If you read the last few posts, we've actually moved on to the far more annoying Veggie Monster rumor. While Ernie and Bert are open to interpretation, Cookie Monster's "Veggie phase" was no more than a song that came a decade or so after another song...I am so sick of this whole Bert and Ernie gay thing....it's been going on for so many years...I mean come on. The things people choose to pick at or rumor. Puppets being gay. OMG. Glad it's settled.
While the Ernie and Bert thing can be a bug up the butt of prejudiced people, the Veggie Monster thing is the bug up OUR butts because we know that wasn't the case. While this continually becomes an issue of a very casual fan-base that doesn't bother checking the show to see the contrary, SW has settled that rumor, almost more vocally than the Ernie and Bert one, even having Cookie repeatedly say "Me not going to become Broccoli Monster" all over the place.