Nash Bozard hosts What The Fuck Is Wrong With You?, an internet show which focuses on various news stories of human stupidity and general what-the-fuckery. It began as a spin-off of Nash's live internet radio show Radio Dead Air with the intention of joining That Guy with the Glasses.com, which succeeded after 17 episodes.The show follows a simple formula: The host introduces the episode's topic with a poorly drawn cartoon, then proceeds to lose his mind over the featured news stories and the episode ends with a sketch featuring some of the secondary characters.Nash's other shows include:
Doctor Who Classic Reviews: Nash reviews his least favorite Doctor Who serials (and some of the not-as-good new ones), as well as special videos about his favorite things about the series. After 26 episodes, Nash concluded Doctor Who Classic Reviews in October 2012.
Here There Be Dragons: Nash's latest series, in which he reviews fantasy films.
Radio Dead Air: The live internet radio show (it only made the transition to video in the last few years) that Nash has hosted every Monday since July 2000. Primarily a request-based music show, Nash also premieres his new episodes, and often shows the latest videos from several other producers note Nash himself, Obscurus Lupa, the non-TGWTG affiliated Derek the Bard (and formerly JesuOtaku's Fruits Basket Radio Drama) are the only producers with semi-permanent slots on RDA. Other shows that will appear with intermittent frequency (especially in Nash's spot when he doesn't have a new video) are Todd in the Shadows, The Nostalgia Chick, Diamanda Hagan, Brows Held High and JewWario. RDA is live every Monday at 9PM US Eastern time on Nash's website. It is highly recommended that you read the FAQ before joining the chat and stream.
What the Fuck is Wrong With You: Live Version: A weekly live version of WTFIWWY which Nash hosts on Radio Dead Air, video recordings of which are also uploaded to TGWTG. His co-host (via Skype) is his friend Tara Deenihan.
Nash also co-hosted "Tuesday Tech Talk" and "How To Do It" with Lord Kat and Maluku Saito, which were recorded live every Tuesday on Lord Kat's stream until Lord Kat ended both shows in January 2013.Nash would go on to play "The Webmaster," the overarching narrator, in the Channel Awesome fifth year anniversary film, The Uncanny Valley.A list of things reviewed by Nash can be found here and the running gags of his show can be found here.
Action Girl: In Dumber Than Curling, a man heckling the 2012 Summer Olympic Men's 100m finals is tackled by Judo bronze medalist Edith Bosch when he starts throwing things.
Actually Pretty Funny: In his Castrovalva review, he has this reaction to Tegan's line comparing a Zero Room, "a neutral environment, an isolated space cut off from the rest of the universe" to Brisbane. He then asks, "What's a Brisbane?"
Adult Fear: A large number of stories fall under this category, especially those where children are endangered by friends or babysitters; home invasion stories where there's still someone in the house (especially a child, elderly person or disabled person); or any of the huge number of stories where someone goes batfuck insane and starts assaulting, harassing or scaring the shit out of random strangers.
An Aesop: Several: nothing is hot in the Walmart, no one wants to see your dick, that doesn't go there, go watch porn and the old drugs still work.
A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Whenever there's a story about people relying too much on technology, Tara mentions that this is one of her greatest fears.
Aluminum Christmas Trees: The Christmas 2012 live episode begins with showing a series of tweets expressing disbelief that reindeer exist.
Amazingly Embarrassing Parents / Children Are Innocent: We repeatedly get stories of adults being far less mature than their kids by doing outrageous things such as getting into eight and twenty man brawls over spilled punch or a child taking too long to decide what prize to get, or assaulting a bus driver and dropping pants at police officers.
In his "It's Stupid At The Top" video, "Sometimes you'll be saddled with a guy whose idea of leadership is invading Poland, drilling in the Gulf of Mexico without checking the failsafes, or giving Smallville ten goddamned seasons."
When noting strong catalysts for the Happy Flappy Equation, he lists off hallucinogens, being on fire, and sitting through any movie starring Andy Dick. His low thresholds for resisting Happy Flappy time - idiots, crazy persons, or actually being Andy Dick.
In the episode on alcohol, he notes that some causes for crazy are bad judgment, poorly planned choices, and country music. Also, mentioning binge drinking, frat parties, and The Pogues.
In his review of Terror of the Vervoids, he lists off some of the terrible dangers the Doctor has faced, including Sea Devils, robots, rival Time Lords, and the insidious evil that is... Russell T Davies.
Film Brain: So, in just under five minutes, this show has Wonder Woman violate the law, ignore basic rights, and the media aggrandizes her with references to the worst torture scandal in US history. Nash: And all without the slightest hint of irony or self awareness. Linkara: And they completely rip off Grant Morrison's Batman Incorporated! ...What?
In a Live WTF from July 2011, "Furry Batmobile", featuring Obscurus Lupa, she and Nash are nearly broken by a story about patrons at a Colorado Burger King feeding fast food to bears in the parking lot.
Also, the episode where bears are getting high off of jet fuel barrels.
Big Damn Heroes: A few stories feature these. The best one was when a group of teenagers ganged up and beat the crap out of a wannabe kidnapper who attempted to abduct two children. For bonus points, the parents had yelled at the teenagers for swearing around their kids.
Tara (as a teenager) "Learned your fucking lesson didn't ya?"
Breaking the Fourth Wall: During a reader Q&A segment, Nash answers the question of "Why does Arlo look like Nash?" with "Because Arlo is a character. That I play." This happens shortly after Space Guy, who is also played by Nash, remains in-character to answer the question of "Why does Space Guy look like Nash?"
One episode of WTFIWWY featured a Florida man getting arrested for practicing dentistry without a license. Much later, there was an article about a woman getting arrested for the same thing, and Nash and Tara realized she was the man's girlfriend.
Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Discussed in the commentary of the Justice League of America movie, where Linkara wonders why the Weatherman doesn't patent the weather-controlling technology and make millions in agriculture.
Damn You, Muscle Memory: In "I Need That Lady's Leg," Nash and Tara discuss leaving a building after buying a new car...and searching for your old one in the parking lot out of force of habit.
Disproportionate Retribution: Subtle case on "Weekend At Bernie's 3;" Nash segues to the "corpse abuse" case with a dissertation on mourning the dead. Tara was completely unaware as to where it was going, but dreading it just the same. She responds by using the story as a springboard to discuss her rather strange proposal for Nash's funeral. Later, during the "what have we learned" segment, she brings up an unrelated story involving public urinals. Nash is completely broken.
Failed a Spot Check: The only way to explain numerous examples of these stories. On both the perpetrators and bystanders.
Flat "What.": Nash's reaction to some of the tamer stories. Also, he reacted to Arlo's first appearance with a flat "the fuck".
Occurred in the 10/31/11 episode when Tara reveals she has hippos in costumes.
In the 2/11/12 episode, Tara could only respond to a story of a bank robber who wussed out when a teller didn't understand his demand of "give me what is 20s and 50s" with not one, but two utterances of "...what?".
Fridge Horror: The logical end point of any discussion Nash and Tara share in trying to understand how one of the bizarre stories they encounter could have possibly happened and the results that occur when Reality Ensues.
"Funny Aneurysm" Moment: invoked Nash is fully aware that his crossover review of Doctor Strange featuring Jew Wario may stray into this territory, particularly the parts where Jew Wario wakes up in the hospital after being in a coma. Twice. When he posted the video (two months after Justin's suicide), Nash prefaced it with a message to his fans, explaining why he felt the video was important to share with everyone.
Funny Background Event: After JesuOtaku became a regular fixture on the show, she could be seen goofing around in all manner of strange fashion. Notably, she really emotionally lipsyncs to the WTFIWWY theme music every time it comes up.
Ever since Tara's most recent move, her kitten Bridget began upstaging the show by acting all kitten-like behind Tara.
In the 7/04/11 Live WTFIWWY, Nash realized he'll never run out of material and has excellent job security. This isn't a good thing.
In the New Years' Episode ("And Never Brought To Mind"), he encounters a story so mind-numblingly nonsensical, he can only come to one conclusion:
Nash: You know what that means! [Picks up a Mallet] I've finally got my insanity plea! Look out, neighbours! [Proceeds to smash things off-camera while cheerfully singing 'Working On The Railroad']
Genre Blindness: Some people to reality. Usually due to stupidity and/or drugs.
Genre Savvy: Tara says that in Florida you should always be expecting some naked guy to show up.
A Good Name for a Rock Band: In the Live What The Fuck Is Wrong With You? of 06/21/11, after reading the headline Man allegedly wounded by two 'booty call ninjas', Tara says that she will create a white girl rap group called Booty Call Ninjas.
From WTFIWWY Live - Right Turn, Clyde - 5/7/12: 'Anthrax vagina attack, which is a great punk band name, by the way.'
After hearing a story about a woman with an unusual hiding place for a pistol, Tara wants to start an all-girl punk band called "Fully Automatic Vaginas".
In a similar vein, the March 3, 2014 WTFIWWY Live gave us "Meth Mango", which Nash said sounded like the name of a nightclub.
Groin Attack: The final two stories of "Tainted Love" both involve something bad happening to a man's equipment. You have been warned. Not to mention in "Land Of The Rising DUMB" when a rabid Domo-kun the internet sent after Nash for bad mouthing Japan chomped on Nash's man area and the only way JesuOtaku could get it off was by kicking said area.
There was a time when Tara hosted the live show (not WTFIWWY) when Nash had to pick up JO from the airport. That night the show was known as "Radio Red Hair" and inspired fans to encourage Tara to begin her own show, the results of which are pending. (as of 2013)
Guy on Guy Is Hot / Yaoi Fangirl: In the episode "Don't Hold Your Breath," Tara tries to convince Nash that Disney needs to buy the rights back for the X-Men franchise, just so The Avengers 2 can have a scene where Hugh Jackman and Chris Evans wrestle scantily-clad in a kiddie pool full of pudding. In the event that she gets a life-threatening illness, she wants to start a Twitter campaign so it will happen. Nash does not approve of this.
Head Desk: During 'This Is All Your Fault (The Return!)', Nash goes out to his garden shed, busts out some power tools, and builds a section of wall just so he can bash his head against it in protest of the stupid.
Hey, That's My Line!: Nash's reaction when Tara "steals" his "I have never been so drunk" line in the 6/4/12 Live episode.
One of his prerecorded episodes also features a story that uses the phrase "From the 'we-couldn't-make-this-up-if-we-tried' department..." Nash reacts appropriately.
Nash: This is our framing device for the show — a v-log. Some guy sitting in front of a camera, telling the Internet about the Doctor. Who could possibly think this was interesting, or compelling, or I'm suddenly talking about myself, aren't I?
I Call It "Vera": Nash owns a custom Stratocaster he built himself, named Laura.
Nash: After reviewing Daleks in Manhattan last week a lot of folks commented that it wasn't that bad, or they really liked it, or I was nickpicking or my face is stupid. All of these are valid points, but...
Leitmotif: Douchequakes are always accompanied by Gunther's Ding Dong Song.
Arlo's appearances are always accompanied by a banjo riff.
Later appearances of the "time to do the math" gag are accompanied by the Chicken Dance song.
Legitimate Businessmen's Social Club: Tara had a story about how she and her friends stumbled upon one. It was a Chinese Buffet in a basement with no windows. The fish tanks had one sad looking fish. The kitchen door opened and people were obviously gambling in the back, and their waiter just had the shit beat out of him. And no one really spoke English. Tara's group took a table by the corner so they could flip the table and hide behind it in-case of a shootout. So it was obviously a Triad front. However Tara said the food was really good.
Let's Play: Nash does playthroughs of games on stream sometimes.
Limited Wardrobe: Nash always seems to wear a black t-shirt in every episode. For the non-live episode, he throws on a blue jacket.
Long Runner: What The Fuck is Wrong with You? isn't one, but Nash's Radio Dead Air internet radio show (from which WTFIWWY spun off from) is. Radio Dead Air has been going since 2000, and he's only missed a handful of broadcasts due to illness or weather in all that time.
Lost Episode: At least one episode of WTFIWWY Live from late May. Tara's sound was glitching horribly, making her sound like a robot, but the results were so out of sync that Nash decided not to release them, much to everyone's chagrin.
There was another one from the Saturday night Megastream, where Tara's power went out in the middle of it.
Most, if not all of Nash's game streams count as well.
JesuOtaku: Do you mean "innovative" or "going to make me sad?" Nash: *beat* Yes.
And from the live show:
Tara: (regarding a hippo plushie that makes fart noises when squeezed) Is this better or worse than the orgasm hippo? Nash: (immediately) Yes.
Megaton Punch: One man wound up giving one to a bear that broke into his and his girlfriend's tent while they were sleeping.
Mirror Universe: In episode 30 it is revealed that a Mirror Universe exists. A pink Stickboy (or Stickman) and Mirror Nash live in a mansion. Subverted; as it turns out, 'our' Nash is the evil one; Mirror Nash had just completed a multi-episode special on Ghandi and refers to his Stickboy as "Stickman" because it's more dignified. Double subverted; our Nash shows Mirror Nash how being an ass sometimes can be both entertaining and therapeutic. This leads Mirror Nash to crack up into hysterics over his Stickboy being pink and deciding not to warn our Nash of an impending disaster, just because.
Mushroom Samba: Nash tries (in-universe) bath salts. It doesn't seem to be working... until his friend next to him apparently turns into a werewolf and shouts I AM THE DEVIL I AM THE DEVIL!.
Once case with a guy doing Synthetic Marijuana wound up believing that he was dreaming reality.
Noodle Incident: The time Nash tried to steal the Olympic torch. He tells the story once in a blue moon and it keeps being brought up by Tara, but there's many, particularly those who started watching RDA after Nash joined TGWTG, who are completely clued out by the references.
N-Word Privileges: When discussing a story about a guy knocking over a one-legged man, it turned to superheroes being above that, unless they were handicapped themselves, like Oracle or Daredevil, and then Tara noted that this was the comic book equivalent of when it's okay to say the N word.
Outside-Context Villain: Most of the people who star in the stories come straight out of nowhere and assault/harass/pester random passersby with no warning whatsoever.
A good example is when a woman came home to find a naked man, covered in blood, eating all of her raw chicken. The woman ran out of the house to call the cops.
Pungeon Master: Nash HATES journalists like this, and in one episode wished death onto one of them. He's explained it as being what he sees as bad journalism, as the writers are there to inform, not to make jokes. Puns are not needed and should not be allowed into the stories.
They will make exceptions for puns that are clever or if was a once-in-a-lifetime chance of making it.
A Rare Sentence: Nash has to say these a lot. Examples include "Puppies do not make good ordnance!" and "While you can debate the right or wrong of the police seizing his penis..."
Usually followed by "I can't believe I had to say that!"
From "The Happiness Patrol":
"Meanwhile, Helen A uses the slot machine to execute Mister Grumpypants. Yes, I actually had to say those words. I'm sad, too." "The Doctor and Harmonica Man escape into the candy pipes; Dear God, how insane do I sound right now?" (These weren't even the only times he had to invoke this.)
Most of the review of that episode fits under that trope.
Also: "You are not discreet when your pants are full of chicken!"
"After you've got their money, you don't need to have 'em trim your pubic hair! [...] I can't believe I had to say that sentence out loud."
From "To Kill a Toilet":
Nash: Tara, I want you to stop real fast: Did you ever in your life think the words "stuffing your tits full of cocaine" would need to be said?
Tara: ... No.
Nash: And yet, here we are. We've come to this point.
"No, it's not a gun, it's a prop for my toy monkey." Nash immediately declares this one of the best sentences in the English language.
"A man's dog was thrown out of a restaurant for being gay. I just said that, didn't I?"
The Musical Chair uses "My Guitar" by Jump, Little Children.
The song in the opening video for the Monday Radio Dead Air broadcast is "In Rock 8-Bit" by Bodenständig 2000. The end theme for RDA is the closing theme for Red Dwarf.
Refuge in Audacity: From the live show, the man who went on a 9 hour crime spree in Nashville totaling 11 individual felonies that included mugging a canadian couple while he was crying and apologizing. Tara was driven to ask WHAT over and over while Nash couldn't help but admire the sheer gall of what looked like a Grand Theft Auto rampage.
Reset Button: Nash attempted to invoke this when he was told that monkeys and apes were uprising by Space Guy. It worked in the sense that the rebellion was over by the next episode, but that didn't save Nash from a very painful hospital visit, during which Space Guy presented the video.
Slasher Smile: Nash makes one every now and then on RDA live. It's scary. He's admitted that it's a way of stalling when he needs a few more seconds to think of what to say next, as well as explaining that it actually goes against a basic rule of radio for the presenter to completely stop talking.
Special Effects Failure: In-Universe. In "And Never Brought to Mind", Nash plays a clip of a news report on a bear sighting. They stage a reenactment, featuring... a cardboard cutout of a bear. The reporter actually says "This is what the bear probably looked like... except real."
Nash: It takes a special kind of stupid to have all the resources of a TV station at your disposal, and yet somehow make my show look like it has the higher budget.
Special Guest: Every so often another Channel Awesome reviewer shows up to guest when Tara is unavailable. And sometimes when she is available.
Tara takes this idea and runs with it, providing lessons for would-be criminals.
Strange Minds Think Alike: Tara and Hope seem to have very similar thought processes about things like cat strip clubs. When Hope was something of a semi-permanent co-host, this often resulted in them driving Nash crazy.
Also, occasionally, Nash and Tara themselves:
Nash: You know who wasn't a good, conscientious human being? Tara: ...Hitler? Nash: Oh my God. You know me!
And even double-subverted once. He lists something even more ridiculous than the previous story. He looks around expectantly for a long beat. Then:
Nash: Ha! Got you, internet! That's too specific even for— *that exact story appears* oh good lord.
Also whenever something happens during the graveyard shift.
Nash: "You know there was some guy at checkout lane 3 wishing for something to happen."
He espoused the virtues of weed over meth because nobody ever blew up their house with weed. Come this episode (~7 minute mark), and somebody did that, specifically trying to extract hemp oil from the marijuana seeds.
Multiple episodes after joking there was probably someone out there masturbating with swiss cheese, Nash and Tara run into a story that is precisely that. They realize that they're not just tempting fate anymore, they're causing those stories to happen for real.
Tara: We've come full circle. We're creating this. We've hit a metaphysical point where we're not just reporting on this suff, we're making it happen.
They Fight Crime: Invoked by Nash and Lupa in The Contraption live episode as Lupa suggests that the baby of the woman who punched a nurse while high on bath salts should team up with the baby who was run through the luggage x-ray scanner as a superhero team.
Nash: Bath salt and the X-ray, fighting crime together!!!
Those Wacky Nazis: The show covers things such as Hitler chic in Bangkok as well as Hitler chicken, and the man who went to his son's custody hearing dressed as a Nazi. Said son was named "Adolf Hitler".
Tomboy and Girly Girl: When JO joins the show, she's the Tomboy to Tara the self-described "Professional Girly Girl". Especially since Tara's day job is selling cosmetics.
The Internet Is for Porn: Repeatedly Discussed. Every so often there is a story about someone watching porn in a public place. Another is that they say this trope word for word when someone acts out their fetishes in public.
Nash: "Just watch porn! They will bring the porn to you!"
Tara: " There are like a thousand Upskirt porn sites out there now. You don't have to make your own upskirt porn!"
Translation: Yes: One of Arlo's lines in "Bad Idea Bonanza", translated as "What he said."
Unusual Euphemism: Nash and Tara's euphemisms for genitalia include: 'Junk', 'Nooks and Crannies', 'Fiddly bits', and 'Barbie Places'.
Viewers Like You: Where some of the stories covered come from, along with the hard (under credited) work of Kathryn. also played straight when Nash needs to pay for his licences, usually easily raising 600-2000 dollars in an hour. note The Current record is Pledge Time 2012 with $2750 (of the $2000 goal) in 5 minutes.
Nash even brings this up in an episode of Tuesday Tech Talk recorded with Jason "Lord Ka T" Pullara: "My viewers raised the money in a few hours. I have no idea if this is because they really like me, or they really hate the RIAA."
Visible Boom Mic: Invoked. Nash records his videos at his radio station setup and uses the microphone to record sound. Not only does it establish his role as "the radio guy" on the site (as seen in To Boldly Flee), but it also makes the sound in his videos much clearer.
Vitriolic Best Buds: Tara and Nash mock and antagonize each other constantly, but they very clearly love each other dearly.
Nash: Whu-what? What? What is it? I'll kill you! I'LL KILL YOU ALL! ... Oh, hi, Nella. Nella: Yeaaah...I'm going to overlook that...
Also, in the "Wonder Woman (2011)" crossover...
Nash: Is it...no, Mommy, I don't wanna...feed my shoes...watermelon...
Waxing Lyrical: Tara quotes Bastille during a story involving a middle-school teacher and a lapdance:
Nash: Where do we begin?
Tara: The rubble or our sins?
We Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties: Any time WTFiWWY or the Doctor Who Classic Reviews push Nash a bit too far. Appears as a pale-blue title card with a hand-drawn chibi-version of Nash and the 'Technical Difficulties' bulletin. Usually, it's also accompanied by an additional message each time:
"Sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up."
"Don't worry, we're pretty sure he won't find the gun this time."
Who Writes This Crap?!: Usually invoked whenever a journalist tries to be a Pungeon Master. Once he finds the name, Nash will usually scold the writer like a child: "You go stand in the corner and think about what you've done!!"
He will occasionally give a writer a free pass if the circumstances are so bizarre that the story offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance for a joke that even he wouldn't have been able to pass up.
Would Hurt a Child: One story featured a man who held up his one-year-old toddler as a meat shield against pepper spray. Nash and Tara are very understandably horrified by this, especially since it wouldn't have worked anyway.