Nickelodeon is making strides towards more LGBT representation on its network. For the first time in network history, a gay married couple is to appear on this week’s episode of ‘The Loud House.’
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.”
What we love about the appearance is that it’s not the fact they’re gay that makes the moment, it’s how much the parents love and care for their son before they send him on his sleepover.
It really drives home how parenthood is universal — no matter what gender a child’s parents may be.
Watch the clip below.
Time to make history indeed! First married gay couple on a Nickelodeon cartoon!https://t.co/CI5NPmd7JU
— juno ???? (@harryetIouis) July 16, 2016