Y-Guy® is an Emmy-Award winning American animated television series, created by IAmBagel and Invader Rob. The series follows the adventures of Y-Guy and his group of friends having adventures in the surrealistic city of Crazville, U.W. The series popularity promoted the release of a media franchise, and is Nickelodeon's second highest rated show, behind Spongebob Squarepants. It is 30th on the list of IGN's Top 100 Animated Series. A feature film based off the series titled Y-Guy: The Movie was released in theaters on June 10, 2005, and two sequels were released in 2007 and 2013.
The series focuses on the misadventures of Y-Guy, Mango, Hearty, Gum and Cool Dude, who live in the crazy surrealistic city of Crazville. While attempting to deal with the problems every kid faces (School, homework, responsibility, etc.) they also have to deal with pathetic and devious villains, as, unfortunately, Crazville is a hot spot for amateur villains, which includes Professor Carrotstein, their arch-nemesis.
Y-Guy (Main Article: Y-Guy): The main protagonist of the show. Despite being very brave and caring, he is very reckless and destructive. He is voiced by IAmBagel , the creator of the show.
Mango (Main Article: Mango): Y-Guy's best friend and the "wingman". At times, Mango can be a little selfish and greedy. Other times, he is very irritable and curious, and is very loyal to his friends. He is voiced by Sean Marquette
Hearty (Main Article: Hearty): A heart who Y-Guy kinda has a crush on. She is the smartest of the group, and is usually the one coming up with the plans to stop Carrotstein. She is also very tough and serious, and is somewhat of a tomboy. She is voiced by E.G. Daily
Gum (Main Article: Gum): A piece of gum who can stretch at long distances. He is often considered the scaredy-cat of the group, often overreacting and worrying. He also tends to argue with Cool Dude a lot He is voiced by David Cross
Cool Dude (Main Article: Cool Dude): One of the most popular kids in school, who thinks he is popular because of his personality, but in reality, he is only popular because if his foolish attempts to gain attention. Despite acting self-centered, he is very supportive of his friends and often encourages them. He is voiced by Neil Patrick Harris
Professor Carrotstein (Main Article: Professor Carrotstein): The main antagonist of the series. Professor Carrotstein is a living carrot, seeking revenge against the world for insulting his new carrot look, as he used to be a human. He is often grumpy and full of himself, but has shown to care for a few people. He is voiced by Dan Green and Travis Willingham also voiced him temporarily for Season 13.
RACK (Main Article: RACK): Professor Carrotstein's first creation and helper, who is an idiot. He is voiced by Jerry Trainor
Brian the Brain: Y-Guy's brain, who seems to have a mind of it's own.
Dramatic Teacher: A teacher who is addicted to dramatic music. Voiced by E.G. Daily
Froggy Pants: A minor character who is Hearty's pet frog. He so far only appeared in "A Strange Turn of Events", "How to Train Your Mango","Mango In: Donut" and "Frogs Blogs" Voiced by Jeff Bennet
Idiot Man: A fictional super hero who Y-Guy brought to life in "Super Zero Or Super Hero?". He always thinks evil is around, even when evil ISN'T around, thus causing his reckless crusade against evil, which leads him to trouble in the real world. Voiced by Billy West
Rude Dude: Cool Dude's rude cousin who hates everything. Voiced by Dee Bradley Baker
Ding-A-Ling Lerp and The Herpy-Derps: A rock band who get help from Y-Guy and the group to become famous again.
RAGE: Mango's imaginary friend. Voiced by IAmBagel
Potato: Mango's pet gorilla. Voiced by Dee Bradley Baker
Cake: Mango's cousin.
Mr. Main: A weird and bizarre man who acts like a villain, but isn't a villain. Voiced by Invader Rob
Larry Lounger: A lazy-couch potato....literally! Voiced by Jeff Bennet
Dimmy: A random classmate. Voiced by Invader Rob
Senorita Fanservice: The gang's spanish teacher.
The show was first conceived during the production of The Epic Animals in early 1997, in which IAmBagel made a rough sketch of a Y-shaped character, known at the time as "Letter Boy". IAmBagel really liked the sketch, and wanted to include it in The Epic Animals, but he couldn't think of a proper role for the character. During a casting call for voice actors for The Epic Animals in February 1997, Nickelodeon executives saw the sketch, and offered IAmBagel to make a short for there television shorts production Oh Yeah! Cartoons. IAmBagel accepted, and thought up of new characters for the short, including Mango, Hearty, Gum, and Cool Dude. IAmBagel sketched up Mango, Hearty, and Gum while his other friend animator Invader Rob sketched Cool Dude for the short. The first Y-Guy short, Humor Factor, aired as a segment on Oh Yeah! Cartoons on July 28, 1997. The short was recieved favorable by audiences and critics, so IAmBagel officaily teamed up with Invader Rob and made three more shorts: Pizza Delivery, which aired on November 14, 1997, Carl, The Bomb Fairy, which aired on June 23, 1998, and The Mango Code, which aired on February 17, 1999. In late February 1999, due to the sucess of the shorts, Nickelodeon gave IAmBagel and Invader Rob the offer to make the shorts into a half-hour, 2-segment series, and they both accepted. Y-Guy first aired on February 18, 2000.
Y-Guy's popularity started to increase during 2002, so IAmBagel and Invader Rob decided that they should make a feature film based on the series, titled "Y-Guy: The Movie" which was released on June 10, 2005. The film centers around Professor Carrotstein quitting being a villain and decides to get a new start in life, however, he then comes up with a brilliant plan: Trick Y-Guy and the gang into collecting the 5 World Elements, which he will use to power a giant robot called "The Beast". However, once they all realize it's a trick, it's up to Y-Guy and the gang to save the world. The film was a box office success and was also received positive reviews from fans and critics.
Due to the film's popularity, the crew immediately began work on "Y-Guy: The Movie 2: Rise of The Carrot" , which was originally going to have a theatrical release, but due to some production issues, the film went straight-to-DVD on November 3, 2007. The film centers around Professor Carrotstein teaming with Y-Guy's other enemies to set-up mind-control towers around the world, and now it's up to Y-Guy and the gang to stop them. It received mixed to positive reviews from fans.
In Early 2011, it was announced that a new Y-Guy film was going to be released in late 2012, but was pushed to Summer 2013. The film, titled "Y-Guy: Back in Time", follows Y-Guy and the gang, as they are sent into the past due to a freak accdient. While in the past, they meet their ancestors. They soon discover weird portals appearing in town, and when Mango enters one, he discovers that the portals lead to the year 2050, where Carrotstein is ruler of the universe, and they learn that he plans to enslave everybody from the past. So now Y-Guy and the gang must team up with their ancestors to save the past. It was released on June 14, 2013, and has recived positive reviews.
US: TV-Y7 (Seasons 1-present) TV-Y7-FV (Season 2-present), TV-PG (A few episodes) TV-PG-V (One Episode)
UK: U (Season 1-present) PG (Some episodes)
Canada: C8 (Season 1-present)
Israel: G (Season 1-present)
Netherlands: 6 (Season 1-present)
Peru: GP (Season 1-present)
Poland: 7 (Season 1-present)
South Korea: All (Season 1-present. Most Episodes) 7 (Season 1-present. Some Episodes)
Thailand: C6+ (Season 1-present)
Austrailia: G (Season 1-present)
Brazil: L (Season 1-present)
IAmBagel: Creator, Developer, Producer, Writer, Artist
Invader Rob: Co-Creator, Developer, Producer, Writer, Artist
Chromebolt: Producer, Writer, Artist
MattBoo: Writer, Producer.
Y-Guy has cross-overed with various series, the first one being a crossover with Tj's World.
Y-Guy was supposed to be colored white, not green. It was said that it was a printer typo. But since everyone liked that color for Y-Guy after they saw it, they decided to make green the color for Y-Guy
In character development, Professor Zing-Whatt was supposed to be Professor Carrotstein's wife. But the crew didn't like the idea, so they scrapped the idea, but they later decided to have the both of them dating in high school and eventually breaking up due to Carrotstein turning evil.
In character development, Mango was supposed to have no arms. But the crew didn't like idea, so they scrapped the idea. But there were several designs of him with no arms though.
Invader Rob confirmed that he would make some episodes of Y-Guy using Adobe Flash.
His first episode was be "It Came From The Boy's Bathroom", which was supposed to be released on YouTube in Summer 2012
On July 8, 2012, Rob announced that he delayed the airing from August 2012 to November 2012 due to other important stuff in real life, and because only 8 graphics were made so far.
IAmBagel will make this into a real show when he is older. He is planning on making a short while he is in cinematography college.
Doug.scheer, a Director and Asst. Producer, was fired from Nickelodeon Studios in 2012 after allegedly stealing animated materials from competing animated cartoons. An appeal by Nickelodeon Studio in 2014 asked if he would like another chance to work correctly with the crew, but he declined the offer.
Despite his name, Y-Guy is sort-of shaped like a V.
IAmBagel was also originally supposed to voice Mango, but then he decided that he should just voice Y-Guy.
Beside the Creator voicing Y-Guy, the Co-Creator, Invader Rob voices some minor characters like Mr.Main and Dimmy and The Annoying Nose.
The large popularity of this show actually inspired many shows and companies.
The show is very famous for it's surrealistic humor.
The series is also famous for starting writer and animator Sr.Wario's career.
Professor Carrotstein barely makes appearences in episodes since late 2011. This is due to the fact that his voice actor, Dan Green, is taking a break from voice acting due to the death of his wife.
In an episode of T.U.F.F. Puppy, Keswick mentions that Dudley sounds like a brown squared sidekick (referencing RACK from the show) and a weird sculpture builder (referencing Spencer from iCarly). It should also be noted that Jerry Trainer portrayed and voices all these references, including Dudley himself.
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IAmBagel as Y-Guy
Sean Marquette as Mango
E.G. Daily as Hearty
David Cross as Gum
Niel Patrick Harris as Cool Dude
Tara Strong as Professor Zing-Whatt
Dan Green as Professor Carrotstein
Jerry Trainor as RACK
Invader Rob as Annoying Nose, Mr.Main, and Dimmy
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