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10 Puppets that Made it Big on Television


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Bert and Ernie
Bert and Ernie made it big on the children's TV show Sesame Street.
Bert and Ernie made it big on the children's TV show Sesame Street.
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Created by the legendary Jim Henson, Bert and Ernie are two Muppets that have appeared on the long-running PBS children's television show Sesame Street since its debut in 1969. Bert and Ernie are something of an "odd couple" with the impish and naive Ernie often frustrating the rational and practical Bert. Despite misconceptions surrounding their living situation, Sesame Street execs contend that Bert and Ernie are not homosexual, they're simply roommates, and the pair continues to be a fan favorite. Ernie even released a record, "Rubber Duckie," which reached the top 40 on Billboard charts in 1970.