All hail Mr. Thomas, the BEE.
I'm just a bit misty now because Ernest wore the bee costume when he was LITTLE. And now he is the BIG guy kneeling next to his cousin.
Here's Ernest in the bee suit, way back in the 1998's.
Yes, it was a little oversized back then. And the knee-length shorts? Size four on a two year old...because he was "STURDY." But he stretched!