Check out this insane illustration of Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie as crazy looking dirty criminals. The piece is called "My Brother's Keeper". It was created by concept artist Dan LuVisi, and this is the backstory that he gave to these characters,
Well here’s the story. I imagined Bert as a Marine who left his little brother behind for the Vietnam war. Over the years, Ernie started to turn into a junkie without his brother’s guidance, falling into the wrong crowd and dealing/using with the wrong people–thus making some very bad mistakes.
Until Bert returned, leaving one war, only to fight another for his brother.
Oh man, Ernie. What a psycho.
I love it!