The setting is in a small street in a city where children and furry puppet monsters learn about numbers, the alphabet and other pre-school subjects taught in commercial spots, songs and games. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm <email@example.com>
Did You Know?
It has been generally believed that Bert and Ernie were named after the police officer and taxi cab driver in It's a Wonderful Life
(1946). However, series writer Jon Stone
denied this, maintaining that it was only a coincidence. He commented that he and Jim Henson
were studying the prototype puppets and decided that one looked like an Ernie and the other looked like a Bert. See more
During the "Remembering Game" sketch, when Cookie Monster calls "Number 4", a stagehand's arm is visible reaching behind the game board at the bottom right of the screen. See more
[Ernie is having Bert's head traced on the screen, unbeknownst to Bert who can't move and doesn't understand why
Okay, here is Bert's eye.
[His left eye is traced
And here is Bert's other eye.
[His other eye is traced
And the eyes are what you see with, right Bert?
[Bert starts to say something, but is cut off immediately by Ernie
Don't say anything, Bert.
Each episode is numbered, and this number is displayed at the start of the episode. See more
Performed by Kermit the Frog
©1977 See more