The animation may not have evolved much, but apparently the story-lines have… Arthur, popular children’s TV show on PBS, just kicked off it’s 22nd season with a gay wedding! Side note: they gotta get those poor kids a tutor or something because they’ve been in 3rd grade for, like, ever…
Mr. Ratburn from the beloved children’s show “Arthur” comes out as gay in the season 22 premiere of the show. 🌈 pic.twitter.com/RdxSFXt3sG
— Pop Crave (@PopCraveNet) May 13, 2019
In the latest episode, Arthur and his classmates are under the impression that their teacher, Mr. Ratburn, is getting married to a woman named Patty — a lady they are not fond of and are worried will toughen their teacher. Spoiler alert: Patty is Mr. Ratburn’s sister. When the kids attend the wedding (like students do) they realize that Mr. Ratburn is actually marrying a man named Patrick. You can watch the episode here.
Twitter is buzzing with delight about the episode:
Ya'll still tweeting about GoT when Mr.Ratburn just got married on the season priemere of Arthur smh pic.twitter.com/jUokguYXcr
— Huda Jabbar (@hudaddyy) May 13, 2019
When you find out your teacher is marrying his fiancé, not his fiancée.
Hooray for Mr Ratburn! pic.twitter.com/Qm44m6NrzV
— Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern … of Ulm (@LogoPhile1984) May 13, 2019
1) Shoutout to Mr. Ratburn!
2) Arthur has been on TV forever. Season 22?? https://t.co/27W8Xo1NhA
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) May 13, 2019
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