I'll certainly start digging into this tonight.
Now I have a vision of Dan Akroyd and Steve Martin -esque computers announcing that "we are... two wild and crrrazy guys!"
"Wouldn't you like to be a Pepper too?"
If Bert & Ernie are only Sesame Street characters to you, please watch "It's a Wonderful Life" (carefully) this holiday season. I think that's where Sesame Street got the names.
Perhaps Jim Henson subconsciously remembered them though.