1. minimaxir

    minimaxir
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    In response to accusations from tabloids that Bert and Ernie were written as gay characters (and the previous threads on that were locked as a result, but a legit response is newsworthy).
     
  2. My sexual preference is also best described as "remain a puppet."
     
  3. KoolAid

    KoolAid
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    No fun allowed
     
  4. I always thought they were just best friends who lived at the same apartment. Yknow, flat mates?

    I never got the impression when I was a kid that they were together, but maybe that just flew over my head somehow?
     
  5. Volimar

    Volimar
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    Depicting them as gay is the least horrific thing that the internet has done to Bert and Ernie.
     
  6. kickz

    kickz
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    As a kid Bert an Ernie scared me, mainly because of the eye brows.
     
  7. What a time to be alive
     
  8. Parvaati

    Parvaati
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  9. I had nightmares about the Cookie Monster as a kid. He would tickle me to death. Then one day, I dreamed that I killed him in my grandma's basement and I never had another nightmare about him again.
     
  10. Sweeney Swift

    Sweeney Swift
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    Heaven forbid anything on earth not be perceived as straight for even a moment
     
  11. WTF

    LOL
     
  12. Sephzilla

    Sephzilla
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    [​IMG]
     
  13. wtf prompted this?
     
  14. minimaxir

    minimaxir
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  15. Dyle

    Dyle
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    I guess this confirms that Muppets don't have free will, I'd heard stories about some rebelling against their puppeteers and trying to gain independence, but they must have been misleading. I had always assumed that they possessed minds on par with our own, but perhaps their level of intelligence and agency is on a totally different level.
     
  16. Rvaan

    Rvaan
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    Why do I have a feeling Tumblr is somehow involved here?
     
  17. fucking lol

    best 'worst' dream ever!
     
  18. funky

    funky
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    Muppets and Puppets are different.

    Now we know how. Muppets fuck.
     
  19. Mesoian

    Mesoian
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    Like...

    I get that they don't wanna take a side, but didn't they recently introduce an autistic muppet? The whole "they're just puppets" thing rings pretty hollow when they're willing to tackle some issues but not others.
     
  20. chadskin

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  21. Bigkrev

    Bigkrev
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    It's incredibly fucked that they put out this statement. There is no way that they were under enough pressure that they had to make a comment, and in no way is anyone believing they are gay a meaningful infringement/damage to their IP. They gain nothing from this except hurting some people that admire that implicit homosexual representation.
     
  22. SuperBanana

    SuperBanana
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    Miss Piggy has never been in Sesame Street...
     
  23. Yeah I guess you can pretend they are gay if that interests you.
     
  24. BuckRogers

    BuckRogers
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    Miss Piggy was, as far as I know, not a Sesame Street character. There's confusion because of Kermit's double role on The Muppets and Sesame Street, but I don't think the Miss Piggy/Kermit relationship is ever discussed on Sesame Street.
     
  25. CopyOfACopy

    CopyOfACopy
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    The Muppets =/= Sesame St
     
  26. Gurgelhals

    Gurgelhals
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    What about Bernie and Ert though?

    [​IMG]
     
  27. Working yet?

    Working yet?
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    I've seen more appealing shipping in the past. I guess there's something for everyone.
     
  28. Krejlooc

    Krejlooc
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    don't they, like, sleep in the same bed? And aren't there other straight puppets in the sesame street universe who date?
     
  29. Regardless, it's a moot point, as Sesame Workshop hasn't had anything to do with the Muppets in well over a decade. The Muppets are owned by Disney.
     
  30. carlsojo

    carlsojo
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    I'm not too deep into the Sesame Street lore but from the six months I watched with my daughter I don't recall any of the puppets dating.
     
  31. Parvaati

    Parvaati
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    They share the same bedroom but I think they have their own beds; that’s what a quick Google search showed at least.
     
  32. PSqueak

    PSqueak
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    Why is this so funny? hahahaha.
     
  33. Lozange

    Lozange
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    For those who aren't aware, the original article - https://www.queerty.com/exclusive-b...er-20180916/amp#click=https://t.co/ZI0rollG2A
    It's actually really sweet, because the writer who confirmed it is basically like "yeah their relationship was based on my own relationship with my partner". Even if shipping isn't your thing, it's a beautiful thing of self expression imo.
    So it's fucked up that someone else felt the need to stamp on it like this.
     
  34. Krejlooc

    Krejlooc
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    Forgetful Jones is a cowboy character on sesame street:

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    Clementine is his girlfriend, and is referred to as such:

    [​IMG]
     
  35. Squarehard

    Squarehard
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    [​IMG]
     
  36. Well they haven't called 'em straight!
     
  37. They have separate beds in the same room.
     
  38. The best part: I had a Sesame Street blanket as a kid...WITH THE COOKIE MONSTER ON IT.
     
  39. VAD

    VAD
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    Two gay puppets being together is not stranger than a frog and a pig being an item.
     
  40. Do you have a tickle fettish
     
  41. bangai-o

    bangai-o
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    So, Kermit exists in both the Muppets-verse and Sesame Street-verse? Or, are his Sesame Street appearances non-canon?
     
  42. Krejlooc

    Krejlooc
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    There's also grundgetta who is Oscar the Grouch's girlfriend, but I don't think she has appeared in years.
     
  43. KillLaCam

    KillLaCam
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    I feel like this has something to do with tumblr people
     
  44. CatAssTrophy

    CatAssTrophy
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    Handsexual isn't a thing, Sesame Workshop.
     
  45. Rvaan

    Rvaan
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    Of course ElectricBLANKETFire had a blanket.
     
  46. Medalion

    Medalion
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    I do. It's a barrel of laughs
     
  47. Jbourne

    Jbourne
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    They don't fuck, though. You think a gorgeous, sensual, vivacious puppet like Clementine is going to fuck some raggedy ginger Yosemite Sam moustache-wearing hillbilly?
     
  48. Thurston Last

    Thurston Last
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    So someone makes some fanfic that Bert & Ernie are gay. If they deny it they get accused of homophobia. Perfect setup.
     
  49. BuckRogers

    BuckRogers
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    Right, I'm saying I think that people are getting confused and thinking that Miss Piggy and Kermit have been on Sesame Street together, and shown a straight romantic relationship on that show between puppets. If that had been the case, the tweet would make sense.

    It's a reasonable thing to get confused about because Kermit's on both shows, but I think they've been consistent that the puppets on Sesame Street don't really have romantic relationships.

    I don't think any of the puppets date on Sesame Street.

    Well, the problem is that nuance is usually lost in these sorts of discussions. I agree that the sentiment was sweet, but that's one writer's view and how he wrote them, but even though he was clearly talking about his own writing and inspiration for that writing, this gets reported as "writer confirms Bert and Ernie are gay!" which is really not what he said. The problem is that people will read it and think canonically that's how they are, which would be odd only because none of the other puppets on the show date or have a romantic relationship.
     
  50. PSqueak

    PSqueak
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    Im pretty sure they straight up admitted they (and by extension every other Sesame Street puppet) are asexual.