By Rob Beschizza at 7:36 am Thu, Apr 21, 2011
What happened to his arms?
@Egypt Urnash: There’s a reason Ernie has been committed to an asylum for the last ten years.
One of us! One of us!
Why must the eyes *always* be bloodshot in these un-toonings??
Is it Happy Bert Day on Boing Boing?
H-is for Horror!
Ha! But that looks like a pair of eyebrows there…Bert has a full-on unibrow. Otherwise it’s a great rendering.
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Wow. That’s really weird to see Bert with no arms.
This is wrong. Some things should just not be.
Yech! Skin-Bert is scary. I think I prefer Felt-Bert. I know that my younger, more impressionable self would definitely have preferred Felt-Bert. (Skin-Bert looks like a creepy neighbor from down the street, you know… that weird one that always wears the same outfit and lives with that other guy, Ernie.)
Spot the difference: http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01244/alex_salmond_1244016c.jpg (Scotland’s First Minister)
This is my favorite so far of all the “un-tooned” renderings. You know what would be better though is if this were a hyper-realistic sculpture.
If you click the picture you can see that this actually IS a sculpture. Even creepier! Your wish is granted!
This is a hyper-realistic sculpture.
Unicorn chaser, please.
Bert’s skin is yellow. Needs more jaundice. Otherwise, spot on!
Tonight’s Nightmare: this Bert “Doin’ The Pigeon.”
Tod Browning approves.
In high school I drew a pic of what I thought Bert & Ernie would look like as people. My rendering was not quite so terrifying. Muppet eyes are not meant to be approximated with actual anatomy!
It doesn’t have arms because it is just a sculpted bust made by a talented sculptor named Nacho Diaz. Scroll to the bottom of this linked page to see the original clay sculpture. There are more views of the finished silicone version too.
He also has a Miss Piggy costume on his Myspace page.
One red bow away from being Zippy the Pinhead.
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