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"4Seeing The Future"
Season 1, Episode 8
Challenge Get across the quicksand pit
Winner(s) Everyone except Lightbulb, Pickle and Bomb
Eliminated Pepper (102 Votes)
Original airdate December 1, 2011
Episode chronology
"Sugar Rush"
"The Snowdown"

"4Seeing The Future" is the eighth episode of Inanimate Insanity, and the 8th overall episode of Inanimate Insanity, released on December 1, 2011.




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The episode began by referring to "Sugar Rush". An unknown MePhone is seen standing by his car facing MePhone4. He announces that he, MePhone4S, has new technology, outdating MePhone4 with new features such as the M5 chip and Siri. MePhone4 begins to explain that he has cool prizes when 4S takes out a plate of cookies, which MePhone4 runs over to grab, resulting in MePhone4S pushing MePhone4 away and firing a gun, killing MePhone4. Lightbulb stands nearby in fear as MePhone4S announces his new ownership.

Elimination Time!

Before the elimination, Pepper tells Salt that she hopes she isn't eliminated. Salt responds happily giving Pepper a hug and exclaiming that she hopes for the same. Pickle, on the other hand, hopes that she is eliminated, for she and Salt were the cause of the failure in the previous episode. Salt fights back by mocking Pickle and Taco of their swimming skills. MePhone4S shuts everyone up and starts the elimination, which received 252 votes in total, which 4S points out was a lot fewer than the previous episode. Pickle decides the reason was because of MePhone4S's arrival, which he reacts to by multiplying Pickle's votes by 2. He takes out a plate saying he has cookies, but OJ points out that they are missing.

4S calls upon Siri to generate cookies to hand out, which went out to OJ and Bomb for winning immunity. Once OJ got the cookie, he handed it to Bomb explaining that bases like chocolate weren't good for his acidic structure. Bomb happily takes the cookies but throws them in the air, which disappoints OJ. Using a smaller iPhone, MePhone4S calls Adam, creator of Inanimate Insanity, telling him that 5 viewers voted for him, even though he was not up for elimination. With 26 votes, Pickle is safe, even with the votes multiplied.

Taco is safe with 58 votes, leaving Salt and Pepper, who get close in sadness. Pepper received 102 votes, leaving Salt with 61 votes. The Fist Thingy punched the two into the sky, where they spent their last moments together holding hands until they were separated and Pepper fell into Idiotic Island.

Portrait # of Votes % of Votes
Immune 0%
Immune 0%
Adam 5 1.9%
26 10.3%
58 23%
61 24.2%
102 40%

Teams being separated and the challenge

Salt cries in agony of Pepper's elimination as MePhone4S begins to start the challenge, which he describes as deadly and hilarious, especially when the contestants die. OJ calls the remark homicidal and 4S shuts him up. Pickle whispers to OJ how he hates 4S, when he appears again and says that Pickle's cookie was poisoned, then Pickle began to spaz out and collapse. OJ yells at 4S for killing his alliance member, which brings 4S to the announcement of the teams breaking up again. After that, he finally announces the challenge, which was to make it across a pool of quicksand.

The challenge starts with OJ jumping in but drowning in the quicksand, Paintbrush runs in after him doing the same. The two re-appear in a smaller pool further away. Marshmallow begins to tell Apple that there was some way of getting across, when suddenly she got an idea, grabbed Apple, and threw her into the quicksand and jumped on her like a platform as she sank. 4S gives Marshmallow immunity, admiring her evilness. OJ asks Taco about getting across when she spits out a trail of lemons, which OJ jumps across with Taco, winning immunity.

Time travel

OJ starts to tell Marshmallow and Taco about his hatred towards MePhone4S, and how he wanted MePhone4 back. Marshmallow then reveals that she has a time machine that she got from Wal-Mart. She presses a button and the three vanish. They appear on November 30th, the day of MePhone4's death. They appear behind a bush as Marshmallow gives her idea to OJ, which was that she will pause time with her time machine as OJ replaces MePhone4 with a dummy that she got from Wal-Mart. OJ comments that Wal-Mart seems to have everything, which Marshmallow agrees to, but then orders OJ to complete the mission.

MePhone4S then fires his gun, just like before, but the bullet is then paused in mid-air in front of MePhone4, as OJ grabs him and replaces him with the dummy. Marshmallow watches nearby as her plan starts to work.

Challenge (continued)

Back in current time, Apple tells Paintbrush that they must think of something quick to get across. Apple then runs over and kicks Salt into the quicksand and she and Paintbrush use as a platform, just as Marshmallow did with Apple previously. MePhone4S then yells out that there is only one spot left. Bomb then walks over to Salt, who is now laying on the ground, and asks her why she isn't trying, which she responds by yelling at Bomb and telling him she wants to be alone and slapping him, causing him to explode and send Salt flying over the quicksand, winning her the last spot of immunity. Pickle regains consciousness as MePhone4S tells him that he, Bomb and Lightbulb are up for elimination.

MePhone4 suddenly appears telling 4S that he may be old, but he is the host and owns the show. 4S disagrees and suddenly tackles 4 close to the quicksand pool. He begins to push MePhone4 in when he suddenly flips 4S's wallpaper to a Hello Kitty wallpaper, disabling his sight. MePhone4 then grabs 4S and tosses him into the quicksand pit. Salt begins to ask OJ, who recently returned, how they were able to come back. OJ begins to explain that they went back in time and replaced MePhone4 with a dummy, but the rest of his speech is fast forwarded, making his voice unable to understand until Salt covers OJ's mouth, telling him that he's boring her. MePhone4 ends the episode, thankful that 4S is gone.

Still in the running



Voice actor(s) Role(s)
Mark Katz MePhone4
Adam Katz Adam/Apple/Marshmallow
Max Weissmann Bomb
Brian Koch MePhone4S
Taylor Grodin OJ
Derek Napolitano Pickle
Crasi4tunes Pepper/Salt
Sam Katz Taco


  • This was the only time in Season 1 that MePhone4 was replaced as the host.
  • This marks the second time Adam was contacted.
  • Paintbrush noticeably had no lines at all in the episode.
    • This also is the case for the previous episode. Because of this, Paintbrush has not spoken since episode 6.
  • The mechanical voice of Siri was actually recorded from an iPhone 4S.
  • This marks the third time the Inanimate Insanity intro was altered.
  • When MePhone4S yells "Put that cookie down, now!", he is making an obscure reference to a line in the Arnold Schwarzenegger Christmas movie Jingle all the Way.
  • When MePhone4S yells "This show is mine now! It belongs to me!", he is spoofing a line "You are mine now! You belong to me!" from the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie Kindergarten Cop.
  • When MePhone4S yells at Apple when she is not crossing the quicksand, "Do it! Do it now!!!", he is referring to the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie Predator.
  • When Marshmallow replies to OJ saying that Wal-Mart has everything, Marshmallow responds, "Yes, yes it does.", referring to Phineas and Ferb.
  • This marks the second and third time Wal-Mart has been mentioned, the first being in Episode 6.
  • Since the previous episode took place on Halloween and ended with MePhone? encountering MePhone4 and the screen that appears when Marshmallow, OJ, and Taco travel back in time reads "November 30, 2011 - Day of MePhone's Death", it means that at some point a month went by in-between episodes. It may mean that MePhone4 and 4S stared at each other for about a full month, or perhaps the part where 4S first encounters 4 in the end of episode 7 actually took place almost a month later than the rest of the episode on November 30.
  • The idea of going back in time to save someone's life is a nod to the Back to the Future trilogy.
  • The title 4Seeing the Future is a play on the importance of the MePhone4S character in this episode as well as the time travel that occurs.
  • This is the first episode where the Fist Thingy were used on more than one people (Salt and Pepper). The second time where the Fist Thingy were used in multiple people is in The Penultimate Poll where everyone except Taco and OJ were punched by the Fist Thingy back to the Idiotic Island.
  • In many scenes, the feet are thinner and more pointed at the top, while in other scenes, they are rounded.
    • This is because the two animators use different animating styles.
  • This is the first episode to have a title that doesn't reference a challenge, and it is the only episode with this trait in Season 1. The others are Everything's A-OJ, Rain On Your Charade, and Alternate Reality Show.


  • MePhone4S throws cookies to the left, while Pickle and Taco catch it from the right.
  • Apple kicks Salt into the quicksand and she sinks, but she re-appears again in the next scene back where she was.
  • As the three losing contestants stand on platforms for the viewers to vote, Bomb is missing an arm.
  • OJ was actually incorrect about his statement on chocolate. Both chocolate and orange juice are acidic.
  • Salt/Pepper's voice actress was not credited during the ending credits by mistake.
  • At 4:09, Paper was armless.
  • At the picnic, you see MePhone4S to the from the red eyes wallpaper glasses wallpaper. When MePhone4 changes MePhone4S' wallpaper, it goes to the Hello Kitty wallpaper. It should be the red eyes wallpaper then the Hello KItty wallpaper.



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