A popular Let's Player on the Something Awful forums, Chip Cheezum has (at this time of writing) completed 18 Let's Plays, with all of them featured on the LP Archive. He has collaborated with fellow goons such as General Ironicus, VoidBurger, SnarkCookie, A Wooden Palisade and Ambisagrus. He often uploads Retsupurae videos to his Youtube account. He and General Ironicus have 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.So far, Chip Cheezum has finished Let's Plays for the following games:
Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Happens at the beginning of "Bad Anime #2", where Chip put a NSFW-message: "WARNING - Not Safe For Work - Murder, Gore, Sex, Sexism, Nudity, Attempted Rape, Brooklyn Accents"
Ascended Extra: Rogue Warrior 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.
Killer7 has two - the first being Ironicus's reference to 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 The Stinger for the Metal Gear Solid 3 LP.
In the beginning of the Metal Gear Solid 2 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.
Catch Phrase: 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.
Metal Gear Solid was done by Chip and VoidBurger, but during the Psycho Mantis fight General Ironicus is suddenly there. VoidBurger returns after the fight is over.
"The End" of Metal Gear Solid 2 features rather odd messages read by other Something Awful regulars, including Blister, Ferr, and, again, slowbeef and Diabetus.
Continuity Nod: 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.
Friendly Fire Proof: 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.
Hidden Depths: 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 apparently enjoys poetry.
According to an offhand joke in Slowbeef's Let's Play of Metroid Prime 3, Ironicus is a sociology major.
He also shows off an impressive knowledge of James Bond trivia for Killer7.
In the Uncharted LP, Ironicus and Chip spend about a minute discussing which of several ice-skating techniques a particular ragdoll death animation resembled more.
Knife Nut: 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.)
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 Link's Crossbow Training together.
Mistaken for Gay: 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.
Chip: "Cat". Ironicus: "We are number 8."note Chip just finished defeating the rank 8 assassin 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 cat massaging is eventually sped up and set to thrash metal.
VoidBurger: What is it with DavidCage 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 Power Rangers, like 'When do they pee?! They never pee! When do they go to the bathroom?!'
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 Duke Nukem Forever is.
This is followed by the second episode being littered with sudden, highly intrusive advertisements for various products and restaurants.
Put on a Bus: 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.
The Bus Came Back: Since MGS4, though Peace Walker in co-op was also done without him, because he doesn't have a PS3.
Rant Inducing Slight: 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"
The Scrooge: 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 Drebin Points).
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 No More Heroes, 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".
Shown Their Work: 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 New Game+, but it basically just turns his model to glass.
Sophisticated as Hell: 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!"
Stealth Parody: Chip's alter-ego, Chippowai. An insanely creepy, easily-distracted and only seldomly comprehensible otaku who's pretty much a gross exaggeration of bad YouTube LPers/people who defend said Youtube LPers.
Straight Man and Wise Guy: 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.
Stylistic Suck: The video for the Bitter Mode "run" of LetzShake is done in a typical bad LP fashion, complete with jittery webcam footage.
His trailer for the Let's Play Wanking Session also has elements like terrible chroma keying, Hank the Chog, and INTUITIVE BORDERS.
Tempting Fate: In the first part of The You Testament Let's Play, Ironicus wonders why you would ever need to jump in the game. This, combined with wonky game design, was what ended up making the game unwinnable in the last video.
This Is Gonna Suck: 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 that if he waited to record it during the inevitable LP, it would take too long.
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!