Moral Orel: Offensiveness
(S02E05) You can never predict what might offend some people. I've expressed opinions on this blog and elsewhere, convinced my views would raise the ire of certain readers, and been greeted by the Web equivalent of chirping crickets. In contrast, it's usually the stuff that seems completely innocuous that manages to stimulate some section of a person's brain dedicated to making everything sound offensive.
Miss Censordoll, the town librarian, is one such person. She even finds a reason to protest the movie The Greatest Story Ever Told, which she determines, through supposed divine guidance, is so boring it leads to whoring. She soon recruits Orel to her cause, and the two of them set out to protest pretty much everyone and everything. Ultimately, Orel proves to be Censordoll's undoing when he decides for himself that eating eggs (which Miss Censordoll loves) is a sin because they come from a chicken's lady parts. Orel learns this by visiting a creepy old farmer who watches chickens lay eggs like some men salivate over the pages of Penthouse. I know some people might find such a depiction of our nation's farmers in poor taste, but speaking as someone who grew up on an Iowa farm, I can assure you this is one hundred percent accurate. It is only through constant prayer and endless soul searching that today's farmers are able to tear themselves away from the allure of poultry poon and keep our agricultural system running smoothly and efficiently.
Miss Censordoll realizes her love for eggs goes against their inherent sinfulness, so she reluctantly joins the protest. She becomes so obsessed with finding fault in what everyone else is doing she never takes a moment to look at herself to see what it is exactly that makes her worthy of judging others, which I think is the "moral" part of this episode of Moral Orel.