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"Why Would You Do This on a Swingset" (formerly "The Beefy Beethry, The Information Age Episode!") is the third episode of Battle for BFDI and the 34th episode overall of the Battle for Dream Island series. It was released on December 8, 2017.
The episode begins with Bottle and Pie sitting. Bottle says that she's so excited to start preventing death, but Pie then gets stabbed with a fork and explodes, releasing blueberry liquid all over Bottle. Bottle responds simply by saying "...and Pie is dead!" thinking that she prevented death. It is revealed that Gelatin was the one who threw the forks, and Barf Bag wants him to stop. Four recovers Lollipop and she starts to insult Barf Bag's intelligence. Barf Bag tries to prove she's wrong, but Lollipop wiggles Barf Bag's arms to make it look like she doesn't care, and they start to fight.
Bottle is sitting next to Pen and Black Hole, and again says how excited she is to prevent death. A fork stabs Pen and starts rotating and stretching, which he then gets sucked up by Black Hole after, and that Bottle says the same sentence like Pie's, but instead uses Pen as she thinks another death has been prevented. Remote says that they aren't doing a good job saving lives, and Liy agrees to do better. She buys some Fork Repellent from Lollipop and uses it on her team. Gelatin tests this and accidentally hits Four, who proceeds to attack him with the Zappies. X informs Four that it is time for the intro. He reluctantly raises his right hand to match the start of the intro. The intro then plays.
Cake at Stake
Four says it's time for "Brake at Flake". When X tries to correct him, Four makes fun of how he doesn't know his value. Balloony is then recovered, nervous about the elimination. Cloudy angrily asks Leafy why she killed Balloony last episode. She tries to come up with an answer but is interrupted by Four.
Four tells the Beepers that one of them will go to sleep. Cloudy believes that he was referring to literal sleep and is delighted to hear this, but Balloony tells him that Four really means elimination. Four says he isn't supposed to know that and gets suspicious. Nickel tries to change the subject by asking how many votes they got. Four says they got 19,843 votes and that the prizes are Earths. When Cloudy asks him where's X, Four says that he's at "burn center".
Balloony, Nickel, Cloudy, Rocky, and Woody, were all safe and got Earths.
When Nickel and Cloudy are deciding who should be eliminated out of the last 3, man (David), machine (Roboty), or nature (Leafy), Cloudy tells him he doesn't know what a man is. Nickel promptly shows him David and is disgusted by him. Four then announces Roboty is safe, leaving David and Leafy in the bottom two.
The third contest is to swing around on a team swing 50 times. Golf Ball tries to lead her team, but they all follow 8-Ball, who tells them to do the opposite of what Golf Ball says until she tells her team to "spin in circles, really slowly".
In Free Food, Marker asks Puffball if she wants to play toss the dirt, but Fries has her starts flying in circles to help her team by pushing the swing. Beep decides to do the same thing with Cloudy. Death P.A.C.T. manages to do the same with Black Hole, and he pulls his team's swing around. In iance, Match decides to use Fanny's spinning head to spin the swing around, causing it to rotate incredibly quickly.
Cake, upon noticing this, believes that Clock's hands can do the same thing. However, this is way too slow (because the fastest hand on Clock is his second hand, which only moves at 1 RPM), until Loser says that Daylight Savings time has begun, causing Clock to jump ahead an hour. 6 teams finish in rapid succession, with Team Ice Cube! and being the last two.
Donut then gives a motivational speech to his team and says there is no one quite like Firey Jr. Saw tells everyone on her team to push through, making Taco realize that she was the only one who could free herself from the jawbreaker. is safe and Team Ice Cube! is up for elimination.
Taco celebrates her freedom from the jawbreaker, but her teammates get upset for her "suddenly coming back". It is also revealed that Bomby partially exploded along with Team Ice Cube's swing, presumably as a consequence of the team's transformation, which likely resulted in a disqualification for Team Ice Cube.
19,843 votes were cast. (+9860) (+98.77%)
|Kenzie Bryant||Needle/Bell/Cake/Barf Bag/Taco/Ice Cube|
|Satomi Hinatsu||Saw/Bottle/Black Hole/Gaty/Balloony/Basketball/Clock/Fanny|
|Michael Huang||Four/David/Woody/Donut/Snowball/Coiny/Cloudy/Robot Flower/Puffball/Bubble/Pen/Firey/Book/Fries/Loser/Flower/Golf Ball/Leafy|
- Running gag: Every time Bottle says "I'm so excited to start preventing death!", a person dies, and then she says "and [recently dead character] is dead!"
- This is the first BFB episode that isn't written by Satomi.
- There are changes to the intro:
- Tree has been added to the intro (in between Tennis Ball and Gelatin).
- Pillow and Lightning now have arms (at the end of the intro).
- Bracelety's mouth is filled black instead of cyan (at the end of the intro).
- Bomby's body is flipped (at the end of the intro).
- TV has legs.
- Snowball has an eyebrow and the inside of his mouth is filled white. The dot by his legs is also gone, and his hand is now on the side of his face than behind it (at the end of the intro).
- Minor details including characters shift places and size changes.
- Spongy has his legs.
- Pen’s asset is flipped.
- When Barf Bag is showing scientific evidence that barf molecules do not infect her brain to Lollipop, all that's on the board are the weird sounds that are heard in episode 1B of BFDI, when Leafy, Coiny and, Ice Cube fly over a group of weird creatures.
- X is the first host to cry tears in the series; second in all to cry any substance to the Announcer.
- This episode marks the second time Bleh has come second to last.
- This episode is the first time Leafy has ever been eliminated.
- This episode is also the first time David was up for Cake at Stake and isn't eliminated, and the first Cake at Stake in which Woody isn't in the bottom two.
- This is the first elimination that didn't use the current Cake at Stake theme song.
- This could have been an error, as it is later addressed in the next episode.
- This episode has the fifth most votes ever for an object show and for a BFDI season.
- Only 13 characters, Foldy, Stapy, Tennis Ball, Spongy, Grassy, Ruby, Firey Jr., Bomby, Dora, Eraser, Yellow Face, Bracelety, and Blocky didn't have any lines.
- This is the first episode of BFB to be released in 3 weeks, being released on December 8, 2017 (a week later than the expected 2-week schedule of December 1, 2017).
- This episode is the second time an original character is eliminated in BFB (Leafy). The first is Pencil.
- This episode is also the second time in a row where the team captain is the first contestant eliminated from their team.
- This episode also marks the first time one of the three finalists in season 1 is eliminated.
- Woody's scream and sigh of relief from BFDI 3, BFDI 4, and BFDI 5 is reused.
- This is the second time in a row in which Woody has had an unusually deep voice, the first time being in "Lick Your Way to Freedom".
- This is the first episode in which Bracelety is seen without her sign (excluding her voting icon).
- Saw's wooden handle still hasn't been replaced in this episode.
- carykh, one of the storyboard writers, said that the hosts were meant to be squished (shorter vertically than horizontally) in this episode.
- This is the third consecutive episode where A Better Name Than That placed 6th.
- This is the second BFB episode with no recommended characters.
- This was the first time Lollipop's fork repellent was actually used.
- This episode was referred to as "The Beefy Beethry: The Information Age Episode!" during production, revealed in a photo of Michael with BFB 3 ideas.
- This episode now has the second longest title, with "You Know Those Buttons Don't Do Anything, Right?" beating it with a 13 character difference.
- "Are You Smarter Than a Snowball?" is now the third longest title, at 32 characters.
- Coincidentally, both are the third episode of their season. In addition, both are questions, but the former does not have a question mark.
- When Bomby exploded after Team Ice Cube! lost, the team's sign read: "Ice Cube! Meat"
- Four makes a reference to "X Finds Out His Value" by telling X that "He isn't the one who does know their value."
- This episode seems to take place around March (even though it was released in December) since Clock moved forward for Daylight Savings Time, and that's when Daylight Savings Time is in the United States of America, excluding the state of Arizona.
- The number of votes Woody has in this episode is 2010 votes, coincidentally the same number as the year where the first episode of Battle for Dream Island was released.
- 2010 was also the year Woody was eliminated in Battle for Dream Island.
- This is the first episode where a contestant with the bracket [A] is eliminated (which is Leafy).
- Nickel saying "HOLY ROLY POLY CRAWLING IN GUACAMOLE" is a possible reference to Eddsworld.
- This is the first time the text in the thumbnail is on the right.
- Balloony alludes to the existence of the EXIT while stating that 'sleeping' is Four's codeword for elimination and eternal algebra class.
- With Leafy eliminated, Beep has only males in their team.
- This episode's elimination was the first to get over 10,000 votes.
- In the storyboard of this episode, Gaty was supposed to say "I'm keeping mine, in my eyes, they are still valid!" instead of Saw.
- When Four is seen preparing for the intro, he doesn't have the forks that hit him. But in the scene after the intro, the forks reappear on him.
- The forks should’ve hit Four one by one, but instead, all three appear at the same time.
- Cary even mentions this was originally supposed to happen in his reaction to the episode.
- Due to a lack of space, Tree needs to be resized in the intro and looks quite smaller than Tennis Ball.
- When iance was trying to put Fanny on the top of the swingset, Lightning was armless.
- The Cake at Stake intro did not play this episode.
- This possible error is later addressed in the next episode, and the intro is then played twice, with a remixed version.
- After Four announces Nickel and Cloudy are safe, his mouth turns grey.
- When The Losers! are swinging, Cake's legs disappear.
- Saw can't be seen in her spot when Lollipop begins to write the eulogies about Taco.
- When Book mentions how she and Ice Cube both died and were recovered two episodes, Gaty disappears from her seat.
- When Cloudy & Puffball were pushing their team swing, the other teammates on their team disappear.
- At 8:58 on iance's swing, Pencil can be seen behind Lightning, despite her being eliminated.
Grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors in subtitles
The parentheses have correct forms.
- 3:43, Burn center (Burn center.)
- One full rotation of:
- Free Food, Beep, and Death P.A.C.T.: 0.5 seconds
- iance: 1 second at the beginning, but speeds up
- The Losers: 0.2 seconds
- Starting time:
- Beep starts 18 seconds after Free Food starts.
- Death P.A.C.T. starts 22 seconds after Beep.
- iance starts 15 seconds after Death P.A.C.T. but finished 10 seconds after.
- The Losers starts 55 seconds after iance starts.
- Total time to finish (takes Free Food starting time as 0 sec) (starting time + one rotation x 50)
- Free Food: 0 + 0.5 x 50 = 25 sec
- Beep: 18 + 0.5 x 50 = 43 sec
- Death P.A.C.T.: 18 + 22 + 0.5 x 50 = 83 sec
- iance: 18 + 22 + 15 + 10 = 65 sec (Exceptional because iance speeds up rotation)
- The Losers: 18 + 22 + 15 + 55 + 0.2 x 50 = 120 sec
- Therefore, The winning order should have been Free Food - Beep - iance - Death P.A.C.T. - The Losers - A Better Name Than That - Bleh - Team Ice Cube
- Note: The original winning order could happen if all teams start at the same time, but there is evidence that indicates no sign of the teams starting together:
- When Nickel (BEEP) is surprised about Fries' (Free Food) idea.
- Tree saying: "Black Hole, can you swirl us around too?"
- The Losers amazed about iance's idea.
- When Barf Bag tries to disprove Lollipop's idea that her barf molecules are infecting her brain, the canvas shows Coiny, Leafy, and Ice Cube's lines while dodging monsters in the Goiky Canal from "Take the Plunge: Part 2".
- When the camera moved to when Four was about to zap Gelatin, the old motion asset was used when changing scenes.
- When Woody was declared safe in Cake at Stake, he screamed and flailed his arms around, and then sighed in relief, similar to what he did in Battle for Dream Island.
- When Four shoots Gelatin with his laser, he makes his scream from "Zeeky Boogy Doog", more specifically when he falls into Golf Ball's incinerator.
- Four's line: "Do-da-da-da-do-do-do" was a recycled line from "X Finds Out His Value", which was his first line.
- Music from "Ballers" was used in this episode.
- Pin says "What? That's lazy!" to Clock, which is a play on her BFDI catchphrase, "What? That's crazy!"
- When Death P.A.C.T. sits in their swingset, Bottle is in her IDFB pose.
- When A Better Name Than That sits in their swingset, Blocky is in his "sleeping" position from "Take the Plunge: Part 1" and "Welcome Back".
- When Donut gives his team a motivational speech, Bracelety has a face with the oldest assets from Firey's Candy Bar Adventure.
- After Firey Jr. gasps from Donut's words, Naily can be shown floating.
- When Cloudy starts pushing Beep's swing, he does his IDFB pose.
- When Balloony asks Four if Rocky is safe, his "Yeah!" voice is recycled from "Getting Teardrop to Talk".
|0:00 - 1:25||Widge|
|1:25 - 1:33||Unknown|
|1:44 - 2:04||- MUSIC OF FOUR'S 3D HAND - (3D Version)|
|2:04 - 4:23||- CONSY -|
|4:47 - 5:04||Minutes|
|5:21 - 7:23||Ballers|
|7:23 - 7:45||Cullen Jacuzzi|
|8:01 - 9:02
9:32 - 10:10
|9:05 - 9:15||Septagon|
|10:22 - 10:55||Chorkey|
|11:08 - 11:45||Delta|
|12:06 - 12:28||Lade|
|Getting Teardrop to Talk • Lick Your Way to Freedom • Why Would You Do This on a Swingset • Today's Very Special Episode|