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    General Tropes
"What will we try next?"
  • Ascended Extra: All of them were originally just some of the many employees at Buzzfeed. Years later and they're some of the biggest stars on the internet.
  • Breakout Character: Became this while working at Buzzfeed, which led to the modern-day success of the Try Guys.
  • Character Development: By the basis of their status as the Try Guys, every episode they try something new. In the process, they actually learn more about themselves and develop their opinions and thoughts.
    • After five episodes of doing traditionally female/feminine things, by the end of "The Try Guys Try Drag For The First Time", they've notably come to be a lot more accepting of their feminine sides.
    • "The Try Guys Shoot Guns For The First Time": At the beginning of the episode, Ned is pro-guns while Zach is less than comfortable and accepting of them. By the end of it though, their roles have mostly switched, with Zach coming to understand why people enjoy them, while Ned is actually really uncomfortable with the idea of owning them by the end of the episode, especially due to the fact he was going to be a father someday.
  • Crossdresser: Their main gimmick as a group in the first few episodes was that they were men wearing female clothing or trying to replicate a female in some way. Since then they've dived back into it every once and a while.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: As revealed in Glamour's interview, "The Try Guys Explain How They Met", the guys did not like each other at all when they first met at Buzzfeed. However, after working together for so long, bonding over shared experiences, and coming to understand each other, they've practically become inseparably close.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: Three of the four guys are dog-owners with varying years of experience. Keith grew up with dogs, but he admits that he finds them pretty overwhelming and isn’t keen on having one as a pet just yet.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners/Vitriolic Best Buds: All four of the guys are clearly very close to each other and have become really good friends through making the videos, but at the same time, the guys can also get super competitive with each other, especially in the case of Ned and Eugene, who're both much more aggressive and competitive than Keith and Zach.
    • While all four guys are very close to each other, Keith and Zach seem somewhat closer to each other while Ned and Eugene, despite their competitiveness, seem somewhat closer to each other.
  • Mistaken for Gay Romance: According to Eugene in the video where the Try Guys answer the most searched questions about themselves (both as individuals and as a group), Keith and Zach have been mistaken for a couple by quite a few people.
  • Nice Guy: While they all have their moments, they're overall very genuine, kind people.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Many of their videos have them exploring/subverting gender stereotypes, such as trying on women’s clothing, performing in drag, getting nail extensions, etc.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Ned and Eugene are the Red Onis to Keith and Zach's Blue Onis. One clear example of this is at the beginning of "Try Guys Try Not to Die Alone," where the former pair's first instinct is to race against each other as soon as the challenge started, while the other two share a hug.
  • Shameless Fanservice Guy: With the amount of times they’ve stripped naked (or at least down to the underwear), put on suggestive outfits, and even wrestled (totally naked) in the mud together ancient Olympics style, they’re certainly not shy about putting their bodies on display.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: As shown in the “Fatherhood” series (from their Buzzfeed days), all of them look remarkably like their fathers when they were their age. Ned’s dad, Jim, in particular looks and sounds like an older version of Ned.
  • True Companions: While they can be competitive and snarky towards each other, it's never even debatable how close they truly are.

    Keith Douglas Habersberger
  • 100% Adoration Rating: Each of the other Try Guys ranked Keith as their favorite, and Ariel said he was her favourite aside from Ned. A survey from one of their old Buzzfeed videos showed that while their co-workers thought Eugene was the most attractive, they also favored Keith as the best boyfriend material.
  • Adorkable: His huge square glasses, easy grin and goofball personality easily qualify him for this.
  • Attention Whore: Loves the spotlight and it’s even mentioned at times by the group themselves.
    • One of his personal pranks for the group was even to hire a bunch of actors who looked like him to mess around with everyone.
  • Awesome Ego: Keith is the most outwardly confident of the Try Guys, and when asked during his lie detector if he was better than the other three, he gave a Blunt "Yes"
  • Big Eater: He's often shown eating or at least talking about food (especially fried chicken) in various videos. Most of the food-videos that the group has done are usually hosted by Keith, and in his "Eat the Menu" series, he's eaten one of everything on the menus from McDonald's, Taco Bell, KFC, Burger King, Panda Express, Olive Garden, Arby's, and Pizza Hut, to name a few. However, he doesn't go through these videos completely unfazed.
    Keith: I feel like my other organs are doing stomach responsibility right now.
  • Big Fun: Keith's the tallest of the Try Guys, a bit on the pudgy side and is normally the most fun to be around. Even the rest of the Try Guys admit that he's their personal favorite of the group.
  • Birds of a Feather: As shown in the "Try Wives" videos as well as some of their old Buzzfeed content, Becky's also shown to be a snarker and a bit of a prankster.
  • Born Lucky: In "The Try Guys Try Not to Die Alone", Keith has absurd luck, finding his own shelter and a multitude of other helpful items throughout the video, to a point he barely had to do any work.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Keith is known to usually have something witty to say.
  • Friend to All Children: Keith loves kids; it says something when during a babysitting challenge, while the other guys were tasked with just one kid, Keith either volunteered to or was chosen to watch over three. He was also the most excited about meeting Ned's son, Wesley, and totally fawns over him.
  • Fun Personified:
    • Keith generally makes loads of funny quips and jokes, and he genuinely seems like a funny guy to be around.
    • Also, his Twitter is hilarious.
  • Gentle Giant: The tallest of the Try Guys and a very kind person who loves children, his wife, and his friends (especially Zach, who Keith seems to be the closest to of the other three Try Guys).
  • Happily Married: As of September 2017, Keith's very happily married to his wife, Becky. The vlog showing their wedding day really shows how much they love each other—Becky even promised to save half of her fried chicken for Keith!
  • The Heart: Downplayed; while all the Try Guys get along great with each other, it should be noted that each of them ranked him as their favorite of the group, and in general he seems to keep them together.
  • Iconic Outfit: At least half of what he wears is blue gingham shirts or flannels (actually inspired by Becky's old work uniform at Crosby's Kitchen). He even styled his nails with blue squares!
  • Mistaken Identity: As Keith confirms in WIRED's "The Try Guys Answer the Web's Most Searched Questions" video, many people believe that Keith was actually the former bassist of Twenty One Pilots.
  • Pungeon Master: Keith loves puns. He's constantly making puns.
  • Rage Breaking Point: The birthday cakes episode of Without a Recipe, which ended with him taking last place in a series he engineered so that he could win. He managed to scare off the entire panel of judges as he smashed every single cake (including his) on the table.
  • Trademark Favourite Food: While he doesn't seem like a Picky Eater in the least, fried chicken certainly seems to be Keith's favorite food.
  • Uke: Invoked. In “The Try Guys Recreate Fanfiction,” one of the featured fics starts as a smutty office AU with Keith being promoted to Eugene’s “personal assistant.”

    Edward "Ned" Gallo Fulmer
  • Academic Athlete: Ned's a graduate of Yale University (where he majored in chemistry), and he's also the most passionate about sports of the Try Guys.
  • Adult Fear:
    • As Eugene notes in “The Try Guys Get Kidnapped,” Ned genuinely loses his composure in the face of dangerous situations with dire and very real consequences, such as kidnappers capturing him and interrogating him about his family.
    • He outright states in "The Try Guys Shoot Guns For The First Time" that the idea of keeping a gun in the house as a father horrifies him, as he knows it's bound to eventually cause an accident of some kind.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Do not say bad things about the Jacksonville Jaguars (or Florida in general) or science (he was a chemistry major in college), while this guy is around!
    • Pranks or anything suggestive towards his wife are a close second, although normally Played for Laughs.
  • The Big Guy: The most outwardly athletic and intense member of the Try Guys.
  • Birds of a Feather: As shown in the "Try Wives" videos as well as her frequent appearances on the Try Guys, Ariel is very genial and creatively driven (she's an interior designer and her style can be seen all over the Fulmers' current house), and a loving wife and mother.
  • Boring, but Practical: In the Without a Recipe series, his creations tend to be general crowd-pleasers, unlike the more experimental flavors that the other guys use. They tend not to win many points for creativity, but as seen in the 2019 Without a Recipe, they are reliable to win him points on execution and taste.
  • The Generic Guy: Not Ned as a person, of course, but for the early round of proto-“Try Guys” videos, Ned would superficially be pegged as “A White Guy” by commenters.
    • Eugene even admitted to finding Ned boring when he first met him.
  • Girls Are Really Scared of Horror Movies: A rare male example of this trope, but it is so extreme that even movies not considered horrors are too scary for him. Some example of movies he finds too scary to watch being The Olsen twin's Double Double Toil And Trouble and, bizarrely, The Lion King. note 
  • Good Parents: Ned is a very protective, caring father to his son, Wes.
  • Happily Married: In pretty much every single video that Ned's been in (whether or not it's a video for the Try Guys), he mentions his wife Ariel at least once—while it's typically played for laughs, it's clear that Ned adores his wife. There are compilations out there on YouTube revolving around him saying: "My wife...".
  • Hartman Hips: A male example; the Try Guys have mentioned many times how proud of his butt Ned seems to be.
  • Hot-Blooded: In any video where the Try Guys are competing with or fighting each other, Ned is clearly the most passionate about it. Especially when the person he is competing with is Eugene.
  • Kids Shouldn't Watch Horror Films: Out of all the guys, Ned's the most likely to lose his head over horror movies, a fear that stems all the way back to when he was 10 and was traumatized by a made-for-TV Mary-Kate and Ashley Halloween movie.
  • No Indoor Voice: Is prone to shouting when he's lost his cool, especially if he's bested in something he thinks he should have won.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: When he and the rest of the Try Guys dined at Trump Tower, Ned was so uncharacteristically depressed, he didn't even mention Ariel. Think about that for a second...
  • Real Men Cook: He’s an avid home cooker, and he and Ariel even had a series of videos titled “Night In/Night Out” for Buzzfeed where they compared restaurant meals to home-cooked ones.
    • In fact, Ned was the winner of the second season of "Without a Recipe".
  • The Reliable One: He brought up in "The Try Guys Try Drag For The First Time" that he's usually seen as this among the Try Guys, and in his daily life in general.
  • Southern-Fried Genius: He's from Jacksonville, Florida (which is located in the part of Florida that is still pretty much the Deep South), and is also a chemist.
  • Team Dad: Of the group—he's typically the most mature and level-headed (especially since he was the first of the group to get married and/or have kids), acting as the voice of reason. Lampshaded in the "Four Types of Friends You Have" video, where he plays the "adult" of the group.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Easily fits this the most with Eugene. While the two of them have stated that they often fight over dominance, the two of them are just as close as they are with the rest of their friends. In fact, for all their competitiveness, Ned and Eugene seem closer to each other than either of them do to Zach or Keith.
    • Ned even said he would've let Eugene be a sperm donor for him and Ariel.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Ned has a fear of big dogs due to a Doberman jumping on his stroller when he was very little. However, thanks to his Labradoodle, Bean, he’s learned to conquer his fear of dogs in general.

    Zachary "Zach" Andrew Kornfeld
  • Adorkable: The combination of Zach's smaller physique and his general demeanour definitely brings this to mind.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Korndiddy.
  • All Jews Are Ashkenazi: In the video where the Try Guys take an ancestry-DNA test from a company called "23andMe," Zach discovers that he's 88.7% Ashkenazi-Jewish.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Obviously not literally, but he's both the youngest and the smallest of the Try Guys.
  • Berserk Button: One of Zach's biggest pet peeves is having his name misspelled, which can happen in a number of ways (Zak Cornfelld, Zack Cornfield, etc).
  • Butt-Monkey: The Try Guys love to make fun of Zach and he tends to get the short end of the stick during a lot of their videos.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: "The Try Guys Test The Legal Alcohol Limit" has them all drinking the same amount of alcohol, but Zach is over twice as affected by it than the others.
    • Hangover Sensitivity: The morning after he has a horrible hangover, despite drinking half the number of drinks the others did, all of which wake up fine.
  • The Cutie: He’s prone to Cuteness Proximity when it comes to cats (kittens especially), and loves things that make him cute. For example, he practically Squeed when he was presented with the option of decking his nail extensions with pink butterflies.
  • Embarrassing Nickname:
    • During the "The Try Guys Race Dune Buggies • Dirty Tour: Part 1" video, Zach reveals that his middle name to be Andrew. Combine that with the sandy environment and you get...Sandy Andy!
    • Continues in the sequel video, "The Try Guys Race Swamp Boats • Dirty Tour: Part 2", where Sandy Andy is changed to Fanny...viewers from other parts of the world, like the UK and Australia, might get certain associations.
  • Heroes Love Dogs/Kindhearted Cat Lover: Zach's definitely a cat person (his personalized distraction during a driving test was a box full of adorable kittens and he was also once in a Buzzfeed video where cat lovers get surprised with a box of kittens), but he also seems to like dogs as well. In fact, it's mentioned at the end of the Try Guys' last Buzzfeed video (which involved the guys doing a dog-sled race in Alaska) that Zach ended up getting a puppy (specifically a miniature Australian Shepherd that he named Bowie).
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: While all the other Try Guys are some of his closest friends, he seems closer to Keith than he does to Ned or Eugene.
  • Hidden Depths: He actually gets comically mad when learning how boring the Google results for him are in WIRED's "The Try Guys Answer the Web's Most Searched Questions" video, going on to detail how they could be instead searching why he was arrested once, how he almost lost a testicle, or how he was on Saturday Night Live.
  • Ill Boy: Suffers from several food allergies and the debilitating ankylosing spondylitis.
  • Large Ham: Is often the most out-there and bizarre of the group, which is really saying something.
  • Lethal Chef: Zach really isn't very good at cooking and has admitted that he doesn't even cook that much for himself (he often just orders take-out). In the "Without a Recipe" series, Zach usually doesn't do that well. In fact, him coming in last is more often than not expected.
  • Nice Guy: Is easily the nicest of the Try Guys, to a point where he's so affectionate that it helps him to win "Last to Leave Handcuffs Wins $10,000."
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Is rather melancholy and unhappy throughout the beginning of "The Try Guys Shoot Guns For The First Time". He starts cheering up after Keith gives him a hug.
  • The Short Guy with Glasses: He's the shortest of the Try Guys at 5'7" and was originally distinguished in the early days of the Try Guys for wearing glasses (often being referred to either as "Short Guy with Glasse" and "Tiny Nerd").
  • The Smart Guy: Downplayed; while he doesn't seem to be any smarter than anyone else in the group, Zach tends to be the most likely member to pull out actual strategy in videos. Even if more often than not it doesn't go well.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Loves a nice cup of hot tea.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Zach has a fear of fish, even tiny fish. One of Eugene’s pranks in “The Try Guys Prank Each Other” involved Zach having to take his glasses out of a bowl full of them. Ironically, in the video where he and the guys swim with sharks, it was actually Ned who was the most freaked out rather than Zach (though all four of the guys were still pretty freaked by the experience).
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Played to chilling effect in "The Try Guys Get Kidnapped", where Zach plays to the cliches of a kidnapping/interrogation scenario and annoys his captors while refusing to sell anyone out. In the post-video he congratulates himself for these things, immediately followed by the simulation kidnappers admitting that had it been a real kidnapping they would have killed him as an example to the rest of the group.

    Eugene Lee Yang
  • The Ace:
    • Eugene's great at a multitude of things—in fact, in almost all the videos that he and the other guys do, he usually ends up doing the best (at least by comparison). To name just one example, a video that the guys did (when they were still at Buzzfeed) was make bread without recipes, and while none of the bread the guys made was good (with Zach's bread being deemed to be the worst), Eugene's bread was deemed the best ("best" meaning "the least horrible").
    • Averted with the one thing that Eugene claims not to be good at that the others guys games.
    • Broken Ace: Eugene admits in "Why I'm Coming Out As Gay" that one of the reasons he tries so hard to be the best is because he is deeply afraid of failure.
  • The Alcoholic: To almost parody-level proportions; Eugene loves drinking and does it basically every chance he can, even ranking cheap beer, tasting the sampled drinks of the 50 states, and including it heavily in just about every "Without a Recipe" episode. Despite this, he barely gets affected at all by it.
  • Anything That Moves: Before coming out completely as gay, this was his answer in WIRED's "The Try Guys Answer the Web's Most Searched Questions". How accurate this is could be argued now.
  • Asian and Nerdy: More pop culture-savvy than nerdy, but he’s an avid cosplayer come Halloween time (examples include Russell, Ash Ketchum and Mulan), he’s the most familiar with anime out of all of the guys, and he easily held a conversation with a little girl about their favorite pony (his least favorite is Applejack).
  • Awesome, but Impractical:
    • He absolutely rocks the six-inch dagger heels that he wore as part of the "Try Guys Wear Heels" video. He starts the night by damaging the floor of his own apartment from puncturing it with the shoes. By the end of the night, he's visibly exhausted and his feet were in immense pain.
    • His recipes for "Without a Recipe" basically come down to him winging it with an experimental blend of ingredients and copious amounts of alcohol, and he puts the most care into making the presentation of his dishes unique and eye-catching. Most of the time, it somehow works.
  • Child Hater: A very downplayed example—Eugene is, self-admittedly, the least paternal of the Try Guys and is typically seen as being very uncomfortable around children and babies, but he really doesn't seem to "hate" children. In videos where the guys spend time with children, Eugene actually seems pretty good with kids. In a video where Eugene babysits Ned and Ariel's son Wesley for a few hours, Eugene admits at the end of the video that while he's not sure if he feels more connected to Wes, he definitely feels very protective of him (also, throughout the video, Eugene consistently puts Wes's needs and comfort above his own). Also, in the video where the guys take a lie detector test, it turns out that Eugene apparently wants to have kids of his own some day.
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Jack Daniels: Eugene himself states that when he is drunk, he becomes one of ten distinct split personalities: Sexually Agressive Eugene, Childlike Wonder Eugene, Politically Argumentative Eugene, Escapist Ghost Eugene, Sleepy Time Eugene, Dancing Maniac Eugene, Klepto Criminal Eugene, K-Rage Fighting Eugene, Existentially Depressed Eugene, and Hostess with the Mostest Eugene.
  • Drunken Master: In "The Try Guys Bake Bread Without A Recipe", Eugene grabs beer as one of his ingredients, drinks most of that beer, is drunk on said beer throughout the baking process, and puts beer in his bread—and still ends up winning.
  • The Fashionista: He has a great style game. It really shines through in their video about style makeovers, as Eugene gets 2 makeover looks, one exploring androgyny and the other being very...avant-garde, to say the least.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Has openly stated that he connects more with animals than he does with humans. He owns three rescue dogs, used to believe he could talk to birds, and is typically very affectionate with any animal he comes across. Even all his pranks in the prank war video featured a different type of animal for each one.
  • Gay Best Friend: Eugene's this to the other Try Guys—he's the only non-heterosexual member of the group and officially came out as gay in June of 2019 (before that, he identified simply as LGBTQ+/"not straight").
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Rare Male Example and a Real Life one too. Eugene is known for drinking a lot and holding his liquor quite well. One video he sampled drinks from each of the 50 statesnote .
  • Heroes Love Dogs: Eugene adores dogs. He has three rescue dogs, Emma, Pesto, and Kimbop, and he loves them dearly. "The Try Guys Race Sled Dogs" reveals that he even talks to dogs.
  • Home Porn Movie: He brings up having these as a joke in WIRED's "The Try Guys Answer the Web's Most Searched Questions".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Eugene's vanity and standoffish behavior often get played up for comedy, but it's clear that he'll put in the effort to connect with others, he loves his friends, and he also has a huge soft spot for animals.
  • The Lancer: Downplayed; he's more often than not a direct foil to basically any of the Try Guys depending on the situation, and at that the most likely member to act aloof and unhelpful in team-based scenarios.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: Eugene’s absurd good luck when it comes to competitions has led Keith to calling him a wizard. Eugene assures everyone that it’s all skill.
  • Momma's Boy: He’s very close to his mom, and unabashedly eggs her to say that he’s her favorite.
  • Never Gets Drunk: Despite drinking the most of the group, he rarely if ever actually acts drunk.
  • Poor, Predictable Rock: In "The Try Guys Play Truth Or Dare Roulette", while the other three tend to switch up their strategies, Eugene always bets on black, no matter what.
  • Pretty Boy: In spades. Eugene's widely considered to be the most physically attractive of the group (including by the other Try Guys). In fact, in "Should the Try Guys Get Plastic Surgery?", the plastic surgeon the guys consulted (a man named Dr. Jason B. Diamond) personally felt that there was nothing wrong with Eugene's face—the most Dr. Diamond would consider doing was a minor alteration to Eugene's nose and some minor facial sculpting along his jawline (but those weren't even noticeable until someone else pointed it out to the guys).
  • Real Men Hate Affection: Subverted. While Eugene is known to be the most aloof of the group, his psychological profile actually shows that deep down, he craves closeness and intimacy and is afraid of opening up.
  • Seme: Invoked. In “The Try Guys Recreate Fanfiction,” one of the fics casts Eugene as the domineering boss of an erotic office AU.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: He knows he looks good in a suit, though it probably wasn’t ideal to wear one while heading over to babysit a six-month-old...
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: None of the guys are really shy about their language, but Eugene definitely swears the most of the four guys. Eugene's also consistently had to catch himself for swearing in front of small children and babies...which tends to lead to even more swearing.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: During "Eugene Ranks Every Popular Soda", he says that maybe the reason he created a show where he judged things from an emotional distance (the Rank King) was because he's depressed and his life is in disarray.
  • The Stoic: Eugene's much more introverted and apathetic compared to the other Try Guys, he still completely cracks up once in a while, especially when he's around the other Try Guys.
  • Straight Gay: You wouldn't know he was gay until he outright came out in a video.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Eugene is the second tallest of the group (only surpassed by Keith), has dark hair that can be fashioned in almost any way, and has been proven to be the most physically attractive of all the Try Guys.
  • That Came Out Wrong: Has a tendency to make drop dirty analogies while speaking, often unintentionally.
  • Twofer Token Minority: Technically-speaking, Eugene is this—he's both the only non-white member (he's Korean-American) and is also the only non-heterosexual member. However, Eugene's ethnicity and sexuality ultimately have nothing to do with his role in the group—as explained in various YouTube-videos and various articles about the Try Guys, he and the other three guys tried getting more people involved with the videos, but Eugene and the rest of the Try Guys were always the most willing to do what the guys usually do in their videos, as everyone else would basically refuse to do it.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Eugene initially started out with an irrational fear of roller coasters. But, after crash testing a new roller coaster, Eugene became progressively more enthusiastic ride-after-ride—it's safe to say he's conquered his fear.


Try Guys Staff

    Miles Bonsignore 
Camera operator and producer of the TryPod podcast.
  • The Face: Of the 2nd Try LLC staff, given that he's had the most number of appearances by virtue of being featured in the guys' ongoing podcast.
  • The Sixth Ranger: Considered by the guys themselves as the unofficial fifth Try Guy.
    The Food Babies 
AKA Alexandria Herring (who works in production) and YB Chang (who works in video editing), the two were initially brought in to finish off whatever was leftover from Keith's "Eat the Menu" videos. Eventually, they became popular enough to star as their own duo, taking on various eating challenges set by the guys.
  • Big Eater: Not to Keith's extremes, but they can chow down when need be.
  • Breakout Character: Initially their videos were meant as extra content for the Try Guys Patreon, but they soon garnered their own following and segments within the main channel.
  • Hidden Depths: YB has the ability to lucid dream, and because of that she also minored in psychology during college.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: In the "Try Guys EXTREME Spicy Noodle Challenge" video, where the guys and the Food Babies had to eat noodle dishes with an escalating amount of ghost pepper seasoning, YB calmly ate her way through the highest level of spicy noodles that the restaurant offered. Even Eugene was sweating bullets when he had to eat the same dish.



    General Tropes 
Due to the Try Guys often...Well, trying new things, they're often given tutors to help ease up the process.
  • The Ace: They're all among the best in their respective fields, which makes them having to deal with the Try Guys even funnier in the process.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Doesn't matter who they are, they're all sarcastic to some degree, likely thanks to being so experienced in their craft while having to teach a bunch of inexperienced jokesters how it works.
  • The Mentor: Their main role in the episodes they appear in. And more often than not, they're really good at it.
  • Straight Man: Alongside general mentorship, they all tend to act as a saner, more deadpan source of humor compared to the guys' zaniness.

Buzzfeed-Era Tutors

    Drag Queens 

Appearances: The Try Guys Try Drag For The First Time
The tutors of "The Try Guys Try Drag For The First Time". They go by the stage names of Allusia, Cupcake Canne, Mayhem Miller, and Misty Violet.
  • Drag Queen: Though on the wittier side of things more often than not.
  • High Heel Hurt: Zach brings up how much they hurt to wear, which Allusia defends with saying that in the end, it's worth it.
  • Punny Name: All of them have pretty creative, pun-based names, especially the Try Guys' personas.
  • Silly Walk: Ultimately the result of them having the Try Guys try on heels for the first time.
  • "Walk on the Wild Side" Episode: Cupcake Canne helps Ned to bring out his wild side throughout the episode.
  • Wild Hair: Just look at it!
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Inverted; despite the stereotypes associated with drag, all of them have completely normal hair colors both in and out of costume.

    The Warwick Rowers 

Appearances: The Try Guys Try Nude Modeling
The tutors of "The Try Guys Try Nude Modeling". Their names are Chris, Lawrence, Oliver, Tom, and Tristan.
  • Hot Men at Work: In effect even more than usual, since their work is related to being hot.
  • Hunk: By and far among the most attractive men to ever be on the show.
  • Male Frontal Nudity: Their job is as full-time nude models.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Probably the most overt example physically possible.
  • Perfection Is Impossible: Zach claims otherwise.
    Zach: Just to be clear, you guys are athletic, good looking, British, and give to a good cause? Fuck you guys!
  • Shameless Fanservice Guy: Close to nude at all times, and not the least bit shameful about it in the slightest.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Obviously, considering they're nude models.

    Mistress Hudsy Hawn 

Appearances: The Try Guys Try 'Fifty Shades' Style BDSM
Zach's partner and tutor in "The Try Guys Try 'Fifty Shades' Style BDSM".
  • All Women Are Doms, All Men Are Subs: Has this sort of interaction with Zach throughout the episode.
  • Bondage Is Bad: Inverted; BDSM is treated completely normally as long as all parties involved do so with consent.
  • Brains and Bondage: She genuinely knows a lot about BDSM and the general rules of it.
  • Dominatrix: Her job.
  • Nice Girl: Quite friendly and careful, making sure throughout the entire process that Zach is comfortable with the experience.
  • No Sex Allowed: As a professional BDSM dominatrix, she actually explains that as part of the job, she doesn't have sex with her clients.
  • Safe, Sane, and Consensual: The three general rules of BDSM, which she goes over with Zach.
  • Safe Word: Ultimately Zach's for her ends up being "Mercy".
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Similar to the Warwick Rowers, as it is her job to be sexual to some degree, it's completely expected that she doesn't feel any shame from the activity.

Independence-Era Tutors

Buzzfeed Employees

    General Tropes 
The Try Guys' former co-workers at Buzzfeed. Whether or not they continued to work with Buzzfeed after their videos with the Try Guys is, for the most part, irrelevant, and doesn't require mentioning.

    Quinta Brunson 

Appearances: The Try Guys Try 'Fifty Shades' Style BDSM
An employee paired up with Eugene in "The Try Guys Try 'Fifty Shades' Style BDSM".

    Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin 

Appearances: The Try Guys Try 'Fifty Shades' Style BDSM
A pair of employees paired up together in "The Try Guys Try 'Fifty Shades' Style BDSM".
  • All Women Are Lustful: Completely Inverted; neither has really any interest in BDSM throughout the video, with Allison even having some fun with playing it up more comically.
  • Genki Girl: Allison is very positive, friendly, and overall quite goofy throughout the whole video.
  • Large Ham: Allison is clearly having a ton of fun being the dom throughout the entire video.
    Allison: Are you ready? Do you feel safe?
    Gaby: Yes, I feel safe-
    Allison: You shouldn't!
  • The Narrator: They were often the ones who were cut to in order to continue reading out the moments from Fifty Shades of Grey.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Allison does not take the BDSM seriously at all.
  • Safe, Sane, and Consensual: Gaby brings this up at the very beginning of "The Try Guys Try 'Fifty Shades' Style BDSM".
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Gaby has dyed purple hair.


    UFC Fighters 

Appearances: UFC Fighters Answer Adorable Questions

A group of UFC fighters made up of Chuck Liddell, Chris Weidman, Demetrious Johnson, Anthony Johnson, and Jessica Eye, who answer a series of adorable questions about their lives.

  • Didn't See That Coming: The last thing Chuck expected to hear for a first question was how he plans out a romantic evening in his life.

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