Of course, this isn't the first time the Arthur-verse has featured a gay character. Little do they realize, the woman in question is actuallyMr. Ratburn'ssister, who just wants the best for his big day. Good for him! The episode quickly gained traction online among grown "Arthur" fans, eliciting two major reactions: First, who among the non-parents knew PBS was still airing new episodes?
"It's a brand new world!" one of the students says during the wedding.
Mr. Ratburn's newly confirmed sexuality is definitely a step forward in the right direction when it comes to representation.
It turns out Mr. Ratburn, the cake-loving school teacher, is gay. It is based on Marc Brown's Arthur Adventure book series and has so far run for 246 episodes.
On Tuesday, the station's official Twitter account tweeted out congratulations to the fictional teacher and his new husband on their nuptials. The show follows eight-year-old Arthur Reed, an aardvark who is going through life with his friends and family in fictional Elwood City.