“Ever notice how similar my hair is to Mr. T’s? The only difference is mine is a little more ‘mo,’ a little less ‘hawk.’”
-Bert commenting on his hairstyle via Sesame Street‘s Twitter.
I love this so very much. Partly because I’ve thought that Bert and Ernie were in love ever since I was a small child – theirs was a precious love, reenacted with my Bert and Ernie dolls to the soundtrack of their Greatest Hits album – and partly because I’ve heard a friend make the exact same joke while he was doing his hair for an evening at the gay bar.
The L.A. Times compiled a list of recent guest appearances on Sesame Street that hinted at a more gay-friendly attitude, including Neil Patrick Harris’ number as the Shoe Fairy and Will.I.Am’s song about being true to yourself, no matter what. With all of this, plus Bert’s comment about his hair (and really, is there any other way to take that?), I’m choosing to believe that within the next few years, Bert and Ernie are finally going to come out as the most precious couple on the Street.