Moral Orel "Abstinence" (found episode of Adult Swim stop-motion animated series; late 2000s)
Screenshot of the episode.
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 26th, 2015.
- Adult Swim forum thread where Dino revealed the episode's existence. Retrieved 04 Jun '13