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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Salad Fingers

Salad Fingers - ever heard of this awesome cartoon?

I would call it a horror and creepy flash cartoon that was created by a British cartoonist, David Firth in 2004. Salad Fingers gained rapid popularity in 2005 and was ranked among the Top 10 pop culture phenomena for that year. It originally appeared on Newgrounds, where I first saw it, but then later uploaded to YouTube.


The cartoon revolves around the eponymous Salad Fingers, a schizophrenic, green thin man who inhabits a desolate world.

It doesn't stop there...the music! Oh boy the music...how it completes the total eeriness of the cartoon.  David Firth actually uses his own music, for example when Salad Fingers gets scared the music that is played is Firth playing the guitar but slowed down and reversed.


The main character is a bald hunchbacked humanoid who speaks with a Northern accent. His long, strangely-shaped fingers are his most notable feature. Salad Fingers is shown deriving pleasure from rubbing various objects, particularly rusty metallic ones such as spoons, taps and a kettle. Salad Fingers appears to suffer from  schizophrenia, and is unable or unwilling to distinguish between living beings and inanimate objects, and is frequently found talking to various inert articles. He often assigns such objects proper names and appears to believe that they can communicate with him directly, sometimes voicing their perceived thoughts himself. He lives alone in a small shack with the number 22 on the door. His talents include playing the flute and speaking French. It is implied that the desolate world Salad Fingers inhabits is the aftermath of the "Great War", a conflict which is referenced several times in the more recent episodes. Interestingly enough, he is quite articulate.


If you haven't already I totally recommend this little flash series! I mean comon it's only 8 episodes...bet'cha can't just watch one!

62 comments:

  1. Salad fingers is one of the best online cartoons ever :D. You should check out the men from upstairs also by David Firth.

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  2. looks cool, gonna check it out later tonight

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  3. I remember watching these long time ago. Did you look at the Salad Fingers store? The panties are hilarious.

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  4. I remember salad fingers. Boy do I ever...

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  5. i'll start folowing this. never seen salad fingers

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  6. Salad finger has scared me for years, ugh.

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  7. lol looks funny and I have nothing to do today, thanks.

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  8. Yeah I love salad fingers. Its such good stuff.

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  9. It's hard to forget Salad Fingers once you've seen it once.

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  10. I love salad fingers... i think the same guy did the mighty boosh...

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  11. never heard it before also. but i'm kinda curious on what it's about. will check it out later.

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  12. Oh yes! I remember this. It was one of the first 'fucked up' things I came to enjoy. It led me to discover what else the internet and humans had to share. Also David Firth is a pretty cool guy

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  13. My friend and I actually got one of our High School teachers hella into Salad Fingers. It was crazy.

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  14. Haha man, wave of nostalgia with this. Bizarre stuff for sure, I think appreciate the music more now than I did years ago.

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  15. This has and will always creep me out.

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  16. Nope, but I have now, and it looks hilarious!

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  17. salad fingers is most creepiest thing on internet .D

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  18. it is prettty creepy. but at the same time so cool

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  19. Looks like somthing you'd find on newgrounds

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  20. Really macabre to think about and look at. Neat idea though.

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  21. I almost poo'd myself when I first watched it. Creppy fucker.

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  22. salad fingers sounds like a bad infomercial product

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  23. Cool, and yes I've heard of it, the original website (Fat-Pie.com) has some more creepy cartoons, you should watch Milk-Man, or there's another from a guy who his life doesn't worth and he commits suicide. Most of these cartoons are very deep, I like it even when I feel that I shouldn't! Nice post man! Thanks!

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  24. i remember this from a long time ago

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  25. I love love these videos. Watched them years ago, and they call up memories of that time like smells might do. Scent memories induced by video from it being so creepy and funny.

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  26. i know salad fingers. i know him very well.

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  27. this shit is fukin creppy.

    hated it when i first saw it.

    hate it now

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  28. I remember when that first came out and trying to watch it during class lol

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  29. The style looks familiar but can't quite say I'v seen this before.

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  30. pretty classic nice twist kettle end :)

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  31. Ha I've never heard of this character, but I like it!!!

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  32. Aww man, really love Salad Fingers, but it's like really creepy! Gonna watch it now!

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  33. I hated Salad Fingers, But anything is better then Fred.

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