Yes, the longest running closet homosexual in children’s television cartoon history (so far) has come out. Arthur’s Mr. Ratburn is gay. And he just got married.
“Yep. It’s a brand new world,” says Arthur’s friend Francine in the episode entitled “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone” which can be seen by clicking here.
Indeed it is. And PBS agrees.
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I can’t wait for the episode where Arthur’s Dad announces he’s got a job picking up used needles and human feces after the local Health Inspector closes his in-home catering business for failing to acquire all the appropriate permits.
His mom proudly announces that Arthur won’t have another sister because she’s having an abortion and then getting a divorce.
Francine Frensky’s parents Laverne and Oliver (who dumps his job at the Dump) open a drag queen strip club (and a pot dispensary) in the back of the local library with a grant from the National Science Foundation.
And Buster Baxter overdoses on Fentanyl, drugs he obtained from the MS-13 gang hiding out from the DEA since Elwood declared itself a sanctuary city.
No? Too much diversity?
I know, teaching kids about the sex and gender portion of the liberal culture is fine but that other stuff?