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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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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Some of the characters have names that are related to claymation. Examples: Clay, Doughy, Shapey, Reverend Putty, and Coach Stopframe. 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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Hilarious - Funny - True
10 July 2006 | by vigilanteheroSee 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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Official Sites:

Adult Swim [UK]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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