The creators of Sesame Street have pushed back against a staff writer's suggestion that Bert and Ernie are gay lovers.

Mark Saltzman, who has been writing sketches for the Muppet duo since the 1980s, told Queerty that he drew inspiration for the characters from his own same-sex relationship.

Sesame Street stressed that Bert and Ernie are just good friends and roommates. They also pointed out that they are Muppets - and Muppets don't have a sexual orientation.

So The Todd Starnes Show team decided to have a bit of fun by creating their own rendition of the Sesame Street theme song. Listen below: