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''Annoying Orange'' is an American live-action/animated comedy web series created by former Minnesota film student and MTV production assistant Dane Boedigheimer in 2009. It stars its creator as an anthropomorphic orange who annoys fruits, vegetables, and various other objects by telling jokes and puns. Fred Figglehorn has appeared on the web series, mostly in Ask Orange and Annoying Orange vs. Fred. The show became popular, leading to a TV series, a video game, a range of toys, backpacks, couches, pillows, blankets, lunchboxes, drink bottles, mattresses, towels and a T-shirt line. Other accessories, such as costumes of the series' characters, have also appeared on the market. Since its inception, the ''Annoying Orange'' YouTube channel has amassed around 10.8 million subscribers.

Plot

The show is centered on Orange (voiced by Dane Boedigheimer), who lives in a kitchen with other foods and objects like his best friend, Pear, an irritable, geeky Bartlett pear (also voiced by Boedigheimer). Other fruits include Passion, a sensible passion fruit and Orange's love interest played by Justine Ezarik, an arrogant grapefruit (voiced by Bob Jennings), a tiny but hot-blooded Red delicious apple known as Midget Apple (though he prefers the name Little Apple), a happy-go-lucky and slightly eccentric marshmallow who always sees everything filled with enthusiasm, and an elderly lemon named Grandpa Lemon, all joining the show over the years. The formula for most episodes consists of Orange heckling other characters until they meet a sudden, gruesome end, usually being killed or mutilated by a chef's knife, although implements used to maim them range from a blender to a toy pinwheel). Orange usually tries to warn them by crying out the weapon-in-use, such as "Knife!". Orange has recurring mannerisms. He often begins an episode by repeatedly calling for a character's attention until the character responds. Orange also often refers to the character as something playing on the object's name or appearance (such as calling Grapefruit "Apefruit"). If an object behaves in a way that Orange dislikes, he will often call that object an "apple" (the food equivalent to "asshole"), even if the object is not an apple. Otherwise Orange tells jokes, burps, breaks wind or makes noises with his tongue to get attention. Despite the contentions of other fruits and objects, Orange generally cannot control his quirks and rarely tries to annoy others on purpose; he usually means well for most fruits and objects. In one web episode Mango, a life coach, suggests that Orange is using his annoying nature to cope with the demise of the fruits he tries to befriend, implying that Orange has a learning disability. Regardless of his outward anti-social behaviour, Orange almost always finds comfort in the company of his friends and sometimes makes new ones.

Characters



Main

*Orange (voiced by Dane Boedigheimer) - The main protagonist in the series. He can spit seeds from his mouth and has a passion for breaking wind, TNT, kazoos, making noises (such as "nya, nya" and the roar of a motorboat engine) and touching his tongue to his eyeball. Yet he appears to be good-hearted, to the point of warning his guests about their imminent deaths. Orange enjoys making puns and jokes, usually punctuated with his signature laugh. Orange also has a fear of dancing hippos. *Pear (voiced by Dane Boedigheimer) - a D'Anjou pear. The only fruit who puts up with Orange (at least most of the time), and is arguably his best friend, although Pear would refuse to admit it. Other foods regard Pear as a bore, owing to his passion for reading; he is often the butt of jokes throughout the series. As such, Pear occasionally resorts to extreme behaviors to defy the idea that he is boring. *Marshmallow (voiced by Dane Boedigheimer) - A cute, squeaky-voiced marshmallow is almost always happy. He is regarded to be Midget Apple's best friend. He loves unicorns (his mother herself is a unicorn), rainbows, cuddly animals, and all things cute. A running source of humor involves questioning Marshmallow's gender - although Marshmallow has self-referred to be male even in his early appearances. Marshmallow is given to say "Yay!" a lot and has an audacious giggle. *Midget Apple (voiced by Dane Boedigheimer) - A diminutive Red Delicious apple who prefers to be called "Little Apple" - as he hates the appellation "Midget Apple" for being insensitive to fruits his size. He owns a monster truck and is often ridiculed for his height, mostly by Orange. He is illiterate and an expert in horror video games, according to the Gaming Channel. His catchphrase is "Neato burrito!" *Passion Fruit (voiced by Justine Ezarik) - A sweet, sassy passion fruit who is Orange's love interest - although Orange is embarrassed to admit he loves her. Grapefruit is also in love with Passion, although she hates him. At one point, she begins dating a giant granadilla named GG, whom she later finds out is her cousin. Their relationship does not last long. *Grandpa Lemon (voiced by Kevin Brueck) - An elderly lemon who constantly falls asleep and often mishears words. In his first appearance Grandpa Lemon died, being sliced and juiced into a glass of lemonade. He was resurrected in "Frankenfruit" and has appeared subsequently since then. In the High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange episode "Veggie Zombies", Grandpa Lemon mentions a character called Grandma Lime, presumed to be his wife, although it is unconfirmed if she is alive or dead, as she has not been mentioned since then in the series. *Grapefruit (voiced by Bob Jennings) A brawny grapefruit who has a bit of a temper - and who others (often Orange) often call fat, much to his displeasure. Like Grandpa Lemon, he was killed by Knife in his first appearance and was resurrected in "Frankenfruit" as the head of the titular amalgamated monster, and subsequently has appeared since then. In earlier seasons, he was antagonistic, but in later seasons has become part of the main cast. He has a bodybuilder's personality, enjoys flexing and using bodybuilding terms a lot. He also likes to impress others, particularly female foods, although he usually fails at this. The episode “Grapefruit’s New Voice!” sees him being experimented on with a voice-altering device; his different voices here are provided by Jon Bailey.

Minor

*Knife (voiced by Kevin Nalty, later by Dane Boedigheimer, singing voice by Peter Coffin) - A chef's knife who often kills various foods against his will. He is terrified both by the fact that he is used to mutilate food and by a cruel knife sharpener who seems to enjoy Knife's suffering. *Liam the Leprechaun (portrayed by Bob Jennings) - A short-tempered leprechaun who is always losing his pot of gold, and ever since first encountering Orange, has become among his most bitter enemies. He has his own YouTube channel. In early episodes, Orange refers to him as the "Jolly Green Giant". *Zoom (voiced by Bob Jennings) - An energy drink. His recurring one-liner is "EXTREEEME!". Zoom also appears in the Annoying Orange App Game, "Splatter Up!". *Zip (voiced by Aaron Massey) - Another energy drink like Zoom, who claims that Zip has more energy per ounce. Like Zoom, Zip appears as a power-up in an Annoying Orange app game, "Splatter Up!". *Zoop (voiced by Bob Jennings and later Aaron Massey) - Another energy drink, but also the combination of Zoom and Zip. *Squash (voiced by Dane Boedigheimer) - A nervous butternut squash who invariably falls onto various foods by mistake and, to his horror and disgust, crushes them to death. Squash does not intend to hurt anyone. *Copper Lincoln (voiced by Bob Jennings) - A miniature copper Abraham Lincoln statue who enjoys break dancing and was birthed by an ordinary penny after being swallowed and coughed up by a magic oyster. *Dr. Bananas (voiced by Aaron Massey) - A brilliant, rather insane banana scientist whose inventions have been known to be incredible achievements or to have caused certain death. Although sliced in two by Knife in his debut, he managed to reconnect his two halves with an invention known as the Slice-Twice-Splice Machine - with the side effect that electricity surges through his stitching, although this side effect appears to have gone away in later appearances. *Nude Dude (voiced by Jack Douglass, later Kevin Brueck) - An apple who became permanently naked after being put into an electric peeler. It is revealed in "Barewolf" that he is a werewolf. Episodes after his debut usually depict him with a censor bar over his groin area. *Captain Obvious (voiced by Steve Zaragoza, later Shannon Jones) - A sea captain onion who always points out the obvious, much to the annoyance of others. *Lou the Tick (voiced by Michael "Mike 3D" Wingate) - A conspiracy theorist tick who lives in a shelter, always worrying about aliens possibly taking over the Earth. *Orange's sister (voiced by Jess Lizama) - Also referred to as Sis or Sissy, she is just as annoying as her brother Orange. *Gaming Grape (voiced by Shannon Jones) - A grape who likes to play video games on his PlayStation 4 and other game consoles, much to the chagrin of his mother and Game Ball, his sports-fanatic older brother. He mostly appears on the Annoying Orange Gaming channel. *Corey Apple (voiced by Kevin Brueck) - Midget Apple's literal "half-brother", Corey is a golden delicious apple who managed to survive a knife attack, although losing his backside in the process. He tends to be over-the-top, and appears rather oblivious or dopey at times, since the knife injury also appears to have damaged his brain. *Sour Rangers - These four sour candies who resemble Sour Patch Kids are parodies of the ''Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers'', and have saved the kitchen from the threat of domination or destruction by various villains, including Marshageddon, Lord Bread, and Chivan Stews, by using their powers as well as their Gourds (which are parodies of Zords), which can be used to form Megagourds (parody of the Megazord). So far, they have starred in four episodes that chronicle their adventures. **Red (voiced by Steven Zurita) - The team leader, Red seems to be rather a braggart as well as the strongest of the four. His Gourd is a zucchini which was gifted the power of the Mussel Chowdergourd in the fourth episode. **Pink (voiced by Shira Lazar) - Pink is a gymnast and the sole female member of the team. Her Gourd is a pumpkin and was gifted the power of the Oyster Chowdergourd in the fourth episode. **Yellow (voiced by Kevin Brueck) - Yellow serves as the brains of the team. His Gourd is a squash and was gifted the power of the Clam Chowdergourd in the fourth episode. **Green (voiced by Bob Jennings) - Green is the always-ignored voice of reason; his teammates - much to his chagrin - always dismiss his strategies about confronting villains, even though his plans would be very effective. His Gourd is a courgette which was gifted the power of an unknown Chowdergourd in the fourth episode (presumed to be a scallop).

Episodes

The first Annoying Orange episode was released on October 9, 2009. Since then, the Annoying Orange YouTube channel has uploaded two or three videos a week.

Spoofs

The Annoying Orange has spoofed many popular web shows, viral videos, TV shows and films. These include: *Annoying Saw (''Saw'') *The Onion Ring (''The Ring'') *Lady Pasta (''Lady Gaga'') *Close Encounters of the Annoying Kind (''Close Encounters of the Third Kind'') *Orange After Dentist (''David After Dentist'') *Kitchen Intruder (''Bed Intruder'') *Sneezing Marshmallow (''Sneezing Baby Panda'') *Annoying Orange Meets Charlie the Unicorn (''Charlie the Unicorn'') *Equals Annoying Orange (''Equals Three'') *Nyan Nya Orange (''Nyan Cat'') *Chiller (''Thriller by Michael Jackson'') *Party Rock (''Party Rock Anthem'') *Epic Peel Time (''Epic Meal Time'') *Epic Rap Battles of Kitchenry (''Epic Rap Battles of History'') *Fry-day (''Friday'') *Midget The Tiny Apple/Midget Rudolph (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer) *The Fruit Bowl (''Super Bowl XLVI'') *He Will Mock You (''We Will Rock You'') *The Hungry Games (''The Hunger Games'') *U Can't Squash This (''U Can't Touch This'') *The Fruitrix (''The Matrix'') *Orange Nya Nya Style (''Gangnam Style'') *Annoying Ways to Die (''Dumb Ways to Die'') *Pickleback (''Nickelback'') *No More Mr. Knife Guy (''No More Mr. Nice Guy'') *Beauty and a Beet (''Beauty and a Beat'') *Monster Truck (''Thunderstruck'') *Blow Bubbles (''Get Lucky'') *The Sock (''The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)'') *Honey, I Shrunk the Fruits (''Honey, I Shrunk the Kids'') *Breaking Bad Eggs (''Breaking Bad'') *The Dining (''The Shining'') *Teenage Mutant Ninja Turnips (''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'') *Michael Baygel (''Michael Bay'') *Sour Rangers (''Power Rangers'') *Seinfood (''Seinfeld'') *Gourdzilla (''Godzilla'') *Too Many Fruits (''Too Many Cooks'') *Orange Alone (''Home Alone'') *Ground Beef Day (''Groundhog Day'') *Jurassic Pork (''Jurassic Park'') *The Eggspendables (''The Expendables'') *Watch Me Whip/Nya Nya (''Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)'') *Sailor Spoon (''Sailor Moon'') *The Eclair Witch Project (''The Blair Witch Project'') *The Flexorcist (''The Exorcist'') *Saved by the Bell Pepper (''Saved by the Bell'') *Frosty the Snowcone (''Frosty the Snowman'') *Silent Knife (''Silent Night'') *Donald Trunk (''Donald Trump'') *The Blizzard of Oz (''The Wizard of Oz'') *Bacon (''Taken'') *Dragon Fruit Z (''Dragon Ball Z'') *Knifenado (''Sharknado'') *WWEat (''WWE'') *Kitchénmon Go (''Pokémon Go'') *Snack to the Future (''Back to the Future'') *Hey Now You're an Apple! (''All Star'') *Mixter (''Twister'') *Bake It All (''Shake It Off'') *Poppyseed (''Poppy'') *Blender Man (''Slender Man'') *Yu-Gi-Orange! (''Yu-Gi-Oh!'') *Foodbook (''Facebook'') *Strainer Things (''Stranger Things'') *Final Destina-Pun (''Final Destination'') *Knife of the living Dead (''Night of the Living Dead'') *SpongeCake SquarePants (''SpongeBob SquarePants'') *A Loud Place (''A Quiet Place'') *Punnywise the Clown (''It'') *Dr. Pill (''Dr. Phil'') *Family Food (''Family Feud'') *Wheel of FourCheese (''Wheel of Fortune'') *Top Pun (''Top Gun'') *All I Want for Christmas Is Goo (''All I Want for Christmas Is You'') *No Pants Dance (Whine Up By Kat DeLuna) *Fruitx Club (Winx club) *Star Twinkle Fruity Cure (Star Twinkle PreCure) *Mr. Fruit (Mr. Bean)

Other channels

*All the main characters in ''Annoying Orange'' (except for Passion Fruit) have their own YouTube channel.

Annoying Orange Gaming

*On Annoying Orange's Gaming channel, everybody else does gaming videos. (original launch: Midget Apple)

AO Kids

An Annoying Orange channel made for young kids who want to learn things. (original launch: Passion Fruit)

Pear

*On Pear's channel, he does extreme challenges that end in failure, disaster or horror.

Marshmallow

*On Marshmallow's channel, they show 10-minute videos and outtakes from "The Marshmallow Show".

Grapefruit

*On Grapefruit's channel, he shows himself cutting his core. His channel did not last long. *On March 1, 2019, it was announced that the Grapefruit's channel would be turning into the Screen Captain channel.

Grandpa Lemon

*On Grandpa Lemon's channel, he does a show called "Grinds My Rind", and he also does gaming videos.

Squash

*On Squash's channel, he shows himself squashing things called "Squashing Things with Squash".

Other series



The Juice

The Juice is a talk show series where Orange, Midget Apple, Pear, Grapefruit and Marshmallow discuss a question sent in from the audience. A special Halloween episode of The Juice was aired October 14, 2013. The questions were: * Episode 1 - What do you want to be? Vampire, Werewolf, or Ghost? * Episode 2 - If you were all stuck on an island, who would you vote for to get eaten first? * Halloween Special - What is your biggest fear? * Episode 3 - Which of your fruit friends would you like to be for a day? * Episode 4 - If you could be any supper hero, who would you be? (Note: A supper hero is a food version of a super hero.) * Episode 5 - If you had to make one holiday permanent for the rest of time, would you choose Christmas, Halloween, or Easter? * Episode 6 - If you could have one thing to have for the rest of your lives, would you want hands, legs, or ears? * Episode 7 - What video game character would you choose to be? * Episode 8 - Who is your favorite YouTuber? * Episode 9 - If you could travel in time, where would you go and why? * Episode 10 - If you had to bring three things to space, what would you bring? * Episode 11 - Who is your favorite soupervillain? (Note: A soupervillain is a food version of a supervillain.)


Foodsplosion


Foodsplosion is a parody game show that currently consists of ten episodes. In the game, Orange, who serves as the host, asks a food contestant a question which they have ten seconds to answer. This is a win-win scenario where the player wins regardless of whether they get the question right or wrong (although the player almost always answers incorrectly). The prizes on the show, however, typically are materials that are hazardous to fruits, like sledgehammers, blenders, chainsaws and explosives. In the end, the player gets smashed, shredded, cut up, or blown apart by his/her "prize", followed by an instant slow-motion replay of the destruction, followed by a short advertisement for ''Daneco'', the company known for providing the "prizes". Featured Contestants: #Andy the Apple (Prize: a sledgehammer) #Wanda the Watermelon (Prize: a cinder block) #Pablo the Pepper (Prize: a golf club) #Spencer the Pineapple (Prize: a baseball bat) #Country Pumpkin (Prize: a chainsaw) #Coconut (Prize: lifetime supply of ukuleles and a speaker) #Cantaloupe (Prize: a harmless trampoline - but gets killed by a sword anyway) #Tammy the Tomato (Prize: a blender) #Professor Milk (Prize: TNT) #Lucille the Orange Soda (Prize: Mentos)

Ask Orange

Ask Orange is a series of episodes where people got to ask questions which were answered by Orange and his friends. The show originally ran for eight months, with an episode coming out every month. Four additional Ask Orange videos were also aired. The first aired on September 26, 2011, with Ask Orange #10 being aired on January 24, 2014; Ask Orange #11 on May 30, 2014; and Ask Orange #12 on August 1, 2014. There was also a special episode of Ask Orange called Ask President Marshmallow #1, which aired on November 19, 2012. Currently, 60 episodes of Ask Orange have been produced as of April 15, 2020. Three Christmas episodes were aired in December 2014 – 2016. There are also two Halloween episodes in October 2016 and 2017. Currently, it is a recurring series.

The Misfortune of Being Ned

The Misfortune of Being Ned is based on a character called Ned, voiced by Steve Zaragoza, who finds himself in unfortunate situations. The show debuted on October 9, 2013 as part of Annoying Orange "Shocktober". Twenty episodes have been produced, spanning two seasons. The main characters are Ned, Greg, voiced by Kevin Brueck, and Wendy, voiced by Meghan Camarena. Season one of the series ran with ten episodes from October 9, 2013 to December 18, 2013. On December 18, 2013, Daneboe announced that The Misfortune of Being Ned would be renewed for a second season. Season two premiered February 19, 2014, with the series finale on April 23, 2014. Season two also had ten episodes. In the final episode, Ned gets to meet Orange, only to be rubbed out by an eraser. Following this, Orange announced that The Marshmallow Show would replace The Misfortune of Being Ned's time-slot, much to Ned's dismay.

The Marshmallow Show

The Marshmallow Show was on the ''Annoying Orange'' channel and has Internet celebrities on it. Released on June 4, 2014, and ending on August 27, 2014, it airs every Wednesday. Marshmallow is the show's main character. Other characters are Mushroom (aka Shroom) and Joe the Coffee Mug. The guests who have appeared on The Marshmallow Show are: *Episode 1 - Steve Zaragoza *Episode 2 - Felicia Day *Episode 3 - Miranda Sings *Episode 4 - Flula *Episode 5 - Mikey Bolts *Episode 6 - Weird Al *Episode 7 - Chester See *Episode 8 - Brittani Louise Taylor *Episode 9 - Hannah Hart *Episode 10 - Rhett & Link *Episode 11 - iJustine *Episode 12 - Kassem G *Episode 13 - Daneboe In the final episode, Daneboe revealed that, although the show would be ending, Marshmallow would be going on an intergalactic mission back to his home planet.

Trailer Trashed

Annoying Orange Trailer Trashed is a series in which Orange, Pear, Midget Apple, Marshmallow and sometimes Grapefruit, in the style of ''Mystery Science Theater 3000'', watch a movie trailer and comment on it. This is generally regarded as them trashing the trailer, hence the name Trailer Trashed. Movie trailers: Video game trailers: *''Clash of Clans: Flight of the Barbarian'' * ''Five Nights at Freddy's 3'' * ''Batman: Arkham Knight'' * ''Five Nights at Freddy's 4'' * ''Minecraft: Story Mode'' * ''FNaF World'' * ''Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location''

HOW2

HOW2 is a series of episodes where Orange and Pear teach the audience how to do all sorts of things. While Pear gives proper advice, Orange gives advice that is silly or off-topic. The series started in February 2016 with HOW2: HOW TO TIE A TIE. Most episodes end with Orange blowing up the video with TNT. DaneBoe makes the show by going through the comment section on the last episode and picking a topic. After that, he researches the topic. Then he blends the video with a bit of the real topic with something silly or off-topic as we;;.

Emoji Raps

The Emoji Raps star Orange rapping about several things using emojis, including himself. The first rap was released on . As of , there have been eleven raps. The eighth rap was a Bendy-themed rap, which was on , the ninth rap was Marshmallow rapping instead, which was on and the eleventh one was Christmas-themed, which was on .


Annoying Orange Challenges


On , Orange released a series of challenges from fan comments and made a series about it that are very extreme, such as the 3:00 a.m. challenges. As of , there are seven challenges.

Shocktober

On every October from 2013 Onwards, horror / Halloween episodes are released to celebrate the month of Halloween. Pear is one of a few characters who hates Shocktober, as first stated in the episode "The Deviled Egg". This fact was even answered in an Ask Orange question in "Ask Orange 9". In later years, Shocktober would also be involved in the Annoying Orange Gaming Channel, in which the characters mostly play Horror Games, games that are scary, or games that are not really scary but are still meant to celebrate Halloween, whether a video game, an online web game, a downloadable game, a fan game or otherwise.

X-Massacre / Christ-Massacre

From until December 22, 2017, X-Massacre, also called Christ-Massacre, was released. This series is about different types of food being killed and served for a Christmas dinner. Each episode would feature a food from the Christmas Dinner list on the refrigerator. This list is what the foods of the kitchen call the "X-Massacre List" / "Christ-Massacre List". Whenever a food from the list would be killed, that food gets crossed out from the list. #Limp Biscuit () (Item Crossed Out: Crescent Rolls) #Orange Beans (December 1) (Item Crossed Out: Green Bean Casserole) #Nutcracking the Code (December 8) (Items Crossed Out: Chestnuts and Egg Nog) #Figgy Pudding (December 15) (Item Crossed Out: Figgy Pudding) #Pig Out (December 22) (Items Crossed Out: Ham and Carrots) This series had also been reuploaded in the form of a Saturday Supercut on December 30, 2018, 8 days after when the 5th & final episode of the series aired. It basically has all the episodes combined as one, being exactly the same, albeit with a different question of the day at the end of the Supercut.


Storytime


On , a new series was released where Pear tries to read classical children's stories and fairy tales, only for Orange to make up his own versions (which the plots are often odd or confusing), much to Pear's chagrin, which started with the second episode on . One episode sees Grapefruit reading a story, only for Marshmallow to twist the story up. Marshmallow appeared in a few later episodes as well. Featured Stories:


Saturday Supercut


Releasing every Saturday, Orange uploads a collection of a series of older videos, like HOW2 or all of his Wazzup videos, for example.

Annoying History

On July 31, 2019, a new series of videos called Annoying History was created. Like How2 it is both education and comedy. Pear gives truthful wise information while Orange gives confusing off-topic information that would drive Pear insane. #The Moon Landing #Area 51 #The Oregon Trail #The Black Death

Background

Before ''The Annoying Orange'', Boedigheimer had done many talking food videos for his channel and other sites including JibJab. He said in an interview that the idea for ''The Annoying Orange'' was a combination of the talking food videos, puns and special effects he came up with and did before. The original video was planned to be titled ''The Annoying Apple'', but when he started animating the video he found it easier to put features on an orange than an apple and make it clearer. The first Annoying Orange video initially was meant to be the only one on YouTube. However, viewers requested more videos, and after the 4th one, Boedigheimer decided to make a full-time series. Following the success of the series, he created a channel dedicated to ''The Annoying Orange'' under the name "Annoying Orange" on January 11, 2010.

Reception

The series was rated as the most viewed web series of February and March 2010 by Mashable, with over 52 million views. On April 26, 2010, the series had over 108 million views on YouTube. In June 2010, the channel had received 137 million views. By August 13, 2010, it had received 1 million subscribers. In June 2011, the channel was ranked as the eighth most subscribed and 30th most viewed, with more than 2,000,000 subscribers. On January 13, 2012, the series hit 1 billion channel views and 2.3 million subscribers. The Annoying Orange YouTube channel currently has over 10.5 million subscribers. Despite the popularity of the web series with sections of the public, it has received generally unfavourable critical reviews, many citing its rude humor. Liz Shannon Miller considered the show to be "annoying for many reasons." In the web series column ''Pass the Mustard'', Ned Hepburn called the show "pure, pure unfunny, highly concentrated, in droplet form, just purely nonsensical riffing from an Annoying Orange." Hepburn concluded, "''the Annoying Orange'' series is one of the few that I had a physically bad reaction to. It was horrible." 411mania.com called the show "idiotic" and "creepy as hell", while other publications have referred to it as "third grade humor." In 2014 The Annoying Orange YouTube Channel was listed on New Media Rockstars Top 100 Channels, ranked at #32.

Lawsuit

The success of the series had received attention from H2M, a Fargo, North Dakota advertising agency, which in 2006 created its own "talking orange" character to be the spokesman for a North Dakota Department of Transportation ad campaign. Both characters were anthropomorphic oranges with ties to the Fargo-Moorhead area. Despite only slightly resembling H2M's talking orange, the Annoying Orange was looked into by H2M's attorneys as an intellectual property matter. Boedigheimer stated he had not watched H2M's talking orange videos before being informed about the disagreement, and also believed that the characters were not very similar. Boedigheimer and Grove were later sued by H2M in May 2013 for allegedly copying the character.ND Ad Agency Sues Creators Of Adult Swim Show
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No information has been made public about the status of the dispute.

Merchandise




Collective Merchandise


Since late 2011, The Collective has produced many accessories, toys and clothing with toymaker The Bridge Direct and clothing retailers such as JCPenney, Shopko and rue21. The Collective also announced a partnership in December of that year with costume manufacturer Rubie's Costume Company to produce children and adult Halloween costumes and accessories featuring characters such as Orange, Pear, Marshmallow, and Midget Apple from the web series.


Plushies


In 2020, Annoying Orange partnered with Warren James, LLC and has produced Memory-foam plushie toys depicting every major character. The inventory of plush toys includes Orange, Pear, Midget Apple, Marshmallow, Grandpa Lemon, Grapefruit, and Passion Fruit. The toys can be purchased on th
official website
individually, or in a bundle of seven.

Comics

Annoying Orange comics are published by Papercutz. #''Secret Agent Orange'' (December 11, 2012) – Reference to ''James Bond''. #''Orange You Glad You're Not Me?'' (May 28, 2013) – This is a reference to the joke that ends in the punchline ''orange you glad... ?'' and has other endings depending on the joke, like "that I didn't say 'apple'?". #''Pulped Fiction'' (August 27, 2013) – Parody of ''Pulp Fiction''. #''Tales of the Crisper'' (January 14, 2014) – Parody of ''Tales from the Crypt''. #''Fifty Shades of Orange'' (April 8, 2014) – Parody of ''Fifty Shades of Grey''. #''My Little Baloney'' (August 5, 2014) – Parody of ''My Little Pony''. #''Fruitx Club'' (June 1, 2015)–Parody of Winx Club (season 1) #''Scent Of An Orange'' (August 2015)''–''Parody of Scent of a Woman (1992 film)


Television series


''The Annoying Orange'' got a TV series on Cartoon Network, and it ran from 2012 to 2014.

Games



''Kitchen Carnage''

A video game developed by Bottle Rocket Apps named ''Kitchen Carnage'' was released for the iPod Touch and iPhone on April 7, 2011. The game was later released in HD for the iPad on May 6, 2011, and for Android devices on October 14, 2011. The Christmas version of the game was released in December 2011 and the free version of the game, Kitchen Carnage Lite, was released March 2, 2012. The aim of the game is to throw different items across the kitchen into a series of blenders before the time runs out. The player is given apples and bananas at the start. When the second level is reached, tomatoes are added. Level 3 adds cantaloupes, level 4 pineapples, level 5 strawberries and level 6 adds Fred FiggleCorns.

''Splatter Up''

''Annoying Orange: Splatter Up'' is the second game by the Annoying Orange, after ''Kitchen Carnage''. The game is based on baseball, and the player slides a finger while a fruit enters the home plate. The faster the player slides, the farther he gets. The game sprites are the same as the ''Kitchen Carnage'' game, the only one that does not appear in this game but appear in ''Kitchen Carnage'' is Fred Figglecorn.

''Skewerz''

''Skewerz'' is the most recent Annoying Orange game. The player is given fruits and vegetables to collect and they need to catch them in the skewer. When collected, you can send them to a blender called the froomba.

Pay withdrawal lawsuit

On December 23, 2014, Dane Boedigheimer announced that ''The Annoying Orange'' has not been funded by Collective Digital Studios since November 2014. This has led Boedigheimer to take legal action to get paid. Due to this, the series has had a noticeably lower budget on YouTube since then, with less use of live-action footage of foods.

TV series



References



External links


The Annoying Orange official website
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