Battle for Dream Island, abbreviated to BFDI, is the first season of the Battle for Dream Island series, first premiering on January 1, 2010 on the YouTube channel jacknjellify. The show takes place in a fictional location known as Goiky. The first season holds a total of 25 episodes.
This season involves 20 (later 21 as of episode 18,) anthropomorphic inanimate objects who have known each other all their lives, and are casually living together. But when the host, the Announcer, falls from the sky and tells everyone about the luxurious island known as Dream Island, competition sparks, and everyone begins battling each other for the island.
In Episode 1 Part 2, the 20 contestants were divided into 2 teams: Squishy Cherries and Squashy Grapes. The 2 teams competed in contests at the beginning of every month, with the losing team being put up for elimination, known as Cake at Stake. The viewers then got to decide who they wanted to be eliminated between the 1st and 10th of every month, with the contestant having the most votes being eliminated, and sent to the Tiny Loser Chamber.
In Episode 9, the teams reformed, and a 3rd team called Another Name was formed in the process. During Cake at Stake, the 2 most voted contestants would leave the losing team. The winning team would then choose one of the 2 to be on their team, with the other being eliminated.
In Episode 12, the teams dissolved, and the contestants competed as individuals. A point system was also introduced. The contestant's scores were carried out through the season, and they could earn/lose points depending on how they did in a contest. At the end of an episode, the 3-4 contestants with the lowest scores would be up for elimination, and the most voted contestant would be sent to the Tiny Loser Chamber.
In Episode 19, the point system ended, and competitors competed for immunity. 1 or 2 people won immunity each episode, with the rest of the contestants being put up for elimination, and the most voted competitor being sent to the Tiny Loser Chamber. This process continued until the final 3. The viewers then voted between the 3 finalists, with the most voted contestant winning Dream Island.
In 2008, Michael and Cary Huang created a catalog which featured a comic strip of Firey, Woody, Teardrop, Spongy and Match. They later decided to do comics, comic strips, and even some series like Total Firey Island, Total Firey Points and others.
They decided to make a Flash animation series of a contest to win a island called "Dream Island" like Total Firey Island. They decided to release on YouTube on jacknjellify's channel instead of carykh's channel.
Cake at Stake
- Main article: Cake at Stake
This is the elimination process for Battle for Dream Island; initially, the team that lost last contest is usually put up for elimination. The viewers then vote who they want to be eliminated on the losing Team between the 1st and 10th of each month. At the beginning of the next episode, the elimination ceremony, known as Cake at Stake commences.
If a contestant is safe, then they will receive a slice of cake or a various prize. The competitor with the most votes will not get the cake, and will be eliminated from the battle, and thus, sent to the Tiny Loser Chamber. Since the eventual merge of the teams, the contestants that did not receive immunity (or got the lowest scores during the point system stage of the game) are put up for elimination. Typically, 3-4 contestants were put up for elimination during the merge. Occasionally, the contestants themselves got to choose who was eliminated instead.
Many contests reward the winners. Usually, the prize is immunity for the winning team/contestant(s), but sometimes the reward is an eliminated competitor/rival teammate being added/moved to the winning team. Before the merge, contestants could also win Win Tokens. If a contestant is up for elimination, they could use their Win Token to erase half of their votes, helping them stay usually safe(Except For Needle) during eliminations. Other rewards (BFDI posters, BFDI DDSs, teddy bears, houses) were also given out prior to reaching a new stage in the competition.
- Main article: List of Battle for Dream Island characters
|Contestant||Starting team||Switched team(s)||Status||Placing|
|Woody||Squishy Cherries||4th eliminated in "Bridge Crossing"||21st place|
|Pin||Squishy Cherries||5th eliminated in "Power of Three"||20th place|
|Needle||Squashy Grapes||6th eliminated in "Puzzling Mysteries"||19th place|
|Teardrop||Squashy Grapes||7th eliminated in "Crybaby!"||18th place|
|Golf Ball||Squashy Grapes||Another Name||8th eliminated in "Lofty"||17th place|
|Coiny||Squashy Grapes||Another Name||9th eliminated in "A Leg Up in the Race"||16th place|
|Snowball||Squashy Grapes||Squishy Cherries||10th eliminated in "Don't Lose Your Marbles"||15th place|
|Match||Squishy Cherries||11th eliminated in "Half a Loaf Is Better Than None"||14th place|
|Eraser||Squishy Cherries||12th eliminated in "Vomitaco"||13th place|
|Pen||Squishy Cherries||13th eliminated in "Bowling, Now with Explosions!"||12th place|
|Blocky||Squishy Cherries||Squashy Grapes||3rd eliminated in "Sweet Tooth"|
Returned in "Insectophobe's Nightmare"
14th eliminated in "The Reveal"
|Tennis Ball||Squashy Grapes||Another Name||15th eliminated in "Reveal Novum"||10th place|
|Pencil||Squishy Cherries||16th eliminated in "Rescission"||9th place|
|David||No team||Debuted in "Reveal Novum"|
17th eliminated in "Gardening Hero"
|Ice Cube||Squashy Grapes||18th eliminated in "The Glistening"||7th place|
|Rocky||Squashy Grapes||Another Name||Squishy Cherries||19th eliminated in "Don't Pierce My Flesh"||6th place|
|Spongy||Squishy Cherries||2nd eliminated in "Are You Smarter Than a Snowball?"|
Returned in "Half a Loaf Is Better Than None"
20th eliminated in "Hurtful!"
|Flower||Squashy Grapes||1st eliminated in "Barriers and Pitfalls"|
Returned in "The Glistening"
21st eliminated in "Insectophobe's Nightmare 2"
|Bubble||Squishy Cherries||3rd place finalist in "Return of the Hang Glider"|
|Leafy||Squashy Grapes||2nd place runner-up in "Return of the Hang Glider"|
|Firey||Squishy Cherries||Squashy Grapes||Another Name||1st place winner in "Return of the Hang Glider"|
|Ep. 1—Ep. 5||Ep. 6*||Ep. 7||Ep. 8||Ep. 9||Ep. 10||Ep. 11||Ep. 12|
|Firey||Squishy Cherries||Eraser, Pen||Squishy Cherries||Squashy Grapes||Another Name|
|Leafy||Squashy Grapes||Teardrop, Tennis Ball||Squashy Grapes|
|Bubble||Squishy Cherries||Match, Pencil||Squishy Cherries|
|Rocky||Squashy Grapes||Golf Ball, Snowball||Squashy Grapes||Another Name||Squishy Cherries|
|Ice Cube||Squashy Grapes||Coiny, Needle||Squashy Grapes|
|Pencil||Squishy Cherries||Bubble, Match||Squishy Cherries|
|Tennis Ball||Squashy Grapes||Leafy, Teardrop||Squashy Grapes||Another Name||Squashy Grapes|
|Blocky||Squishy Cherries||Eliminated||Squashy Grapes|
|Pen||Squishy Cherries||Firey, Eraser||Squishy Cherries|
|Eraser||Squishy Cherries||Firey, Pen||Squishy Cherries|
|Match||Squishy Cherries||Bubble, Pencil||Squishy Cherries|
|Snowball||Squashy Grapes||Golf Ball, Rocky||Squashy Grapes||Squishy Cherries|
|Coiny||Squashy Grapes||Ice Cube, Needle||Squashy Grapes||Another Name||Eliminated|
|Golf Ball||Squashy Grapes||Rocky, Snowball||Squashy Grapes||Another Name||Eliminated|
|Teardrop||Squashy Grapes||Leafy, Tennis Ball||Squashy Grapes||Eliminated|
|Needle||Squashy Grapes||Coiny, Ice Cube||Eliminated|
|David||Not in competition|
- Main article: Recommended Characters
Starting in episode 10, the viewers got to create their own characters in the comments section of a video that would make cameos in the next episode. Originally, their were no restrictions on creating characters, however, starting in episode 18 ("Reveal Novum"), only one recommended character was allowed per recommender, and as of episode 23 ("Hurtful!"), no copyrighted characters were allowed to avoid lawsuits.
In Episode 17 ("The Reveal"), 30 handpicked recommended characters were chosen to be part of a special voting period, with the most voted character joining the competition. The winner of the voting was David, who joined as the 21st contestant of Battle for Dream Island.
- Main article: List of Battle for Dream Island episodes
There is a total of 25 episodes. The first episode was a double length episode, while the rest of the episodes ranged at around 7-15 minutes each.
There were 2 episodes of the season that had to be re-uploaded due to fatal errors in the originals. The first was Episode 12 ("A Leg Up in the Race"). In the original, Golf Ball and Rocky were shown on the Another Name team, despite the fact that in the previous episode ("Lofty"), Golf Ball got eliminated and Rocky got moved to the Squishy Cherries, and neither of them should have been there. As a result, the episode was taken down, and a new version was uploaded, with the error fixed.
The second was Episode 20 ("Gardening Hero"). This episode was originally missing a 30-second portion that contained elimination/rejoin details and the recommended characters for that episode. The episode was later re-uploaded with that part of the episode included.
- Overall, there were a total of 53 characters (Excluding recommended characters/Speaker clones) in the 1st season (20 (21 if David is counted) contestants, 3 hosts, and the 30 (29 if David is not counted) hand-picked recommended characters).
- All of the characters either had both arms and legs, were armless, or didn't have any limbs at all.
- There is a season 2, called Battle for Dream Island Again as confirmed in February 2012.
- All of the finalists in this season had both arms and legs.
- All of the finalists in this season also weighed less than 1/10th of an ounce, according to Golf Ball.
- They were also all voiced by Michael.
- There are a total of 6 episodes in this season in which the voters did not vote someone to be eliminated.
- In some cases, a character says Oh My God, but in a way referring to what they are from.
- The ones who say a parody are as follows (possibly to be updated):
- Leafy: "Oh my tree" — She says this when she sees the bottom of the bottomless pit her 5-person team is falling to.
- Firey: "Oh my oxygen" — This is said when Firey is angered by Rocky's barfing.
- Bubble: "Oh my bubble blower" — Bubble says this when claiming her love for Ice Cream Cake.
- Flower: "Oh my gardener" — This is said when Flower sees the bugs that the Speaker Box created.
- Snowball: "Oh my snowflakes" — This is said when Snowball talks about the new elimination tune from thecartoonremix4 in The Glistening.
- Match: "Oh my, like, woodsicles" — She says this when she freaks out after Flower points out that the TLC is sealed shut.
- Coiny: "Oh my mint" — Said when the SG's were split
- Pin: "Oh my pin factory" — In Bridge Crossing and The Long-lost Yoyle City
- Tennis Ball: "Oh my place where tennis balls are created" — In IDFB
- They also said shortened versions:
- The ones who say a parody are as follows (possibly to be updated):
- The first 3 eliminated contestants all rejoined the game.
- Two contestants, Flower and Blocky, shared an antagonist role.
- Flower is the first and last to be eliminated in BFDI.
- Additionally, Spongy is the second and second last contestant eliminated.
- The first shown objects in BFDI (on YouTube) are Match and Pencil.
- Before BFDI, jacknjellify had only 11 subscribers, but after, their number of subscribers grew by more than a factor of 1000.
- BFDI raised jacknjellify up to the 4,988th most viewed channel in the world at the time. As of April 2018, they are now the 5,577th.
- In Goiky, it is mostly sunny. It has only rained once.
- The first season has no delayed episodes.
- BFDI also stands for Blocky's Funny Doings International, an in-universe prank company.
- Battle for Dream Island premiered on New Year's Day of 2010.
- There were no food characters in this season.
- BFDI has no female voice actors, although future seasons do for some characters.
- This is the only season so far to be complete. BFDIA was cancelled and IDFB was put on hiatus after BFB started, but BFB has potential to be the next complete season.
- On the intro of the 25th episode of BFDI, Eraser said that there might be a cool coincidence if you put the 1st spoken word on the first episode, the second word of the episode, and so on all the way to the 25th spoken word on the 25th episode and made a message. The message says: "Yeah, what is it? Now I see you are taking the word with the place of the episode number. This is the message, no coincidence."
- BFDI is eight years old as of 2018.