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The Blessed Union
Season 1, Episode 5
Air date

February 20, 2006

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Orel learns that people should do everything they can to keep their wives happy. He goes around town and asks women including his mother, what they want.

Plot Edit

Orel learns that people should do everything they can to keep their wives happy. That way, God has an easier time listening to their prayers. To that end, he goes around town asking about how to do that. He first asks his teacher, who is unwilling to answer any questions after class. The next is the librarian, who decides to protest outside Reverend Putty's church because he's putting these ideas into children's heads. Orel asks his mother next, but she is too busy cleaning. Finally, he goes to his father, who tells Orel to read magazines written by men who think they know what women want. Orel goes to the drug store and reads the magazines there. When the owner sees him reading, he recommends an adult magazine. It leads Orel to a sex shop.

There, he asks the owner Stephanie, a woman wearing all black who has many piercings, for a piercing that will increase the pleasure of intercourse. Stephanie decides to give Orel a Prince Albert piercing. After the procedure, Orel develops a crush on her, since she's nicer than everyone else in town. At the school gym, Coach Stopframe notices Orel's piercing. He calls Clay, who has written his number on a napkin with the phrase "Call me" emphasized. Back at the sex shop, Orel tries to find ways to spend time with Stephanie. She lets him down softly, telling him to go outside or he'll never grow. Clay shows up as Orel leaves, taking him to his study.

There, Clay explains that Stephanie was pleasant because she's different and that then he's normal like everyone in Moralton, Orel has the luxury of being unpleaseant. As for his piercing, Clay explains that women don't need that because they're too smart. They've learned that cooking, cleaning, and bearing children will keep them happy. During all this, Bloberta is cleaning a bear skin rug near Clay with dandruff shampoo.


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  • The song heard on the CD-player when Orel first enters Buried Pleasures and in the end credits is "Other People's Tongues" by Dan Emery's Mystery Band
  • Church display sign gag - 'Jesus died for your sins and had long hair so that you wouldn't.'
  • Intro gag - Orel just smiles and waves at the viewer/God.

Episode Tie-InsEdit

  • Sundays - "the next Sunday" segment takes place during Putty's sermon.