Lets Play: Bikdip on a Bus

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 1,500 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.

Has recently started Let's Playing again, after moving out with his girlfriend, now wife, Brynna, who also does LPs on March 30th. They both stream on their Twitch channel occasionally.

His website (called Jish's Junk) can be found here: http://www.freewebs.com/bikdiponabus/

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:

  • 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.
  • And I Must Scream: His 10000 subscriber special is funny, until you realise that Jish and Brynna were concious the entire time.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Six of them. Except for maybe one.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Has a habit of spouting non-sequiturs and odd sayings. Example:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!"
    • He also calls Mecha Ridley, the final boss of Zero Mission, "Iron Ted".
  • 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: Brynna 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.
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • 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.
    • 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.
    • Beat Pikmin while avoiding resetting.
    • Beat Pikmin 2 in 8 days.
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • Theme Naming: He and his siblings all have names beginning with J.
  • Tempting Fate: see Million-to-One Chance up above.
  • 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.