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->''"[[ThoseTwoGuys We're two guys]] [[TheyFightCrime who make fun of people]] [[WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}} on the internet]]. [[GenreBusting This is a radical new form of entertainment]] [[BlatantLies and we are the masters of it]]."''

->''"Even whores gotta work their way up to the top. [[TemptingFate ...please don't quote me on that. Don't... don't put that quote down somewhere, like on TV Tropes, perhaps.]]"''

A popular [[LetsPlay Let's Player]] on the SomethingAwful forums due to [[DoingItForTheArt putting insane amounts of time and effort into each LP]], Chip Cheezum has (at this time of writing) completed 18 Let's Plays, with all of them featured on the [[http://lparchive.org/ LP Archive]]. He has collaborated with fellow goons such as General Ironicus, [=VoidBurger=], [=SnarkCookie=], A Wooden Palisade and Ambisagrus, as well as comic artist [[{{Webcomic/Gunshow}} KC Green]]. He often uploads WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}} videos to his [[http://www.youtube.com/user/chipcheezumsa?blend=1&ob=4 Youtube account]]. He and General Ironicus have [[http://chipandironicus.com/index.html their own site]], where all of their [=LPs=] have been posted. Doesn't seem to have a high opinion of those who add quotes on this page.

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So far, ChipCheezum has finished [=Let's Plays=] for the following games:

[[folder:Finished Games]]
* ''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil''
* ''VideoGame/SpiderMan''
* ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes''
* ''VideoGame/{{killer7}}''
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater''
* ''VideoGame/{{Rez}}''
* ''VideoGame/FiftyCentBloodOnTheSand''
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty''
* ''VideoGame/TheYouTestament'' (albeit this was mainly posted in screenshot format by General Ironicus)
* ''[[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame Lego Star Wars]]''
* ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}: Drake's Fortune''
* ''VideoGame/{{Condemned}}: Criminal Origins''
* ''VideoGame/GunstarHeroes''
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''
* ''VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders''
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots''
* ''Uncharted 2: Among Thieves''
* ''VideoGame/CabelasDangerousHunts 2011''
* ''VideoGame/{{Bastion}}''
* ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle''
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker''
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' (includes the Bladewolf and Jetstream DLC chapters)
* ''VideoGame/RogueWarrior''
* ''VideoGame/IncredibleCrisis''
* ''VideoGame/MegaManLegends''
* ''Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception''
* ''VideoGame/TheWonderful101''
* ''Series/DuckDynasty''[[/folder]]

Currently ongoing [=LPs=] include:

Upcoming [=LPs=]:
* ''VideoGame/WatchDogs''

He's also broadcasted streams of the games below, which, in addition to YouTube, you can also find him on [[http://www.ustream.tv/user/ChipCheezum at ustream]] and [[http://www.hitbox.tv/chipcheezum Hitbox]]:

[[folder: Streamed Games]]
* ''3D Ballz''
* ''VideoGame/AladdinCapcom''
* ''VideoGame/ApeEscape''
* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII''
* ''Film/BatmanForever''
* ''VideoGame/{{Banjo-Kazooie}}''
* ''Bart's Nightmare''
* ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}''
* ''VideoGame/BebesKids''
* ''[[{{Film/Beethoven}} Beethoven's 2nd]] (SNES)''
* ''{{VideoGame/Boogerman}}''
* ''[[{{VideoGame/Bubsy}} Bubsy in: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind]]''
* ''[[VideoGame/CabelasDangerousHunts Cabela's Survival: Shadows of Katmai]]''
* ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition''
* ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 3''
* ''VideoGame/DmCDevilMayCry''
* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest''
* ''VideoGame/DragonsLair (SNES)''
* ''VideoGame/EVOSearchForEden''
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV: Episode Duscae''
* ''VideoGame/HeavyRain''
* ''Film/HomeAlone (SNES)''
* ''Series/HomeImprovement''
* ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors''
* ''VideoGame/IndigoProphecy''
* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts [[UpdatedRerelease HD 1.5 Remix]]''
* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''
* ''Kirby's Dream Course''
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''
* ''VideoGame/MegaMan7''
* ''VideoGame/MegaManX''
* ''[[VideoGame/NiNoKuni Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch]]''
* ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}''
* ''VideoGame/OmikronTheNomadSoul''
* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil1 [[UpdatedRerelease HD Remaster]]''
* ''VideoGame/ShovelKnight''
* ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure''
* ''[[GameMod Sonic the Hedgehog (SNES)]]''
* ''VideoGame/StarTrekBorg''
* ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld''
* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for WiiU''
* ''The Adventures of Kid Kleets''
* ''Film/TheBluesBrothers''
* ''Film/TheLawnmowerMan''
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast''
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}''
* ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland''[[/folder]]

Chip and Ironicus have also [[{{MST}} riffed]] on various web animations, most notably ''WebAnimation/ElementalGoddess'' and the first arc of the ''WebAnimation/{{Xin}}'' series, as well as some anime.

[[http://www.patreon.com/chipandironicus Chip now has a Patreon account]].
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!!Chip (and his Let's Plays) provides examples of:
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Chip doesn't just [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid crawl for rations]], he ''sneaks for Snake Snacks''.
* {{Adorkable}}: Both of them, but especially Chip.
* AlternateDVDCommentary: Yes, there is [[MindScrew alternate commentary for the alternate commentary.]] Starting from the first ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' LP, you can switch to a second audio track where Chip and Ironicus talk over the cutscenes too.
** Also done with ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', wherein the last few videos were reuploaded in "Uncut" form, which kept the commentary over cutscenes, some time after finishing its sequel. Similarly, ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' had a few videos that were reprisals of earlier cutscenes with the duo's commentary re-added.
* AluminumChristmasTrees: Chip and KC Green have a hard time believing that [[HeroicMime John Luke]] is a real member of [[Series/DuckDynasty the Robertson clan]], and not an OriginalCharacter made up for the game. They're even more amazed when they realize [[ExpositionFairy Cousin Beaux]] ''is'' an original character.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Happens at the beginning of "[[Manga/MadBull34 Bad Anime #2]]", where Chip put a {{NSFW}} message: "WARNING - Not Safe For Work - Murder, Gore, Sex, Sexism, Nudity, Attempted Rape, '''Brooklyn Accents'''"
* AscendedExtra: ''Literature/RogueWarrior'' was initially just a video Chip made for the Something Awful Let's Try thread. Almost a full year later, it became its own separate LP for a bad games thread.
* AuthorAppeal: Ironicus sure loves his comic books. Also ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe''.
** Chip has a thing for showing off as many GoodBadBugs as possible, especially those involving RagdollPhysics.
* BigWhat: Practically his catchphrase.
* BrandX: Muuk Energy Drink as part of a TakeThat against blip.tv's video-partnering sponsorship program.
* BrickJoke: Plenty.
** ''Killer7'' has two - the first being Ironicus's reference to Theater/{{RENT}} (which is alluded to in the credits for the LP), and the second being the doctor that Ironicus tells Chip to see, who appears in TheStinger for the ''Metal Gear Solid 3'' LP.
** In the beginning of the ''[=MGS2=]'' LP, Chip enters the player name as "Suck my dick." The moment when Raiden pulls out his dog tags to reveal his "name" in the ending makes the whole journey worthwhile.
** In the ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' LP, Chip introduces the Octocamo mechanic in the second update, and teases Ironicus about a camo pattern that makes him look exactly like [[Franchise/SpiderMan The Shocker]] later in the game. Said camo doesn't appear until ''fifteen updates later''. [[OlderThanTheyThink They even mention it as far back as the Spider-Man game]].
* ButtMonkey: The other G-Unit members in ''VideoGame/FiftyCentBloodOnTheSand'' due to Chip constantly shooting and cussing at them, but ''especially'' Tony Yayo. It becomes a RunningGag to remark that everyone and everything is better than Tony Yayo.
* CatchPhrase: Ironicus will often say "This is the best game" whenever something really neat happens.
** Chip says "STAR WARS!" so much during the Lego Star Wars LP that it constitutes as a temporary one, at least.
-->'''Chip''': R2 no! R2 WHY?!
** Chip seems to like saying "There's a man" whenever he's pointing out an enemy that will become the center of amazing things.
** Ironicus is also quite fond of saying "The end, credits roll" when something ridiculous happens, or at points that'd make a good cutoff for a video. Heard a ridiculous amount during the mind boggling ending cutscenes of Metal Gear Solid 4.
* TheCameo: LetsPlay/{{Slowbeef}} [[WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}} and]] LetsPlay/{{Diabetus}} do "guest commentary" (which sounds suspiciously like an unrelated Skype conversation with Chip about books) for the [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes Bitter Mode run of Speed Buster.]]
** Also, Creator/EdwynTiong (aka [[VideoGame/TheTrappedTrilogy Dan McNeely]], aka [[WebAnimation/{{Xin}} Legend]]) ending ''VideoGame/TheYouTestament'' LP with a dramatic reading of two of [=MDickie's=] ([[SmallNameBigEgo incredibly egotistical]]) journal entries.
** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' was done by Chip and [=VoidBurger=], but during the Psycho Mantis fight General Ironicus is suddenly there after the first blackout. [=VoidBurger=] returns after the fight is over.
** "The End" of ''Metal Gear Solid 2'' features rather odd messages (including some of Creator/HideoKojima's tweets) read by other Something Awful regulars, including Blister, [[LetsPlay/FreelanceAstronauts Ferr]], and, again, slowbeef and Diabetus.
* ContinuityNod:
** In 'What If?' Mode of the Spider-Man LP, Scorpion and JJJ play Marco Polo, and Spider-Man says "Fish outta water!" Chip then gloats that there's something else to say in Marco Polo. Then, in part 6 of Uncharted 2, Chip triggers the Marco Polo event. When Drake gets out of the pool he says "Fish outta water!" Chip then gloats about it again.
** In the Trial #2 video during the ''Uncharted 2'' LP, Ironicus advertises his new CD, using the picture that Chip had used to show him in the Message to Ironicus video of the ''No More Heroes'' LP.
** TheStinger of ''killer7'' has the reveal that [[spoiler:the LP never happened]], with Ironicus suggesting Chip see a psychiatrist. The stinger to ''Metal Gear Solid 3'', their next LP, has Chip actually visiting said psychiatrist (played by Ironicus).
* CutenessOverload: Ironicus in the Blade Wolf DLC of Revengeance.
-->'''Ironicus:''' His paws are so ''cute'' when he pushes buttons!
** The same thing happens earlier, during the Dwarf Gekko segment.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Ironicus assumes at a slow moment during the ''Metal Gear Solid 3'' LP that Chip is doing said LP merely because Ironicus made a comment on ''not'' LP'ing stealth games, which Chip then jokingly agrees with.
--> "Hours of my life just for one offhand comment months ago."
* TheDreaded: In the ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' LP, ''pipes''.
-->'''Ironicus:''' I hate pipes...\\
'''Chip:''' It's always the ''pipes'' that get me! It doesn't matter if it's ''laser brass knuckles'', or a ''katana'', or a ''laser sword''-\\
'''Ironicus:''' Or a ''gun'', it's always the pipes.\\
'''Chip:''' ''Always'' the ''pipes''!
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Invoked during ''VideoGame/TheWonderful101'' with P-Star; Ironicus quickly grows attached to him, and is especially enthused when [[spoiler: P-Star gets to participate in the {{Womb Level}}'s end boss]].
* TheFaceless: Prior to his, Ironicus' and [=VoidBurger=]'s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG0A9Ujgyjc appearance at the C2E2 Let's Play panel]], whenever Chip recorded a video of himself, ''just'' enough of his face was obscured to keep you wondering, but gave you a good idea.
* FanNickname: InUniverse, during ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'', Blade Wolf is almost always referred to as the "[[RobotDog dog-shaped]] RobotBuddy!"
* FriendlyFireProof: During their ''50 Cent: Blood on the Sand'' LP, they make a habit out of shooting the friendly NPC whenever there's downtime. This leaves a massive bloody stain on the wall, but their G-Unit companion doesn't even flinch.
* FunWithSubtitles: Since the ''Duck Dynasty'' game didn't have any subtitles, Chip had to add them in himself. He took to opportunity to make some extra jokes along with them
-->''(Please help me, [[HeroicMime my voice has been stolen]]. The truck comes at six.)''
* GainaxEnding: Often occurs whenever he ends a Lets Play, [[TheStinger usually after the credits roll.]]
** At the end of the ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' LP (during the last Bitter Mode videos), parodying Suda51's penchant for weird, nonsensical endings.
** Another one for a Suda51 game at the end of the Killer7 LP, where it turns out that [[spoiler:the LP never happened.]]
** The final Series/DuckDynasty video, simply titled "jl", which is unadulterated {{Surreal Horror}}.
* GenreShift: ''VideoGame/{{Rez}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Condemned}}'' were done by Chip alone, with subtitles instead of voice commentary (except in the eighth video for the latter). ''VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders'' and ''VideoGame/{{Bastion}}'' were also solo, though he still actually talked.
** Not to mention any time he switches to a ''Cabela's'' hunting game mid-LP, most recently in the 'Trials' in the middle of Uncharted 2.
** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'', after the first mission, is a [[CoOpMultiplayer literal co-op LP]] together with snarkcookie.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Hilariously]] [[AvertedTrope averted]] in his WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}} video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlC0eJ6m-1M "Yowie wowie!!!"]] Most of the video consists of two girls kissing, but [[spoiler: [[YaoiFangirl they're actually]] [[{{Cosplay}} dressed up as]] [[Anime/{{Naruto}} Naruto and Sasuke]] [[ScriptFic acting out a]] SlashFic.]]
---> '''Chip Cheezum''': [[NauseaFuel I feel really weird right now.]] [[SickAndWrong This is wrong.]] [[AllMenArePerverts Usually I'd be like]] [[{{Squee}} "YEAAAAH!"]] [[NoJustNoReaction but I'm like "No, um, no..."]]\\
'''General Ironicus''': [[ItMakesSenseInContext I'm boxing up that lamp and putting it in storage.]]
* HadToComeToPrisonToBeACrook: Ironicus jokes that [[VideoGame/TheWonderful101 Wonder-Prisoner]] learned his bomb-making skills while inside Alcatraz.
* HeyItsThatVoice: [[invoked]] Lampshaded in the ''WebAnimation/{{Xin}}'' riff.
-->'''Dom''': [[Creator/EdwynTiong I've been meaning to meet you for quite a while, Xin.]]\\
'''Ironicus (doing his best Edwyn Tiong impression)''': "I've been meaning to put my voice in a thousand things on Newgrounds, Xin."
** Also lampshaded in the end-of-LP credits for ''Killer7'', which lists Creator/SteveBlum's voice five times. And then lists him as played by Wesley Snipes.
* [[{{Headscratchers}} It Just Bugs Me]]: Invoked by Ironicus, who complains about plot holes in ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' [[RunningGag every time the]] B&B Corps show up in ''[=MGS4=]''.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater Mission J. Frog]]]]. He was a true patriot.
* HerrDoktor: Ironicus plays one in one of the bonus episodes for their ''Metal Gear Solid 3'' LP, overlapping with TheShrink.
* HiddenDepths: It usually doesn't show up much in their Let's Plays or [=RPs=] but Ironicus has more than a little knowledge of sociology, as the ''50 Cent: Blood on the Sand'' LP showed. He also [[http://www.formspring.me/Ironicus/q/306647958554689318 apparently enjoys poetry]].
** According to an offhand joke in Slowbeef's Let's Play of ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 3'', Ironicus is a sociology major.
** He also shows off an impressive knowledge of Film/JamesBond trivia for Killer7.
** In the ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' [=LP=], Ironicus and Chip spend about a minute discussing which of several ice-skating techniques a particular ragdoll death animation resembled more.
* HurricaneOfPuns: Ironicus makes up a string of train-related puns during Part 11 of the ''Uncharted 2'' LP.
** He does it again, with arms and hands, during the Mistral fight in ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''.
* IWarnedYou: During ''Cabela's Dangerous Hunts'', Ironicus complains about the loud volume during a "On Rails"-segment, to which Chip responds: "I told you it would be loud."
* KindHeartedCatLover: Chip owns a couple of cats. One of them likes to jump on his desk while he's recording.
** He also has at least one dog, offhandedly mentioning so while Ironicus discusses a breed of dog he'd like to own in the first ''No More Heroes'', and noting how his dad has to present his dog to him whenever they leave so said dog doesn't get lonely in the 19th video of ''No More Heroes 2''.
* KnifeNut: During his playthrough of ''Rogue Warrior'', Chip liked to forgo any gunplay in favor of just running up and stabbing everyone to death (even referring to the main character as a knife tornado.)
* LetsPlay
* ManOfAThousandVoices: Chip frequently impersonates the characters in each game. Invoked repeatedly in the ''Metal Gear Solid'' LP, when [[RunningGag VoidBurger pressures Chip into doing a]] [[VeteranInstructor Master Miller impression]].
** [=VoidBurger=], on the other hand, does an ''absolutely perfect'' impression of [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash Ketchum]]. She also does a spot on impression of a squeaky voiced lets player when she guested on Retsupurae.
** Ironicus is very adept at Solid Snake impressions.
** Subverted during the Killer7 LP, when Chip fails spectacularly (and hilariously) at doing a {{Popeye}} impersonation.
* MindScrew: Happens quite a few times throughout his Lets Plays, usually at [[GainaxEnding the end]] [[TheStinger of a game.]]
** To go along with the Psycho Mantis fight, Voidburger suddenly becomes Ironicus during the first Hideo Blackout. The second, Chip is now playing a hunting simulator as if it were a dad-themed RPG, while receiving Codec calls from himself trying to remember what he was actually supposed to be doing. The next video restores the game, and the third blackout brings back Voidburger.
** The "uncut" versions for the fourth and sixth videos of the ''Condemned'' LP add audio of, respectively, Ironicus reading bad fanfiction to friends and Chip and Ironicus trying to play ''[[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link's Crossbow Training]]'' together, both with (nearly-)unintelligible messages occasionally popping up. Between the seventh and eighth videos is also a video titled "House", consisting of a minute-long shot of a house while an unknown voice talks about how it "wants to meet you".
** The last video for the Series/DuckDynasty LP. It's extremely unsettling, showing [[spoiler: the protagonist undergoing {{Body Horror}} while bringing in what may or may not be [[ApocalypseHow the apocalypse]] through the form of an old VHS tape]].
* MistakenForGay: During a Lets Play by Voidburger, with Chip co-commentating, it's revealed that Voidburger's father thought that Chip was gay, due to his cleanliness.
* MundaneMadeAwesome:
** Feeding your cat in ''No More Heroes''.
--->'''Chip''': Cat. Again.\\
'''Ironicus''': We are number 8.[[note]]Chip just finished defeating the rank 8 assassin[[/note]]\\
'''Chip''': WE'RE FEEDING IT!\\
'''Ironicus''': Let's feed our cat now that we're number 8. We are the number 8th cat feeder in the world.\\
'''Chip''': Yes! I'm on the cover of Cat Feeding Magazine!
** Later on in their LP of the sequel, their [[ItMakesSenseInContext cat massaging]] is eventually sped up and set to thrash metal.
* NamesTheSame: [[invoked]] [[RunningGag Milked for all its worth]] every time it happens, but special consideration must be given to ''Metal Gear Solid 4'''s [[Series/{{Scrubs}} J.D.]] and [[Film/BigMommasHouse Big Mama]].
* NobodyPoops: Lampshaded:
-->'''[=VoidBurger=]''': What is it with [[Creator/QuanticDream David Cage]] games and pissing? Why does everyone piss? Is he one of those people that found it unrealistic that, like, in Zelda Link never goes to the bathroom?\\
'''Chip Cheezum''': That's like a thought that five-year-olds have, though! Like, I thought that when I watched PowerRangers, like 'When do they pee?! They never pee! When do they go to the bathroom?!'
* [[NoKillLikeOverkill No Tranquilizing Like Overtranquilizing]]: In [=MGS4=], when Chip fails to maximize an enemy's crying meter, he simply knocks him out and practically covers his face and body in tranquilizer darts.
* NoodleIncident: Played with during their Killer7 playthrough. Played straight when Ironicus asks if Chip passed the question on his ''physics'' test related to ''gutting a deer with his bare hands''. Averted, when Chip, later in the video, explains that his physics professor took time out of class to show his students the ''decaying deer that had been sitting in his truck for hours''.
-->''"The tongue was hanging out, there were flies on its face it was...ugh"''
* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: In the final battle of VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance, when [[spoiler:Senator Armstrong kicks Raiden like a football and he lands to the sound of a football crowd cheering,]] Chip hastily blurts outs "The [[spoiler:football crowd cheering]] is not me, that's in the cutscene!"
* OneOfUs: [[invoked]] Judging by this bit of commentary from ''[=MGS4=]'':
-->'''Otacon:''' [[ChildProdigy She]] believes she can find the answers inside a machine hooked up to the world... she spends every day inside the net, exploring...\\
'''Chip:''' Usually just making new pages on TV Tropes.
** There's also the page quote of him asking us specifically to not quote him ([[TemptingFate which happened anyway]]), and noting his page in ''No More Heroes 2'' [[http://chipandironicus.com/videos/nmh2/1u.html Episode 1]], also noting someone who edits the page.
-->'''Chip:''' Damn you Alex!
* OneSteveLimit: Averted. Any time Chip comes up with an 'original' character, chances are his name will be 'Hank', whether he's Chip's player-character in ''VideoGame/TheYouTestament'', an {{expy}} for [[Manga/DragonBall Goku]], or Liquid Ocelot's "true identity".
* OrphanedPunchline: A unique example, where in most cases due to [[AlternateDVDCommentary commentary during cutscenes only being hearable on a second audio track or in an "uncut" version of a video]], it's up to the viewer whether this trope is in effect or not. For instance, from Act 4 of ''Metal Gear Solid 4'', during a cutscene in the offices where the Grey Fox fight took place in during [=MGS1=], the duo start discussing the two MSX games in the series. For those watching the cut version, as soon as that cutscene ends and apparently apropos of nothing, Ironicus states that "they can retcon everything in [[VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake that game]] ''except'' for poisonous Zanzibar hamsters".
* {{Padding}}:[[invoked]] During the last few videos of the ''Metal Gear Solid 2'' LP, Chip would deliberately do meaningless things just before cutscene triggers, joking that he's afraid of them.
* PickyEater
-->'''Chip:''' I hate most food because it doesn't taste like candy.
* ProductPlacement: Invoked by Chip at the beginning of the ''{{VideoGame/Uncharted}} 2'' LP, trying to take advantage of blip.tv advertising money.
-->'''Chip:''' Okay, look, Blip. There's a video game coming out, and I know you're going to advertise it, and I just want to say there's no better way to experience a video game than an Alienware gaming laptop, played at a local cafe.\\
'''Ironicus:''' Yes. It makes you feel like you're in the game -- to such a degree that you may embarrass yourself in public, but that's okay, because the experience is so strong.\\
'''Chip:''' Yes. This Alienware gaming laptop comes with haptic feedback so that your laptop rumbles just like a rumble pack. It's a little inconvenient, but it's so immersive you won't believe how amazing VideoGame/DukeNukemForever is.
** This is followed by the second episode being littered with sudden, highly intrusive advertisements for various products and restaurants.
* PutOnABus: Ironicus has had a nasty habit of turning up absent recently due to real life complications. It got to the point where the end of one of their [=LPs=] listed him as having died after recording.
** TheBusCameBack: Since ''[=MGS4=]'', though ''Peace Walker'' in co-op was also done without him, because he doesn't have a [=PS3=].
* RantInducingSlight: Ironicus compares R4 (played by Chip) to a Mac, causing Chip to give his opinion on Macintosh machines.
--> "[=I AM AN OVERPRICED COMPUTER MADE FOR GRAPHICS DESIGNERS WHO ARE TOO STUPID TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO ANYTHING WITH A PC=]"
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] during ''VideoGame/TheWonderful101''. Ironicus feels like ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' did this for Sunny, as opposed to Raiden, whom Ironicus never disliked. [[invoked]]
* RhymesOnADime: "[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII Time flies when]] [[spoiler: Goofy dies]]", and "[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII Jump in some hay]], [[SoftWater and you'll be A-OK]]".
** "[[LampshadeHanging I'm a poet, and I didn't even know it!]]"
* RunningGag: Switching abruptly to a ''Cabela's'' hunting game and acting like nothing is unusual about this.
** Referencing ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' at least once per LP.
*** Finally [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Ironicus in part 5 of Cabela's Dangerous Hunts.
** Ironicus mispronouncing [[VideoGame/{{Uncharted}} Lazarevic's]] name.
** Every time a member of the B&B Corps shows up in a cutscene during ''Metal Gear Solid 4'', Ironicus will say something to the effect of "[[FridgeLogic You know what]] [[BellisariosMaxim I don't like about]] Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast?" [[invoked]]
** Ever since their Let's Play of No More Heroes, every "hard" mode in a given game must reference that "Many strong men await you".
** During {{killer7}}, voice clips of Travis from ''No More Heroes'' can occasionally be heard in the background when [[NamesTheSame the killer7 Travis]] is talking.
*** Chip's inability to hit weakpoints on elbows is a recurring thing as well. At one point he aims for the elbow of one enemy, misses, [[EpicFail and hits the elbow weak point of the enemy behind him instead.]]
*** As well as making characters dance up and down the stairs in the Vinculum Gate.
** An example that only lasts one video: [[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance Senator Armstrong]] [[ThatOneBoss is]] [[ThatOneAttack a]] [[HealingFactor jerk.]]
** Chip and Ironicus getting more and more impressed with Alice in ''VideoGame/TheWonderful101'', to the point where by the last levels, they're sure that she competently participated in the previous Earth Defense War, while being a fetus.
** Chip's "Original Characters", which just amounts to poorly drawn picture or poorly edited pre-existing pictures, and they're always named "Hank."
* TheScrappy: In ''VideoGame/TheWonderful101'', Ironicus takes an ''instant'' dislike to Professor Shirogane. [[invoked]]
** The duo also develops a dislike of Luka as the game carries on.
** Chip seems to really hate [[Franchise/MetalGear Naomi Hunter]], especially in ''Metal Gear Solid 4'', to the point that when the first boss in the game disguises herself as Naomi, Chip responds by [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill shooting her with an RPG.]]
** '''[[{{VideoGame/Killer7}} Iwazaru]]''', to the point where Chip flat-out refuses to transcribe most of what he says or even talk to him about halfway through the LP.
* TheScrooge: Chip gets accused of being this by Ironicus during the ''Metal Gear Solid 4'' LP, because he insists on only recording footage on Wednesdays and Sundays (where you can get a 20% discount on all items purchasable with [[GlobalCurrency Drebin Points]]), and only stops once he gets to Act 5 (where you get a ''50%'' discount every day).
* SelfDeprecation:
** When discussing childhood in the ''[=MGS1=]'' LP:
--->'''Chip''': ''Everyone went, like, bonkers for gel pens. Even I did. I drew dragons and shit with them 'cause I was retarded as hell.''
** During the Bitter Mode fight against the final boss of ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'', the two are discussing possible gimmicks for the video, and Ironicus suggests pretending they're fashion designers in the game's world:
--> '''Ironicus:''' Ah, that'd be lame.\\
'''Chip:''' Plus we'd have to sound gay, and we... ''(Ironicus laughs)'' Well, that's us all the time, so.\\
'''Ironicus:''' I've had enough of that!
** Late into ''Metal Gear Solid 3'', Chip calls attention to a Viddler comment on one of their earlier videos which referred to the pair as "Shit Shitzum" and "General Lack of Intelligence". Ironicus responded by saying it was "pretty accurate".
* SelfImposedChallenge: Chip achieved the "Tsuchinoko" rank in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' by capturing said animal and keeping it with him for the entire game. In the stream of ''[[VideoGame/{{Fahrenheit}} Indigo Prophecy]]'', he apparently aimed to pee in every single toilet in the game.
* ShoutOut:
-->'''Ironicus:''' ''I was [[Franchise/{{Superman}} born on the planet Krypton]] where my parents were [[Comicbook/SpiderMan bitten by a radioactive spider]] which [[Franchise/{{Batman}} killed them before my very eyes]] so I was sent on a small spaceship to the planet Earth [[Franchise/WonderWoman as an envoy of the Amazons]] where [[ComicBook/FantasticFour I passed through cosmic radiation which gave me many powers]] though when I landed I crashed into radioactive waste which [[Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} blinded me, but heightened my other senses]]; since I landed [[Comicbook/TheFlash I bonded with the Speed Force]] and met with [[Comicbook/GreenLantern a representative of the Guardians of Oa who gave me a power ring]] in order to defend [[Comicbook/CaptainAmerica truth, justice, and the American way]]. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Please let me into]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny your comic house]]!''
* ShownTheirWork: Frequently. For example, during Metal Gear Solid 4, Ironicus opined that it would be cooler to have the Octocamo suit capable of mimicking motion in real time, and Chip responds that Konami tried it and found it would take too much processing power. [[note]]Stealth Camo is usable by Snake in a NewGamePlus, but it basically just turns his model to glass.[[/note]]
* SophisticatedAsHell: In ''Blood On the Sand'', General Ironicus launches into a long reading about the sociological implications of ghetto vernacular from ''American Aparteid''. At the end, he says "In conclusion, stop typing like you're ghetto, you fat white kids at your computers, God damnit!"
* StealthParody: Chip's alter-ego, [[http://www.youtube.com/user/ChippoWai Chippowai.]] An insanely creepy, easily-distracted and only seldomly comprehensible otaku who's pretty much a gross exaggeration of bad Website/YouTube [=LPers=] and people who defend said Youtube [=LPers=].
* StraightManAndWiseGuy: Ironicus and Chip, respectively, tend to commentate as this, with Ironicus usually having a much more level-headed approach. There's a bit of interlap, however, considering Ironicus' leaps of logic, and Chip's focus on being informative in his [=LPs=].
* SurrealHorror: The final Series/DuckDynasty video, simply titled [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZDtSwyIjwI "jl"]].
* StylisticSuck: The video for the Bitter Mode "run" of [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes Letz]] [[TheUnfought Shake]] is done in a typical bad LP fashion, complete with jittery webcam footage.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJJSbId_W-U His trailer]] for the Let's Play Wanking Session also has elements like terrible chroma keying, [[CopyCatSue Hank the Chog]], and INTUITIVE BORDERS.
* TakeThat: The announcement that their ''WebAnimation/ElementalGoddess'' videos were being hosted on their website came with an instructional video from Chip on character design. Where he tapes a picture of [[Manga/DragonBall Goku]] to a drawing desk, [[CopyCatSue sloppily traces over it with markers and names it Hank.]]
* TemptingFate: In the first part of ''VideoGame/TheYouTestament'' Let's Play, Ironicus wonders why you would ever need to jump in the game. [[spoiler: This, combined with wonky game design, was what ended up making the game unwinnable in the last video.]]
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: During the Rank 1 Bitter Mode fight in No More Heroes 2, Chip mentions that the fight footage was recorded around ''when he first got the game,'' roughly ''two full years prior.'' The reason? He started that fight on Bitter then, saw how incredibly hard it was going to be, and decided to record it right then and there just so, when he got to the inevitable LP, he would never have to play that fight on that difficulty ever again.[[labelnote:*]]According to him, that fight took him 96 minutes, and he died 18 times during the course of it.[[/labelnote]]
* TimeTravelTenseTrouble: Chip and Ironicus have a hard time explaining the timeframe in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRBHhHwj84w MINECRAFT]]'':
--> '''Ironicus''': "At a point, isn't there a point where you have to start being skilled?", I thought at the time, is what I said then in the past!\\
'''Chip''': "I don't know how long I can keep doing this! I'm dying!" I said in the past.\\
'''Ironicus''': "I also had a hard time keeping straight the timeline of events! On the one hand, there was, at the time, her speaking in black and white, and then there was her speaking in color, which happened before that, and also before I was talking about it originally, which was before I'm talking about it now, and in the color part she's talking about an ''even-further-back time''!
* UpdatedRerelease: The last few updates of their ''[=MGS2=]'' LP got re-uploaded to Website/YouTube with "Uncut" versions, similar to the second audio track found in their later LP's. All of the LP's with second audio tracks later had their Uncut versions reuploaded in the same manner after the duo switched over entirely to Youtube from Blip.
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: Done often at the end of games after the credits, with highly unlikely results for the characters, usually ending in a preview for the next LP.
** At [[http://chipandironicus.com/games/mgs4/22hd.html the very end]] of the ''Metal Gear Solid 4'' LP, showing what happened to the cast after the end of the game.
* WrestlingDoesntPay: Ironicus discusses this in the lead-up to the Battle Royale event in ''No More Heroes 2'', specifically how actual assassination has apparently gone from the actual point of the UAA to just the "second job" all of its members pretend they do when they're not fighting each other to climb the ranks.
* YouMonster: Ironicus calls Chip this late in ''[=MGS4=]'', after Chip recounts an incident in ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} IV'' where he lost an aircraft carrier to [[DeathOfAThousandCuts a single tribalman chucking spears at it]].
-->''[[WhatTheHellHero Why were you attacking tribalmen with an aircraft carrier?]]''
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