[quote/]Part of me thinks Ernie and Bert meet in college
I'm not really a fanfic type, but one of these days just for fun, I'd like to write a story of how Ernie, needing some additional income, ran a newspaper ad for a roommate, and Bert was the first guy who showed up to see the apartment. (I'd set it in 1965 or something, by the way.)[/quote]
Yeah I'm not really much of a fanfic person either. Although I've read a Ren & Stimpy creepypasta thing and it was so scary, I wish it was a real made episode.
I can sort of picture Ernie having a paperboy kind of job. Didn't he ask for a job at Mr. Hooper's once?
Anyway other then Bert and Betty Lou ice skating was there any segment with Ernie and Prairie Dawn besides the Sesame Street plays? I loved those, especially when everything went all wrong. Perhaps a bit if influence for The Muppet Show. lol One of my favorites was Bert as the flower and Cookie and Monster eat all the leaves and Bert is struggling to run away "Hey guys, come on, cut it out!" It's always funny when silly things happen to Bert. Even when Ernie doesn't set it up like the sketch where Bert thought Ernie was dressed as a Wolf and it eats the couch. I used to have the storybook of that before I found out it was an actual sketch.