Embrace Your Inner Muppet


Bert and Ernie of Sesame Street. You gotta love them. For many of us this was the first comedy duo we ever saw perform. When I was six years old these two were my Martin and Lewis, Abbott and Costello, Morecambe and Wise.

Ernie was my favourite, naturally. I couldn’t understand why Bert was always trying to spoil Ernie’s fun. Ernie had energy, liked a laugh and knew how to enjoy life. Bert was a good guy, but he had an authoritarian bent.

I was tidying up around the house yesterday and I turned up a miniature Ernie Plushie that I bought a couple of years back. He looks a little in need of some help from a charitable organization.

I picked up charity case Ernie and was working out where to place him (on top of the fridge? Computer?) when I had an epiphany. I realised that I had shifted from identifying with Ernie in my youth to being someone who embodies more of the qualities of Bert in my adulthood.

I am an oatmeal-loving dancer of the pigeon polka. A stamp collector if you will.

The shock was palpable. I said to my friend Ned who was over. I’m really more like Bert. Ned offered no argument. The bastard.

Its going to take some time but I think I need to accept my inner-Bert.

Elevate the Insignificant,


0 thoughts on “Embrace Your Inner Muppet

  1. I always just wanted to give Ernie a slap so he’d shut up and calm down. Hmmm. What was that you said about authoritarian?

  2. Oh I hear ya, Mrs Moz. I’ve given the matter some thought, considered all the muppets and I can’t see a good fit for you (Mrs Moz = Kermit – no). But you’re not Bert – this I’m sure of.

    I grow more Bert-like by the day, but I’m good with it.

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