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Sesame Street has been accused of having a liberal bias and criticized for encouraging children to watch television. The characters Bert and Ernie are often recognized as a homosexual couple, as they live in the same house and share clothing and a bedroom.
<ref>[http://www.northernstar.info/articles/?id=989 Homosexual Themes corrupt Sesame Street]</ref> However, PBS has repeatedly denied this. <ref>[http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/gaymupp.htm Urban Legends]</ref>