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You two hives of wretchedness shall not waste energy fighting, unless it's in a fairly mediated competition!

"Take the Tower" is the 18th episode of BFB, and the 49th episode of the overall series. It was released on May 4th, 2020, which is 17 days after the previous episode.


Flower begins the episode by advertising a new piece of BFB merch, the "Oh, for Petals' Sake!" hoodie, which she reveals is on sale for 10 days.

Before Cake at Stake

Taco hands Spongy a friendship bracelet, which he then wraps around himself, splashing water everywhere (which kills Firey). Blocky notices this as "new material". Flower wipes her head clean and does the Four intro pose.

Flower witnesses Taco getting along with Spongy, and after flashing back to the previous episode of what went down between her and Taco, confronts the latter to question her friendship choices, that before she was stopped by Four telling her it's elimination time. However, he mistakenly says it's her team who was up for elimination. Flower points that out.

Cake at Stake

Four starts the Cake at Stake for the episode by telling the 4 colored team that they "disappointed" his color by losing the last episode's challenge.

Four reveals that the least-voted contestant is eliminated; Lollipop is confused, thinking it's the contestant with the most votes, like before. When she asks why Four is changing the rules of voting, she gets a screech and a lick from Four for an answer.

X is revolted that Four screeched, as he reveals that Four promised him to never screech again. Balloony notices that Lollipop's not waking up and tells Four to pat her head, but pats so fast that Lollipop's head shatters, killing her.

Bubble expresses that she's nervous, but Gelatin tells her to pronounce it right (despite Bubble having an accent). X reveals that Leafy is safe with the most votes, 11,000 out of the total 51,000. Ecstatic, Leafy begins a speech that addresses her family, friends, and Firey. However, Four cuts her off and gives her duct tape, taping her mouth for a prize.

Teardrop, Lollipop, Bubble, and Gelatin are all revealed safe, leaving it to the bottom two: Ruby and Balloony. Balloony is eliminated, and Ruby is safe. Balloony commands Four to suck him up, but Four reveals that the EXIT is occupied and there's no more room left (because of events of "The Escape From Four"). X snaps his fingers and Balloony starts floating, to "BRB". Ruby interprets it as Balloony to "be right back".

As Lollipop and Bubble are both recovered, Bubble asks Balloony for a recap, but Gelatin tells Bubble to look up: Balloony is still floating slowly towards the sky. Bubble now wants to save Balloony, getting a pile of blue bricks. Four is mad at this and asks Lollipop (who declines) and Blocky to take her down. However, Four sees what's going on and decides to adopt it into the next challenge.


Four creates two Team Towers that are level with each other. The challenge is to protect the team towers from destruction, contestants must use rocks to destroy the towers; the team whose tower topples first is up for elimination.

With the Four-Colored Team, Leafy commands the team to brainstorm (which is putting their heads together), and Lollipop suggests infiltrating the enemy tower. Gelatin makes sure they make an exception, with Loser, as he was arrested and put on probation for impersonating Loser. With Ruby's new official Oh, for Petals' Sake bag of petals, they can impersonate Flower.

As Spongy and Loser take in the new tower, someone knocks at the door: Bubble in a Flower disguise. She and Lollipop poorly show Flower's characteristics, but Gelatin is able to trick Firey. Firey reveals that he considers Flower to be a friend. However, he then interrogates the real Flower and asks her if she bought the petals from "Gelatin's FAKEhouse". Flower says she would pick a more fashionable store than that. Calling her Dora, Flower is pushed out of the tower.

Taco and Blocky try to throw the team rocks to the enemy tower, but their immense weight disallows them from reaching the enemy tower, instead of hitting the ground with an odd squeak. Even the Four Colored team is unable to throw the rocks. Flower makes fun of their perceived lack of muscles, and Ruby tells her that she thought Flower apparently signed a truce to the "Insulting War of '19".

X colored team pushes all the rocks off the cliff, and they are revealed to have landed on X. This causes Taco to tell X that he can move out of the way. Four Colored Team regroups and Leafy deduces that Gelatin is destroying the enemy tower, but she had deduced wrong: Gelatin as Flower is instead playing patty cake with Firey.

Loser has a new plan: take Spongy's friendship bracelet, and after folding it repeatedly, uses Firey's Coiny-slapping glove and he throws the bracelet to the other team's tower, now forming a bridge. Now if the X colored team crosses, they can destroy the Four colored team's tower.

What would be an easy task is made harder as the Four-Colored team starts to cross the bridge, starting with Woody and Flower. Taco, also mistaking Flower for Dora, tells her that TPOT Contestants are not allowed in BFB (despite Dora already being eliminated). Taco pushes Flower off and joins a terrified Woody, who she calms down by telling him to look forward. However, what he sees is a charging Teardrop, who pulls down on the bridge and sending Lollipop and Woody off the bridge.

Now Taco and Ruby are the only ones left. They fight viciously with a band of teammates (except Leafy) cheering them on. Ruby wins the slap battle, but both fall off... and now it's Firey and Leafy left to fight each other. Leafy, still remembering the quarrel between them, decides not to fight; this instead buys time for Flower, who has landed on the X-Colored Team's tower roof, to give it a remodel. However, she has cracked the roof, causing the other team to slide off.

The X-Colored Team's tower is now destroyed. Four and X name that team, Have Nots (as they have nowhere to live), and the team whose tower is still standing, Have Cots (as they have a place to live).


Ruby drives the SuperVan and picks up Lollipop, Leafy, and Woody. Ruby and Leafy start to sing, irritating Lollipop.

Balloony screams as he goes to the previously mentioned "BRB", with the screen being black and there being construction-like sounds.


The voting rules have been changed; instead of voting who to eliminate, one would now vote for who to save. The contestant with the least votes will be eliminated.

51,310 votes were cast in total. (the episode mistakenly states 51,320)

Icon Name Votes Percentage of votes
Leafy TeamIcon.png Leafy 11,741 22.88%
Teardrop TeamIcon.png Teardrop 9,473 18.46%
Lollipop TeamIcon.png Lollipop 8,550 16.66%
Bubble TeamIcon.png Bubble 8,114 15.81%
Gelatin TeamIcon.png Gelatin 5,272 10.27%
Ruby TeamIcon.png Ruby 4,644 9.05%
Balloony TeamIcon.png Balloony 3,516 6.85%


  1. Firey is extinguished by Spongy's fluids.
  2. Lollipop is crushed to death when Four pats her too many times.
  3. Bubble is popped by Gelatin.

Continuity references

  • As the X-Colored Team was up for elimination, Firey is seen doing his BFDIA intro pose.
  • When Flower descended onto her team's tower, she made the same sounds as Eraser did when he fell on a bed of spikes in "Take the Plunge: part 2".
  • In the ending scene, Woody does his elimination panic from BFDI.
  • The music that plays when Balloony is eliminated is the same elimination song used in Ten Words of Wisdom, a camp by carykh that has been running since December 12, 2015.
    • It's called Childhood Memories of Winter.
  • When Four and X say "Boop" at the end of the challenge, it is a reference to what Announcer also says that when a challenge is done.
  • Ruby mentions going shopping, possibly referring to the stinger of "X Marks the Spot", where Ruby tells Teardrop to get in the FreeSmart Supervan, as they were going shopping.
  • Firey's Coiny-slapping glove is a reference to the Firey-Coiny slapping feud in BFDI.
  • When Flower questions Taco's choice of friendship, Four tells her "No raging, Flower", similar to the Announcer telling her "Stop raging, Flower" in BFDI 21.
  • Flower saying "Who's next, who's next?" at 10:38 is a reference to BFDI 23 when Flower says the same line at the incinerator.
  • When Ruby asked Four where Balloony is going after he was eliminated, Four said he’s going to the "BRB", and Ruby thought it meant “be right back.” This is a reference to the LOL, as Leafy thought, it meant "laughing out loud".

Cultural references

  • The 2 new team names, "Have Cots" and "Have Nots" reference the twist from Survivor: Fiji.



  • This is the first episode since "Don't Dig Straight Down" to feature animation done by Cary Huang.
  • This is the first episode that contains an actual advertisement.
  • This is the first BFB episode to be released on a Monday.
  • Balloony is the second contestant in BFB that Satomi Hinatsu voices to be voted out, the first being Firey Jr.
  • This is the first elimination in BFB where Bubble is not the first to be called safe.
  • Gelatin mentions impersonating Loser and getting arrested for it. This makes him the second character to have a known criminal record, the first being Ice Cube, for escaping the TLC.
  • This episode marks the first time Firey has died since BFB started.
  • Other than the intro, the Oh, for Petals' Sake! merchandise was mentioned twice throughout the episode:
    • Ruby pulling up a bag of merch.
    • Flower herself says it when Taco mistakes her for Dora.
  • This episode has the only instance of only one member of a team getting a prize in Cake at Stake while the other safe members get nothing.
  • Coincidentally, the females that fought each other on the bridge, Ruby and Taco, were the first two girls to be eliminated after the split.
  • Not counting the gap between B.F.B. = Back From Beginning and You Know Those Buttons Don't Do Anything, Right?, this episode has the fifth shortest wait between itself and the previous episode, having a 17-day gap in between this and "X Marks the Spot". The shortest is a tie for the waits between "Insectophobe's Nightmare 3", "Lick Your Way to Freedom", "Today's Very Special Episode", "The Liar Ball You Don't Want" and the episodes that came before them (each only having a 14-day gap).
  • Despite the soundtrack Trailer playing in the episode, AShamaluevmusic wasn't listed as the composer in the credits.
    • This marks AShamaluevmusic as one of the first composers of BFB not to be listed in the credits.
  • This is the first episode of the series where Ruby is in the bottom two.
  • Coincidentally, Beep and the Have Cots' first loss include Balloony getting the least votes while Leafy gets the most.
  • This is the last episode in which Four uses the screech.


  • The episode counts 51,320 votes when the total votes is actually 51,310.
  • There is a mistake with the blue tower as in one scene, the dome under it was a dark blue color and in another scene, it was colored dark yellow and then after that, it stayed dark blue.
  • When Loser lays out the bridge, a shot is shown with everyone on the bridge, but in the next scene, Loser calls his team onto the bridge.
  • When Firey gets killed by the water, he suddenly recovers in the challenge. This could possibly mean that Firey survived the water and wasn't killed, or he was recovered off-screen.
  • When Taco mistakes Flower for Dora, she says that TPOT contestants cannot compete in the challenge, despite Dora being eliminated the episode before TPOT became official.
  • In the scene where Leafy pretends she is punching Firey, Firey's fire animation isn't moving.


Name Timestamp
Rhombus 0:00 - 0:14
0:15 - 0:29
0:59 - 1:02
music of four's 3D hand 0:40 - 0:58
Alchemists Tower 1:16 - 1:19
Dinklie 1:20 - 1:28
5:33 - 5:53
Evolekaf 1:35 - 1:57
Unknown 1:58 - 2:08
Chugvolution 2:14 - 2:34
2:45 - 3:13
3:16 -3:34
Childhood Memories of Winter 3:38 - 3:57
Hallway 3:59 - 4:45
Storm 4:46 - 5:09
Streetlight 5:55 - 6:13
6:17 - 6:21
Space Bubble 6:22 - 6:29
6:37 - 7:07
7:09 - 7:39
Season Coming to an End 7:41 - 7:56
8:02 - 8:14
8:18 - 8:24
8:31 - 8:35
Here demo 8:53 - 9:09
9:12 - 9:32
Mei's Theme 9:46 - 11:05
Trailer 11:06 - 11:39
Murthful 11:48 - 12:50
Lade 13:14 - 13:59

2020 episodes
The Escape from FourX Marks the SpotTake the TowerHow Loe Can You Grow?A Taste of SpaceLet's Raid The WarehouseWho Stole Donut's Diary?Fashion For Your Face!The Game Has ChangedThe Tweested TempleThe Hidden ContestantUprooting Everything
Battle for Dream Island episodes and other videos
TFI: "Crying Contest" • "Balance Beam" • "Mile Run" • "Elimination Volleyball!" • "Rope Climb" • "Dodgeball" • "Spelling Bee" • "Breath Holding Contest" • "Dice!" • "Spinner" • "Bowling 1" • "Bowling 2" • "Stack 1"* • "Stack 2"* • "Hurdles 1"* • "Hurdles 2"* • "Hurdles 3 and 'WETHFPC'"* • "Jumbo" (partially released)

*not released yet

BFDI1.png 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.png 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"

IDFB3.png IDFB: "Welcome Back"

B.F.B.png 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?" • "Fashion For Your Face!" • "The Game Has Changed" • "The Tweested Temple" • "The Hidden Contestant" • "Uprooting Everything" • "B.F.B. = Back From Beginning" • SOS (Save Our Show) • "Chapter Complete"

TPOT Abbreviated.png BFDI:TPOT: "You Know Those Buttons Don't Do Anything, Right?"

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!" • "Aw, Seriously?" • "BFB Contestants React to Wiki Comments" • "Thanks for 800,000 subscribers!" • "PUMPKIN 2.0 - BFDI Halloween Shorts" • "If Among Us Was a BFDI Challenge" • "If X-MAS in Among Us was a BFDI Challenge" • "Thanks for 900,000 subscribers!" • "Thanks for 1,000,000 subscribers!" • "Thanks for 4 years of Thanks for 4 years of Thanks for 4 years!

Reanimated specials: "BFDI 1a+1b Reanimated! Fan-made MAP (Multi Animator Project)" • "BFDIA 1 Re-Animated By 95 People! - (Fan-Made)" • "IDFB 1 Re-Animated By 108 People! (Fan-Made)"

Cancelled: Yoylecake Winning Celebration CartoonDecember 2016 ShortBFDIA 6


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