|Played by||Dane Boedigheimer|
|Death||Soul taken by Deviled Egg (revived)|
|First Appearance||Hey Apple!|
Orange is the main character of The Annoying Orange series and in most of the Annoying Orange shorts, as well as the show's lead protagonist. He is portrayed by Dane Boedigheimer, the chief investment officer of Gagfilms. Orange has made full appearances in every episode since the start of the series on October 9, 2009, which is also his birthday. Orange has yellow teeth (although in Orange After Dentist he gets them whitened), grey eyes, and a braying laugh. Episodes are characterized by his taunting and annoying his victims-to-be with his adolescent behavior that frequently include burping, pestering, puns, and play-on-words. These actions often infuriate the other character to the point where they start yelling at him to "shut up", only to have Orange warn them of their impending catastrophe: evisceration with a chef's knife, a blender or other types of death like being squashed by some heavy items (like Liam the Leprechaun and Gecko) or eaten by animals such as Squirrel. He has a very famous quote, which comes after someone calls him something that he thinks he isn't: "No, I'm not. I'm an orange!". Boedigheimer describes the character as a composite of people in his life, saying "everyone knows somebody like him: They don't listen, they are annoying, and at the same time they are kind of lovable". When asked if he was annoying on purpose, he responded with "Annoying on porpoise? Don't be ridiculous!"
Orange is always depicted as an exasperating anthropomorphic orange. He is the central character in the series, though not always the main character in some episodes.
Orange is disliked by just about every character who dies, because he constantly heckles them in many ways, such as spitting seeds, mistaking them for other things, and making childish noises. In the episode More Annoying Orange, another orange comes and actually annoys Orange which is in contrast to what it is originally. Not much is known about Orange's past; it was thought that born the day he debuted, leading some to believe that he is literally four.
It is unknown why Orange gets such joy from annoying people, but one possibility is that any other orange is like that. Another possibility is that he just likes puns and jokes, and doesn't pay attention to how people are being annoyed, according to his friend Passion Fruit.
Orange is annoying, optimistic, dim-witted, usually cheerful, and witty he also loves to crack annoying puns. He almost always blunders things for their color. For example, Orange thought Tomato was Apple because they were both of a red color, and he thought Pumpkin was an orange because he was of an orange color. Although in Previously On, Passion said Orange was colorblind. In reality, Orange is very kind and innocent at heart, because if he really likes somebody, he will try to think of something that will make them like him a little bit. As revealed in More Annoying Orange, Orange is actually considered very mild for his species, and he is considered the most annoying thing that most of the characters have ever met because they probably have never met an orange before. He probably just tells puns to make him feel better, as he has seen a lot of people get minced up, and gets upset when one of his best friends is knifed. His act of being dim-witted helps him get out of bad situations, as shown in Annoying Orange Saw. If he gets extremely offended or hates somebody, he will be purposely annoying. When he sees someone get killed (usually by evisceration from Knife), he will usually watch in horror and sometimes scream, but if the person is someone he loathes, he will laugh at their disbursement. Sometimes it happens that Orange demonstrates his few learning by mistaking a fruit for another and continuing to say that a fruit is another like it happened to Pumpkin (Orange thought it was another tremendous orange). Orange's innocent and playful antics have garnered him both a lot of friends and rivals.
Orange was put onto the counter sometime before the series, and had been annoying Apple for some time before the first episode was recorded. He has met oodles of fruits and vegetables, and usually infuriates them, and some survive (much to their horror). He is best friends with Pear, who usually doesn't want to admit it. Later in the series, he meets Passion Fruit, who he has some feelings for. Passion thinks of him as a friend most of the time, however, she also has great feelings for him. Orange had also met Grapefruit, who immediately was hostile towrds him do to his offensive and childlike remarks (an example being Orange mistaking Grapefruit for a "chubby orange"). Grapefruit was annoyed by Orange until he was knifed (like many other characters in the series). The same thing happened when he had met Grandpa Lemon a few months later. However, Orange was getting annoyed by him due to his hearing impairment and sleeping disorder caused by his advanced age. Orange later met Midget Apple, who was originally planned to be a joke filler for the episode Crabapple. Since then, Orange has been making fun of his size mutiple times. About a month and a half later, he met Marshmallow. He first met him while he was strapped to Jigsaw's death trap. Jigsaw wanted Orange to become his apprentice and literally annoy Marshmallow to death. However, Jigsaw's plan backfired as Orange began annoying him. Eventually, Jigsaw gave up and went to seek new occupation, and Orange ended up rescuing Marshmallow from the death trap. On the 29th day of October in 2010, Grapefruit had returned to seek revenge on Orange as the head of a creature known as Frankenfruit. However, Grapefruit's attempt failed as most of the food used to construct Frankenfruit was eaten by the Halloweenie. However, he, along with Grandpa Lemon, Gourd and Carrot, was one of the few foods to survive. When Christmas eve rolled around, Orange had seen Pear kissing who he thought was Passion Fruit. This made Orange with that he was never born. However, due to Orange being a main character in the series, it is shown in Wishful Thinking that he is a major part of a lot of people's lives. As of mid-2012, he, along with Pear, Midget Apple, Marshmallow, Passion Fruit, Grapefruit and Grandpa Lemon live on a fruit cart in Daneboe's Grocery Market part-time. This created the TV series known as The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange. Orange currently lives in the kitchen along with many other foods, objects and small or miniaturized organisms. He and his friends are frequently visited by new guests of the kitchen, who usually get injured or deceased by some means. He and his friends currently have their own YouTube channels where they upload "Let's Plays" and other videos starring themselves. He is momentarily visited by recurring characters such as Liam the Leprechaun, and still visits the fruit cart at Daneboe's from time to time.
- Main article: Pear
Pear is Orange's best friend. Although constantly annoyed by Orange, Pear has later calmed down and have been very good friends with Orange. Previously, Pear started out with suicidal thoughts. Although sometimes Pear talks some sense into him.
- Main article: Passion Fruit
Passion Fruit is Orange's good friend, and love interest. Orange tries to deny that he really loves Passion, as seen in The Sitcom. Passion Fruit can get mad at Orange if he annoys her by cracking puns. She did not appear in the anniversary of Orange's first birthday; the reason is Pear and the gang don't know Orange loves her. Orange still cares about Passion. In The High Fructose Adventures, Passion usually lets orange do things or comments and tells him what he can do. In Ask Orange 11: Flappy Bird Returns, Orange's future predicts he will marry Passion and have a baby orange.
- Main article: Midget Apple
Midget Apple befriended Orange in Crabapple. He is a friend of Orange, Pear, Marshmallow, and Passion Fruit, but simply hates being called Midget Apple. Orange often gets on his nerve from the usual "little apple" quote, although they do share many good times and adventures with each other. Orange is the exact reason Midget apple wants to be big. More people besides Orange call him a midget.
- Main article: Marshmallow
Orange befriended Marshmallow in Annoying Saw 2: The Annoying Deathtrap. He doesn't show any signs of being angry at Orange. Orange has been known to care about Marshmallow's well being. It is shown there best friends because Orange teaches him how to do the tongue noise.
- Main article: Apple (The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange)
An Apple appears in the TV show, and has a holds huge antagonism with Orange. Apple has an ability to revive from fatal injuries (which he experiences episodically). He appears to be a distinct character exlusive to the TV Series, with a different personality and voice actor to any of the apples appearing in the YouTube Series. He was made to fulfill the need for a character for Orange to channel his hatred for apples (since every apple in the YouTube Series was killed). It is revealed in My Name is Orange that he used to be good friends with the apple from Hey Apple! and with Apple Trebek.
- Main article: Babbling
To make Orange's famous babbling, Orange hangs his tongue on his left side on his mouth and bites down on it. He sometimes goes on the right side. Other characters, like Marshmallow, Midget Apple, and Pear also have a tongue sound, too, but Orange is famous for his as it is annoying to almost everyone. The only character who had a more annoying tongue sound than Orange is Zoom, and when Orange drank Zoom's liquid, Orange's tongue sound began to be similar to Zoom's, much more aggravating.
- In the world of AO, Oranges are considered the most annoying fruits and Orange is actually very mild for his species.
- It is possible Marshmallow could be one of his best friends by the fact they are both annoying and that Orange teaches him how to do the tongue sound.
- Continuity error: In Previously On it is revealed that Orange is colorblind. In other episodes however, he has stated that some character's are red, it is unknown how this is possible. It is possible at one point he became color blind, and Passion was the only one who actually knew it.
- He doesn't know what a joke is.
- He had an amnesia once, but he was cured by Midget Apple.
- In October 2014, he will turn "five" years old.
- He has an evil twin brother who wants to destroy the camera.
- His father looks very old.
- He and his mother are very good friends, and she has visited him twice.
- Strangely, in High Fructose Adventures Orange dislikes his parents becuase they want him to live in a fancy fruit cart (His father revealed they really didn't care at the end).
- Orange is a friend of Captain Obvious, becuase they are both annoying.
|Characters of The Annoying Orange|
|Main Characters||Orange · Pear · Passion Fruit · Midget Apple · Marshmallow · Grapefruit · Grandpa Lemon|
|Recurring Characters||Dane Boedigheimer · Squash · Knife · Liam the Leprechaun · Captain Obvious · Nude Dude · Dr. Bananas · Zoom · Zip · Eggplant · Copper Lincoln · Mustachios · Mushroom · Joe the Coffee Mug.Pineapple.Mario|
|TV Exclusive Characters||Nerville · Apple · Coconut · Peach · Tomato · Banana · Pineapple|