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Make sure you don’t hog all the wedding cake,” someone else tweeted. Either way, it looks like "Arthur" is picking up the baton though and ready to represent. The outlet also reported that Mr. Ratburn isn’t the first openly gay character in the “Arthur” universe. Market data provided by Factset. (PBS). It's interesting ... "Sesame Street" brass came out last year to shoot one of their former writer's notion that Bert and Ernie were, in fact, a gay couple -- to the chagrin of the LGBT community. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. Copyright © 2020 MarketWatch, Inc. All rights reserved. Mr. Ratburn from the beloved children’s show “Arthur” comes out as gay in the season 22 premiere of the show. In the same-sex wedding episode, children attending the wedding applauded the fact that Mr. Ratburn was becoming a husband to a husband. Ratburn and the Special Someone,” starred lesbian actor Jane Lynch as a special guest and aired Monday on… He is Arthur's 3rd grade and later 4th gradeteacher. “Wow... after all these years. We got the 'Queer Eye' legend Tuesday at LAX and he gave us his take on the cartoon series, "Arthur," having its longtime classroom teacher, Mr. Ratburn, marry a guy in the Season 22 premiere ... much to his students' pleasant surprise. The episode titled “Mr. The former host of the ‘Late Show’ made a rare TV appearance on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show. © 2020 EHM PRODUCTIONS,INC. “Instead of clenching our yellow-sweater-cuffed fists in silent fury, let’s band together and solve this problem.”. Arthur, the popular children's animated show, made progressive strides for its season 22 premiere by featuring a gay wedding. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. All rights reserved. ‘GAME OF THRONES’ AND ‘WESTWORLD’ TEAM WITH ‘SESAME STREET’ TO TEACH CHARACTERS ABOUT RESPECT. Mr. Ratburn married a chocolatier named Patrick, according to Inside Edition. In a 2005 “Postcards from Buster” episode, the cartoon rabbit and friend of Arthur’s met children in Vermont whose mothers were lesbians, though the word “lesbian” was never said in that episode either, TVLine reported. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Intraday data delayed at least 15 minutes or per exchange requirements. Mr. Ratburn marrying his husband makes me so so happy. With many still raw about Alabama recently banning abortions even in cases of rape and incest, the APT’s decision to shelve the episode immediately went viral, drawing another huge outpouring across social media. This week, the show hosted a wedding between beloved teacher Mr. Ratburn and Patrick, a chocolatier. For APT, to show it would amount to a breach of trust, apparently. Check out what's clicking on Oh, and check out Carson's attempt at trying to decipher what kind of animal Mr. Ratburn (rat, BTW) -- it's hilarious ... and a little NSFW too. Legal Statement. The newest season of the children’s cartoon “Arthur” came big news: Mr. Ratburn got married -- to a man. Ratburn from the children’s show “Arthur” got married to another man in the show’s 22nd season premiere, spurring effusive reactions from those who grew up watching the program.The episode, titled “Mr. Real-time last sale data for U.S. stock quotes reflect trades reported through Nasdaq only. Arthur and his gang of mostly recognizable animal friends show up to the wedding ready to object, but when they see who Mr. Ratburn is actually marrying — not to … ©2020 EHM PRODUCTIONS,INC. Since it first aired in 1996, “Arthur” hasn’t mentioned Mr. Ratburn’s sexuality until now, though the word “gay” wasn’t used in the episode, according to TVLine. “I for one think that in this dark hopeless world of ours a cartoon rat and a cartoon aardvark getting married is goddamn beautiful,” writes Alex Hirsch, who started the petition this week. By using this site you agree to the ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. The long-running show "Arthur" on PBS is mixing things up going into its 22nd season. Intraday Data provided by FACTSET and subject to terms of use. Historical and current end-of-day data provided by FACTSET. This is the South, after all. Shawn Langlois is an editor and writer for MarketWatch in Los Angeles. More than 4,000 signatures have been tallied. Waiting for your permission to load the comments. In the same-sex wedding episode, children attending the wedding applauded the fact that Mr. Ratburn was becoming a husband to a husband. Follow him on Twitter @slangwise. Ratburn being gay is *my* Game of Thrones finale.”. The outlet also reported that Mr. Ratburn isn’t the first openly gay character in the “Arthur” universe. While the rest of the country aired the Season 22 premier of “Arthur,” which included the same-sex wedding of two cartoon animals, Alabama Public Television instead decided to go with a less-controversial rerun. (PBS). This is not the kind of change Neil Young was referring to when he sang, “Southern change gonna come at last” in his 1970 anthem “Southern Man.”.