On Wednesday, Sept. 18, NASCAR drivers Carl Edwards and Juan Pablo Montoya were forever immortalized in the Cartoon Network show called The High Fructose Adventures of the Annoying Orange. The episode, entitled All hail Emperor Orange, chronicled the rise of Orange from a mere gladiator to the almighty ruler of the Romaine Empire.
The Cartoon Network created a character specifically for Juan Pablo Montoya named Juan Papaya. Papayas are a typical tropical fruit found in Montoya’s native Colombia.
“My kids are really excited to see their dad in a Cartoon Network show," stated Montoya. "Especially Sebastian as he has watched the Annoying Orange before. It’s pretty cool to be involved with things like this. It was a lot of fun to film, and for them to actually create a character for me is a cool deal. I can’t wait to watch the episode with my family.”
During the episode, Montoya’s character takes part in the adventures as he battles against Hero Carl, Orange, Nerville and other characters in a Cherr-iot race. The voice-overs were filmed earlier this year in California while teams were in town for the race in Fontana, Calif.
The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange chronicles the adventures of Orange and pals Pear, Passion Fruit, Marshmallow, Apple, Grapefruit, Midget Apple and Nerville as they travel through time and space in their amazing fruit cart. From the Old West to the race track, Orange and crew drop into crazy adventures and are forced to squeeze their way out.
The Annoying Orange started out as an American comedy web series created by former Minnesota film student and MTV production assistant Dane Boedigheimer in 2009. It stars its creator as a humanlike orange who annoys other fruits, vegetables, and various other objects by using insulting, rude, and sometimes crude-humored jokes. 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.
Juan Pablo Montoya is currently in his seventh full-time year in the NSCS with Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates. The former Formula One Winner, CART Champion and Indianapolis 500 Winner, currently has nine pole awards, two NSCS wins, 24 top-five and 58 top-10 finishes in 244 starts. Currently, Montoya sits 20th in the NSCS standings. Next season, he returns to his open wheel roots competing in the IndyCar Series for Penske Racing.
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