The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange is a live-action/animated series based on The Annoying Orange web series. It is created by Dane Boedighiemer and Mike Boedighiemer.
The show follows the lives of Orange and friends: Pear, Passion Fruit, Midget/Little Apple, Marshmallow, Apple, Grandpa Lemon and the (sometimes) antagonistic Grapefruit. The show diverges from the YouTube series in that the Fruit Gang live on a Fruit Stand in a supermarket called Daneboe's (a reference to the creator Dane Boedigheimer) rather than in Dane Boedigheimer's Kitchen.
A reoccurring character from the Annoying Orange YouTube series called Nerville (played by internet personality Toby Turner) now runs the supermarket (mainly as the Janitor), and is the only human who can talk to the fruit (though other people dismiss it as insanity). Another divergence from the Web Series is that there is the same violence, and acts of Knife that kill the characters and Misadventures of the fruit as they face evil zombie vegetables, alien broccoli, various movie and TV Show parodies and other weird characters as well.
Season 1 premiered on May 28, 2012 with "Marshmalia" and ended on March 28, 2013 with "My Name is Orange".
Season 2 began on May 16, 2013 with "Little Foodie Cutie" and ended on March 17, 2014 with "Defending Your Fruit Cart".
A sneak peek was aired on May 28, 2012, and the series officially premiered on June 11, 2012 as Television's #1 Telecast of the Day Among Boys 6-11. In its first two weeks, the show averaged nearly 2.5 million viewers.
Despite the show success, the Annoying Orange has received mixed to negative response from critics. The show has been spotlighted by some critics as an example of the decline in television quality in the recent trend of broadcasted adaptions of web shows, but criticism focused on the show's characters, storyline, its usage of celebrity guest stars and the episode concepts.
A review by Common Sense Media reviewer Lien Murakami noted that the show's "Name calling, rude humor will delight tweens, not parents." Curt Wagner thought that the show was "just as obnoxious as the title claims", who also criticized the bad puns and "other kitchen/supermarket/anywhere-they-roam carnage".