Bert and Ernie

It's a long-running tradition to joke about Bert and Ernie being a gay couple but, like...as a kid, I actually believed that, before I even knew what "gay" meant.

Like, they act like a couple, they clearly care deeply about each other, and they even sleep in separate beds in the same room like married couples did on '50s and '60s TV shows.

Why wouldn't 5-year-old Centie assume they were a couple?

Comments

  • extremely not so but maybe just a tad yes
    iconic.
  • Oh same.
  • I definitely always assumed that they were brothers
  • Yeah I just assumed they were brothers.  Like, this.

    image

    This is a brother moment.
  • imagei will watch the heck outta this pumpkin patch
    i thought they were just really close friends

    the couple interpretation is cute, though
  • My dreams exceed my real life
    I assumed brothers because of how passively annoyed Bert tended to be with Ernie
  • Sup bitches, witches, Haters, and trolls.
    Tachyon said:

    i thought they were just really close friends


    the couple interpretation is cute, though

  • imagei will watch the heck outta this pumpkin patch
    i have gotten plenty passively annoyed with flatmates before

    though with retrospect yes them being brothers would make sense
  • edited 2018-03-01 00:23:47
    “His thoughts were red thoughts, and his teeth were white.”
    Brothers makes a lot of sense, but man, it's ambiguous.

    Also I definitely thought they were a couple before I even understood what romance was really, and I scarcely watched Sesame Street.
  • “Alice is like Princess Kaguya, except instead of being found in a stalk of bamboo and sending suitors on impossible quests, she was found in a toy store and eats all the candy.” – Fossilmaiden
    I remember being really confused as a child when I realized that the love songs I heard on the radio were always either a man singing to a woman or a woman singing to a man. Where were the men who loved men? Where were the women who loved women?
  • “Alice is like Princess Kaguya, except instead of being found in a stalk of bamboo and sending suitors on impossible quests, she was found in a toy store and eats all the candy.” – Fossilmaiden
    I don't even know that I had a concept of "romance" at that point in my childhood, but I understood that love was meant to be universal.
  • i was always bothered by the number of songs there were about love, to the point where i grew to hate them
  • Acid Mammoth!!!!
    I didn't know homosexuality existed until I was, like, maybe 12 or so
  • Brothers makes a lot of sense, but man, it's ambiguous.

    Also I definitely thought they were a couple before I even understood what romance was really, and I scarcely watched Sesame Street.

    Mood.
  • edited 2018-03-01 03:42:32
    ...And even when your hope is gone
    move along, move along, just to make it through
    They were always brothers to me.  I mean, siblings sleep in the same room, and, when they're very young, in the same bed.

    I didn't know what "roomates" were until I was, like, ten.  I just assumed that people lived in houses, and that people live with their families.

    I watched a lot of Sesame Street as a kid, and the idea of them being anything but brothers never crossed my mind.
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