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The twenty-first contest is the long jump. Whoever jumps the furthest wins immunity.

The Glistening is the 21st episode of Battle for Dream Island. It was released on September 1, 2011. In this episode, a character rejoined the show for the last time in the first season.


Before the Intro

The episode starts with the Announcer asking the contestants if they want to go back to Earth. Everyone raises their limbs (hands or feet), meaning that they want to get back to Earth. The Announcer then asks if they want to see the Orion Nebula, but Leafy says that staying on Earth is better, and Bubble agrees, and also questions that he also wants everyone to go to Earth. The Announcer says that they cannot go back because the only spaceship is out of fuel. Leafy has a bag of fuel but the Announcer says that the spaceship does not run on that fuel, but runs on contestants. Everyone gasps. The Announcer then says that he was "just kidding" and says that it actually runs on "big yellow squishy contestants". Everyone then pushes Spongy into the fuel containment unit.

Cake at Stake

Before Cake at Stake, Firey and Leafy are happy that they will go back to earth, and Announcer says that everyone will be landing soon. Everyone lands on Earth after a few seconds. Before that, the spaceship crashes into the Tiny Loser Chamber, making it just read "Tiny Chamber". At Cake at Stake, Ice Cube gets 10 votes from the contestants and 160 more votes, one from each of the recommended characters, most likely by Snowball explaining that the TLC is too hot and needs to be cooled down. She is sent to the TLC with the "Quadruple Laser-powered Teleportation Device".

Then, the Announcer announces that one contestant will rejoin, with Firey remarking that he remembered.


The Cake at Stake song is played again, with a different voice. Snowball says, "Oh my snowflakes, that was different!". Then, the Announcer asks him if he wants to hear something even more different, to which Snowball says not really. Another Cake at Stake song is played, with different lyrics, which makes Leafy clap until the Announcer tells her to be quiet.

Out of the 859 votes (including those only voted at the faulty episode), Snowball received the least amount of votes, with only 8 votes. So the oddballs that voted him (including the First Pencil Voter) are read out loud. Snowball asks if it's enough to win, and the Announcer says no. Pin and Golf Ball were then the next to leave, both with 13 votes. GB says that her chances of winning decreased to 0.000%, as both of them are teleported away. Blocky and Woody are the next to go, with 24 and 29 votes. Blocky gets angry and then kicked Woody. However, they both got teleported. Eraser and Pen are the next to not rejoin, with 32 votes each. Pen then tells the 32 voters that he owes them five hundred million vigintillion dollars ($5*1071) each since he can't pay them right now. Match is next to leave with 35 votes. David and "that clumsy Tennis Ball" are next with 41 votes. Tennis Ball can't stand being called "clumsy" so he demagnetizes Announcer making his system start to break, but he gets teleported.

Announcer then announces the final 5: Flower, Needle, Teardrop, Coiny, and Pencil. Coiny announces that he just knows he's going to win. Announcer then says that Pencil isn't rejoining, because she only got 60 votes. Coiny believes to have hit a stroke of luck, and the Announcer tells Coiny he had enough of him. When Flower asks how many votes did he get, it is revealed that he got 78 votes. Flower exclaims that that's 78 more people that she'll have to stretch. Needle, being referred to as Needy by the Announcer, receives only 103 votes. Needle then exclaims, "Don't call me Needy!" She then tries to slap him, but he dodges, sending Needle slowly spinning into the TLC. With the final two being Flower and Teardrop, Flower goes into a state of worrying, saying that "it should be her and nobody else should join." With Teardrop being absolutely silent, Leafy remarks that she hopes Teardrop joins. However, Flower re-enters the competition with 205 out of the total 862 votes, While Teardrop gets 148 votes. She offers a high five to Teardrop, who gets teleported to the TLC. Flower also gets a cake, which is really a pizza, much to her confusion.


The Announcer explains that the next contest is a long jump competition, and whoever jumps the furthest will get immunity.

Spongy, still being burnt by being used as fuel for the spaceship, only jumps a few meters. Rocky was about to barf, but then hesitated, flails his legs and magically flies very quickly, and he yells again. Bubble is next and starts to jump, but Leafy didn't know that the Yoylecake had side effects, which turns her into Metal Ball (recommended by worldsubways13) thus making Bubble land only a bit farther than Spongy. Leafy apologizes to her. Leafy and Firey tell Flower to jump, but she denies it and tells them to jump too, and throws Firey. He lands farther than Bubble, but behind Rocky. Leafy is next, and she jumps, and after that, she sings the "Blue Skidoo" song, which transmits her into Yoyleland. Flower, to finish the challenge, does a small step, and she claims that she won.

Speaker asks everyone if they all did the challenge, and they all say yes. In the end, Leafy won the immunity, since she jumped instantly into Yoyleland, which is 2,763 miles away from the others. But she rejects the prize and gives her immunity to Spongy due to feeling bad about burning him, to Spongy's delight. The voting begins between Flower, Bubble (Metal Ball), Firey, Rocky, and Leafy.

During the voting screen, Flower says to the viewers that they should not vote for her to be eliminated, or she'll twist them. She also points out that she is the least voted eliminated contestant since "Barriers and Pitfalls", making it show how wonderful she was.


After the voting screen, the spaceship is shown flying, with a sign saying "This spaceship runs on big yellow squishy contestants." The sign then flips up to a new sign saying "This spaceship runs on voters."



Contestant Votes Voters Percentage Vote Change
Rocky TeamIcon 0 0% 43 less than last time
Spongy TeamIcon 1 Pin TeamIcon 6.67% (0.57%) 141 less than last time
Firey TeamIcon 4 Blocky TeamIconNeedle TeamIconTeardrop TeamIconCoiny TeamIcon 26.67% (2.27%) 60 less than last time
IceCube TeamIcon 10 Flower TeamIconWoody TeamIconGolfBall TeamIconSnowball TeamIconMatch TeamIconEraser TeamIconPen TeamIconTennisBall TeamIconPencil TeamIconDavid TeamIconDonut TeamIconCake TeamIconBasketball TeamIconMarker TeamIconLollipop TeamIconBracelety TeamIconBalloony TeamIcon + 160 recommended characters (including the ones listed above as voting icons). 66.67% (97.16%) 99 more than last time


Contestant Votes Percentage of votes
Snowball TeamIcon Snowball 8 0.93%
Pin TeamIcon Pin 13 1.51%
GolfBall TeamIcon Golf Ball 13 1.51%
Blocky TeamIcon Blocky 24 2.78%
Woody TeamIcon Woody 29 3.36%
Eraser TeamIcon Eraser 32 3.71%
Pen TeamIcon Pen 32 3.71%
Match TeamIcon Match 35 4.06%
David TeamIcon David 41 4.76%
TennisBall TeamIcon Tennis Ball 41 4.76%
Pencil TeamIcon Pencil 60 6.96%
Coiny TeamIcon Coiny 78 9.05%
Needle TeamIcon Needle 103 11.95%
Teardrop TeamIcon Teardrop 148 17.17%
Flower TeamIcon Flower 205 23.78%


  • Bold means immunity for the episode.
  • Italic means up for elimination.
  • Strikeout means that they will be eliminated in the next episode.


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


  • This the 3rd and 4th time Flower did her "You better vote/not vote for me!" animation.
  • When Leafy gets out her map and says, "Blue skidoo, you can too!", then teleports to Yoyleland, this is a reference to Blue's Clues.
  • This episode has the second mention of englishcreamcakes (the first person who voted for Pencil.)
  • The part when Snowball's voters are mentioned is a reference to "Puzzling Mysteries" when LOSMMORPG was mentioned in the same way.
  • This is the first episode without any deaths.
  • This is the only episode where Firey is in the bottom two for elimination votes.
  • The name of the episode is a reference to The Shining, a horror story written by Stephen King.
  • The five hundred million vigintillion dollars that Pen owes to each of his 32 voters are referenced in "Getting Teardrop to Talk". Gelatin decides not to let Pen join TIC, because he is "still two hundred vigintillion dollars in debt".
  • Coiny thinking he was going to rejoin the battle is possibly a reference to "Reveal Novum", in which Nickel thought he was going to join BFDI.


  • When Leafy remarks that she hopes Teardrop joins, Bubble and Leafy appear in the spaceship, instead of being with the Announcer
  • When Needle slaps Firey, Needle's body is larger.
  • When the Announcer informs that eliminated contestants will choose who will be eliminated, Blocky had no mouth (at 1:14).
  • Pen's height was never too long like what happened when voting for Ice Cube.
  • When Leafy gets to Yoyleland, her voice sounds like Bubble.
  • For a split second, the QLTD's laser appeared in the previous frame.
  • At 4:40 and 6:34, Teardrop's arm was missing.
  • At 0:46, Match's hair is red, later, it's blue (e.g. 5:45), and in the previous episode, it was blue.
  • Clay Blob holds up a sign with an invalid character.

2011 episodes
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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?" • "Fashion For Your Face!" • "The Game Has Changed"

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