The 22nd season premiere of the hit PBS Kids show “Arthur” saw one of its most popular characters getting married.
Deadline reported that in the episode titled "Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone," Arthur and his friend Buster, Muffy and Francine overhear Mr. Ratburn taking a phone call about flower arrangements. The kids get their third-grade teacher to admit he's getting married, and the students spy on Mr. Ratburn to find out who he's walking down the aisle with.
Arthur and his friends are initially under the impression that their teacher is marrying a bossy female rat. After a failed attempt to set Mr. Ratburn up with the librarian, the gang ends up attending their teacher’s wedding poorly disguised as adults. There, they realize Mr. Ratburn is marrying a chocolatier aardvark named Patrick.
The realization isn’t treated as a big deal.
"PBS Kids programs are designed to reflect the diversity of communities across the nation," the network said in a statement to People. "We believe it is important to represent the wide array of adults in the lives of children who look to PBS Kids every day."
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