Beloved Duo Since 1969

My sister Mary embroidered this Bert and Ernie pillow when Mark was little. So at least forty some years ago. I found it while going through a big basket of pillows on the third floor. Their faces make me think of Rubber Ducky and Doing the Pigeon.

I’m partial to Ernie. Do you have a favorite? I’ve a knitting pattern for an Ernie sweater but who would wear it?

“Their names are believed to have been drawn from those of two minor characters in the Frank Capra film It’s A Wonderful Life.

According to A&E’s Biography, Bert and Ernie were… the only Muppets to appear in the Sesame Street pilot episode,screen tested to a number of families in July 1969.” -Wikipedia

Ernie and Bert
Jim Henson Exhibit last year at COSI in Columbus Ohio Blog post last year
First episode Sesame Street date: November 10, 1969

Jim Henson-Imagination Unlimited Exhibit at COSI

We went to COSI- Center of Science and Industry in Downtown Columbus Ohio and saw the exhibit Jim Henson  Imagination Unlimited 

I couldn’t  believe The Muppet Show started in 1976,  Where does the time go? I remembered my son Mark had Ernie bedsheets in 1978.

Bert and Ernie and Rubber Ducky with Laura and Charlie peeking from behind their display

 

and for more information here’s  an article in the Columbus Dispatch by Eric Lagatta

THE MAN, THE MUPPETS: JIM HENSON, HIS LEGENDARY CREATIONS STAR IN COSI EXHIBIT