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|Premiere||December 13, 2005|
|Finale||December 18, 2008|
Moral Orel is a stop-motion animated show created by Dino Stamatopoulos. The show debuted on Adult Swim December 13, 2005 and ended December 18, 2008. Moral Orel is known for its TV-MA rating, strong sexual references and dark, satirical humor.
The program takes place in the fictional capital city of Moralton, in the fictional Bible Belt state Statesota. According to the globe shown in the opening credits, Moralton is in the exact center of the United States, with the town's church at the exact center of the town.
The main character is Orel Puppington, a student at Alfred G. Diorama Elementary School, who tries to live by the fundamentalist Protestant Christian moral code as articulated in church or by his father, Clay. Orel naïvely follows this code to disastrous extremes. The series is a satire of the archetypes of Middle American suburban life, modern-day WASP culture, and religious fundamentalism.