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'Moral Orel'

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Moral Orel

Moral Orel

Adult Swim

Premise:

Moral Orel is a stop-motion animated cartoon about Orel, an 11 year-old boy who loves church. His unbridled enthusiasm for piousness and his misinterpretation of religious morals often lead to disaastrous results, including self-mutilation, grave robbing and crack addiction. But no matter how much trouble he gets in, his reverence always keeps him cheery.

Orel Poppington:

Orel Poppington is the main character on Moral Orel. He's 11 years-old and loves going to church. Though he applies the church's lessons too literally, he still means well. Voiced by Carolyn Lawrence, who also plays Sandy Cheeks on SpongeBob SquarePants.

Clay Poppington:

Clay Poppington is Orel's father on Moral Orel. Though Clay prefers the Old Testament way of disciplining and solving problems, he loves High Balls and drinks them often. Voiced by Scott Adsit, who plays Pete Hornberger on 30 Rock.

Bloberta Poppington:

Bloberta Poppington is Orel's mother on Moral Orel. Bloberta is a throwback to the post-WW II era. She loves cleaning the house and everything about homemaking, so much so that she frequently neglects her children. Voiced by Britta Phillips, who played Jem on Jem.

Shapey Puppington:

Shapey Puppington is Orel's little brother on Moral Orel. Shapey is far too attached to his mother. Being detached from her makes him throw fits and tantrums. Basically, he's a brat. Voiced by the creator's daughter, Tigger Stamatopoulos.

Reverend Putty:

Reverend Putty is the minister at Orel's church in Moralton. Reverend Putty is a bitter virgin, who sometimes vents his spleen during his sermons. He's lonely and sad, but Orel looks up to him anyway. Voiced by William Salyers, who also plays Rigby on Regular Show.

History:

Moral Orel premiered in December, 2005 with a holiday special. Moral Orel became part of Adult Swim in January, 2006.

Creator:

Dino Stamatopoulos is a former writer for Late Night with Conan O'Brien and the acclaimed sketch comedy series Mr. Show with Bob and David. (Both stars of Mr. Show with Bob and David, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, have their own cartoons: Tom Goes to the Mayor and Freak Show respectively.) Stamatopoulos also has contributed to the Adult Swim show Tom Goes to the Mayor, Saturday Night Live's TV Funhouse and The Ben Stiller Show.

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