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Come on, Grapes! Tie up!
For later episodes with the same title, see BFDI 24: Insectophobe's Nightmare 2 and BFDIA 3: Insectophobe's Nightmare 3.

"Insectophobe's Nightmare" is the ninth episode of Battle for Dream Island. It was released on September 1, 2010. In this episode, Blocky rejoins the competition, and the Squashy Grapes split into two separate teams to form "Another Name".


Before the intro

Pencil is reading a book named "How to be Dumb" and she thinks this book is "the best". She then hears weird noises, and goes with Match to see what the noises are. They notice the Ice Cube Recovery Center on a spring on a tree (continued from last episode, during another one of Blocky's pranks). They see Ice Cube falling, with Pencil mistakenly thinking she's actually shrinking and Match correcting her saying she's falling. Then Ice Cube comes out of the recovery center again, knocking Pencil and Match, making both of them fall off the cliff.

Cake at Stake

Coiny and Snowball are sitting on top of the Ice Cube Recovery Center Creator, talking about the contestant who will join the Squashy Grapes. Announcer then tells him that he is about to find out. During Cake at Stake, Announcer tells the eliminated contestants that one of them will rejoin the game and become a part of the Squashy Grapes, and they will receive a Win Token if they rejoin. Coiny complains about the unfairness. In total, there were 28 votes. Luckily, everyone got at least 1 vote. However, Woody only gets one vote, and Announcer sends him back to the TLC (which is now bigger). Pin and Spongy only get four votes, and the final 3 remain. Flower says if he kicks her out, she will crush the Announcer with her recently refurbished Announcer Crusher. Flower also gets four votes, but before she can trigger the Announcer Crusher, she is sent to the TLC.

The final two remain. After receiving slaps for calling Blocky and Needle names, Announcer says that Blocky got 8 votes, while Needle got 7 votes, and she does not rejoin. Blocky then joins the Squashy Grapes.

As a reward for making it to the final 15, Announcer gives all of the remaining contestants BFDI posters.

Contestant Votes Percentage of votes
Woody TeamIconWoody 1 3.57%
Pin TeamIconPin 4 14.28%
Spongy TeamIconSpongy 4 14.28%
Flower TeamIconFlower 4 14.28%
Needle TeamIconNeedle 7 25%
Blocky TeamIconBlocky 8 28.57%

Revising the teams

Since the Squishy Cherries are half as big as the Grapes, the Announcer decides to have the Grapes break into two teams of five (to which Coiny disagrees because he likes bigger teams.) The Announcer makes Leafy and Rocky the team captains for their respective teams due to them both having no enemies and having names five letters long. On Leafy's team is Ice Cube, Teardrop, Snowball, and Blocky. On Rocky's team is Tennis Ball, Golf Ball, Coiny, and Firey. Leafy decides to name her team the "Squashy Grapes" once again, while Coiny wanted to be the Squashy Grapes as well. Golf Ball says their team has to be another name because the names can't be the same. The Announcer mistakenly thought she wanted to call the team Another Name and made it the name.


For the challenge, the teams have to compete in a six-legged race. Snowball yells at the team to tie themselves up, while the Cherries garner the lead (with Pen being dragged along on his back). Because the Grapes were taking too long to tie, Snowball then ties the team into one huge ball, with Snowball dragging them. Pen is knocked by the tree that Eraser avoided. Bubble talks a lot throughout the challenge, making her team fall to second place, and Another Name takes the lead. They see the bridge, and due to Firey being afraid of heights, he screams, making the Cherries realize they are behind and quickly run toward them. Another Name sees a finish button but loses when Rocky pukes and the team slips on his vomit. The Cherries win, leaving Another Name in second. The Grapes lose the challenge by default.


At night time, Snowball is exhausted, which causes him to fall asleep while crossing the tight rope, and he falls along with his team. Leafy states that when falling into a bottomless pit, they die of starvation.


Voice actor Roles
Cary Huang Match/Pin/Tennis Ball/Ice Cube/Rocky/Spongy
Michael Huang Pencil/Snowball/Firey/Woody/Leafy/Flower/Needle/Blocky/Bubble/Leafy/Golf Ball/Pen/Eraser/Coiny
AT&T/NaturalReader Mike Announcer


  • This is the only episode in which Another Name does better than last place.
  • This episode has made a similarity to "Take the Plunge: Part 2" but Pencil said that it was almost a year ago.
  • This was the first episode to use the Super Angry Mouth Open/Closed asset.
  • This episode is the first appearance of the "How to be Dumb" book, which other characters are later seen reading throughout the series.
  • This is the first episode to use updated limbs.
  • This is currently the only Insectophobe's Nightmare episode not to have bugs.
  • If each episode takes place one month away from the next, that means that Ice Cube has been dying and being recovered for a whole month.
  • This is the first episode where Bubble appears in the entire episode without being popped.
  • As of this episode, Ice Cube is the only member on the Squashy Grapes to be voiced by Cary.
  • This episode marked the first rejoin, and the rejoiner was Blocky.
  • This is the first episode since Power of Three where more than 2 teams were present.
  • Bomby makes a cameo in the picture in 0:59, making his first appearance.
  • Leafy's last line is a shout-out to Episode 4 of Teen Girl Squad, a series of crudely drawn cartoons. They are one of the many spin-offs of Homestar Runner.
  • The word insectophobe in the title, meaning the fear of insects, refers to the 6-legged race contest as insects have six legs.
  • It is shown that Firey has acrophobia, the fear of heights, because he is screaming as Another Name is on the tightrope.
  • The Squashy Grapes falling was part of Teardrop's flashback in Get Digging.


  • Throughout the episode, Match has three arms.
  • When Coiny gets barfed on by Rocky, neither of them are moving, but the background is.
  • When Tennis Ball sees the tight rope, Coiny's mouth is gone and Firey has no arms.
  • When Rocky barfs on grass where his team slips, their team is not attached.
  • When the teams are first being picked, Another Name's order is Coiny, Golf Ball, Tennis Ball, and Rocky. Then Firey joins and appears in front of Coiny. But then, Rocky is in front, and then Tennis Ball, Golf Ball, and Firey is behind Coiny at the end. But when they are choosing their team name, Golf Ball is in front of Firey instead of Coiny.
  • When the Announcer is asking Rocky to pick (after Leafy picks Ice Cube), Ice Cube is behind the Announcer next to Teardrop even though she should be with Leafy.
  • There are many instances when the characters were not attached to their ropes.
  • When Firey is screaming because of his fear of heights, his legs are not on the tight rope.
  • When Ice Cube shatters, she turned into ice spikes, which flew off the ground, then went back to the ground for the last second of the scene.
  • When the Announcer says "That are impatiently waiting over there.", Teardrop has no legs.


2010 episodes
Take the Plunge/Part 1Take the Plunge/Part 2Barriers and PitfallsAre You Smarter Than a Snowball?Sweet ToothBridge CrossingPower of ThreePuzzling MysteriesCycle of LifeInsectophobe's NightmareCrybaby!LoftyA Leg Up in the Race
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" • "Who Stole Donut's Diary?" • BFB 23

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!"

Reanimated specials: "BFDI 1a+1b Reanimated! Fan-made MAP (Multi Animator Project)" • "BFDIA 1 Re-Animated By 95 People! - (Fan-Made)"

Canceled: Yoylecake Winning Celebration CartoonDecember 2016 Short

YTPMVs: Intensive BFDI UnitRock My BFDIBFDI-chapp3000 SubbiesEliminating BFDIDear Viewers6000 SubscribersThanks for 20,000 subscribers! (Last BFDI)BFB 13 this Thursday."Revenge", except every syllable is from BFDI

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