Salad Fingers is a psychological horror Flash cartoon series originally created by British cartoonist David Firth in July 2004 which gained rapid internet popularity in 2005. The San Francisco Chronicle ranked it in the "top 10" pop culture phenomena for that year.
The cartoon revolves around the eponymous Salad Fingers, a schizophrenic, green thin man who inhabits a desolate world.
Already a well-known Flash animation series available on the internet, Salad Fingers premiered in Australia at the 2007 Sydney Underground Film Festival at the Factory Theatre. The first seven episodes were shown back to back, along with a variety of other animated short films, during the "Re-animation" session. [http://www.sydneyundergroundfilmfestival.com/images/library/archives/2007program/2007program.pdf Sydney Underground Film Festival 2007 Program]
The eerie music featured in the background is the tune "Beware the Friendly Stranger" by Boards of Canada. The dark music in the soundtrack that appears when Salad Fingers is scared is actually Firth playing the guitar, slowed down and reversed. Other music included in Salad Fingers episodes includes work credited to Brian Eno, Sigur Rós, and Aphex Twin.
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Links: Wikipedia Wiki episode guide Salad Fingers page