Recommended Characters are characters that appear on Inanimate Insanity via recommendation by viewers. So far, only Apple and Yin-Yang are the only two recommended characters to join Inanimate Insanity and Inanimate Insanity II.
The recommended characters were as followed:
- TV - recommended by marioluigi3128 - Quote: "I have like 1008 channels!"
- Apple - recommended by totaldrama23 - Quote: "So where am I again?" -- "You're on the set of I.I." -- "What's I.I.?"
- Poptart - recommended by SBproductions12 - Quote: "Sure I'm pink, but I'm so manly enough to win this."
- Teddy Bear - recommended by Cowgirl27733 - Quote: "I'm so soft, and cute, aren't I?"
- Magnifying Glass - recommended by JaySillyBoy - Quote: "......"
- Cookie - recommended by SBproductions12 - Quote: haga-shouagh-a-va!
- Spikey Mervert - recommended by waluigifreak789 - Quote: *heavy breathing*
- 8-Ball - recommended by TheBombDigityShis - Quote: "My favorite number is 79."
- Dictionary - recommended by ApePunch - Quote: "I could really help with English homework."
- Bell - recommended by BlueLucario98 - Quote: "Ding! ... uh yeah."
In War De Guacamole, the 10 contestants from the previous episode were welcomed to the show, and immediately introduced to the exploding paintgun challenge. The challenge goes as follows:
|Magnifying Glass and 8-Ball||Teddy Bear|
After the paintgun challenge, the last recommended character standing is Apple, rendering her the winner, and thus, the first recommended character to join the game. She later joins Team Epic, after they win the obstacle course challenge.
Party Hat, a contestant from Brawl of the Objects and Challenge to Win, made an appearance in "The Great Escape" as a recommended character. He was seen spectating the elimination ceremony and asked if he could have one of the boomerang prizes. Party Hat stated that he had won a fan art contest and was promised a cameo on the show. MePhone4 reluctantly throws Party Hat a boomerang, but it flew back, causing Party Hat to throw a tantrum and run away screaming. More recently, Party Hat appeared to attend the Spoiled Lemon concert amongst many other characters. He was voiced by Antony Kos.
Before the first episode was released, there was a contest to determine the last newbie to participate during Season 2 during a t-shirt contest. Only 4 managed to complete it, and the viewers ended up voting for whoever's user had the best character once recommending them, and Adam announcing it.
- Banana - recommended by OfficialMatrVincent - Voiced by Adam Katz
- Yin-Yang - recommended by BFDIdubita23 - Voiced by Marco Bonomo
- Guitar - recommended by waluigifreak789 - Voiced by Adam Katz
- Rubber Ball - recommended by LegoTD61 - Voiced by Braden Whiteside
Yin-Yang won this t-shirt contest, and also had a right to voice act the character. Although no new recommended characters have appeared during Season 2, except Milk, recommended by DesuUsagi, the current voice actor for Marshmallow. Teddy Bear does in fact make a cameo in Everything's A-OJ in the back of the courtroom. Apple does re-appear in this season, too. Magnifying Glass also re-appears in Episode 10 before the spoiled lemons concert starts.
Fan's Fantastic Features has multiple recommended character showing in the audience from time to time. However, four of them did have voice roles and got major roles.
- Clip - recommended by CheesyMayo102
- Cork - recommended by Maple Leek
- Dime - recommended by Matt Adams (AnimationMattAdams)
- Toilet Paper - recommended by Ame
- 8-Ball, Bell, Dictionary and TV tried to join BFDI as well.
- The Bell mentioned here isn't actually the same one as the one in BFDI, much like BFDI Taco and II Taco, Balloon and Balloony and Bomb and Bomby. However, Nickel and TV (both 1st season only) are the same.
- Dictionary didn't join BFDI at any given time in the series although it seems like it as people usually confuse Dictionary with "Book" who is a BFDI contestant. In fact, the only things that set them apart is the color scheme and the gender. Dictionary was originally blue and green, but Book is green and blue. Dictionary is also male, but Book is female.
- Both these things either did not exist or were unconfirmed at the time of the character's release, which could lead to the mix-up.
- Spikey Mervert also made a cameo appearance as a Recommended Character of the Season 1 episode "Don't Pierce My Flesh".
- TV didn't join BFDI, but he was a recommended character. The BFDI one later became the host in BFDIA.
- 8-Ball is not the same as the BFDI one, but coincidentally they originally shared the same asset.
- The four above mentioned recommended characters but Spikey Mervert then joined Battle for BFDI, even though they are not the same ones.