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Characters: Moral Orel

Orel Puppington

Voiced by: Carolyn Lawrence

Clay Puppington

Voiced by: Scott Adsit

  • Abusive Parents: After his mothers death, his father briefly becomes this. But stops when he considers smacking him not worth it.
  • The Alcoholic: With the amount of liquor he imbues, it's a wonder his liver hasn't given out.
  • Alcoholic Parent: See above.
  • All Take and No Give: His parenting.
  • Attention Whore: Years of being smothered by his fanatical mother warped Clay into serious case of this.
  • Backstory: "Passing" and "Help" do a great deal in showing how Clay turned into what he is.
  • Catch Phrase: Before every Spoof Aesop spouted by Clay, he would find Orel and say a sentence that ends with "In my study." Cue gulping.
  • Dead End Job: Clay constantly complains about his dead end job, which we are led to believe is some droning office monkey type job. We find out in the second to last episode that Clay is actually the mayor of Moralton. Even Orel is surprised at the discovery.
  • Depraved Bisexual: Clay appears to only love attention, loving anyone who will show him any amount of it, regardless of who he will hurt in the process. It's this, combined with his abusive nature towards Orel that causes Daniel Stopframe to ultimately reject him.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: And drowning them good.
    Clay: Hate her. [Drinks] Still hate her. [Drinks] Toler-hate 'er. [Drinks] Tolerate her!
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: In the case of Clay, a little too much
  • Faux Affably Evil: The guy almost constantly has a pleasant demeanor, which is just a mask because he's drunk pretty much all the time. In "Nature" his true colors are revealed when he sobers up. Even before this, how he can be so calm beating his own son, having to be TOLD Orel didn't do anything wrong since beating him is an impulse for him, his drunken demeanor makes him all the more horrible.
  • Fisher King: Let's face it, once his reveal as Mayor was shown. It's answered a lot of why Moralton is so messed up.
  • Freudian Excuse: Clay's dad was a total Jerkass to him.
  • Henpecked Husband: Though he's not exactly sympathetic in the matter.
  • It's All About Me: His world revolves around him.
  • Jerkass: Good God, yes.
  • Like Father, Like Son: To Orel until he shot him. Even moreso with his dad.
  • Lack of Empathy: To everyone except himself.
  • Mayor Pain
  • Never My Fault: He actually hoists blame on Orel for getting drunkenly shot by his father.
  • Oedipus Complex: His desire for attention and motherly over-attention resulted in a disturbing case of this when he grew up.
  • Sexless Marriage: With Bloberta.
  • Spoiled Brat: Thanks to being endlessly fawned over by his mother.
  • Shoot the Dog: Quite literally in "Nature".
    Clay: (drunkenly) Hunting dogs are...nature's rabbits.
  • Standard '50s Father: Deconstructed to a horrifying degree.
  • Start of Darkness: When his father begins ignoring him after his mother's death. Even then, he turns out a half-decent guy, but then Bloberta introduces him to alcohol. Given how quickly he takes to it, the alcohol probably let loose all those years of pent-up frustration.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: He was a considerably worse father after Nature, nearly disowning Orel. Or to look at it another way, Nature caused the audience (and Orel) to see just how terrible of a person he'd been throughout the whole series, sending his parenting into a retroactive Dude, Not Funny!.
  • Troubled Abuser
  • Ungrateful Bastard: How Clay sees Orel, Bloberta... pretty much his entire family.
  • Unwanted Spouse: With Bloberta.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Well, definitely sweeter than he is now.
  • Villain Protagonist: In season 3.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Several, in "Nature Part 1," "Sacrifice" and "Honor."
  • What, Exactly, Is His Job?: To the point where his kids don't even know. He's the Mayor.
  • Why Couldn't You Be Different?: Clay wishes that his son wasn't so... innocent and sensitive.

Bloberta Puppington (ne้ Hymentact)

Voiced by: Britta Phillips

  • Abusive Parents: Though unlike Clay, she does it verbally.
  • The Alcoholic: Actually used to be this herself.
  • Always Someone Better: Bloberta's siblings, according to her mother, and all her friends who were getting married, which prompted her to trap Clay into a relationship.
  • Backstory: Explained in the episode "Help" how Clay and Bloberta ended up in such a loveless hate-filled marriage.
  • Christmas Cake: Was afraid of becoming this before she married Clay.
  • Freudian Excuse: Bloberta's mother was a total Jerkass to her.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: She still married Clay out of desperation even after he proved himself a horrible drunk and a terrible womanizer.
  • Neat Freak: She would even freak out when her cleaning supplies got dirty.
  • Sexless Marriage: With Clay.
  • Stepford Smiler: And the cracks are very visible.
  • Understanding Boyfriend: Bloberta always wanted one, tried to get one through multiple affairs, all of whom used her for an ulterior motive and had the series continued, she would have finally gotten one, when she began her affair with Officer Papermouth. Unfortunately the show as cut before this could happen.
  • The Unfavorite: The tone-deaf sibling in a church singer family.
  • Unwanted Spouse: With Clay.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Cheated on Clay with Coach Stopframe, resulting in Shapey.

Shapey Puppington

Voiced by: Tigger Stamatopoulos

  • Chocolate Baby: One reason why Clay didn't get along well with Bloberta was because Shapey didn't look anything like him. It was strongly implied in the second and third season that Coach Daniel Stopframe is his real father. The Beforel Orel Special confirms this.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: Was voiced by a little girl (the creator's daughter).
  • Older than They Look: He acts and looks like a spoiled 3 year old. He's actually 7.
  • Put on a Bus: Or a moving van, really.
  • Spoiled Brat
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: He's shown playing with things like lighters when Clay and Bloberta aren't paying attention to him.
  • The Voiceless: Shapey's "dialogue" is virtually incomprehensible screaming. Subverted in the third to last episode, where Shapey quietly tells his mother that when he's thirsty, he feels like when he's alone.

Arthur Puppington

Voiced by: Dino Stamatopoulos (Younger); Joe Unger (Older)

  • Abusive Parents: Not that it excuses it, but Clay was a spoiled brat who was responsible for his wife's death, and even then Clay's birth resulted in Angela becoming religiously fanatic about him, her "miracle baby". Following Angela's death, he immediately started then stopped hitting Clay because he felt Clay wasn't worth the effort. A flashback in Beforel Orel indicates that he did shun his son, and that he realized that it permanently screwed Clay up.
  • Badass Grandpa: Especially when he stops Orel from murdering his half-brother.
  • Hollywood Atheist
  • Jerkass Realization: In Beforel Orel.
  • Like Grandfather Like Grandson: If the show continued, he would have had a good relationship with Orel.
    • It seems the Beforel Orel special is finally going to explore what their relationship would have been like, only it focuses on a younger Orel just before Shapey was born.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In Beforel Orel when Clay rejects him in front of the police station after saving Shapey, there's a heart wrenching scene as he has a flashback to the moment he decided Clay wasn't worth it (and Clay would act out to such a degree that Arthur couldn't help to because Clay associated abuse with affection). He sees Clay as the bitter, spiteful man that his negligence helped shape.
  • Only Sane Man: Perhaps in all of Moralton.
  • Parental Substitute: To Orel.
  • Timeshifted Actor / The Other Darrin: His younger self is voiced by Dino Stamatopoulos and older self in Beforel Orel is voiced by Joe Unger.

Ms. Frances Clara Censordoll

Voiced by: Jay Johnston; Scott Adsit (Season 3)

  • The Southpaw / A Sinister Clue: She's shown as left-handed in "Offensiveness" and "Alone".
  • Big Bad: Besides Clay that is.
  • Christmas Cake: See Old Maid, although she might be this (See Younger Than They Look).
  • Evil Matriarch: Miss Censordoll aspires to be one for the entire town. She actually runs for mayor as "Town Mayor-triarch".
  • Freudian Excuse: Had her ovaries and other sexual organs removed as a child.
  • Holier Than Thou: Bordering on A God Am I.
    Reverend Putty (on the radio): "We need others in our lives as a constant reminder that we're not the center of the universe. Because there's only one person who's reserved that particular section of the cosmos. And you know who that is, ladies..."
    Ms. Censordoll: "Yes... ME!!!"
  • Karma Houdini: Thanks to the show being cut short, she's never really punished for her manipulative and hypocritical ways.
  • Knight Templar
  • Larynx Dissonance: Miss Censordoll is voiced by a man.
  • Old Maid: Except she's just turned 40.
  • Not so Above It All: Miss Censordoll, after Orel gets her favorite food (eggs) banned from the town, as far as Censordoll going to the Moralton black market to get her eggs like the rest of the townspeople.
  • Scary Librarian
  • Straw Hypocrite: Even more so than the citizens of Moralton. Oral campaigned to get eggs boycotted, she went along with it because she felt it would help her image, even though she loved eggs to the point of obsession (and also because she figured she could secretly keep the mayor from ever banning them). When Oral succeeded, she was forced to buy them illegally. Word of God stated that if the series continued on, she would've been a practitioner of voodoo.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Eggs
  • Younger than They Look: Hard to imagine that she just turned 40, it's implied that her lack of reproductive organs is why she aged so badly.

Coach Daniel(le) Stopframe

Voiced by: Jay Johnston; Scott Adsit (Season 3)

  • Depraved Bisexual: Extra emphasis on the depraved part.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He's by no means a good person, but even he eventually sees Clay for what he is. Also he was visibly repulsed by the Satanists and their hedonistic ways to the point where he actually mouths "What the f**k?"
  • Gender-Blender Name: His name is Daniel. But it's pronounced like the feminine Danielle. Doesn't help that in "Numb" a note from him has him spell it the feminine way.
  • Karma Houdini: Not only does Clay never finds out he fathered Shapey with Bloberta but he was never caught for starting the fire that almost destroyed Moralton in "In God's Image".
  • Parental Substitute: In the series finale, he spends time with Orel as a father figure, and they genuinely have fun. Clay instantly misconstrues this as him and Orel having an affair.
  • Pet the Dog: In the finale
  • Single-Target Sexuality: For Clay.
  • Transparent Closet: Although he's openly bisexual.

Reverend Rod Putty

Voiced by: William Salyers

  • A Date with Rosie Palms: An almost daily visitor to Professor Hans Jerkoff.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Defeat Equals Friendship: At the start of the series, Putty clearly barely tolerates Orel's devotion toward him, occasionally graduating to outright hatred but interspersed with attempts at genuine advice. At his Despair Event Horizon, Putty finally gets a date with a woman, only for the woman to reveal she's actually his daughter. Putty is convinced that everything in his life is a sham, even mockingly letting Orel stand at the pulpit to talk about God's love. Orel then discusses that God's love comes in faith, friendship, and family, but not often in all three. Putty's moved into his Heel-Face Turn, and genuinely tries to help Orel thereafter.
  • Dodgy Toupee. His rug isn't fooling anyone.
  • Heteronormative Crusader: Makes sermons about his disgust for homosexuals, hinting toward his disdain for Coach Stopframe's behavior. He ultimately does evolve from this out of love for Stephanie
  • Heel-Face Turn: The only adult in the entire series to unambiguously do this.
    • Heel-Faith Turn: As Putty mellows out, he also develops a renewed faith as well.
  • Luke, You Are My Father: He is Stephanie's father.
  • A Man Is Not a Virgin: Averted, his trash can saw more action than he himself ever did. Until "Presents for God".
  • Not so Above It All: In "Closeface", he bonds with his daughter after finding out that they both have a snarky sense of humor.
  • Only Sane Man: Compared to the townfolks.
  • Pet the Dog: Upon realizing that his entire congregation is miserable, including Orel, takes it upon himself to cheer them all. He also tells his daughter that he disapproves of her crush on another girl, solely because the other girl was using her.
  • Snark Knight: Amongst his fellow Fundamentalist. He knows full and well all f'd up the town is.
  • Straw Hypocrite: Like most adults, and one of the few to grow out of it.
  • Took a Level in Kindness

Doughy Latchkey

Voiced by: Scott Adsit

Stephanie Foamwire-Putty

Voiced by: Britta Phillips

  • Butch Lesbian
  • Cool Big Sis: To Orel.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Hell, she's a downright pleasant individual.
  • Depraved Homosexual: Utterly subverted. While she has all the surface traits (she gets Orel his first job at her porn store, and has several fetishes heavily implied), she deeply cares for everyone in her life, even people she knows are just using her.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Orel.
  • Only Sane Man: Stephanie's the only recurring adult character who takes her relationship with Orel seriously and responsibly.
  • Parental Substitute: Stephanie's so maternal to Orel, in fact, she gives herself another piercing to tamp down her rising parental instincts for him, as she knows he's got a crush on her.
  • What Could Have Been: She was originally going to be a gay man until Carolyn Lawrence suggested she should be a female.

Joe Secondopinionson

Voiced by: Jay Johnston

Miss Agnes Sculptham

Voiced by: Britta Phillips

Nurse Nursula Bendy

Voiced by: Britta Phillips

Dr. Quentin Xavier Potterswheel

Voiced by: Scott Adsit

  • Dr. Feelgood: Which might have resulted in his wife's death—he kept giving her with painkillers rather than actually treating her wounds.
  • Dr. Jerk: Very snarky.
  • Lack of Empathy: Not very caring for a doctor.
  • Never My Fault: Death is Gods fault, not his...
  • Nightmare Fetishist: He's turned on by Bloberta mutilating her lower region. It's strongly implied that his wife indulging him in this is what led to her death.

Christina Posabule

Voiced by: Carolyn Lawrence

Principal Norm Fakey

Voiced by: Jay Johnston

Officer Roger Papermouth

Voiced by: Jay Johnston

Florence Papermouth

Voiced by: Britta Phillips

Dottie

Voiced by: Britta Phillips
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