The Loud House is one of Nickelodeon's newest shows that is currently in its first season. The show's main character is Lincoln Loud, a boy who happens to have a big family: 10 sisters and two parents.
The episode 'Overnight Success' will debut the interracial parents of Lincoln's best friend, Clyde McBride, who are both men. The appearance of Harold and Howard McBride will mark the first time Nickelodeon features a gay married couple. A clip of the episode was released on Twitter and received positive audience reaction. The short video introduces the partners in a very matter-of-fact way, as if they were like any regular straight couple.
Nickelodeon's introduction of Harold and Howard McBride ties in with the social change occurring within the United States, where same-sex marriage was only legalized a few months before The Loud House was premiered. It demonstrates the progressiveness of the brand and allows the company to connect with the LGBT community.