The Annoying Orange
|The Annoying Orange|
|Created by||Dane Boedigheimer|
|Written by||Spencer Grove
|Directed by||Dane Boedigheimer
|Voices of||Dane Boedigheimer
Various guest stars
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||9|
|No. of episodes||420 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Dane Boedigheimer
|Production company(s)||Daneboe Productions
Annoying Orange, Inc.
|Original release||October 9, 2009 – present|
|Related shows||The Adventures of Liam The Leprechaun
The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange
The Misfortune of Being Ned
The Marshmallow Show
The 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 other fruits, vegetables, and various other objects by using jokes, which are sometimes crude.
Despite the show's negative critical reception, the show's popularity after its first episode led to it 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 Videos
- 3 Annoying Orange Gaming channel
- 4 Minecraft
- 5 Background
- 6 Reception
- 7 Lawsuit
- 8 Merchandise
- 9 Games
- 10 Pay withdrawal lawsuit
- 11 TV series
- 12 References
- 13 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 irritiable Bartlett pear (also voiced by Boedigheimer). Other fruits include Passion, a sensible passion fruit and Orange's love interest played by iJustine, an arrogant grapefruit (voiced by Robert Jennings), a tiny miserable and frustrated but hot-blooded apple known as Midget Apple (though he prefers the name Little Apple), a happy-go-lucky and slightly eccentric marshmallow of ambiguous gender, and an elderly lemon named Grandpa Lemon, 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 yelling "Hey, (name of character)!" 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 he does not like an object, he will often say "You're an apple!", even if the object is not (e.g., a tomato). Orange uses various tactics, such as telling rude and offensive jokes, burping and making 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.
Regardless of his seemingly anti-social behavior, Orange can almost always find comfort in the company of his friends and sometimes makes new ones.
The first Annoying Orange episode was aired 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 and memes. These are:
- Epic Peel Time (Epic Meal Time)
- Talking Twin Baby Oranges (Talking Twin Babies)
- Go! Bwah! (Go! Bwah!)
- Epic Rap Battles of Kitchenry (Epic Rap Battles of History)
- Orange After Dentist (David After Dentist)
- Nyan Nya Orange (Nyan Cat)
- Sneezing Marshmallow (Sneezing Baby Panda)
- Charlie The Unicorn: Annoying Orange (Charlie the Unicorn)
- Equals Annoying Orange (Equals Three)
- The Eggspendables (The Expendables)
- Man Of Peel (Man Of Steel)
- Too Many Fruits (Too Many Cooks)
- Donald Trunk (Donald Trump)
- Sailor Spoon (Sailor Moon)
- All of the main characters in Annoying Orange have their own YouTube channel.
Annoying Orange Gaming
- On Annoying Orange Gaming's channel, everybody else does gaming videos. (original launch: Midget Apple)
- On Pear's channel, he does extreme challenges that end in failure, disaster or horror.
- On Marshmallow's channel, he/she shows 10 min. videos and outtakes from "The Marshmallow Show".
- On Grapefruit's channel, he shows art and now he shows gaming videos.
- On Grandpa Lemon's channel, he does a show called "Grinds My Rind", and he also does some gaming videos.
The Juice is a series of four shows that ran from July 8, 2013 to December 9, 2013. A special show of The Juice was aired October 14, 2013. In each show, Orange, Midget Apple, Marshmallow, Pear and Grapefruit discussed a question sent in from the audience. The questions were:
- Episode 1 - What do you want to be? Vampire, Werewolf, or Ghost?
- Episode 2 - If everyone from the kitchen was on a deserted island and there was nothing to eat, who would you eat first?
- 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.
- Halloween Special - What is your biggest fear?
Ask Orange is a series of twenty Annoying Orange episodes where people got to ask questions which were answered by Annoying Orange. 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.
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. At the end of the final episode, Ned was rubbed out and Orange announced that the Marshmallow Show would replace The Misfortune of Being Ned.
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 many episodes in which Orange, Pear, Midget Apple, Marshmallow, and Grapefruit watch a movie trailer and comment on it: all in the style of Mystery Science Theater 3000. 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
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
Orange Through Time
Orange Through Time is a series of four episodes in which Orange travels in time at the older years. The series started on March 4, 2011 and ended on October 10, 2011.
HOW2 is a series of many episodes in which Orange and Pear teaches everyone to do anything. It was released on January 27, 2016and ended on February 20, 2017 with How To Tie a Tie.
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. On 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 5.4 million subscribers.
Despite the show's popularity, 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 of 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. The case has been ultimately settled and disclosed.
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.
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 a 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 ones that don't appear in this game but appear in Kitchen Carnage are Red Raspberry and 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 Daneboe to take legal action to get paid. The outcome of the web series because of this is unknown.
|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||Kix|
|Malaysia||November 31, 2013||Cartoon Network|
|Israel||December 2013||Comedy Central Israel|
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