Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island

Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island
Genre Comedy
Created by Sammy Oriti & Don Oriolo
Written by Ray DeLaurentis & William Schifrin
Directed by Matt Danner & Michael Hack
Starring Rob Paulsen
Michael Donovan
Eric Bauza
Tracey Moore (first two episodes)
Britt McKillip (rest of series)
Brian Drummond
David Kaye
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 13 (26 segments) (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Sander Schwartz
Producer(s) Aaron Simpson & Margaret Dean
Kathy Page (associate)
Running time 21 minutes (whole)
10 minutes (segments)
Original network Kids' WB
Original release September 17, 2005 (2005-09-17) – May 27, 2006 (2006-05-27)

Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island (or simply Coconut Fred) was a Saturday morning children's show that aired on Kids' WB[1] in the United States, from September 17, 2005 to May 27, 2006. The show was produced by Warner Bros. Animation.

Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island takes place on an island inhabited exclusively by fruit. The residents enjoy their own tropical paradise without a care in the world; they must share their peaceful utopia with the joyfully strange Coconut Fred, a whimsical, blissfully foolish coconut with the special ability to materialize anything he thinks about. The plot revolves around the adventures of Fred and his friends, as his boundless imagination springs to life while his friends struggle to cover up the collateral.

Main characters

Main characters of the series.



Despite some critics praising the animation and creativity, as well as some elements of the comedy, the series has been criticized for its often loud, over-the-top humor. Joly Herman of Common Sense Media posted a review of Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island on The review describes the show as "the TV equivalent of sugary cereal, and nothing more", and proceeded to give the show two stars out of five.[2]

Rob Paulsen, who voiced the main character Coconut Fred, stated that he does not like to remember voicing the character, and said that it was nothing more than a shameless SpongeBob SquarePants knockoff.

Due to the extremely negative feedback that the show received, the originally 13-episode first season was cut short to nine episodes, and the show went on a 5-month hiatus. The final four episodes were branded as Season Two, and the extremely short second season aired throughout May 2006 after which the series was cancelled.

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 9 September 17, 2005 November 26, 2005
2 4 May 6, 2006 May 27, 2006


Season 1 (2005)

No. Title Original air date Production
1"No News is Good News / Master of Disaster"September 17, 2005 (2005-09-17)101
Coconut Fred becomes a news reporter / A new volcano is on the island and the gang must stop it before it erupts.
2"A Bad Case of The Fruitcups / Fruity Booty"October 29, 2005 (2005-10-29)105
A certain fruit on the island catches the hiccups / Fred and the banana brothers go on a Treasure Hunt.
3"Fruit Canal / Lemon Overboard"October 1, 2005 (2005-10-01)103
Bingo Cherry needs to go to the dentist after he gets a toothache / Fred tries to help out Wedgie.
4"Fred Rules! / Monster Island"October 8, 2005 (2005-10-08)104
Mr. Greenrind leaves Fred in charge of the rules board / Fred and the gang visit Monster Island.
5"Nutcase / One Bad Apple"November 5, 2005 (2005-11-05)106
Fred becomes a detective / Butchy intimidates the island and especially Bingo Cherry.
6"Hocus Pocus Lack of Focus / Amuse-Otel"September 24, 2005 (2005-09-24)102
Fred tries to be a magician / Fred builds a cross between an amusement park and a hotel, and gets Mr. Greenrind to come along.
7"Bananas For Golf / Fruitball Heroes"November 12, 2005 (2005-11-12)107
Mr. Greenrind just wants to spend a peaceful day golfing, but Fred and the banana brothers ruin his plans / The gang plays Fruitball at the Island Stadium.
8"A Cold Day on Fruit Salad Island / Five Nuts and a Baby"November 19, 2005 (2005-11-19)108
Fred gets sick during the Island Carnival, and has to find a cure before the carnival is over / The gang finds a Fruit Bat and try to parent it.
9"Banana Cabana / Coconut Freds"November 26, 2005 (2005-11-26)109
The Banana Brothers are left to repair Mr. Greenrind's door after destroying it / Coconut Fred finds a magical printer and makes duplicates of himself with it.

Season 2 (2006)

No. Title Original air date Production
10"Captain Nut and the Power Fruits"May 6, 2006 (2006-05-06)110

Fred and the gang become Super Heroes.

Note: This was the first and only double-length episode.
11"Monkey Business / Sir Nutalot"May 13, 2006 (2006-05-13)111

A rude baboon upsets the Fruits of the island / After Fred and the gang wish to be in the video game, they have to rescue Princess Greenrind (Mr. Greenrind as Princess Peach) from Butchy (as Bowser).

Note: Sir Nutalot was the only episode to receive positive feedback for heavily parodying the Super Mario franchise.
12"One Fruit's Trash is Another Fruit's Treasure / Turn on Your Nut Light"May 20, 2006 (2006-05-20)112
The fruits fight over who's going to keep a treasure chest / Fred summons an alien.
13"The Ripley Van Ripend Book of World Records / Frozen in Time"May 27, 2006 (2006-05-27)113
Sad that he is the only islander to not have broken a record, Fred tries to attain a world record / The Fruits travel through time.

Awards and nominations

In 2006, the series was nominated for 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program and Outstanding Sound Editing - Live Action and Animation at the 33rd Daytime Emmy Awards.


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