|Played by||Lucas Cruikshank|
|First Appearance|| Fred on Halloween (original)
Annoying Orange vs. FRED!!! (Annoying Orange)
Fred Figglehorn is a fictional character created and portrayed by the American actor Lucas Cruikshank. Cruikshank, a teenager from Columbus, Nebraska, created the character for his channel on the video-sharing website YouTube. The videos are centered on Fred Figglehorn, a fictional 6-year-old who has a dysfunctional home life and "anger management issues".
Cruikshank introduced the Fred Figglehorn character in videos on the JKL Productions channel he started on YouTube with his cousins, Jon and Katie Smet. He and his cousins set up the JKL Productions channel on June 11, 2006, and Cruikshank filmed his first Fred video on October 30, 2006. On April 30, 2008, the videos that had been filmed already, got added to the Fred channel, and on May 1 the first official video, titled "Fred on May Day" was released, explaining that Cruikshank asked YouTube for the Fred channel. Someone else previously owned the channel, which was later turned into one of Fred's enemies in the Fred series. By April 2009, the channel had over one million subscribers, making it the first YouTube channel to do so, and the most subscribed channel at the time. However, on August 20, 2009, YouTube celebrities Ryan Higa and Sean Fujiyoshi and their channel, Nigahiga, overtook the Fred channel as the most subscribed channel of all time. It was the third to reach two million September 27, 2010, shortly after falling to third.
As of October 2010, the Fred channel has received over 98 million channel views, over 625 million video views since its launch, and over 2.0 million channel subscribers. It is listed as the number six all-time most subscribed YouTube channel. Cruikshank has made a few television appearances both as himself and as Fred. Although Cruikshank voices Fred, the audio is digitally modified to sound higher-pitched than Cruikshank's true voice.
In December 2009, Cruikshank filmed Fred: The Movie, which aired on Nickelodeon on September 18, 2010. Nickelodeon also aired Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred on October 22, 2011. Fred 3: A Camp Fred's airing is unknown. Nickelodeon has created a franchise surrounding the character.
Annoying Orange vs. FRED!!!
- Main article: Annoying Orange vs. FRED!!!
Liam the Leprechaun uses Fred as a secret weapon to destroy Orange to teach him what it's like to be annoyed. Fred and Orange eventually screamed so loud, Liam's hypno powers couldn't stand aganist it. At the end of the episode Fred appeared (possibly sent by Liam) and started screaming.
In this episode, Fred said the several loud and annoying puns to Orange:
- (Scream for 4–6 seconds)
- Hey Orange! You look fruity! Ha ha ha!
- Hey Orange! Your teeth are so yellow that traffic slows down when you smile! Ha ha! (Screams)
- What about if I sing out of tune? (Singing out of tune)
Fred Goes Grocery Shopping
Fred appeared as the main character in Fred Goes Grocery Shopping. He went shopping for groceries. In the Fruit section, he finds Orange, who annoys him with knock-knock jokes.
- Fred is the second character to annoy Orange.