Who were the original Bert and Ernie?

Who were the original Bert and Ernie?

Bert and Ernie are two Muppet characters who appear together in numerous skits on the long-running PBS/HBO children’s television show, Sesame Street. Originated by Frank Oz and Jim Henson, the characters are currently performed by puppeteers Eric Jacobson and Peter Linz; Oz performed Bert until 2006.

Who voices Ernie Sesame Street?

Steve WhitmireSesame Street
Jim HensonJulie on Sesame StreetPeter LinzThe Not-Too-Late Show With Elmo
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Who was Bert and Ernie named after?

It has been stated in numerous articles, websites, and television shows that Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street were named after two characters from the film It’s a Wonderful Life, Bert the policeman and Ernie the cab driver. The statement often surfaces around Christmas, or in filler “trivia” columns in newspapers.

Were Sesame Street Bert and Ernie named after It’s A Wonderful Life?

Two of the film’s supporting characters, close friends of George, are Bert the cop (Ward Bond) and Ernie Bishop the cab driver (Frank Faylen). A long-standing rumor claimed that the Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie were named after the movie characters, though in actuality the similarity is coincidental.

Are Ernie and Bert married?

Former “Sesame Street” writer Mark Saltzman said Bert and Ernie’s relationship was modeled after his own with his life partner, Arnold Glassman. Iconic “Sesame Street” puppets Bert and Ernie are a couple, according to a former writer for the show.

Are Ernie and Bert Brothers?

Rumors have long circulated that Ernie and Bert are a gay couple as seen on Sesame Street. Sesame Workshop disavows these rumors and points out that Ernie and Bert are puppets, not humans; the Workshop’s official position, therefore, is that Muppet characters Ernie and Bert are simply good friends.

What is Bert like Sesame Street?

His own passions include reading Boring Stories, collecting paper clips and bottle caps (especially the rare Figgy Fizz), consuming oatmeal, and studying pigeons.

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