On Oct. 9, 2009, an independent comedy producer in California named Dane Boedigheimer uploaded a video onto YouTube featuring a mischievous orange goading an irritated apple. "Hey Apple, you look fruity," says the orange. "Yeah, that was hilarious," says the apple. Ten months later, The Annoying Orange is the most popular scripted Web series so far in 2010, according to Visible Measures, an independent Web video measuring firm. Its 41 episodes have been viewed more than 200 million times.