Bert and Ernie’s Tragic Gay Romance

July 09, 2006

Here’s a YouTube gem: the rarely seen 2002 short film Ernest and Bertram, which tells the sad and ultimately violent tale of the doomed relationship between those two closeted Muppets. Lawyers at Sesame Workshop forced the eight-minute film out of circulation right after its well-received showing at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. The minor-key rendition of the Sesame Street theme song is hilarious.

[via one of the smart people on Echo.]