Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie happen to share their names with a cop and a cabdriver from what classic film?
- Taxi Driver
- Miracle on 34th Street
- It’s a Wonderful Life
- The French Connection
Answer: The Sesame Street Muppet characters Bert and Ernie share their names with the cop and the taxicab driver in the film “It’s A Wonderful Life”. It has long been rumored that Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street were named after Bert the policeman and Ernie the cab driver in the film “It’s A Wonderful Life”. This rumor often resurfaces around Christmas in “trivia” articles, however there has never been any official confirmation of this rumor. On the contrary, most sources from the Henson Company have claimed it to be merely a coincidence.
It’s a Wonderful Life
It has been stated in numerous articles, websites and television shows that Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street were named after two characters from the film It’s a Wonderful Life, Bert the policeman and Ernie the cab driver. The statement often surfaces around Christmas, or in filler “trivia” columns in newspapers