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We have to run away people, they'll eat us alive!
Not to be confused with the episodes Insectophobe's Nightmare or Insectophobe's Nightmare 3.

Insectophobe's Nightmare 2 is the 24th episode of Battle for Dream Island.

It was released on December 1, 2011. In this episode, BFDI got temporarily canceled, the remaining competitors got attacked by bugs, and as stated in the previous episode, there was no challenge.


Before the Intro

The episode begins with Flower demanding Bubble to apologize to her for not giving her immunity. Leafy then shows up and apologizes for her, and Flower accepts the apology and walks away. When Bubble asks why she did that, Leafy explains that she wanted to make up with Bubble and be friends again. Bubble declined her friendship proposal, explaining that they keep going back and forth between being friends and enemies back to back forever, and decided they should stop being friends altogether. This angers Leafy, who decides to hang out with Firey instead.

Later, Leafy and Firey ride Firey's Ferris Wheel. Firey explains that there was a waterfall on the Ferris wheel, which confuses Leafy, because Firey was allergic to water. Firey then explains that he had replaced the waterfall with a lavafall, and with no way of getting out of the Ferris wheel, Leafy ends up burning to death. Cake at Stake then commences.

Cake at Stake

Everyone except Leafy was at the elimination area, in which Firey asks Announcer why she hadn't returned from the Master Recovery Center. Announcer then explains that he had to sell all the Recovery Centers due to Budget Cuts, and that Leafy was truly dead, which upsets Firey a lot. Firey bets his Life Earnings that the speaker was lying, and Speaker Announcer accepted the bet, stating that he really did sell the recovery centers, and as a result, won Firey's life earnings.

Announcer then explains that, as he had said in the previous episode, if the votes went down again, BFDI would be cancelled. He then slowly counts the votes on the screen. Bubble says that the suspense is killing her, and then a commercial plays. After a Blocky's Funny Doings International commercial, a commercial boycotting commercials, and a commercial about non-slip shoes So Ha!, it is shown that they only received 735 votes, which was fewer than last time again, and BFDI was canceled, meaning no one would win Dream Island.

Bug problems

As earlier, a bug had attacked Flower and had laid eggs on her. When she found out BFDI was canceled, Flower became furious and threw the eggs at Announcer, not knowing what the eggs were. The eggs then hatched, releasing thousands upon millions of man-eating bugs onto the surface.

Everyone began running in fear while the bugs chased after them, eating a large stone along the way. Meanwhile in the Tiny Loser Chamber, Blocky overheard that BFDI was canceled, and told everyone that. This excited Pen, because that meant everyone would be released from the TLC. Coiny heard footsteps, thinking it was the speaker coming to set the losers free, but it turned out to be the bugs, who ate the TLC, killing everyone inside. The bugs then kill the recommended characters, who scream in fear.

Still being chased by the bugs, the remaining survivors have to jump across a cliff to the other side of a ledge. Everyone makes it across, except for Flower, who gets hit by a meteor from her misfortune, killing her. Bubble then suggests to Firey that he should burn the bugs, but when Firey tries to, he gets eaten. Even so, the bugs burn up, but not all of them are killed, pointed out by Bubble.

Speaker Announcer explains that it was obvious that the bugs weren't all dying, for he had built them to be strong, but then realized that Bubble heard it. Announcer told her to forget about it but Bubble does not, and can't believe the speaker built the bugs. Having realized that he had confessed to building the bugs, he pops Bubble, to keep its a secret, followed by pressing a button entitled "Delete Bugs". All the bugs then disappeared. Speaker Announcer didn't know what to do next, because everyone had died. He then points out that David was still alive, because he was immune to Bugs. Speaker Announcer then realizes that he had a David Cloner, and hatches a plan.

Cake at Stake continued

10 minutes later, Announcer is shown back at the elimination area, as he decided not to cancel BFDI. The cake was a red velvet cake (Recommended by Totaldramaisland5543), and 735 votes had been received. Multiple Davids could be heard in the background, randomly screaming "Aw, seriously?" after each sentence the Announcer said.

Bubble had immunity last time, as it is shown that Speaker cloned David 20 times, 16 for the TLC members, one pumping air into his head to represent Bubble, one set on fire to represent Firey, one with petals to represent Flower, and one covered in leaves to represent Leafy. Firey was safe with 86 votes, and between Flower and Leafy, Leafy was safe with 125 votes, and Flower was eliminated with 524 votes. All of a sudden, everyone comes back to life, as Leafy states that they had faked their deaths. A montage of every elimination was shown, showing that Flower was the first and last person to be eliminated before the Finale.

Flower refuses to be eliminated, and uses a mirror to deflect the lasers that teleport people to the TLC. One laser hits a bush, another hits the sun, the 3rd one hits the TLC itself, teleporting back where it was, and the last one travels all the way around the world and hits Flower from behind, eliminating her for good. The voting is between Bubble, Firey and Leafy, with the person with the most votes winning Dream Island. If there are at least 1000 votes, Jacknjellify will make a second season of BFDI, as it states in the end.

Icon Contestant Votes Percentage Total Votes
Firey TeamIcon Firey 86 11.70% 262
Leafy TeamIcon Leafy 125 17% 516
Flower TeamIcon Flower 524 (Record) 71.29% 1,049


In the end, Announcer asked the three finalists their rewards for making it to the Finalist. It could be anything they ask for. Leafy wanted world peace, in which Announcer grants it by doing nothing because the world was peaceful enough to him. Bubble wanted Yoylecake, but due to budget-cuts, her wish was denied. Firey wanted his life earnings back but Speaker had spent it on each contestant's new Recovery Centers. Firey asked why he bought them, in which Announcer responds by killing them to bring back to life, and then crushed himself. They kept on getting hurt and coming back out of the recovery centers just like the previous episode.


Voice actor Roles
Cary Huang Coiny/Pin/Match/Tennis Ball
Michael Huang Flower/Bubble/Leafy/Firey/Blocky/Golf Ball/Pen/Pencil/David/Woody/Needle/Snowball/Flower Speaker Box
AT&T/NaturalReader Mike Announcer
Nate Groth Narrator
Justin Chapman Yellow Face/Purple Face
  • Spongy, Rocky, Ice Cube, and Eraser appears; however, they do not speak.


  • "Insectophobia" is the fear of bugs, relating to the bugs that attacked the show, and Flower's hate for bugs as well.
  • This is the first episode to share a name with another episode but end with a 2.
  • Flower getting hit by a meteor could be a reference to Heather getting hit by a meteor in Total Drama World Tour.
  • This episode has the longest flashback, though it is showing of the previous contestants being eliminated from Episode 2 (Flower's elimination) to Episode 23 (Spongy's elimination).
  • When everyone but Leafy is running from the bugs, it is shown that Announcer has an actual mouth.
    • This is the only episode where it shows his asset with a mouth.
  • This is the first time an elimination takes place at the end of an episode.
  • This is the first known episode to have two non-Jacknjellify voice actors on the show at once. Those two being FizzyShizzlez and Volcanoclaw.
  • This is the last episode made in 2011.
  • This, along with Return of the Hang Glider, is one of the two episodes without a challenge.
  • This episode had the longest Cake at Stake.
  • This is highest rated BFDI episode with total of 4.72/5.
  • This episode marks Pin, Woody, Teardrop, Needle, and Coiny's first deaths as they were eaten by the bugs and never died prior to this episode.
  • This is the only Insectophobe's Nightmare episode where Teardrop does not get eliminated in the following episode.
  • All of the David clone disappeared when the four appeared in Cake at Stake. It is unknown where they went when they came back.
  • Every character shown was given a new body, excluding the Announcer and Yellow Face.


Button 3d

The Delete Bugs button

  • When the eliminated contestants celebrate that the TLC had disappeared, Rocky, who usually communicates by barfing, and Teardrop, who can't talk, both spoke regularly.
  • Leafy's seat of the Ferris wheel switched, followed by Firey.
  • The David Cloner's screen is the Ice Cube Recovery Center 2.0's screen.


  • Leafy burns to death in a Ferris wheel.
  • Purple Face is eaten by Yellow Face in the Non-Slip Shoes So Ha ad.
  • A bug is smashed by a spike.
  • The Announcer is crushed by a bowling ball, and then by Spongy 17 times.
  • All of the eliminated contestants are eaten by the bugs.
  • All of the recommended characters were eaten by bugs.
  • Flower is hit by a meteorite, which causes her to fall down a pit.
  • Firey is eaten by a large bug.
  • Bubble is popped by the Announcer 13 times (judging by frame by frame inspection).
  • Some of the bugs are killed by Firey's fire.
  • A David that was supposed to impersonate Firey is burned to ashes.
  • Firey is extinguished by a floating bucket 12 times (judging by frame by frame inspection)
  • The Announcer is crushed by Flower's crusher, crushed by Leafy with a hammer, eaten by Bubble and burnt by Firey a combined total of 12 times (judging by frame by frame inspection)
  • Bubble is popped 12 times at the ending.
  • Leafy walks into Firey 12 times (judging by frame by frame inspection)

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