Yep, it’s been confirmed that a network will be launching its first cartoon show with a same-sex married couple.
Nickelodeon will be airing an episode this week for its new show, “The Loud House.” With interracial gay-married male characters, the network is the first in history to air an episode that will include any kind of LGBT presentation.
According to B. Scott, NewNowNext says:
“On the show, 11-year-old Lincoln Loud tries to cope with family chaos as the only boy with ten sisters. In the July 20 episode, “Overnight Success,” his best friend, Clyde McBride, comes by for a sleepover after much pleading with parents on both sides.
As the viewer learns, Clyde has two dads—it’s made crystal clear in the episode, but it’s definitely not treated like a big deal
In fact, the McBrides’ defining factor seems to be how overprotective they are: Howard (MadTV’s Michael McDonald) and Harold (Wayne Brady, currently in Kinky Boots) inundate Lincoln with essentials—sleeping bag, footie pajamas, white-noise machine, humidifier, dehumidifier, etc—and a laundry list of emergency numbers.
“Remember, Clyde, no nuts, no gluten, no sugar and be careful with orange juice,” warns Harold. “You know how you get with pulp.”
This show should be real cute and draw some viewers’ attention, especially from the LGBT fan base. With the inclusion of the gay married characters, this show should inform the audience that gay parenting doesn’t affect the lifestyle of their child.