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Welcome jury, to the first ever BFB court case! Court is now in session!

"Who Stole Donut's Diary?" is the 22nd episode of Battle for BFB, and the 53rd episode of the overall series. The episode was released on Friday, July 24, 2020.


Cold open

The episode begins with Leafy advertising the newly released Leafy plush. It then cuts over to the Have Cots in the contestant house, talking about and appreciating their winning streak. Lollipop then makes a sarcastic comment on how she feels bad that the Have Nots don't have a home and have to sleep outside in the cold, and that they get to sit back in luxury. Leafy, taking Lollipop's statement literally, says that she has a good point and gets the idea of inviting the other team into their house. Since Lollipop didn't actually feel bad for the Have Nots, she stated that there wasn't enough room in their house, despite there being plenty of room. Leafy responds by asking, "Wouldn't that be the nicer thing to do?" Angering Lollipop slightly, who says that they don't have to share what they won with them, and suggests Leafy goes outside. Leafy again takes her statement literally and leaves. The Cots then proceed to celebrate that Leafy is gone.

Meanwhile, Four instructs the Have Nots to protect their Cake at Stake prize (which is revealed to be Donut's diary) while he helps X with something. Flower and Taco get into an argument due to Taco not accepting Flower's alliance request in "X Marks the Spot". Leafy arrives and decides to play jump rope with Taco to calm them down. Blocky runs over and reveals that Donut's diary has gone missing, and Four returns, angry when he discovers its disappearance. Four takes Flower out of the flower pot she was put in in "A Taste of Space", and decides that it will be the backup Cake at Stake prize.

Cake at Stake

X breaks Flower's Pot into pieces for the cake at stake prize, much to her distress, objecting that the pot has become part of her identity. Four then tries to start the Cake at Stake with a speech. Blocky calls him out, asking if this is an apology speech for eating all the cake last time and instead sang a weird song to distract them. Four shakily denies this, since it was the truth and throws his speech away, moving on to announce the votes. All contestants received at least 10,000 votes this time around. Woody got 14,450 votes, which is a first.

He celebrates, doing a dance and smiling. Flower is shocked that Woody got more votes than her, to which he responds in wearing sunglasses, pulling out a sunbathing chair, and flipping on to it. This gains back Flower's respect. Four interrupts and tells all non-Woody members of the team to listen up, breaking into a variation of last episode's cake at stake song. He sings of how, despite their popularities, they got into a crazy vote battle which almost ended up in a four-way tie for last place. The votes were extremely close.

Blocky was the second safe, receiving 10,735 votes and his piece of the pot. He queries if Four is sure that he doesn't have Donut's Diary somewhere and if he has to keep the pot piece. Four responds with a "no", then proceeds to change his mind and determine that the contestants do indeed have to keep the pieces. Flower demands her votes to be read. Four announces who has the third most votes, which is Firey with 10,674 votes. Flower and Taco are the bottom two. Taco is shocked by this, especially since she was up against Flower.

Flower mocks her, telling her to enjoy her 0 votes. Taco retaliates saying they all got at least 10,000 votes. Flower then asks how close the voting was. Four responds "one" with a blank look and pointing out a finger. He says one single vote was to determine which of them would leave the game. Taco tries to suck up to Four to avoid elimination. Four exclaims that they will be heading up to the BRB to see where one of them will be going to after elimination. He jumps onto the Aloe Vera garden, causing it to ascend into the sky as a platform. Blocky compliments the garden's sturdiness, earning his thanks from X, who flies past them and into the distance. Four introduces the contestants to the Big Rotating Building where the eliminated contestants are spinning around a tower which is possibly the same building as the Yoyle Needy in IDFB 1: Welcome Back.

A cage lowers down, preparing for the next eliminated contestant. Four announces Taco's votes, having a drumroll before revealing the final digit. She received 10,565 votes, which was, by a tiny margin, the lowest amount. Flower survives with 10,566. Flower starts to dance, overjoyed that she wasn't eliminated. She then realizes how Taco feels, and shows remorse, apologizing, and running away. Taco miserably enters the cage, and with a final goodbye from Blocky, is sent spinning around the tower with the other BRBers.

The challenge

The challenge was held in a courtroom, which was owned by somebody else according to Four near the end of the episode. The contest was for the jury (the Have Cots) to find the person who stole the diary. If they guess correctly, the Have Nots would lose. However, if they fail to do so, or 1 hour passes by, they would lose.

Teardrop was given a typewriter to "document the case". However, it ends up that Teardrop makes a pirate-themed comic on it using special ASCII characters. A bit of it was read by Gelatin, where Teardrop kills him with her radioactive powers.

After a few of the Have Nots were called up and told their thing (except for Blocky, Woody at first, and Blocky disguised as a grape, who said they were going to some class, committing perjury as a prank, though the second time Blocky does it, it gets Blocky's Funny Doings International shut down) Firey is called up and states that Leafy was the one that stole the diary, making a story that sounds really believable. Leafy then asks Four if she and Firey can have a little talk outside. Once outside, Leafy gets upset with Firey, knowing that he is lying, which leads to an argument about the events of BFDI 25. Firey then revealed he was the one who stole the diary, saying that he should at least have something worth winning, as he lost Dream Island and according to the votes, he thought he wouldn’t win the game. Leafy then asked that if Firey hated Leafy for stealing the prize, why did he save her, with Firey replying that he still cared for her, but after he lost control of the hang glider and crashed, he realized they were only going after Leafy, and decided to just do nothing and pretend not to care, and over time slowly distanced himself from him and their friendship, eventually deciding to forget about her and move on. Leafy, hearing this and realizing her mistake, apologizes for doing that all those years ago, and tells Firey to return the diary, saying she’ll take the blame for stealing it. Firey asks why, Leafy explains being eliminated is nothing compared to losing a friendship with Firey and they proceed to hug only for Leafy to die from Firey.

Firey returns the diary to where it was, but X suddenly appears. Now knowing who stole it, he goes back to Four, and then Four scans his brain. After that, Firey tells Four to recover Leafy, and then Leafy says that she stole the diary. With her confession and the 1-hour mark coming up, the Have Cots say Leafy was the thief. However, since they were wrong, they lose (much to the Have Cots annoyance with Leafy) and are up for elimination. Four decides to let the true thief stay free, since they didn’t have the money to make a jail cell, and X gave Four the diary that Firey returned, which Four knew. (Four literally scanned X’s brain) Four then gives the Have Nots Donut’s Diary, in pieces, to each contestant.


Four walks up to Firey in a joyful mood telling him that he will not tell anyone that he stole Donut's Diary, but Four still believes Firey needs to be punished, so for Four to stay true to his word, Four tells Firey he needs to first clean the railway with a disgusted look on his face. Firey is pretty surprised by this and exclaims that the railway is over 1000 miles long. The camera zooms out on the railway. Four wishes Firey good luck and slides away. Firey gets an exhausted look. Leafy then walks over to Firey offering to help, in which Firey accepts and they both hug, causing Leafy to burn and die. Firey then notes that they should stop hugging.

At the BRB, the eliminated contestants are seen spinning, and Taco says that Blocky released 58 pages of Donut's diary online and Balloony says, "Time to read up!"


56,990 votes were cast.

Icon Contestant Votes Percentage of votes Percentage swing
Woody TeamIcon.png Woody 14,450 25.36% +4.85%
Blocky TeamIcon.png Blocky 10,735 18.84% +3.28%
Firey TeamIcon.png Firey 10,674 18.73% -3.66%
Flower TeamIcon.png Flower 10,566 18.54% +3.08%
Taco TeamIcon.png Taco 10,565 18.538% +3.128%


  • Bubble is popped by Four.
  • Leafy burns to death twice due to hugging Firey. Once during the private talk scene, and another time during the stinger.


  • The recommended characters for June are shown in this episode.
  • This is the first episode in BFDI history where every contestant received at least 10,000 votes.
  • This episode's Cake at Stake had the closest-ever margin of votes in the entire history of BFDI since it was a one-vote difference. The votes between the bottom two differed by merely 0.002% (two-thousandths of a percent).
    • There have been 1-vote differences before, but due to the sheer number of votes accumulated by each contestant, the margin was even closer.
      • Adele Aruka was the last Flower voter in BFB 21.
    • This may also be one of, if not, the closest voting ever in object show history.
  • This is the first episode after the split where a BFDI finalist is not the most voted safe. In this case, Woody received the most votes for the first time.
  • This is the first and only episode where Firey isn’t the most voted to stay on the Have Nots.
  • This is the fourth-longest episode in the BFDI series to date if counting BFDIA 5's separate parts as their own episodes; otherwise, it would be the fifth-longest.
  • This episode reveals the appearance of BRB, which is known as the "Big Rotating Building".
  • The BRB can be seen in the thumbnail if looked closely.
  • This is the first (and second) time Leafy died in BFB.
  • Four's elimination song in this episode is an altered and extended version of his elimination song from the previous episode. However, instead of singing who got eliminated, Four instead sings about the four contestants getting into a "crazy vote battle", which almost ended in a "four-way tie" for last place.
  • As a result of Taco's elimination, Flower is now the only female contestant left competing in the Have Nots team.
    • Coincidentally, the Have Cots' first elimination left them in the exact opposite scenario, with Gelatin being the team's only remaining male.
    • Also, because of Taco's elimination, Lollipop and Teardrop have also been left as the only remaining Bleh members currently competing.
    • As of Taco's elimination, there are no more contestants voiced by females competing.
    • As of Taco's elimination, all the contestants on the Have Nots team are voiced by the same person.
  • This is the seventh episode to have a character's name in the title, after "Are You Smarter Than a Snowball?", "Getting Teardrop to Talk", "Four Goes Too Far", "This Episode is About Basketball", "The Escape from Four", and "X Marks the Spot".
    • This is also the first episode in BFDI history when a character's name appeared in the title, but the character in question did not appear in the episode.
  • This marks the second time in which the BRB was not summoned by the "snapping" method, the first being "A Taste of Space".
  • This episode is one of the two episodes where Cake at Stake was before the intro, the other being Lick Your Way to Freedom.
  • It is revealed in this episode that Firey recovered Leafy before IDFB.
  • According to Cary's reaction to this episode, Flower's arms being portrayed as snakes in Woody's flashback were supposed to be jump ropes, as Leafy was jump-roping with Taco in the beginning scene.
  • It is revealed what had happened between "Return of the Hang Glider" and "Yeah, Who? I Wanna Know". Firey ended up losing control of the hang glider and crashed. The other contestants later found them, and they gave chase to Leafy. Firey, however, felt it was better to do nothing to help Leafy, and walked off.
  • Blocky's Funny Doings International was found guilty of perjury and lying under oath and all affiliated parties were sentenced to 2,763 years in prison.
  • With Taco gone, there are only members that have competed in the first season of BFDI left in the Have Nots team.
  • Lollipop is now the only contestant that debuted in BFB left.
  • This is the first post-split BFB episode to not have the next episode's release date revealed in 14–15 days, revealing that the apparent pattern was just a coincidence.
  • Of all the episodes with a question, this is the only episode with a definite answer: Firey.
  • The background used when Woody finished making his dance is identical to the one from "The Escape from Four" when Two made the peace sign in that episode, just in this case it doesn't have the yellow coloring in the corners.

Cultural references

  • During Four's elimination song, the bass track uses samples from Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
  • A sample of the Sparta Remix BGM is heard during the elimination when Four announces that the votes were off by 1.
  • The music that Flower dances to is a version of Julius Fučík's "Entry of the Gladiators", which is most well known as circus music.
  • Woody telling Four that Flower "has" snake arms is possibly a reference to a joke from asdfmovie 10.
  • When Four says "well no, but actually yeah", he is referencing the meme "well yes, but actually no", a misquote from the movie The Pirates! Band of Misfits.
  • When Woody has visions of Taco, Leafy, and Flower being “scary“, Taco is shown with multiple snakes coming out of her shell, penetrating blue eyes, and sharp teeth. This is most likely a reference to Medusa, the infamous snake-headed woman of Greek mythology that turns people to stone just by them looking at her.

Continuity references

  • A flashback of "Return of the Hang Glider" appears. There is also an aftermath in the form of a flashback that explains why Leafy was being chased in "Yeah, Who? I Wanna Know". This also explains why Firey was ignoring Leafy this whole time.
  • Four singing during the elimination is a reference to last episode's elimination.
  • Four saying to Leafy, "You're on the other team!" Is a reference to "Lick Your Way to Freedom" where X said it to Donut, and "Return of the Rocket Ship" where Robot Flower said the same thing to Fanny.
  • At 16:57 mark Leafy makes the same face that she made in "Hurtful!", "The Four is Lava", and "X Marks The Spot". The same mark also references when Golf Ball made the same face in "Get in the Van".
  • The lack of a prize at the Cake at Stake in Let's Raid The Warehouse is acknowledged in this episode. There was apparently cake, but Four ended up eating it all, so he distracted the Have Nots with a song to avoid being questioned.
  • Teardrop's asset when they're partying is the same asset that was seen when Teardrop ate Nickel.
  • Teardrop's comic references a scene from "Zeeky Boogy Doog", when Teardrop uses her laser powers to select the HPRC as a prize, indirectly killing Gelatin.
  • When Bubble cheers with the Have Cots, it is the same animation as when she cheers with FreeSmart in "The Long-lost Yoyle City".
  • Woody speaking to Four in pictures may be a reference to "First BFDI Drawing EVER!", when he said he doesn't like Firey in pictures.



  • At 16:01 and 9:28, Firey is not burning.
  • At a specific point when Flower is dancing, her arm and face glitches.
  • At 2:44, Flower's body is disconnected from her pot.
  • At 10:56, Gelatin has no legs and is robotically moving to the left.

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

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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?" • "The Worst Day of Black Hole's Life"

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!

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