see their legs. In their fictional Sesame Streed universe, they are fully formed.

The same debate has been encountered with the fictional characters of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson, and there was even one movie in which it was directly implied that, regarding Sherlock, women were "not his glass of tea."

Let's compare Bert & Ernie as fictional characters to the real world in which Sesame Street's young viewers live. Bert and Ernie clearly share an inseparable bond, despite their obvious conflicts. Neither one has ever shown the slightest romantic interest in girls. They are not simply roommates; they sleep not in their own bedrooms, but in a shared bedroom with matching beds, monogrammed with their initials.

In the 1973 Sesame Street kids book "The Perils of Penelope," Bert cross-dresses in a fuffy blond wig and bright pink tutu as Penelope, a perpetual damsel-in-distress, who is repeatedly rescued from certain death by Ernie, who plays a succession of male characters. The cover of the book features Bert in drag, tied up on the railroad tracks, with the dialogue bubble, "Why do I always have to be Penelope?"

Now let's translate that to the real world. Two guys who always go out together, live in a one-bedroom apartment together, don't date girls, and have their own his-&-his monogrammed beds and towels. One is known to cross-dress on occasion, all in good fun. If Bert was your uncle, and Ernie was his "friend" you'd absolutely percieve them as a couple.

I think the petition is silly. Sesame Workshop need not take a position either way. The truth is obvious, and it's been there all along. Just like in real life.
Disgusted American

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Aug 11, 2011
FAQHATER wrote:
Which one will be wearing the NAMBLA necklace?
Be Happy, Not Gay" Hey I was born that way! That is all they need shout! Get over it homo’s! Hey harvey! Want some milk with that twinkie? Rumor has it. That on harvys headstone. A urinal is on the backside. The drain goes down into his box. And it appears the letters NAMBLA are on the headstone.
wow who knew comedians visit this site? GFY
Bob

Houston, TX

#7 Aug 11, 2011
FAQHATER wrote:
Which one will be wearing the NAMBLA necklace?
Be Happy, Not Gay" Hey I was born that way! That is all they need shout! Get over it homo’s! Hey harvey! Want some milk with that twinkie? Rumor has it. That on harvys headstone. A urinal is on the backside. The drain goes down into his box. And it appears the letters NAMBLA are on the headstone.
Wow, you must beat off alot with all those fantasies of yours!
Dexter

Pittsburgh, PA

#9 Aug 11, 2011
Just the kind of thing to make more people aware of homosexual intents to brainwash children. Go for it! A few more people could use the wake-up call of just how corrupt and twisted homosexuals are and just how intent they are on corrupting and twisting children.

“Child of the Universe”

Since: Aug 09

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

#10 Aug 11, 2011
Bob wrote:
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Wow, you must beat off alot with all those fantasies of yours!
Actually, he seems to only have the one fantasy, which he keeps repeating over and over...
NObamarama

New Castle, PA

#11 Aug 11, 2011
Stupid!

What's next? Changing Cookie Monster / Veggie Monster / whatever dumba-s-s'd politically correct monster into the Condom Monster?

Big Bird into Big Perve

Elmo into Emo

Bring on the cross dressing Count who counts how many pairs of high heels he owns.

Snuff-film-leupagus

Today's show has been brought to you by the letter P for puppet porn.

These people are so desperate to force their agenda that they now have to resort to brainwashing children...pathetic.

Sesame Street is about education on not indoctrination and propaganda! Take your freak circus somewhere else.

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Since: Jul 11

Los Angeles, CA

#12 Aug 11, 2011
AS I posted on another thread regarding this same issue:

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.
Disgusted American

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Aug 11, 2011
IrishmanLA wrote:
AS I posted on another thread regarding this same issue:
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.
Seseme Street DID touch on the subject of Death,,,,when Mr Hooper died....

Since: Jul 11

Los Angeles, CA

#14 Aug 11, 2011
Disgusted American wrote:
<quoted text>Seseme Street DID touch on the subject of Death,,,,when Mr Hooper died....
I must have missed that episode... ;)

Since: Aug 08

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#15 Aug 11, 2011
If they make Bert and Ernie gay it will only give ammunition to the right-winged haters. They claim gays are trying to push the "gay agenda" and brainwash children. I'm surprised I haven't seen one of the bigots on here yet.

Since: Aug 08

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#16 Aug 11, 2011
They'll claim*

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#17 Aug 11, 2011
FAQHATER wrote:
Which one will be wearing the NAMBLA necklace?
Be Happy, Not Gay" Hey I was born that way! That is all they need shout! Get over it homo’s! Hey harvey! Want some milk with that twinkie? Rumor has it. That on harvys headstone. A urinal is on the backside. The drain goes down into his box. And it appears the letters NAMBLA are on the headstone.
You know what, I was in a cemetery the other day and I saw your mom's grave. It was quiet and lonely, so I dug a small pit and took a huge dump, and finished it off with a big pee, so your mom can drink root beer and eat meat loaf, ya F*CK.

I can't wait for your funeral, for I will be glad to pour the most vile things I can find onto your stinking grave.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#18 Aug 11, 2011
Bob wrote:
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Wow, you must beat off alot with all those fantasies of yours!
He, pardon me, IT repeats that same particular passage no matter what the subject. It is mighty vivid to believe IT has given it only small attention. I believe IT wishes that to happen to IT, ITself. IT is below contempt.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#19 Aug 11, 2011
Dexter wrote:
Just the kind of thing to make more people aware of homosexual intents to brainwash children. Go for it! A few more people could use the wake-up call of just how corrupt and twisted homosexuals are and just how intent they are on corrupting and twisting children.
If you're so proud of your post, then why haven't you registered, you cowardly little pussy?

I have ZERO respect for drive by posters, who change names more often than their stained ripped underpants. Register, or shut it, coward.

BTW, I was in Pittsburgh in mid May and it rained every single day and when I got back home, I was tempted to kiss the ground like the pope does, i was so glad to get out of that filthy HOLE of a city. Just right for a coward like you.
Dexter

Pittsburgh, PA

#20 Aug 11, 2011
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>If you're so proud of your post, then why haven't you registered, you cowardly little pussy?
I have ZERO respect for drive by posters, who change names more often than their stained ripped underpants. Register, or shut it, coward.
BTW, I was in Pittsburgh in mid May and it rained every single day and when I got back home, I was tempted to kiss the ground like the pope does, i was so glad to get out of that filthy HOLE of a city. Just right for a coward like you.
Is that supposed to hurt my feelings? BTW, I'm quite sure Pittsburgh is better off without you.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#21 Aug 11, 2011
Dexter wrote:
<quoted text>
Is that supposed to hurt my feelings? BTW, I'm quite sure Pittsburgh is better off without you.
Oh, please, in the sixties and seventies, I was spending summer and Christmas vacations there before you were born, I am sure, in Highland Park and Etna at grandparents or aunts and uncles'. It was always too hot, too cold, or too boring(except for the Carnegie Mellon dinosaur exhibits...when I was TEN). Now all that is there are graves of my parents and other loved ones, and you. Not the place for me. thank you.
Papa Bear

Watseka, IL

#22 Aug 11, 2011
AdamTh wrote:
Wedding Bells for Bert and Ernie????? This is ridiculous and I suspect the guy that started that petition is actually a NOM backer.
4 y/o's don't comprehend sexual orientation and don't care. True, later in life many will look back at their earliest memories and realize there was something different in the way they looked at things compared to their friends, but at 4 y/o they don't care about this stuff and don't need it.
Stunts like this only make the fundies appear - well, not credible - it makes them appear less stupid....
You're a traitor.
4-year-olds MUST understand, accept, and celebrate homosexuality because all kids are born gay.
How dare you say that children shouldn't be shown the positive side of being introduced into a perfectly normal lifetime of being gay.
No wonder everyone rates you clueless nuts and spam.
Children WILL embrace being gay, whether they or their Nazi-bigot parents like it, or not.
Choice in this regard is hate and bigotry and you should be ashamed of yourself.

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