Friday, October 10, 2008

Moral Orel: I hope the worst isn't over

It might just be the most tragically comic, and disturbing 15 minutes of animation that I've ever seen. Dino Stamatopoulos' Moral Orel started their third and final season last night, revisiting the crazy final two episodes from last season, where Moral and his father go on a camping trip. Here, in an episode entitled "Numb", we get the mother's story of what went on while they were gone for the two day trip, and it's a doozy.

The Mountain Goats' "No Children", perhaps the greatest song about a dead-end marriage, starts in place of the normal theme, letting us in on the fact that this episode is going someplace else entirely... and boy does it. We've always known that the marriage between Moral's parents was a loveless one, brought together only by a forced duty to God in the eyes of the ever looming Church, but Stamatopoulos really shoves it in our face here. While Moral is confronting his father over his alcoholism (last episode) the mother is revealed to be a masochist, desperate for sexual gratification. Throw in sex toys, a sadist OBGYN and what follows is as both terribly uncomfortable and hard to turn the eyes from.

Watch here.

4 comments:

Arjan said...

I know only a couple of songs from the Mountain goats (which are great), but I'm sure going to look for this one (and more).

I really háte it that I can't listen to the rhapsody links ór view things at Adultswim..
Can't you American's pass somekind of indoctrination act which 'allows' us to watch/listen to those sites ;)

drake lelane said...

Yeah, that international brick wall must be terribly annoying. I wish I could do something about it...

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darn thing....i was curious about it and tried it on adult swim...too annoying site...

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Morel Orel is a fantastic show, and the ending to this episode with the song "No Children" was wonderful. I hear that this is the last season, unfortunate.