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    larry_davis

    [1]Aug 18, 2006
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    bert and ernie seem like adults, as does big bird, but are they? and what about the rest of them?
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    qpwo5

    [2]Sep 5, 2006
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    in a film, some other birds said thathat big bird is 6-8 years old.
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    little_magelly

    [3]Sep 19, 2006
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    qpwo5 wrote:
    in a film, some other birds said thathat big bird is 6-8 years old.

    Wasn't that "Follow that Bird?"
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    Spongeyfan

    [4]Oct 13, 2006
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    There puppets they don't really have an age...
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    dzidzia47

    [5]Oct 14, 2006
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    Yep they look the same for all these years.
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    kenya85

    [6]Oct 25, 2006
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    I believe Big Bird to be exactly 7.

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    qpwo5

    [7]Nov 14, 2006
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    little_magelly wrote:
    qpwo5 wrote:
    in a film, some other birds said thathat big bird is 6-8 years old.

    Wasn't that "Follow that Bird?"
    Yes
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    ANT890

    [8]Nov 17, 2006
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    Spongeyfan wrote:
    There puppets they don't really have an age...

    Actually, Kermit the Frog is a Sesame Street character, and he has his own webpage on tv.com.

    Now, if you count his birth from when he was originally created in 1955, his age would be....

    -50-52

    However, if you just want to consider the actual year the Kermit we use present day was made, which was 1969, then Kermit's age would be........

    36-38

    -So basically, Kermit the Frog is Definently an OLD HEAD.

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    moobeaumoo

    [9]Jan 3, 2007
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    elmo is 8 he said on rove
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    tazmindevil

    [10]Feb 16, 2007
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    i don't think they haveĀ  a real age as they r puppets n they always seem to look the same
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    purplewowies

    [11]Feb 8, 2008
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    moobeaumoo wrote:
    elmo is 8 he said on rove


    I remember it being said on a Sesame Street episode that Elmo was three.
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    allclearchalupa

    [12]Feb 19, 2008
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    purplewowies wrote:
    moobeaumoo wrote:
    elmo is 8 he said on rove


    I remember it being said on a Sesame Street episode that Elmo was three.


    yea elmo is 3
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    iRuleiPod

    [13]Feb 24, 2008
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    allclearchalupa wrote:
    purplewowies wrote:
    moobeaumoo wrote:
    elmo is 8 he said on rove


    I remember it being said on a Sesame Street episode that Elmo was three.


    yea elmo is 3


    I think I remember that...
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    Television442

    [14]Nov 6, 2008
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    Bert and Ernie's ages have never been officially stated, but I consider them adults for these reasons:

    1. They live in an inner-city brownstone apartment without a parent or guardian.

    2. Most of their interactions has to do with adult characters (both muppet and human) rather than the child characters.

    3. Their baby relatives (Ernestine and Brad) are shown as being MUCH smaller than E and B themselves. The size difference seems to be similar to an adult and a baby rather than a pre-schooler and a baby.

    4. They drive cars and fly planes in some skits. Have you ever heard of a kid with a driver's or pilot's liscence?

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    WWinnieF

    [15]Nov 20, 2008
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    Bert and Ernie are adults. They're best friends who live like roomates. In fact, the only kid Muppet characters are the forever 6-8 Big Bird (despite Carrol Spinney himself being 70+), the forever 3-7 Elmo (as Kevin Clash himself said in his "My Life As a Furry Red Monster" biography), Zoe (who was intended to be basically a female Elmo [hence why they're best friends]), and newcomer Abby Cadabby (the little fairy godchild).

    All the remaining Muppet characters--like their other family members in The Classic Muppets--are adults (especially Oscar) or teens (Telly Monster and "Baby" Bear [he's not the true baby of the family anymore, what with his sister, Curly Bear around]).
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    Actually, Kermit the Frog is a Sesame Street character,
    Wrong. Yes, he did appear in the old school episodes of the show, but he is nowadays nothing but considered a "guest star" when his classic skits resurface and he himself is a timeless adult (despite the on-again-off-again possible canonity of Muppet Babies, what with it being merely a dream sequence in Muppets Take Manhattan or reality via home movies in Muppet Family Christmas [the latter brought the entire Muppet family together, although the babies themselves were merely in home movie sequences]).

    In the words of Baby Animal, it's time for this topic to "GO Bye-Bye...Yababababa":

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tklDDy8Et8w

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKWDe72VN78

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoWXWa1yYFg

    Edited on 11/21/2008 4:02pm
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