Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Annoying Orange was a series of YouTube videos that went viral a few years ago. Let''s call an orange an orange and recognize that it was really annoying. Wikipedia reports that it has over 4 million subscribers.
Despite the show's negative critical reception, the show's popularity after its first episode led it to become the subject of a TV series, a video game, a range of toys, and a t-shirt line. Other accessories, such as costumes of the series characters, have also appeared on the market for the company.
Students at the New Community Jewish High School of Los Angeles SAFES Club (Students Alliance for Environmental Sustainability) and NCJHS Media Arts 2 students under the direction of Roger Blonder created this Tu B'Shevat homage to the virally famous Annoying Orange. Working with Hazon.org, they turned the annoying orange and his fruity friends into a funny tutorial about Tu Bishvat, the Jewish holiday for trees, which we celebrate today!
(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS: THE VIDEO IS NOT VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY. YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)