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The Annoying Orange
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Created By

Dane Boedigheimer

Written By

Spencer Grove
Dane Boddigheimer
Robert Jennings
Aaron Massey
Luke Barats

Voices of

Dane Boedigheimer
Robert Jennings
Justine Ezarik
Toby Turner
Joe Penna
Shay Carl
Peter Coffin
Charles Trippy
Benny Fine
Rafi Fine
Aaron Massey
Zack Scott
Kevin Brueck
Luke Boedigheimer
Greg Benson
Brittani Taylor
Lauren Francesca
Kassem Gharaibeh
Ray William Johnson
Evan Ferrante
Joe Bereta
Julian Smith
Weezer
Kevin Nalty
Anthony Padilla
Ian Hecox
Lisa Schwartz
Richard Ryan
Theresa Barket
Craig Benzine
James Caan
Shira Lazar
Steve Greene
Shane Dawson
Chad Sahley
Rachel Emmers
Jenya Lano
Jack Douglass
Olga Kay
Joe Nation
Tristan Desoto
Michael Gallager
Joey Nalty
Luke Barats
Michael Buckley
Olan Rogers
Jess Lizama
William Hyde
Jason Horton
Andy Mogren
Chris Thompson
Jenna Mourey
Tim Curry
John Leguizamo
DeStorm Power
Peter Shukoff
Ross Everett
Harley Morenstein
Ethan Newberry
Mike Jennings
Bailey Duemmel
Iman Crosson
Elliott Morgan
Brock Baker
Sean Klitzner
Garret Stuart
Peter Gilroy
Shane Hartline
Nikki Limo
Jamie Oliver
Chase McCown
Meghan Tonjes
Jack Vale
Chester See
Lloyd Ahlquist
Alex Wassabi
Taryn Southern
Peter Czerwinski
Steve Zaragoza
Kate Elliott
Meghan Camarena
Jon Bailey
Alesia Glidewell
Jordan Maron
Mikey Bolts
Steven Zurita
Timothy Delaghetto
Adam Lyons
Felicia Day
Colleen Ballinger
Flula Borg
Rhett McLaughlin
Charles Lincoln Neal
Cory Williams
Miranda Sings
Mark Fischbach
Brad Paisley
Eric Schwartz
Andre Meadows

Production Company(s)

Gagfilms
Annoying Orange, Inc.

List of episodes

423

YouTube

No information

Original run

Since October 9, 2009

Genre

Black Comedy
Comedy
Joke
Humour
Suspense
Pun
Off-color humor
Children's animation

The Annoying Orange is one of YouTube's most popular web series. It was created by Minnesota film student, Dane Boedigheimer (under the pseudonym Daneboe) and his company Gagfilms. The series originally started out as one video, but because of its growing popularity, Boedigheimer decided to turn it into an internet series. The first videos were uploaded under Boedigheimer's YouTube channel daneboe, but then Boedigheimer created a channel dedicated to Orange. As of 2011, the channel is ranked the 8th most subscribed, and the 35th most viewed, of all time. More than 2,000,000 YouTubers have subscribed to Orange's channel.


Background

Main article: Orange

Orange's history may have began before the series debuted; a talking orange first appeared in one of Boedigheimer's videos on March 16, 2007.

The current show features Orange, an anthropomorphic orange. The first episode was released on October 9, 2009. Orange's friends include Pear, a Bartlett pear with a brotherly attitude, Passion Fruit, a female passionfruit and his crush in an alternate reality, Midget Apple, a tiny Red Delicious apple, and Marshmallow, a small childlike marshmallow as well as Midget Apple's best friend. Secondary characters include Grapefruit, an egotistical grapefruit, and Grandpa Lemon, an elderly, narcoleptic lemon with an adventurous past. Another well-known, but inactive character is Apple, Orange's very first "victim" who has set a legacy for Orange since the very first episode.

All of the characters are animated by having the actors' eyes and mouth superimposed onto the object the actor was playing. Most characters' eyes are one of their eyes duplicated. For example, Dane Boedigheimer using his own eyes and mouth to play Orange, Pear, Marshmallow, and Midget Apple, although Orange's mouth has done some modifications to have a distinctive orange tint on it.

As of March, 2014, more than two billion views hit the series. The most popular episode (Hey Apple!) has over 155 million views.

Characters

Main article: Character Guide

Main Characters

Orange

He's annoying. He's obnoxious. He's partial to terrible puns. But deep down, Orange always means well, even though his boredom often drags his friends into ridiculous adventures.


Pear

Pear is both friend and foil to Orange, and he often stands as the sole voice of reason in the fruit stand. Pear's attempts to talk Orange out of his wilder ideas never work.


Midget Apple

Midget Apple is an adorable, small apple with a scrappy demeanor. He prefers to be called "Little Apple," but hardly anybody obliges.


Marshmallow

The sole non-fruit in the group, Marshmallow is an eternally upbeat, rainbow-and-unicorn-obsessed ray of sticky, gooey sunshine.


Passion Fruit

She's adorable, pragmatic and smart. So why does Passion Fruit have such a big crush on Orange? It's no secret she likes him, except to Orange, who is completely oblivious.


Grapefruit

Grapefruit is a hulking man-boy who thinks of himself as "large and in charge." He believes he's in a rivalry with Orange for Passion Fruit's affection, but she has no interest in him.


Grandpa Lemon

Grandpa Lemon is the befuddled, elder statesman of the fruit stand. He thinks he's everybody's grandpa, and he often falls asleep in mid-sentence.


Apple

Apple is the very character that has set a legacy for Orange since the very first episode. It was said that he was friends with Orange, although this hasn't been entirely proven.


Recurring Characters

Squash

Despite being a giant gourd that crushes everything in sight, Squash actually doesn't want to hurt anybody. He is, aside from Knife, one of the most depressed of the crew. Each time he accidentally crushes someone, he is very disgusted and regretful by his actions.


Knife

The sole murder weapon of the group. Appeared since the very beginning, he has been summoned by Orange on many fruits, vegetables and many other things. Despite his purpose, Knife is actually very kind at heart and doesn't actually want to hurt anyone. He, like Squash, is always regretful and disgusted by his unintentional actions.


Liam the Leprechaun

Considered one of the infamous characters, Liam had always deplored Orange's annoying behavior and swore revenge on Orange since the day he was crushed by his own pot of gold. However, his life back at home isn't too well, either. He is always picked on by his boss and a very rude four-leafed clover.


Captain Obvious

One of Orange's accomplices in annoyance, he tends to state some of the most obvious things that even a 3-year-old could figure out. The whole gang (except Orange and Marshmallow) gets very irritated by this.


Nude Dude

Another annoying member of the group, but wait... he's an apple! But unlike the other apples, he's peeled. Leading him to believe that he's actually naked. Nude Dude is actually proud of this, and his pride definitely shows.


Copper Lincoln

When you think of President Abraham Lincoln, you think of a strictly professional man who is all work and no play. Copper Lincoln is nothing like who he resembles. Instead, he is a cut-loose, fun-loving free spirit who always finds a reason to either dance or celebrate.


Zoom

All energy drinks claim that they're the best, and will keep you up all night. However, none of them can perform like Zoom. The official energy drink of 2012, Zoom is able to give you a full night's rest in 30 seconds, and will keep you up and active for the next 10 hours. The only energy drink that can top that is Zip.


Dr. Bananas

The craziest, yet most intelligent member of the group, Dr. Bananas is known for making revolutionary, yet deadly inventions. He also has trouble when deciding what options to put on his machine dials.


Mustachios

They hide all over the kitchen, they are tough to find, they're Mustachios. Worried that their flavor will expose them as a nice snack, these little nuts with facial hair must hide before they are caught by a hungry person seeking a nice afternoon or midnight snack.

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