And what about Kermit and Miss Piggy? Rizzo and Wanda? Gonzo and Camilla? Are we to believe those relationships were just for show‽

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Sesame Street issued this statement today in response to speculation that popular characters Bert and Ernie are, well, more than friends. 

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.