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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 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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 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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According to Scott Adsit, Adult Swim executive Mike Lazzo cancelled the show because he felt it was getting "depressing". See more »

Quotes

Orel: Boy Doughy, Reverend Putty's sermon today sure made me think.
Doughy: Orel! You know you're not supposed to think when it comes to god and faith.
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Crazy Credits

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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Followed by Beforel Orel: Trust (2012) See more »

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Don't listen to the other reviews, Moral Orel is one of the best new shows on adult swim
4 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Many people say that adult swim is losing its touch with brand new shows like Perfect Hair Forever and Squidbillies but I see it as a new direction. Moral Orel is adult swim's newest show. Animated using claymation, this show is about a young boy named Orel and his troubles growing up Christain. This show uses offensive humor sort of like South Park which is the main cause of the negative feedback but the show feels innocent and with that brand of offensive humor brings hilarious results. If you like twisted situations and claymation you should watch Moral Orel. If your a big baby that gets offended by this sorta humor Moral Orel is defiantly not for you. 8/10


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