The Annoying Orange earns YouTube roast
Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga can welcome The Annoying Orange to their exclusive online club. The popular web series joins them by reaching the one billion total views mark on YouTube.
In honor of the achievement, several YouTube stars will roast The Annoying Orange on a special YouTube episode tomorrow.
The roast will feature appearances by popular web characters from web shows iJustine (Justine Ezarik) and The Fine Bros (Ben and Rafi Fine), as well as other guests who have appeared in The Annoying Orange kitchen since the series debuted in October 2009.
The web series, by L.A.-based The Collective, has moved from web to TV to mobile apps and has an extensive L&M program. Cartoon Network will premiere the Dane Boedigheimer and Tom Shepard co-created Annoying Orange series in 2012 as part of Cartoon Network’s original programming block and will follow Orange and his produce friends as they travel through time in a magical fruit cart.
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