Trivia: Hat Films

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  • Approval of God:
  • Artist Disillusionment:
    • Downplayed. Ross and Smiffy have criticised fans that treat Trott the way that they do at conventions (swearing at him and insulting him), but are seemingly aware that fans aren't doing it out of spite and are copying the behaviour they see onscreen.
    • Ross has made his disdain known for ProblematicYogscast in one or two instances.
    • The subreddit became so cluttered with spam at one point that Ross repeatedly expressed his annoyance, as did Trott on occasion. The issue has since been resolved, however, and they're usually happy about it nowadays, bar the odd complaint such as calling their clip shows "lazy".
  • Big Name Fan:
  • Colbert Bump:
    • They had a fairly notable growth in subscribers after doing official Minecraft trailers, although after that growth remained fairly steady.
    • Since joining the Yogscast in 2013, their viewcount and subscriber numbers have skyrocketed. For context, when they joined in mid-August they had somewhere around 290,000 subscribers- by the end of 2013 they had over 500,000. At the time of writing they have 836,000+ and are among the fastest growing channels in the network, behind Sips and the main channel.
  • Creator Backlash:
    • Trottimus has a bit of a love/hate relationship with his Minecraft walrus skin; the walrus has become a beloved Mascot amongst their fans, the "Hatters", but Trott has admitted in several episodes that he's tired of being compared to the animal. The sheer flood of people spamming walrus pics on Reddit or Twitter probably hasn't helped.
    • Within days (or the span of two episodes episodes) of creating Colin the annoying journalist, Trott went on to declare him the most annoying thing he'd ever devised for their videos.
    • Ross and Smith have been fairly open and critical about having been in very little of Trials of Derpulies despite having put two whole days aside to work on it. Given that they've had by far the lowest screentime out of the three teams, particularly for Episode 6, one can scarcely blame them for being so frustrated. Granted, it's unclear if they're being serious. Ross has gone on record to say that he enjoyed recording the show but has expressed extreme displeasure with how the editing makes them look moody, since it cut out them having fun.
  • Doing It for the Art: While the Sirs will occasionally can a series if they feel it ultimately isn't generating enough interest or views, they work best on content they enjoy making, such as Rocket League, Stunt Lads or anything with Sips and Turps.
  • Fake American: Turps pretends to be American in the trio's "Stunt Lad Show", since he's playing an agent.
  • Fan Community Nicknames: Fans of Hatventures and members of their Minecraft server have more or less embraced their given title "Hatters". Those who are fans of the trio, plus Sips and Turpster, have identified as "dick rippers".
  • Fan Nickname: Any time they team up with Sips (and Turps), someone in the comments will refer to the group as "Team SHAT(T)" or some variation thereupon.
  • He Also Did: Smiffy's past as a member of a bluegrass band was initially something of a surprise.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!:
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: Despite playing somewhat immoral Corrupt Corporate Executives that harass the rest of the Yogscast in Minecraft, among other things, the Sirs are all good friends in real life and get on with the rest of the network very well. Smiffy in particular tends to play the Token Evil Teammate, but is as friendly as the others offscreen.
  • Name's the Same: Smiffy (for those who don't call him "Smith") is not to be confused with a famous fancy dress shop or a character from The Bash Street Kids (a strip in The Beano). He's admitted his disdain with being called "Smiffy" due to the confusion.
  • Old Shame: The Sirs are loathe to admit that there used to be four members of Hat Films originally, hence the name HAAT Films. Whereas Smith later replaced Nathan Asheman after he left (who the group are on good terms with and talk about positively), there is another unnamed member that they don't talk about. Given the fact that the anonymous person was inspiration for the "Director Trott" video, it seems that they had a bad falling out. They mentioned in later episodes that they did eventually reconcile with the unnamed member.
  • The Pete Best: Only the more hardcore fans remember Nathan Asheman, Trott and Ross' friend at university. He appeared for most of their initial sketches, but then left in early 2011 to be replaced by Smiffy. There was also another unnamed member of HAAT Films, hence the four letters, but he never appeared and was seemingly thrown out, causing the acronym to be shortened.
  • Series Hiatus: The 2015 edition of Hat Pack was a regular series for the first twenty-four episodes, but then the group mentioned the possibility of it being livestreamed instead- which hasn't happened at the time of writing. This was delayed due to the trio's visit to the USA and recording bulk content for their absence, however, and by the time they returned they felt that fan response was lukewarm, plus they felt burned out on Minecraft. They've said that maybe more will be done in the future.
  • Schedule Slip:
    • Another Minecraft series called Minecraft Origins was supposed to be in production and the trio were also accepting applications from viewers who wished to try their hand in building for the series or voice acting for other characters. The idea was proposed in February 2012, but due to various events, such as the group recording other games and moving in together in a new apartment, Origins was put on hold. They officially announced it as cancelled in January 2015.
    • The 2015 edition of Hat Pack was a regular series for the first twenty-four episodes, but then the group mentioned the possibility of it being livestreamed instead. This was delayed due to the trio's visit to the USA and recording bulk content for their absence, however, and the series is now on hiatus.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Origins is clearly the biggest example, since they had announced it but seemingly didn't follow through with it.
    • The trio considered a The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim series, but felt that it would be boring to have one of them play while the others commentated. They then discussed the idea of having a highlights reel from each of their separate playthroughs, but this was sadly never pursued.
    • Their Rocket League videos were initially just part of their "Havin' a Bash" series, but fan reaction was so positive that it has since become a regular series.
  • Why The Fandom Cant Have Nice Things: Trott's real-life girlfriend Katie used to enable anonymous asks on her Tumblr. As of June 2015, however, this is no longer the case. Due to Tumblr user "lukadarkwater" inadvertently answering a question about Trott and the others in swimsuits, Katie commented that she wasn't pleased with this, This led to people calling Luka a piece of shit, which Katie didn't approve of, and her eventually clarifying she wasn't happy with strangers sexualising someone she knew personally. The anon asks feature was then abused to critique her and call her unreasonable, leading to the option being pulled.