'Arthur' Character Mr. Ratburn Has Gay Wedding on PBS Kids Cartoon

Arthur Mr. Ratburn Gay

Yes, Arthur's long-time teacher is in a committed relationship with an aardvark named Patrick, who works as a chocolatier. The longstanding series, which is now enjoying its twenty-second season on PBS, has been making waves across social media over a recent episode.

One person perfectly summed it up with their post, "genuinely didn't know arthur still made new episodes but we stan mr ratburn".

Arthur and his friends are relieved their beloved teacher is not marrying Patty, but they're still embarrassed by Mr. Ratburn when he breaks out the moves to some disco on the wedding dance floor.

The word "gay" isn't actually used in the episode but the gang visit the wedding where they are pleased to see that their teacher is happy. This is not the first time that the children's show has featured LGBT character.

Some folks were just as shocked to find out "Arthur" still airs new episodes.

Although Mr. Ratburn's husband doesn't have any lines, he does wink at the kids as he's walking down the aisle. However, when they arrive at the ceremony, they discover that Patty is actually Mr. Ratburn's sister and he's actually marrying his male fiancé.

"It's a brand new world!" one of the students says during the wedding.

Over a decade later, however, Mr. Ratburn's big day has been widely celebrated on the Internet, with viewers and fans of the show sending their support via social media.

GLAAD even congratulated the teacher.

Arthur aired its first episode in 1996 and is based off the Arthur Adventures book series.

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