Lets Play / Bikdip on a Bus

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BikdipOnABus, AKA Joshua "Jish" Giadrosich, is a Let's Player on YouTube. Known for his monotone delivery and withering attitude toward everyone and everything on YouTube, including his own channel (now clocking over 2,000 videos.)

He started off in 2006 doing Super Mario 64 Tasks on GameFAQs, and managed to gain a large viewership when he did a Very Hard Mode play through of I Wanna Be the Guy. He has created 3 games using Zelda Classic: Bikdip's Adventure, Mitch, and Bikdip's Adventure 2. The Bikdip's Adventure series is based upon the 'Strange Creatures' series, an extremely random and strange variation of Pokémon he and a friend created in middle school.

Most of his Let's Plays are done with a gimmick, such as beating Pikmin without resetting, and the 3D Mario Games without any coins. He has started Let's Playing again after moving out with his girlfriend, then partner, Brynna (now called Martin), who also did LPs. They both stream on their Twitch channel occasionally.

He has a Twitter page here, and his now-dead official website (called Jish's Junk) can be found here.


Current Let's Plays:

Games Bikdip has Let's Played:

Hacked Games Bikdip has Let's Played:

Let's Tries:

Abandoned Let's Plays:

Random Crap Week:

Rifflash (side series, inspired by Retsupurae):

  • Escape the Ladies Room
  • Escape the OMG Scary Room
  • The Cave video game adaptation
  • Super Chick Sisters
  • Return to Halloween Escape
  • Sonic RPG
  • QWOP
  • ReImagine: The Game
  • Random Newgrounds Crap

Tropes appearing in his videos:

  • And I Must Scream: His 10,000 subscriber special is funny, until you realise that Jish and Brynna were concious the entire time.
  • Angrish: Rare, but either his siblings or a really frustrating part can drive him to this.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Six of them. Except for maybe one.
  • April Fools' Day:
    • 2010: The fake Part 64 of Pokemon FireRed Omega (Mama Luigi Leaves the Stove On) was 20 seconds of the actual episode, and the rest was the first episode of his Pikmin 2 LP, which hadn't gone up yet.
    • 2013: He uploaded a fake first part of Conker's Bad Fur Day. Funny because, two years later, he'd go back and actually play through the game.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Started watching Brynna's videos, eventually becoming her boyfriend, now husband, after a while.
    • Has his own in TimStarz04, who has been in several of Bikdip's videos, and vice versa.
    • Also has Joel milesprower1010, who actually visited their house for a bit to game with them.
  • Better Than a Bare Bulb: He never fails to comment on failures in game logic. Fortunately, he is very much One of Us, and name-drops tropes often.
    • His own voice comes through loud and clear in the fangames: Bikdip has never even heard of suspension of disbelief. Every story ends with the main characters complaining that the whole adventure was pointless and nonsensical.
  • Brick Joke:
    • In one segment of FireRed Omega, he fights an opposing Trainer's Krabby and mentions that he had a joke relating to crabs, but forgot to make it when the Krabby was initially sent out, and felt it wouldn't have the same effect afterwards. Several segments later, while fighting an opponent's Kingler, he again complains that he forgot to make said crab joke. Fast forward several more segments, and he finally makes the joke once he sees an opponent's Crawdaunt.
    • In episode 2 of Kaizo Mario 64, he mentions having 3 different versions of Mario 64 on his computer, including a demo of Super Mario 74, which he would LP about 2 years later.
  • Caption Humor: Occasionally. But his Mitch playthrough stands out by having every episode have a few annotations pop up, either explaining something, mocking himself, or quoting Dora.
  • Candle Jack: His first thought upon seeing the Giant's Mask from Majora's Mask is Candle Jack. He jokingly says the video will end right there and doesn't do that, instead continuing for the then 15 minute time limit.
  • Catch Phrase: Many, including:
    • Bagel.
    • Beefs.
    • Stuff.
    • And it becomes a very different game.
    • And we go all like a-herp!
    • The Steve...
    • Felf
    • ...Yes?
    • I had my fun.
    • OK I'll shut up now.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: Happened his Mitch LP. He bought an item, ran out of the store, and bought two more things in another store because his on-screen rupee numbers were still rolling down (it tricked the game into thinking he had enough rupees). If he hadn't done this, he'd be left with 89 rupees. The very next episode he has no rupees when entering a dungeon, and a part requires him to spend 50 to get past. He notes the irony in the annotation.
    • In Majora's Mask part 20, he tries to Bombchu Hover Glitch into Ikana in order to get the Stone Mask way earlier then you're supposed to. Ironically it's the Real Bombchu's that mess it up because they keep respawning and ruining his attempts.
    • Generally subverted with his use of savestates in games.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Has a habit of spouting non-sequiturs and odd sayings. Example:
  • Creator's Oddball: Arguably Mitch, the one Zelda Classic game that has nothing to do with Bargo the Bikdip (which, to be fair, only had two games).
  • Cross Player: In his Pokemon LP's he always picks the girl character.
  • Call Back: He'll do a lot of these to older videos, some from years gone by.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He shows shades of this, especially during his Super Mario RPG Let's Play.
  • Determinator: "When there's a part in a game that is like, freaking impossible, I get dedicated to it, and I'll get really freaking pissed off at it, but I'll keep trying. I just can't be around other humans when I'm doing it."
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Much prefers his pseudonyms "Jish" and "Bikdip" over his real name, Josh/Joshua.
  • Epic Fail: His attempt to play Wario Land: Shake It! ended with the Wii getting bricked.
    • Similarly, his attempt to play Pokémon Ranger ended with the DS's touch screen breaking. In the comments he even makes a Call Back to the Shake It! incident.
  • Evil Counterpart: Bikdark is this to Bikdip. As a bonus, he is playable in the second game. The game gives no reason for Bikdark's appearance, origins, or even his motives. As Jish commented, he knew we were expecting some lame excuse, so instead he gives us nothing. Beautiful.
  • Flat Joy: Almost every video.
    "Yay."
  • Guide Dang It: The Burn the Map Puzzle from Bikdip's Adventure, and the entirety of the Ultimate Secret to find the Mitch Overworld in Bikdip's Adventure 2. Especially the part where you have to hammer the one block which, due to a glitch, gives no indication that it can even be hammered at all.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Every part has a title that contains some in-joke, reference, pun, or some clever joke that relates to the events of the episode or something about the game.
  • Million-to-One Chance: In Pokémon Emerald Parts 45 + 46 (one big segment) he says around the halfway point that he's tired of seeing Tentacool, and goes on a small tangent saying he'll see a shiny Tentacool. At the end of the episode...it happens: a shiny Tentacool shows up, and he breaks down rambling about the impossibility of it. He then names it Karma.
    Josh: Couldn't I have asked for something else? Oh yeah, I never want to see another Groudon again, because the next one I see will be shi-GOD DAMMIT GAME!
  • Moon Logic Puzzle: The Burn the Map Puzzle from Bikdip's Adventure.
    Josh: "Seriously, who would think to burn the map!?"
  • MST: Riffs on flash games with his wife Brynna in the style of Retsupurae.
  • The Nicknamer: He tends to nickname various things in game, sometimes repeatedly, sometimes once.
    • Shortly after the English name of the Pokemon "Conkeldurr" was revealed, he resolves to call every Chuckya in Kaizo Mario 64 a Conkeldurr.
    • He calls the papaya in Super Mario Sunshine "The Steve".
      • Which becomes a Brick Joke in Pikmin 3 when he finds another papaya. As well as in Super Mario 74 by Brynna when she mentioned how he wanted it to be a running joke of "Biblical proportions!"
      • There is now a nickname for all the other fruits in Super Mario Sunshine as well.
    • He also calls Mecha Ridley, the final boss of Zero Mission, "Iron Ted".
    • He refers to the "Luigi" in the Star Revenge games as "Green Mario" (since it is simply a green Palette Swap of Mario).
  • Non-Answer: In part 17 of his Super Mario Galaxy 2 LP, this conversation takes place:
    Josh: "Did people say what that was yet?"
    Brynna: "I think someone said it was like, something."
    Josh: "Oh. Okay."
  • Oddly Named Sequel 2: Electric Boogaloo: Referenced in the subtitle of Bikdip's Adventure 2.
  • Official Couple: Martin and Josh
  • Oh Crap!: After spending hours on the brutally difficult fourteenth course in Super Mario 74, the Luminium Sphere, he ends the video by checking out what course fifteen looked like. His reaction when he realized the Ombru Sphere was the exact same level but upside-down is simply priceless.
  • A Rare Sentence: "So now we get to go to Glitzville to buy hot sauce from the random Ratatoing guy with a chair fetish...there's a sentence you never thought you'd hear."
  • Reference Overdosed: He complained about this recently in Luigi's Adventure, saying he basically become a talking kids book that spews out a reference every time he says/hears/reads/thinks of a word.
    • Turned around with the WarioWare DIY Collaboration video, where fans sent in games based on Bikdips games, quotes, references, basically everything.
  • Running Gag: In FireRed Omega, he repeatedly mentions Electrode's capability to use Sharpen and turn into a cube.
    • All Chuck-yas are called Conkeldurrs after an episode in Kaizo Mario 64.
    • Calling episodes of unrelated Lets Plays "The Caves of Manikvraad" when they relate to a cave level, as a reference to Level 8 of Bikdip's Adventure 2, which was called The Caves of Manikvraad.
    • For years he's been telling people to check the comments before posting something, usually an explanation of something he asked, or a thing he missed in the game. Nobody listens and he usually gets several people saying the same thing, prompting him to futilely repeat himself.
    • He always says he has no material or no commentary, and he has no idea why people watch him.
    • In the old days there was "Pickle Surprise".
  • Self-Deprecation: Pretty much the entirety of the Bikdip's Adventure playthrough.
  • Self-Imposed Challenge: This is one of the main draws of his playthroughs. Rarely, though, he'll give up on one.
    • Beating Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy without getting any coins. Then inverted in Super Mario 64 by doing a second run, getting every coin in the game.
      • He also tried to do a Pacifist Run for Sunshine, as well as a no refill FLUDD run, both of which were abandoned pretty quickly.
    • Was going to beat Super Demo World with no rewinds, but by the end gave up on that for the levels being too annoying.
    • Beat Pikmin while avoiding resetting.
    • Beat Pikmin 2 in 8 days.
    • Was going to do a no picking up stray hearts challenge in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, but dropped by episode 12. He kept up the No Fairies in Bottle and No Boss Heart challenges for longer.
    • Played through Bikdip's Adventure 1 with minimum health.
    • Did a minimalist run on Bikdip's Adventure 2.
    • Did a run of Metroid Prime with only 23% of the game's items.
    • He is now playing Pokémon Platinum using only baby Pokémon.
  • The Starscream: Bikdark upends Ganon in the final level of Bikdip's Adventure 2. He was getting tired of Ganon's speeches.
  • The Stoic: In almost every video, his voice barely changes.
    • Not So Stoic: When sufficiently mad, he'll blow up.
      • He can also get a bit teary during particularly emotional times, and has admitting to crying during several movies
  • Surreal Humor: There is quite a bit of this, especially when he runs out of things to talk about. For example, this.
  • Tempting Fate: see Million-to-One Chance up above.
  • Theme Naming: He and his siblings all have names beginning with J.
  • Verbal Tic: Also many, including:
    • Bagel.
    • Owh (when feigning being shocked).
  • Villain Protagonist: For much of the latter half of Bikdip's Adventure 2, control switches from Bikdip to his evil alter-ego Bikdark, who is working for Ganon.
  • Walking Techbane: He seems to have a knack for breaking stuff on camera.
  • What Could Have Been: He occasionally mentions playthroughs that never happened but were considered: Like Gemless Spyro.
  • Worst Whatever Ever: If an episode goes particularly badly, he'll call it the "worst episode/segment ever".

OK I'll shut up.
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