YMMV / Chip Cheezum


  • Alternate Character Interpretation:
    • Naked Snake is a Hulk-Speaking jungle man who muses that "babies make a lot of noise" and one could be thrown to distract a guard.
    • 50 Cent is a foul-mouthed treasure hunter/demigod who can take an RPG to the chest without even flinching, and transports unwitting victims to the "Fiddy Zone".
      • Anwar is 50 Cent's biggest fan who ends up in an internal struggle when Wilder forces him to try and kill his idol (though at that point in the game Chip and Ironicus seem to have confused him with Amal, who actually does call himself 50 Cent's biggest fan.)
    • After noting things in the introductory cutscene of Metal Gear Solid 2 that remind the duo of Egyptian architecture, they imagine that Hideo Kojima wasn't actually born like a regular human being, but instead archaeologists opened an Egyptian tomb and discovered a fully-dressed Japanese man, who went on to create video games (and, as such, really long cutscenes are the real "mummy's curse"). "'What're you doing in here?' 'Iunno.'"
    • Chip thinks Otacon's codec messages which overlap with gameplay means that Otacon is actually trying to Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 4 himself.
      • When Snake is running through a hallway late in the game, remembering various lines already said by other characters, one of said lines is Snake's own "you were the lightning in that rain" comment. Chip interprets that one as Snake remembering things he's said that he's embarrassed about and wishes he could take back.
      • During the long cutscene with Big Mama in Act 3, Chip briefly brings up Big Boss' original motivations, specifically noting the part about adopting war orphans to turn them into Child Soldiers, then realizing that child soldiers seem to be in every Metal Gear game and briefly wondering if Kojima was a child soldier himself.
    • The duo theorize early in Killer7 that Suda 51 is a self-hating Japanese who wants to be a natural-born American, after the second chapter of the game focuses on the upcoming destruction of Japan and not a single character in the game, American or Japanese, really seems to notice or care.
    • Wonder-Black is a chain-smoker who is far too absorbed in his DS to pay any attention to what's going on. He will also not pass up an opportunity for a high-five, even if he doesn't know the context for it.
  • Arc Fatigue: The Watch_Dogs LP suffered a bit of this thanks to the game's pacing issues. By the end of it, even Chip & Ironicus just wanted the game to end.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment:
    Chip: (having just shot an enemy) Oh, he thought he could dodge my bullets. (Beat) The baby.
    Ironicus: You're not Neo, you're just a pirate!
    Chip: I'm talking about the baby. He thought he could dodge my bullets. I'm shooting at him right now.
    Ironicus: With a silencer, clearly.
    • At two points during the Metal Gear Solid 2 Let's Play, the video loses focus from a Codec conversation between Raiden and Rose to Chip playing the demo of a Cabela's hunting game, with next to no connection to what's actually happening in the actual LPnote . It tends to happen when Rose addresses Raiden as Jack (the main character of the Cabela's game is also named Jack).
  • Critical Research Failure: In Rogue Warrior #1: SNAFU, Chip and Ironicus claimed that the game was made by Zombie Studios,note  that Mickey Rourke won an Oscar,note  and that the game was a budget game and was released for $30.note  Given how the LP is intentionally bad to mirror how much effort the developers put into the game, this is likely intentional.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: "The Edgiest Privacy Invasion", the penultimate video of his Watch_Dogs LP, crosses the line many times as part of a parody of that game's too-dark-to-give-a-crap privacy invasion sidequest. By the end of it, we learn that Chip is apparently farming babies for profit, has possibly infected them with laughing sickness, and also keeps Ironicus' dead body stashed in his house.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • Chip's dad (aka Dad Buster) wandered into the recordings of No More Heroes and rambled about Star Trek and immediately stole the show. Since then, Chip has shared many anecodotes relating to his father (for example, watching Chip play MGS3 and thinking it was Harry Potter).
    • Ironicus admitted to liking Mil, because he looks like "that one Sonic the Hedgehog fanfic self insert character."
    • Ironicus states repeatedly how much he loves Con and Mask de Smith in killer7, as well as Travis (thanks to being the only Remnant Psyche that even remotely tries to make sense) and Yoon-Hyun (because of the double bird he's always giving you, bolo tie be damned).
    • Monsoon from Metal Gear Rising. Both Ironicus and Chip both actively wonder how a solo DLC starring him would be insanely awesome and Chip seems to regard him as one of the better bosses in the game.
    • P-Star, to the point where the duo believe that the Greater Galactic Coalition came from a timeline where P-Star was never created, causing humanity to become corrupt due to the lack of a P-Star to guide them.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • The Uncharted LPs have quite a few.
      • One of the first things Chip and Ironicus do in the Uncharted 1 LP, upon seeing the Naughty Dog logo, is make a Crash Bandicoot joke. In Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, there's a fully playable (though slightly altered) level from Crash Bandicoot (1996) as part of the main game.
      • While making fun of Nathan Drake's Kleptomaniac Hero tendencies, Chip imagines Drake finding a Canadian penny and claiming it to be valuable treasure. A few months after that video was released, the Royal Canadian Mint took the penny out of circulation, and thus, given a decade or two, it will be a rare treasure!
      • In Episode 3 of the first game's LP, Ironicus notes that he'd like to make a third-person shooter with an iPod that randomly shuffles songs, and when your favorite one comes on you get Bullet Time. Keep in mind this was before the duo LPed Metal Gear Solid 4, which overhauled the series' combat to work like a third-person shooter and has an iPod that can cause special effects with certain songs (no bullet time, though).
    • At one point in MGS3, Chip mentions that he wishes you could throw porn magazines rather than having to place them. Nearly four years later, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance comes out and lets you do just that with the similar-in-concept photo frames.
      • In the same LP, Chip says something about that "People in Metal Gear, they have special spines... Nanomachines." And then came Revengeance.
      • Again in the same LP, soon after Chip catches a Tsuchinoko and says he will keep it for the rest of the game for a reward, Ironicus jokes that Snake will soon become a zookeeper. Years later, in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Diamond Dogs' Mother Base has an Animal Conservation platform for various creatures that Big Boss can Fulton from the field.
    • During the LP of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Snarkcookie notes that Big Boss aims with the eye that he lost, so Chip jokingly proposes that he has a "Phantom Eye" that can see. A couple of weeks later, The Phantom Pain was announced, and was later revealed to be the next title with Big Boss in it.
  • Memetic Badass: gregsky39 instantly became one after Watch_Dogs #4 due to outsmarting and defeating Chip with little effort.
  • Memetic Loser: They turn Aiden from Watch_Dogs into this, and the comments gleefully add to it.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: Chip's laughter. Also Ironicus' voice.
  • Nightmare Fuel: A Signature Style of Chip's is to make very creepy videos towards the end of an LP.
  • Tough Act to Follow: Defied in the Revengeance LP. Chip decided to play Bladewolf's campaign before Jetstream Sam's, even though the latter was released first, because Bladewolf's campaign was subject to this trope in Real Life.
  • Yoko Oh No: Averted with Ironicus' wife, who has never appeared in an LP and is only occasionally mentioned, allowing Chip and Ironicus to continue their bromance despite the latter's marriage.

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