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"...if you know what I mean." — Tennis Ball
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Well, everybody, they are building the island of luxury. It's called Dream Island.

"Take the Plunge: Part 1" is the first part of the first-ever episode in all of BFDI. It was released on the Jacknjellify channel on January 1, 2010.

Twenty animated objects are told by an Announcer that they can win Dream Island, a one-square-mile island of paradise, which includes luxurious facilities, a casino, robot servants, a 5-star hotel, and 6 restaurants. The objects are told that they will have to compete in a challenge and they believe that the winner would obtain the island, and will be able to choose who can and can't go with them.

Pin and Leafy won the first contest, only to be told that they have to pick the teams for upcoming challenges, thus beginning the official Battle for Dream Island.



Cold open

The first scene shows Pencil and Match discussing how Flower is scared of bugs. After that, Match talks about how Flower thinks she is so fabulous. A flashback then starts playing, which shows Flower asking Ice Cube if she was beautiful. However, she kicked Ice Cube after hearing she replied with a no. This catches Ice Cube's attention and decided to join in the conversation. Ice Cube states that she is going to take revenge on Flower after getting kicked by her. She then says she's glad that Pencil and Match are her friends. Ice Cube wanted to give Bubble a hug for being her friend. Pencil and Match tried to warn her to stop, but Ice Cube accidentally pops Bubble in the process. Bubble is recovered by the Bubble Recovery Center, only to nearly be popped by Pin.

Bubble got mad at her for trying to poke her. However, she told Bubble that Blocky was holding her, and after she breaks free by kicking him, he throws Needle at Bubble. He says that he only wanted to hurt someone. Blocky follows this up by kicking Woody, who almost hits Teardrop. Leafy picks him up from the ground and tells him to enjoy life. Woody then looks over to Teardrop, whom he fell in love with, and tried to hug her. However, she got annoyed and kicked him into the air.

Tennis Ball tells Teardrop to calm down and that Woody breaks easily because he is balsa. Woody hits Rocky, chipping himself in the process. Woody screams in fear, while Eraser comments to Pen that Woody is not cool. Eraser says Pen, however, is cool, and Pen says that Eraser is cool too. Snowball was riding on his hand glider but he accidentally hits a mountaintop, losing his grip from his hand glider and causes it to fling in the air. On his way down, he finds Rocky. After a one-sided greeting, he throws him away, causing Rocky to suddenly hit Tennis Ball, who frowns at Rocky. Rocky says hi to Tennis Ball, calling him his "good ol' friend".

Meanwhile, Coiny and Firey fight on top of Spongy, who is leaking water. Golf Ball tells them to stop fighting, and for Spongy to take a bath because he's stinky, to which he apologizes. Eraser and Blocky discuss Golf Ball's bossiness, and Eraser calls her a "bossy-bot". Blocky, Snowball and Pen begin starring at him. Eraser then calls a bossy robot, but they still stare at him. Eraser then finally calls her a robot who is built to be its bossiest. Eraser says that he'd do anything to get away from Golf Ball, Flower, Woody, and Spongy.

The Announcer then falls from the sky and tells Eraser he is in luck, which piques Eraser's interest. He then tells Eraser about Dream Island. Eraser says that he wants it, but the Announcer says that everyone else does too. However, Eraser would never want to give to anyone else. To which Announcer replies that the objects will settle this with a contest.


Everyone is placed on a wooden balance beam standing above water, and the Announcer informs them that whoever stays on the beam the longest wins. Leafy and Pin promise to help each other. Blocky sits still in a pose, which Coiny notices and wonders what he's doing, telling him to wake up. Spongy falls first after slipping out of place. Woody, Eraser, Tennis Ball, Firey, Golf Ball, Needle, and Leafy are aggressively pushed away by Flower, saying that she "needs her space". Leafy is saved by Pin right before reaching the water.

Bubble decides to form an alliance along with Pencil and Match that will last throughout the entire series. Ice Cube, eager to secure her friendship with them, asks if she could join. As she runs toward them, she accidentally knocks Pen off of the beam, then bumps into Snowball and the rest of Pencil's alliance, also knocking them out. Before sinking into the water, Pencil rejects Ice Cube's request.

Coiny, having noticed that Blocky still isn't moving, and tells him to wake up again. He shakes Blocky, accidentally causing him to fall off from the bridge, but Blocky swings around the beam and makes Coiny fall. Blocky starts to tell him to not mess with him, but he's too late.

With six contestants still on the beam, Leafy and Pin try to push off Flower, while Blocky watches them fearfully. However, Flower notices them on time and kicks them into the air. Leafy and Pin, distracted by their "flying", end up crashing into the bridge, knocking off themselves and Teardrop. Leafy grabs onto the bridge and Pin's leg and Teardrop grabs on as well. Leafy was about to lose her grip on the bridge and calls Blocky and Rocky for help. Leafy almost loses her grip on the bridge, but luckily, Blocky comes, only to step on her feet. He realizes his mistake and pulls Leafy's arm. Blocky almost falls but hangs on the bridge with his feet, struggling to pull the others up.

Leafy tells Teardrop to reach onto her other arm to conserve their weight so that Blocky can pull them up easier. Flower comes and shows off her Non-Slip Shoes So Ha, but Blocky uses one of his feet to kick her off the bridge. Flower grabs on to Pin in time, so Pin responds by licking Flower. Flower, disgusted by Pin licking her, gradually loses grip of Pin and finally falls into the water. Leafy says that dropping Flower was a job well done, and Pin and Teardrop swing back onto the bridge. Leafy reminds Pin that they're in an alliance, so she helped Leafy swing back onto the bridge. Blocky says that Leafy is stepping on him, but just like how Blocky accidentally pushed Coiny off, Leafy realizes it at the last minute and Blocky falls off the bridge. Later, Teardrop tries to push off Rocky, but she slips and falls, along with Rocky.

Leafy and Pin are the final two, so they do a rock-paper-scissors tie-breaker. Pin's scissors beat Leafy's paper. They argue about the bias, in which Pin states only of them can win (but accidentally flips Leafy off the first time). but the Announcer turns up to them and says that they both win, and are going to be team leaders of future teams for a longer competition to win the island. Pin seems to be bored, but Leafy says that it doesn't seem so bad.

Challenge progression

Contestant Pushed off Pushed off by
Spongy TeamIcon N/A N/A
Flower TeamIcon Woody TeamIconEraser TeamIconTennisBall TeamIconFirey TeamIconGolfBall TeamIconNeedle TeamIcon Pin TeamIcon
IceCube TeamIcon Pen TeamIconMatch TeamIconPencil TeamIconBubble TeamIconSnowball TeamIcon N/A
Blocky TeamIcon Coiny TeamIcon (by mistake) Leafy TeamIcon (by mistake)
Pin TeamIcon Flower TeamIcon N/A
Leafy TeamIcon Blocky TeamIcon (by mistake) N/A
Teardrop TeamIcon Rocky TeamIcon Teardrop TeamIcon (by mistake)


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


  • This episode has the most views on the channel (more than 59.9 million views as of July 2020) and has the highest dislike/like ratio (with 81,000+ likes and 16,000+ dislikes).
  • In January 2019, this episode was reanimated in BFDI 1a+1b Reanimated! Fan-made MAP (Multi Animator Project) as part of BFDI's ninth anniversary.
  • This is the first episode to have subtitles. It was followed by "Lofty", "The Long-lost Yoyle City", "Welcome Back", and the first sixteen Battle for BFDI episodes.
  • On January 1, 2020, this episode turned 10 years old.
  • This is one of the three BFDI episodes with no voting, the other two being "Puzzling Mysteries" and "Return of the Hang Glider".
  • During the beginning of the episode, Pencil was originally supposed to say "Really, Match?".
  • The claws resemble the claws from The Demented Cartoon Movie.
  • Before Flower pushes everyone around her away, there were 2 words that both said "HELP" between Pin and Leafy. One of them was red, and the other was green. Both word colors represent Pin and Leafy respectively.
  • This is the first 2-part episode in all of BFDI.
  • While Pin and Leafy were flying in the air, Eraser is seen flying in the distance for a very brief moment even though he got pushed off the balance beam by Flower.
  • Needle, Pen, Snowball, and Tennis Ball all only have a single line.
  • This is the first official appearance of the Non-Slip Shoes So Ha shoes (worn by Flower). They make their second BFDI appearance in Insectophobe's Nightmare 2, during an advertisement.
  • This is the first episode to use the "snatch" sound effect. It was also used in "The Four is Lava".
  • Innuendo: When Pin says "only one of us can win", it is implied that she accidentally flips Leafy with the middle finger, as Leafy responds she pointed the "wrong finger".
  • There was an alternate ending to the contest where Pin won; Leafy was out and ended up in third place, then Pin knocked off Teardrop and won. Apparently, the voices were done, but it was deleted, most likely due to timing.
  • Bubble is the first character to die in the series.
  • Match is the first person to talk in this episode, making her the first-ever character to talk (in animation) in the history of BFDI.
  • This episode is mostly based on the first book of Total Firey Points.
  • According to BFDI's Road to Half a Billion Views, this episode got 7,301 views in its first month after release.


  • At frame 232 for a split second, Match's arm detaches from her body.
  • When Ice Cube gets kicked by Flower, her legs disappear.
  • There was a shadow under Blocky, then disappeared when he turned around.
  • When Pin was getting up, her arm wasn't attached to her body.
  • When Flower held on to Pin, her arm wasn't attached to her body.
  • When the scene changed to Spongy, Firey and Coiny were armless and faceless. However, when it moved up to them, their arms and face appeared.
  • After Eraser explains to Blocky about Golf Ball being a "bossy-bot", Pen and Snowball appeared out of nowhere. It is possible that they joined Blocky immediately.
  • At 3:08, everyone is armless.
  • At 3:45, Eraser is armless.
  • At 4:28, the characters' sizes were incorrect.
  • Leafy's voice changed throughout the episode.
  • While Coiny was slapping Firey, one of Firey's poses when being slapped has his legs not being attached to his body.


  1. Bubble popped when Ice Cube squeezed her too hard.
  2. Firey most likely died in the water when he was pushed off the balance beam by Flower.
  3. Rocky and Golf Ball most likely drowned (debatable).


Time Title Composer
0:00 - 3:53 "New Friendly" Kevin MacLeod
3:54 - 4:00 Intro music
4:09 - 6:33 "Rocket" Kevin MacLeod

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)"

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