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Dr Who

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

From TARDIS Index File, the free Doctor Who reference.

Also known as: Bert the Landlord
Race: Human
Home Planet: Earth
Home Era: 1970s
Appearances: DW: The Dæmons
Actor: Don McKillop

Bert was the landlord of The Cloven Hoof in Devil's End. He served the Master and attempted to kill the Doctor. He was later killed by Bok. (DW: The Dæmons)

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Up to date as of February 02, 2010

From Muppet Wiki

Frank Oz • (1969 - present)
Eric Jacobson • (1997 - present)
Design Team:
Jim Henson • (sketches)
Don Sahlin • (builder)

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. Unfortunately for Bert, his nose has come off of his face on a number of occasions. He has a distinctive, bleating laugh.

While Ernie has appeared in many of scenes without Bert, Bert has not been seen without Ernie quite so often. Notable exceptions include the songs "Doin' the Pigeon," "The Subway," and "Stick Out Your Hand and Say Hello" with Rick Moranis, as well as occasional Muppet/Kid scenes, such as discussing emotions with John John.

Some of Bert's memorable moments include riding with Ernie in a plane in Follow That Bird, and interrupting The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland whenever it looked like the movie was becoming unsettling.

Bert's extended family includes his identical twin brother salesman Bart, infant nephew Brad, and several unseen relatives, including his Aunt Matilda, Uncle Bart (who gave Bert his first paper clip), and great-great grandfather Mountain Mike. The album Sesame Street Sing-Along! also refers to Bert's Uncle Louie, who lives on a farm.

Bert and Ernie were the only Muppets to appear in the Sesame Street Pilot Episodes, and they also hosted This Way to Sesame Street, a special sneak preview special promoting Sesame Street.


Play With Me Sesame

Bert was one of the hosts of Play With Me Sesame. On that show, he often played games on a computer, such as "Pigeon Patterns" and "Perfect Pairs" (the latter of which involved matching socks). He also showcased "oatmeal art" from kids.


In Christmas Eve on Sesame Street, Bert decided to give Ernie a soap dish for Christmas so that his Rubber Duckie would stop falling into the bottom of the bathtub. However, as he had no money, he made a trade at Hooper's Store, where he traded his paper clips for a soap dish. At the same time, Ernie decided to give Bert a cigar box to put his paper clips in, and traded his Rubber Duckie in order to get one. However, Mr. Hooper could see that neither of them was happy with trading their things, so he gave them their things back on Christmas Eve.

In The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years, Bert and Ernie introduced clips from Sesame Street.

In A Muppet Family Christmas, Ernie narrated a Christmas pageant, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, and got Bert to play Mama. They also conversed with Doc.

In Sesame Street: 20 and Still Counting, Bert and Ernie got a new video camera. Bert initially wanted to use the camera to make some pigeon videos, but Ernie wanted to use it to make some Sesame Street videos (Bert wonders, "Who wants to see Sesame Street on TV? We can look at it outside our window every day!"). However, Bert eventually liked the idea, and directed the footage.

Bert served as director in Elmopalooza.

Bert made an appearance in Elmo's World in The Street We Live On, wondering how he could get out of Elmo's World.

Partial Discography

Performing Bert

Bert is a Hand-Rod Muppet, a puppet which is controlled by both hands. The puppeteer's dominant hand goes into Bert's head, operating his mouth, and at times, facial features. The puppeteer's less dominant hand controls the "arm rods", thin rods connected to Bert's hands.


  • Bert made special appearances in two Muppet Show episodes: episode 102, (where he sang "Some Enchanted Evening"), and episode 518.
  • "I remember in the very beginning, we first built these characters and then we were trying to decide who should do which", said Jim Henson on Henson's Place. "I remember trying Bert and Frank tried Ernie for a while, and then we settled on the present arrangement. I can't imagine doing Bert now, because Bert has become so much of a part of Frank."
  • "In the beginning [of Sesame Street], Frank didn't like Bert," said Jim Henson in the 1984 documentary, Henson's Place. "He felt Bert was too dull. But then after a while he realized that Bert's dullness was really a lot of fun, and he got into this dullness thing and turned it into this wonderful personality." Frank Oz said in the same program, "Bert is a very boring facet of myself... I don't think I would latch onto that one character as being me."
  • For the 2005-2006 season, Sesamstraat moved into new scenery. The scenery was introduced with a TV special. Bert, Ernie, Cookie Monster and Elmo flew over to Holland for this special occasion. It was the first time the American characters visited the Dutch street.
  • Bert is left-handed. [1]


See also: Ernie and Bert Songs

Bert's signature song is "Doin' the Pigeon." In one song he explains that his favorite number is 6, compared to Ernie's number 8,243,721. He has also sung "Keep the Park Clean for the Pigeons," "I Gotta Be Clean," "La, La, La," "I Wish I Had a Friend to Play with Me," "Oatmeal Box" and other songs.

See also

External links

  • McSweeney's story: "Ernie and Bert Call It Quits: Eight Six-Line Plays Initiated by Bert"

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Marvel Database

Up to date as of February 09, 2010

From Marvel Database

This is the Bert disambiguation page.

A = Appearances · I = Images · G = Gallery · F = Fan Art · Q = Quotes

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Up to date as of February 07, 2010

From the RuneScape Wiki, the wiki for all things RuneScape

Release date 10 January 2006 (Update)
Race Human
Members NPC? Yes
Quest NPC? Yes - Hand in the Sand
Location Yanille
Sells items? No
Skill requirement? No
Quest requirement? Yes
Gender Male
Examine Bert seems to be covered in sand from head to toe.
Notable features Gathers buckets of sand from the nearby sandpit every day
A close-up view of Bert's face

Bert is a key figure in the Hand in the Sand quest, and after completing it, will gather 84 buckets of sand and deliver them to your bank account daily if you speak with him. Please note players have to speak to him every day in order to get the sand. It is not automatically delivered.

He can be contacted using the NPC Contact spell in the Lunar spellbook.



  • If you need more than 84 buckets a day, one can gather sand from the Sand pit north-west of Bert.
  • Bert's chathead seems to have been updated on the 30th of September 2008.
  • On the 10th of February 2009, the minimum interval between sand collections was reduced to 23 hours and 40 minutes to enable people to collect sand at the same time every day. Prior to this, the time of collection would slowly creep forwards every day because of the 24 hour minimum limit.


The conversation players have with Bert can be one of three when they are eligible for the sand, i.e. when it has been at least 24 hours since they last claimed it. The conversation when they are ineligible for the sand is fixed.

In this section, "(player)" represents the player's username, which is substituted into the conversation in the game.

When eligible 1

  • Mornin' (player)!
  • Hello there Bert!
  • I be goin' ou' on a limb and guessin' ye wan's yer sand today!
  • Yes, I'd like the sand please Bert.
  • I'll ge' righ' on it!

When eligible 2

  • 'Ello there (player)!
  • Hope you're having a good day!
  • Oh arr, no' too bad, though sometimes I could do wi' a second pair o' hands! I'll be gettin' on movin' them there buckets o' sand to yer bank!
  • Thanks Bert, see you tomorrow!

When eligible 3

  • I thought i' were you comin' in (player). I sposin' you be wantin' yer sand today?
  • Aye...I mean, yes please Bert!
  • I'll ge' on wit' movin' it. Thankee fer makin' sure Sandy go' it in t'neck fer 'is double dealin's!
  • Excellent! While you move the sand to my bank, I'll do something else, see you later!

When ineligible

If talking to Bert less than 24 hours since last visit:

  • 'Ello there (player)! Hope yer be havin' fun. I be a wee bi' busy to 'elp wit' yon sand, come back tomorrow.
  • OK Bert, I'll come back for my sand a bit later on then!

Quest completion

Upon completion of the quest, Bert seems somewhat distressed...


  • Bert's image on the Contact spell interface is that of his old chathead, where he looks younger. However, when talking to him using Contact the new chathead is displayed.
  • Bert speaks with a Somerset accent.

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