Alexandra Petri weighs in concerning the petition to have Bert and Ernie marry on Sesame Street in the Washington Post:
Sure, sign the petition. But consider the slippery slope.
Next, someone will start a petition for Salt and Pepper to get married. They travel everywhere together — sometimes Salt leaves for mysterious weekend trips to visit chicken dishes, but every couple has to negotiate their own rules — and they generally wear cute matching outfits. Yes, I realize that they are inanimate containers for spices, but they're so clearly Meant To Be.
How about Spongebob and Squidward? Timon and Pumba? Lumiere and Cogsworth? C3PO and R2D2?
Where would it end? Indeed!