The information in the article below contains spoilers for the BFDI series. Please watch the episode(s) in question if you haven't seen them already.

"BFDI" redirects here. For other uses, see BFDI (disambiguation).
For the series itself, see Battle for Dream Island (series).
For the original prize of Battle for BFB, see A BFDI.
Battle for Dream Island (Season 1)
The logo (as seen in the intro)

Country of origin

United States



YouTube channel


Run Time

January 1, 2010 – January 1, 2012


Squishy Cherries
Squashy Grapes
Another Name (after episode 9)

Video resolution

720p HD (Episodes 1 – 15)
1080i Full HD (Episodes 16 – 25)

Created by

Michael Huang
Cary Huang

Preceded by

Total Firey Island

Succeeded by

Battle for Dream Island Again

Number of episodes




Produced by

First episode

Take the Plunge: Part 1

Last episode

Return of the Hang Glider

Music by

Kevin MacLeod

Voice Actors

Michael Huang and Cary Huang

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 has 25 episodes.

BFDI was succeeded by Battle for Dream Island Again, released on June 29th, 2012, within the release of Yeah, Who? I Wanna Know.



The 20 original contestants (as seen in the intro)

This season involves 20 anthropomorphic inanimate objects (as well as one human[BFDI18]) 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: the Squishy Cherries and the 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. One or two 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 an island called "Dream Island" like Total Firey Island. They decided to release it 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 something else. 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 a Win Token. 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 and Golf Ball) during eliminations. Other rewards (BFDI posters, BFDI DDSs, teddy bears, houses) were also given out prior to reaching a new stage in the competition.



Entire cast (excluding David and Announcer)

Main article: List of Battle for Dream Island characters

20 inanimate objects, plus the host: Announcer, and David, who joined in episode 18 make up the main cast. Everyone, excluding the Announcer, compete on the show.


See also: Battle for Dream Island/Elimination Table
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"
11th place
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"
8th place
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!"
5th place
Flower Squashy Grapes 1st eliminated in "Barriers and Pitfalls"
Returned in "The Glistening"
21st eliminated in "Insectophobe's Nightmare 2"
4th place
Bubble Squishy Cherries Runner-up in "Return of the Hang Glider" (228 votes)
Leafy Squashy Grapes Runner-up in "Return of the Hang Glider" (236 votes)
Firey Squishy Cherries Squashy Grapes Another Name Winner in "Return of the Hang Glider" (406 votes)

Team status

Ep. 1Ep. 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
Pin Squishy Cherries Eliminated
Woody Squishy Cherries Eliminated
Spongy Squishy Cherries Eliminated
Flower Squashy Grapes Eliminated
David Not in competition

Recommended characters

Main article: Recommended Characters
Recommended characters

The 30 recommended characters that were up for vote in The Reveal.

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, there 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.

Re-uploaded episodes

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.

Battle for Dream Island - Season 1 (All Episodes)

On July 21, 2018, between the releases of "What Do You Think of Roleplay?" and "Return of the Rocket Ship", the jacknjellify channel uploaded an official, three-hour-and-50-minute video compiling every episode of the first season, with black title cards marking the start of a new episode. Unlike the original videos, due to changes in YouTube's software, there are no annotations. It is the most viewed video on the channel to not be a BFDI episode, the channel's most viewed video since BFB started, and the channel's most viewed video from 2018.

Battle for Dream Island - Season 1 (All Episodes)

Battle for Dream Island - Season 1 (All Episodes)


"Want to watch the Full Season of Battle for Dream Island? Look no further! This cartoon compilation has All Episodes of the first season of BFDI! Watch as twenty characters battle for a luxurious island in an elimination-centric monthly animated series!"


List of episodes

# Title Airdate
1 Take the Plunge January 1, 2010
2 Barriers and Pitfalls February 1, 2010
3 Are You Smarter Than a Snowball? March 1, 2010
4 Sweet Tooth April 2, 2010
5 Bridge Crossing May 1, 2010
6 Power of Three June 1, 2010
7 Puzzling Mysteries July 1, 2010
8 Cycle of Life August 1, 2010
9 Insectophobe's Nightmare September 1, 2010
10 Crybaby! October 1, 2010
11 Lofty November 1, 2010
12 A Leg Up in the Race December 1, 2010
13 Don't Lose Your Marbles January 1, 2011
14 Half a Loaf Is Better Than None February 1, 2011
15 Vomitaco March 1, 2011
16 Bowling, Now with Explosions! April 1, 2011
17 The Reveal May 1, 2011
18 Reveal Novum June 1, 2011
19 Rescission July 1, 2011
20 Gardening Hero August 1, 2011
21 The Glistening September 1, 2011
22 Don't Pierce My Flesh October 1, 2011
23 Hurtful! November 1, 2011
24 Insectophobe's Nightmare 2 December 1, 2011
25 Return of the Hang Glider January 1, 2012


  • 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.
    • 33 characters have both arms and legs. (32 if Pin is not counted)
    • 10 characters are armless.
    • 10 characters have neither arms nor legs. (11 if Pin is counted)
    • None of the limbless characters ever competed in this season, but Pin lost her limbs in the following season.
  • All of the finalists in this season had both arms and legs.
  • All the finalists in this season also weighed less than 0.1 oz (3.78 g), according to Golf Ball: Firey (~0 oz(0 g)), Leafy (~0.02 oz (0.76 g)), and Bubble (~0.0009 oz (0.03 g)).
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The first season has no delayed episodes.
    • In addition, each episode was always one month after the other, the first.
  • Battle for Dream Island premiered on New Year's Day of 2010.
  • There were no food characters in this season.
    • However, a few recommended characters, including Fries, Pie, Eggy and Taco are considered food characters.
  • BFDI has no female voice actors, although future seasons do for some characters.
  • This is the only season so far to be completed. 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."
  • As of January 1st 2020, BFDI Season 1, along with the series, is 10 years old, making it 1 decade old.


Episode thumbnails

External links

Seasons of Battle for Dream Island
Main series: Battle for Dream IslandBattle for Dream Island AgainIDFBBattle for BFBBattle for Dream Island: The Power of Two

Pre-BFDI: Total Firey IslandTotal Firey PointsTotal Firey Switch

Spinoffs: ABCDEFGBAGUETTETen Words of Wisdom

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