Moral Orel (2005– )

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A parody of past religious geared animated shows starring Orel, an optimistic God fearing young boy in a world of cynicism.

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 Orel Puppington / ... (39 episodes, 2005-2008)
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 Clay Puppington / ... (38 episodes, 2005-2008)
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 Bloberta Puppington / ... (38 episodes, 2005-2008)
Tigger Stamatopoulos ...
 Shapey Puppington / ... (31 episodes, 2005-2008)
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 Coach Stopframe / ... (30 episodes, 2005-2008)
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 Reverend Putty / ... (28 episodes, 2005-2008)
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 Billy Figurelli / ... (15 episodes, 2006-2008)
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Orel Puppington is an optimistic, well-intentioned, and devoutly religious 11-year-old whose Christian devotion, enthusiastic church attendance, and general naiveté leads him to grossly misinterpret Bible lessons, often with morbid and ghastly consequences. In doing so, he unintentionally exposes the hypocrisy and duplicity of his family (particularly his father Clay), the members of his community, and ultimately, organized religion itself. Set in the fictional American state of Statesoda, which is located in the middle of the lower 48 states, "Moral Orel" has a stop-motion animation style similar to "Davey & Goliath", and appears to parody the religious undertones of the latter show. However, creator Dino Stamatopoulos intended for the show to be more of a parody of whole 1950's sitcoms such as "Leave It To Beaver" and "Father Knows Best". Written by D_Burke

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The show evolved from a script Stamatopoulos wrote for Iggy Pop. After the meeting with the notorious Pop did not go well, the script became the episode "Waste". See more »

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[Orel knocks on the door to his dad's study]
Clay: [gloomily] Why?
[short pause]
Clay: I mean, yes?
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During the closing credits of each episode, Orel is seen animating a different stop-motion movie, each starring Jesus or God. See more »

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Referenced in Robot Chicken: Boo Cocky (2008) See more »

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Hilarious - Funny - True
10 July 2006 | by (Vista, CA) – See all my reviews

Having grown up in a town very similar to Orel's, I can safely say that this show is only slightly a hyperbole. Which is a scary thought.

The animation is good, but when you have content like this, that doesn't matter. If shows like Southpark and Aqua Teen Hunger Force have taught us anything, they have taught us that you can easily get away with terrible animation if your content is quality.

And, this show is pure genius. It is witty and entertaining, and pulls no punches.

I could do with a daily dose of this show. I'm shocked (and pleased) it managed to get on the air. I'm also very glad to hear there will be a season two.

Most Christians will hate it, bash it, and complain about the contents, but that doesn't make it any less funny (or any less true!).


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