|Created by||Dane Boedigheimer|
|Written by||Spencer Grove|
|Directed by||Dane Boedigheimer|
|Presented by||Dane Boedigheimer|
|Voices of||Dane Boedigheimer|
Various guest stars
|Narrated by||Dane Boedigheimer|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||11|
|No. of episodes||548 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Dane Boedigheimer
Aaron MasseyKevin Nalty
|Production company(s)||Daneboe Productions|
The Collective (2009–2016)
Annoying Orange, Inc.
3T Studios (2012-2014)
|Original network||YouTube (2009–present)|
Cartoon Network (2012–2014)
|Original release||October 9, 2009 –|
|Related shows||The Adventures of Liam The Leprechaun|
The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange
The Misfortune of Being Ned
The Marshmallow Show
The Adventures of Buttman
Let's Play Video Games
Story Time with Annoying Orange
Shocktober (Only in October)
X-Massacre / Christ-Massacre (Only in December)
Annoying Orange is an American 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 using jokes and puns, which are sometimes crude.
The show was popular, later leading to its becoming the subject of 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 for the company.
- 1 Plot
- 2 Characters
- 3 Videos
- 3.1 Spoofs
- 3.2 Other channels
- 3.3 Other series
- 3.3.1 The Juice
- 3.3.2 Foodsplosion
- 3.3.3 Ask Orange
- 3.3.4 The Misfortune of Being Ned
- 3.3.5 The Marshmallow Show
- 3.3.6 Trailer Trashed
- 3.3.7 HOW2
- 3.3.8 Emoji Raps
- 3.3.9 Annoying Orange Challenges
- 3.3.10 Shocktober
- 3.3.11 Thanksgiving Episodes & Thanksgiving Series
- 3.3.12 X-Massacre / Christ-Massacre
- 3.3.13 Storytime
- 3.3.14 Saturday Supercut
- 3.3.15 Annoying History
- 4 Annoying Orange Gaming channel
- 5 Minecraft
- 6 Background
- 7 Reception
- 8 Lawsuit
- 9 Merchandise
- 10 Games
- 11 Pay withdrawal lawsuit
- 12 TV series
- 13 References
- 14 External links
The show is centered on Orange (voiced by Dane Boedigheimer), who resides on a fruit cart display in a kitchen with other objects such as his best friend, Pear, an irritable but 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, an elderly lemon named Grandpa Lemon and Grapefruit who tends to do bodybuilding, all of whom were not main characters until later episodes.
Most episodes consist of Orange heckling other characters until they meet a sudden and gruesome end, usually by evisceration with a chef's knife (although the implements used to cut them up range from a blender to a toy pinwheel). Usually, Orange tries to "warn" them before it happens, blurting out the weapon-in-use, such as "Knife!".
Orange has several 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 that plays on the object's name or appearance (such as calling Grapefruit "Apefruit"). If an object behaves in a way Orange dislikes, he will often call that object an "apple", even if the object is not (e.g., a tomato). Apart from those, Orange will often tell rude and offensive jokes, burp, fart and make childish noises with his tongue to get attention.
Despite what other fruits and objects think, Orange often cannot control his tendency to be "annoying", and rarely intentionally tries to spite others; he usually means well for most fruits and objects. In one episode of the web series, a "life coach", Mango, suggests that Orange uses his annoying nature to try to cope with the destruction of the fruits he tries to make friends with. It is implied that Orange has a learning disability.
Regardless of his seemingly anti-social behavior, Orange can almost always find comfort in the company of his friends and sometimes makes new ones.
- Orange (voiced by Dane Boedigheimer) - the main character who is incredibly annoying. He has the ability to spit seeds from his mouth, and has a passion for farts, TNT, kazoos, making noises, and touching his tongue to his eyeball. Despite this, he is generally good-hearted, to the point of warning his guests about their imminent deaths.
- Pear (voiced by Dane Boedigheimer) - the only fruit who puts up with Orange (at least most of the time), and is arguably his best friend, although Pear refuses to admit it. The other foods think he is boring due to his passion for reading, and he is often the butt of many jokes throughout the series.
- Midget Apple (voiced by Dane Boedigheimer) - A diminutive red delicious apple who prefers to be called "Little Apple" - as he deems the name "Midget Apple" to be politically incorrect towards fruits his size. He owns a monster truck, and is often ridiculed for his height, mostly by Orange. He is also an expert in horror video games, according to the gaming channel.
- Marshmallow (voiced by Dane Boedigheimer) - Marshmallow is Midget Apple's best friend who talks in a squeaky voice and is almost always in a happy, joyful mood. He loves unicorns (his mother being a unicorn herself), rainbows, cuddly animals, and all things cute. A running gag has many foods & AO fans questioning whether Marshmallow is a boy or a girl - although Marshmallow's gender has confirmed to be male, according to pronouns used in reference to Marshmallow in his early appearances.
- Grapefruit (voiced by Bob Jennings) - A brawny grapefruit who seems to have a bit of a temper - and is often called "fat" by others, usually Orange, much to his frustration. Although he was killed by Knife in his first appearance, he was brought back to life in "Frankenfruit" as the head of the titular amalgamated monster, and has appeared in subsequent episodes since then. In earlier seasons, he acts as an antagonist, but in later seasons, he acts as an antihero and has since become part of the main cast. He has the personality of a bodybuilder, as he likes to flex, and also uses bodybuilding terms a lot. He also likes to impress others, particularly the female foods.
- Passion Fruit (voiced by Justine Ezarik) - Passion Fruit is sweet and sassy, and is Orange's love interest - although Orange constantly refuses to admit he is in love with her out of embarrassment.
- Grandpa Lemon (voiced by Kevin Brueck) - An elderly lemon who constantly falls asleep and has a tendency to mishear words. Like Grapefruit, Grandpa Lemon died in his first appearance, being sliced and juiced into a glass of lemonade, but was brought back to life in "Frankenfruit" and has appeared in subsequent episodes since then. In the High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange episode "Veggie Zombies", a character called Grandma Lime was mentioned by Grandpa Lemon, which is presumed to be his wife, although it is unconfirmed whether or not she is currently living or deceased, as she was never mentioned again in the franchise.
- Knife (voiced by Kevin Nalty, singing voice by Peter Coffin) - A knife who often kills various foods against his will - and not only is he terrified of the fact he is used to mutilate food, but also is terrified of a cruel knife sharpener who seems to find amusement in Knife's suffering.
- Liam the Leprechaun (portrayed by Bob Jennings) - A short-tempered leprechaun who's always losing his pot of gold, and ever since his first encounter with Orange, he has become one of his most bitter enemies. He has his own YouTube channel. In early episodes of the series, Orange refers to him as the "Jolly Green Giant".
- ZOOM (voiced by Bob Jennings) - An energy drink. His recurring one-liner is, "EXTREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEME!". ZOOM also appears in the Annoying Orange App Game, "Splatter Up!".
- ZIP (voiced by Aaron Massey) - Another energy drink like ZOOM, stated by the latter that ZIP contains more energy per ounce. Like ZOOM, ZIP appears as a power-up in the Annoying Orange App Game, "Splatter Up!".
- ZOOP (voiced by Bob Jennings, and later Aaron Massey) - Yet another energy drink, but also the combination of both ZOOM and ZIP.
- Squash (voiced by Dane Boedigheimer) - A nervous butternut squash who always ends up inadvertently falling onto various foods and crushing them to death, much to his horror and disgust, as he doesn't even intend to hurt or kill anyone.
- Copper Lincoln (voiced by Bob Jennings) - A miniature copper statue of Abraham Lincoln, who is incredibly fond of break-dancing and was birthed from an ordinary penny after it was swallowed and coughed up by a magical oyster.
- Dr. Bananas (voiced by Aaron Massey) - A brilliant, yet somewhat insane banana scientist - whose inventions have been known to be incredible achievements, or to cause certain death.
- 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.
- Captain Obvious (voiced by Steve Zaragoza) - A sea captain onion who always points out the obvious, much to the annoyance of others.
- Lou the Tick (voiced by Michael Wingate) - A conspiracy theorist tick who lives in a shelter, always worrying about aliens possibly taking over Earth.
- Orange's Sister (voiced by Jess Lizama) - Also referred to as Sissy, Orange's sister is just as annoying as him.
- Gaming Grape (voiced by Shannon Jones) - A young grape who loves to play video games on his PS4 and other game consoles, much to the chagrin of his mother and his sports fanatic older brother, Game Ball. He mostly appears on the Annoying Orange Gaming channel.
- Sour Rangers - These four sour candies that 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, via the use of their powers, as well as their Gourds (which are parodies of Zords), which can be used to form Megagourd (parody of the Megazord). So far, they have starred in four episodes chronicling their adventures.
- Red (voiced by Steven Zurita) - The team leader, Red seems to be somewhat of a braggart and also seems to be the strongest of the four. His Gourd is a zucchini, and 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, as his logical ideas on how to deal with villains are always shot down by his teammates, even though they would be very effective, much to his chagrin. His Gourd is a courgette, and was gifted the power of an unknown Chowdergourd in the fourth episode (presumed to be a scallop).
The first Annoying Orange episode was released on October 9, 2009. Since then the Annoying Orange YouTube channel has uploaded 2-3 videos per week.
The Annoying Orange has spoofed many popular web shows, viral videos, TV shows and films. These include:
- The Onion Ring (The Ring)
- Lady Pasta (Lady Gaga)
- 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")
- Epic Peel Time (Epic Meal Time)
- Epic Rap Battles of Kitchenry (Epic Rap Battles of History)
- Fry-day ("Friday")
- 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")
- 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)
- 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)
- Frosty the Snowcone ("Frosty the Snowman")
- Silent Knife ("Silent Night")
- Donald Trunk (Donald Trump)
- The Blizzard of Oz (The Wizard of Oz)
- 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)
- Strainer Things (Stranger Things)
- Final Destina-Pun (Final Destination)
- Spongecake Squarepants (SpongeBob SquarePants)
- A Loud Place (A Quiet Place)
- All of the main characters in Annoying Orange (except for Apple) have their own YouTube channel.
Annoying Orange Gaming
- On Annoying Orange's Gaming channel, everybody else does gaming videos. (original launch: Midget Apple)
An Annoying Orange channel made for young kids who want to learn things. (original launch: Passion Fruit)
- On Pear's channel, he does extreme challenges that end in failure, disaster or horror.
- On Marshmallow's channel, they show 10 min. videos and outtakes from "The Marshmallow Show".
- On Grapefruit's channel, he shows himself cutting his core, needless to say this channel didn't last a very long time.*
- On Grandpa Lemon's channel, he does a show called "Grinds My Rind", and he also does some gaming videos.
- On Squash's channel, he shows himself squashing things called "Squashing Things with Squash".
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 that 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?
Foodsplosion is a parody game show that lasted for nine shows that ran from September 2, 2013 to March 13, 2015. In the game, a fruit is a player and Orange, who is the host, asks him/her a question and they have ten seconds to answer. This is a win-win scenario where the player wins regardless of how they do (although the player usually answers incorrectly). The prizes on the show however, are typically hazardous materials to fruits such as knives, blenders, and chainsaws. In the end, the player gets shredded, cut, or exploded by his/her "prize". Then, there is an instant slow-motion replay of the destruction.
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 31, 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. There are currently 40 episodes of Ask Orange as of April 20, 2018. 3 Christmas episodes were aired in December 2014 – 2016. There are even two Halloween episode in October 2016 - 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 repeatedly finds himself in misfortunate situations. The show debuted on October 9, 2013 as part of Annoying Orange "Shocktober". 20 episodes have been produced, spanning 2 seasons. The main characters are Ned, Greg, voiced by Kevin Brueck, and Wendy, voiced by Megan Camarena.
Season one of the series ran from October 9, 2013 to December 18, 2013, with ten episodes in the season. On December 18, 2013, Daneboe announced that The Misfortune of Being Ned would be renewed for a second season. Season 2 premiered February 19, 2014, with the series finale being on April 23, 2014. Season 2 also had ten episodes in total. 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 ended on August 27, 2014, it airs every Wednesday. Marshmallow is the main character of the show. Other characters that appear in the show 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 and Link
- Episode 11 - iJustine
- Episode 12 - The Eh Bee Family
- Episode 13 - Daneboe
In the final episode, Daneboe revealed that the show would be ending but Marshmallow would also be going on an intergalactic mission back to his/her home planet.
Annoying Orange Trailer Trashed is a series of episodes 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.
- Dracula Untold
- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
- The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
- The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
- The Divergent Series: Insurgent
- Furious 7
- Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
- Avengers: Age of Ultron
- Mad Max: Fury Road
- Jurassic World
- Inside Out
- Terminator Genisys
- Smosh: The Movie
- Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
- Fantastic Four
- Sinister 2
- The Visit
- Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
- The Martian
- Crimson Peak
- The Peanuts Movie
- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
- The Good Dinosaur
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- The Divergent Series: Allegiant
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
- The Jungle Book
- The Angry Birds Movie
- Finding Dory
- Independence Day: Resurgence
- The BFG
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
- Rogue One
- Thor: Ragnarok
- The Emoji Movie
- Justice League
- Avengers: Infinity War
- Slender Man
- Incredibles 2
- Godzilla: King of the Monsters
- Toy Story 4
- Pokémon: Detective Pikachu
- The Lion King
- Avengers: Endgame
- Frozen 2
Video game trailers:
- Clash of Clans: Flight of the Barbarian
- Five Nights at Freddy's 3
- Five Nights at Freddy's 4
- Minecraft: Story Mode
- FNaF World
- Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location
HOW2 is a series of many episodes in which Orange and Pear teach everyone to do anything, which is both education and comedy. While Pear gives useful and proper advice, Orange gives advice that is misleading, confusing, or off-topic. It was released on January 27, 2016with How To Tie a Tie, and despite that Orange ends much of the videos by surviving an explosion of TNT - in How to Make a Halloween Costume on October 11, 2017 , Pear ended the video with TNT due to Orange going overboard with terms of cows, which has become a running gag since How to be a Rapper on August 2, 2017 . There were 3 Christmas/New Year specials in 2016, 4 in 2017, 1 in 2018 and 12 Halloween/Shocktober-themed episodes, four in 2016, 2017, & 2018 each. As of July 24, 2019 , there have been ??? HOW2 episodes.
The Emoji Raps star Orange rapping about several things using emojis, including himself. The first rap was released on July 3, 2017Bendy-themed rap, which was on October 12, 2017 , the ninth rap was Marshmallow rapping instead, which was on November 6, 2017 and the eleventh one was Christmas-themed, which was on December 18, 2017 .. As of December 18, 2017 , there have been eleven raps. The eighth rap was a
Annoying Orange Challenges
On September 18, 2017, Orange released a series of challenges from the fans' comments and made a series about it that are very extreme, such as the 3 a.m. challenges. As of February 4, 2018 , there are seven challenges.
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 happens to hate Shocktober, as first stated in the episode "The Deviled Egg". This particular 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 it'd be a videogame, an online web game, a downloadable game, DLC for a game, a fan game, and more.
Thanksgiving Episodes & Thanksgiving Series
The Annoying Orange has been known to release Thanksgiving Episodes. According to all the foods in the kitchen, Thanksgiving is one of the most dangerous days of the year for foods.
- ThanksGaming (Series)
- Turducken (Episode; Released on November 7, 2014)
- Black Friday (5-Part Series; Released from November 23 through 27, 2015; Thanksgiving takes place in Part 4 of the series, which was released on November 26, 2015.)
- Gobble! Gobble! (Episode; Released on November 18, 2016)
- PilGRIM Reaper (Episode; Released on November 17, 2017)
- Thanksgiving Can Stuff It! (Episode; Released on November 16, 2018)
X-Massacre / Christ-Massacre
From November 24, 2017until 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 (November 24, 2017 ) (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.
On September 22, 2017, 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 January 5, 2018 . One episode sees Grapefruit reading a story, only for Marshmallow to twist the story up. Marshmallow appeared in a few later episodes as well.
- Hansel and Gretel
- Goldilocks and the Three Bears
- The Three Little Pigs
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
- Jack and the Beanstalk
- The Emperor's New Clothes
- The Little Mermaid
- The Ugly Duckling
- Beauty and the Beast
- The Tortoise and the Hare
- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
- The Boy Who Cried Wolf
- A Christmas Carol
- Humpty Dumpty
- Little Red Riding Hood
- Puss in Boots
- Sleeping Beauty
- Peter Pan
- The Snow Queen
Releasing every Saturday, Orange uploads a collection of a series of older videos, like HOW2 or all of his Wazzup videos, for example.
On July 31st, 2019, a new series of videos called Anaoying 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.
Annoying Orange Gaming channel
The Annoying Orange has his own gaming channel, simply known as Annoying Orange Gaming. The Annoying Orange gang upload Let's Play videos to this YouTube channel.
Annoying Orange has his own Minecraft server, mc.orangecraft.net (Orangecraft). The Annoying Orange uploads one video per week documenting the happenings on the server. Most of the main characters on Annoying Orange have visited the server.
Annoying Orange has also uploaded other videos about Minecraft, including:
- Wazzup Minecraft
- Block Party (Song)
Minecraft has also been revealed to be one of the Annoying Orange's favorite video games.
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 clear.
The first Annoying Orange video was initially meant to be the only one on YouTube. However, many 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.
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 6 million subscribers.
Despite the web series's popularity with sections of the public, it has received generally unfavorable reviews from critics. 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."
The success of the series had received attention from a Fargo advertising agency H2M, who, in 2006, created its own “Talking Orange”, which is the spokesman for an ad campaign for the North Dakota Department of Transportation. Both of the two characters were two anthropomorphic oranges with ties to the Fargo-Moorhead area. Despite only slightly resembling the “Talking Orange”, the Annoying Orange was looked into by H2M's attorneys as an intellectual property matter. Boedigheimer stated he had not watched the “Talking Orange” videos before he was told about the disagreement, also believing that the characters weren’t very similar. Boedigheimer and Grove were later sued by H2M in May 2013 for allegedly copying the character. No information has been made public regarding the status of the dispute.
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. On November 10, 2011, GeekDad announced a giveaway for an Annoying Orange T-shirt from JCPenney and a toy from Toys R Us. GeekDad started taking entries through Friday at 11:59 PM. 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.
Annoying Orange comics are published by Papercutz.
- Secret Agent Orange (December 11, 2012)- Note: Reference to James Bond. Parody of Special Agent Oso.
- Orange You Glad You're Not Me? (May 28, 2013)- Note: 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)- Note: Parody of Pulp Fiction.
- Tales of the Crisper (January 14, 2014)- Note: Parody of Tales from the Crypt.
- Fifty Shades of Orange (April 8, 2014)- Note: Parody of Fifty Shades of Grey.
- My Little Baloney (August 5, 2014)- Note: Parody of My Little Pony.
The Annoying Orange got a TV series on Cartoon Network, and it ran from 2012 to 2014.
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.
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.
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 notably smaller budget since then.
|Country / region||Series premiere||Network|
|United States||May 28, 2012||Cartoon Network|
|Australia||July 15, 2013||Cartoon Network|
|Canada||September 5, 2013||Teletoon|
|Brazil||September 9, 2013||Cartoon Network|
|United Kingdom||September 7, 2015||Pop Max|
|Malaysia||November 30, 2013||Cartoon Network|
|Israel||December 2013||Comedy Central Israel|
|England||January 2, 2018||MTV|
|Poland||January 2, 2018||MTV|
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