Salad Fingers is a well known cartoon created by David Firth. The title character is a vaguely human being, with the exception of having green skin and very long "Salad Fingers". Salad Fingers has a strange fondness for rusty objects, especially spoons, and a love for taps. And also a fondness for pain. SF is otherwise a very polite, cordial, and almost friendly person. He lives in a world that is either:
1. A disturbing post-apocalyptic wasteland
2. A frightening insight into the mind/imagination of a very lonely and psychotic serial killer
3. A drug trip

Salad Fingers' only friends are finger puppets named Hubert Cumberdale, Marjory Stewart-Baxter, and Jeremy Fisher. Salad Fingers talks to them and believes them to be real. And the fact that he sees them as real, living, life-size people at certain points throughout the cartoon is a clue to the fact that what we are seeing is possibly not a post-apocalyptic reality but a current, or past, un-reality which exists in the mind of the mentally ill Salad Fingers himself.

His three imaginary "friends" are not the only other beings that Salad Fingers encounters.

There's little boy who SF visits and requests spoons from.

There's another young man who answers when SF calls for help. SF asks him to help get a fish out of the oven. But SF sees a rusty nail and reaches for it, piercing his finger and unintentionally letting the oven door close. SF then passes out and the young man winds up accidentally being cooked in the oven.

There's also Harry (called "Milford Cubicle" by Salad Fingers) which is the corpse of an armless man who died trying to break into Salad FInger's house. However, Salad Finger's hasn't got any clue that he's dead and proceeds to take him inside the house and play him a song on the flute.

There's a un-named little bug-eyed alien boy who loves Salad Fingers but his affections are either not understood or un-returned.

There's Bordois, a little bug who is accidentally squished by Salad Fingers. As usual, SF doesn't notice he's dead and continues to talk to him.

There's Mable, a young girl who goes to a picnic with Salad Fingers and frightens him badly when she speaks English. Apparently he hasn't heard coherent speech from anyone other than himself in quite a long time.

There's Kenneth, another corpse. He was/is Salad Fingers' younger brother who went off to fight the "great war". When Salad Fingers finds his body he brings him inside, feeds him a meal of sand, and then says a tearful goodbye before returning him to the "ghastly trenches" (really a hole in he ground where Kenneth's body was found)

There's Horace Horsecollar, a toy horse that Salad Fingers thinks is a real horse.

And then there's Roger, an apparently broken radio that somehow still emits extremely creepy noises. This terrifies SF into hiding in his cupboard, where SF finds a hair which he saves and adds to his other three. When SF emerges from the cupboard, the radio begins speaking more coherently and instructs SF to clean up his dirty house. When SF protests, Roger the radio forces him to eat all four of the hairs which causes SF to break down and sob hysterically.


The cartoon itself is EXREMELY disturbing, very gory, and gruesome, but also extremely hard to resist watching in an odd way. Kind of like a car wreck: you know you're going to see something you'll regret that will possibly scar you for life, but you can't help watching anyway. Salad Finger's disturbingly gruesome nature and eeriness only add to it's appeal. And you find yourself somehow actually caring about this little psychotic green man who loves rust and pain, and chatting with dead bodies and puppets.

Go figure.

And if you don't want to have a permanent distaste for salad, and a downright phobia of toilets, finger puppets, and radios, don't watch.
"Marjory Stewart-Baxter you taste like sunshine dust!" -Salad Fingers

"I like it when the red water comes out" -Salad Fingers

"What's wrong Mr. Fingers, do you not like my mouth words?" -Mable

by WriterGirl21 July 11, 2008
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A movie known best on newgrounds.com, adored by the masses for its strange and sick atmosphere. It features Salad Fingers and his friends in a peculiar world created in both his fantasy and weird reality. David Firth, its creator, is literally the Ernest Hemingway of Flash, and yes, kung-fu, kick ass... whatever, kids are really shallow. Joe bastard, the only way you know everything about Salad Fingers is by watching every episode, and Van Halen wears spandex. A bit suspicious, no?
"I like it when the red water comes out."
"Hubert Cumberdale, you taste like soot and poo."
"It seems nettles have made the milk come out of my teat."
"I say, Milford Cubicle, would you like a warm glass of milk?"

Salad Fingers would pwn every bit of competition if entered in the Cannes film festival, I'll place money on it.
by Pillage Productions October 12, 2004
salad fingers is possibly an ordinary looking man, in an ordinary world, with an unordianry life. He is very mentally ill, depressed and unmedicated, or at least refuses to take it. What we see in salad fingers episodes is how salad fingers sees the world. Being depressed and mentally ill he sees himself as the way we see him and also sees an otherwise thriving world as post apocolyptic. His friends and those he encounters are all figments of his imagination from a combination of mental illness and lonliness. Favor of rust and blood also comes from his mental illness. Salad fingers lives in an apartment in the city, apartment number 22. However he is a lonley isolated man, and therefore he sees his apartment as being just one small house in the middle of nowhere. He has no contact with any other human beings whatsoever, until episode 5, where he interacts with a girl he originally thought was a product of his imagination but turned out to be real. This is signified by her being the only other character in the series other then salad fingers that can speak. Because he simply did not know how to be with real people, he broke down. There is no word yet as to if he ever fully recovered.
"rusty kettle...(scratch scratch)... ooooaaaahhhh"
by Wolf March 02, 2005
Salad Fingers is not only the creepiest thing I may have ever seen in my entire life, but it is also the best as well. With quotes like:
"The feeling of rust against my salad fingers is orgasmic..."

It's like, how could you NOT like it?
"Ooooh, that was a treat for the fingers."
by Jason Taylor January 13, 2005
Salad fingers is a flash cartoon that uses the facade of random hysteria (rusty spoons, ridiculuos combinations eg. salad and fingers) to communicate a more serious, tragedic perspective of the world. This could almost be compared to naive art, in that it is seemingly spontaneous, a work deliberately imitating childish art, but in so doing accessing the darkest recesses of human consciousness. Not only does salad fingers touch rusty things, his mono-mania and schizophrenic behaviour hints at abuse and isolation. Salad fingers is not simply strange, laughable - in its repulsiveness it higlights aspects of the human condition that are glossed over in everyday life, or ignored in the mentally ill and the suffering. It is for this reason that salad fingers may be described as sad, as well as strange.
He dreams of rusty taps.
He talks to a broken telephone.
He is often reduced to being utterly terrified by a few choice words. ("I think he likes spoons too.")
by Grey Sea June 02, 2005
In a dark realm beyond even the most remote, psychadelic hypnosis emerges salad fingers. The inertia of this creatures life revolves around its dysfunctional role in nature to find sexual pleasure in rubbing oxidized metals; the few adult souls who encounter him find themselves plundering into a glorious but agonizingly tortuous and ritualistic death; the only real contact reflecting any human persona expressal is with finger puppets who join in an occasional hair perm... to look directly at salad fingers is to inhumanely mock him; do not cage him, stay away from his world lest you find yourself the next fish in the oven...
"I've made you a friend hat!"
by Daver April 10, 2005
Salad Fingers could best be described as a massachistic, skitzophrenic recluse, attracted only to pain and rust. It's human nature to find ourselves drawn to something that we find odd, especially if we're not one hundred percent certain why it has this effect on us. Salad Fingers is the perfect example: If one was to read every new grounds comment for Dave's SF toons, they would find that many of them sounded sincerely disturbed, but found themselves drawn to it at any rate. I find it interesting how many people are hooked on David's work, and I am amused at how much energy his fans devote to trying to interpret its meaning. I agree with many people who say that Salad Fingers stands out among the millions of brainless and clichéd flash toons that make up a large majority of internet space. I'm not knocking other flash toons or anything, really, I just think that Salad Fingers stands brilliantly and mysteriously on its own.
I don't like this game...

Do you not like my mouth words?
by Matt Hill February 21, 2005
A flash animation consisting of several episodes created by David Firth. Famous on the internet for its psychologically disturbing innocence, which is meant to be enjoyed for its weird nature.
"I like rusty spoons."
by Amantis April 05, 2005

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