If you haven’t had a chance to watch the thousands of youtube videos of these guys, you’ve been missing out.
My sons were playing with my iPad one day, and suddenly I hear this horribly annoying voice saying “Hey Apple. Hey Apple. Hey Apple. Knife!” Reluctantly, I approach. They’re cracking up. So I take the iPad and watch it for myself. It’s adorable. Perfectly titled, perfectly voiced, perfectly annoying!
A few weeks later, a friend and I are at Walmart when she yells out, “Hey! The orange guy!” The shelf is filled with Annoying Orange toys. My son starts yelling with excitement. He’s 2. He can’t talk very well. But he can certainly say “Annoying Orange!,” and all of Walmart knows it. (And by the way, they have Men’s Boxer Shorts now too!)
So, at $7.99 each, I cringe at how my husband will react and put them in the cart. Through the store, my son continues to squeeze them so they blurt out “Wassuuupppp!” and “You’re an Apple.” People are staring. My son is beaming with happiness. When my 5 year old gets home, all craziness ensues. They are making them interact with eachother. And then…. the commercial plays.
Cartoon Network announces the premiere of Annoying Orange coming for June 11, 2012. Yes! Everyone is smiling now.
We watch. It’s only 15 minutes! We’re all horribly disappointed. What a let-down. Couldn’t they have at least lumped 2 of them together? And really, they aren’t as funny either.
Lastnight, the episode involved knight fighting, and a brief glimpse of how Orange and Passionfruit feel about eachother. But other than that, it was a waste of 15 minutes. I actually looked forward to MadTV to follow it so I might get a chuckle.
Now Annoying Orange isn’t as much of a big deal in our household. And ironically, Orange stopped talking this morning after my son threw him at the wall. So I guess Orange has out-stayed his welcome already. Time to move on.
But I will continue to grab a peek at them on YouTube. Some of the ones we’ve seen there are hysterical! I recommend looking them up.