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[[caption-width-right:265:The sight of a kid who looks like [[WesternAnimation/MoralOrel Orel]] having a ''happy'' family? ''Mind boggling.'']]
Art Clokey, the creator of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}}'', produced this syndicated ReligiousEdutainment series in the early 1960s for one of the predecessors of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It centered on a young boy named Davey Hansen and his talking dog, Goliath. When Goliath speaks, only Davey can hear him. More information: http://www.daveyandgoliath.org/

''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episodes "Bart the Lover", "Simpsons Bible Stories", "HOMR" and "Ned 'n' Edna's Blend" all include mocking references to ''Davey and Goliath''. Creator/AdultSwim's ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' started as a direct parody (minus the dog and plus some BlackComedy), but eventually blossomed into something more, at least until it was ScrewedByTheNetwork.
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!!This series provides examples of:
* AnAesop
* TheAllAmericanBoy: Davey.
* AnimatedSeries
* BlackBestFriend: Jonathan Reed is one of the earliest examples.
* BlindBlackGuy: An episode involving Jonathan's cousin, who was temporarily blind after an operation.
* CharacterCelebrityEndorsement: Davey and Goliath appeared in a Mountain Dew [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaDxcVPxB3g ad]] in the early 2000s. The ELCA used the profits from the ad to make ''Davey and Goliath's Snowboard Christmas''.
* {{Claymation}}
* FourFingeredHands
* JesusSaves
* TheMoralSubstitute
* RealSongThemeTune: "A Mighty Fortress is Our God", a hymn written by Martin Luther in the 16th century.
* TalkingAnimal: Goliath.
* TotallyRadical: ''Davey and Goliath's Snowboard Christmas'', a special produced by the ELCA in 2004.
* WhamEpisode: The Easter special episode, where Davey's grandmother dies.
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