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Stop Wishing Bert + Ernie Are Gay Lovers. The Twin Beds Should Be Explanation Enough

Family Guy had no problem outing baby Stewie as a definite ‘mo last year, and that’s what we “thought” was true about Sesame Street with Bert, when the muppet tweeted over the summer (during gay pride!), “Ever notice how similar my hair is to Mr. T’s? The only difference is mine is a little more ‘mo,’ a little less ‘hawk.’” But show creators, despite the high hopes of The Gays, continue shooting down the idea their characters have any sexual orientation.

Though I guess that makes sense, since Sesame Street has never wanted viewers (or readers of its tweets) to read too much into what goes on between the characters. After all, in the above years-old scene where Bert is giving his nephew a bath, Ernie asks, “Do you realize there’s nothing in [the tub] for him to play with?” Not sexual, just a way to teach kids they shouldn’t fight their parents over bathing.

Which means we’ll have to make do with Ernest and Bertram: