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)
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 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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Clay: Orel, love gets in the way of the important things in life. Like going to sleep or being left alone.
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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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29 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Moral Orel, created by Dino Stamatopoulos, is my favorite television show of all time. The show depicts (at least in the first season) young Orel Puppington growing up in Moralton trying to be a good protestant by sticking to the moral code and lost commandments, unfortunately screwing it up in the process, only to be corrected (in his study with belt in hand) by his supposedly good father figure and father, Clay. In the later seasons, though, it turned much, much darker, focusing on the dramatically repressed citizens of Moralton. In the final season, however, they abandoned the brighter episodes to much more depressing story lines (did I mention this is all done, very well I might add, in stop-motion animation?).

The show has ended, much to Moral Orel fan's dismay, but it was a pretty bad decision. Moral Orel was VERY well written and funny throughout, less we forget dramatic, offensive and blasphemous. Let me warn those of you whom are offended by parody of religion, TURN BACK NOW. This show parodies religion every episode somehow, whether subtle or blatant. For those of us who can take a joke, Moral Orel is over, but Orel shall forevermore live within our hearts knowing the ending. He was canceled before his time, yes, but we have 43 episodes of amazingly done animation. This show is nothing like anything else on Adult Swim, since it contains very few vulgar words (nothing needed to be censored), it's overall style is comparable to Davey and Goliath. Watch it and enjoy one of the best achievements in American television in only eleven minutes.


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