History WesternAnimation / MoralOrel

24th Apr '16 5:55:34 PM Eagal
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** Three words: "Drunk '''is''' nature."

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** %%** Three words: "Drunk '''is''' nature."
24th Apr '16 5:12:56 PM Eagal
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The show served as an affectionate (and adult-oriented) quasi-parody of ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'' until series creator Dino Stamatopoulos (aka [[Series/{{Community}} Starburns]]) began to move the focus away from Orel midway through Season One. Dino began to explore the dark underbelly of the seemingly happy-go-lucky townspeople of Moralton, which culminated in the two-part Season Two finale "Nature": [[spoiler:after getting drunk during a hunting trip with Orel, Clay ''shoots his own son in the leg'', shattering Orel's innocence for good in the process.]]

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The show served as an affectionate (and adult-oriented) quasi-parody of ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'' until series creator Dino Stamatopoulos (aka [[Series/{{Community}} Starburns]]) began to move the focus away from Orel midway through Season One. Dino began to explore the dark underbelly of the seemingly happy-go-lucky townspeople of Moralton, which culminated in the two-part Season Two finale "Nature": [[spoiler:after after getting drunk during a hunting trip with Orel, Clay ''shoots his own son in the leg'', shattering Orel's innocence for good in the process.]]
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16th Apr '16 2:24:00 AM j-doggy
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* AccidentalTruth: [[TheIngenue Nurse Bendy]], while praising Principal Fakey's maturity [[spoiler: to her teddy-bear family]], she says that "he must be more adulterer than anyone I know!"

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* AccidentalTruth: [[TheIngenue Nurse Bendy]], while praising Principal Fakey's maturity [[spoiler: to her teddy-bear family]], she says that "he must be more adulterer than anyone I know!"
16th Apr '16 2:23:17 AM j-doggy
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* AccidentalTruth: [[TheIngenue Nurse Bendy]], while praising Principal Fakey's maturity [[spoiler: to her teddy-bear family]], says that "he must be more adulterer than anyone I know!"

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* AccidentalTruth: [[TheIngenue Nurse Bendy]], while praising Principal Fakey's maturity [[spoiler: to her teddy-bear family]], she says that "he must be more adulterer than anyone I know!"
21st Jan '16 3:22:26 PM Mdumas43073
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'''''Moral Orel''''' is a StopMotion animated show that first aired on Creator/AdultSwim from 200608. Originally conceived as a satire of sitcoms from TheFifties and TheSixties, and designed to resemble an AffectionateParody of ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'' (not ''WesternAnimation/DaveyAndGoliath'', despite the art style), ''Moral Orel'' ultimately evolved into one of the darkest pieces of western animation in years.

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'''''Moral Orel''''' is a StopMotion animated show that first aired on Creator/AdultSwim from 200608. Originally conceived as a satire of sitcoms from TheFifties and TheSixties, and designed to resemble an AffectionateParody of ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'' (not ''WesternAnimation/DaveyAndGoliath'', despite the art style), ''Moral Orel'' ultimately evolved into one of the darkest pieces of western Western animation in years.



* ChristianityIsCatholic: Averted, and possibly inverted with all the Moralton townsfolk mocking and occasionally reviling Catholicism. In fundamentalism, only protestants are ''true'' Christians, while Catholics might as well be godless pagans. And sadly, this ''is'' TruthInTelevision for certain fundamentalists. Notably to the point where speaking the profane tongues of ''the Necronomicon'' is still better than speaking in Latin like a Catholic.

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* ChristianityIsCatholic: Averted, and possibly inverted with all the Moralton townsfolk mocking and occasionally reviling Catholicism. In fundamentalism, only protestants Protestants are ''true'' Christians, while Catholics might as well be godless pagans. And sadly, this ''is'' TruthInTelevision for certain fundamentalists. Notably to the point where speaking the profane tongues of ''the Necronomicon'' is still better than speaking in Latin like a Catholic.
21st Jan '16 3:19:25 PM Mdumas43073
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Originally conceived as a satire of sitcoms from TheFifties and TheSixties, and designed to resemble an AffectionateParody of ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'' (not ''WesternAnimation/DaveyAndGoliath'', despite the art style), ''Moral Orel'' ultimately evolved into one of the darkest pieces of western animation in years.

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'''''Moral Orel''''' is a StopMotion animated show that first aired on Creator/AdultSwim from 200608. Originally conceived as a satire of sitcoms from TheFifties and TheSixties, and designed to resemble an AffectionateParody of ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'' (not ''WesternAnimation/DaveyAndGoliath'', despite the art style), ''Moral Orel'' ultimately evolved into one of the darkest pieces of western animation in years.
23rd Dec '15 8:49:54 PM JohnOrFranz
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Mr. Figurelli and his family are... Italian? Greek? No, Italians are white so.. maybe 1/4 Arab? (Contrast the Jews for Jesus, who are the closest thing to a different religion that exists in the town, being ex Jewish Christians and still doing Jewish stuff out of habit, but their skin happens to be white.)



* BadHumorTruck: [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Mr. Creepler]], the local Ice Cream man, is a [[spoiler:serial rapist and a pederast]]. By the third season however, he's revealed to [[spoiler:have died in prison]].

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* BadHumorTruck: [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Mr. Creepler]], the local Ice Cream ice cream man, is a [[spoiler:serial rapist and a pederast]]. By the third season however, he's revealed to [[spoiler:have died in prison]].



* BeliefMakesYouStupid: Cleverly subverted. The people of Moralton are all either naive, clueless idiots, vain hedonistic hypocrites, or barely-hidden sociopaths (and often more than one), and they're all very deeply religious. But as the series goes on, it becomes abundantly clear that religion has nothing to do with it and the majority of the town are really just self-absorbed scum whose piety is skin-deep and mostly for the sake of appearances. The Reverend is actually one of the nicest and most intelligent people in the town, even though being the Shepperd to this particular flock has given him a pretty heavy dose of cynicism.

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* BeliefMakesYouStupid: Cleverly subverted. The people of Moralton are all either naive, clueless idiots, vain hedonistic hypocrites, or barely-hidden sociopaths (and often more than one), and they're all very deeply religious. But as the series goes on, it becomes abundantly clear that religion has nothing to do with it and the majority of the town are really just self-absorbed scum whose piety is skin-deep and mostly for the sake of appearances. The Reverend is actually one of the nicest and most intelligent people in the town, even though being the Shepperd shepherd to this particular flock has given him a pretty heavy dose of cynicism.
20th Oct '15 10:45:34 PM donteatacowman3
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* FakeCameraEffects: The pilot used fake JitterCam for dramatic moments, mainly when [[StepfordSmiler Bloberta]] was alone.


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* FalseCameraEffects: The pilot used fake JitterCam for dramatic moments, mainly when [[StepfordSmiler Bloberta]] was alone.
14th Aug '15 5:43:22 PM rtan
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Every member of Orel's family shows some form of dysfunction: father Clay abuses alcohol, abuses Orel (emotionally), and fails to hide his [[TransparentCloset closet]] [[GayConservative bisexuality]]; mother Bloberta cheats on Clay, often finds herself depressed, and suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder; and both parents spoil Orel's rambunctious little brother Shapey rotten. The population of Moralton (a town placed precisely in the middle of the United States) fare little better; most of Moralton's adults lead lives as dysfunctional as Orel's family--if not more so--while putting on a show of being Good Christians and Good Neighbors.

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Every member of Orel's family shows some form of dysfunction: father Clay abuses alcohol, abuses Orel (emotionally), (emotionally and physically), and fails to hide his [[TransparentCloset closet]] [[GayConservative bisexuality]]; mother Bloberta cheats on Clay, often finds herself depressed, and suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder; and both parents spoil Orel's rambunctious little brother Shapey rotten. The population of Moralton (a town placed precisely in the middle of the United States) fare little better; most of Moralton's adults lead lives as dysfunctional as Orel's family--if not more so--while putting on a show of being Good Christians and Good Neighbors.
7th Aug '15 1:57:28 PM Ploopyandproud
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* JerkJock: Doughy's dad.
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