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Mr. Ratburn’s gay wedding on PBS show ‘Arthur’ causes social media mania

The 22nd season of classic children’s series “Arthur” premiered on Monday with a surprise gay wedding — sending social media users into a tizzy. In the episode aired on PBS KIDS, the famous aardvark initially believes his strict, cake-loving teacher Mr. Ratburn is tying the knot with a woman named Patty. When the kids arrive at the wedding ceremony, they find out Patty, who is voiced by Jane Lynch, is actually Mr. Ratburn’s sister — and that their teacher is walking down the aisle with his male partner. Some social media users erupted with excitement when they discovered the wedding and applauded the children’s show for representing a same-sex couple. “Well, can’t say that I expected that. Not only that Arthur is st ...