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Moral Orel 

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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2008   2007   2006   2005  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Carolyn Lawrence ...  Orel Puppington / ... 39 episodes, 2005-2008
Scott Adsit ...  Clay Puppington / ... 38 episodes, 2005-2008
Britta Phillips ...  Bloberta Puppington / ... 38 episodes, 2005-2008
Tigger Stamatopoulos Tigger Stamatopoulos ...  Shapey Puppington / ... 31 episodes, 2005-2008
Jay Johnston ...  Coach Stopframe / ... 30 episodes, 2005-2008
William Salyers ...  Reverend Putty / ... 28 episodes, 2005-2008
Dino Stamatopoulos ...  Billy Figurelli / ... 15 episodes, 2006-2008
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Storyline

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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He just wants to do good.


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Trivia

According to Scott Adsit, his staunchly Christian family were very offended by the content of the episode "God's Chef". His sister was so upset with him that they argued constantly. Adsit decided to quit the show. But a few days later, they decided to make up and Adsit rejoined the show. See more »

Quotes

Orel: I love you, Dad!
Clay: I'm hungry too, kid. Let's eat!
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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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The Perfect Blend with Comedy and Drama
26 July 2019 | by nasdagoodshepherdSee all my reviews

If there is any Adult Swim show out there that has comdey and drama as a the main genre, it's Moral Orel. The writing is not bad, their is some character development in this show, also people said that this show is dark and they're right. It's a shame that Adult Swim canceled it after 3 seasons and some episodes from this show are considered unaired. But in 2012, Adult Swim released a Moral Orel tv special, Before Orel and it was pretty entertainment and enjoyable. Without a doubt, Moral Orel is one of the greatest cartoons Adult Swim has ever made. I give Moral Orel and 8.5/10


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Official Sites:

Adult Swim [UK]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 2005 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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