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''[[http://www.heyash.com/ Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?]]'', aka HAWP, is a video series by Destructoid hosted on Gametrailers.

It is presented in short episodes, usually only a few minutes long. Any given episode [[OnceAnEpisode typically begins with]] Ashly's older brother, Anthony, asking his sister [[TitleDrop what game she's currently playing]], whereupon she responds and the siblings (and sometimes their friends) conduct a skit/parody of said game. Said skit can consist of her acting as the game's characters, putting herself into the game's situation and acting completely unlike the characters (she'd rather play Connect Four with herself than [[VideoGame/Left4Dead fight the horde]]) or even just sitting and yelling at the game while she plays it.
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!!Tropes that apply to ''Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?'':

* AllMenArePerverts: Anthony and Papa Burch buying Bone Town.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Ash and Anthony are mixed-race (their mom is Thai/East Indian according to Ashly's Facebook profile) and Anthony describes himself as "brown" in a couple of videos. This results in Anthony being accused of being a terrorist by [[HypocriticalHumor Ash]] and Papa Burch in the ''RedFactionGuerrilla '' episode.
* AmbiguouslyGay:
** Anthony, who gets married to Ashley Davis... and refuses to have sex with her, until she cosplays as Big Boss... and writes disturbing ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' yaoi after that.
** In the ''VideoGame/QuantumConundrum'' episode it's shown that his nightmare is his wife asking to have intercourse. His fantasy is a half dressed guy asking the same thing... And his wife watches.
** Ash herself gets this treatment in "Noir", where she agrees to help Blavis because of her "half-decent rack". She also gets excited over boobs in the "Lara Croft" and "Sexy Booth Babes" episodes.
* AndStarring: Ashley Davis always gets this credit, even though she appears in the larger majority of episodes by now.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Ashley is often this to Anthony, especially in the ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' episode.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: In the episode about ''VideoGame/{{Limbo}}'', Anthony thinks this sorta thing would ensue when Ash asks whether he would look for her if she was stuck in a dark forest. When he asks whether she would come looking for him, she shoots down the possibility ''completely''.
%%* BigNo: "Guitar Hero".
* {{Badass}}: Papa Burch, who has had orgies, done all the things you could do in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' in real life, and could tell when Ashly was about to possess him after rendering herself comatose and, in equal measure, scare her off.
* BaitAndSwitch: In "Noir", Ashley recruits Ashly to find a man who is "a lover and a brother" to her. [[spoiler: She's talking about her Mario figurine, not Anthony.]]
* BilingualBonus: Anthony and Ashly's (in-universe) grandmother in ''VideoGame/RaymanOrigins'' speaks actual Arabic at the beginning. She's even credited as Teta in the credits which is Arabic for Grandma.
* BlackComedy:
** The ''VideoGame/KatamariDamacy'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIcKqqz2lm8 episode]] in which the punchline ends with [[spoiler:"Sometimes life isn't funny".]]
** The ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' episode, where [[spoiler: Papa Burch finds the airport massacre in ''[[Videogame/ModernWarfare Modern Warfare 2]]'' hilarious. It would be a DudeNotFunny, if not for the {{lampshad|eHanging}}ing by Ashly's horrified face.]]
** The ''VideoGame/NBAJam'' episode where [[spoiler: the Burch clan are using a baby as a basketball. Gets even funnier when Papa Burch slamdunks the baby into a garbage can.]]
* BodyHorror: Played with in the ''[[VideoGame/{{FEAR}} FEAR 3]]'' episode: the only thing Ash finds scary is how Anthony's body becomes disfigured when playing AR Games on the 3DS with the AR card on his body.
* BreakoutCharacter: Papa Burch increasingly gets more screen time than Anthony and Ashley.
* ButtMonkey: Anthony is usually on the receiving end of this.
* CloudCuckoolander: Ash herself.
** Also Ashley Davis, who rarely seems aware of what's going on around her.
* CoolOldGuy: The siblings' father, Mr. Burch. He plays games just like his kids do, and resembles [[Franchise/MetalGear Big Boss]].
* ComedicSociopathy: Ashly goes [[VideoGame/{{Braid}} back in time]], [[spoiler: to punch her mom when she was pregnant with Anthony]].
* {{Crossdresser}}: Ash is fond of wearing suits (surprisingly, in "Noir", she isn't wearing a suit, but does have fake stubble), and dressed up as Francis from ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' in one episode. Papa Burch and her sister-in-law Davis dressed up as, respectively, Zoey and Louis from the same game, while Anthony has dressed up as Sakura from ''Franchise/StreetFighter''.
* CurbstompBattle: Anthony is on the receiving end of this from Ash, Davis and Papa in The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle Earth
* DeadpanSnarker: Papa Burch, full stop.
* {{Defictionalization}}: Ashly, Anthony, and Papa Burch have been officially released as DLC homies for ''SaintsRowIV''. The DLC comes with the "hit 'em with your dildo laser" line from the ''Saints Row the Third'' episode of "Hey, Ash."
* DepravedBisexual: Ashly
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Ashly is seen barefoot in practically every indoors scene.
* TheDogBitesBack: The ''VideoGame/YoshisCookie'' episode, where Anthony figures out that Ashly's latest fit of weirdness can be exploited by [[spoiler:deliberately placing four objects in a row.]]
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: In the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD_xPsLXg-I Magfest 9 promo video]], Ashley Davis mentions that [[VideoGame/DukeNukem John St. John]] will be there. Ashly Burch subsequently says she will rape him. [[http://www.heyash.com/mission-accomplished/#singleHeader MISSION ACCOMPLISHED]].
* DrivenToSuicide: Ash's attempt to emulate ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' goes as well as one would think. Anthony follows after a minute of trying and failing to explain the game.
-->"What's Persona 3?"
-->"A game where you fuckin' kill yourself, apparently."
%%* DarkerAndEdgier: The ''VideoGame/PokemonSnap'' episode.
%%* DisneyDeath: Evoked at the end of Season 3.
%%--> Ash: '''''"[[AtomicFBomb ONE-UP, MOTHERFUCKEEEEEEER!!!]]"'''''
* ElmerFuddSyndrome: Ash slurs her speech when she replies to the TitleDrop at the start of each episode. Depending on her level of insanity, it can persist the whole episode.
-->'''Anthony:''' Hey Ash, watcha playin'?
-->'''Ashly:''' Twauma Centah.
* ExactWords: When a fan asked them to cosplay Sakura from ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', they weren't specific on ''which one of them had to dress up''.
* FakeBand: A literal one in the ''VideoGame/RockBand'' episode, moreso by the fact that [[spoiler: they don't even own ''VideoGame/RockBand'', but rather an incompatible series of instruments from different [[RhythmGame Music Games]].]]
* FanDisservice:
** The ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' episode has [[spoiler:Anthony looking distinctly unsexy in a Sakura outfit.]]
** The "Hot Slutz" episode has Anthony resentfully wearing a bikini; Ash decides he needs more cleavage, so pieces of paper are very sloppily stuffed into the top.
* TheGadfly: Usually people whose names aren't Anthony
* GamerChick: Ashly; the premise of the show revolves around her taking the games she plays a bit too seriously.
* GenderInvertedTrope:
** The entire [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxUgSWlCoTE Hot Slutz]] video uses this to underline its {{Aesop}} about how SexSells undermines gaming journalism.
** The ''Franchise/TombRaider'' review has Ashly kick Anthony off the chair and chant "[[BuxomIsBetter titties titties titties titties titties]]," but this is PlayedForLaughs and largely serves as a segue to ''that'' episode's Aesop (namely, that nothing's wrong with the MostCommonSuperpower as long as it isn't the character's entire personality).
* GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity: Each Creator/GearboxSoftware episode ends with Anthony getting fired for Ash's misdeeds, [[spoiler:including leaking info to Website/{{Kotaku}}, announcing free blow jobs, and punching the CEO of Gearbox in the balls.]]
* AGodAmI: In Anthony's retelling of getting the writing job for Borderlands 2, Ashly!Anthony realizes that he's ArmedWithCanon.
--> Ashly!Anthony: I can create motherfucking universes with my mind!
* GroinAttack:
** Papa Burch shoots Anthony below the belt in the ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' episode.
** Ash punches Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford in the groin as punishment for the ending to ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}''.
* HehHehYouSaidX: In the ''VideoGame/QuantumConundrum'' episode:
-->Anthony: Yeah, but come on-
-->Ashly: You lost me after "butt cum".
* [[ItsPronouncedTroPay It's Pronounced]] [[{{Activision}} Kaw-tick]]
--> '''Justin''': "You said it's pronounced 'Koe-tic.'"
--> '''Ashly (Kotick)''': ''ILied.'' *shoots Justin repeatedly*
%%* IWasToldThereWouldBeCake: "I Was Told There Would Be Fuddruckers"
* {{Jerkass}}:
** Ashly, whose antics generally involve someone getting hurt.
** Papa Burch has some very dark tastes, and has a very low (and justified) opinion of his children.[[note]]In-character, of course.[[/note]]
* LecherousLicking: Beware: if you break the rules of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsJz2KhU9Fk Local Multiplayer Etiquette]], Papa Burch will lick your face.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Anthony gets kind of frustrated when people meet David "Papa" Burch in real life and cons and they're annoyed that he's ''not'' a jerk like in the show.
* MissingMom: In a way. Mama Burch is just camera shy. %%Averted in "Cooking Mama"... and what a way to make an entrance.
* MostCommonSuperpower: DiscussedTrope. In their opinion, there's nothing wrong with {{fanservice}}, but a character needs to have personality traits beyond being sexy.
* MotorMouth: Ashly, especially in Season Two and onwards.
* NamesTheSame:
** Ashly (Burch) and Ashley Davis, who does Once Upon a Pixel. Anthony is now married to Ashley Davis, but this didn't stop Ashly (his sister) from making incest jokes.
** In the Season 3 finale, [[spoiler:Anthony gets letters threatening Ash, so they agree to work together. Except he was protecting the wrong Ashley. This can be easily explained by the fact that Anthony could easily have assumed "Ashley" was a misspelling of his sister's name, and there are a lot more reasons for someone to try and kill Ash than his wife.]]
* NauseaFuel: In-universe Ashly steals the clothes off Papa Burch during the parody of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''. The look on her face says that she did not think that through.
* NintendoHard: The ''VideoGame/TraumaCenter'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UiDAOAXFPk episode]] includes a TakeThat against Creator/{{Atlus}}:
-->"I never beat Trauma Center!"
-->"Nobody did, it's a fuckin' Atlus game."
* NoirEpisode: The appropriately-named "Noir," the episode they did for YouTube Geek Week. [[spoiler: The game they're spoofing ends up being MarioIsMissing]]
* OneSteveLimit: Averted in the ''VideoGame/TheSims'' episode. Anthony proposes to Ash''ley'' while his sister Ash''ly'' is in the room.
* OnlySaneMan: Anthony, who plays the StraightMan to all of Ashly's hijinx.
%%* PacifistRun / NoDeathRun: Parodied in the ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' episode.
%%* PerfectlyCromulentWord: "[[KneelBeforeZod Kneel before my glory]], you flammable bitchcock!"
* PetTheDog: Theoretically, Ashly getting Anthony toilet paper in the ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'' episode. Her method of delivery, imitating the gameplay of the series, is rather circuitous, however.
%%* PrecisionFStrike: Papa Burch ALWAYS delivers.
* PromotedFanboy: Both Ash and Anthony have broken out into careers in the games industry. Anthony works for Gearbox, and has worked on ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' as head writer. Ash, meanwhile, has gone into voice acting, portraying Tiny Tina in ''Borderlands 2'' and Ayla in ''VideoGame/{{Awesomenauts}}''.
** The entire Burch clan are also DLC homies for ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV''.
** Ashly has also broken out into anime dubbing, her debut role being Sasha Blouse in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''.
* PsychopathicManchild: Ashly, whose wacky antics often involve brutality to her surroundings.
%%* {{Pyromaniac}}: In the ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' episode:
%%-->"[[{{Minecraft}} I'll burn]] ''your'' shack down."
%%-->"''BEST GAME EVERRRRRR''"
* PyrrhicVillainy: Papa Burch spending four hours to wreck Ash's ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' town. [[spoiler: It only takes her an hour to fix the damage.]]
* RealMenWearPink: Papa Burch has extensive knowledge of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', and has great skill with "girl games".[[note]]For instance, a Flash game about dressing up a boy for the prom.[[/note]]
%%* RefugeInAudacity: Ashly basically embodies this.
* RunningGag: Plenty, such as Ash's habit of making gay jokes about her brother, and Papa Burch's utter [[ImplacableMan unflappability]].
%%* ScrewySquirrel: Ash.
* ScrewThisImOutOfHere: When Anthony sees Ashley Davis strangling Ashly he slowly backs out of the room.
** From the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' episode, we have this gem from Papa Burch:
--> "This is not Fuddruckers, I was promised Fuddruckers, I'm going to Fuddruckers."
* SeasonFinale: The two part ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' skit, and a two-parter for Season 2 parodying Adventure Games.
* ShoutOut: In two different episodes (''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' and ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents''), Anthony can be seen reading the trade paperback (and trade hardcover) of ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''.
** Anthony wears Captain Hammer and Anti-Skub shirts--from ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' and ''ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship'', respectively--in a couple of episodes.
** In the ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' episode, Ash's player skin is [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Super Mario]] and Anthony's is [[Series/DoctorWho The Tenth Doctor]] complete with 3-D glasses.
* SilentOffer: In "E3 2011, part II", Ash seemingly makes an offer to someone on a piece of paper. When he unfolds the paper, there is a childish drawing instead of the expected offer.
* SingleTear: Papa Burch cries a [[ManlyTears Manly Tear]] in the ''VideoGame/VivaPinata'' episode.
%%* SpinOff: Once Upon a Pixel
* SpecialGuest: FreddieWong in the ''DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze'' episode as the "[[{{Keet}} Hype Man]]".
* StepfordSmiler: Ashley (Davis). PlayedForLaughs as all she does is smile no matter what. Up to and including her 3DS being stolen right from her hands.
* StraightManAndWiseGuy: Anthony is the straight man, taking games an important, artistic form. Ash is the wise guy, making cutting comments and jabs at whatever logical or interesting points her brother makes.
* ThereAreNoTherapists: DoubleSubverted in the ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' episode. [[OnlySaneMan Anthony]] calls a therapist for a session, but [[PsychopathicManchild Ashly]] doesn't care and Papa Burch gets mad at him due to not going to Fuddruckers.
* TooDumbToLive: In the "Once Upon A Pixel" episode (which started the SpinOff video series with the same name), Papa Burch tells Ashly and Anthony that he needs to go out, and is dropping them off at daycare. Anthony starts to protest, but then notices Ashly:
-->'''Anthony:''' Ash, what the hell are you doing?
-->'''Ashly:''' ''[Sticking a fork into a plug socket]'' [[VideoGame/{{Infamous}} INNNFAMOUS!]]
-->'''Anthony:''' NO!!
-->''(cuts to Anthony and Ash in daycare)''
* TwoGamersOnACouch: Pretty much the basis of the ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted 2}}'' and ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]'' episodes, among others. Well, two big poofy armchairs at least.
* WearingAFlag: Ash wears an American flag over herself in the Civilization 5 episode.
* WholePlotReference: Anthony accuses ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted 2}}'' of being this to ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', and Nathan Drake of being an {{Expy}} of Captain Malcolm Reynolds.
* WithLyrics: From the ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' episode:
--> "Zelda's haaat, why's it weeeird, she looks liiike a nun..."
--> "E-po-na! Here's-your-song! Get-the-fuck-right-here!"
--> "Sa-ri-a is a kid, this is kinda vaaaguely pe-do-philic... and kinda gross..."
* WomenAreWiser: Inverted. [[OnlySaneMan Anthony]], the male of the duo, is morally superior to the female Ashly.
* YouAreTooLate: Ashly declares that she's going to poop in Anthony's bed while he's playing ''VideoGame/GuitarHero''. Anthony tries to pause the game and stop her, but it turns out that she broke the pause button earlier. By the time he finishes playing, well...
-->'''Ashly:''' [[YouAreTooLate You're too late]]! Enjoy the poop!
-->'''Anthony:''' [[spoiler:...This is your room.]]
-->'''Ashly:''' ...[[BigNo NOOOOOOO-]]
-->''(Cut to the credits screen))''
%%* YourHeadAsplode:
%%** '1 vs. 100'.
%%** 'Uncharted 2'
%%** Ashly [[spoiler: purposely invokes this in the season 2 finale. Twice.]]
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