Nigel Ratburn is off the market!
On this week’s Arthur season premiere, Arthur and the gang learn that their teacher, Mr. Ratburn, is getting married, which they think is “wrong” because “teachers don’t get married!”
“When they go home, they sharpen pencils, eat kale and dream up homework assignments. “They don’t even sleep! They just go into low-power mode and watch documentaries.” Buster says in the episode titled “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone.”
After they realize teachers have personal lives, the gang runs into Mr. Ratburn and an uptight woman named Patty (voiced by Jane Lynch), who they mistake for Ratburn’s bride-to-be. Arthur and his friends then set off to sabotage Ratburn’s wedding, but after they fail they attend the ceremony only to discover that Patty is Ratburn’s sister and he is actually gay and marrying Patrick, who owns the local chocolate shop.
Arthur and his friends are relieved their beloved teacher is not marrying Patty, but they’re still embarrassed by Mr. Ratburn when he breaks out the moves to some disco on the wedding dance floor.
Gay rats love disco too!
Move over Babadook, Mr. Ratburn is 2019’s new queer icon.