"In fairness I would have to say a gay character is not one we would not include", he said at the time.
Meanwhile, Twitter chose to celebrate as a beloved character from childhood has now come out, and millennial Arthur viewers have feels.
"When they go home, they sharpen pencils, eat kale and dream up homework assignments" he reportedly insists.
The episode titled "Mr. Ratburn & the Special Someone" featured a gay wedding between Ratburn and Patrick, though it should be noted that the same-sex nature of the ceremony was never overtly acknowledged. "They just go into low-power mode and watch documentaries".
Mr. Ratburn is a married man - to another man.
The group of chums grow more anxious when they spy Mr Ratburn having lunch with an uptight woman. "So when Mr. Ratburn (the main characters" grade school teacher) is revealed to be gay in this Monday's episode, the Internet responded with a passion.
The best part of the entire episode is that the kids don't even question Mr. Ratburn's sexuality and instead talk about how happy he looks. A 2005 episode of the show's spinoff, Postcards From Buster, found the titular rabbit visiting Vermont to learn how maple sugar is made.
According to the fan page ArthurWiki, "Mr. Ratburn is primarily known for being a strict teacher, but he has many other hobbies outside of the classroom, including puppetry, playing in a rock band, and bird-watching".
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