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Ask That Guy is another character played by some nutjob named Doug Walker
on the site That Guy with the Glasses
. The basic idea is that people send their questions to him, this robe-wearing, pipe-smoking, murderous and perverted nutjob, and he give them answers. Horrifically murderous, depraved, delicious answers.With onions.Yes.
After a hiatus that lasted months, the final episode aired on December 2nd 2014 and declared That Guy gone for good, signaling Channel Awesome's launching of its new site channelawesome.com on the same day.
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Tropes used by Ask That Guy include:
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- Aborted Arc: Before it even began. When Rob said early 2014 that Ask That Guy was finishing, he said there'd be a final arc of episodes. The actual final episode was just nine minutes of questions and Dropped a Bridge on Him.
- Abusive Parents: We get this quite reserved speech about the worst way to die in episode 33:
ATG: Because everything seems a million times worse with your parents. They would probably be standing there saying "No! You're screaming wrong! Are those really going to be last words? Don't die like that, die like this, it's more manly! I should have left you in that garbage can I found you in", that kind of thing.
- And this speech about why does Daddy hit Mommy in episode 12 is pretty obviously speaking from experience:
ATG: Have you ever considered that maybe she deserves it? So many things can be deserving of a smack; like someone's attacking you, coming up at you with a weapon, or says something you disagree with. That deserves a smack most of all. Even if Mommy doesn't deserve a smack, he should probably smack her anyway. Why? To make up for the times he should have smacked her.
- Adorkable: When he actually acts like a human being. The hammy lip-syncing to "Bohemian Rhapsody" in episode 60 was almost... cute.
- Up until he kills her, the proposal bit in episode 54 was adorable. Especially seeing him genuinely happy for a change and hugging everyone at the con.
- Affably Evil: He hardly ever loses his calm, polite demeanor, no matter how many murders he commits.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: When he's actually scared.
- The Alcoholic: His second setting is a bar.
- Alcoholic Parent: Mommy Glasses. He hates her.
- All Take and No Give: His relationship with the narrator.
- Always Someone Darker: Bennett the Sage.
- And Knowing Is Half the Battle: In episode 20.
- Anything That Moves: Lacking that, just anything.
- Apologizes a Lot: The Narrator. When they have an argument about ATG closing his eyes when they make love which ends in ATG leaving, he tearfully begs that he's sorry. Ask That Guy then comes back and apologizes too.
- Are You Pondering What I'm Pondering??: "Now I know what you're thinking..."
- Armor-Piercing Question: "Do you have a question?"
- That Guy is so suprised and happy at being asked that somebody asked him if he had a question that he explodes .
- Artifact Title: "That Guy with the Glasses" was (and is) a name used by Doug Walker As Himself; the original joke of the 'Ask That Guy' series was that it was supposedly a Fourth Wall Mail Slot, but the 'real' Doug Walker was even more demented than his characters like The Nostalgia Critic. Since then of course Doug more often appears in videos out of character and 'Ask That Guy' has become a separate character in his own right.
- Ass Shove: Where he gets all of his ideas and also all of his prop items including his signature smoking pipe and his glasses.
- Attention Whore: The "sink to any kind of depravity" kind.
- Axe Crazy: He finally got tired of explaining to a number of famous missing people why they were all tied up behind his refrigerator, and just murdered them.
- In an Even Evil Has Standards moment, Ask That Guy lets Bennett the Sage answer some of his questions for him in Episode 44. Bennett's answers drive Ask That Guy into a terrified fetal position before Bennett rapes him.
- Bargain with Heaven: He has to pimp the bible or the Narnia books in return for being able to come back from the dead.
- Bastard Boyfriend: His sadism is frequently played for sexual appeal.
- Believing Their Own Lies: There are things that hold up honestly, like being raped or shitty parenting etc., but he does genuinely believe for example that he got molested by an iceberg.
- Beneath the Mask: A really good use of the trope. The "mask" is a distinguished gentleman, underneath that is a bastard who likes playing with people, underneath that is a monster, and underneath that is a cesspool of self-loathing and damage.
- Berserk Button: Do not ask to borrow a cup of sugar. You'll regret it.
- Bestiality Is Depraved: He made out with a dog and regrets mentioning it.
- Big Brother Bully: They're the same age, but Critic still gets kicked a bit. Although other times, some care is shown or it's just light teasing.
- Big Screwed-Up Family: Massively so. And with him and The Nostalgia Critic now confirmed to be related, it got even more fucked up.
- Big Word Shout: "'DIIIIIIIEEEEEE!'"
- Black Comedy: Again. Including a extreme example where he says that if he wanted to make a movie with no cliches whatsoever, he would make a movie with one hour and a half of blowing up babies. No plot, no character development, just blowing up babies. Oh, and his take on the venerable and vile The Aristocrats joke...
- When Sage appeared in one episode, he answered "How can Santa get into my house when I don't have a chimney?" with "He harnesses the power of aborted babies." The former reigning master of Crosses the Line Twice was rather freaked out by this.
- More recently has mentioned getting off of shoving live babies up his anus. When they fall out, he shoots them with his cybernetic machinegun penis.
- Black Comedy Rape: Zigzagged in Ask That Guy VIOLATES Ma-Ti.
- After an episode of striking the fear of God into Ask That Guy, Sage gleefully drags him off to rape him. Canonically, he pissed in his mouth, gave him a facial and fucked him in his stab wounds before getting bored.
- Blatant Lies: In a recent video he was asked if he was standing in front of a green screen. He then turns to grab a bottle of whiskey, poured it into a glass, drank it, then looked at the screen and said, "Yup".
- Episode 20: "I'm not gay in any way." This should be self-explanatory.
- Blind Without 'Em: He walks right into his bookcase when he takes his glasses off.
- Boys Love Stuffed Animals: Seriously, how many cuddly toys does Doug have?
- Brains and Bondage: While horribly evil, he is smart and has enjoyed the usage of leashes and handcuffs.
- Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: One of the key aspects of his humor.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: His response to "Why are you, the Critic, Chester A. Bum [Long List of all Doug's characters] never onscreen together?"
Ask That Guy: Because we're all the same actor, idiot!
Narrator: Blood Beard Joe is so awesome that...
Ask That Guy: Wrong show. Next.
ATG shoots the Hummel Figurine
- Break the Haughty: Episode 62 where he's forced to dress up in a humiliating costume and sing "I'm A Little Teapot" whenever he's particularly rude to someone. "I feel raped."
- Breathless Non Sequitur: When asked why Mickey Mouse wears pants but no shirt and Donald Duck wears a shirt but no pants, he spends several minutes outlining a complex history about Mickey, being ahead of his time, practicing being shirtless in order to get the role of Jacob from Twilight. Then right at the end he casually adds "And Donald doesn't wear pants because he's a perv". (Also kind of an example of Translation: Yes).
- Brick Joke: Episode sixty. The question "Easy come, easy go, will you let me go?" gets a perfectly straightforward answer, with Ask That Guy seemingly completely unaware the asker is Waxing Lyrical, leaving the narrator confused and disappointed. Later in that same episode, he responds to the question "Does he look like a bitch?" with a lengthy, over-the-top rendition of "Bohemian Rhapsody". During which he spikes his pipe and breaks it.
- Broken Record: The Hummel figurine goes into pain every time she says ow. Also, the most annoying song in the world.
- Broken Smile: That insane grin can falter a lot.
- But Not Too Bi: Unavoidable with his violent sexual tastes and the one-man nature of the show, but to Doug's credit he does the best he can under the circumstances, with an actual relationship with the Narrator, Bad Touch with Sage and Ma-Ti, and a barrel-load of LGBT Fanbase fanservice.
- Canon Discontinuity: In episode 13, he's really pissed off at the show "Doug". That issue moved onto the Critic and ATG's name is basically now... Ask That Guy.
- Captain Obvious: "Have you been naughty or nice?" What do you think the answer's going to be?
- Card-Carrying Villain: Has fully admitted he's evil and twisted.
- Cargo Ship: He married his GPS (voiced by Doug's real-life wife) before killing her/it. Also has a rather close relationship with his pipe.
- The Casanova: A lot of people must be Nightmare Fetishists, because he gets laid a lot. In a later episode, he whimpers that he has no ability to call anyone back after sex.
- Catch Phrase
- (reads his book) "Oh! [variant of "hello"]...didn't hear you come in."
- "There is no such thing as a stupid question until you ask it."
- "That's a very good question."
- "With onions."
- "Hamster Jelly."
- "Now I know what you're thinking," which nine times out of ten leads to something even more disturbing.
- Characterization Marches On: He wasn't as evil, damaged or sexualised when he first started as he is now. Doug even confirms this at a con, he began as a weird idiot who got every answer wrong and then evolved into a sadistic freak of nature.
- Character Title
- Cheshire Cat Grin: When he's not Slasher Smile-ing.
- Child by Rape: A crazy woman forced him to have sex with her, and when the resulting baby grows up and asks him why he left, he gives him or her an angry "The Reason You Suck" Speech.
- Child Hater: He slaughtered children in an orphanage for kicks.
- Chubby Chaser: The book page he was constantly "reading" turned out to be a picture of a BBW.
- Closet Geek: He's just a big a nerd as the people he makes fun of, so much so that he's even done Star Trek fanfiction - Self-Insert Fic, no less, with him and Janeway fucking. He quotes It in episode 58 and looks ashamed of himself.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: In some episodes, he's really just kooky and strange instead of the batshit sadist we want to... love.
- Collective Groan: After answering "what's the capital of New Jersey" with "the letter N". He doesn't take the reaction well.
- Collector of the Strange: Boils and souls.
- Comically Missing the Point: When asked "Spit or swallow?", he responded that what he does with his toothpaste is his own businessnote .
- Continuity: Episode 69, which followed To Boldly Flee, brings strong continuity to the series for the first time, taking place after the Coke party held by the cast. ThatGuy is lying on the couch in the same room as the party, recovering from a hangover. And at the end, we get the series' first 'To Be Continued' ending.
- Control Freak: He has a screaming tantrum when someone "ruins his Christmas" with a dumb question.
- Creator Backlash: As much as Doug loves doing the character, it's the only show he can't watch because he'd feel ashamed of the dark comedy.
- Crossdressing Voices: Doug voices the Hummel figurine with his usual Evil Sounds Deep voice, but it's female. This gets brought up by Ask That Guy when he's firing questions surrounding all the Plot Holes with her.
- Cute and Psycho: There's a fuckload of crazy behind that smile.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Yardoz is just quoting the obvious when he tells Ask That Guy that he was raised up from brutality, but it still fits pretty well.
- A Date with Rosie Palms:
Ask That Guy: I'm going to laugh at you in the corner while I touch myself.
- Deadpan Snarker: Ask That Guy. The narrator sometimes gets in on it too.
- Deal with the Devil: He made one for his robe.
- Death by Irony: In the series finale, upon being asked if he has a question, he gets so excited at this that he explodes.
- Depraved Bisexual: References to (usually violent) sex with both genders have been made frequently.
ATG: That's why bisexual people are the only equal opportunists out there.
- Diminishing Villain Threat: He's always been sadistic and evil, but never really scary despite what people thought. The Sanity Slippage storyline has made it obvious, you can't really be scared of someone who rants about "JELLY SIDE DOWN!" and then whimpers that he has a headache.
- The Hummel figurine is also becoming a bit of a Butt Monkey.
- Disposable Sex Worker: He's killed at least twenty seven.
- Distinguished Gentleman's Pipe: Parodied.
- Distressed Dude: With Sage taking over and refusing to let him leave.
- Don't Look at Me!: He screams it when he mistakenly reveals he tried to fuck a termite.
- Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: Averted. See the second example of Rape as Backstory.
- Downer Ending: His finale. He finally gets to ask a question, explodes from the excitement and Chester has to tell everyone he's not coming back, lampshading that it's a miserable ending. He tries to soften the blow by pointing out that he was a terrible person, but that's only consolation if you're a character in that universe.
- Driven to Suicide: "And you'll stand at the edge of that cliff, and you'll ask yourself, what's the point? There is no point is there. There's only the empty void."
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: All that happens is that he gets asked if he wants to ask a question for once, he freaks out with joy, and then he explodes. The credits say the way to kill him off wasn't even Doug's idea but Lewis's.
- Dr. Jerk: "Doctor Love" raped him.
- Dude, She's Like, in a Coma!: With Ma-Ti, although that was the intention.
- Dying Alone/]Lonely Funeral: He knows he'll die alone and forgotten and he ends up being right. He dies in his old place with no interaction with his partner the narrator, exploding mid-sentence and Chester is only there to explain that he's never coming back, getting distracted by a box at the end.
- Early-Bird Cameo: The Hummel figurine got pulled out of his ass in episode twenty five, but didn't appear regularly until episode 45.
- Before they got on the site, you can see Linkara and Paw amongst others in the user edition episode.
- Eldritch Abomination: The Hummel figurine.
- End Of An Era: He only dies because the redesign of the site was finally done and they were changing the name. Notably this wasn't even Doug's idea.
- Equal-Opportunity Evil: He's disgustingly racist to possibly every color in the world.
- Establishing Character Moment: Forty-two seconds into the first episode, he advises the question-asker to impale an animal on a spike so an underground war can be started.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Ask That Guy is the master of depravity, thinking he didn't even have any standards. Until Bennett the Sage shows up. See the Nightmare Fetishist extraordinaire sobbing in the corner, while you wish you could join him there. Pass the Brain Bleach, please. No! On second thought, no bleach!
- Even he is horrified by the "cruel torture" that is Twilight.
Ask That Guy: Never again...
- In episode 58, the Devil himself has to voice over an answer that he believes is too messed up for anyone to hear. Then he has to fast forward through another answer because, "even the imagery is too disturbing".
- From Episode 17:
...I'm not touching that one with a ten foot pole.
- He's devised a special place in hell for the people who watch the TGWTG DVD illegally.
- Disney is an evil cooperation that needs to be stopped.
- Who could forget this little gem.
Announcer: I saw daddy kissing Santa Claus. How do I tell mom?
That Guy: Uhh, I wouldn't tell mom as much as a psychiatrist. Believe me this will affect you for the rest of your life....Don't ever write me again.
- He runs away screaming like a little girl at "Two Girls, One Cup" and will never be the same.
- Even he feels dirty in the stinger of Episode 66, where he tells a (presumably) disabled person that walking is sexier than putting rims on a wheelchair.
- Even the ATG is horrified when someone asks whether or not Ted Turner raped the Taco Bell Chihuahua.
- Episode 46 has someone say they blew their budget on cocaine and so they decorated their house by killing a newborn and decorating with its organs. That Guy is speechless with horror, but eventually manages to blurt out, "...Sage? Is that you?"
- Everybody Hates Mathematics: He failed it in eighth grade.
- Evil Counterpart: To Critic, as his humanity and pathetic side always seem to pop up against his will nowadays.
- Eviler Than Thou: Ask That Guy vs. Bennett the Sage. Sage wins.
- Evil Laugh: Before they got acquainted, the devil does this when Ask That Guy hopes that being told he'll stay in hell forever was just a dream.
- Evil Matriarch: She fucked him up good. As early as episode eight, he says the only good mother is a dead one with her heart deep fried in several herbs and spices.
- Evil Sounds Deep: His voice has the unnerving tendency to drop a couple of octaves without warning.
- The Hummel figurine, even when she's being a Butt Monkey.
- Evil Tastes Good: It tastes like jelly.
- Evil Uncle: Bad enough for him to have fantasies about eating him with Grandmother sauce.
- Eye Scream: He stole Data's eyes and took them as his own because he shot himself.
- Eye Take: Doug is evidently talented at this trope.
- Fan Disservice: In episode 49, the porn music comes on and all he does in baww like a sheep.
- While his sluttiness has been used for plenty of fanservice, he's also pretty riddled with ST Ds.
- In episode 48, he gets asked the tootsie pop question. He gets one out, starts licking and you'll expect some nice Erotic Eating action, but he gets shot by an owl three licks in.
- Fanservice: In episode 45, he fucks himself with his pipe. There's also a minute of orgasm faces when he imagines what he would do with a pair of reindeer antlers.
- He kisses his foot in episode 59. Even better? He's so flexible he can do standing up.
- The "naughty or nice" pipe-blowjob. Sweet heavenly Jesus. And in the same episode, the response to the eggnog question where he voices both the male and female having violent, loud sex.
- Getting totally dominated by Sage in episode 44. Terrifying too of course, but as has been said elsewhere, it came at the exact same time as another one of Doug's characters getting broken.
- In episode 53, he's wearing an edible thong.
- In episode 61, he gets a blowjob from a wolf girl thing and the gorgeous orgasm faces come back. It turns into Fan Disservice when it becomes a ravaging Groin Attack, but switches back again when it turns out he enjoyed it.
- The Jump Cut to Shirtless Scene in episode 69. No reason for it other than Doug wanting to make the female audience happy.
- Fascinating Eyebrow: The title-card art always has this.
- Faux Affably Evil: That Guy.
- Female Gaze: If you look on the comment sections, responses from guys are nearly always a mix of "...Doug's turning me gay" and "STOP WITH THE SEX JOKES!".
- Fetish: If we listed them all, we'd be here all day.
- Formerly Fat: He was the size of a bulldozer and it made him feel dead inside.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul
- Fourth Wall Mailslot: A parody of the concept.
- Freeze-Frame Bonus: In Episode 65, he shows us a list of the "many things I would do for a billion dollars" for one frame, then adds: "How dare you pause to read that? You're going to hell!"
- By the way, the text says: Really? You went back to read this knowing it would lead you straight to Hell? What the Ass-Puke is wrong with you? It's friggin' Hell! Fire, pain, the Devil, it's worth that just to find out what this said? That Guy with the Glasses was actually kidding when he said you were going to Hell, but now that you've actually come back to pause it, we have no choice. You're going to Lem. It's a place like Hell only ten times worse. It's not written about in the Bible because every time somebody tried writing about it, they'd cut their own head off. It's THAT bad. So I hope you it was worth it, I hope it was worth pausing this video for that. See ya in Lem ya miserable piece of donkey rectum. En-friggin'-joy!
- Freudian Excuse: Bad relationships with women, abusive parents and getting raped at least three times when he was younger.
- Fun with Acronyms: ROFL means "Raunchy Orgasming Fart Lickers".
- Gasshole: He can fart like a Mexican. Kinda puts a small damper on the whole The Casanova thing he's got going.
- Genius Bonus: He gives an in-universe shout-out to all two Arthur Miller fans who got the speech in episode 42.
- Girl-on-Girl Is Hot: While a woman dying surrounded a million naked ladies wouldn't be the best death for her, it would be awesome for him to watch.
- He's also kidnapped lesbians and is also holding them hostage under his bar.
- Groin Attack: Done by Sage when Ask That Guy tries to kill him.
- He tried sticking his penis into a blender and it now looks like kibbles and bits.
- The devil once ate his cock, and not in the fun way.
- Ninjas that are neither male or female will fuck up testes so hard that they'll never be the same color again.
- Guyliner: For no reason (or perhaps one), he's wearing some in episode 32.
- Happy Marriage Charade: He's married to an Indonesian little person called "My Job" and gets desperate. He also has a wife, gets no attention and so is cheating on her with a guy called Jose.
- Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: Although as you can tell, that died a flaming death very quickly.
- The Hedonist
- He Knows Too Much: Mickey Mouse turns him into a robot version of himself when he reveals Disneyland is really a terrible place that kills people.
- He-Man Woman Hater: He has some serious issues with them.
ATG: That way they can be more independent as well as equal. Except for when it comes to paying for meals, or asking them out on a date, or proposing... tch yeah that never happens, and when a ladybug goes PMS-ing... pfft there's no equality there! It's all about "I feel so lonely! I feel so alone!". Gender equality, my ass!
- Homoerotic Subtext: He's married to an Indonesian guy, has had sex with Linkara, will fuck anything with a pulse and has an abusive relationship with his narrator. He's also rather happy with the idea of shirtless, muscle-bound men.
- Hot as Hell: The devil can turn into a dominatrix woman called Vanessa.
- Humiliation Conga: You could say he's been having an ongoing one all this year (see Sanity Slippage), but episode 62 just gleefully poked the bear until he cried.
- Hypocritical Humor: In episode 57, he is asked "Why did you answer 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' twice?" and promises to never answer the same question twice again. He then goes on to answer "Who framed Roger Rabbit?" for a third time. Furthermore, when the video premiered during the Donation Drive it looped back to the start of the video, causing him to answer "Why did you answer 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' twice?" twice.
- Says that being a Brony is worse than being a furry, even though he's confessed to being a Brony.
- I Have You Now, My Pretty: He strokes a cameraman's neck with a creepy expression on his face before snapping it.
- He gets to know what it's like when Sage strokes his face and tells he's been good while he cowers.
- He also pets Ma-Ti when he's knocked out on the couch. He gets to taking off the Captain Planet shirt before Ma-Ti wakes up and violently stops him.
- I Kiss Your Foot: In episode 59, after answering a question about why women's feet are beautiful, That Guy proceeded to explain that they are not, they're actually disgusting. He then lectured the person who asked the question to see a doctor, because he is not normal like him. He then kisses his own foot.
- I Love the Dead
- I'm a Humanitarian: His solution to ending world hunger is eat the hungry, the vegetarians and the people who like math.
- Immortality: He can't die properly because he sold his soul to the devil.
- Incubus: He goes into peoples' dreams and fulfills all their sexual fantasies. He then gives them a world of pain.
- Infant Immortality: Averted. Did we mention he likes killing kids?
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: His ego is "always drowning and always thirsty". When one person asked if they were smarter than him, he reenacted the person getting hanged.
- Inherently Funny Words: "Hamster Jelly".
- Insecure Love Interest: Even though he has vast amounts of undeserved love from the narrator, he'd rather be told how worthless he is and play the abused House Husband.
- Internalized Categorism: Turning gay pride into gay shame is his job. Bear in mind that he's a Depraved Omnisexual.
- It's All About Me
- I Want My Mommy: In episode 62, when the intro music fails to start after he gives his greeting, he gets noticeably nervous, looks around in a scared manner for a moment, then screams "MOMMY!!!" right before the music starts, to which he gives a relived "Oh thank God!"
- Jaded Washout: He's still suave, witty and evil, but he's also becoming much more of a pathetic waste of space and he knows it.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Sometimes he'll have proper Pet the Dog moments, but most of the time he'll be lying.
- Joisey: He's from New Jersey, the place of death and despair.
- Jump Cut: Yes.
- Jump Scare: in Episode 5, there's a question about how to avoid screamers. Guess what happens.
- Kid-anova: A dark use of the trope. To get himself an A in gym, he did sexual favors for his gym teacher. He regrets it, and so does the teacher.
- Killed Off for Real: On the last episode, the narrator asks TGWTG if he has a question, he is so excited by this question, that he literally bursts. This was done so they could change the name of the site to channelawecome.com
- Killer Rabbit: Do NOT ask Mickey Mouse how old he is. Also doubles as Berserk Button.
- Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Not quite the same as Critic's ditziness, but he's proven he's Too Dumb to Live too by thinking his blood was alcohol.
ATG: You have to believe me, I'm the internet! And people on the internet are never wrong, they're just never right. How ruggish.
- Lack of Empathy
- Lampshaded the Obscure Reference: "You magnificent bastard, have you read my book?''
- Lampshade Hanging: Even he doesn't know how the Hummel figurine appears in front of the camera while he disappears.
- Large Ham: When he gets worked up.
- Laughing Mad: In episode 57, in response to "You know what I mean?".
- Also in episode 60, where he laughs manically at a mother cat and a litter of kittens being eaten.
- Lean and Mean: He manages to still look skinny even in a fairly bulky robe.
- Leitmotif: Ask That Guy always has soft classical music around whenever he appears, usually Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, first movement.
- In episode 62, he goes immediately into a psychological meltdown when the music doesn't play quite when it's supposed to.
- Limited Wardrobe: Lampshaded. He has a whole closet of blue robes, an entire drawer of red scarves, an room full of glasses, a mansion full of beards and museum filled with buttcheeks.
- Lonely at the Top: Or at least in his rather biased view.
- Long List: Of porn movies he's done in episode 65. "But hey, I'm only starting out."
- Love Martyr: The Narrator. For the love of God, man, find a nicer show.
- Mad Libs Catch Phrase: (Looks up, closes his book.) "Oh, hello in a language you don't understand and won't bother to look up. Didn't hear you come in." It's always hello in a foreign language or slang from around the world.
- Manipulative Bastard: He might be falling apart now, but it's always been easy for him to twist people around his little finger.
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: Doug Walker, who other TGWTG contributors agree is an almost absurdly nice guy, says that he suspends his niceness to act like a screwed-up freak as Ask That Guy and doesn't even like to watch the results.
- Medium Awareness: There are times when he's well aware he's a fictional character.
- Men Prefer Strong Men: He's a slut who'll go down on anyone, but his homoerotic fantasies tend to be about muscular guys.
- Merchandise-Driven: While he isn't, he lampshades CA's need for a Cash Cow Franchise (that can't be him) in his finale episode, not being allowed to talk about where he's been because you need to buy a DVD instead and sells literal shit at the store because people will buy anything.
- Messy Hair: When Doug lets it grow out, at least. It's so fluffy! Turns out that he does it on purpose.
- Milestone Celebration: For the 50th, he and the Narrator got a Relationship Upgrade and were revealed to be sleeping together. While it might not seem as epic as other contributor celebrations, it became important for Character Development in following episodes.
- Mr. Seahorse: But instead of pushing a baby out, he's pushing a baby in.
- Mood-Swinger: He's just as good as Critic at going from calm to happy to angry to tears.
- Mood Whiplash: In episode 55, he gets really into quoting the speech from Of Mice and Men, breaks down after the "shooting"... and then makes a joke about Harrison Ford.
- In episode 54, the figurine kills herself and he respectfully salutes... before cheerfully asking for the next question.
- In episode 61, it starts with Ask That Guy depressed about his broken pipe and sitting on a Trauma Swing, before segueing into a Zardoz parody.
- Motor Mouth: Wouldn't be a Doug Walker character without it.
- Mr. Fanservice: Just have a look at the fanservice entries.
- My Beloved Smother: He has a lot of fantasies about his mom dying in gruesome ways, but he's still too under her control to kill her.
- My God, What Have I Done?: After the puppy-throwing incident. "My God, what's wrong with me?"
- After admitting he's a necrophiliac. "Oh my God I'm a horrible person."
- He says maybe he should stop playing God, as he's made so many people die from cancer.
- Vomit Discretion Shot: In episode 24.
- 10-Minute Retirement: In episode fifteen, he gets tired of all the nitpicky questions and wants to quit. We're up to sixty plus episodes now, so you should know it didn't take.
- Narcissist: This much should be obvious. The narrator too, as he's called himself a Goddess.
- Neck Snap: Done to an unfortunate cameraman and Scrappy Doo.
- Never Learned to Read: Although he can read hidroglyphics.
- Nice Hat: D'aww, lookit the cute widdle Santa hat!
- Nietzsche Wannabe: After one particularly long rant about how evil always wins, Doug shuts him up by making him disappear.
- Nightmare Fetishist
- Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant
- "Not If They Enjoyed It" Rationalization: His view on a prostitute who's making him face criminal charges on a Thursday.
- Not So Above It All: He has a heart attack from a screamer he himself put on the screen. And in episode 51, he has a big not so Closet Geek rant about the shitty finale of LOST.
- Obfuscating Disability: He pretended to be blind so his watchdog could murder people and nobody would mind.
- Omniglot: He can speak any language, he just doesn't want to.
- One of Us: Like the Critic, he's made references to TV Tropes. He's probably reading right now.
- Only a Flesh Wound: Says that the Hummel figurine suffered this after shooting it.
- Out-of-Character Moment: Doug can't always keep the character's Child Hater personality up, and will occasionally slip to hate someone for letting kids starve or to defend Justin Bieber for "being a little boy whose music you don't have to listen to".
- Overly Long Gag: The length of the "Smurfette gets gang-raped all the time" makes it more uncomfortable.
- Papa Wolf: In the Kickassia special, Doug-through-ATG slaughters the people who complain about their hated contributor being there and vice versa.
- Periphery Demographic: In-universe. As of episode 63, Ask That Guy has been outed as a brony. (The character, rather his creator - Doug actually doesn't watch the show himself and merely looked it up on Wikipedia.)
- Perverse Sexual Lust: For Jessica Rabbit of Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Also, almost every other form of lust that ATG exhibits.
- Pet the Dog: He breaks up the Anniversary Brawl, claiming violence isn't the answer, and the reviewers and gamers should unite and make crossovers.
- He also appears in The Cinema Snob's Caligula review to give straightforward (if flawed) historical information about the film's setting. This may be a subtle joke on the fact that the film's content is as horrific as the sort of things Ask That Guy normally talks about.
- He's on the side on the reviewers in Suburban Knights and helps Team B find out where the gauntlet is.
- In episode 11, he says that both Haley Joel Esmont and Johnathon Taylor Thomas have talent. Lampshaded after by asking where he is.
- In episode 29, he gives a sensible answer on how you shouldn't reuse condoms.
ATG: What? They don't all have to be funny!
- He does love the Narrator in his own sick, twisted way.
- Pieces of God: Zordon is one of God's testicles. The other one is Oprah.
- Porn Names: "Cuntasaurus".
- Precision F-Strike: After an extended Queen tribute during which That Guy spikes his pipe. Once the episode is finished and the credits have rolled, they cut back to Doug, now out of character:
Doug: Ladies and gentlemen, I have bad news.
*Camera pans to the pipe, which has been broken neatly in two*
- Prematurely Bald: But it's okay, he's covering it up with Canada.
- Pretty Boy: And he knows it full well.
- Psychopathic Manchild: The best way to enslave a nation is to put everyone in detention. "It totally blows!" He also delighted in watching his furby die.
- Pyro Maniac: Dying by being on fire is an awesome way to go.
- Rage Against the Heavens: "And you'll be asking yourself why have you left me, Lord? Why have you forsaken me and left me in this tenth level of hell? And he'll of course never answer you, he's an a-hole."
- Raised Catholic: And has slightly more issues with the religion than Critic does.
- Rape as Backstory: He was raped by a doctor. He was also raped by a woman, is actually upset about it, ran away because he was scared shitless and takes his anger out on the offspring. And he was forced to lose his virginity to a forty year old gym teacher so he could get an A. While those are sane enough to be considered real, there are things that he cries about that can't be:
ATG: An iceberg molested me.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin/Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: He's pale and disturbing, but is a Mr. Fanservice and knows it.
- Real Life Writes the Plot: Blowing up the bookcase at the end of Ep. 52 was presumably done to create a reason for the change in location.
- Relationship Upgrade: The narrator started off just reading out questions before becoming his own woobified, Love Martyr character.
- Rick Roll: He gives us one in episode 17. He doesn't fancy our chances at spotting one.
- Rounded Character: For such a creation based on evil, he's surprisingly fleshed out.
- Running Gag: "Who framed Roger Rabbit?"
- Sad Clown: Like Critic, he's funny because his life is miserable.
- Sanity Slippage: By 2011, he's been losing it more and more: crying easily, getting more frustrated at questions and having a really co-dependent, abusive relationship with his narrator. Maybe the Critic's unhappiness with life is rubbing off on him.
- Sarcasm Failure: Happens when there's a question that's far too insane for him to answer.
- Schedule Slip: Because of the Critic being Doug's main show, there can be months before there's a new ATG. The episodes are longer though, and not just two/three minutes like they were in the beginning. There's also hints of a storyline with his Sanity Slippage thus far.
- As of 2014, there hasn't been a new Ask That Guy episode in over a year (if one doesn't count the DVDs).
- Screams Like a Little Girl
- Screw Yourself: He suggests this when asked what would happen if one met one's past self when time travelling. He then acts out a love scene with himself.
- Serial Killer: Mostly for funsies.
- Series Hiatus: There hasn't been a new episode for a long while. 'Explained' by Doug in the 2013 Charity Drive, as he responded to "where's Ask That Guy?" with essentially "people demanded more Critic so that's what they're getting instead of anything else".
- Sex Is Violence: The offscreen sex in episode 43 sounds... rough, to put it mildly.
- Shotacon At least he's aware it's sick.
- Shout-Out: References to the Critic's show have been made a lot, leading people to believe that he watches Critic but not vice versa.
- Shown Their Work: For someone who only saw a few episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and thought it cute, Doug was surprisingly knowledgeable about Twilight's social anxiety and Rainbow's Inferiority Superiority Complex.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: In episode 15, after he rants about how he's not a fictional character and evil always wins, Doug gets rid of him. (Don't worry, he comes back.)
- Signing Off Catch Phrase: "This is That Guy With The Glasses saying there is no such thing as a stupid question until you ask it."
- Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!
- Sissy Villain
- Slasher Smile: The undisputed king of That Guy with the Glasses. Not even Sage beat him in that area.
- Small Name, Big Ego
- Softspoken Sadist: Most of the time. Just don't piss him off, scare him or ask something that's too close to home.
- Something Else Also Rises: In episode 10, Ask That Guy says he used to like watching a woman through binoculars, especially when she was changing or showering. He says nothing for a beat while the stem of his pipe rises.
- A similar scene occurs in episode 56 when thinking about Roger Rabbit's wife.
- So Okay, It's Average: His in-universe opinion of American Beauty.
- Soundtrack Dissonance: A slow version of "Sweet Home Alabama" plays while he walks across his neighborhood with a Slasher Smile and a gun.
- In more general terms, his leitmotif is nice and calming while he's the opposite.
- Squee: One notable incident was him scrambling eagerly for a cookie.
- Stalker with a Crush: He killed a guy's dog and watches him while he sleeps "deliciously".
- Stay in the Kitchen: In his Star Trek fanfiction, he responds to Janeway giving him orders by telling her to get back in the kitchen and start making babies.
- STD Immunity: Often disgustingly averted. Sleep with him and you'll probably die soon. That's if he didn't kill you personally.
- Stepford Smiler: Weirdly, even moreso in a world where The Nostalgia Critic was never born.]
- Straw Hypocrite: Whenever he bashes someone else's kinks. This is a man whose list of fetishes are as long as this page.
- Stunned Silence: Used when he thinks that the person writing the question has either crossed the line or is just that disturbing. Yes, there are some things that even That Guy finds deplorable. And this is from someone who sold his soul to the Devil, kidnapped celebrities and hid them behind the fridge and then murdered them, among other things.
- Stupid Sexy Flanders: Check the comments for episode 43. You'll see a few male fans saying that the "naughty or nice" response made them question their sexuality.
- Stupid Statement Dance Mix: In Episode 56 he answers a question about "the most annoying song in the world" by simply repeatedly shouting "THIS IS THE MOST ANNOYING SONG IN THE WOOORLD!", even pointing out it can be used this way (with demonstrations!). This has also been remixed a couple of times in various Youtube videos.
- Sustained Misunderstanding: Episode 51. Did somebody say McDonalds?
- Take That: In a backwards world, Matthew Broderick would start having talent.
- He can't think of anything good at White Castle.
- When he takes his glasses off and becomes a moron, he wants another Star Wars movie.
- Episode 38 has the inevitable jab at Twilight.
- Episode 68 had one against the Kony campaign, the viral message done by Invisible Children and backfired badly when people found out that they didn't actually want to help Uganda at all.
- In-character example. In episode 61 when he's arguing with Yardoz about man-hate, he asks mockingly if the head got his heart broken on prom night, a possible dig at the Critic crying about getting date-raped at prom in Spooning With Spoony II.
- Tall, Dark and Snarky: Attractive, cruel, gets himself laid all the time, arrogant and thinks he's Surrounded by Idiots.
- Tears of Fear: Understandably due to Sage.
- That's What She Said: According to him, "she" in that gag is Obscurus Lupanote .
- There Are No Therapists: "Good God, I really need to talk to someone." Although to be fair, he doesn't think they're real doctors and no therapist would be able to withstand his crazy.
- Together in Death: In the second DVD, he shoots himself immediately after he shot the narrator for kicks. Doug declares it too depressing and tries to make him do another scene. Ask That Guy then sticks his pipe into a toy puppy's behind.
- Too Kinky to Torture: While clearly not enjoying Sage's abuse, what line did we get in the very next episode? "I'm ready to go down on anyone and anything." He also gets punished by Satan (his boss) whether he does a good or bad job.
- Too Much Information: Constantly.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Onions and kumquats.
- Trauma Swing: In episode 54 when he's miserable about his marriage falling apart. Also in episode 61 where he's mourning his broken pipe.
- Troubled, but Cute: "God I have issues."
- Troubled Fetal Position: In episode 44, after being broken by Sage.
- Twincest: In episode 54, he says intense, passionate het incest isn't kinky enough for him. Seeing as how Doug knows about the fanfic (this was done the day after a lot of the Kink Meme was read on a stream) and sadistic Ask That Guy/Critic is mind-meltingly popular, it was probably an intentional tease.
- Twisted Christmas: Or to be more specific; a twisted, scary, sex-obsessed Christmas with a lot of softcore porn.
- Understatement: The Phantom of the Opera is an odd man.
- Verbal Tic: In every episode, he ends his first answer with a soft "Yes."
- Villainous Breakdown: A lot.
- Episode 6 has him screaming "Get out of my mind!" when someone asks "How dead is the dead sea?".
- Episode fourteen has him lose his patience at the questions and try to quit, crying "What do you want from me?".
- Episode 17 has:
ATG: I don't care, my life is a lie. *cries*
- Episode 18 has "JESUS HELP ME!" after extolling the virtues of drugs.
- Episode 30 has him getting asked "Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?". He has a crying fit and turns the questions around to the viewers.
- In Episode 43, after getting a normal question about woodchucks with the words "...in December" tacked on, he has a whiny tantrum about people ruining his holiday.
- In Episode 51, he loses it while trying to tell everyone how Disney is a giant deathtrap.
- Episode 55 involves him getting caught up in a speech from Of Mice and Men and very nearly falling apart.
- He has a pretty bad one in episode 57.
"STOP IT! YOU'RE A GROWN MAN NOW! *sobs* YOU MUST MOVE BEYOND THAT!! DAMN YOU! DAMN YOU AND YOUR WAYS! *sobs some more* *sniff* I apologize. I must now kiss Bill Clinton."
- Done in the very next episode too, where he tries pulling his "mask" off and then breaks down crying.
"Ow! Ow! OWWWW! So stupid!"
- Episode 61 has him get one of these after repeatedly getting the question "True or false?", and trying desperately to ask what exactly is true or false. He snaps out of it, and asks what the question was again, then immediately declares false.
- Episode 62 has him fall apart just because his theme music doesn't play when it normally does.
- Episode 63 features a breakdown at the end because he just wants to like "girls' shows."
- Episode 67 has a My God, What Have I Done? moment when he's wailing about how he hates his job because he just made millions of people kill themselves. He lampshades this by saying his humanity comes out every so often and he usually squashes it with his inner hatred.
- Villainous Crossdresser: According to one video, "he" is actually a gay pedophile woman.
- Villain Protagonist
- Vocal Evolution: He didn't always have a slightly high, put-on-posh voice.
- Weaksauce Weakness: The one question he doesn't have an answer for is "How can I adjust to the different climate when moving from a warm Mediterranean island to the UK."
- What Beautiful Eyes: A very pretty green.
- Who Would Want to Watch Us?: He angrily denies the idea that he could be a fictional character created by "a good, rational person with, ugh, a conscience! Wouldn't he have had the decency to get rid of me by now?"
- Wine Is Classy: His new location is in a home bar, where he now holds a martini instead of his traditional book.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds- YardOz is lonely....
- Would Hit a Girl: Also kill, torture, abuse, rape...
- Would Hurt a Child: As well as kidnapping and murder, he threatened a director's child and he now has a movie deal.
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: At a con, Doug said that Ask That Guy would win against all his other characters in a fight using this. "Please don't hurt me!" *torture* "I'm unarmed!" *shooty-times*.
- You Bastard: Ma-Ti to the viewers in "Ask That Guy VIOLATES Ma-Ti". He points out how fucked up it is you actually clicked on that link, and tells you to go outside or something. (Then he rapes Ask That Guy because that's what people wanted to see.)
- Your Answer to Everything: Death. Sacrifice, suicide, ninja-killing, disproportionate murder and so on.
- Your Head A Splode: In #60.
This has been the TV Tropes
page for Ask That Guy With The Glasses
, saying there's no such thing as a stupid entry... until you
write it.(winks, smiles, and sinks behind the counter)