Ernie and Bert: Still subversive after all these years

Secret in plain sight

It's no secret that, despite the official denials, most of us suspect there has been a lot more than innocent sleeping going on in the bedroom of Sesame Street's Ernie and Bert.

The odd couple of American children's television were clearly part of the broader movement for personal liberation that has swept the globe since the 1960s, and kudos to the former Children's Television Workshop for daring to portray the love of one man-puppet for another.

Yet somehow, another revolutionary transgression has, to my knowledge, gone completely unnoticed. You know you're curious. Click — click, I tells ya!

Ladies and gentlemen ...

American television's first inter-racial couple

America's first inter-racial television couple
The ageless Ernie and Bert, pictured in 1978, thanks to Wikpedia for the image.

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