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Salad Fingers is David Firth’s popular flash cartoon series on Newgrounds. According to Wikipedia, in 2005 it ranked top ten in the pop culture phenomenon of that year. The series is often described as a “surreal psychological horror cartoon” and features a monstrous-looking character called Salad Fingers, who often draws pleasure from carressing rusty spoons and nettles. One of his most popular phrases is “I like it when the red water comes out,” referring to his own blood that came out of self-inflicted wound from a nail. The cartoon also later features Salad Fingers’ puppet friends, Jeremy Fisher, Majory Stewart-Baxter and Hubert Cumberdale.
Salad Fingers’ popularity was highest thoughout the end of 2004 towards 2006, and is now declining, probably since no new cartoons are being released at the moment. Salad fingers is most popular in Australia, where recently in 2007 it was shown at the Sydney Underground Film Festival. A lot of its popularity probably stems from its weird and quite random nature, and how it is scary without being too violent, the character of Salad Fingers seems to have a strange appeal.
Today, Salad Finger remains as one of the most recognizable Newgrounds mascots.