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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 fruits, vegetables, and various other objects by using jokes and puns, which are sometimes crude.

Annoying Orange
Off-color humor
Created byDane Boedigheimer
Written bySpencer Grove
Dane Boedigheimer
Bob Jennings
Sara Christensen
Directed byDane Boedigheimer
Bob Jennings
Kevin Spacey
Voices ofDane Boedigheimer
Justine Ezarik
Bob Jennings
Kevin Brueck
Various guest stars
Composer(s)Dane Boedigheimer
Kevin MacLeod
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons11
No. of episodes548 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Dane Boedigheimer

Aaron Massey

Kevin Nalty
Production company(s)Daneboe Productions
The Collective (2009–2016)
Annoying Orange, Inc.

3T Studios (2012-2014)
DistributorGoogle Play
Original networkYouTube (2009–present)
Hulu (2010)
Cartoon Network (2012–2014)
Original releaseOctober 9, 2009 –
Related showsThe Adventures of Liam The Leprechaun
The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange
The Misfortune of Being Ned
The Marshmallow Show
Trailer Trashed
The Juice
Emoji Raps
The Adventures of Buttman
Let's Play Video Games
Story Time with Annoying Orange
Ask Orange
Shocktober (Only in October)
X-Massacre / Christ-Massacre (Only in December)
External links

The show was popular, later leading to its 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.

Since its inception, the Annoying Orange YouTube channel has amassed over 8 million subscribers.[1]



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 irritable but geeky Bartlett pear (also voiced by Boedigheimer). Other fruits include Passion, a sensible passion fruit and Orange's love interest played by Justine Ezarik, an arrogant grapefruit (voiced by Bob Jennings), a tiny but hot-blooded Red delicious apple known as Midget Apple (though he prefers the name Little Apple), a happy-go-lucky and slightly eccentric marshmallow who always sees everything filled with enthusiasm, an elderly lemon named Grandpa Lemon and Grapefruit who tends to do bodybuilding, 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!".[2]

Orange has several recurring mannerisms. He often begins an episode by repeatedly calling for a character's attention 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 an object behaves in a way Orange dislikes, he will often call that object an "apple", even if the object is not (e.g., a tomato). Apart from those, Orange will often tell rude and offensive jokes, burp, fart and make 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. It is implied that Orange has a learning disability.

Regardless of his seemingly anti-social behavior, Orange can almost always find comfort in the company of his friends and sometimes makes new ones.



  • Orange (voiced by Dane Boedigheimer) - the main character who is incredibly annoying. He has the ability to spit seeds from his mouth, and has a passion for farts, TNT, kazoos, making noises, and touching his tongue to his eyeball. Despite this, he is generally good-hearted, to the point of warning his guests about their imminent deaths.
  • Pear (voiced by Dane Boedigheimer) - the only fruit who puts up with Orange (at least most of the time), and is arguably his best friend, although Pear refuses to admit it. The other foods think he is boring due to his passion for reading, and he is often the butt of many jokes throughout the series.
  • Midget Apple (voiced by Dane Boedigheimer) - A diminutive red delicious apple who prefers to be called "Little Apple" - as he deems the name "Midget Apple" to be politically incorrect towards fruits his size. He owns a monster truck, and is often ridiculed for his height, mostly by Orange. He is also an expert in horror video games, according to the gaming channel.
  • Marshmallow (voiced by Dane Boedigheimer) - Marshmallow is Midget Apple's best friend who talks in a squeaky voice and is almost always in a happy, joyful mood. He loves unicorns (his mother being a unicorn herself), rainbows, cuddly animals, and all things cute. A running gag has many foods & AO fans questioning whether Marshmallow is a boy or a girl - although Marshmallow's gender has confirmed to be male, according to pronouns used in reference to Marshmallow in his early appearances.
  • Grapefruit (voiced by Bob Jennings) - A brawny grapefruit who seems to have a bit of a temper - and is often called "fat" by others, usually Orange, much to his frustration. Although he was killed by Knife in his first appearance, he was brought back to life in "Frankenfruit" as the head of the titular amalgamated monster, and has appeared in subsequent episodes since then. In earlier seasons, he acts as an antagonist, but in later seasons, he acts as an antihero and has since become part of the main cast. He has the personality of a bodybuilder, as he likes to flex, and also uses bodybuilding terms a lot. He also likes to impress others, particularly the female foods.
  • Passion Fruit (voiced by Justine Ezarik) - Passion Fruit is sweet and sassy, and is Orange's love interest - although Orange constantly refuses to admit he is in love with her out of embarrassment.
  • Grandpa Lemon (voiced by Kevin Brueck) - An elderly lemon who constantly falls asleep and has a tendency to mishear words. Like Grapefruit, Grandpa Lemon died in his first appearance, being sliced and juiced into a glass of lemonade, but was brought back to life in "Frankenfruit" and has appeared in subsequent episodes since then. In the High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange episode "Veggie Zombies", a character called Grandma Lime was mentioned by Grandpa Lemon, which is presumed to be his wife, although it is unconfirmed whether or not she is currently living or deceased, as she was never mentioned again in the franchise.


  • Knife (voiced by Kevin Nalty, singing voice by Peter Coffin) - A knife who often kills various foods against his will - and not only is he terrified of the fact he is used to mutilate food, but also is terrified of a cruel knife sharpener who seems to find amusement in Knife's suffering.
  • Liam the Leprechaun (portrayed by Bob Jennings) - A short-tempered leprechaun who's always losing his pot of gold, and ever since his first encounter with Orange, he has become one of his most bitter enemies. He has his own YouTube channel. In early episodes of the series, Orange refers to him as the "Jolly Green Giant".
  • ZOOM (voiced by Bob Jennings) - An energy drink. His recurring one-liner is, "EXTREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEME!". ZOOM also appears in the Annoying Orange App Game, "Splatter Up!".
  • ZIP (voiced by Aaron Massey) - Another energy drink like ZOOM, stated by the latter that ZIP contains more energy per ounce. Like ZOOM, ZIP appears as a power-up in the Annoying Orange App Game, "Splatter Up!".
  • ZOOP (voiced by Bob Jennings, and later Aaron Massey) - Yet another energy drink, but also the combination of both ZOOM and ZIP.
  • Squash (voiced by Dane Boedigheimer) - A nervous butternut squash who always ends up inadvertently falling onto various foods and crushing them to death, much to his horror and disgust, as he doesn't even intend to hurt or kill anyone.
  • Copper Lincoln (voiced by Bob Jennings) - A miniature copper statue of Abraham Lincoln, who is incredibly fond of break-dancing and was birthed from an ordinary penny after it was swallowed and coughed up by a magical oyster.
  • Dr. Bananas (voiced by Aaron Massey) - A brilliant, yet somewhat insane banana scientist - whose inventions have been known to be incredible achievements, or to cause certain death.
  • Nude Dude (voiced by Jack Douglass, later Kevin Brueck) - An apple who became permanently naked after being put into an electric peeler. It is revealed in "Barewolf" that he is a werewolf.
  • Captain Obvious (voiced by Steve Zaragoza) - A sea captain onion who always points out the obvious, much to the annoyance of others.
  • Lou the Tick (voiced by Michael Wingate) - A conspiracy theorist tick who lives in a shelter, always worrying about aliens possibly taking over Earth.
  • Orange's Sister (voiced by Jess Lizama) - Also referred to as Sissy, Orange's sister is just as annoying as him.
  • Gaming Grape (voiced by Shannon Jones) - A young grape who loves to play video games on his PS4 and other game consoles, much to the chagrin of his mother and his sports fanatic older brother, Game Ball. He mostly appears on the Annoying Orange Gaming channel.
  • Sour Rangers - These four sour candies that resemble Sour Patch Kids are parodies of the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, and have saved the kitchen from the threat of domination or destruction by various villains, including Marshageddon, Lord Bread, and Chivan Stews, via the use of their powers, as well as their Gourds (which are parodies of Zords), which can be used to form Megagourd (parody of the Megazord). So far, they have starred in four episodes chronicling their adventures.
    • Red (voiced by Steven Zurita) - The team leader, Red seems to be somewhat of a braggart and also seems to be the strongest of the four. His Gourd is a zucchini, and was gifted the power of the Mussel Chowdergourd in the fourth episode.
    • Pink (voiced by Shira Lazar) - Pink is a gymnast and the sole female member of the team. Her Gourd is a pumpkin, and was gifted the power of the Oyster Chowdergourd in the fourth episode.
    • Yellow (voiced by Kevin Brueck) - Yellow serves as the brains of the team. His Gourd is a squash, and was gifted the power of the Clam Chowdergourd in the fourth episode.
    • Green (voiced by Bob Jennings) - Green is the always-ignored voice of reason, as his logical ideas on how to deal with villains are always shot down by his teammates, even though they would be very effective, much to his chagrin. His Gourd is a courgette, and was gifted the power of an unknown Chowdergourd in the fourth episode (presumed to be a scallop).


"Orange Coin" episode

The first Annoying Orange episode was released 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, TV shows and films. These include:

Other channels

  • All of the main characters in Annoying Orange (except for Apple) have their own YouTube channel.

Annoying Orange Gaming

  • On Annoying Orange's Gaming channel, everybody else does gaming videos. (original launch: Midget Apple)

AO Kids

An Annoying Orange channel made for young kids who want to learn things. (original launch: Passion Fruit)


  • On Pear's channel, he does extreme challenges that end in failure, disaster or horror.


  • On Marshmallow's channel, they show 10 min. videos and outtakes from "The Marshmallow Show".


  • On Grapefruit's channel, he shows himself cutting his core, needless to say this channel didn't last a very long time.*

Grandpa Lemon

  • On Grandpa Lemon's channel, he does a show called "Grinds My Rind", and he also does some gaming videos.


  • On Squash's channel, he shows himself squashing things called "Squashing Things with Squash".

Other series

The Juice

The Juice is a talk show series where Orange, Midget Apple, Pear, Grapefruit and Marshmallow discuss a question sent in from the audience. A special Halloween episode of The Juice was aired October 14, 2013. The questions were:

  • Episode 1 - What do you want to be? Vampire, Werewolf, or Ghost?
  • Episode 2 - If you were all stuck on an island, who would you vote for to get eaten first?
  • Halloween Special - What is your biggest fear?
  • 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.)
  • Episode 5 - If you had to make one holiday permanent for the rest of time, would you choose Christmas, Halloween, or Easter?
  • Episode 6 - If you could have one thing to have for the rest of your lives, would you want hands, legs, or ears?
  • Episode 7 - What video game character would you choose to be?


Foodsplosion is a parody game show that lasted for nine shows that ran from September 2, 2013 to March 13, 2015. In the game, a fruit is a player and Orange, who is the host, asks him/her a question and they have ten seconds to answer. This is a win-win scenario where the player wins regardless of how they do (although the player usually answers incorrectly). The prizes on the show however, are typically hazardous materials to fruits such as knives, blenders, and chainsaws. In the end, the player gets shredded, cut, or exploded by his/her "prize". Then, there is an instant slow-motion replay of the destruction.

Ask Orange

Ask Orange is a series of episodes where people got to ask questions which were answered by Orange and his friends. 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. There are currently 40 episodes of Ask Orange as of April 20, 2018. 3 Christmas episodes were aired in December 2014 – 2016. There are even two Halloween episode in October 2016 - 2017. Currently, it is a recurring series.

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. In the final episode, Ned gets to meet Orange, only to be rubbed out by an eraser. Following this, Orange announced that The Marshmallow Show would replace The Misfortune of Being Ned's time-slot, much to Ned's dismay.

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:

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.

Trailer Trashed

Annoying Orange Trailer Trashed is a series of episodes in which Orange, Pear, Midget Apple, Marshmallow and sometimes Grapefruit, in the style of Mystery Science Theater 3000, watch a movie trailer and comment on it. This is generally regarded as them trashing the trailer, hence the name Trailer Trashed.

Movie trailers:

Video game trailers:

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.

The Adventures of Buttman


HOW2 is a series of many episodes in which Orange and Pear teach everyone to do anything, which is both education and comedy. While Pear gives useful and proper advice, Orange gives advice that is misleading, confusing, or off-topic. It was released on January 27, 2016 (2016-01-27) with How To Tie a Tie, and despite that Orange ends much of the videos by surviving an explosion of TNT - in How to Make a Halloween Costume on October 11, 2017 (2017-10-11), Pear ended the video with TNT due to Orange going overboard with terms of cows, which has become a running gag since How to be a Rapper on August 2, 2017 (2017-08-02). As of February 14, 2018 (2018-02-14), there have been 100 HOW2 episodes. There were 3 Christmas/New Year specials in 2016, 4 in 2017, 1 in 2018 and 12 Halloween/Shocktober-themed episodes, four in 2016, 2017, & 2018 each. As of August 1, 2018 (2018-08-01), there have been 125 HOW2 episodes. In How to Make a Perfect Snowball on January 4, 2017 (2017-01-04), Orange copied Pear for Steps 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 9.

Emoji Raps

The Emoji Raps star Orange rapping about several things using emojis, including himself. The first rap was released on July 3, 2017 (2017-07-03). As of December 18, 2017 (2017-12-18), there have been eleven raps. The eighth rap was a Bendy-themed rap, which was on October 12, 2017 (2017-10-12), the ninth rap was Marshmallow rapping instead, which was on November 6, 2017 (2017-11-06) and the eleventh one was Christmas-themed, which was on December 18, 2017 (2017-12-18).

Annoying Orange Challenges

On September 18, 2017 (2017-09-18), Orange released a series of challenges from the fans' comments and made a series about it that are very extreme, such as the 3 a.m. challenges. As of February 4, 2018 (2018-02-04), there are seven challenges.


On every October from 2013 Onwards, horror / Halloween episodes are released to celebrate the month of Halloween. Pear is one of a few characters who happens to hate Shocktober, as first stated in the episode "The Deviled Egg". This particular fact was even answered in an Ask Orange question in "Ask Orange 9". In later years, Shocktober would also be involved in the Annoying Orange Gaming Channel, in which the characters mostly play Horror Games, games that are scary, or games that are not really scary but are still meant to celebrate Halloween; whether it'd be a videogame, an online web game, a downloadable game, DLC for a game, a fan game, and more.

Thanksgiving Episodes & Thanksgiving Series

The Annoying Orange has been known to release Thanksgiving Episodes. According to all the foods in the kitchen, Thanksgiving is one of the most dangerous days of the year for foods.

  • ThanksGaming (Series)
  • Turducken (Episode; Released on November 7, 2014)
  • Black Friday (5-Part Series; Released from November 23 through 27, 2015; Thanksgiving takes place in Part 4 of the series, which was released on November 26, 2015.)
  • Gobble! Gobble! (Episode; Released on November 18, 2016)
  • PilGRIM Reaper (Episode; Released on November 17, 2017)
  • Thanksgiving Can Stuff It! (Episode; Released on November 16, 2018)

X-Massacre / Christ-Massacre

From November 24, 2017 (2017-11-24) until December 22, 2017, X-Massacre, also called Christ-Massacre, was released. This series is about different types of food being killed and served for a Christmas dinner. Each episode would feature a food from the Christmas Dinner list on the refrigerator. This list is what the foods of the kitchen call the "X-Massacre List" / "Christ-Massacre List". Whenever a food from the list would be killed, that food gets crossed out from the list.

  1. Limp Biscuit (November 24, 2017 (2017-11-24)) (Item Crossed Out: Crescent Rolls)
  2. Orange Beans (December 1) (Item Crossed Out: Green Bean Casserole)
  3. Nutcracking the Code (December 8) (Items Crossed Out: Chestnuts and Egg Nog)
  4. Figgy Pudding (December 15) (Item Crossed Out: Figgy Pudding)
  5. Pig Out (December 22) (Items Crossed Out: Ham and Carrots)

This series had also been reuploaded in the form of a Saturday Supercut on December 30, 2018, 8 days after when the 5th & final episode of the series aired. It basically has all the episodes combined as one, being exactly the same, albeit with a different question of the day at the end of the Supercut.


On September 22, 2017 (2017-09-22), a new series was released where Pear tries to read classical children's stories and fairy tales, only for Orange to make up his own versions (which the plots are often odd or confusing), much to Pear's chagrin, which started with the second episode on January 5, 2018 (2018-01-05). One episode sees Grapefruit reading a story, only for Marshmallow to twist the story up. Marshmallow appeared in a few later episodes as well

Stories and notable differences:

  1. Hansel and Gretel - E.T. from the film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is added into the story, and elements from the film are referenced by Orange multiple times.
  2. Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Goldilocks' hair is really gold chains with bike locks and she keeps other people's bikes secured. The chairs in the Three Bears' home are an electric chair and two ejector seats. There are also three boom-boxes in place of beds. The Three Bears maul and eat Goldilocks after returning home and bears end up taking over the entire planet.
  3. The Three Little Pigs - The first pig's house is made of boogers, the second pig's house adheres to OSHA regulations, and the third pig's house is made out of clones of actor Bruce Willis. In addition, the Wolf uses explosives to destroy each pig's house, including the third one.
  4. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Snow White was actually multiple dwarves in a trenchcoat on stilts - and not only are there more than seven dwarves, but most aren't even actual dwarves, and are rather fictional characters, celebrities, and even a few historical figures. Not only that, but a whole stash of TNT is inside the trenchcoat, which explodes at the end of the story.
  5. Jack and the Beanstalk - The magic beans that Jack buys are eaten by a cow after being tossed out the window, causing the cow to grow into a cow-stalk, which Jack climbs to find a barn in the clouds, full of cow pies, which is inhabited by a giant cow who takes the place of the Giant from the original story.
  6. The Emperor's New Clothes - Orange throws in product placement for Annoying Orange merchandise throughout the story.
  7. The Little Mermaid - Orange makes Sebastian from the Disney film adaptation the main focus of the story, although Ariel is added into the story later; in addition, Sebastian is given multiple additional legs by Ursula, and Ariel is given even more legs than Sebastian was given
  8. The Ugly Duckling - The Ugly Duckling (nicknamed "Ugmo") grows up to become supermodel Cindy Crawford, and the story turns into a commercial for hundred-dollar-bills near the end.
  9. Beauty and the Beast - The Beast is actually a lizard-person. Annoying Orange and Pear are added into the story when Orange questions if any of the Beast's servants were turned into food.
  10. The Tortoise and the Hare - Instead of a footrace, the titular characters participate in a martial arts match - and both the Tortoise and the Hare get body part transplants to give themselves advantages during training montages inspired by the film Rocky; the Tortoise gets the legs of Usain Bolt, the wings of a bat, and the head of Arthur Fonzarelli, while the Hare gets wheels for legs and a cannon for an arm, which he uses to easily win the fight against the Tortoise.
  11. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Orange combines a bunch of stories and animals together.
  12. The Boy Who Cried Wolf - The wolf was a horse.
  13. A Christmas Carol - A bunch of ghosts and other characters come into scrooge's house.
  14. Humpty Dumpty - Humpty gets fixed up.
  15. Aladdin - The genie is a puppy.
  16. Cinderella - Wrecking balls, ice road truckers and werewolfs are added in the story
  17. Rapunzel - Radishes were added to the story

Saturday Supercut

Releasing every Saturday, Orange uploads a collection of a series of older videos, like HOW2 or all of his Wazzup videos, for example.

Orange Approved

Orange Approved is a series of videos that is approved by Annoying Orange. Since 2018, the series is made up of reuploads of past videos of the series creator Daneboe's channel.


AO VS. is a series of videos in which Orange battles many familiar video game and movie characters. Several examples of this include Flappy Bird, Duck Hunt, The Legend of Zelda, Aladdin and Toy Story.

Top 5

Top 5 is a series of videos in which Orange counts down the top five ways of doing the most randomness stuff such as making money, pranking someone on Halloween or getting out of doing homework, much to the others' annoyance.

Puns and Jokes

Puns and Jokes is a series of videos in which Orange tells various jokes to several other existing properties. The series is currently made up of four episodes in which Orange tells jokes about Super Mario Brothers, Baldi's Basics, SpongeBob SquarePants and Five Nights at Freddys.

A Day in the Life of

A Day in the Life of is a series in which follows certain characters as they go their daily lives.

Reaction Videos

Reaction videos are a series of videos in which Annoying Orange and Pear react to hilarious stuff such as images on the internet or some of their previously successful episodes. Orange would usually tell jokes and misleading info during the video much to Pear's annoyance.


LEGO'd is a series of videos in which Annoying Orange and his friends are LEGO animated. The series would include both original LEGO animations and LEGO recreations of past videos.

Crappy Captioned

Crappy Captioned is a seriess of videos in which past AO videos are recreated and re-recorded using the Google automatic captions which are "terrible" in the cast's opinion

Grapefruit Art Critic

Grapefruit Art Clinic is a series of videos in which Grapefruit shows a collection of Annoying Orange fan art sent in by the series' fanbase.

Joke Book

Joke Book is a series of videos in which Orange uses a joke book to come up with even more annoying puns and jokes much to the other fruits' frustration.


Facts! was a series of 10 videos in which Jon Bailey describes a bunch of crazy facts with even crazier animations

Annoying History

On July 31st, 2019, a new series of videos called Anaoying History was created. Like How2 it is both education and comedy. Pear gives truthful wise information while Orange gives confusing off-topic information that would drive Pear insane. So far there have been two episodes.

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, (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.


Creator Dane Boedigheimer (right)

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.[3] 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.[4]

The first Annoying Orange video was initially meant to be the only one on YouTube. However, many viewers requested more videos,[2][5] 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.[6][7] On April 26, 2010, the series had over 108 million views on YouTube.[2][8][9] In June 2010, the channel had received 137 million views.[5] By August 13, 2010, it had received 1 million subscribers. In June 2011, the channel was ranked as the eighth most subscribed and 30th most viewed, with more than 2,000,000 subscribers.[10][11] On January 13, 2012, the series hit 1 billion channel views and 2.3 million subscribers.[12][13] The Annoying Orange YouTube channel currently has over 6 million subscribers.

Despite the web series's popularity with sections of the public, it has received generally unfavorable reviews from critics. Liz Shannon Miller considered the show to be "annoying for many reasons."[14] 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."[15] called the show "idiotic" and "creepy as hell",[16] while other publications have referred to it as "third grade humor."[2]

In 2014 The Annoying Orange YouTube Channel was listed on New Media Rockstars Top 100 Channels, ranked at #32.[17]


The success of the series had received attention from a 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.[18] Boedigheimer and Grove were later sued by H2M in May 2013 for allegedly copying the character.[19] No information has been made public regarding the status of the dispute.


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.[20] 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.[21] 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.[22]


Annoying Orange comics are published by Papercutz.

  1. Secret Agent Orange (December 11, 2012)- Note: Reference to James Bond. Parody of Special Agent Oso.
  2. 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'?".
  3. Pulped Fiction (August 27, 2013)- Note: Parody of Pulp Fiction.
  4. Tales of the Crisper (January 14, 2014)- Note: Parody of Tales from the Crypt.
  5. Fifty Shades of Orange (April 8, 2014)- Note: Parody of Fifty Shades of Grey.
  6. My Little Baloney (August 5, 2014)- Note: Parody of My Little Pony.

Television series

The Annoying Orange got a TV series on Cartoon Network, and it ran from 2012 to 2014.


Kitchen Carnage

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 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.

Splatter Up

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 one that does not appear in this game but appear in Kitchen Carnage is 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 Boedigheimer to take legal action to get paid. Due to this, the series has had a notably smaller budget since then.

TV series

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 Pop Max
  Malaysia November 30, 2013 Cartoon Network
  Israel December 2013 Comedy Central Israel
  England January 2, 2018 MTV
  Poland January 2, 2018 MTV
  Thailand TBA Disney XD


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