Oh, Crash. The farmer's market is tomorrow and my wumpa trees won't grow, for my orchard is riddled with greedy worms. If you rid my land of these pests, I'll give you this Power Crystal.Farmer Ernest, Crash Twinsanity
Ernest's only appearance was on Crash Twinsanity, in which he asks Crash to get rid of a swarm of worms in his orchard. The player must use Cortex as an hammer to smash 15 worms within the 40 second time limit to allow the Wumpa trees to grow.
Given that all we see of Ernest is limited to one cutscene, next to nothing is known of his personality. We do know that he is a farmer who works hard to care for chickens and grow wumpa fruit, and asks for help when he needs it.
Ernest is a lanky, dark grey mutant emu. He has thin legs and arms, but somewhat of a pot-belly. He has heavy-lidded black eyes, a grey beak, and a feathery tail. He has wing arms, with his arms resembling wings but possessing feathery digits that can be used like fingers. He wears a large straw sun hat, a white button-up t-shirt, sky blue overalls with large red buttons, and brown boots with white laces.
He appears to know and trust Crash Bandicoot, recognising him and asking him for help when he approaches. Crash seems to be on friendly terms with Ernest, but he doesn't seem upset when Cortex shoots him.
- There is concept art of Farmer Ernest holding a pig in the enemy gallery.
- Though he is not an enemy in the game, he is one of the many characters that, for some reason, hurt Crash on contact.
- Farmer Ernest's appearance in the game is a parody of the video game trope of a side characters asking the hero to do a favor for them in exchange for a reward (such as "Spyro the Dragon" and "Jak & Daxter").