Nickelodeon to Introduce First Same-Sex Married Couple in Network's History

Nickelodeon is set to make history by introducing its first-ever same-sex married couple on this week's 'The Loud House.'

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This week will likely be a rough one for all the homophobes and general bigots with a penchant for modern Nickelodeon cartoons. The Loud House is introducing the network's first same-sex married couple Wednesday, Varietyreports. An excerpt from the episode, which introduces the parents of character Clyde McBride, hit Twitter over the weekend:
so Nickelodeon just showed there first married gay couple on "the loud house"

— BitchPudding (@MagicalRedPanda) July 16, 2016

The Loud House, which premiered on Nickelodeon in May, centers on a young boy named Lincoln Loud and his 10 siblings. Lincoln's best friend, Clyde McBride, provides Lincoln with some comedic balance thanks to his status as an only child. Nickelodeon confirmed the authenticity of the tweeted excerpt to Variety Monday, which features interracial, same-sex couple Harold (Wayne Brady) and Howard (Michael McDonald) McBride. Sorry, homophobes and/or racists. You'll have to find other stuff to hate for no reason.

News of Nickelodeon's historic move was met with an overwhelmingly positive response, with fans of the series and prospective viewers alike praising the (long overdue) milestone:

The Loud House has an unambiguous gay married couple that isn't an excuse for a punchline, God bless Nickelodeon.

— Hirogaru Sky! PreKevin (@CCharmanderK) July 18, 2016

So happy to be a part of this show! #loudandproud

— Lauren Abhay (@laurenabhay) July 18, 2016

The Loud House was already our new favourite cartoon and now they've gone and done this brilliant thing. 💕💕

— Josie George (@porridgebrain) July 19, 2016

The episode, which premieres in the U.S. this Wednesday, comes at a particularly stacked time for the network. In addition to awesomely making history, Nickelodeon recently announced plans to bring back the iconic Double Dare for some San Diego Comic-Con magic and even unpacked some deets about that highly anticipated Hey Arnold! movie.

You're the real MVP, Nickelodeon.

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