Ernie (Sesame Street)Ernie
is a muppet
character on PBS
' long-running children's television show, Sesame Street
. He and Bert
form a comic duo that is one of the program's centerpieces, with Ernie acting the role of the naive trouble-maker and Bert the world-weary foil.
Because Ernie and Bert share a bedroom (in separate beds) they are sometimes accused of being representations of gay lovers.