Trivia / Moral Orel


  • Creator Breakdown: Dino Stamatopoulos went through a rough divorce towards the end of the second season. The toll this took on him is evident throughout Season 3, particularly Clay's rant in "Sacrifice".
  • Cross-Dressing Voices:
    • Orel Puppington is voiced by Carolyn Lawrence. Shapey was voiced by a little girl (the creator's daughter).
    • On the other end of the spectrum, Ms. Censordoll is voiced by two male actors. First Jay Johnston, and then David Herman.
  • Dedication: "Nature" is dedicated to John Cassavetes. It's not hard to see why.
  • Executive Meddling: A problem that plagued the show throughout it's entire run, such as a rushed production schedule for the first season (Stamatopoulos having to write the entire first season in a month), airing the first season finale "The Best Christmas Ever" as the series premiere against Stamatopoulos's wishes and to the confusion of viewers at home, Standards and Practices delaying episodes for content and Adult Swim giving an implicit thumbs up towards the Darker and Edgier third season, only to cancel it and reduce the episode order after showing a rough cut of Alone and the script for an episode called Raped.
  • Irony as She Is Cast: Bloberta, who is as tone-deaf as Helen Keller, is played by Britta Phillips - better known as the singing voice of Jem.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Adult Swim has refused to release the remaining two-thirds of season two or season three on DVD after the first volume set didn't sell well. This is bad since these uncollected episodes consist of the show's high point.
    • In a bit of subversion though when the show was canceled and Adult Swim did a massive month long marathon/dumping of the third season (entitled "44 Nights of Orel"), Dino was allowed to do a series of promos for the third season where he implored fans to watch and record, as far as telling them that Adult Swim will probably NEVER, EVER reair the series. But the critical praise and high ratings that the last season got has managed to secure future reairings of the series for fans...
    • As of May 2015, the entire series is available to stream on Hulu Plus in the U.S.
      • Thankfully, the series reruns around 2:00 am every sunday.
  • No Export for You: The series had DVD releases, but only volume one ever made it to the United States, due to poor sales. In Australia, the entire series was released in three volumes, and even had a complete series set filled with special features, that was only released in Region 4.
  • Screwed by the Network: Invoked and Inverted. Adult Swim cut down the final season down to just 13 episodes following the disastrous results of "Alone", but still gave it a fair bit of advertising; among the biggest was the previously mentioned "44 Nights of Orel", a marathon that ran through the first two seasons, intersped with the premieres of Season 3. Dino has also stated several times that Mike Lazzo, the executive vice president in charge of Adult Swim, still has interest in producing more specials - the only problem being Dino being more interested in the darker aspects of the show, compared to the first season, which Lazzo considered the best.
  • The Other Darrin: Arthur's younger self is voiced by Dino Stamatopoulos and older self in Beforel Orel is voiced by Joe Unger.
  • Out of Order: The Christmas episode was meant to be the first season finale but was aired as a pilot.
  • What Could Have Been...: Stephanie was originally going to be a gay man until Carolyn Lawrence suggested she should be a female.
    • The show was supposed to be 5 seasons in total, and the title would have been changed to 'Moralton'

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