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Thursday 05 June 2003

Found At Last

I have been searching for a Bert doll for some time now. For whatever reason (possibly because he’s evil), Bert merchandise is difficult to find these days. At Toys Backwards-R Us, there’s no Sesame Street merchandise to be found at all as a result of some licensing deal with Spongebob Squarepants or some such competing television show. Do kids even watch Sesame Street any more? I suppose not.

Anyway, I found Bert in a bookstore the other day, and bought him. Here’s a photo of Bert sitting on Lapzilla. I think some of the others may be feeling jealous and plotting revenge:


Maybe Bert has faded into the shadows in order to quiet speculation about the nature of his and Ernie’s relationship. Maybe Bert is actually being held incommunicado at Guantanamo Bay.

Or, more likely, it’s because the central message of Bert and Ernie — how children and adults are different and yet alike — is one that’s no longer popular.

Posted by tino at 11:37 5.06.03
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Bert could have been re-positioned off the air and may now be heard heavily sighing

while lamenting his past at ‘Trader Bert’s Treasures’ inside the Sesame Place theme park.

Bert & Ernie: You can visit their home in the Sesame Neighborhood! Bert and Ernie

can be seen in the Big Bird Theater Shows, the “Rock Around the Block” parade and

at various times and locations throughout the park

Posted by: Bert at June 5, 2003 03:56 PM

Actually I suspect the reason Seasame Street merchandise is difficult to find at Toy Barn? is simply due to the fact that the Childrens’ Television Workshop licensees are too cheap to pay Toy Barn’s? shelving fee.

Posted by: R(Bert)RP at June 6, 2003 08:53 PM

Is that Domo Kun peeking out from behind the laptop, ready to pounce and fart on an unsuspecting Bert?

Run, Bert! Run while you still can! Unless you know Japanese!

Posted by: Twonk at June 9, 2003 11:11 AM

I seem to remember you already have a Bert doll at one time. I feel like it got into arguments with my ALF collection.

Posted by: Shaye at June 10, 2003 08:04 PM