Moral Orel: God's Image
(S02E01) I'd have to go back and look at my recordings of the first season to verify this, but I think creator Dino Stamatopoulos has the writing credit on most of, if not all the episodes from the first season. It was nice to see Nick Wiedenfeld's and Scott Adsit's name alongside Dino's in the opening credits. As the old cliche goes, too many cooks make the broth totally awesome.
As any god-fearing protestant knows, God made us in his image, at least, those of us who are white. After all, Jesus was white, as we can easily tell by all those pictures of him. Also, why else would they make Band-Aids that color?
Segregation is never a good thing, unless we're talking about zoos, then it's probably okay. You wouldn't put a tiger in a giraffe cage, because as we all know, giraffes are poisonous. When the Figurelli's are segregated, however, it turns out to work in their favor. Before they know it, they have their own five-star restaurant and syndicated newspaper.
The first thing I noticed about this episode is the animation, which seemed more fluid and vibrant than the first season. Also, I loved how the focus was put on the Figurelli family, rather than Orel exclusively. Orel still served as the catalyst, but it's clear the show is expanding its focus, and I'm hoping this is just a small taste of what's to come.
- The Puppington's riding through a foreign neighborhood with their hands in the air, because visiting a place where people are different than you provides a scary thrill, like a roller coaster.
- Orel's "extra Caucasian" Band-Aids.
- Figurelli's part-time jobs: a cat washing service, and a Friday night switch service (he turns on the lights for the Jews for Jesus).
- The Jews for Jesus have the last name "Christstein."
- The Jews for Jesus version of the "Dreidel Song": Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, Jesus made you out of clay / Dreidel, dreidel dreidel, then turned water into wine.