The opening song from Arthur is one of those ones where no matter how old you get, you’ll never forget. Arthur Read, the cute little aardvark from Elwood City has been going on adventures for almost 23 years now. And in the premiere of season 22, Arthur and his friends go to the wedding of their favourite teacher, Mr. Ratburn.
The episode titled, Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone revealed that the beloved teacher was marrying his boyfriend, now husband. The cake-loving, third-grade Lakewood Elementary School teacher invited all his favourite students along to the wedding.
Arthur has been running since 1996, and has always done it’s best to broaden the minds of its young audience. And while the current viewers may be a bit too young to feel the full effect of this reveal, fans of the original 90s and 00s run are freaking out.
This episode was wild too, Arthur and his friends thought he was marrying this pushy woman and tried to break them up only to find out the lady was his sister and Mr. Ratburn was marrying the guy from the chocolate shop they went to earlier in the episode https://t.co/mOXjvjBw34
— Christi Trottie (@ChristiTrottie) May 13, 2019
OMG MY HEART IS WARM MR.RATBURN GOT HIMSELF A MAN LOOK AT THAT LOOK AT THAT AWW pic.twitter.com/MobTvOGztS
— Sway Art (@JSwayArt) May 13, 2019
I haven’t watched Arthur since I was a kid but it’s cool to see that they now have a gay character in Mr. Ratburn who married his long time partner ❤️ pic.twitter.com/w6f9TZyDdv
— MG 🌼 🏳️🌈 💋 (@FeministRocks) May 13, 2019
Mr Ratburn said fuck your homophobic bigotry, I’mma be gay and yo’ kids gonna watch. A gay icon 🏳️🌈 pic.twitter.com/MoORMiGWTN
— 🏳️🌈 ZU 🏳️🌈 (@zoojoowoo) May 13, 2019
PSA: Mr. Ratburn from “Arthur” is gay. Do you know how amazing it is that someone who’s been on the show from the start, someone who’s a main character, is openly gay and getting married on a kids show? PBS Kids really is that bitch.
Plus, all his students are at his wedding! :’) pic.twitter.com/aaxGwTE9is
— osmosis jones (@keeothrama) May 13, 2019
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
CongRATulations, Mr and Mr Ratburn!
Image Source: PBS