(rises up from behind the counter)Oh! Namaste. Didn't hear you come in. Greetings, and welcome to the summary page for Ask That Guy With the Glasses.(cue "Moonlight Sonata")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.When adding examples, please state which episode(s) they are from.
Tropes used by Ask That Guy include:
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Fanbasefanservice.
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?
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.
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.
Comically Missing the Point: When asked "Spit or swallow?", he responded that what he does with his toothpaste is his own businessnote In episode 43, we found out that he spits.
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.
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.
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 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?"
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Messy Hair: When Doug lets it grow out, at least. It's so fluffy! Turns out that he does it on purpose.
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.)
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.
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:
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).
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.
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.
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.
Sure, Why Not?: In the fangirl world, Critic/Ask That Guy as incestuous brothers is one of the most popular pairings. While the sex is left up to dirty imaginations with a few jokes, the brothers bit was confirmed in episode 68 with That Other Guy being the older sibling of both of them.
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.
That's What She Said: According to him, "she" in that gag is Obscurus Lupanote Given the site-wide running gag that all of TGWTG's contributors are in love with her, it makes a kind of sense.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. (Thenhe rapes Ask That Guy because that's what people wanted to see.)