|Played by||Dane Boedigheimer|
|Death||None, but got the hiccups in The Exploding Orange, burnt by fire in Best Fiends Forever, and shot with arrows in Annoying Valentines|
|First Appearance||Hey Apple!|
Orange is the main character in all 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, 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 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".
Orange is 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 many characters, 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 confirmed that he was actually born the day he debuted.
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, dim-witted, usually cheerful, and 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 a orange because he was of an orange color.
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 a friend with Pear.
Later in the series, he meets Passion Fruit, who he has some feelings for, and Passion thinks of him as a friend most of the time. At one point, Jigsaw attempted to make Orange into a death trap (he wanted Orange to annoy Marshmallow to death). As anyone could expect, this plan failed as Marshmallow was annoying as well.
Orange is a major part in the kitchen as seen in Wishful Thinking because if Orange didn't exist, Pear wouldn't know how to talk to other fruits and vegetables, Midget Apple of injured Grapefruit, and Marshmallow would have been killed by hot chocolate. He currently lives in the kitchen and shares counter space with Orange, Pear, and Passion Fruit (and in some episodes with Grapefruit).
- Main article: Future Orange
In the episode Back to the Fruiture, Orange met a future version of himself from 2053. He actually met two versions, Evil Orange and Future Orange; Future Orange explained that Evil Orange was really the "evil warlord that can move things with his mind" so Future Orange used the Whistling Pinwheel to kill the evil future orange.
- 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.
- 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 and vice versa.
- 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.
- Main article: Marshmallow
Orange befriended Marshmallow in Annoying Saw 2. He doesn't show any signs of being angry at Orange. Orange has been known to care about Marshmallow's well being.
- Main article: Apple
Orange liked Apple on a side, but Apple seemed to dislike Orange, due to repeatedly being annoyed by his jokes, and puns. Orange watched Apple's death in horror.
- Main article: Orange (Season 2)
Orange disliked the more annoying orange that appeared in More Annoying Orange. Orange reversed the process of what the episodes are done normally and annoyed Orange with his more exasperating jokes, interruptions and puns. Unlike many other characters' deaths, Orange laughed out loud when Orange was knifed and juiced.
- Main article: Dane Boedigheimer
Dane Boedigheimer is the owner of Orange. Dane Boedigheimer got angered when Orange said "he smells like broccoli" in the episode Hey YouTube! Despite that, Boedigheimer still shows signs of caring for his orange, yelling at YouTube because he injected Orange with the swine flu.
Popularity of Orange
Because of the series' popularity, Orange has become very popular, and is always a big hit on the video-sharing site YouTube.
Because of the series' popularity since its debut, Orange has a YouTube channel dedicated to him. The channel is ranked the eighth most subscribed, and the thirty-fifth most viewed (both all time).
Facebook and Twitter
Orange has his own Facebook and Twitter profile, as well as his own website. His friends, Marshmallow, Midget Apple, Pear, Grandpa Lemon, Passion Fruit, have their own Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as Orange's arch-enemies, Liam the Leprechaun and Grapefruit. Liam the Leprechaun (leprechaun), Midget Apple (realmidgetapple), Pear (realpearAO), Passion Fruit (realpassionfruitAO), and Grapefruit (realgrapefruit) all have YouTube pages, too.
Most of Orange's videos have five stars. They are very well received by many users, but not by some critics. Although having excessive large amounts of good ratings, the first video has more than five hundred dislikes (although this is because more than forty million people have viewed the video), as well as some negative comments on some of his videos. Some users who have previously subscribed to his channel have unsubscribed, saying that the new episodes were always "boring" and "old". Other than that, Orange is very popular and is very well-received. Usually, new episodes hit over a million views within just hours of the upload time due to the popularity of the series.
- "Hey, [name of character]!"
- "Whoa! You're the biggest orange I've ever seen!"
- "Nihahahahahahahaha!" (his laugh)
- "I'm not [something], I'm an orange!"
- "Who cut the cheese?"
- "What the hecko is a gecko?"
- "Wanna hear the most annoying sound in the world?"
- "Hey! Who cut the cheese?"
- "I want my Wii pony!"
- "Mmm, more Tic-Tacs!"
- "Oh, now i'll never have my pinwheel back!"
- "I wish for a pot of gold!"
- "What a jip-sy."
- "You're an apple!"
- "Hey! Are you related to Ms. Fortune Cookie?"
- "Hey, guys, what's so funny?"
- Main article: Tongue noise
- In this universe, Oranges are considered the most annoying fruits and Orange is actually very mild for his species.
- Orange can spit seeds.
- He can also spit orange juice.
- When a particular item is suggested by a character, Orange may somehow end up having the item.
- Orange has exhibited the ability to turn people into onion rings (although this is considered non-canon).
- In Equals Annoying Orange, Orange and the other Orange are parodies of Ray William Johnson and Ray's troll.
- Orange is on Facebook  and Twitter.
- 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.
- Despite being an annoyance to people, he has proven to be a good-hearted hero at times. At his birthday party, when Midget Apple was almost incinerated by the candle of a cupcake, he and Pear blew the fire off the cupcake, and in Kitchen Intruder, he was responsible for driving the knife attacker off Nancy before she was hurt.
- Orange is skilled in the Ninja Fruit, a portmenteau of "Ninja" and "Kung Fruit" (the fruit version of Kung Fu).
- Orange can be reached by email. His fan email address is email@example.com.
- 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.