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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Well spoken man crouches behind camera tripod and films his hands fiddling with electronic pound shop rubbish, and occasionally nibbling often-disgusting (and occasionally expired) food.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: In his Huge Screen v.2 review, an advert comes on for "Breakfast Mess", despite having said that his videos don't use advert breaks.
** The [[spoiler:Easter Bunny JumpScare]] from around halfway through his Easter Tat review.
* BileFascination: With the crap he reviews.
* CriticalResearchFailure: During his video on the December 2014 (Anniversary) Loot Crate he got the Loot Crate variant of {{New 52}} {{Batman}} issue 36 out of the box he read the surnames of the creative team featured on the cover and asked what kind of Writer is named Capullo. Ashens being a British guy that does not care about modern American comic books that much did not know that the full name of the person was actually Gereg Capullo and was also the Penciler and not the Writer. After that he just tossed the comic book aside and said that he'd hope to make some quick money off it on Ebay.
* EarWorm:
** His opening theme. Liquid Filth also counts. For the curious, the opening them is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR1t61e5zqM&feature=youtu.be the result of typing "Doctor Ashen"]] into a program called "Dunc's Algomusic", which takes any words you want and creates music out of them, and actually goes on for much longer than what you normally hear.
** And the song he improvised on the iPhone's ''[=LaDiDa=]'' app which he titled ''Aqful'' (spelt instead of ''Awful'' because of the iPhone's awkward keyboard).
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4ozf2rh5Vc Monkey hit his head on a tree, holding a sausage~ Monkey hit his head on a tree, now he's got brain damage~]]
** '''THE GOOSE''', which for some odd reason, plays a badly-looped, distorted extract of "I Like It" by Solid Base.
** The menu music of the bootleg Quest For The Game Child DVD.
** From his lesser-known side channel [=IndianFlats=], "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4atjIXO03zM Cunt Moped]]".
-->"I'm being followed by some cunt on a moped
-->Cunt moped, cunt moped"
* EnsembleDarkHorse: The Godmonster of Indian Flats seems to be very popular, as he's had to address why there haven't been more of him. It's because he was scarcely in one movie. He hopes to grow a guinea pig into a new one.
** Quincy, the Caterpillar who sings obscure [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] songs, is also pretty popular.
** And there's the Excellent Darkhorse himself, Chef Excellence.
** The "grass masks" from the Playmobil Advent Calender are also popular, in part to being [[SurpriseCreepy surprisingly creepy]].
** '''THE GOOSE''', of course.
* FreudWasRight: His video on old joysticks seems prone to some vaguely sexual-sounding phrases, to the point where this likelihood is lampshaded in the video description.
* HarsherInHindsight: A remark he makes in one of his Easter videos regarding a set of inedible decorative Easter Eggs that look almost identical to Cadbury chocolate eggs became this when [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-32162409 this story was released]].
* HilariousInHindsight: A RunningGag which appears when he mentions [[StreetFighter Street]] [[PopStation Overlord]] is saying that, "Two men pull their arms and legs off and throw them at each other". Then ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' came out, and one of the challenges in the challenge towers has you doing exactly that. It's also a valid and somewhat common tactic used in ''{{VideoGame/Toribash}}''.
** In the review of ''PacMan: The Board Game'', Ashen points out how to deposit the pellets into the player's bins by saying "Now you have to empty your balls into your bucket." [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} So Ashen is a troll?]]
** At the end of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Ly6X-BrKHEE recording microscopes]] review, Ashens promptly set a fake MyLittlePony on fire, laughing maniacally before sighing [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything *hats*]] at the end, and shortly after proclaiming "[[TakeThat Pyromania is Magic!]]". Cue two months later, in June 2012, when the VideoGame/TeamFortress2 [[http://www.teamfortress.com/pyromania/ Pyromania]] [[http://www.teamfortress.com/pyromania/pyroland/ update]] was announced.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAfx6UIpGLI There are no advertisement breaks.]] [[BlipTV This is the Internet.]]
** In his ''Human Killing Machine'' review, he declares developer Tiertex's ultimate fate of producing mobile games as "a fitting punishment." A fair comment in 2008 - nowadays, mobile games make more money than the console and PC markets combined.
* HoYay: Several exchanges with Guru Larry about the night/day mechanic of ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'':
--> Larry: It's getting dark, shall we go to bed first?
--> Stuart: *Laughs* Don't you buy me dinner first?
* IAmNotShazam: His name is Stuart Ashen. His website (and Website/YouTube channel) is called ''Ashens''.
* InternetBackdraft: Ashen caught a bit of flak when he uploaded a video of himself trying Minecraft for the first time, with people claiming that he'd sold out/JumpedTheShark/what have you.
* LessDisturbingInContext: "Oh, god! It's spraying everywhere! The doctor said I wouldn't have that problem any more!" [[spoiler: He's referring to a tube of CD cleaning fluid.]]
* MemeticMutation:
** [[http://youtu.be/8asnz3E4n4o?t=6m12s AN EXCELLENT X]] (from Chef Excellence Stay Fresh bags, which feature a stock photo of a chef with the caption "Chef Excellence" 'An excellent product'). [[http://excellent.mezgr.de/ Now you can make your own!]] [[note]]Put whatever you want in the box in the top right corner[[/note]]
** "Or something."
** The degree to which he's become memetic becomes very clear in his Not 100th Video Contest showcases.
** The FUCKING INFLATABLE FUCKING CROWN!
* NauseaFuel: [[http://youtu.be/w6Nyl8Q3590?t=6m38s The "Specimen Tube" from the Halloween Sweets Special.]]
** The microwavable pizza snack gets hyped up as this as well. As Stuart himself says, "[[SincerityMode NOT RECOMMENDED]]".
** He proclaims the German creme egg-lookalikes to be the most disgusting Poundland food yet, and then whilst wondering what was going on (as he'd expected them to at least be OK because even they couldn't screw up something that simple), he notices a maggot lying on one of them. [[spoiler:It turns out to be a fake planted there by a friend, but still.]]
** Two words: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpIVAzPdQMo&feature=related Instant Cupcake.]]
** Three more words: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImZ5tums4zs&feature=g-all-u Thousand Year Egg]]. According to him, it is by far the worst thing he's ever tasted (he describes the taste as "Every synapse in your brain screaming that what you just put in your mouth should not be in your mouth"). [[ForeignQueasine And it looks it.]] [[spoiler: In a later video, [[UpToEleven he, rather unsurprisingly, revealed that it was rotten even by Thousand Year Egg standards]].]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2UsLamksB4 Bean Boozled Jelly Beans]]. In this case, the product was intentionally made as disgusting as possible. Flavors include vomit, rotten egg, skunk spray and canned dog food. Dan actually vomits due to how disgusting they are, and at the end, [[spoiler:the spitoon they used is shown on-camera.]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVza_AnhQ3E Chicken in a can]] is a serious contender for the most disgusting food (especially visually) that Ashen's ever had on his channel.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eJiATvy7X4 The cake made with the 25 year old microwave cake mix]] looks like "the bottom of a cat's litter tray" and is frosted with "[[FreudWasRight the devil's cum]]".
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhJvjWaz3hg The 20-year-old can of baby food]] Stuart and Barry Lewis try probably eclipses the cake and the chicken in terms of sheer nastyness.
* NightmareRetardant: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pemR-dApMV0 The 16mm film's]] graininess and lack of sound makes it seem creepy, but paper signs that he encounters says that four news videos will be posted each month in the near future. [[spoiler:Subverted at the end, when [[NightmareFuel Noseybonk makes a loud and unwelcome reappearance]].]]
* ReplacementScrappy: Max Hoffman[[note]]Who is fake, in case you're wondering[[/note]], who replaced Chef Excellence on the "Stay Fresh x Bags".
* SchmuckBait: In a video he made for Bad Teeth (aptly titled [[YouMakeMeSic *sic*]] "DO NOT GOOGLE THIS" which talks about {{Shock Site}}s - come to think of it, every single site mentioned in the video is ''schmuck bait'' in their own accord), he mentions to never search Google for the term "Melon Wedding". If you ignore his warning and do so, google gives you a webpage owned by Ashens that chides you for specifically ignoring him and googling said phrase.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: His two early ''Magic Meadow'' videos are animated cartoons similar in style to the 1970s British children's cartoon series ''WesternAnimation/{{Bod}}''. The first one ends in a gruesome head injury and a brain damaged character. The second ends in the violent murder of another cartoon character by Ashens for stealing Ashen's credit card and using it to buy a MailOrderBride.
* TheWoobie: The girl in the Stock Clearence Special[[note]]The one who was turned into a toaster[[/note]].
** [[NightmareFuel That's his girlfriend.]]
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