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Season Premiere of ‘Arthur’ Features Same-Sex Wedding

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Season Premiere of ‘Arthur’ Features Same-Sex Wedding

Season Premiere of ‘Arthur’ Features Same-Sex Wedding

Season Premiere of ‘Arthur’ Features Same-Sex Wedding The episode, titled ‘Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone,’ aired on PBS Kids and kicked off the show’s 22nd season.

It featured Arthur and his group of friends realizing that Mr. Ratburn is getting married to a character named Patrick.

In a nod towards gender fluidity, the episode never explicitly referenced Patrick’s gender.

This isn’t the first time that PBS has featured a same-sex couple on a children’s television program.

In 2005, ‘Postcards From Buster’ featured a pair of lesbian moms and was met with heavy criticism from the acting secretary of education, Margaret Spelling.

As a result, PBS was forced to pull the episode from affiliate stations and went on to lose a number of sponsors.

‘Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone’ has received a much more positive response and has been highly praised on social media for its representation.


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