Kermit the Frog has told that Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie are not gay.

The celebrity news show caught up with Kermit in Los Angeles as he was leaving a store where he had purchased some marijuana.

A recent petition calling on the producers of Sesame Street to allow the puppets to marry in New York attracted nationwide attention and prompted the show to respond that Bert and Bernie are not gay.

“They're not gay, man, alright? They're just friends,” Kermit said, then asked the interviewer, “What you've never taken a bath with your best friend?”

“No, no I haven't,” was the response.

“Yeah, well maybe you're gay,” Kermit said.

Later he added: “Look, man, Bert and Ernie teach preschool kids that it's alright to live with someone who is different than you. They don't even have penises, alright. How are you suppose to be gay if don't have a penis?”

“So what are you saying, that lesbians can't be gay?” the interviewer asked. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

The man on the street interview was posted on comedy site Funny or Die.