Sorry internet and same sex marriage for muppets activists, Bert and Ernie aren’t gay. This latest online online push to demand they get married on a show designed for preschoolers is patently ridiculous, no matter how nicely it fits into the current narrative. In the end, their sexuality is irrelevant. Sesame Workshop President and CEO Gary Knell stated it best the last time rumors about them started swirling about: “They are not gay, they are not straight, they are puppets. They don’t exist below the waist.”