'Arthur' character comes out as gay, gets married

"Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone"

Eric Sykes
May 14, 2019 - 10:11 am
Arthur characters come out as gay and get married

ST. LOUIS (KFTK) - In the season 22 premiere of "Arthur," Mr. Ratuburn, the teacher of Arthur and his friends gets married to a man.

In "Mr. Ratuburn and the Special Someone," Arthur's aardvark teacher marries a man, however, the episode omitted the words "lesbian" and "gay."

In the episode, the children think he is marrying an uptight woman and try to go and stop the wedding. When they arrive, they learn the woman they thought he was marrying was his sister and Mr. Ratuburn comes walking down the aisle arm in arm with a man.

The children react happily.

The reaction on twitter has been mixed with many sharing in the surprise that new episodes of arthur are still being produced.