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Okay mister. Pedal hard and pedal fast. That's the way your ride will last!
~ Irresponsible Dad to his son, Cody.
Damn it!
~ One of the lines the Irresponsible Dad can say when his son dies.

Irresponsible Dad is one of the playable characters that was introduced in the browser game Happy Wheels and one of the icons of the game. He is the third character to addition to the game and he is most popular character in the game.


In the game, Irresponsible Dad appears in numerous counts of stages. In this stages, he rides his bicycle and he tries to win the stages. There are a lot of Irresponsible Dad exclusive stages like "BMX Park II" and "Speed bridge".

The player can control Irresponsible Dad with these buttons:

  • Up - Accelerate
  • Down - Reverse
  • Left - Lean backwards
  • Right - Lean forwards
  • Z - Eject both Irresponsible Dad and his son from bike
  • Shift - Eject Irresponsible Dad from bike
  • Ctrl - Eject Irresponsible Son
  • Space - Brakes
  • C - Change camera view between Irresponsible Dad and his son

After ejection, the player can control Irresponsible Dad and his son with these buttons:

  • Up - Straighten arms and legs
  • Down - Curl
  • Left - Push all joints backwards excluding head
  • Right - Straighten legs and press arms forwards
  • Space - Grab

Happy Wheels: The Series

In the series, Irresponsible Dad is named as Jim. He appeared in the episodes when he is training his son. In Friday Night Races, he becomes champion with first place. Also, in the series, Irresponsible Dad crushed to death. But he revived every time.

In this series, his son is named as Cody.


Irresponsible Dad is a biker who rides a blue bicycle with his son. He has brown hairs and eyes. He wears a green/turquoise mixed shirt, khaki shorts, black belt, black converse shoes, white socks and white helmet.

Powers and Abilities

Irresponsible Dad is a human and he has no superhuman powers.

  • Expertise in cycling: Irresponsible Dad's most prominent and only ability. He can do acrobatic moves, wheelie, stoppie etc.
  • Limited "flight": Irresponsible Dad can "fly" with his bike. If the player rapidly taps the left and right arrow keys while holding the up arrow key, Irresponsible Dad will levitate for a limited time.
  • Enhanced survivability: Like the other Happy Wheels characters, Irresponsible Dad can successfully survive from critical arrow and harpoon attacks, and critical leg/arm losing. He even can stay alive for 10-15 seconds, if his body splits up.

Villainous Acts

Irresponsible Dad can be considered as a villain because, as his name suggests, he is an irresponsible father who endangers his son. He brings his son to the dangerous Happy Wheels world, and he does not protect his son, he does not even protect him with a headgear, despite protecting himself with a helmet.

Also, in the series, Jim (Irresponsible Dad) trains his son, Cody, about cycling and he lets his son ride by himself without any protection. Eventually, his son impaled by spikes. This can be categorized as an indirect child murder.



  • Irresponsible Dad's name, Jim, is the name of Jim Bonacci, the creator of Happy Wheels.
  • Irresponsible Dad is French. Jim Bonacci answered a forum article entitled "Is Irresponsible Dad French?" with "Yes".
  • The famous Salvadoran YouTuber Fernanfloo was known for playing with the Irresponsible Dad most of the time he did gameplays of Happy Wheels, mockedly nicknaming his son "Carlitos". Throughout his gameplays, Fernan allowed Carlitos to be killed, either indirectly or directly.
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