"Bert and Ernie are best friends. Even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics (as most Sesame Street Muppets do), they remain puppets and do not have a sexual orientation."
-- From a statement by the producers of the long-running Public Television show Sesame Street, responding to an online petition at change.org pushing for a same-sex wedding between the roommates. Fans have speculated for years that the popular Muppet pair are gay. (New York Post)