#ShippingSunday: Bert & Ernie
Updated: Jul 18, 2022
Worst kept secret on Sesame Street
Couple: Bert & Ernie from "Sesame Street"
Ever shipped a couple just because? It's just so engrained to naturally do it because it just is? That's what Bert and Ernie are. That couple that is "just friends" for the sake of a kids show and cancel heavy parents, but you know one of these episodes will be their official announcement that they've been on since 1969.
But I don't even know what the big fuss is about. The majority of the people around the world acknowledge that something has always been happening between the two. It's instinctive. Intuitive and doesn't leave much guessing. So that's why this #ShippingSunday is more a quick statement than anything else. I ship Bert & Ernie as everyone else does. Quick receipts on why:
1) They don't share the same bed perse like a lot of people believe, but those beds are so close that they might as well scoot them together.
2) Most of their segments are by themselves and not with the other Muppets or human counterparts.
3) No such thing as personal space. Always touching or hugging in some compacity.
4) Bert always looks like he'll strangle Ernie in his sleep, and yet, he's still with Ernie with the same tolerable love we know he has for his "friend".
If that's not within the bounds of love, I don't know what is. Sesame Street has announced that they will be bringing on a human gay couple on Sesame Street. And that's great, but the one who should have come out first (pun intended) was Bert & Ernie. Make it so, Sesame Street.
Read & Ship On. :)