This is a very funny sketch. But it's also very poignant. To be honest, I don't know whether I want to laugh or cry watching this. I could easily do either at this point. Or both.
I like to see this side of Ernie, the more thoughtful, contemplative side. It happens so rarely that it's a treat. And yet, even when he's so earnest and sincere, he's still really funny.
(Now that I think of it, even when he is at his silliest, in a way he is always Ernest. Heeheeheeheehee!)