“Bert and Ernie are best friends. They were created to teach preschoolers that people can be good friends with those who are very different from themselves…
…Even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics (as most Sesame Street Muppets” do), they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation.”
- Sesame Street Workshop
What could have been
This post was created by a user and has not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff. BuzzFeed Community is a place where anyone can post awesome lists and creations. Learn more or post your buzz!
Report an Issue
Drag to highlight one or more parts of the screen.
We got your feedback, and we'll follow up with you at