"Muppets Now" premieres on Disney+
The Muppets fifth series of all time debuted on Disney+. Make plans to watch one of the most anticipated shows of the year. New episodes premiere every Friday through September 4.
50 Years and Counting
Read our review and discuss with fans the highly anticipated
Sesame Street "50 Years and Counting" DVD set from Shout Factory featuring over five hours of beloved moments.
50 Years and Still Sunny!
Read fan reactions and let us know your thoughts on the all-new Sesame Street documentary "50 Years and Still Sunny!" hosted by Gloria Estefan.
The Dark Crystal: "Age of Resistance"
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Music is Everywhere
Muppet Central Radio is now on TorontoCast, TuneIn, Apple, Amazon and Google. Listen to Muppet music 24/7 wherever you go with TuneIn and Apple apps and devices.
I asked this same question when I was a kid, and the letter from (then) CTW stated that "their last names are Muppet."
So, not only are they best friends despite their differences, they are also family.
As far as I can tell, they are adults with child-like personalities, since they can fly in planes (Follow that Bird). I have decided that Ernie is a crop-duster pilot. Bert is a fellow Audubon member and studies the pigeons. Of course, this is all speculation!!
Most of the early cast, both human and muppet, on Sesame Street had only one name, either first or last. Gordon, Susan, Bob, Mr. Hooper, Ernie, Bert, Prof. Hastings, David, Maria, Luis. One notable exception was Roosevelt Franklin. Then we got some other characters with two names like Herbert Birdsfoot and Harvey Kneeslapper. Finally, they started giving the human cast two names such as Gordon and Susan Robinson, Luis and Maria Rodriguez, and Harold Hooper. Maybe someday, Ernie and Bert will get official last names too.
This question was sent to Maggie Stack at Sesame Workshop. The folks there don't seem to be as fan friendly with answers as JHC, but they did respond at least, so I am thankful for that much.
Ernie & Bert do not have last names!
If you are interested in discovering more about this great friendship,
pick-up a copy of Sesame Street Unpaved, scripts, stories, secrets, and
songs by David Borgenicht; Hyperion (the importance of being Ernie & Bert, pages 21 - 27).
Thank you for your interest in Sesame Workshop!
So, there you have it. No last name.