It’s Ernie’s birthday! Happy birthday, Ernie!
Miss Piggy on those rumors about Bert and Ernie:
Do you think the rumors about them are true?
That they are puppets?
No, not that rumor.
I don’t think they are puppets at all.
Hackers broke into the official YouTube channel for “Sesame Street,” inserting pornographic videos in place of clips from the children’s show.
Google pulled the channel offline within 20 minutes of the apparent hack, the Next Web noted—though that interval was long enough for some videos to be indexed in search results for Sesame Street on YouTube.
“Our channel was compromised and we are presently working with YouTube/Google to restore our original content,” Sesame Workshop said in a statement. “We always strive to provide age-appropriate content for our viewers and hope to resolve this problem quickly.”
By Monday afternoon, the program’s YouTube channel—which has more than 150,000 subscribers—was restored.
A YouTube user suspected of being behind the hack, “MrEdxwx,” denied responsibility. “I did not hack ‘Sesame Street,’” the user wrote in a video statement posted on his own channel. “I work hard to make quality gameplay videos, and most important I respect the community guidelines.”
“Bert and Ernie are best friends.
They were created to teach preschoolers
that people can be good friends with those
who are very different from themselves.
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.”
— Sesame Workshop, in a statement responding to the online petition seeking to convince Sesame Street to out Bert and Ernie as gay. (via mypantsareonfire)
I can imagine bold was used on words:
best friends, teach preschoolers, male characters,
remain puppets, do not have a sexual orientation.
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Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Bert & Ernie from Sesame Street
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas — Bert and Ernie (from the album Merry Christmas from Sesame Street)