Arthur’s teacher Mr Ratburn is a gay, married man
Children’s show Arthur has revealed its character Mr Ratburn to be gay as he got married to a man in the first episode of season 22. The PBS Kids show aired the episode, titled “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone” and starring lesbian actor Jane Lynch as a special guest, on Monday (May 13). As TVLine reported, the plot revolved around Arthur and the gang finding out their teacher, Mr. Ratburn, is getting married. When they see him having lunch with an uptight woman who tells him to “toughen up,” the kids believe their teacher is making a mistake in getting married and try to sabotage the ceremony. In a plot twist, the woman Mr. Ratburn was having lunch with turns out to be his sister—played by Lynch. Mr. Ratburn is instead marrying a man.
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 The gang looks reassured that the couple is happy and proceeds to enjoy the wedding cake, appropriately topped by two grooms. The reveal surprised and delighted viewers in equal measure. Several people reacted to the news