Moral Orel is a stop motion animated show on Cartoon Network's "Adult Swim" segment, which centers around the life of Orel Puppington, a young boy who consistently fails in his attempts to understand and abide by Protestant Christian values. Orel takes his cues from the authority figures around him--his parents Clay and Bloberta, school coach Stopframe, Rev. Putty, and others. Unfortunately for Orel, he always misunderstands the actions of his mentors, who are mostly shown as bitter, jaded, and merely paying lip service to their religious beliefs. These misunderstandings lead to the comedy in the show, with young Orel believing that he's following the Lord's wishes by smoking crack, reanimating the bodies of dead townsfolk, or practicing euthanasia. At the end of each show, Orel's misbehaviour is discovered and he's taken to his father's study. The lessons his father explains to him aren't what one might expect, however... Moral Orel is at once a parody on classic values-based programming such as the 1960s series "Davey and Goliath," and a commentary on the lip service paid to religion by society at large in a modern world.
Season one episodes include:
1. The Best Christmas Ever - After Rev. Putty teaches Orel that Jesus will one day return to the earth, he believes that his younger brother, Shapey, is the second coming of Christ. Orel's parents plan for their divorce, and Christmas looks to be an unhappy one.
2. The Lord's Greatest Gift - After learning that God's greatest gift is life, Orel recruits his friend Doughy to help protect that gift. A library book, a graveyard full of dead townsfolk, and Orel's convictions spell trouble for the population of Moralton.
3. Waste - Orel learns that God doesn't look kindly on the wasteful. After lessons from Coach Stopframe and his father, he sets out with two goals in mind. Orel must stop his own wastefulness, and ensure he doesn't end up the failure his father predicts of him.
4. Charity - Orel learns that God is present in everyone and everything. He ends up excusing himself from school, and going on a trip across town believing that he is able to stop people from sinning and heal them.
5. Omnipresence - Orel learns that God is present in everyone and everything. He ends up excusing himself from school, and going on a trip across town believing that he is able to stop people from sinning and heal them.
6. The Blessed Union - Orel learns that husbands should do everything they can to keep their wives happy. He goes around town and asks women including his mother, what they want.
7. God-Fearing - Halloween is boring for Orel when he believes that he doesn't have anything to fear since God is with him at all times. Hoping to get scared, Orel decides to make God angry with him by breaking all 10 Commandments.
8. Maturity - After getting shot in the eye with Shapey's BB gun, Orel's father tells him to be more repsonsible and mature. In order to learn more about maturity, Orel goes to the local bar and drinks alcohol which is known to him as "Maturity Juice".
9. Loyalty - After running into Orel at church, Coach Stopframe asks if Orel would become Bible Buddies with his nephew Joe, who isn't settled into christianity yet. Despite Joe doing bad things for fun, Orel believes that it he should be a loyal friend and go along with it.
10. God's Chef - In order to please himself (if you know what I mean) and still go to heaven, Orel has a scheme that turns Moralton topsy-turvy.