UNHhhh note is a web series hosted on the WOWPresents YouTube channel, hosted by Ru Pauls 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 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 17th, 2018. These new (uncensored) episodes premiered first on WOW Presents Plus, with censored versions later making their way to YouTube.
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).
- 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 "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 Thankxgiving 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 PartsKatya: 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 Ru Pauls 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."
- 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 behaviour. 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 toBoth: UNHhhh...Trixie: The show where we talk about, whatever we wantKatya: Because it's our showTrixie: 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.
- 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!
- Large Ham: Both Trixie and Katya are large personalities, though Katya is definitely more hammy than Trixie.
- Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Trixie is more prone to throwing shade, making snide remarks, and generally using dark humour. 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.
- Mood Whiplash: "Time" starts with Katya talking about points Robin Williams made before killing himself in Dead Poets Society, even the music on 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:
- Katya throwing her fans
- Katya's gangster pose with 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
- Trixie's pink Producer Phone
- Katya either being made of (or violated by) rakes
- Katya's age compared to Trixie (34 & 27, respectively)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.