Sesame street writer Mark Saltzman has confirmed something big about Bert and Ernie today.
With the kind of close relationship Bert and Ernie, fans have always speculated about their sexuality. Sesame Street first aired in 1969. Mark Saltzman who joined Sesame Street in 1984, gave Queerty an exclusive interview where he revealed the secret.
Mark told Queerty that he’s not just pushing an agenda, but the Bert and Ernie’s relationship are a direct reflection of his own same sex relationship.
Mark is in a relationship with Arnold Glassman, and says he (mark) is Ernie, and Arnorld is Bert.
The speculation is now over, it’s confirmed Bert and Ernie are gay.