Children’s Cartoon ‘Arthur’ Features Gay Wedding in Season Premiere

Arthur's Teacher Mr. Ratburn Is Gay & Finally Got Married

The outlet also reported that Mr. Ratburn isn't the first openly gay character in the "Arthur" universe.

Arthur, the popular children's animated show, made progressive strides for its season 22 premiere by featuring a gay wedding. As it happens, Mr. Ratburn is officially a married man, having gotten hitched to a man (or whatever animal he may be - an aardvark, perhaps?) by the name of Patrick.

"MR RATBURN IS GAY HELLO!" another user proclaimed. Arthur and his friends Buster, Francine, and Muffy think Mr. Ratburn will be marrying a stern woman named Patty (special guest star Jane Lynch, "Glee"), and try to stop the wedding, anxious that their teacher will become even stricter.

Viewers then watched Mr. Ratburn happily walk down the aisle with a groom on his arm, as the two men prepared to get married.

But it was revealed that Patty was actually Mr. Ratburn's sister, not his fiance.

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People took to Twitter when they learned about the episode - but many were sharing their disbelief that "Arthur" was still on the air.

The Mr. Ratburn wedding drew its share of critics and supporters on social media. It is based on Marc Brown's Arthur Adventure book series and has so far run for 246 episodes.

Mr. Ratburn from the kids' show "Arthur" came out as gay in the new season's premiere.

On Tuesday, the station's official Twitter account tweeted out congratulations to the fictional teacher and his new husband on their nuptials.

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