I'd rather take the Screech!

Screech is a type of verbal abuse that is performed by Four. It is generally done when Four is prompted to speak. The term was at first coined by X, when telling Four to stop screeching. In "Fortunate Ben", however, everyone refers to it as "the screech".


Four Screech

Audio sample of Four's screech. WARNING: Loud!


Clock's resonant frequency happens to match with the screech.

Generally, the screech is a loud, earsplitting sound that causes some effects on the victim. These symptoms include:

  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Paralysis
  • Confusions
  • Stuns
  • Violent Shaking
  • Death (when combined with scratching)

The victim generally recovers shortly after the screech.

Love Hearts

Love Hearts are a type of item that Four shoots out of his eyes and mouth when he sees something he adores.

Four screeches for (at least) 2 reasons: the first is when stunning and/or harming a contestant, or when he likes something. The hearts themselves are solid, thus they can hurt someone, as Eraser was hit by a heart and flung through the sky. The first appearance the Love Hearts made was during "Today's Very Special Episode", where there were roughly 345 hearts shown.


Victim Count
8-Ball[7] 1
Basketball[7] 1
Bell[3] 1
Bracelety 1
Clock[7] 3
Donut[5] 2
Eraser[3] 1
Lollipop[4][9] 3
Marker[3] 1
Match[1] 1
Pen[6][7][8] 3
Pillow[2][8] 2
Saw[5][6] 1
Taco 1
Tree[8] 3
Woody 1
X 3
Yellow Face[4] 1
Rest of Death P.A.C.T.[8] 1

[1] Screeched non-canonically
[2] Killed by screech
[3] Screeched from Love Hearts
[4] Screeched in ear
[5] Screeched by audio recorder
[6] Screeched, but got no effect
[7] Partially screeched
[8] Screeched, then/or eaten
[9] Screeched, then/or licked


  • Screech (X)
  • Screechy (X)
  • The Screech (Pen, Lollipop, Liy)
  • Loud noises (Yellow Face)


  • Four's screech itself is from Freesound (a sound database that anyone can upload and download), available under the Creative Commons Zero License. Here is the link to the uncut sound.
  • In real life, Four's screech must be louder than 120 decibels in order to cause damage.
  • X, Clock, Lollipop, Pen, and Tree are currently the only characters to have been screeched 3 times.
    • Donut got screeched at the second-most amount of times, at 2.
  • Donut was the first contestant to be screeched at by Four.
    • Coincidentally, he later became a host after Four and X got multiplied.
  • Bracelety and 8-Ball are currently the only eliminated contestants to have been screeched at.
  • The love hearts are red in BFDI 1a, however in "Today's Very Special Episode", they are pink-ish red.
  • The love hearts have only appeared twice: once in BFDI 1a, and again in "Today's Very Special Episode".
  • Match is the only contestant to be screeched outside a BFB episode.
    • She is also the first person screeched in 2018.
  • Love Hearts are performed when Four screeches in excitement or when he loves something related to him. They are used in "Today's Very Special Episode".
  • Canonically speaking, Woody and Pen are the only original BFDI contestants to have been screeched at.
  • Pen is the first contestant to ask for a screech, although he chose it over an insult from X.
  • Pillow is the first (and possibly only) person who has been killed by a screech.
    • Her death, however, might not have been from the screech itself, as Four was clawing at her when she tried to suffocate him while he was screeching.
  • In "Fortunate Ben", when Caedmon Johnson A.K.A. SuperScratchKat animates Four screeching at Pen, the movement of Four's mouth looks like the beak of a bird, therefore being called "the Bird Screech".
  • In "Questions Answered", Donut was affected by a recorded screech.
    • This confirms that the screech can still affect a contestant even when it's just a recording of it.
    • The audio recorded version may only work on certain contestants. This is because Saw was not affected by it.




Running gags
2,763Arm flutteringBattle for NothingBFDI CommercialsBlocky's Funny Doings InternationalBox of Paper SlipsBracelety's signsBubble TransformerBudget cutsCharacter OMGsCharacter WTHsCommercialsCyanideDabDora's SpeechElimination Prevention PlanFork RepellentForksFourth Wall breaksGumdropsMaroon BallNeedle SlapsNon-Slip Shoes So HaRecycled sound effects and dialogueRocky's vomitScreechyYoylecake
Interactions with Everyone, X, Donut
Locations Eternal Algebra Class Withfour, The Fourest
Others Screechy, Zappies, Mutilation, Four's Button
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