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For today's challenge, you'll have to make the sun colder.
 
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"A Taste of Space" is the twentieth episode of Battle for BFB and the 51st episode in the series overall. It was released on June 10, 2020.

Plot

Cold open

The episode starts with Ruby looking out the window, wondering why they're able to breathe in space. Excited, Gelatin attempts to taste the space; however, he's unable to because the opening is blocked by plastic. He then says he really wants to taste space. Leafy admires the sight of space, calling it tranquil. Lollipop disagrees with her, stating that Leafy had died by a laser the last time she was in space. Leafy argues back saying that the laser felt comfortable, and demonstrates this by zapping Lollipop with a laser, ultimately killing her. Gelatin breaks open the plastic window and taste the space, saying it tastes otherworldly. Ruby tells Gelatin to keep his tongue out but Gelatin doesn't listen, causing all the air to get sucked out of the ship. Ruby tells Leafy to buy air, so Leafy then goes on the tablet to buy air. Just before the purchase is done downloading, Four hacks the tablet to start Cake at Stake.

Cake at Stake

The prize is air for the contestants to breathe. Bubble, Teardrop, Leafy, and Lollipop are all safe. Lollipop gets sent back to the ship and is angered by Leafy. Bubble tries to get air into Ruby through a straw. Lollipop asks for some air from Bubble (adding "no straw necessary"), to which Bubble responds by slapping her. With a close vote, Gelatin is the last one safe, making Ruby eliminated. Ruby begs to stay in the game, but Four declines and sends her to BRB.

The challenge

Four announces that the challenge is to cool down the sun for X to be colder. Taco then announces that the Have Cots are in space and have a huge advantage. Four then asks Taco if he asked anything. Taco asks what if she just says yes, but Four replies that he would ignore Taco. Taco says yes and Four ignores her while glitching. She then says that Four is anything but a liar.

The camera then zooms out to Gelatin and Lollipop looking at the tablet. Lollipop then says that Taco is right, and proposes that they just dump the Bucket of Ice out the window to win the challenge. The camera then zooms out to show the Have Cots (besides Bubble) on the surface of the sun. The camera then zooms back into Lollipop holding the Bucket of Ice. Lollipop then proclaims that the sun is a dazzling getaway destination.

Gelatin shouts out that the Have Cots should make sun angels. Leafy refuses, saying that if you make sun angels, it would project onto the earth. Gelatin does it anyway.

Bubble asks if anyone wants to volunteer to pour the ice because she doesn't want to pop. Leafy says the sun is just a star, but Gelatin informs them that if they pour ice on the sun, it'll destroy the outermost layer and they'll sink into the sun. Lollipop says that Teardrop wanted to pour the ice, and if she doesn't want to do it she can just say so. Teardrop doesn't want to but doesn't say anything so she pours the ice while the team is holding hands. Leafy, Bubble, and Gelatin scream but then realize that nothing happened.

Four asks if the Have Nots liked their journey into space. Blocky tells Four to ask him if he's landed on the sun, so he does, and Blocky says "Have not!" as a joke. Four mutilates him and recovers him as a lesson. X's garden is ruined and he's still burning, but then a shadow is cast on the spot that he's lying on. This gains the Have Cots one point. Flower is confused about the points, but Four says that if X says there are points, there are points. Every time a team helps cool X down, they gain points. Do the opposite and they lose points.

Blocky suggests that they reflect the heat with a mirror, but that makes the sun hotter and burns X again, which costs their team one point. Flower comes up with the idea to make it nighttime since the sun only shines in the day. Loser tells the team to run fast in place to turn the Earth around. It works, and it gains the Have Nots team 13 points.

Back on the sun, Leafy notices that X isn't there anymore. Gelatin figures out what the other team did, so he decides that they have to get the sun back so that their plan won't work. Leafy tells everyone to jump on the left side of the sun to reposition it, and it works, making it easier for X to tend to the garden and gaining their team 21 points. Blocky complains about how they only got 13 points, which makes them lose 3 points. X gets set on fire again, which makes the Have Cots lose 7 points. Taco tells him that if he doesn't want to burn, he shouldn't stand directly in the sun. This makes them lose 2 more points.

Leafy says that since Teardrop is water, she could cool down the sun by sitting on it. Bubble thinks that's a ridiculous idea, but it works, making the sun two degrees colder. X awards their team 90 points. He says it would be nice if it was one degree hotter for the plants, though, so Taco tries to get Firey to do something only for Loser to remind her that he didn't burn up. Flower calls for Firey in space but thinks she's just saying hi to him so Taco tells him to sink himself into the sun to make it hotter for X.

Firey tries to get into the sun but fails, so he comes up with the idea to insult the Have Cots by calling them "Have Crybabies", making them sink him into the sun. This makes the sun 800 degrees hotter and X minuses 8000 points from the Have Cots. Blocky decides to make fun of the sun, which turns it into a giant ice cube. This makes it too cold which costs them 7000 points. Four gives Blocky six points for "being a fly guy" and Blocky informs the team that there are no rules. Leafy puts racing stripes on the ice cube, turning it back to normal.

Both teams keep on doing random things that make them lose points, and then suddenly, Leafy pours ice on X. X is finally cured, and the Have Cots win the challenge. Blocky complains about this, which makes the Have Nots lose points, and the final score is Have Cots -90,000,000 to Have Nots -100,000,000.

Stinger

It's nighttime and Four compliments X on his garden. The camera pans out to show that Flower is X's plant. X then thanks Four. Flower asks when she can leave the pot, to which X says that she can leave in 2.5-3 weeks. Leafy sees what's going on and Flower warns her to leave because she might be the next plant. The next scene shows a black screen with Balloony, Spongy, and Ruby similarly screaming in the BRB to the past two episodes.

Votes

A total of 52,418 votes were cast this episode.

Icon Contestant Votes Percentage of votes
Bubble TeamIcon Bubble 10,498 19.9%
Teardrop TeamIcon Teardrop 9,343 18.0%
Leafy TeamIcon Leafy 9,127 17.4%
Lollipop TeamIcon Lollipop 8,208 15.7%
Gelatin TeamIcon Gelatin 7,669 14.6%
Ruby TeamIcon Ruby 7,573 14.4%

Deaths

Continuity references

  • When Four says "You've been hacked!", it could possibly be a reference to the Jacknjellify video A super fresh minty clean announcement
  • When Ruby asks to stay in the game, it is a reference to her audition in BFDI 17.
  • When Woody screams, it is the same scream in BFDI 3, BFDI 4, BFDI 5, and BFB 3, when his name is called.
  • A scene from BFDI 20 is used.
  • The keyboard on the tablet Leafy uses is the same as the one found on the HPRC.
  • When Four shows the bottom two, the images used for both Ruby and Gelatin are taken from BFDIA episodes.
  • When Gelatin states that the window is covered by plastic wrap, Ruby says, "That's a relief", a reference to BFB 18 when Balloony was sent to BRB.
  • Bubble says the line "Bubbles don't have brains" in this episode, which is a reference to BFDI 24 when she said the same line.
  • Donut's camera reappears since its first appearance in "Questions Answered".
    • Although Donut's camera is one way in "Questions Answered", Four is shown to push and pull contestants through the camera.
  • When Taco, Blocky, and Woody walk together, Blocky is seen doing his Vote Yoylecake pose.
  • One of the "Apps" in the Apps Market was named after SimOndoMino, someone who came up with an idea for Blocky's Funny Doings International.

Cultural references

  • Lollipop references the "Press X To Doubt" meme from the game L.A. Noire.
  • Some of the apps on the tablet include GTTTATINT, SimOndoMino, and Gruph.
    BFB PSP Dpad

    A closeup of the d-pad.

  • The d-pad in the cardboard spaceship resembles the d-pad of various PlayStation consoles.
  • Downloading "More Air" is a reference to downloading more RAM, a phrase associated with the technologically impaired, as RAM is computer hardware and cannot be downloaded.

Trivia

  • This is the second time Gelatin survives in the bottom 2.
  • This is the closest voting on BFB ever, the bottom two having a 96-vote difference.
  • Ruby is the second BFDIA contestant to get eliminated in BFB, the first being Dora.
    • The rest who left to join TPOT did not count, as they left without being eliminated.
    • This would also make Bubble the last remaining member of Pencil's Alliance, just like in BFDI.
  • Ruby is also the first female to get eliminated after the split.
  • Not counting "Reveal Novum", where she was just a contender to join the first season, this is the first time Ruby as an active contestant is eliminated.
  • Blocky is the fourth character to have been mutilated, and the third to have been mutilated by Four.
    • Blocky is the first character to be mutilated after the split.
  • This is the first episode in which everyone received over 7,000 votes, which is a record high.
  • This is the third time that Bubble is the first safe.
  • Teardrop is the only character not seen suffocating inside the spaceship.
    • Lollipop also does not suffocate, but she was sent back to space after being declared safe.
  • A promotional short has been made for this episode's release on the official Twitter account, which features Four bringing Two and Donut to Elsewhere to celebrate the 20th episode. The short's events are considered non-canon.
  • Although possibly unintentional, Lollipop used singular they/them pronouns while referring to Teardrop in this episode.
  • This episode marks Emergency Button's first reappearance since BFDI 19.
  • This is the second BFB episode in which the Cake at Stake song is not played. The first is "Why Would You Do This on a Swingset".
  • Lollipop is the second newbie that Leafy killed, the first was Balloony.
  • X said Flower can get out of the flower pot in 2.5 or 3 weeks, which could represent when the next episode could come out.
  • This is the second time Flower is acknowledged to be a plant. The first time was in "Don't Dig Straight Down".
    • Though it might have been the third time as she voted for Leafy to win the prize in Return of the Hang Glider for being a plant, being that she favored another plant character other than herself.
  • The title of the episode is a possible reference to the words "a waste of space".
  • This is the first (and currently only) BFB episode to be released in June.
    • This is also first BFB (and fourth) episode released in the summer.
  • Four says this is the first elimination over a video call, even though Donut initially used TV to do Cake at Stake in BFB 8.
    • However, Four was liquified inside of Donut, so he had no way of knowing this.
  • In the Apps Market, Yellow Face may be advertising for More Air as seen in the video.

Goofs

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Ruby is seen on the sun, despite her elimination.

  • At 5:07, Ruby was seen on the sun, despite being eliminated (and sent to the BRB) earlier.
  • At 14:24, Firey is not burning.
  • At 3:10–3:13, Bubble does not have a left arm.
  • The contestants were shown suffocating in space even though they were shown being able to breathe in space numerous times earlier, such as "Gardening Hero", "The Long-lost Yoyle City", and "Four Goes Too Far".
    • Despite this, later on in the episode, they seem to be able to breathe in space just fine. The air Four gave them would not have lasted for the remainder of the episode.
    • Firey also seems to show no difficulty breathing in space either.
  • It is shown that the contestants rotating the earth to make it nighttime helps with stopping X from burning, despite the last episode's stinger showing X continue to burn even at night.
  • When Bubble said it's an alliance members duty to give other member air it is impossible for her to be member again despite the fact she was demoted to Bember by Pencil in BFB 1 and Bemb by Match in BFB 8.


2020 episodes
The Escape from FourX Marks the SpotTake the TowerHow Loe Can You Grow?A Taste of SpaceLet's Raid The Warehouse
Battle for Dream Island episodes and other videos
BFDI1 BFDI: "Take the Plunge: Part 1" • "Take the Plunge: Part 2" • "Barriers and Pitfalls" • "Are You Smarter Than a Snowball?" • "Sweet Tooth" • "Bridge Crossing" • "Power of Three" • "Puzzling Mysteries" • "Cycle of Life" • "Insectophobe's Nightmare" • "Crybaby!" • "Lofty" • "A Leg Up in the Race" • "Don't Lose Your Marbles" • "Half a Loaf Is Better Than None" • "Vomitaco" • "Bowling, Now with Explosions!" • "The Reveal" • "Reveal Novum" • "Rescission" • "Gardening Hero" • "The Glistening" • "Don't Pierce My Flesh" • "Hurtful!" • "Insectophobe's Nightmare 2" • "Return of the Hang Glider"

BFDIA2 BFDIA: "Yeah, Who? I Wanna Know" • "Get Digging" • "Insectophobe's Nightmare 3" • "Zeeky Boogy Doog" • "Get in the Van" • BFDIA 5b • "No More Snow!" • "It's a Monster" • "The Long-lost Yoyle City" • BFDIA 6

IDFB3 IDFB: "Welcome Back" • IDFB 2

B.F.B BFB: "Getting Teardrop to Talk" • "Lick Your Way to Freedom" • "Why Would You Do This on a Swingset" • "Today's Very Special Episode" • "Fortunate Ben" • "Four Goes Too Far" • "The Liar Ball You Don't Want" • "Questions Answered" • "This Episode Is About Basketball" • "Enter the Exit" • "Get to the Top in 500 Steps" • "What Do You Think of Roleplay?" • "Return of the Rocket Ship" • "Don't Dig Straight Down" • "The Four is Lava" • "The Escape from Four" • "X Marks the Spot" • "Take the Tower" • "How Loe Can You Grow?" • "A Taste of Space" • "Let's Raid The Warehouse" • BFB 22

TPOT Abbreviated TPOT: TPOT 1

Shorts: "Thanks for 4 years!" • "BFDI Is Back" • "Paper Towel" • "Ballers" • "Thanks for 4 years of Thanks for 4 years!" • "HELP US get to VIDCON 2019" • "Happy Birthday, Battle for BFDI!" • "BFDI's Road to Half a Billion Views" • "You're A Loser, But..." • "Thanks for 600,000 subscribers!"

Canceled: Yoylecake Winning Celebration CartoonDecember 2016 Short

YTPMVs: Intensive BFDI UnitRock My BFDIBFDI-chapp3000 SubbiesEliminating BFDIDear Viewers6000 SubscribersLast BFDIBFB 13 this Thursday."Revenge", except every syllable is from BFDI

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