What The Fuck Is Wrong With You?
Nash Bozard hosts What The Fuck Is Wrong With You?, an internet show which focuses on various news stories of human stupidity and general what-the-fuckery. It began as a spin-off of Nash's live internet radio show Radio Dead Air with the intention of joining That Guy With The Glasses.com, which succeeded after 17 episodes.
The show follows a simple formula: The host introduces the episode's topic with a poorly drawn cartoon, then proceeds to lose his mind over the featured news stories and the episode ends with a sketch featuring some of the secondary characters.
Nash also produces a live version of WTFIWWY for Radio Dead Air. If you are interested in joining the live chat or live stream, it is highly recommended that you read the FAQ first. His co-host (through the magic of Skype) for the live WTFIWWY is his friend Tara Deenihan. Nash's former girlfriend, JesuOtaku, also often appeared on Radio Dead Air and live WTFIWWY. The Radio Dead Air program is live every Monday at 9PM US Eastern Time and is available on Youtube the following Saturday or Sunday. Recordings of the live show (including many from the Blip era) also appear on the Channel Awesome website.
In addition to that, Nash has produced three Video Review Shows: "Classic Doctor Who Reviews" (now complete), which focused on his least favourite Doctor Who episodes of the classic series (with the occasional episode from the new series), "Here There Be Dragons" (featuring funny but balanced reviews of classic fantasy movies), and "The Musical Chair", in which he talks about modern music performers that he considers underrated (artists he has featured include Richard Thompson, Warren Zevon, The Mountain Goats and Jonathan Coulton). Nash also co-hosts "Tech Q & A" with Radio Dead Air's producer, Mike Gearman, live on Saturdays, with the videos being posted on Youtube the following week. The first half of the show features them discussing news about computers, the Internet, technology companies like Comcast, and so on; in the second half of the show, they answer questions from viewers.
A list of things reviewed by Nash can be found here.
- A Good Name for a Rock Band: In the Live What The Fuck Is Wrong With You? of 06/21/11, after reading the headline Man allegedly wounded by two 'booty call ninjas', Tara says that she will create a white girl rap group called Booty Call Ninjas.
- From WTFIWWY Live - Right Turn, Clyde - 5/7/12: 'Anthrax vagina attack, which is a great punk band name, by the way.'
- Abuse Is Okay When It Is Female On Male: During his 2011 Valentines day special, he covered a story about a guy who got his crotch purposely torched by his girlfriend. Nash starts mocking the guy in question, and proclaims that he probably deserved it anyway.. And that's all we need to say about this.
- Angrish: Really strange or or squicky news stories (or occasionally weird reactions from Tara) cause Nash to lose the power of speech.
"It's a fucking squid!"
Nash: That's not an issue with the teleprompter; that's the best summation I can make of what actually happened!
- [after a chain of flubbed words] "I can say words..."
- Anvilicious: The social commentary in The Happiness Patrol is thumpingly unsubtle:
Nash: Hmm...what's a good way to illustrate the point? [Thinks for a moment, then gets crushed by a falling caption reading "MESSAGE"] Yeah...that'll do it...
- It returns during the Doctor's Kirk Summation to beat him repeatedly over the head.
- Apocalypse How: Class X-4, thanks to Space Guy trying to turn the filter back on.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking - In one episode, he gives a brief history of the bad idea, giving examples such as invading Russia in the winter, trying to fund your car company with cocaine, and making video games based on movies.
- In his "It's Stupid At The Top" video, "Sometimes you'll be saddled with a guy whose idea of leadership is invading Poland, drilling in the Gulf of Mexico without checking the failsafes, or giving Smallville ten goddamned seasons."
- When noting strong catalysts for the Happy Flappy Equation, he lists off hallucinogens, being on fire and sitting through any movie starring Andy Dick. His low thresholds for resisting Happy Flappy time - idiots, crazy persons or actually being Andy Dick.
- In the episode on alcohol, he notes that some causes for crazy are bad judgement, poorly planned choices and country music. Also, mentioning binge drinking, frat parties and The Pogues.
- In his review of Terror of the Vervoids, he lists off some of the terrible dangers the Doctor has faced, including Sea Devils, robots, rival Time Lords, and the insidious evil that is... Russell T. Davies.
- Frequently inverted, as seen in the page quote.
- Ass Shove: A recurring topic is people putting various objects in their orifices. "It's not a bag of holding, people!"
- Better by a Different Name: Nash insists on referring to the aliens in Terror of the Vervoids as "Daft-Punkians", and ends up setting part of the episode as a video for "Around the World".
- Bill, Bill, Junk, Bill: From the Time and the Rani review:
- Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: Often used to segue the next story.
- Brick Joke: A common feature in the introductory cartoons. Ship made of blowjobs and whiskey, anyone?
- Call Back: In "Hate the Gamer, Not The Game", Lupa offhandedly references an encounter with Patrick Stewart.
- The Cameo: Nash plays Jesus in the Apocalypse 4: Judgment review by Diamanda Hagan.
- Captain Obvious: When Nash explains the flaws in whoever's reasoning, he often has to state the bleeding obvious.
- Catch Phrase: Several, see the characters page.
- Careful with That Axe: Nash used an alternate version of "Crazy" for one episode.
- He did one with Linkara reviewing the failed Justice League Pilot Movie
- And another with Film Brain on Incredible Hulk vs. Thor. An episode of WTFIWWY also crosses over with JesuOtaku about weird news stories in Japan.
- A WTFIWWY version of Doctor Who Classic has Nella join him.
- Country Matters: When Arlo tries to succeed his show with "Arlo's Pony Paradise," he falls from enlightenment with a cry of "cock-juggling thundercuuu-!"
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Literally.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Subtle case on "Weekend At Bernie's 3;" Nash segues to the "corpse abuse" case with a dissertation on mourning the dead. Tara was completely unaware as to where it was going, but dreading it just the same. She responds by using the story as a springboard to discuss her rather strange proposal for Nash's funeral. Later, during the "what have we learned" segment, she brings up an unrelated story involving public urinals. Nash is completely broken.
- DIY Disaster: "Do It (To) Yourself."
- Do Not Taunt Cthulhu: Regardless of how cute and cuddly he seems.
- Drinking Game: In the RDA chat, the common reaction to stories that come from Florida is to take a shot.
- When someone asks when WTFIWWY is going to start, take a drink.
- The full drinking game can be found here. Nobody's died yet!
- Early Installment Weirdness: The first four years of Radio Dead Air were broadcast with Nash in-character as his Camarilla character from his World of Darkness campaign. As Nash recounts on the TGWTG forum, the combination of White Wolf resetting the whole of World of Darkness and RDA getting big-time interviews in 2004 led him to drop the character and do the show as himself early the next year.
- Eldritch Abomination: Nash theorises that the Dark Lord Cthulhu is the product of a man and a dead squid. OH GOD MY MIND!
- Epic Fail: Regarding Invasion of the Dinosaurs:
Nash: Imagine, if you will, attempting to shoot the broad side of a barn and not only missing, but somehow managing to set your own balls on fire in process...
- Equal Opportunity Offender
- Even the Subtitler Is Stumped: When Arlo describes his family's Christmas traditions.
- Everything's Better with Monkeys: Nash admittedly has trouble discussing the topic of MONKEYS!!!! without exploding into childish outbursts. Naturally, he made an episode about them.
- Everything's Worse with Bears: How worse? A bear takes over Space Guy's ship! I for one welcome our bear overlords.
- Also, the story of a guy who decided to kill a bear to dress its skin.
- Face Doodling: Stick Boy does that to a drunken Nash.
- Face Palm: Nash often does this in response to the rampant stupidity.
- Flat What: Nash's reaction to some of the tamer stories. Also, he reacted to Arlo's first appearance with a flat "the fuck".
- Has on in the 10/31/11 episode when Tara reveals she has hippos in costumes.
- Flipping the Table: Nash does this during his Castrovalva review.
- Go Mad from the Revelation: "What, you never sat in the shower and made train noises?"
- From his review of Terror of the Vervoids, we get Zodan the Unbounceable.
- In the 7/04/11 Live WTFIWWY, Nash realized he'll never run out of material and has excellent job security. This isn't a good thing.
- Groin Attack: The final two stories of "Tainted Love" both involve something bad happening to a man's equipment. You have been warned. Not to mention in "Land Of The Rising DUMB" when a rabid Domo-kun the internet sent after Nash for bad mouthing Japan chomped on Nash's man area and the only way JesuOtaku could get it off was by kicking said area.
- Zodan the Unbouncable and an electric shock. Ouch.
- Growing the Beard: Nash considers Episode 4 of What The Fuck Is Wrong With You? to be when he locked the show's formula and everything started to gel together.
- Guest Host: After Nash is assaulted by monkeys in one episode, Space Guy takes his place in the next episode while he recovers off-screen.
- On live WTF, a guest co-host does the show whenever Tara is unavailable. Previous guest hosts include Oancitizen, Obscurus Lupa, Derek The Bard, JewWario, Todd in the Shadows and Nash's producer, Mike Gearman. Doug Walker has co-hosted the show with Tara and Nash on one occasion. JesuOtaku appeared for 3-host Live WTFs whenever the show was broadcast from her old house (and will presumably get more common now that she has moved in with Nash).
- Hypocritical Humor: In the Love and Monsters Review:
Nash: This is our framing device for the show -- a v-log. Some guy sitting in front of a camera, telling the Internet about the Doctor. Who could possibly think this was interesting, or compelling, or I'm suddenly talking about myself, aren't I?
- I Like My X Like I Like My Y: From the episode "Nimrods are Forever":
Hello, and welcome to "Cooking for Lunatics"! Today, we are going to be making ze baby back ribs with ze actual baby!
- Incredibly Lame Pun: He tries a few for the villain's death in The Happiness Patrol, then excuses himself with "I've been drinking".
- From his first episode, on a story about mysteriously appearing sex toys:
"'It's a real mystery; we have no idea where they came from,' Miss Bates said." Is there a Master Bates? *Beat* Eh, f**k you. You were thinking the same thing!
- Sometimes the featured articles have their fair share of puns, especially when they are about something really stupid, and Nash always comments on that.
- Interactive Narrator: Sometimes Nash in the introductory cartoons.
- I Think I Broke Him
Tara: I did it! I rendered [Nash] speechless! I've been working so hard.
- Kick the Dog: Literally joked about in the 11/14/11 Live WTFIWWY: in response to Tara talking about how Ambien could make people do crazy things and not remember them the next day, Nash claimed he could use the same excuse to get away with punting his neighbor's chihuahua over a building.
- Leitmotif: Douchequakes are always accompanied by Gunther's Ding Dong Song.
- Arlo's appearances are always accompanied by a banjo riff.
- Later appearances of the "time to do the math" gag are accompanied by the Chicken Dance song.
- Long Runner: What The Fuck is Wrong with You? isn't one, but Nash's Radio Dead Air internet radio show (from which WTFIWWY spun off from) is. Radio Dead Air has been going since 2000, and he's only missed a handful of broadcasts due to illness or weather in all that time.
- Lovecraft Lite: Quite subverted.
- Mathematician's Answer: In the episode, "Land of the Rising DUMB."
- And from the live show:
Tara: (regarding a hippo plushie that makes fart noises when squeezed) Is this better or worse than the orgasm hippo?
Nash: (immediately) Yes.
- Mushroom Samba: Nash tries (in-universe) bath salts. It doesn't seem to be working... until his friend next to him apparently turns into a werewolf and shouts I AM THE DEVIL I AM THE DEVIL!.
- Naughty Tentacles: His reaction to the Dalek-human merging is the same as everyone else
Nash: That Dalek just shoved a guy up its ass!
- Nerds Are Virgins: When correcting the 5th Doctor using the term "Brontosaurus", Nash then says "Yes, I've had sex. Shut up!"
- From The Incredible Hulk Returns, after Nash has just finished explaining the backstory of Thor:
Film Brain: Nash, don't take this the wrong way, but have you ever touched a boob before?
Nash: Would punching you in the face count?
Film Brain: ...touche.
- The Nicknamer: Nash often uses names like "Jackass McNutFuck" in lieu of the stupid person's actual name.
- Noodle Incident: The time Nash tried to steal the Olympic torch. He tells the story once in a blue moon and it keeps being brought up by Tara, but there's many, particularly those who started watching RDA after Nash joined TGWTG who are completely clued out by the references.
- "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer: Once an Episode:
Nash: Hey, kids. I'm Nash, and I couldn't make this shit up if I tried.
- Oh My Gods: "By the unwashed balls of Odin, man!"
- Old Shame: The first-ever episode ("Nothing is Hawt in the Wal-Mart").
Nash: To say it was "amateurish" is to be insulting to amateurs.
- Only in Florida: Almost on a Once an Episode basis. One of the earlier installments, "The Wang of America," was made up entirely of Florida stories.
- Only Sane Man: For the rest of the world. Tara, JesuOtaku and Film Brain occasionally act as one for Nash.
- Overly Long Gag: Nash decided to turn off Joel & the bots from incessant singing during a forklift hijack story.
- A Rare Sentence: Nash has to say these a lot. Examples include "Puppies do not make good ordnance" and "While you can debate the right or wrong of the police seizing his penis"
- Usually followed by "can't believe I had to say that!"
- From "The Happiness Patrol":
"Meanwhile, Helen A uses the slot machine to execute Mister Grumpypants. Yes, I actually had to say those words. I'm sad, too."
"The Doctor and Harmonica Man escape into the candy pipes; Dear God, how insane do I sound right now?"
(These weren't even the only times he had to invoke this.)
- Also: "You are not discreet when your pants are full of chicken!"
- Readings Blew Up the Scale: His "Nerd Rage Mater" blew up twice when reviewing The Doctor Who TV movie.
- Real Song Theme Tune/Soundtrack Dissonance: The theme song is "Crazy," by Patsy Cline.
- The Musical Chair uses "My Guitar" by Jump, Little Children.
- Reset Button: Nash attempted to invoke this when he was told that monkeys and apes were uprising by Space Guy. It worked in the sense that the rebellion was over by the next episode, but that didn't save Nash from a very painful hospital visit, during which Space Guy presented the video.
- Running Gag: "It's a DOUCHEQUAKE!" (Aw, you touch my tra-la-la~)
- However, in the episode "Nimrods Are Forever," the douchequake was retired due to the massive earthquake in Japan. It was brought back in "Good and Evil", just in time for Nash to learn of the existence of crotchless panties for children.
- "WE GOT VIDEO! :D" [cut to footage of aforementioned atrocity]
- In the (early) Doctor Who reviews we get X SMASH!
- Time to do the math... [cue The Chicken Dance] This... plus this... EQUALS FUCKING THIS!"
- "Does this smell like chloroform to you?" When Linkara points out how often he overuses it, Nash points out that Mr. "I AM A MAN!" isn't exactly innocent here.
- Saying something like "I think they used the wrong music there," then rewinding the scene to have a more "appropriate" backing track.
- In the live shows, Tara's obsession with hippos and Nash's growing horror at how many hippo-related items she has.
- There are enough stupid running themes to fill a bingo card.
- From the Wonder Woman pilot review: "Pants to be darkened!"
- Stories involving people abusing bath salts. Nash even claims it's a conspiracy.
- Various things, especially nudity and Florida, being in Nash and Tara's "wheelhouse".
- Share the Male Pain: Lampshaded several times. Also inverted in one Live WTFIWWY, when Nash says "Ladies, brace yourselves" before talking about a woman who hid a knife in her lady parts.
- Shout-Out: In episode 14, "One Moron, One Scotch, One Beer", after Nash gets wasted he does a "Oh my God, this is the best film I have ever seen in my life!" routine that ends with "SYMBOLISM!".
- Did he just go crazy and fall asleep?
- The "Great Moments in Stupid History" cartoon from "This Is All YOUR Fault (Again)" (about the exploding whale incident) is set to The Liberty Bell and at the end, Stickboy is flattened by a piece of whale meat in the same way and with the same sound effect as the giant foot.
- Slasher Smile: Nash makes one every now and then on RDA live. It's scary.
- Spoof Aesop: Once an Episode to round off the live shows.
So, what have we learned?
- Standard Pre-Ass-Kicking Snippet: When he decides to break the laws of science, the former Trope Namer "Bad to the Bone" is played.
- Stupid Crooks: Oh yes. This and crazy naked people make up 90% of WTFIWWY's content.
- Stuff Blowing Up: In the Valentine's Day episode, the following items explode in his face: a flashlight full of gunpowder, an electrified skull, and a hotdog.
- Take That, Audience!: Especially on the live show, where he repeatedly compares the channel to the "winners."
- Talking to Himself: Space Guy and Arlo are played by Nash.
- Tempting Fate: Several items are introduced this way.
Nash: Ha! Got you, internet! That's too specific even for-- *that exact story appears* oh good lord.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: At the end of the WTFIWWY episode "Begging the Question", Space Guy delivered one of these to the Trousers Cosmic, which also doubled as a Logic Bomb.
- Translation: "Yes": One of Arlo's lines in "Bad Idea Bonanza", translated as "What he said."
- Unusual Euphemism: Recently, Nash and Tara have begun calling genitalia (of either gender) 'Fiddly bits'.
- You Are Too Late: Used in a Shout-Out to Watchmen when the angry alien pants explain their master plan.
- Waking Non Sequitur: Nash is woken up by Nella in their "The Most WTF Moments of Classic Series History" Crossover:
Nash: Whu-what? What? What is it? I'll kill you! I'LL KILL YOU ALL! ... Oh, hi, Nella.
Nella: Yeaaah...I'm going to overlook that...