When I was growing up, my favorite cartoon was Popeye. I just loved him and Olive Oyl and Bluto. And then there was Sweetpea.
Little did I understand at the time, that Popeye and Olive Oyl, merely boyfriend and girlfriend were not married and Bluto loved Olive Oyl too and there was a rivalry between him and Popeye.
Who was the father of Olive Oyl's child??????? Was it Popeye? Bluto, who later was renamed, for some odd reason, Brutus? Or was it some other character, like Wimpy with the hamburgers?
It never entered my mind as a child that there was something fishy, I mean, hamburgery, about Sweetpea!
And now, the children's cartoon, Arthur, had a wedding of a teacher of the kids on the show. He's a male aardvark who marries another male aardvark.
Does this lead children into a corrupt notion of marriage that aardvarks can actually get married?