When the San Francisco Bay Guardian (a free
weekly in San Francisco) asked the
Children's Television Workshop the response was:
Bert and Ernie do not portray a gay couple and
there are no plans for them to do so in the future.
They are puppets, not humans.
(bold is mine.)
I once had dinner with a puppeteer from New York
who knew people who worked on Sesame Street and he
said that every year at the Sesame Street Christmas
Party, everyone would get drunk and sometimes
Wild Muppet Orgies would be acted out
to entertain and amuse.
This frightens me, but I guess that's what
happens when you mix creative people who have to
completely supress their sexuality at work and
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