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Or should I say... IMPOSTOR!

What Do You Think of Roleplay? is the 12th episode of Battle for BFDI and the 43rd episode of the overall series. It was released on July 10, 2018.


Cold open

Blocky, Pen, and Eraser are having a conversation at a bench outside of Gelatin's Steakhouse. They discuss Tree being stuck in Bottle, Blocky's pranks, and Death P.A.C.T.'s philosophy. Pen congratulates Eraser for tolerating Foldy despite her being a pentagon, but this only causes Eraser to freak out and yell. However, Ruby arrives and unfolds Foldy as comeuppance for making iance lose the previous challenge in BFB 11, calming Eraser.

Black Hole and Remote are outside the Lavatories when Bomby suddenly bursts out and confronts Black Hole, knocking over Remote. Black Hole mistakes this as Bomby thanking Black Hole for saving his life twice, but in reality, Bomby is mad that Black Hole sucked up his banana, not caring about saving his life as "life is cheap". Black Hole agrees to help find Bomby a banana.

Four and X are laughing together, but X is strangely more aggressive, reprimanding, and assertive, and Four more docile, playful, and unsure. This continues into Cake at Stake. Fanny is revealed to have survived her decapitation and is mad at Snowball. Lightning is weirded out by the sudden change in X and Four's personality.

Cake at Stake

The prize for safety is a burger slice. Bubble, Lightning, and Ruby are safe. Before Ruby takes a bite out of the burger, she throws the pickles away, which hit "X". "X" is apparently about to zap Ruby before "Four" stops him. Fanny, Flower, and Snowball are declared safe, and "X" cuts off "Four" to say Match is eliminated. Match accepts her elimination and is sucked into EXIT by "X" before Bubble can have her final words with Match. Bubble feels guilty, thinking that Match was eliminated because she didn't forgive Match. Fanny attempts to console Bubble. Bubble then goes on to forgive the other iance members (though unintentionally insulting Flower and Ruby in the process) but is popped by Snowball when she forgives him.

After Cake at Stake

Fanny walks past the recommended characters to demand "Four" to recover Bubble. However, "Four" is seemingly unable to, and "X" attempts to make it seem like "Four" is doing the recovering instead of "X", by standing behind him while recovering Bubble. Defeated after being found out about what they were doing, Four and X remove their facades to reveal that they had shape-shifted to look like each other. Fries demands to know what's going on, and the real Four exclaims that it was an allegory for the episode's challenge: each team will have one of their members swapped with another team's member—their appearance and voice are the same, but their minds are not. The teams must root out the impostor among them to be safe.

Eggy and Leafy are playing tic-tac-toe, not paying attention to Four. This angers him, but Eggy claims that she already knows her teammates intimately and will, therefore, find the impostor easily. Four points out that The Losers! are missing someone that Eggy didn't notice. However, missing contestants are excused from the challenge. Gaty points out that nothing is stopping them from guessing each contestant one by one. Four threatens to eliminate Gaty, but she points out that he can only do that if she got the most votes, and her team was not up for elimination. Four disbars the contestants from using the process of elimination and zaps Gaty. He then starts the contest.


The teams are teleported into different mysterious, single-colored rooms. Gaty laments the fact that they can't use the process of elimination, meaning they'll have to use a different plan. Pin mimics Taco, and she decides to lay low to not be detected. Lollipop asks if Taco has any strategies, but this causes Book to get upset, and the two of them argue. When Lolipop asks where "Taco" would go to abandon them, the real Taco is revealed to be posing as Tree, and wonders where she went. Foldy demands Fries to fold her back up, as a trustworthy person would be able to. Eraser agrees, knowing that the more things the team members do, the more likely the impostor is to slip, and expose themselves, however, Fries fails to do so properly. Bubble confronts Snowball about popping her (with Lightning flying around), but Bubble forgives him about doing so. Snowball pops Bubble again anyway. This causes Ruby and Flower to deduce that the two were real.

Golf Ball interrogates Tennis Ball by asking him what he stole from the Science Museum. Though Tennis Ball answers correctly, Golf Ball points out that Pin, Coiny, Nickel, and Fries would also know the answer, so any one of them could be an impostor of TB. Robot Flower calls into question Golf Ball's validity. Golf Ball then says there's "no need." but RF is not convinced. GB then goes on to interrogate Basketball by asking her who is the team leader. Basketball answers that Golf Ball is, completely convincing GB that she's real. GB notices that she is a great singer, which hints at Basketball being the fake.

Meanwhile, "Tree" is trying to figure out how to escape from Bottle. Pie tells her that slow and steady is the only way, but "Tree" instead does a flip to smash Bottle, killing her. Having caused death (which Tree wouldn't normally do), Taco is quickly discovered. Fries is making progress in folding Foldy when Puffball suddenly barfs on Yellow Face. Yellow Face is quick to accuse Puffball of her facade, revealing her to be Rocky. Eraser attempts to convince Fries to stop folding Foldy, as she would become a pentagon again, though this annoys Fries.

Naily stabs Spongy, angering Firey Jr. Naily defends herself by saying when all you are is a nail, everything looks like something you should stab. Nickel gets Woody to react by pulling a fork on him in a strategy to test if Woody was real (which he passed). However, Balloony takes great displeasure with this, and the two fight, ending in Balloony getting popped. The noise, as a result, makes "Rocky" talk, allowing Nickel to deduce him as the fake, revealing that Rocky was Basketball. Basketball is now covered in orange.

Golf Ball interrogates Grassy, though she gets frustrated with Grassy's answer. Robot Flower takes this as stalling and continues to suspect GB as being the fake. However, after "Basketball" insults Grassy by calling him basic, Blocky realizes that the real Basketball, being Grassy's friend, would never insult him. Blocky correctly accuses Basketball of being fake, revealing that she was Puffball.

Gaty tries to have "Taco" come up with a strategy. This further angers Book, who goes on to incorrectly accuse Lollipop of being the fake due to acting "out of character". Four announces that they were incorrect, and if they guess wrong again, they automatically lose. The whole team then focuses on "Taco" to come up with a strategy. "Taco" says (in Pin's speech pattern) that they should accuse Teardrop since she was being too quiet. Whether out of anger or realization, Teardrop points an accusing finger at Taco, correctly accusing her of being the impostor. Book believes that this only reaffirms her belief that Taco had abandoned them once more, pushing Book to the point of boiling rage and causing her to freak out.

Leafy and Eggy are still playing tic-tac-toe. After Eggy wins after 73 games, Leafy incorrectly accuses Eggy of being the fake. Eggy is not amused by Leafy's accusation. Coiny asks Needle about her transformation, and she places the blame on Leafy's Photo Cake, though Leafy claims she didn't know that would have happened. "Pin", in a strained voice, voices her anguish over Needle's transformation and asks her when it started. Needle points out that Pin was there when she transformed, and she proceeds to correctly reveal Pin as the impostor, actually being Lightning. After Four reveals that only iance and Team Ice Cube! were left, Lightning is saddened by the fact his team doesn't realize that he was not real.

Firey Jr. suspects Gelatin because "he hasn't used Bomby to win". This annoys Barf Bag because Gelatin hasn't tried that since he stopped since BFB 9, and she counters that it could be Naily because she hasn't said she "nailed it" yet. Naily says she stopped because Firey Jr. said it was annoying. Donut claims that Firey Jr. can't be the fake because "there wasn't anyone quite like him." This only causes Firey Jr. to suspect Donut for not being mean (due to being eliminated first in BFDIA). Barf Bag again counters, bringing Firey Jr. to suspect her. She says that she has to be real and seeks reaffirmation from Spongy.

When Naily points out that Spongy has only sat around the whole time, Barf Bag and Firey Jr. both claim that that's all he does. Naily and Firey Jr. begin to suspect Bomby, but Donut begins to fret. Due to the team's hesitation, iance manages to win off-screen, causing Team Ice Cube! to lose. Four then says that Team Ice Cube! will "melt" its way to the elimination zone, but X claims that joke was bad. However, Four claims that he and X have "switched bodies" again. While the two start to argue, Spongy is revealed to have been Tree, to Barf Bag's shock.

Fries asks how Fanny managed to figure it out. Fanny responds that Lightning often forgets that he can fly, and so the zooming Lightning must have been the impostor, shown on TV to be Spongy. Naily and Firey Jr. accuse each other of being the reason their team lost. Spongy is offended over how none of his teammates knew he was being mimicked, and he accuses them of not knowing anything about him. He then goes on to list some of his hobbies, but Firey Jr. cuts him off to say that he can't "sail airplanes" like Spongy claimed he liked to do.


Eraser is seen walking on grass in at an unknown place. When Ruby is caught in his vision, he hallucinates and sees Ruby transform into a regular pentagon. This frightens him and causes him to scream.


Total votes: 30,685 (-1858) (-5.71%)

Contestant Votes Percentage of votes Absolute vote increase Relative vote increase Percentage change
Bubble TeamIcon.png Bubble 511 1.61% 364 347.62% +0.14%
Lightning TeamIcon.png Lightning 804 2.66% 272 151.13% -2.67%
Ruby TeamIcon.png Ruby 1,124 3.64% 972 739.47% +2.12%
Fanny TeamIcon.png Fanny 2,768 9.01% 1,037 159.91% -8.35%
Flower TeamIcon.png Flower 5,893 19.25% 5,055 703.22% +10.85%
Snowball TeamIcon.png Snowball 6,827 22.26% 6,211 1,108.28% +16.08%
Match TeamIcon.png Match 12,758 (record high) 41.63% 11,396 936.71% +27.97%

Challenge results

Team Guess 1 Guess 2 Guessed by Mind from How they were exposed Ranking
Death P.A.C.T. Tree TeamIcon.png None Pie TeamIcon.png Taco TeamIcon.png Killed Bottle, which violates a team rule that Tree had never broken. 1st
Free Food Puffball TeamIcon.png None YellowFace TeamIcon.png Rocky TeamIcon.png Puked on Yellow Face. 2nd
Beep Rocky TeamIcon.png None Nickel TeamIcon.png Basketball TeamIcon.png Said something other than "Bulleh!" 3rd
A Better Name Than That Basketball TeamIcon.png None Blocky TeamIcon.png Puffball TeamIcon.png Called Grassy basic, insulting him (even though Basketball's friends with Grassy) 4th
Bleh Lollipop TeamIcon.png Taco TeamIcon.png Book TeamIcon.pngTeardrop TeamIcon.png Pin TeamIcon.png Being out of character (first time)

Wanting to accuse Teardrop of not talking (second time)

The Losers Eggy TeamIcon.png Pin TeamIcon.png Leafy TeamIcon.pngNeedle TeamIcon.png Lightning TeamIcon.png Winning Tic-Tac-Toe for the first time in 72 games (first time)

Contradicting the events of the previous episode (second time)

iance Lightning TeamIcon.png None Fanny TeamIcon.png Spongy TeamIcon.png Flying around, which Lightning forgets to do often 7th
TIC Spongy TeamIcon.png None N/A Tree TeamIcon.png Was not exposed, just sat around. 8th (UFE)


     CORRECT - This team guessed the impostor correctly.

     INCORRECT - This team did not guess the impostor correctly and tried again.

     NO GUESS - This team did not have a second guess.

     FAILED - This team failed to guess the impostor correctly and lost the challenge.


  1. Bubble is popped by Snowball twice.
  2. Bottle is shattered by Taco disguised as Tree.
  3. Balloony is popped by a fork.

Voice acting

Bell, Bottle, Cake, Cloudy, Dora, Firey, Gelatin, Ice Cube, Marker, Pillow, Remote, TV, and Woody appear; however, they do not speak.


  • iance is the second team to lose 2 members, with the first being Beep.
    • Coincidentally, both teams were the first two to be up for elimination and lose a member.
  • Since Match is eliminated, she is the first female character to be eliminated since “Fortunate Ben” (Liy was eliminated in that episode), breaking the streak of males that were eliminated.
    • It is also her 3rd time being eliminated in the whole series. She has become the first contestant to be eliminated 3 times.
      • She is also the 5th female to be eliminated in Season 4.
      • Match is the 4th contestant to receive over 10,000 votes.
        • She is also the first female to receive over 10,000 elimination votes. (Leafy got more votes for rejoining).
      • This is the 1st time Match is eliminated after Pencil.
  • This episode is the first time Gelatin's Steakhouse has been seen since “Get in The Van”.
    • Additionally, Gelatin drags away a character called Jordan, who is a steak.
  • This is the 1st episode Bomby has had new lines in since “Getting Teardrop to Talk”.
  • At the end of Cake at Stake, when Snowball popped Bubble, Bubble was standing in the spot of a recommended character called “Popped Bubble”.
  • As Match is now eliminated, there are (presumably) four females in EXIT again.
  • This is the fifth time objects are shown capable of using the bathroom.
  • Match is the third contestant eliminated that is voiced by Cary. The first two are Bracelety and 8-Ball.
  • This is the second time Bubble had the fewest votes in BFB.
  • This is the second episode to have the title end with a question mark, the other is "Are You Smarter Than a Snowball?", and the first in BFB.
  • The Cake at Stake song is sung by Patreon supporters.
  • This is the first BFB episode to be released on a Tuesday.
  • Rocky had his first new lines since BFDI.
    • Although it was Basketball's mind who chose to talk, she was in Rocky's body and therefore used Rocky's voice.
  • Every contestant who dies in this episode starts with the letter “B”.
  • This is the first BFDI episode ever to achieve one of YouTube's Trending lists.
    • However, this was only achieved in Canada.
    • A week later, though, it was revealed to be the last place in the Romanian trending.
    • This means the country of origin for BFB, the United States, never had a BFB episode in trending.
  • This is the second episode where "Process of elimination" is mentioned, the first being BFDI 8.
  • The missing contestants are Clock and Saw.
  • The color of the rooms that the teams are teleported to during the contest corresponds with their team logos. For example, iance’s room is pink, and Free Food’s room is red.
  • iance had the new lowest performance of a team who lost a member in that episode, beating The Losers' 6th place in "The Liar Ball You Don't Want".
  • Death P.A.C.T. placed the highest on both parts of the challenge
    • They were the first team to find the impostor in their team (Taco as Tree)
    • They were the last team to have the member that was in another team revealed (Tree as Spongy)
  • This is the first time Death P.A.C.T. took first place in a contest without Pen directly contributing.
  • This is the last episode to be released in 2018, due to the long wait of BFB 13.
    • In fact, this episode was released a year and a day before BFB 13 came out.
  • Golf Ball asks Tennis Ball what the 'first' thing he stole from the Science Musuem was, implying that he went to take more items throughout IDFB.
  • The sound at the beginning is taken from the Stagecast Creator sound effects library.
  • The episode has a similar plot to the video game Among Us (which had gained popularity in 2020). The episode was released almost one month after the game was released. However, the similarities are coincidental, and was not meant to be a parody of the game.
    • Taco (as Tree) killing Bottle, and subsequently being exposed, is similar to what happens in the game: The Impostor has to kill the Crewmates, but can't get caught doing it.

Continuity references

  • When X (Disguised as Four) says “iance! Are. You. Seated?”, it's a reference to "Enter the Exit" where X says “Beep! Are. You. Seated?”
  • This episode's title is a reference to BFB 4, where Four asks X, "What do you think of roleplay?" when judging iance's submissions.
  • At 4:00, Coiny made his BFDI pose.
  • Golf Ball asking Tennis Ball what the first thing he got at the Science Museum was is a reference to "Welcome Back".
    • Golf Ball also referenced that Pin, Coiny, Nickel, and Fries saw Tennis Ball with the Teleporter.
  • At 4:06, when Four says "Missing contestants are excused", it is written "xqz'd" (with X being the "x") which is a reference to when the Announcer said Ice Cube is excused in BFDI 4.
  • Eggy winning after 72 games of Tic-tac-toe with Leafy is a reference to "Gardening Hero", where Leafy and Firey played 73 games of Tic-tac-toe.
  • At the beginning of the episode when Pen mentions having "no idea how he got in there", he may be referring to Tree being stuck inside Bottle (with all three being members of Death P.A.C.T.).
  • When Book spazzes gibberish, Ice Cube can be seen making the same pose as her voting icon revealed in "Getting Teardrop to Talk", before walking away from her.
  • At 0:04, Blocky made his Blocky's Funny Doings International laugh.
    • In the same scene, he also directly references Blocky's Funny Doings International, saying he's wanted to do more pranks but can't with the recovery centers gone, as they were destroyed by Black Hole in BFB 1.
  • When Spongy says he likes ping pong and table tennis, he uses the recommended character Paddle's body.
  • When Four (as X) interrupted X (as Four), he then said: "Now you know how it feels!". It's a reference to "Fortunate Ben" when X said Four's line.
  • Clock's disappearance could be a reference to Enter the Exit, where Four had "kill clock" on his to-do list.
  • When Four said The Losers! are safe, it's a reused line from "Get to the Top in 500 Steps".
  • Spongy's list of hobbies is almost exactly the same as his lines during the voting screen of "Reveal Novum".
  • Donut said "There's no one quite like him." to Firey Jr. This is a reference to Donut's speech in "Why Would You Do This on a Swingset".


  • At 4:28, Lollipop has 4 eyebrows. 7 seconds later, she loses one eyebrow but still has too many.
  • At 9:26, Naily's legs are missing.

    Naily's legs are missing.

  • At 10:09, when Donut ducks down, Firey Jr. has no mouth.
  • At 10:37, Firey Jr. is not burning.



Name Timestamp
Clicksound 0:00 - 0:01
Dinklie 0:02 - 0:31
- MUSIC OF FOUR'S 3D HAND - 0:39 - 0:58
Abacaba (Remix 1) 0:58 - 1:20
Gamla 1:43 - 3:48
4:18 - 5:07
Driving 3:59 - 4:03
Branchless 5:08 - 6:17
6:36 - 7:27
7:37 - 8:07
Cylinder 8:22 - 8:34
Hit it 8:34 - 8:54
9:07 - 9:43
Park 9:46 - 10:03
introa 10:04 - 10:10
Lade 11:02 - 11:24

2018 episodes
Fortunate BenFour Goes Too FarThe Liar Ball You Don't WantQuestions AnsweredThis Episode Is About BasketballEnter the ExitGet to the Top in 500 StepsWhat Do You Think of Roleplay?
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*not released yet

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