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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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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Official Sites:

Adult Swim [UK]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Моральный Орел See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Five seasons were planned. By the fifth season, Orel would have evolved from being naive and innocent to an emotionally mature person. According to creator Dino Stamatopoulos, the fifth season would have focused more on other townspeople and the title would have been changed to "Moralton". 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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Referenced in Robot Chicken: Boo Cocky (2008) See more »

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Unbelievably well done
4 January 2009 | by gonelunch1See 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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