The Annoying Orange

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  • TV-G
  • 2009
  • 6 Seasons
  • 2.9  (2,155)

The Annoying Orange is an innovative and boundary-pushing combination of live-action and animation that sees the ubiquitous, anthropomorphic citrus fruit transition from internet sensation to television screen. The show had its initial run from 2009 and was aired on Cartoon Network, featuring an eclectic and notable cast including Dane Boedigheimer (as Orange), Justine Ezarik, Wilson Cleveland, Anthony Padilla, James Caan, and Kevin Nalty.

As the title suggests, the titular character, Orange, is confidently and hilariously annoying. This simple premise is executed with whimsical humor and a knack for pushing the envelope. Loud-mouthed and incredibly cheeky, Orange is known for his inexhaustible energy, penchant for annoying his friends, and breaking the fourth wall, which allows the audience to feel as if they are part of the show. Orange's one-liners and puns, while can be frustrating for his fellow characters, are staples of the show's humor and appeal enormously to the target audience.

The plot revolves around Orange and his friends living their idiosyncratic lives in a supermarket while going through comedy-filled adventures, challenges, and often finding themselves in problematic situations. The interaction between the fruits and vegetables in the kitchen, combined with their word plays and puns, promises a hilarious viewing experience for children and adults alike. Some notable recurrent characters include Pear (Dane Boedigheimer), Apple (Kevin Nalty), and Passion Fruit (Justine Ezarik).

The series is notable for its groundbreaking use of technology, combining live action, animation, and puppetry to bring objects in a kitchen to life. Created by Dane Boedigheimer, the show started as a web series on YouTube, and its popularity led to its acquisition by Cartoon Network. The translation from the internet to television has allowed for more complex plots and a broader cast of characters, while still preserving the humor and charm that made the web series so popular.

Wilson Cleveland lends his voice to the character of Knife, a recurring character in the series, while renowned actor James Caan voices the character of Tomato. Voice actress and YouTube personality Justine Ezarik is the voice behind Passion Fruit, and Anthony Padilla animates the character of Grapefruit. Together, these characters navigate their way through the dangerous world of the supermarket, where anything can happen.

Furthermore, the show boasts a unique combination of novel and traditional comedy. The puns and sarcastic comments delivered in slapstick comedy style make the show engaging for all ages. In addition to its humor, the show takes a creative approach to educational content. Facts about fruits, vegetables, and other foods are fluidly incorporated into the scripts, presenting learning opportunities in a fun and entertaining medium for children.

In a lot of ways, The Annoying Orange is more than just a comedy show about talking foods. It's a reflection of millennial humor and the rise of internet culture. It perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the late 2000s and early 2010s, when the internet was evolving into a platform for unique, grassroots entertainment.

Overall, the Annoying Orange is a refreshing and riotous series that shatters traditional television norms. It can be irritating, hyperactive, but its charm lies in all of this. The show offers a great combination of humor, adventure, and learning all packed into a single package, offering an unforgettable and enjoyable ride to its audience. Love it or hate it, there's no denying that The Annoying Orange left a significant mark in the television industry.

The Annoying Orange is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (254 episodes). The series first aired on October 9, 2009.

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Defending Your Fruit Cart, Part II
32. Defending Your Fruit Cart, Part II
March 17, 2014
The League of Food Overlords demand that the fruits surrender, but Orange must prevent it from happening.
Defending Your Fruit Cart, Part I
31. Defending Your Fruit Cart, Part I
March 17, 2014
The League of Food Overlords demand that the fruits surrender, but Orange must prevent it from happening.
Meet Banana Monocle
30. Meet Banana Monocle
March 10, 2014
The gang encounters a banana with a monocle. High fructose adventures ensue.
Mash of the Titans
29. Mash of the Titans
February 17, 2014
Orange and a selfish king engage in a battle royale; Viking fruits explore the sea.
Clementine's Day
28. Clementine's Day
February 10, 2014
The Valentine's Day dance is interrupted by a lovesick Ginger.
27. Fruitballs
January 27, 2014
Orange is interested in a cutey pageant, but after realizing he's not cute enough to win, he tricks Midget Apple into coming.
Shakesparagus Speare
26. Shakesparagus Speare
January 20, 2014
Shakesparagus Speare is inspired to write a masterpiece, which Orange dislikes.
Fruitsy the Snowfruit
25. Fruitsy the Snowfruit
December 4, 2013
Everyone but Orange welcomes the merriment of Fruitsy the Snowfruit.
Thanksfornothing Day
24. Thanksfornothing Day
November 26, 2013
Memories of a past Thanksgiving dishearten the fruits; the fruits make an all-inclusive holiday special.
Little Cart of Scaries
23. Little Cart of Scaries
October 30, 2013
When Nerville brings a ravenous Venus Fruit Trap plant into the shop it's up to Orange to warn the other fruits of this danger in their midst - but a tempting offer makes him reconsider saving his friends.
Bat's All, Fruits!
22. Bat's All, Fruits!
October 23, 2013
Vampire Fruit Bat makes an appearance at Fruit-O-Ween; Apple wins a vacation to Fruitastic Island and takes his friends with him.
21. Peartergeist
October 16, 2013
When Orange calls for spooky spirits, the fruit must drive the ghosts from Daneboe's.
Hungry Fruit Games
20. Hungry Fruit Games
October 9, 2013
Orange and Passion attempt to escape a deadly game.
Orange Say Knock You Out
19. Orange Say Knock You Out
October 2, 2013
Orange takes on some sandwiches in a rap battle who want to take on Daneboe's...even if nothing rhymes with Orange!
18. Armagourdon
September 25, 2013
The denizens of Daneboe's are off to space to take care of an asteroid before it hits the Earth.
Orange Julius Caesar
17. Orange Julius Caesar
September 18, 2013
Gladiator Orange basks in the glory of the arena.
Cereal Killer
16. Cereal Killer
September 11, 2012
Orange and Pear investigate the crushing of Crispy Cereal; dancing is prohibited in the produce section, so the gang rally behind a rebellious strip of bacon to overturn the rule.
15. Fruiturama
August 7, 2013
While Orange is trapped in a freezer, the other fruits begin to miss him. Nerville falls in love in prehistoric times.
Further Adventures of Sherleek Holmes
14. Further Adventures of Sherleek Holmes
July 31, 2013
Orange and Pear hire a famous detective to find their missing luggage in London; Orange's parents visit, influencing him to create a ruse to make himself seem more successful.
King Croco
13. King Croco
July 24, 2013
Coconut is transformed into a monster by a meteor.
Everybody Loves Cabbage
12. Everybody Loves Cabbage
July 17, 2013
Orange can't speak when he tries to share Cabbage's evil plans.
Fruitdependence Day
11. Fruitdependence Day
June 26, 2013
It's Fruitdependence Day, and Grandpa Lemon shares an educational (and oddly touching) story about the history of Amerifruit.
10. Avocadotar
June 20, 2013
Nerville is feeling isolated because he's human and turns to an evil alien for help; dancing is banned in the produce section, so the gang rally behind a rebellious strip of bacon to overturn the rule.
Orange, James Orange
9. Orange, James Orange
June 13, 2013
Orange takes on a villain whose plotting to thaw all the frozen food in the market; Orange's parents visit, prompting him to concoct a ruse to make himself seem more successful.
Marshmallow Wedding
8. Marshmallow Wedding
June 6, 2013
The gang attend a wedding; Nerville's mind is hijacked by a cleaning robot.
Orange's Run
7. Orange's Run
May 30, 2013
Orange causes trouble in the future; Orange has nightmares about a monster who juices fruits from the inside.
The Island of Dr. Fruitenstein
6. The Island of Dr. Fruitenstein
May 23, 2013
The fruit joins Apple on his trip to Fruitastic Island.
Little Foodie Cutie
5. Little Foodie Cutie
May 16, 2013
Orange encourages Midget Apple to compete in a pageant; Pear manipulates Orange into undertaking a pointless quest.
My Name Is Orange
4. My Name Is Orange
March 28, 2013
Orange has less than 24 hours to change his ways, as it is his last day to live; Orange babysits a young orange and teaches him how to be annoying.
3. Fruit-loose
March 28, 2013
Dancing is banned in the produce section, so the gang retaliates to overturn the rule; a prank war breaks out, pitting Orange and Passion Fruit against one another.
Meet the Oranges
2. Meet the Oranges
March 14, 2013
Orange's parents visit, inspiring him to falsify his success to impress them. A supermarket brawl breaks out between pirates and blue bloods.
Chief Executive Orange
1. Chief Executive Orange
March 7, 2013
Nerville gets into trouble with some loan sharks, so Orange gets an entry-level sales job to help him get out of debt
Where to Watch The Annoying Orange
The Annoying Orange is available for streaming on the Cartoon Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Annoying Orange on demand at Amazon and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 9, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    2.9  (2,155)