A San Francisco Artist started
'Bert is Evil' as running gag with 'evidence'
of Bert's involvement with Hitler, the KKK, OJ, Pamala Anderson,
aliens - and bin Laden. The image got downloaded from the
internet and put on posters. The
Urban Legends page has a fuller explanation and elsewhere
news story on the Bert-bin Laden connection.
creator of the original Bert Is Evil site pulled it down, partly because of
the attention this picture received: "i fear that it may destroy the character's credibility with children.
i myself grew up on sesame street and it was an important part of my childhood. this issue throws it out in the open, with articles, emails and news websites referring to it, children are bound to hear about it."