Bert & Ernie appear on NYT Mini Crossword

On the May 19 NYT Mini Puzzle a clue appeared
Bert’s pal on “Sesame Street”

and the answer of it is Earnie.
Bert and Ernie are two best friend characters who have appeared in multiple episodes of the children’s series “Sesame Street”.

Bert and Ernie live together in a small apartment at 123 Sesame Street. Despite sleeping in separate beds, they are roommates although they sleep in sepparate beds.