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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 also streams on his main Twitch channel occasionally.

He has accounts on Twitter and Patreon, and he has a rarely-updated official website called "Jish's Junk".

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 realize that Jish and Martin were conscious the entire time.
  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: You play as Bikdark half-way through Bikdip's Adventure 2.
  • Angrish: Rare, but either his siblings or a really frustrating part of a game 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 Martin's videos, eventually becoming their boyfriend, now spouse, 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.
  • Audience Participation: Occasionally asks viewers to vote in polls for decisions on what to do in a game, or what games he'll do next. Streams take this up another notch with occasional viewers that speak with him or even send in fan-made games for him to play.
  • Badass Adorable: His entire team in the Baby-Only Run of Pokemon Platinum.
  • Backtracking: Complains about this trope, most notable in games like Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
  • Bag of Spilling: Played Straight in Bikdip's Adventure 2. Then later inverted in the second half of the game, which, being a separate file, assumes you have collected everything in the first half.
  • Better than a Bare Bulb: He never fails to comment on failures in game logic 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.
  • Catchphrase: Many over the years, 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, even outside of his rarely explained references. Example:
  • 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.
  • Description Cut: Near the end of Episode 80 of Fire Red Omega, he talks about how, if he were a professional LPer, he'd cut instead of just wandering around aimlessly on screen. He proceeds to do twice before the episode ends.
  • 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.
  • Easy Evangelism: Lampshades this trope when he (or rather his character) does this to a female Rocket Grunt in Fire Red Omega episode 81. "I've converted her in a matter of minutes."
  • 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.
  • Failed a Spot Check: During a boss battle in MMDWR, the same episode as the above Wubbzy lyric recital, he glosses over a line of text that the boss says which implies that you have to hit him with the Light Saber. When Bikdip notices this, he calls himself an idiot (and even names the video "Holy Crap I'm Stupid").
  • Fake Difficulty: Most of his anger at Yoshi's Island DS is this trope.
  • Fission Mailed: In Bikdip's Adventure 2.
  • Flat Joy: Almost every video.
  • Good Bad Bugs: Invoked in his Zelda Classic games. Also has no problem exploiting them when he finds them in his videos.
  • The Grinch: Heavily Downplayed, in Demo World he explained he liked it when he was younger and that it hasn't been important for him in a while. More benign apathy then anything else.
  • 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.
    • Also at times a problem in the games he plays blind. Notably in the Super Mario 64 hacks.
  • Hero of Another Story: Link in his Bargo the Bikdip games.
  • Honor Before Reason: Downplayed. In MMDWR Part 39, he could have gotten the Golden Armor much earlier due to a programming glitch, but chose to wait until he gets the item that was supposed to let him get it.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Occasionally, and usually sarcastically.
  • 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.
  • Ironic Echo Cut: In Part 38 of Fire Red Omega he asks if Molly (his Sunflora) is happy (which determines how powerful the Return TM will be if he uses it one her), then cuts back to two old comments he made earlier in the LP saying how sad he'll be when he ditches her (and that he'll 'definitely' ditch her), and how his Pokemon don't need to be happy.
  • Long-Runners: Been on YouTube for over ten years, and making videos for almost as long. Also leads into his Milestone Celebration.
  • 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 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 Martin 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 Martin when he 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?"
    Martin: "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 aforementioned WarioWare DIY video. where fans sent in games based on Bikdips games, quotes, references, basically everything.
  • Running Gag: In Fire Red Omega, he repeatedly mentions Electrode's capability to use Sharpen and turn into a cube. He later drew it.
    • In Gex 64, the game kept crashing.
    • 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. And, well, a lot of other videos.
  • 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. Even one of his main contributors, Joel, has a name that begins 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.
  • Worst. Whatever. Ever!: If an episode goes particularly badly, he'll call it the "worst episode/segment ever".

OK I'll shut up.