The Gay Dads Of Sesame Street!
On this day that we honor fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, single moms, sugar daddies, and other daddies (honestly, call all your fuck buddies who you scream “daddy” to during sex times and let them know how special they are to you), let’s pay tribute to the first official gay dads of Sesame Street! I say “official” because we all know that the most stable gay couple of all time, Bernie and Ernie, have probably been secretly raising a family for years!
In honor of Pride Month and Father’s Day, Sesame Street introduced two gay dads in an episode titled Family Day, which came out on HBO Max on Thursday. In the episode, Nina (played by Suki Lopez) introduces her brother Dave (played by Chris Costa), his husband Frank (played by Alex Weisman), and their daughter Mia (played by Olivia Perez) to Elmo, Granny Bird, and the others as they celebrate Family Day. You know that shifty Granny Bird, who looks like her library is ALWAYS open, looked at Frank and said, “I loved you in Rent!” Alan Muraoka, who plays Alan on Sesame Street, co-directed the episode and praised it on Facebook:
Sesame Street has always been a welcoming place of diversity and inclusion. So I’m so excited to introduce Nina’s Brother Dave, his husband Frank, and their daughter Mia to our sunny street. Our Family Day episode drops today on HBOMax and on YouTube(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iph6Sj44Zpo.) I am so honored and humbled to have co-directed this important and milestone episode. Love is love, and we are so happy to add this special family to our Sesame family. Happy Pride to all!!!!
You can watch the episode at that YouTube link above, and the best way to watch it is to sit back and listen closely to the sounds of those crazy bigoted butt raisins at Three Homophobic Karens With Too Much Time On Their Hands One Million Moms screeching their heads off over this. Honestly, that beautiful sound should be put on the soundtrack to this episode.
Pic: Sesame Workshop