Moral Orel: "Abstinence" (found episode of stop-motion animated TV show; late 2000s)

Moral Orel: "Abstinence"
Screenshot of the episode.
Screenshot of the episode.
Status Found
Date found 26 May 2015
Found by David Tuber

Moral Orel was a popular show on the late night Cartoon Network block Adult Swim. It aired from December 2005 to December 2008, spanning 3 seasons for a total of 44 episodes and a 2012 special.

There was one unaired episode titled "Abstinence" that centered around Doughy finding his "true calling" of being cock-blocked. The episode had been completely animated (apparently in the style of the "Orel's Home Movies" shorts that played at the end of some episodes), but due to the show's cancellation, it ended up being shelved. Dino Stamatopoulos wrote the script and the rest were handled by David Tuber, Mick Ignis, and other members of the crew.


"Abstinence" had only ever been publicly played once during the January 2009 Sketchfest in San Francisco. Based on a post by Stamatopoulos on an Adult Swim thread, this may have been the only time that it would ever be officially screened.

While a short clip was available in David Tuber's demo reel, the entire episode was eventually uploaded to Youtube by Tuber himself on May 26, 2015.



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Anonymous user #1

4 months ago
Score 0

I believe this is not exactly *found*, but rather the episode was never fully created. From the article video's description:

The [Lost] episode of Moral Orel!!

After "Abstinence" had been voice recorded, storyboarded and prepped for production, Moral Orel was canceled. Thus, the episode was shelved, along with all the official sets and puppets. UNTIL! The show's creator teamed up an intern with the show's storyboard artist. Using a budget of nothing; the two used clay, grocery store boxes and a small crew to bring you the never before anticipated, gritty-as-hell lost episode Moral Orel.

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