Oh come on!
Balloon, labeled The Forgivable, is a male contestant on Inanimate Insanity and was the team captain for Team Chickenleg. He returned to compete in Inanimate Insanity II as a member of The Grand Slams. He is currently voiced by Ben Cross.
In the first season, Balloon is regarded as the most manipulative and spiteful character, as well as the most hated of the objects. Balloon was extremely unkind and abusive to members of Team Chickenleg, even as the team captain. Balloon rendered others useless and made extremely derogatory and good remarks about them to the point that he could make outbursts of profanity.
Balloon makes a return to Inanimate Insanity II with a completely different outlook. Balloon became a much nicer character and wanted to help out with challenges such as in "Marsh on Mars."
Despite showing his true nature of goodness, Balloon still finds it hard to make friends after his behavior to other people in the previous season.
Official Site Bio
Balloon back in Season 1 was known to be very bossy. He enjoyed manipulating other players into doing what he says, mostly because he believed that he was the most important player on Team Chickenleg since he was the team captain. This caused many of the contestants on the show to have a major dislike for Balloon. Now in Season 2, Balloon strives to redeem himself and doesn't want to be known for his bad ways in the past. He hopes to gain the trust of his team members and start a new.
|—Inanimate Insanity Site, 2013|
Initially a ruthless competitor, Balloon relied on manipulative and demanding tactics to advance himself in the game… to little avail... OH C’MON!! He has since seen the error of his ways and strives to be more kind and considerate. Balloon immensely values friendship and has an intense desire to rise above his past demons. Unfortunately, he is continuously labeled as untrustworthy by other competitors in his pursuit of allies. Is his personal transformation truly genuine, or is he merely full of hot air?
|—Inanimate Insanity Site, 2018|
- Nate Groth (US/UK/AU/CAN) (The Crappy Cliff – The Stacker), (Breaking the Ice - A Kick in the Right Direction)
- Ben Cross (US/UK/AU/CAN) (Let 'Er R.I.P. �– present)
- Marco Bonomo (Italy)
- Running Gag:
- Balloon has been popped in Episodes 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 16, 19, 22, 24 and 26.
- Balloon is known for his catchphrase "Oh, come on!" which he says in almost every episode he competes in.
- Balloon has the highest voice of all characters.
- This is probably because he has helium inside of him.
- He's also one of the two male characters to have a high-pitched voice, the other is Cherries.
- Balloon is one of the characters with the most enemies of all characters in Season 1, making him one of the most hated characters.
- Bow makes a reference to Balloon in Crappy Anniversary, by saying his catchphrase.
- Balloon was originally going to be changed into a girl, but this was declined due to creative differences between Adam and Nate. This was also seen in The Inanimate Insanity Secrets video on YouTube by Taylor Grodin.
- Originally, Balloon was not going to be in Season 2, but he was added in to develop a new personality.
- Balloon is the only S1 contestant who was on Team Chickenleg to compete on S2.
- Coincidentally, he was the team captain of Team Chickenleg.
- Balloon got only 10 votes in season 1. Although if rejoin votes don't count, Balloon would have no votes in season 1, making him similar to Pencil from BFDI.
- Balloon got his first ever elimination viewer vote in Tri Your Best, along with 162 other votes in the same episode.
- Balloon's voice slightly changes in Let 'Er R.I.P. and Theft and Battery.
- Balloon owns a standard wristwatch, shown in Theft and Battery.
- Balloon is the only member of OJ's alliance to be in season 2.
- Balloon was not seen in the last scene of Journey Through Memory Lane.
- Balloon holds the record of the most deaths at 9 deaths.
- Balloon is the only character to have a major personality change.
- Balloon is one of the two contestants who swore, the other is Pickle, if not counting one of the trees who appeared in A Lemony Lesson.
- Both of Balloon's eliminations were contestant votes.
- Balloon is the highest-ranking male returnee in Season 1.
- Balloon was still running in the same contests as Nickel in Season 1, same thing in Season 2.
- Balloon is one of the two contestants who was eliminated through contestant vote elimination the two times they got eliminated, the other being Paper.
- Balloon was planned to receive in 3rd place, with a final 3 of Balloon, Salt, and Knife. Due to complications at the time with his previous voice actor, Balloon was voted out via a contestant vote early into season 1.
- Balloon was originally going to be changed to a girl as said in one of the TDGrodz’s videos. This idea was scrapped.
- Balloon, along with Soap, are the only ones eliminated before the merge to walk into the Rejection Portal themselves.
- Coincidentally, they were both members of the Grand Slams.
- Balloon is one of the only 2 contestants from both season 1 and season 2 that never made to the merge; the other one being Nickel.
- Balloon is the only contestant to be voted out twice by the contestants and one of only two characters that were in both Season 1 and 2 to not be eliminated not by the viewers. The other contestant is Marshmallow, since she was eliminated during Season 2 by leaving the premises of the show.
- In a note that Balloon is holding while pacing in front of Hotel OJ during "Rain On Your Charade", there are a few things written that reveal small tidbits of information about Balloon, though most of it may very well be jokes made by the team.
- One is that Balloon suggests that he and OJ get tofu burgers, which is then followed up with "no I hate tofu". This could imply that Balloon is vegetarian.
|The Grand Slams|