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The Mole: Season Finale

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 12th 2008 12:04AM
The Mole - Mark, Nicole, Craig
(S05E11) "How can she be a doctor and threaten to kill people?"
- Kristen, about Nicole


Could fans of The Mole had written a better outcome for the show? I guess there is one scenario (which I'll get to after the jump to avoid front page spoilers) that would have been just as good as what happened tonight, but this was perfect too. And I'm actually happy with myself for correctly guessing last week who the Mole was. I even picked up on one of the clues! Of course, I had no idea what the sound meant until a couple of you readers played the sound backwards (thanks!).

Let's take a look at who won, who the Mole was, who lost, how the Mole fooled everyone, and what clues were scattered throughout the season.

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The Mole: Episode 8

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 22nd 2008 1:01AM

The Mole(S05E08) I was always terrible at math in school, which probably explains why I'm typing this right now. So this episode of The Mole, at least the first half, is rather tense for me. I like to follow along with the questions and the clues and try to figure out stuff myself in this game (as much as you can in an edited format), and all of the questions involving math problems in the first challenge confuse me. Still, I knew the answer to that one question was 455, and I couldn't understand why Clay was insisting it was a number it couldn't possibly be. Could he be screwing up the numbers on purpose because he's (insert dramatic music)...the Mole?

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The Mole: Episode 5

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 1st 2008 12:31AM
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Nicole said something interesting tonight, right at the top of the show. "Why is that everyone I pick as the Mole gets executed and I don't?" That's a good question, because you would think that if Nicole is truly concentrating on one person every time she takes the quiz that she would have been eliminated by now. Maybe she's The Mole! Of course, we can make that case for every single one of the remaining contestants at one point or another. Well, except for the one that was executed tonight, the player that a lot of viewers picked because this person was rather quiet and flew under the radar. Just goes to show you that you really can't predict who's going to get kicked off the show.

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The Mole: Episode 2

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 10th 2008 12:20AM

The Mole
(S05E02) "I'll kill you in your sleep...I can do it and not leave any forensic evidence." - Nicole, to Paul

Uh...wow. That's one of the more provocative statements made in the history of The Mole. Of course, if this show was on CBS Nicole would have said, "...I can do it and not leave any forensic evidence and even the CSI: Miami team wouldn't be able to prove I did it." The funny thing is, Nicole wasn't totally out of line in saying it. Just when you think Nicole was the "evil" one on this reality show, another strong contender shows up: Paul. I don't know which one I'd rather talk to less, though Paul pulled ahead of Nicole tonight in many ways.

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Moral Orel: Presents for God

by Adam Finley, posted Jun 22nd 2007 9:28PM

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This is an early review. You can watch the episode here, or watch it Sunday night on Adult Swim.

Orel: Gosh, Doughy, I never dreamed that Christian men would be this eager to do God's work.

Doughy: I wonder why Christian women aren't as enthusiastic?

Orel: Well, saving souls is obviously a man's job.

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American Idol and Clay Aiken inspire new musical

by Liz Finn-Arnold, posted Jun 20th 2007 11:18AM
Clay AikenSeveral American Idol alumni, such as Fantasia and Diana DeGarmo, have taken their musical talents to the Broadway stage. But now, Idolmania has actually inspired an original Off-Broadway show called Idol: The Musical. The story revolves around a group of outcasts that idolizes Clay Aiken.

According to press notes, the show is described as "a satirical musical comedy that focuses on the outrageous and delusional fan base of the hit television show."

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Moral Orel: The Unholy Version, Volume One - DVD review

by Adam Finley, posted Apr 15th 2007 2:03PM

moral orelA simple search on this site for the words "moral" and "orel" should provide you with all you need to know about my feelings for this Adult Swim series, but in a nutshell: I've been a fan since the first Christmas episode aired back in December of 2005.

As it turns out, "The Best Christmas Ever" was actually supposed to be the last episode of the first season, something that is discussed at length on the audio commentaries of this DVD set, which hits stores on April 24. Going back and watching the shows in order (the set contains all of season one and the first five episodes of season two), it's easier to see how the writing and animation improved as the creators became more and more comfortable with the town of Moralton and its citizens. The first ten episodes follow the same basic template of Orel trying to do good but ultimately having his intentions backfire, resulting in such chaos as attacks by Christian zombies who pray before they devour people, and a rash of pregnancies across town caused by Orel injecting his sperm into women while they sleep using a pastry bag.

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Moral Orel: Love

by Adam Finley, posted Nov 20th 2006 3:15PM

moral orel(S02E03) First of all, the animation keeps getting better and better. The opening scene at the park had so much happening, and the show pops off the screen in a vibrant way it didn't during the first season. Not that the first season had bad animation, far from it, but the look is improving as it does in most animated shows. I also loved the bubbles foaming in the sink in the final scene when Bloberta is scrubbing a turkey and a lobster.

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Earl becomes a puppet this November

by Anna Johns, posted Oct 29th 2006 12:12PM
my name is earlAnimation Magazine has an article about an upcoming two-minute sequence in NBC's My Name is Earl. In it, one of the characters has an accident and sees everything in stop-motion vision. All the characters from Earl will appear as clay animation puppets (actually, they're made of silicone, not clay, but you get the idea). The two-minute sequence also includes an appearance by Christian Slater. The puppets were created by Rob Ronning, who has also created characters for Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, The PJs, Robot Chicken and Moral Oral. Cool!

The episode airs Thursday, November 16th. It's part of a night of 'Super-Sized' shows, including a longer version of The Office and 30 Rock.

[Via TV Tattle]

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Is that missing episode of Moral Orel finally going to air?

by Adam Finley, posted Jul 16th 2006 11:06AM
moral orelIt's been a long wait, and almost a month since we saw a new episode, but the final episode of Moral Orel (actually the second episode, but let's not argue semantics) is finally going to hit the airwaves on July 30 at 12:15 a.m., if this schedule is telling the truth. The episode is titled "God's Chef" and the plot revolves around a plan hatched by Orel to masturbate but still get into heaven. I'm already piecing together what that might entail in my twisted brain, but I'm sure whatever Dino and the crew have come up with is far more hilarious than anything I could have imagined.

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When is Celebrity Deathmatch returning again?

by Adam Finley, posted May 15th 2006 1:01PM

celebrity deathmatchLast month I mentioned that MTV2 was planning on bringing Celebrity Deathmatch back. Now, if you can find any information on this, especially on either the MTV or MTV2 site, than you're a better man/woman than I. The only thing I have found is this clip from Perez Hilton of Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton in clay form beating the stuffing out of one another with text below stating that the show is returning on June 10.

Oop, hang on there, Missy. The Futon Critic has the first episode listed as airing on June 9, not 10. Apparently, someone is lying to us. 

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Moral Orel: Maturity

by Adam Finley, posted May 12th 2006 9:01PM

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Dad: You need to start behaving like more of an adult around here.

Orel: But dad, I'm only twelve.

Dad: That's no excuse. Why your own personal hero, Jesus, was very mature at your age.

Orel: He was?

Dad: Of course. At twelve he was already busy proving the Jews wrong.

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Moral Orel returns

by Adam Finley, posted May 8th 2006 12:02PM

moral orelIt's been over two months since there has been a new episode of Moral Orel on Adult Swim. So far out of the ten episodes made for this season we've seen only seven, which means we have three episodes still unseen. It also means I can do basic math in my head. Good for me.

Anyway, last night I caught one of Adult Swim's always informative "bumps" which read that those "lost" episodes will air starting next Sunday. If you're a fan of the show like I am and you thought it had gone away, don't worry. Here's what's coming up:

Episode 9, "Maturity," will air on May 14.

Episode 8, "Loyalty," will air on May 21.

The second episode will also air, though they haven't announced a date for that one just yet. Of course, I'll be covering these episodes once again in all their blasphemous glory. 

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Moral Orel: Charity

by Adam Finley, posted Feb 6th 2006 9:36AM

moral orelShut up, Jesus. -Orel, while on crack

I'd like to kick off this episode recap by recalling, again, some of the funny products shown during last night's episode of Moral Orel:

KLUM-Z Caucasian Band-Aids

Hard Milk (spiked milk that Orel's dad drinks before church)

HIV Away (a doctor sprays it on a needle before drawing blood from Orel's arm)

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Moral Orel: Waste

by Adam Finley, posted Jan 30th 2006 9:50AM
Moral orel coach stopframeOrel: It's only track, not church.


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.

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