Bert is best known for his role on the long-lived Sesame Street children’s show, where he lives with his housemate Ernie.

With all the hoopla surrounding Bert’s apparent link to the current news, it’s easy to forget that Ernie was a bit of a suspicious character, too. Did anyone else have an LP with a song by Ernie about his, “trusty, rusty telescope”? Hmmm …

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