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Dane Boedigheimer and the Annyoing Orange
Dane Boedigheimer and the Annyoing Orange

Fargo man's 'The Annoying Orange' rolls to Cartoon Network

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LOS ANGELES -- Cue the annoying fruit puns -- the Cartoon Network is bringing Internet phenom the Annoying Orange to cable TV.

The very popular YouTube videos, created by Fargo native and Minnesota State University Moorhead alumni Dane Boedigheimer, has racked up more than 850 million total views on its YouTube channel.

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If you have a computer you may already know this, but the Annoying Orange concerns a (crudely) animated citrus who irritates nearby foods with bad jokes and puns.

Cartoon Network plans to introduce a weekly series based on the character in 2012. In a release, the network said the show would follow Orange and his acquaintances as they travel through time in a magical food cart.

"'The Annoying Orange' and Cartoon Network were just meant to be squeezed together," Rob Sorcher, chief content officer for the network, said in a statement.

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