Moral Orel: Waste
Dad: Only track? Young man, track is very important for your future. What happens when you grow up and need to sprint thirty meters to the unemployment office?
Orel: I never thought about it that way.
Dad: Kids your age seldom do. It's called "stupidity" and it's a very natural thing.
Matt Groening has said on more than one occasion that one of the alluring things about The Simpsons is that it rewards repeated viewings. The same could be said for Moral Orel, which layers so many jokes on top of other jokes within its slight fifteen minute timeframe it's next to impossible to catch every gag. Here's a few products in the background I noticed during last night's episode:
Sugar Poppin' Loud-eez (cereal)
Spray Slap (a spray bottle Orel's mother uses to discipline his little brother Shapey)
There's also the running gag of giving the characters punny names like Clay, Reverend Putty, and Coach Stopframe. Speaking of Coach Stopframe, his seven page letter to Orel's dad Clay, which oddly enough, only mentions Orel on one page (Coach has a thing for Orel's dad) convinces Orel he needs to try harder at the sport. Taking advice from a camp counselor that a person can get energy from drinking their own urine, Orel begins to sell his urine to the track team and whoever else will buy, though he doesn't tell them what it is.Once again, Orel's relentless drive to do good and help his fellow man backfires on him, and in the end he's taken into his father's study for a nice Christian beating. This is only the second episode (unless you count the Christmas episode, which is actually the last one of the season) and already the show has touched on naked cannibalistic zombies, satanism, and pee drinking. I'm not sure which is funnier, unintended blasphemy or actual blasphemy, but Moral Orel makes them both equally hilarious.