Performed by: Frank Oz (1969-2001), Eric Jacobson (2000-present)
Non-English Names: Bader (Kuwait), Blas (Spain), Beto (Mexico), Bernt (Norway), Bentz (Israel), Bert (Sweden), Budu (Turkey), Vlas (Russia), Berto (Italy)
Favorite Letter: W
Favorite Number: 6
Likes: Pigeons, Bottlecaps, Paperclips, Oatmeal
Known Family: Bart (brother), Brad (nephew), Matilda (aunt)
Bert is Ernie's best friend and roommate on Sesame Street. The pair share a basement apartment at 123 Sesame Street. In contrast to the practical joking, extroverted Ernie, Bert is serious, studious, and tries to make sense of his friend's actions. His own passions include reading Boring Stories, collecting paper clips and bottle caps (especially the rare Figgy Fizz), consuming oatmeal, and studying pigeons. While Ernie's best companion outside of Bert is Rubber Duckie, Bert has his pet pigeon, Bernice. True to his detail-oriented, organized mind, Bert is president of the National Association of W Lovers.
The title of this fanlisting is based on a theory posed by Danny of Tough Pigs' Bert v. Ernie Archives. Bert is unique because he's unashamed of having odd hobbies. As Danny reflects, "I mean, yeah, Ernie calls his bathtub Rosie and wears Aunt Matilda's hat, but does he kiss bottlecaps? No. You need a Fan for that kind of deep weirdness. ... The really interesting kids like the oddball stuff, like collecting bottlecaps, or building alien towers out of mashed potatos." Bert's fandom is the perfect subject for a fanlist, just because he's so very out there. He has genuine passion and fire. Danny really does say it best: "Guess what? He's us. Who knew?"
For those new to the idea, a fanlisting is essentially a list of fans of a certain musician, actor, TV Show, or anything. People from all around the world stop by and add on to show their support for the fandoms that they love.
(The "Bert" section here is shamelessly adopted from Bert's page on MuppetWiki.)