Inanimate Insanity is an American animated competition web series on YouTube. The show is about 16 anthropomorphic objects that compete for 1 million dollars. It premiered on April 1, 2011, however, due to hacking situations, Episodes 1 to 5.5 were removed and reuploaded on September 14, 2011.

The series came to a halt on June 1, 2012 for a summer hiatus, but returned on September 1, 2012. The final episode was released on December 8, 2012. A second season of the series aired on April 2, 2013, featuring eight original returning contestants and twelve new contestants.



Inanimate Insanity

Every Season 1 contestants and MePhone

In every episode, there is a competition in which the contestants will have to compete in with their teams. The losing team will face the consequences and have to eliminate a teammate. The team that wins will either win a prize, be safe from elimination or nothing at all, but never anything negative.


There are eighteen episodes in season one of Inanimate Insanity.

  1. The Crappy Cliff April 1, 2011*
  2. A Lemony Lesson May 1, 2011*
  3. The Arena of Death June 1, 2011*
  4. One-Shot Wonder July 1, 2011*
  5. The Stacker August 1, 2011*
    5.5. A New Stage In The Game September 1, 2011*
  6. War de Guacamole October 1, 2011
  7. Sugar Rush October 31, 2011
  8. 4Seeing the Future December 1, 2011
  9. The Snowdown January 1, 2012
  10. Double Digit Desert February 1, 2012
  11. Aquatic Conflict March 1, 2012
  12. Crappy Anniversary April 1, 2012
  13. Inanimate Smackdown May 1, 2012
  14. The Great Escape June 1, 2012
  15. The Tile Divide September 1, 2012
  16. The Penultimate Poll October 1, 2012
  17. Journey Through Memory Lane (Part 1) November 1, 2012
  18. Journey Through Memory Lane (Part 2) December 7, 2012

* = Was reuploaded on September 14, 2011, due to Nate Groth deleting the original episodes.


It is unknown where in the world Inanimate Insanity is supposed to take place, although it has been stated that it does take place within a set on an isolated island with no houses and not many other non-contestants around, as stated by MePhone4 in "Sugar Rush".


The team that loses the challenge originally had to eliminate a player (usually the one who caused them to lose), but now the viewers normally vote on this. This player is never to be seen again except either when a process of rejoining or a scene from Idiotic Island.

Participant Team Status Placing
Paper Epic/Chickenleg

Returns in "Double Digit Desert"

1st Eliminated in "A Lemony Lesson"

Baseball Epic 2nd Eliminated in "The Arena of Death" 16th Place
Lightbulb Epic

Returns in "War De Guacamole"

3rd Eliminated in "The Stacker" (Not supposed to be.)

Knife Epic

4th Eliminated in "War De Guacamole"

15th Place
Nickel Epic

5th Eliminated  in "War De Guacamole" (Supposed to be in "The Stacker")

14th Place
Balloon Chickenleg 6th Eliminated in "Sugar Rush" 13th Place
Pepper Chickenleg 7th Eliminated in "4Seeing The Future" 12th Place
Lightbulb Epic 8th Eliminated in "The Snowdown" 11th Place
Salt Chickenleg 9th Eliminated in "Aquatic Conflict" 10th Place
Paintbrush Epic 10th Eliminated in "Aquatic Conflict" 9th Place
Bomb Chickenleg 11th Eliminated in "Crappy Anniversary" 8th Place Merged
Marshmallow Epic 12th Eliminated in "Inanimate Smackdown" 7th Place
Apple Epic 13th Eliminated in "The Great Escape" 6th Place
Bow Chickenleg 14th Eliminated in "The Tile Divide" 5th Place
Pickle Chickenleg 15th Eliminated in "The Penultimate Poll" 4th Place
Paper Epic/Chickenleg 16th Eliminated in "The Penultimate Poll" 3rd Place
Taco Chickenleg Runner Up in "Journey Through Memory Lane (Part 2)" 2nd Place
OJ Chickenleg

"Winner in Journey Through Memory Lane (Part 2)"

1st Place

Nickle Controversy

During the elimination of "The Stacker", many voters misspelled Nickel's name as "Nickle", the votes were not counted, causing Lightbulb to be eliminated. After many fans raged on Lightbulb's elimination, resulted in the votes for "Nickel" being re-counted, eliminating Nickel, and bringing back Lightbulb, this also started the character Nick-Le, whose only quote is, "I'm highly offended!!"


  • Inanimate Insanity was the second object show on YouTube; the first was Battle for Dream Island (BFDI).
  • Inanimate Insanity was the first object show to be animated with Moho for most of the first season, rather than Adobe Flash.
    • However, the introduction of Adobe Flash Animation is seen in "The Tile Divide", mixed with Moho animation.
  • Inanimate Insanity's anniversary is on April 1st, which also coincides with April Fools Day.