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"That's a very good question..."


(rises up from behind the counter)

Oh! Namaste. Didn't hear you come in. Greetings, and welcome to the summary page for Ask That Guy With The Glasses.

Ask That Guy is another character played by some nutjob named Doug Walker on the site That Guy With The Glasses. The basic idea is that people send their questions to him, this robe-wearing, pipe-smoking, murderous and perverted nutjob, and he give them answers. Horrifically murderous, depraved, delicious answers.

With onions.

Yes.

Tropes used in Ask That Guy With The Glasses include:

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  • Adorkable: When he actually acts like a human being. The hammy lip-syncing to "Bohemian Rhapsody" in episode 60 was almost... cute.
    • Up until he kills her, the proposal bit in episode 54 was adorable. Especially seeing him genuinely happy for a change and hugging everyone at the con.
  • Abusive Parents: We get this quite reserved speech about the worst way to die in episode 33:

ATG: Because everything seems a million times worse with your parents. They would probably be standing there saying "No! You're screaming wrong! Are those really going to be last words? Don't die like that, die like this, it's more manly! I should have left you in that garbage can I found you in", that kind of thing.

    • And this speech about why does Daddy hit Mommy in episode 12 is pretty obviously speaking from experience:

ATG: Have you ever considered that maybe she deserves it? So many things can be deserving of a smack; like someone's attacking you, coming up at you with a weapon, or says something you disagree with. That deserves a smack most of all. Even if Mommy doesn't deserve a smack, he should probably smack her anyway. Why? To make up for the times he should have smacked her.

Ask That Guy: Because we're all the same actor, idiot!

    • In Episode 56:

Narrator: Blood Beard Joe is so awesome that...
Ask That Guy: Wrong show. Next.

    • In Episode 58:

ATG shoots the Hummel Figurine
HF: "You know I'll be back, I'm a fan favorite!"

  • Break the Haughty: Episode 62 where he's forced to dress up in a humiliating costume and sing "I'm A Little Teapot" whenever he's particularly rude to someone. "I feel raped."
  • Breathless Non-Sequitur: When asked why Mickey Mouse wears pants but no shirt and Donald Duck wears a shirt but no pants, he spends several minutes outlining a complex history about Mickey, being ahead of his time, practicing being shirtless in order to get the role of Jacob from Twilight. Then right at the end he casually adds "And Donald doesn't wear pants because he's a perv". (Also kind of an example of Translation: "Yes").
  • Brick Joke: Episode sixty. The question "Little high, little low, will you let me go?" gets a perfectly straightforward answer, with Ask That Guy seemingly completely unaware the asker is Waxing Lyrical, leaving the narrator confused and disappointed. Later in that same episode, he responds to the question "Does he look like a bitch?" with a lengthy, over-the-top rendition of "Bohemian Rhapsody".
  • Broken Record: The Hummel figurine goes into pain every time she says ow. Also, the most annoying song in the world.
  • Broken Smile: That insane grin can falter a lot.
  • But You Screw One Goat!: He made out with a dog and regrets mentioning it.
  • Canon Discontinuity: In episode 13, he's really pissed off at the show "Doug". That issue moved onto the Critic and ATG's name is basically now... Ask That Guy.
  • Captain Obvious: "Have you been naughty or nice?" What do you think the answer's going to be?
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Has fully admitted he's evil and twisted.
  • Cargo Ship: He married his GPS (voiced by Doug's real-life fiancee) before killing her/it. Also has a rather close relationship with his pipe.
  • Casanova: A lot of people must be Nightmare Fetishists, because he gets laid a lot. In a later episode, he whimpers that he has no ability to call anyone back after sex.
  • Casual Kink: The majority of the time he's totally happy to reveal his sexual likes.
  • Catch Phrase
    • (reads his book) "Oh! [variant of "hello"]...didn't hear you come in."
    • "There is no such thing as a stupid question until you ask it."
    • "That's a very good question."
    • "Yes."
    • "With onions."
    • "Hamster Jelly."
    • "Now I know what you're thinking," which nine times out of ten leads to something even more disturbing.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: In some episodes, he's really just kooky and strange instead of the batshit sadist we want to... love.
  • Closet Geek: He's just a big a nerd as the people he makes fun of, so much so that he's even done Star Trek: Voyager fanfiction with him and Janeway fucking. He quotes IT in episode 58 and looks ashamed of himself.
  • Characterization Marches On: He wasn't as evil, damaged or sexualised when he first started as he is now. Doug even confirms this at a con, he began as a weird idiot who got every answer wrong and then evolved into a sadistic freak of nature.
  • Character Title
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: When he's not Slasher Smile-ing.
  • Child by Rape: A crazy woman forced him to have sex with her, and when the resulting baby grows up and asks him why he left, he gives him or her an angry "The Reason You Suck" Speech.
  • Child-Hater: He slaughtered children in an orphanage for kicks.
  • Chubby Chaser: The book page he was constantly "reading" turned out to be a picture of a BBW.
  • Chuck Norris Facts: He drools acid and eats other peoples' muscles for breakfast.
  • Collective Groan: After answering "what's the capital of New Jersey" with "the letter N". He doesn't take the reaction well.
  • Collector of the Strange: Boils and souls.
  • Comically Missing the Point: When asked "Spit or swallow?", he responded that what he does with his toothpaste is his own business. [1]
  • Control Freak: He has a screaming tantrum when someone "ruins his Christmas" with a dumb question.
  • Creator Backlash: As much as Doug loves doing the character, it's the only show he can't watch because he'd feel ashamed of the dark comedy.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: Doug voices the Hummel figurine with his usual Evil Sounds Deep voice, but it's female.
  • Cute and Psycho: There's a fuckload of crazy behind that smile.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms:

Ask That Guy: I'm going to laugh at you in the corner while I touch myself.

  • Dark and Troubled Past: Yardoz is just quoting the obvious when he tells Ask That Guy that he was raised up from brutality, but it still fits pretty well.
  • Dead Baby Comedy: Again. Including a very literal example where he says that if he wanted to make a movie with no cliches whatsoever, he would make a movie with one hour and a half of blowing up babies. No plot, no character development, just blowing up babies. Oh, and his take on the venerable and vile The Aristocrats joke...
    • When Sage appeared in one episode, he answered "How can Santa get into my house when I don't have a chimney?" with "He harnesses the power of aborted babies." The former reigning master of Crosses the Line Twice was rather freaked out by this.
    • More recently has mentioned getting off of shoving live babies up his anus. When they fall out, he shoots them with his cybernetic machinegun penis.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Ask That Guy. The narrator sometimes gets in on it too.
  • Deal with the Devil: He made one for his robe.
  • Depraved Bisexual: References to (usually violent) sex with both genders have been made frequently.

ATG: That's why bisexual people are the only equal opportunists out there.

Ask That Guy: Never again...

    • In episode 58, the Devil himself has to voice over an answer that he believes is too messed up for anyone to hear. Then he has to fast forward through another answer because, "even the imagery is too disturbing".
    • From Episode 17:

...I'm not touching that one with a ten foot pole.

    • He's devised a special place in hell for the people who watch the TGWTG DVD illegally.
    • Disney is an evil cooperation that needs to be stopped.
    • He's basically a nazi and yet Klansmen are "FUCKING IDIOTS".
    • Who could forget this little gem.

Announcer: I saw daddy kissing Santa Claus. How do I tell mom?
That Guy: Uhh, I wouldn't tell mom as much as a psychiatrist. Believe me this will affect you for the rest of your life....Don't ever write me again.

  • Everybody Hates Mathematics: He failed it in eighth grade.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Critic, especially as he's had a breakdown in nearly every 2011 episode so far.
    • The bit about Tiffany in the Jetsons Movie sounds a crueler, less nerd-friendly version of a rant the Critic would make.
    • He's also getting far more animated when he gets annoyed at something.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Ask That Guy vs. Bennett the Sage. Sage wins.
  • Evil Is Cool: Invoked. Being evil is far more fun.
  • Evil Is Petty: Like stealing a remote control and demanding it's his now, just because he feels like it.
  • Evil Laugh: Before they got acquainted, the devil does this when Ask That Guy hopes that being told he'll stay in hell forever was just a dream.
  • Evil Matriarch: She fucked him up good. As early as episode eight, he says the only good mother is a dead one with her heart deep fried in several herbs and spices.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: His voice has the unnerving tendency to drop a couple of octaves without warning.
    • The Hummel figurine, even when she's being a Butt Monkey.
  • Evil Tastes Good: It tastes like jelly.
  • Evil Uncle: Bad enough for him to have fantasies about eating him with Grandmother sauce.
  • Eye Scream: He stole Data's eyes and took them as his own because he shot himself.
  • Eye Take: Doug is evidently talented at this trope.
  • Fan Disservice: In episode 49, the porn music comes on and all he does in baww like a sheep.
    • While his sluttiness has been used for plenty of Fan Service, he's also pretty riddled with STDs.
    • In episode 48, he gets asked the tootsie pop question. He gets one out, starts licking and you'll expect some nice Erotic Eating action, but he gets shot by an owl three licks in.
  • Fan Service: In episode 45, he fucks himself with his pipe. There's also a minute of orgasm faces when he imagines what he would do with a pair of reindeer antlers.
    • He kisses his foot in episode 59. Even better? He's so flexible he can do standing up.
    • The "naughty or nice" pipe-blowjob. Sweet heavenly Jesus. And in the same episode, the response to the eggnog question where he voices both the male and female having violent, loud sex.
    • Getting totally dominated by Sage in episode 44. Terrifying too of course, but as has been said elsewhere, it came at the exact same time as another one of Doug's characters getting broken.
    • In episode 53, he's wearing an edible thong.
    • In episode 61, he gets a blowjob from a wolf girl thing and the gorgeous orgasm faces come back. It turns into Fan Disservice when it becomes a ravaging Groin Attack, but switches back again when it turns out he enjoyed it.
  • Fascinating Eyebrow: The title-card art always has this.
  • Faux Affably Evil: That Guy.
  • Female Gaze: If you look on the comment sections, responses from guys are nearly always a mix of "...Doug's turning me gay" and "STOP WITH THE SEX JOKES!".
  • Fetish: If we listed them all, we'd be here all day.
  • Foreshadowing: A silly version. In episode 36, the female version of Spongebob could be called Vanessa because that's a nice name. Turns out than when the devil decides to be female, he calls her that.
  • Formerly Fat: He was the size of a bulldozer and it made him feel dead inside.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul
  • Fourth Wall Mail Slot: A parody of the concept.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: In Episode 65, he shows us a list of the "many things I would do for a billion dollars" for one frame, then adds: "How dare you pause to read that? You're going to hell!"
    • By the way, the text says: Really? You went back to read this knowing it would lead you straight to Hell? What the Ass-Puke is wrong with you? It's friggin' Hell! Fire, pain, the Devil, it's worth that just to find out what this said? That Guy with the Glasses was actually kidding when he said you were going to Hell, but now that you've actually come back to pause it, we have no choice. You're going to Lem. It's a place like Hell only ten times worse. It's not written about in the Bible because every time somebody tried writing about it, they'd cut their own head off. It's THAT bad. So I hope you it was worth it, I hope it was worth pausing this video for that. See ya in Lem ya miserable piece of donkey rectum. En-friggin'-joy!
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: In episode 24.
  • Freudian Excuse: Bad relationships with women, abusive parents and getting raped at least three times when he was younger.
  • Fun with Acronyms: ROFL means "Raunchy Orgasming Fart Lickers".
  • Gasshole: He can fart like a Mexican. Kinda puts a small damper on the whole Casanova thing he's got going.
  • Genius Bonus: He gives an in-universe shout-out to all two Arthur Miller fans who got the speech in episode 42.
  • Girl-On-Girl Is Hot: While a woman dying surrounded a million naked ladies wouldn't be the best death for her, it would be awesome for him to watch.
    • He's also kidnapped lesbians and is also holding them hostage under his bar.
  • Green Eyes: You'd have to be quite dumb to trust him.
  • Groin Attack: Done by Sage when Ask That Guy tries to kill him.
    • He tried sticking his penis into a blender and it now looks like kibbles and bits.
    • The devil once ate his cock, and not in the fun way.
    • Ninjas that are neither male or female will fuck up testes so hard that they'll never be the same color again.
  • Guyliner: For no reason (or perhaps one), he's wearing some in episode 32.
  • Happy Marriage Charade: He's married to an Indonesian little person called "My Job" and gets desperate. He also has a wife, gets no attention and so is cheating on her with a guy called Jose.
  • Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: Although as you can tell, that died a flaming death very quickly.
  • The Hedonist
  • He Knows Too Much: Mickey Mouse turns him into a robot version of himself when he reveals Disneyland is really a terrible place that kills people.
  • He-Man Woman Hater: He has some serious issues with them.

ATG: That way they can be more independent as well as equal. Except for when it comes to paying for meals, or asking them out on a date, or proposing... tch yeah that never happens, and when a ladybug goes PMS-ing... pfft there's no equality there! It's all about "I feel so lonely! I feel so alone!". Gender equality, my ass!

  • Homoerotic Subtext: He's married to an Indonesian guy, has had sex with Linkara, will fuck anything with a pulse and has an abusive relationship with his narrator. He's also rather happy with the idea of shirtless, muscle-bound men.
  • Hot as Hell: The devil can turn into a dominatrix woman called Vanessa.
  • Hot Dad: Even if most of the children he's had are illegitimate or hellspawn.
  • Humiliation Conga: You could say he's been having an ongoing one all this year (see Sanity Slippage), but episode 62 just gleefully poked the bear until he cried.
  • Hypocritical Humor: In episode 57, he is asked "Why did you answer 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' twice?" and promises to never answer the same question twice again. He then goes on to answer "Who framed Roger Rabbit?" for a third time. Furthermore, when the video premiered during the Donation Drive it looped back to the start of the video, causing him to answer "Why did you answer 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' twice?" twice.
    • Says that being a Brony is worse than being a Furry Fandom, even though he's confessed to being a Brony.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: He strokes a cameraman's neck with a creepy expression on his face before snapping it.
    • He gets to know what it's like when Sage strokes his face and tells he's been good while he cowers.
    • He also pets Ma-Ti when he's knocked out on the couch. He gets to taking off the Captain Planet shirt before Ma-Ti wakes up and violently stops him.
  • I Kiss Your Foot: In episode 59, after answering a question about why women's feet are beautiful, That Guy proceeded to explain that they are not, they're actually disgusting. He then lectured the person who asked the question to see a doctor, because he is not normal like him. He then kisses his own foot.
  • I Love the Dead
  • I'm a Humanitarian: His solution to ending world hunger is eat the hungry, the vegetarians and the people who like math.
  • Immortality: He can't die properly because he sold his soul to the devil.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Episode 60: The letter "N".
  • Incubus: He goes into peoples' dreams and fulfills all their sexual fantasies. He then gives them a world of pain.
  • Infant Immortality: Averted. Did we mention he likes killing kids?
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: His ego is "always drowning and always thirsty". When one person asked if they were smarter than him, he reenacted the person getting hanged.
  • Inherently Funny Words: "Hamster Jelly".
  • Insecure Love Interest: Even though he has vast amounts of undeserved love from the narrator, he'd rather be told how worthless he is and play the abused House Husband.
  • Internalized Categorism: Turning gay pride into gay shame is his job. Bear in mind that he's a Depraved Omnisexual.
  • It's All About Me
  • "It's Not Rape If You Enjoyed It": His view on a prostitute who's making him face criminal charges on a Thursday.
  • I Want My Mommy: In episode 62, when the intro music fails to start after he gives his greeting, he gets noticeably nervous, looks around in a scared manner for a moment, then screams "MOMMY!!!" right before the music starts, to which he gives a relived "Oh thank God!"
  • Jaded Washout: He's still suave, witty and evil, but he's also becoming much more of a pathetic waste of space and he knows it.
  • Jerkass
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Sometimes he'll have proper Pet the Dog moments, but most of the time he'll be lying.
  • Joisey: He's from New Jersey, the place of death and despair.
  • Jump Cut: Yes.
  • Kick the Dog: Literally. He picks up his dog and hurls it across the room even after it dies.
    • Also literally in episode 57. He holds Scooby Doo prisoner under his bar and beats him to death.
    • He loves the image of puppy blood splattering on a nice suit.
    • Leaving the narrator to die in the explosion at the end of episode 52. He gets called out on it the next episode, although he gets another one by telling the narrator he doesn't love him (judging by what we've seen, this may be a lie) and just likes hurting him.
    • After having some resemblance of humanity for a few minutes of running time, he kills his GPS after they promised to just be friends.
    • In his cameo for Kickassia, he makes Critic think he's going to save him from a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown death but then reveals he's just there for an obligatory appearance before leaving. Critic looks like he's about to cry.
    • He would pay one million dollars to kill a puppy with a sledge hammer.
  • Kidanova: A dark use of the trope. To get himself an A in gym, he did sexual favors for his gym teacher. He regrets it, and so does the teacher.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Not quite the same as Critic's ditziness, but he's proven he's Too Dumb to Live too by thinking his blood was alcohol.

ATG: You have to believe me, I'm the internet! And people on the internet are never wrong, they're just never right. How ruggish.

  • Lack of Empathy
  • Lampshade Hanging: Even he doesn't know how the Hummel figurine appears in front of the camera while he disappears.
  • Large Ham: When he gets worked up.
  • Laughing Mad: In episode 57, in response to "You know what I mean?".
    • Also in episode 60, where he laughs manically at a mother cat and a litter of kittens being eaten.
  • Lean and Mean: He manages to still look skinny even in a fairly bulky robe.
  • Leitmotif: Ask That Guy always has soft classical music around whenever he appears, usually Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, first movement.
    • In episode 62, he goes immediately into a psychological meltdown when the music doesn't play quite when it's supposed to.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Lampshaded. He has a whole closet of blue robes, an entire drawer of red scarves, an room full of glasses, a mansion full of beards and museum filled with buttcheeks.
  • Lonely at the Top: Or at least in his rather biased view.
  • Long List: Of porn movies he's done in episode 65. "But hey, I'm only starting out."
  • Love Martyr: The Narrator. For the love of God, man, find a nicer show.
  • Mad Libs Catchphrase: (Looks up, closes his book.) "Oh, hello in a language you don't understand and won't bother to look up. Didn't hear you come in." It's always hello in a foreign language or slang from around the world.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He might be falling apart now, but it's always been easy for him to twist people around his little finger.
  • Medium Awareness: There are times when he's well aware he's a fictional character.
  • Men Prefer Strong Men: He's a slut who'll go down on anyone, but his homoerotic fantasies tend to be about muscular guys.
  • Messy Hair: When Doug lets it grow out, at least. It's so fluffy! Turns out that he does it on purpose.
  • Mister Seahorse: But instead of pushing a baby out, he's pushing a baby in.
  • Mood Swinger: He's just as good as Critic at going from calm to happy to angry to tears.
  • Mood Whiplash: In episode 55, he gets really into quoting the speech from Of Mice and Men, breaks down after the "shooting"... and then makes a joke about Harrison Ford.
    • In episode 54, the figurine kills herself and he respectfully salutes... before cheerfully asking for the next question.
    • In episode 61, it starts with Ask That Guy depressed about his broken pipe and sitting on a Trauma Swing, before segueing into a Zardoz parody.
  • Motor Mouth: Wouldn't be a Doug Walker character without it.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Just have a look at the Fan Service entries.
  • My Beloved Smother: He has a lot of fantasies about his mom dying in gruesome ways, but he's still too under her control to kill her.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After the puppy-throwing incident. "My God, what's wrong with me?"
    • After admitting he's a necrophiliac. "Oh my God I'm a horrible person."
    • He says maybe he should stop playing God, as he's made so many people die from cancer.

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  • Narcissist: This much should be obvious. The narrator too, as he's called himself a Goddess.
  • Neck Snap: Done to an unfortunate cameraman and Scrappy Doo.
  • Never Learned to Read: Although he can read hidroglyphics.
  • Nice Hat: D'aww, lookit the cute widdle Santa hat!
  • Nietzsche Wannabe: After one particularly long rant about how evil always wins, Doug shuts him up by making him disappear.
  • Nightmare Fetishist
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: Even more so than Chester A. Bum.
  • Not So Above It All: He has a heart attack from a screamer he himself put on the screen. And in episode 51, he has a big rant about the shitty finale of Lost.
  • Obfuscating Disability: He pretended to be blind so his watchdog could murder people and nobody would mind.
  • Omniglot: He can speak any language, he just doesn't want to.
  • One of Us: Like the Critic, he's made references to TV Tropes. He's probably reading right now.
  • Only a Flesh Wound: Says that the Hummel figurine suffered this after shooting it.
  • Overly Long Gag: The length of the "Smurfette gets gang-raped all the time" makes it more uncomfortable.
  • Periphery Demographic: In-universe. As of episode 63, Ask That Guy has been outed as a brony. Or at least the character since Doug actually doesn't watch the show himself and merely looked it up on wikipedia.
  • Perverse Sexual Lust: For Jessica Rabbit of Who Framed Roger Rabbit?.
    • Also, almost every other form of lust that ATG exhibits.
  • Parody Religion: He's devised a religion where he worships a salmon.
  • Papa Wolf: In the Kickassia special, Doug-through-ATG slaughters the people who complain about their hated contributor being there and vice versa.
  • Pet the Dog: He breaks up the Anniversary Brawl, claiming violence isn't the answer, and the reviewers and gamers should unite and make crossovers.
    • He also appears in The Cinema Snob's Caligula review to give straightforward (if flawed) historical information about the film's setting. This may be a subtle joke on the fact that the film's content is as horrific as the sort of things Ask That Guy normally talks about.
    • He's on the side on the reviewers in Suburban Knights and helps Team B find out where the gauntlet is.
    • In episode 11, he says that both Haley Joel Esmont and Johnathon Taylor Thomas have talent. Lampshaded after by asking where he is.
    • In episode 29, he gives a sensible answer on how you shouldn't reuse condoms.

ATG: What? They don't all have to be funny!

ATG: But most of all I'd like to thank the fans! For so needlessly hating a little boy who's music you don't have to listen to!

    • He does love the Narrator in his own sick, twisted way.
    • Although he's killed orphans, lusts after little boys and kidnapped babies, he's still disgusted by letting children starve.
  • Pieces of God: Zordon is one of God's testicles. The other one is Oprah.
  • Porn Names: "Cuntasaurus".
  • Precision F-Strike: After an extended Queen tribute during which That Guy spikes his pipe. Once the episode is finished and the credits have rolled, they cut back to Doug, now out of character:

Doug: Ladies and gentlemen, I have bad news.
*Camera pans to the pipe, which has been broken neatly in two*
Doug: FUCK.

  • Prematurely Bald: But it's okay, he's covering it up with Canada.
  • Pretty Boy: And he knows it full well.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: The best way to enslave a nation is to put everyone in detention. "It totally blows!" He also delighted in watching his furby die.
  • Pyromaniac: Dying by being on fire is an awesome way to go.
  • Rage Against the Heavens: "And you'll be asking yourself why have you left me, Lord? Why have you forsaken me and left me in this tenth level of hell? And he'll of course never answer you, he's an a-hole."
  • Raised Catholic: And has slightly more issues with the religion than Critic does.
  • Rape as Backstory: He was raped by a doctor. He was also raped by a woman, is actually upset about it, ran away because he was scared shitless and takes his anger out on the offspring. And he was forced to lose his virginity to a forty year old gym teacher so he could get an A. While those are sane enough to be considered real, there are things that he cries about that can't be:

ATG: An iceberg molested me.

  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin/Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: He's pale and disturbing, but is a Mr. Fanservice and knows it.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Blowing up the bookcase at the end of Ep. 52 was presumably done to create a reason for the change in location.
  • Refuge in Audacity
  • Relationship Upgrade: The narrator started off just reading out questions before becoming his own woobified, Love Martyr character.
  • Rickroll: He gives us one in episode 17. He doesn't fancy our chances at spotting one.
  • Rounded Character: For such a creation based on evil, he's surprisingly fleshed out.
  • Running Gag: "Who framed Roger Rabbit?"
  • Sad Clown: Like Critic, he's funny because his life is miserable.
  • Sanity Slippage: By 2011, he's been losing it more and more: crying easily, getting more frustrated at questions and having a really co-dependent, abusive relationship with his narrator. Maybe the Critic's unhappiness with life is rubbing off on him.
  • Sarcasm Failure: Happens when there's a question that's far too insane for him to answer.
  • Schedule Slip: Because of the Critic being Doug's main show, there can be months before there's a new ATG. The episodes are longer though, and not just two/three minutes like they were in the beginning. There's also hints of a storyline with his Sanity Slippage thus far.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl
  • Screw Yourself: He suggests this when asked what would happen if one met one's past self when time travelling. He then acts out a love scene with himself.
  • Serial Killer: Mostly for funsies.
  • Shotacon At least he's aware it's sick.
  • Shout-Out: References to the Critic's show have been made a lot, leading people to believe that he watches Critic but not vice versa.
  • Shown Their Work: For someone who only saw a few episodes of My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic and thought it cute, Doug was surprisingly knowledgeable about Twilight's social anxiety and Rainbow's Inferiority Superiority Complex.
  • Shut UP, Hannibal: In episode 15, after he rants about how he's not a fictional character and evil always wins, Doug gets rid of him. (Don't worry, he comes back.)
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids
  • Sissy Villain
  • Slasher Smile: The undisputed king of That Guy With The Glasses. Not even Sage beat him in that area.
  • Small Name, Big Ego
  • Something Else Also Rises: In episode 10, Ask That Guy says he used to like watching a woman through binoculars, especially when she was changing or showering. He says nothing for a beat while the stem of his pipe rises.
    • A similar scene occurs in episode 56 when thinking about Roger Rabbit's wife.
  • So Okay It's Average: His in-universe opinion of American Beauty.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: A slow version of "Sweet Home Alabama" plays while he walks across his neighborhood with a Slasher Smile and a gun.
    • In more general terms, his Leitmotif is nice and calming while he's the opposite.
  • Bespectacled Bastard Boyfriend: Popular Alternate Character Interpretation among some fans
  • Squee: One notable incident was him scrambling eagerly for a cookie.
  • Stalker with a Crush: He killed a guy's dog and watches him while he sleeps "deliciously".
  • Stay in the Kitchen: In his Star Trek fanfiction, he responds to Janeway giving him orders by telling her to get back in the kitchen and start making babies.
  • Stepford Smiler: Weirdly, even moreso in a world where The Nostalgia Critic was never born.]
  • Straight Man: To the Hummel Figurine. Yes, there are people who make Ask That Guy look sane-ish.
  • Straw Hypocrite: He thinks male crossdressers are aliens who should be crucified and hates "freaks", but he has a ridiculous amount of kinks himself.
    • In episode 9, he opens with "Sieg heil". If this was actual Nazi Germany, he'd either get in good due to the evil or get killed because of everything else.
  • Stunned Silence: Used when he thinks that the person writing the question has either crossed the line or is just that disturbing. Yes, there are some things that even That Guy finds deplorable. And this is from someone who sold his soul to the Devil, kidnapped celebrities and hid them behind the fridge and then murdered them, among other things.
  • Stupid Sexy Flanders: Check the comments for episode 43. You'll see a few male fans saying that the "naughty or nice" response made them question their sexuality.
  • Stupid Statement Dance Mix: In Episode 56 he answers a question about "the most annoying song in the world" by simply repeatedly shouting "THIS IS THE MOST ANNOYING SONG IN THE WOOORLD!", even pointing out it can be used this way (with demonstrations!). This has also been remixed a couple of times in various Youtube videos.
  • Sustained Misunderstanding: Episode 51. Did somebody say McDonalds?
  • Sure Why Not: In response to people really liking them together, there have become moments where it looks like Critic and Ask That Guy are at least related, if not necessarily banging like bunnies. Critic says "now I know what you're thinking" in the exact same tone and Doug usually keeps the voices separate, they live in the same house, their bad parent experiences sound similar, ATG teases Critic like a brother and he's even said passionate het incest isn't nearly kinky enough.
    • Finally confirmed in episode 68, where That Other Guy is the older brother of both of them.
  • Take That: In a backwards world, Matthew Broderick would start having talent.
    • He can't think of anything good at White Castle.
    • When he takes his glasses off and becomes a moron, he wants another Star Wars movie.
    • Episode 38 has the inevitable jab at Twilight.
    • Episode 68 had one against the Kony campaign, the viral message done by Invisible Children and backfired badly when people found out that they didn't actually want to help Uganda at all.
    • In-character example. In episode 61 when he's arguing with Yardoz about man-hate, he asks mockingly if the head got his heart broken on prom night, a possible dig at the Critic crying about getting date-raped at prom in Spooning With Spoony II.
  • Tall, Dark and Snarky: Attractive, cruel, gets himself laid all the time, arrogant and thinks he's Surrounded by Idiots.
  • Tears of Fear: Understandably due to Sage.
  • Ten-Minute Retirement: In episode fifteen, he gets tired of all the nitpicky questions and wants to quit. We're up to sixty episodes now, so you should know it didn't take.
  • That's What She Said: According to him, "she" in that gag is Obscurus Lupa.[2]
  • There Are No Therapists: "Good God, I really need to talk to someone." Although to be fair, he doesn't think they're real doctors and no therapist would be able to withstand his crazy.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: While clearly not enjoying Sage's abuse, what line did we get in the very next episode? "I'm ready to go down on anyone and anything." He also gets punished by Satan (his boss) whether he does a good or bad job.
  • Too Much Information: Constantly.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Onions and kumquats.
  • Trauma Swing: In episode 54 when he's miserable about his marriage falling apart. Also in episode 61 where he's mourning his broken pipe.
  • Troubled but Cute: "God I have issues."
  • Troubled Fetal Position: In episode 44, after being broken by Sage.
  • Twincest: In episode 54, he says intense, passionate het incest isn't kinky enough for him. Seeing as how Doug knows about the fanfic (this was done the day after a lot of the Kink Meme was read on a stream) and sadistic Ask That Guy/Critic is mind-meltingly popular, it was probably an intentional tease.
  • Twisted Christmas: Or to be more specific; a twisted, scary, sex-obsessed Christmas with a lot of softcore porn.
  • Villain Decay: Invoked. He's always been sadistic and evil, but never really scary despite what people thought. The Sanity Slippage lately has made it obvious, you can't really be scared of someone who rants about "JELLY SIDE DOWN!" and then whimpers that he has a headache.
    • The Hummel figurine is also becoming a bit of a Butt Monkey.
  • Villainous Crossdresser: According to one video, "he" is actually a gay pedophile woman.
  • Villain Protagonist
  • Villainous Breakdown: A lot.
    • Episode 6 has him screaming "Get out of my mind!" when someone asks "How dead is the dead sea?".
    • Episode fourteen has him lose his patience at the questions and try to quit, crying "What do you want from me?".
    • Episode 17 has:

ATG: I don't care, my life is a lie. *cries*

    • Episode 18 has "JESUS HELP ME!" after extolling the virtues of drugs.
    • Episode 30 has him getting asked "Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?". He has a crying fit and turns the questions around to the viewers.
    • In Episode 43, after getting a normal question about woodchucks with the words "...in December" tacked on, he has a whiny tantrum about people ruining his holiday.
    • In Episode 51, he loses it while trying to tell everyone how Disney is a giant deathtrap.
    • Episode 55 involves him getting caught up in a speech from Of Mice and Men and very nearly falling apart.
    • He has a pretty bad one in episode 57.

"STOP IT! YOU'RE A GROWN MAN NOW! *sobs* YOU MUST MOVE BEYOND THAT!! DAMN YOU! DAMN YOU AND YOUR WAYS! *sobs some more* *sniff* I apologize. I must now kiss Bill Clinton."

    • Done in the very next episode too, where he tries pulling his "mask" off and then breaks down crying.

"Ow! Ow! OWWWW! So stupid!"

    • Episode 61 has him get one of these after repeatedly getting the question "True or false?", and trying desperately to ask what exactly is true or false. He snaps out of it, and asks what the question was again, then immediately declares false.
    • Episode 62 has him fall apart just because his theme music doesn't play when it normally does.
    • Episode 63 features a breakdown at the end because he just wants to like "girls' shows."
    • Episode 67 has a My God, What Have I Done? moment when he's wailing about how he hates his job because he just made millions of people kill themselves. He lampshades this by saying his humanity comes out every so often and he usually squashes it with his inner hatred.
  • Understatement: The Phantom of the Opera is an odd man.
  • Vocal Evolution: He didn't always have a slightly high, put-on-posh voice.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: The one question he doesn't have an answer for is "How can I adjust to the different climate when moving from a warm Mediterranean island to the UK."
  • What Beautiful Eyes!: A very pretty green.
  • What Do You Mean It's Not Awesome?: Episode 59, with onions.
  • Who Would Want to Watch Us?: He angrily denies the idea that he could be a fictional character created by "a good, rational person with, ugh, a conscience! Wouldn't he have had the decency to get rid of me by now?"
  • Wine Is Classy: His new location is in a home bar, where he now holds a martini instead of his traditional book.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Also kill, torture, abuse, rape...
  • Would Hurt a Child: As well as kidnapping and murder, he threatened a director's child and he now has a movie deal.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds- YardOz is lonely....
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: At a con, Doug said that Ask That Guy would win against all his other characters in a fight using this. "Please don't hurt me!" *torture* "I'm unarmed!" *shooty-times*.
  • You Bastard: Ma-Ti to the viewers in "Ask That Guy VIOLATES Ma-Ti". He points out how fucked up it is you actually clicked on that link, and tells you to go outside or something. (Then he rapes Ask That Guy because that's what people wanted to see.)
  • Your Answer to Everything: Death. Sacrifice, suicide, ninja-killing, disproportionate murder and so on.
  • Your Head Asplode: In #60.



This has been the TV Tropes page for Ask That Guy With The Glasses, saying there's no such thing as a stupid entry... until you write it.

(winks, smiles, and sinks behind the counter)

  1. In episode 43, we found out that he spits.
  2. Given the site-wide running gag that all of TGWTG's contributors are in love with her, it makes a kind of sense.