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. They will go to the elimination center for elimination time in the next episode. The viewers usually vote for who to eliminate. 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 GuacamoleOctober 1, 2011
  7. Sugar Rush October 31, 2011
  8. 4Seeing the Future December 1, 2011
  9. The SnowdownJanuary 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 re-uploaded 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 Merging
Paper Team Epic/Team Chickenleg Returns in Double Digit Desert
1st Eliminated in A Lemony Lesson
Baseball Team Epic 2nd Eliminated in The Arena of Death 16th
Lightbulb Team Epic Returns in War De Guacamole
3rd Eliminated in The Stacker
Knife Team Epic 4th Eliminated in War De Guacamole 15th
Nickel Team Epic 5th Eliminated in War De Guacamole 14th
Balloon Team Chickenleg 6th Eliminated in Sugar Rush 13th
Pepper Team Chickenleg 7th Eliminated in 4Seeing The Future 12th
Lightbulb Team Epic 8th Eliminated in The Snowdown 11th
Salt Team Chickenleg 9th Eliminated in Aquatic Conflict 10th
Paintbrush Team Epic 10th Eliminated in Aquatic Conflict 9th
Bomb Team Chickenleg 11th Eliminated in Crappy Anniversary 8th Post-Merge
Marshmallow Team Epic 12th Eliminated in Inanimate Smackdown 7th
Apple Team Epic 13th Eliminated in The Great Escape 6th
Bow Team Chickenleg 14th Eliminated in The Tile Divide 5th
Pickle Team Chickenleg 15th Eliminated in The Penultimate Poll 4th
Paper Team Epic/Team Chickenleg 16th Eliminated in The Penultimate Poll 3rd
Taco Team Chickenleg Runner Up in
Journey Through Memory Lane (Part 2)
OJ Team Chickenleg WINNER in
Journey Through Memory Lane (Part 2)

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.
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