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

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Orel: Look, Sampson! Crack! Hurrah!
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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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Unbelievably well done
4 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an amazing show. The Williams Street (southern corporate bods zieg heil ted turner) bods canceled it after 3 seasons, but it was amazing. Not only did it walk a fine line between criticizing a putative deity and criticizing the morons who choose to speak in the deity's name, but it also showed us how actual adults (inevitably marginalized in Moralton) do adult things like move on and call a halt to unproductive relationships. (Stephanie and Danielle respectively). The ending is unexpected and unbelievably sweet - it makes me cry every time. I can't wait to see what DS does next!

If you get the chance to see this on DVD, be sure to check the extras. I'm an auditory learner but DS's commentary made me go back and look at the visuals and they were amazing!


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