History WesternAnimation / MoralOrel

27th Oct '17 12:07:04 PM BadSplice
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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'' Orel'', despite copious amounts of ExecutiveMeddling, ultimately evolved into one of the darkest pieces of Western animation in years.
27th Sep '17 7:57:13 AM NickBush24
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* StealthPun: The plot of the episode "Grounded" revolves around Orel electrocuting himself.
23rd Sep '17 1:39:15 AM ninjamitsuki2
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* AllAnimalsAreDogs: In the Nature two-parter, a deer licked Orel's face like a dog would.
4th Sep '17 8:51:45 PM Peteman
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* TheMoralSubstitute: Imagine if all media were Christian fundamentalist propaganda? Yeah, this trope is subject to a brutal {{Deconstruction}}, showing just how dysfunctional and disturbing such a world would be.

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* TheMoralSubstitute: Imagine if all media were Christian fundamentalist propaganda? Yeah, this trope is subject to a brutal {{Deconstruction}}, showing just how dysfunctional and disturbing such a world would be.
9th Jun '17 8:43:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* FictionalProvince: The show takes place in the city of Moralton, the capitol of Statesota, the geographic center of the US. (In real life, if you're just counting the 48 contiguous states, it's just south of the Kansas-Nebraska border. Include Alaska and Hawaii, and the geographic center shifts to the western edge of South Dakota.)
8th Jun '17 8:06:17 AM DrSlide
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* CouchGag: During the first two seasons, the opening sequence ends with God tearing the roof off the church and Orel waving to him in various ways.

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* CouchGag: During the first two seasons, most episodes, the opening sequence ends with God tearing the roof off the church and Orel waving to him in various ways.



* CreditsGag: During the first two seasons, the closing credits run as Orel works on making a stop-motion movie with his toys and a clip of the finished product is shown. In the final episode, once he finishes working, he packs up all his equipment in a box and puts it under the Christmas tree as a present for Shapey and Block.

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* CreditsGag: During the first two seasons, most episodes, the closing credits run as Orel works on making a stop-motion movie with his toys and a clip of the finished product is shown. In the final episode, once he finishes working, he packs up all his equipment in a box and puts it under the Christmas tree as a present for Shapey and Block.
7th Jun '17 3:49:10 PM Az_Tech341
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** In the second episode, Clay admits that Orel's latest mishap is really his own fault for not being honest enough, something he'd never even contemplate doing in later episodes. In general, Clay comes off a lot more sincere and well-intentioned in the early episodes, though he's not really any better a person in practice. Cuts both ways, though: also in that episode, when Clay tells Orel that God's chef is "a mystical fellow like Santa [[EskimosArentReal or Charles Darwin]]", Orel bluntly tells him, "I'm too old to believe in that stuff, dad"; the Orel of later episodes would never challenge an authority figure so brazenly (his CharacterDevelopment post-"Nature" notwithstanding), while the Clay of later episodes would punish him severely if he did.

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** In the second episode, Clay admits that Orel's latest mishap is really his own fault for not being honest enough, something he'd never even contemplate doing in later episodes. In general, Clay comes off a lot more sincere and well-intentioned in the early episodes, though he's not really any better a person in practice. Cuts both ways, though: Orel also behaves strangely in that episode, episode: when Clay tells Orel that God's chef is "a mystical fellow like Santa [[EskimosArentReal or Charles Darwin]]", Orel bluntly tells him, "I'm too old to believe in that stuff, dad"; the Orel of later episodes would never challenge an authority figure so brazenly (his CharacterDevelopment post-"Nature" notwithstanding), while though the Clay of later episodes would also punish him severely if he did.
7th Jun '17 3:40:42 PM Az_Tech341
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** The second episode had Clay admitting that Orel's latest mishap was really his own fault for not being honest enough, something he'd never even contemplate doing in later episodes. In general, Clay comes off a lot more sincere and well-intentioned in the early episodes, though he's not really any better a person in practice. Also in the second episode, when Clay tells Orel that God's chef is "a mystical fellow like Santa [[EskimosArentReal or Charles Darwin]]", Orel bluntly tells him "I'm too old to believe in that stuff, dad". The Orel of later episodes would never challenge an authority figure so brazenly (his CharacterDevelopment post-"Nature" notwithstanding), and the Clay of later episodes would punish him severely if he did.

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** The In the second episode had episode, Clay admitting admits that Orel's latest mishap was is really his own fault for not being honest enough, something he'd never even contemplate doing in later episodes. In general, Clay comes off a lot more sincere and well-intentioned in the early episodes, though he's not really any better a person in practice. Also Cuts both ways, though: also in the second that episode, when Clay tells Orel that God's chef is "a mystical fellow like Santa [[EskimosArentReal or Charles Darwin]]", Orel bluntly tells him him, "I'm too old to believe in that stuff, dad". The dad"; the Orel of later episodes would never challenge an authority figure so brazenly (his CharacterDevelopment post-"Nature" notwithstanding), and while the Clay of later episodes would punish him severely if he did.
7th Jun '17 2:33:56 PM ading
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** The second episode had Clay admitting that Orel's latest mishap was really his own fault for not being honest enough, something he'd never even contemplate doing in later episodes. In general, Clay comes off a lot more sincere and well-intentioned in the early episodes, though he's not really any better a person in practice.

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** The second episode had Clay admitting that Orel's latest mishap was really his own fault for not being honest enough, something he'd never even contemplate doing in later episodes. In general, Clay comes off a lot more sincere and well-intentioned in the early episodes, though he's not really any better a person in practice. Also in the second episode, when Clay tells Orel that God's chef is "a mystical fellow like Santa [[EskimosArentReal or Charles Darwin]]", Orel bluntly tells him "I'm too old to believe in that stuff, dad". The Orel of later episodes would never challenge an authority figure so brazenly (his CharacterDevelopment post-"Nature" notwithstanding), and the Clay of later episodes would punish him severely if he did.
6th Jun '17 7:19:56 PM JamesA807
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In the town of [[EverytownAmerica Moralton, Statesota]] lives the Puppington Family. Eleven-year-old Orel Puppington, a devout Protestant Christian, thinks of Jesus as his biggest role model. He always pays rapt attention in church, taking the advice of the local preacher's sermons to heart, but due to his age, he doesn't always understand some of the topics, which leads to Orel acting on them in his own special way. Needless to say, HilarityEnsues!

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In the town of [[EverytownAmerica Moralton, Statesota]] lives the Puppington Family. Eleven-year-old Twelve-year-old Orel Puppington, a devout Protestant Christian, thinks of Jesus as his biggest role model. He always pays rapt attention in church, taking the advice of the local preacher's sermons to heart, but due to his age, he doesn't always understand some of the topics, which leads to Orel acting on them in his own special way. Needless to say, HilarityEnsues!
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