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This article is about the main character. for the webseries, Look no further than Real Annoying Orange.
"I'm not annoying, I'm an Orange!"
―The Annoying Orange


-The Annoying Orange

Orange (also known as the The Annoying Orange, commonly abbreviated as AO, or Real Annoying 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 the former Minnesota film student Dane Boedigheimer, the chief investment officer of Gagfilms. Orange has made appearances in almost every episode since the start of the series on Friday, October 9, 2009, which is also his birthday. Orange has yellow teeth (although in Orange After Dentist and Totally Dental, 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 includes 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. 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".


Orange is always depicted as an exasperating anthropomorphic orange. He is the central character in the Annoying Orange series, though he was 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.

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 Passion Fruit.

He currently stands as a member of Banana Monocle, a former co-announcer for The Hungry Games and Fruitbowl XLVI, current lead member of the Lords of Fruitbush, former lead singer and member of Puns n' Roses, former monarch of the Land of the Yellow Oranges, Jigsaw's former apprentice, a special guest on VidCon, an employee at Daneco, a former CEO, a former patient of Dr. Bananas', a formerly possessed supervillain, a secret agent along with Passion Fruit, a future wife of Passion Fruit's and father of a younger orange, a former apprentice of Sherleek Holmes', a detective (in Dr. Strange Plum, The Further Adventures of Sherleek Holmes and Cereal Killer), a former member of the Fruit-Tang Clan, a tribute in Hungry Fruit Games, the current spokesman for the gameshow Foodsplosion, a competitor in a kart and goat race, one of Midget Apple's partners in his detective career, a former student at FVMS a worker at the fast food chain, DaneBurgers, a member of the Orange Party (he succeeded Donald Trunk) and the current owner of the Orangecraft server.


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 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 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 little education 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 grew up on a farm, along with Passion, but he was so annoying that the other fruits kicked him out, launching him into the sky. He landed in the kitchen, and that was when he met some of his friends.

Orange was put onto the kitchen 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 towards 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 multiple 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 a 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, Apple, Coconut, 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 (at least until Monday, March 17, 2014 when it was destroyed). However, one by one, his friend's channels died, and Midget Apple's was turned into the main Annoying Orange Gaming channel. They focused on the main and gaming channels, making how2s, gaming vids, and challenges. They passed 10 million subscribers, and the Gold Play Button was replaced with the Diamond Play Button. Both were annoyed by Orange. Orange also recently revealed his backstory, along with how he feels for Passion. He's made many friends, Gaming Grape, Nude Dude, Baby Carrot, and Dr Bananas, to name a few. Orange continues to annoy random fictional or real characters, a lot, possibly through the means of dimension-hopping? In any case, one thing's for sure, he's not leaving the kitchen anytime soon!




Orange constantly thinks of Pear as his best friend. Pear has said numerous times that Orange is wrong and they are not best friends. Pear is constantly annoyed by him, like most of the other members of the kitchen crew. Pear seems to stick around, though and seems to mildly enjoy Orange’s company sometimes. However, to pear, orange can be a pain in the butt of the worst kind, interrupting him while pear’s reading, and ruining HOW2 and storytime videos, as well as constantly dropping millions of things on Pear.

Midget Apple

Orange and Little Apple (or Midget Apple as he usually calls him) got off to a rough start. Orange would constantly call Little apple Midget apple, and this would make Little apple furious. However, it is clear that they do consider each other friends, as Little Apple seems to enjoy Orange’s company- when Orange’s not making size jokes that is!


Happy and go-lucky, Marshmallow gets along with our annoying anthropomorphic orange. The two have become close friends over time, and while they might not hang out very much, they never get into arguments!


If Orange and Little Apple got off to a rocky start, then Orange and Grapefruit were that times 10! They were enemies, hating each other, fighting over Passion Fruit, but then, eventually, they learned to put up with each other, occasionally being civil to each other. Now the two of them do somewhat enjoy each other’s company, but still aren’t fully friends with the other.

Love interest Passion Fruit

Orange has had an unreturned crush on Passion Fruit since the two of them met, if only he knew that she felt the same way, but alas, he doesn’t. Surprisingly, she doesn’t know he has a crush on her either, but everyone else in the kitchen knows. Orange constantly denies his crush on Passion Fruit, but recently revealed to her that he has a crush on her in Ask Orange #62: Orange Goes Super Saiyan.


Mom and Pop

Orange’s mother is quite annoying as well (or is she?), she has two forms, annoying in the YouTube series, and not annoying in the TV show. Pop is the same way! Either way, they seem to love Orange, and he loves them back, as only a Son can love his parents.


Orange loves his sister, and she loves him too! The two of them constantly like to annoy other foods, and although Orange doesn’t always understand sister orange’s interests, the two of them get along great!


Main article: Babbling
Main article: Motorboat

To make Orange's famous babbling or nya-nya-nya-ing, 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 in the kitchen

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. Orange also likes to make raspberry sounds with his lips, imitating the sound made by a Motorboat engine. Orange often motorboats in his sleep as an alternative to snoring.


  • In the world of Annoying Orange, Oranges are considered the most annoying fruits and Orange is actually very mild for his species.[1]
  • In Previously On it is revealed that Orange is colorblind. This fact has never been repeated, however, so it is unknown if this is true.
  • In October 2014, he turned "five" years old due to his creation date.
  • Orange once went insane when he was moved to a different kitchen temporarily for a foreign exchange program. all the fruits there were inanimate and Orange talked for them. When they got knifed, Orange went insane, and was in a straight jacket when he went back to the normal kitchen.
  • Orange has a brother named I.R. This was revealed during an episode of crappy captioned.
  • In draw my life, it was revealed that Orange had known Passion Fruit since the two of them were kids.
  • Orange is a supporter of the orange party, a political party started by Donald Trunk.
  • Orange has very bad dental hygiene, and his teeth are yellow. He occasionally gets them whitened.
  • Orange can motorboat until he passes out, this is shown in Annoying Orange - Tough Enough.
  • If Orange holds his laugh too hard, his brain will be fried until someone or something makes him laugh. This is shown in Annoying Orange - Try Not to Laugh Challenge.


Main Characters Recurring Characters TV Exclusive Characters
Orange Apple Nerville
Pear Squash Apple
Midget Apple Knife Coconut
Marshmallow Liam the Leprechaun Peach
Passion Fruit Captain Obvious Tomato
Grapefruit Nude Dude Banana
Grandpa Lemon Dr. Bananas Pineapple
Orange's Sister Zoom Ginger
Corey Gaming Grape Broccoli Overlord
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