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[[caption-width-right:350:Ashly & Anthony Burch]]

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

It is presented in short episodes, usually only a few minutes long. Any given episode [[OnceAnEpisode typically begins with]] Creator/AshlyBurch'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.
!!Tropes that apply to ''Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?'':

* AdventuresInComaland: In the ''VideoGame/DriverSanFrancisco'' episode, TheStinger reveals most of the episode to have been a coma-induced hallucination on Ash's part.
* 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 ''VideoGame/RedFactionGuerrilla '' episode.
* AmbiguouslyGay:
** Anthony, who gets married to Ashley Davis... and refuses to have sex with her, until she cosplays as [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater Big Boss]]... and writes disturbing ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' {{yaoi|Genre}} 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 is a fan of boobs--as seen in the "Noir" [[note]](where she agrees to help Blavis because of her "[[BuxomIsBetter half-decent rack]]")[[/note]], "Lara Croft," "E3 Booth Babes" and "Chrono Trigger" [[note]](typing out "[[AC:80085]]" on a calculator)[[/note]] episodes. and is a major plot point in Season 4 finale.
*** In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oJtfULZj0Y the trailer]] for her DLC pack for ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'', Ash is taken on a tour of Volition headquarters, spies a cardboard cutout of [[MsFanservice Shaundi]], and takes it into the bathroom for some [[ADateWithRosiePalms alone time]].
*** Most of the ''VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram'' episode is Ashly expressing her admiration for Ashley Davis' ass using space analogies.
* AndStarring: Ashley Davis always gets this credit, even though she appears in the larger majority of episodes by now.
* ArmedWithCanon: In the ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' episode, this is how Ashly!Anthony celebrates that whatever he writes becomes canon.
--> Ashly!Anthony: I can create universes with my motherfucking mind!
* AsHimself: All 4 of the mains: Anthony, both Ashl(e)ys and Papa.
* 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.]]
* BigHeadMode: In the ''NFL Blitz'' episode, Mama Burch said that she put in the Big Head code into the game when she was pregnant with Anthony and is still limping from it to this day.
* 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.
* BoringInsult: Even while there's plenty of stuff to see and do on her trip to Volition's offices, Ash is quickly bored of everything before her.
* BreakoutCharacter: Papa Burch increasingly gets more screen time than Anthony and Ashley.
* ButtMonkey: Anthony is usually on the receiving end of this.
* CallBack: The audio clip parody of ''Film/PaulBlartMallCop'' used in the Season 5 premiere shows up again in the SeasonFinale. [[spoiler:In this case, it involves Ashly literally going back in time.]]
* {{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 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nxjmgek5rc resembles]] [[Franchise/MetalGear Big Boss]].
* {{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.
* DespairEventHorizon: Played for BlackComedy laughs in the Borderlands 2 episode when Ash!Anthony feels he'll never write a game as witty or hilarious as VideoGame/Portal2
* 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 their (now taken down) 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]].
%%* DarkerAndEdgier: The ''VideoGame/PokemonSnap'' episode.
%%* DisneyDeath: Evoked at the end of Season 3.
%%--> Ash: '''''"[[AtomicFBomb ONE-UP, MOTHERFUCKEEEEEEER!!!]]"'''''
* EarthShatteringKaboom: In the Kirby Super Star episode, Ash and Papa get into a brick breaking contest for all the ice cream. Papa's own punch splits the earth so far down the middle it causes tsunamis across the world!
* 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.
** Anthony again in "A Death in the Family, part 2," where he's [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Princess Peach]].
* TheGadfly: Usually people whose names aren't Anthony
* GagPenis: In the Civilization episode, Ash crashes the game draped in an American flag and carrying the [[VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird Penetrator]]
* 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 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 ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', Ashly!Anthony realizes that he's ArmedWithCanon.
--> Ashly!Anthony: I can create motherfucking universes with my mind!
* GRatedDrug: The ''Stardew Valley'' episode has Ash snorting up Doritos like it's cocaine.
* GratuitousGerman: The ''Little King's Story'' episode has this, since it's also a Film/{{Downfall}} parody.
* 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".
* ILoveTheDead: In the VideoGame/{{Undertale}} episode, President Undertale makes it a mandatory law that all Americans date skeletons.
* [[ItsPronouncedTroPay It's Pronounced]] [[Creator/{{Activision}} Kaw-tick]]
--> '''Justin''': "You said it's pronounced 'Koe-tic.'"
--> '''Ashly (Kotick)''': ''ILied.'' *shoots Justin repeatedly*
* {{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.
* MinecartMadness: One of the things Ash sells to the Mayor of the city in the Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze episode.
* 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.
* NeckSnap: The ''VideoGame/StardewValley'' has Bobby Kotick!Ash deliver these to Anthony and another unlucky executive in a meeting to jump in on Stardew Valley's bandwagon. At the end of the episode, she does it to herself!
* 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 VideoGame/MarioIsMissing]]
* NoManShouldHaveThisPower: The ''Chrono Trigger'' episode has Ash destroy her time machine while shouting this.
* NonSequiturThud: The "Peachy" episode, which has Ash talking about why Princess Peach should have more respect as a character, reveals the reason she's able to speak so eloquently about this issue...is cause she drank dish soap and is about to have an aneurysm. She puts her keys in the invisible car, makes some vroom vroom sounds, then falls down.
* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: During Gearbox Part 2, as Brent lists off all the eclectic things he does, a big subtitle goes up:
* NWordPrivileges: One of the rules discussed in ''Local Multiplayer Etiquette'' is don't be racist unless it's to your own race.
* OccularGushers: [[https://youtu.be/NaoBGW284CY The 2015 Emotional Challenge]] has Ash going through some emotional games. She ends up breaking down hard on That Dragon, Cancer.
* OneHundredPercentAdorationRating: VideoGame/{{Undertale}} is this after being elected President of the United States.
* 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.
** Funnily enough, Ashly herself played this role when she was with Papa Burch in the Live from 3COM video.
%%* PacifistRun / NoDeathRun: Parodied in the ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' episode.
** Ashly was unaware that [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 squadmates could die during the Suicide Mission]].
%%* PerfectlyCromulentWord: "[[KneelBeforeZod Kneel before my glory]], you flammable bitchcock!"
%%* PrecisionFStrike: Papa Burch ALWAYS delivers.
* PsychicAssistedSuicide: In the VideoGame/DriverSanFrancisco episode, Ash, who's in a coma, possesses Davis's body and has her transfer all her money to Ash's account, then makes her blow her brains out.
* PsychopathicManchild: Ashly, whose wacky antics often involve brutality to her surroundings.
%%* {{Pyromaniac}}: In the ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' episode:
%%-->"[[VideoGame/{{Minecraft}} I'll burn]] ''your'' shack down."
* PyrrhicVillainy: Papa Burch spending four hours to wreck Ash's ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' town. [[spoiler: It only takes her an hour to fix the damage.]]
* RealityWarper: In the Quantum Conundrum episode, Ash uses it to great effect on Anthony by putting him in things like a cupcake dimension, AIDS dimension and even nightmare and fantasy dimensions.
* 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]]
* RunningGag: Plenty, such as Ash's habit of making gay jokes about her brother, and Papa Burch's utter [[ImplacableMan unflappability]].
** See also: Jerkass above.
* ScreamingAtSquick: In the ''NFL Blitz'' episode, the group gang up on Anthony for having a big head. When he gets to asking Papa, he says he's like a bobblehead that he doesn't want to cum on. That gets both Anthony and Ash screaming.
* 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: Five to date, ''inspired'' by ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'', adventure games, ''VideoGames/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesTheArcadeGame'' & Franchise/SuperMarioBros, "gamer girls," and ''VideoGames/ChronoTrigger'' respectively.
* 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.
* SomethingWeForgot: The ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' episode has Ash going back in time to try and fix Anthony and Davis' relationship. While she invested in stocks for the future and messed around, she forgot to fix their relationship.
* SpeakingSimlish: The Banjo-Kazooie episode where everyone speaks like this until the stinger at the end.
%%* SpinOff: Once Upon a Pixel
* SpecialGuest: Creator/FreddieWong in the ''VideoGame/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.
* {{Squick}}: In "Local Multiplayer Etiquette," Ash was about to shout about what she's gonna do to Anthony while losing, only for Davis to tell her to use her inside voice. After she whispers it, Anthony is quite disgusted!
* TheStinger: Most episodes have one.
* 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.
* SuckinessIsPainful: The Indiana Jones episode starts off with Anthony tying Ash down so she can watch the first three movies. Then Papa comes in and ties Anthony down and makes them watch [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull Kingdom of the Crystal Skull]] which has the same effect as staring into the Ark of the Covenant.
* 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.
* TimeSlowsDown: In the ''Quantum Conundrum'' episode, Ash makes time slow down while she's playing the game. She takes this opportunity to put make-up on Anthony's face, then try out other dimensions.
* 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)''
* WholePlotReference: Anthony accuses ''VideoGame/Uncharted2AmongThieves'' of being this to ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', and Nathan Drake of being an {{Expy}} of Captain Malcolm Reynolds.
* WithLyrics: From the ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' episode:
--> "E-po-na! Here's-your-song! Get-the-fuck right here!"
--> "Zelda's haaat, why's it weeeird, she looks liiike a nun..."
--> "Sa-ri-a is a kid, this is kinda vaaaguely pe-do-philic... and kinda gross..."
** And again in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Li-zYSYr2io "I Love Videogames"]], parodying the famous Discovery Channel ad.
* WomanOfAThousandVoices: Ashly has a fairly impressive vocal range, portraying a wide variety of roles from [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}} insane children]] to [[Manga/AttackOnTitan potato-loving monster hunters]] to [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 professional secretaries]] to [[VideoGame/MortalKombatX snarky daughters of soldiers and Hollywood A-Listers]] to [[VideoGame/LifeIsStrange rebellious daughters]].
* WomenAreWiser: Inverted. [[OnlySaneMan Anthony]], the male of the duo, is morally superior to the female Ashly.
* WritersBlock: Ash!Anthony realizes that after spending so much time writing Borderlands 2, he doesn't know how to make a decent HAWP episode.
%%* YourHeadAsplode:
%%** '1 vs. 100'.
%%** 'VideoGame/Uncharted2AmongThieves'
%%** Ashly [[spoiler: purposely invokes this in the season 2 finale. Twice.]]