Episode 26: The Secret Lives of Puppets

Last week David Reddish, a former writer for Sesame Street, announced that he’d always thought of Bert and Ernie as gay… and the internet exploded. Some people were happy… some people were sad… and some people just asked “why does anyone care?!?!?” Well, that’s what this show is for. Wayne and Mav are joined by Josie Rush and Brian Broome to talk about queer representation in Sesame Street, children’s television and pop culture in general. We talk about Bert and Ernie’s relationship, Elmo’s pansexuality and the classic lesbian duo of Peppermint Patty and Marcie. And just what exactly does all of this have to do with Liberace or Batman’s penis? Seriously… it’s all connected. We promise.

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