In Bernie and the Putty, Bernie takes on the role of the Great Protector. When it’s time for him to make first contact, Lenny convinces him that he should wear a robe with grey hair and a beard. “It will make you look wiser,” he said.
This is a great picture and pretty close to what I think Bernie looked like:
We host a Halloween party every year, and, since most of my friends read my book, I decided to dress as the Great Protector. Underneath the robe (which symbolizes Bernie’s graduation gown), I’m wearing frayed Levis, a “Save the Lookies” T-shirt, and tennis shoes with the laces untied. The Great Protector’s first appearance was in a library.