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Katya: "You have been clamoring, clanging, and loudly banging pots and pans on the World Wide Web..."
Trixie Mattel: "For us to get together, and do a series!"

UNHhhh is a web series hosted on the WOWPresents YouTube channel, hosted by RuPaul's Drag Race Season 7 contestants Trixie Mattel (Brian Firkus) and Katya (Brian McCook), where they talk about whatever they want, because it's their show, and not ours.

Preceded by an episode of Fashion Photo Review —another popular WOW Presents series— guest-hosted by the twosome, the first official episode of UNHhhh premiered on March 25, 2016.

The format of the show involves the duo arbitrarily talking about a particular topic including, but not limited to: Drag Race, childhood & parenting, dating, religion, and holidays. UNHhhh is almost entirely unscripted, allowing Trixie and Katya to play off of each other while special effects and humorous editing are superimposed around them via green screen.

The (then-planned) final episode of UNHhhh dropped on November 13, 2017, leading into the premiere of a spiritual successor called The Trixie & Katya Show on cable network Viceland later that week. The new series, also produced by World of Wonder with the same cast and crew involved, featured a new segment-based format, as well as on-camera appearances by Trixie & Katya out of drag as themselves. Towards the end of the season, Katya began a personal hiatus from drag, and was replaced by Drag Race Season 8 winner Bob The Drag Queen for the remainder of its episodes.


Nearly a year after it officially ended, Trixie and Katya announced that a new season of UNHhhh was set to premiere on October 17, 2018. These new (uncensored) episodes premiered first on WOW Presents Plus, with censored versions later making their way to YouTube. When the COVID-19 Pandemic began, the two began a spinoff series titled Trixie and Katya Save the World filmed separately at their homes for 12 episodes until UNHhhh resumed in August 2020 with new social distancing protocols that separated them by 6 feet to have 2 cameras put them closer together in post until restrictions were lifted. As of December 22, 2021, UNHhhh has had 173 episodes across 6 seasons, with the 7th season set for 2022.

In addition to UNHhhh, they have a separate show on Netflix's YouTube channel titled I Like to Watch where they watch and react to Netflix original TV series, films, and exclusives including The Crown, AJ and the Queen, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Tiger King, The Babysitter: Killer Queen, and British reality competition Glow Up. Around a year later, with the COVID-19 Pandemic still in full swing, they began a podcast called The Bald and the Beautiful.


UNHhhh contains examples of:

  • Ac CENT Upon The Wrong Syl LA Ble: When asking viewers to subscribe to the YouTube channel, Trixie and Katya will almost always pronounce "Presents" in the channel's name as PRE-sents (like a noun) instead of the intended pre-SENTS (like a verb).
  • An Aesop: Trixie lampshades that occasionally, the two manage to actually give wise advice in the middle of talking nonsense.
    • "Social Media": You need to curate your online experience, and unfollow people that don't promote your well-being or creativity.
    • "Jobs Before Drag Race": If you have a job where your boss makes unreasonable demands or has unreasonable behaviors, don't take those habits with you to other jobs — especially if you end up self-employed.
    • "PornOh Honey": Respect people who work in the adult film industry.
    • "Self-Care": You need to take care of yourself in order to be productive. You can't just work and do stuff every day, you need some leisure time, and by doing so, you will actually work better.
    • Ep. 129, "Drama": Take the high road and reach out to someone personally, rather than get in an unnecessary, messy fight.
    • Ep. 146 "Pulling the Padge": Do what you want with your body and don't let people shame you for jerking off.
    • "Disappointment": Expect the best, but prepare for the worst. As Katya put it, "Expectations are just predetermined resentments."
  • A Good Name for a Rock Band: Invoked constantly by way of "A Good Name For A Drag Queen", if they say an even somewhat amusing phrase, they will often immediately turn around and say "Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the stage .... <insert weird drag name here>!"
  • Art Evolution: Discussed in Episode 68 "Goodbye Barbara", where Trixie remarks on the first episode, "I don't wanna toot or boot myself, but my blush was purple." For comparison.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Trixie spends much of the show throwing shade and insulting Katya, but it often shows that they really do care about each other. During the Thanksgiving episode, the first thing Trixie listed as being thankful for was Katya; and during the Christmas episode, she drops this cute tidbit:
    Trixie: We're so lucky to have each other!
  • Berserk Button: Trixie has one in Katya mentioning Contact or quoting any variation of Tatianna's The Same Parts.
    Katya: Cause honey what you see... Sorry.
    Trixie: No you're not! You're not sorry at all. If I hear a Tatianna lyric one more time...
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: Katya is a huge fan of fellow RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 2 contestant Tatianna's spoken-word performance "The Same Parts," and often recites the line "Because what you see isn't always the truth" or an altered variation fitting the current situation.
    • Likewise, Trixie enjoys referencing the line "I'm Roxxxy Andrews and I'm here to make it clear" from Roxxxy's verse of the song "Read U Wrote U" at any given opportunity.
  • Camp Gay: Both Trixie and Katya are this. Trixie describes herself as "Full Fledged Gold, Platinum Star Gay."
  • Child Hater: It's practically a running gag that both Trixie and Katya can't stand children, and many jokes come from it, like Trixie saying how one thing she loves in Halloween is that it becomes socially acceptable to scare children and joking she bought a season pass for the play By The Bog Of Cats because it ends with the main character killing her own daughter.
  • Clip Show: Episodes 53 and 54 are "best of" collections for Trixie and Katya, respectively. Trixie and Katya revisit some of their favorite moments in episode 68, what was originally meant to be the series finale. Then the series came back after the Trixie & Katya Show ended, and Episode 79 served as a "best of" collection for 2018's rather truncated third season (it ran for two months and consisted of only 10 episodes).
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Katya can go absolutely off the wall in her remarks, comments, comebacks, and general behavior. Trixie has her moments as well.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Trixie is this to Katya. A more subtle example is the editors/producers (Peter, Ron, Chris, etc.) to Trixie and Katya, sometimes reminding them about the topic they should be discussing, but aren't.
    Trixie (responding to a comment about constantly interrupting Katya): This show is literally just me trying to curb the conversation away from Contact.
    Katya: And race relations in America.
  • Comedic Underwear Exposure: Trixie does this in the first episode. Both have done it throughout the series.
  • Couch Gag: Trixie and Katya introduce themselves as something random (and progressively outrageous as the series continues) before stating the name of the show.
    Trixie: Hi, I'm Ellen DeGeneres's dance teacher, Trixie Mattel.
    Katya: And I'm Portia DeRossi's live-in pirate wench, Katya.
    Trixie: And welcome to
    Both: UNHhhh...
    Trixie: The show where we talk about, whatever we want
    Katya: Because it's our show...
    Trixie: And not yours.
    • Combines with a Running Gag that Trixie's intros are more creative and shocking, to the point that they send Katya (known for her outlandish behavior) into awed hysterics every time.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Trixie is an expert at this, especially towards Katya's more outlandish antics.
    Katya: Because there's plenty on the un-sunny side of things! *snorts*
    Trixie: Yeah, there's a hand clipped in your wig.
  • Death by Irony: Mentioned by Trixie as her preferred method of death.
    Trixie: I'd like to go into diabetic shock and then on the way to the ER be hit by an insulin truck.
  • Determinator: In "Quitting", Katya speaks highly of Trixie as a hard worker that is driven and directed towards the achievement of her goals. She contrasts this with herself which is as lazy as they get.
    Katya: I wanna talk to you about this owman right here, Trixie Mattel. Doer, ok? She's a person who does things. She's a person who achieves goals. She's a person who is motivated, self-directed, catapulted, and proppeled into the achievement of goals. All types of goals. I on the other hand, am the opposite. I like to say "that's an interesting opportunity. I'll pass." I love to say "Uh, that's a fun thing to do, I won't do it."
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Earlier episodes were much more focused on Drag culture and very often talked about RPDR. It's only more than 10 episodes in that the show starts its tradition of dealing with random subjects that don't always connect to Drag.
  • Fanservice: Played for laughs, but also straight. Episode 111 "A Very Mary UNHhhhliday" has a moment where Trixie and Katya shave World of Wonder producer Pete's chest hair, which includes him taking off his shirt on camera, and the automatic reaction is cut to several random clips of people celebrating to see it.
  • Gayngst: In "Disappointment", Trixie shows some of this, pointing out that when she was young, she thought being gay was just a phase and that she'd eventually get into girls, becoming disappointed when she finally came to the conclusion she was going to be gay forever. Although she makes light of it, both her and Katya admit that seems like a pretty bleak mindset.
  • Hilarious Outtakes: The recurring "Random" episodes.
  • Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Katya's character is meant to portray this; she describes herself as a Russian, prostitute, bisexual, transvestite hooker.
  • The Hyena: Katya starts hysterically wheezing and cackling anytime Trixie says anything, really. Someone even compiled a three minute montage.
  • The Immodest Orgasm: Discussed in two episodes, The Female UNHgasm parts 1 & 2, where Trixie and Katya attempt to make convincing orgasm noises. Parodied when Trixie suggests how Mrs. Kasha Davis orgasms:
    Trixie: Huh! Huh! Hu-[Mrs. Kasha Davis voice] There's always time for a cocktail!
  • Internalized Categorism: Internalized Homophobia is discussed extensively in the "Masculinity" episodes. Trixie admits that when she was young, she and her boyfriend had a mentality where they thought of themselves as 'not like other gays'. They also expand it to talk about how straight men also feel a big pressure to be seen as masculine, probably even more than gay men.
  • Large Ham: Both Trixie and Katya are large personalities, though Katya is definitely hammier than Trixie.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Trixie is more prone to throwing shade, making snide remarks, and generally using dark humor. Katya isn't so innocent herself, but is generally a sweetheart, both in and out of the show (she won Miss Congeniality on their season). Played with as their general drag aesthetics are opposite, with Trixie taking a Barbie aesthetic, and Katya describing her character as a Russian, prostitute, bisexual, transvestite hooker.
    • Brought back again in "News". The two discuss they could get a news network going on where Trixie hosts the morning news filled with fluff pieces while Katya hosts the night news where she tells the depressing world and violence news.
  • Mood Whiplash: "Time" starts with Katya talking about points Robin Williams made before killing himself in Dead Poets Society, even the music in the background is peaceful and sober. Then Trixie mentions her favorite point Robin Williams made was actually saying "Hellloooooooo" as Mrs. Doubtfire, and they get back into comedy.
  • Parental Incest: Trixie jokes, albeit quite seriously, that if Paul Rudd was her brother, if Paul Rudd was her father, she'd still "jump his bones".
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Though the two sometimes kiss on the show, and are shown to be very comfortable (once reading slash fiction about themselves together), they have confirmed they are only friends.
  • Running Gag: Plenty throughout, including:
    • *Thwoorp*
    • Katya throwing her fans
    • Katya's gangster poses with a hat.
    • Contact. Even the show's editors hung a lampshade on the number of references.
    • "The Same Parts"
    • Trixie's RuPaul impression
    • "Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the stage..."
    • White girl voice
    • Katya walking off the set
    • "wowowowowowow....."
    • Trixie's pink Producer Phone
    • Katya either being made of (or violated by) rakes
    • Katya's age compared to Trixie (A 7+ year gap)
    • Katya dropping or throwing props and breaking them and/or an explosion edited in when they hit the ground.
    • A buzzer sound effect playing whenever someone (usually Katya) touches the other on the arm, hand or leg in a friendly manner.
    • Every Christmas episode features Katya singing a made-up Christmas song in an intentionally creepy croon. "Merry Christmas tiiiiiime...happy holidaaaaays..."
    • Trixie's difficult laugh equated to a bird squawking
    • "Ding Dong!"
  • Seinfeldian Conversation: As they remind you every episode, Katya and Trixie talk about whatever they want (cause it's their show, and not yours), which means many of the conversations are about entirely random and mundane things like hookups, social media, dreams, AND SPACE!
  • Self-Deprecating Humor: Both Trixie and Katya often indulge in self-deprecating humour.
  • Sensual Slavs: Discussed in the Drag Names episode that Katya's name would suggest her character is such, but she consistently never does one.
    Trixie: You're consistent. Consistently a liar.
  • Shout-Out:
    • In "Masculinity Part 2", when Katya says she doesn't want to hear guys describe themselves as "fun", fun.'s albums show up in scream.
    • Katya has used a lot of quotes from Clue as her intro for episodes.
  • Signature Laugh: Trixie has a loud, scream-like squawk. Katya's is usually a long, hoarse wheeze.
  • Sound-Effect Bleep: While early episodes were uncensored, changes to YouTube's monetization policy later required bleeping of certain swear words. A duck's quack is used for this purpose.
  • Spiritual Successor: The Trixie & Katya Show, a televised successor to UNHhhh with a longer, segment-based format and appearances by both queens out of drag.
  • Squee: "The 90s." They get their hands on some 90s toys, and Trixie gets super excited once she recognizes Sky Dancers. Katya's not familiar with them, but when Trixie winds one up and lets it fly, Katya FLIPS OUT.
    Trixie: I'm having a heart attack. This-
    Katya: [lets one fly] AHAHAHAHA! THIS IS AMAZING!
    Trixie: This is on top of the list if you're a little gay boy who wasn't allowed gay things.
    Katya: This is the gayest thing in the world. It's got height, it's got momentum, it's got drama...
  • Squick: Both Trixie and Katya manage to squick one another pretty regularly, particularly when Katya told Trixie about her Tom Selleck wet dream.
  • Stealth Insult: Trixie frequently throws these at Katya. Whether or not Katya catches on varies every time.
  • Take That!: Episode 137 has one in which they basically stop the episode to shit on anti-vaxxers. While the soundtrack becomes a stock booing, Katya proceeds to use a multitude of insults towards them.
    Katya: I wanna do a walk. You know how they do the walk for hunger? I wanna do the walk. I wanna do the walk for sickos. It's the walk for anti-vaxxing, Donald disickos, CBD taking, anti-vaxxing, garbage believing, piece of shit motherfuckers.
  • Verbal Tic: Oh honey, yes honey, Trixie does a lot of this, honey; she'll pepper "honey" into most of her explanations, honey. Hooooooon-ey.
    • And mama, let me tell you mama, Katya will say this a lot too mama.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: While Katya is an aversion as a polyglot and can do several accents, particularly her characteristic Russian, fairly convincingly, Trixie is... trying. She knowingly leans into the comedic aspect of this trope in later seasons with her "Swedish" accent, much to Katya's (and the audience's) delight.

Alternative Title(s): The Trixie And Katya Show