"How do you get the idea?"

-Yellow Guy

Yellow Guy is one of the main protagonists of Don't Hug Me I'm Scared. His favorite color is green. His father is Roy. He is voiced by Baker Terry. His name was supposedly changed to Shrigis by the Love Cult, and he has an imaginary girlfriend as part of the cult.


In Don't Hug Me I'm Scared, Yellow Guy asks the Notepad how you get an idea. He also paints a picture of a clown, and oil is poured on it. He states his favorite color is green, which the notepad says is not a creative color. Inside their kitchen in Don't Hug Me I'm Scared 5, Yellow Guy is first seen sitting at a table with Duck Guy. They both notice that Red Guy is strangely missing, but are soon interrupted by The Healthy Band. Yellow Guy at first is reluctant to listen to the foods, but soon succumbs to their brainwashing. He is then shown obese, due to eating Duck Guy. A phone rings, but Yellow Guy does not answer.

In Episode 6, Yellow Guy acknowledges that his friends are gone, and goes to sleep afterwards. A lamp comes to life and tries to teach him about dreams, even though Yellow Guy show a big disliking to it. Afterwards, he awakes from a "bad dream" and is shown drowning in oil, like what the lamp said in his dreams.

After Red Guy discovers the control center, Yellow Guy is still shown being tortured by the lamp. Red Guy hits multiple buttons in an attempt to get Yellow Guy out. Instead, however, multiple teachers (including ones never seen before), are one by one placed into Yellow Guy's reality continuously torturing him to the point where he ends up becoming gaunt. After Red Guy pulls the plug, the timeline is altered, and it shows the first scene in the first episode, except now new versions of the protagonists were created (who are in their their favorite color). What ends up becoming of the real Yellow Guy on the other hand is currently unknown.


He has yellow skin with blue, short, spiky hair (long hair in Don't Hug Me I'm Scared 2 to Don't Hug Me I'm Scared 6.) and an orange nose. He wears grayish blue overalls (purple overalls in Don't Hug Me I'm Scared 1) and white shoes (black shoes in Don't Hug Me I'm Scared 2 and no shoes in Don't Hug Me I'm Scared 1). He wears white and blue striped pajamas in Don't Hug Me I'm Scared 6. Black spots appear on his face, along with losing his hair as the teachers begin rapidly changing in Don't Hug Me I'm Scared 6.


He has a child-like personality and he enjoys the sight of nature. He is also very sensitive, which is shown when he becomes incredibly upset when Duck Guy killed a butterfly. He also seems to not be very intelligent, which is shown when he called Shrignold a little baby pigeon and called his dad a computer. He also sometimes questions the obvious and doesn't know the obvious. However, in the 6th episode, he realizes something is wrong, and knows of everything that happened in all previous episodes and constantly tells The Lamp to stop singing. In the sixth episode, he is very scared of Tony the Talking Clock, Shrignold, Colin, and Steak, when they appear.


Appearance Gallery


"How do you get the idea?"


"Oh wait, I can see a hat, I can see a Cat, I can see a Man with a baseball bat, I can see a Dog, I can see a Frog, I can see a ladder leaning on a log."

"I might paint a picture of a clown!"



"Whats the time?"

"This tree that is old has circles inside!"

"I'm friends with my Dad."

"An old man died!"

"My dad is a com-computer."

"It's twenty past day, there's fish on my tray!"

"And when will it stop."

"Is time even real? Does anyone know?"


"Make it stop!"

"A little baby pigeon!"

"Eh? I feel tingly!"

"What is love, is it in the sky?"

"Because I'm hungry!"

"I don't understand."

"I love you too, furry boy!"

"I love this tree, and I love this stick, and I love this-"

"My special one?"

"Even me? But I am lonely."


"For me?"

"A mountains, a sky, a windmill?!"

"Wow look!"


"Wow, I'd like to be as smart as a computer!"


"I don't get it! How can it be? If I'm sitting at home, but I'm inside the screen?!"

"Wow look a pie chart!"

"Wow look a bar graph!"

"Wow, look a line graph!"

"Wow look an oblong!"

"Wow look nothing!"


"Hmm... something's different!"

"Is it this Guy?"


"Food is talking!"


"I choose a pizza slice! Bread and cheese and tastes of nice!"

"I choose ice cream beef!"

"Goodnight, guys. I miss you..."

"No, I don't want to! I don't want to! I don't want to know how to have dreams! No! No!"

"No more songs!"


"You made me die!"

"Make it stop!"

"Whaa, no I don't like it!"

"I don't like it! I don't like it!"

What is your opinion on Yellow Guy?

The poll was created at 19:55 on February 19, 2020, and so far 76 people voted.


  • He is one of the 3 main characters.
  • He and Red Guy are the only characters to survive, although his fate remains unclear.
  • He is implied to be the protagonist of the series, aside from Red Guy and Duck Guy.
  • His appearance greatly changed between episodes 1 and 2, and slightly changed in 3 and 4.
  • He is most likely the youngest character.
  • His favorite color is green.
  • In episode 6, he had a mental breakdown when the teachers began singing to him.
  • It is likely that Yellow Guy is still in the original universe continuously being tortured by the teachers for all eternity in the end of episode 6 even if a new version of him was created.
  • According to him, his dad is a computer.
  • His bed has the letter Y on it for Yellow, just like Red Guy's bed has a R on it for Red and Duck has a D for duck.
    • It is unknown why there is a D on his overalls, however.
      • It's possible that this means his name could be Doi.
  • He is the only one of the Protagonists to have a family member introduced, in his case his father Roy Gribbleston.
    • Yellow Guy's Mom is unaccounted for.
  • Due to his father's last name being Gribbleston, it is highly possible that Yellow Guy's last name could be the same, this has yet to be confirmed, however.
  • Yellow Guy is antagonized the most of all the characters. This is because his father sponsors the show, and is using it to "take [his son] on a trip to punish land"[1] An example being Sketchbook ruining his painting. The only teacher who doesn’t antagonize him specifically in any way is Colin the Computer.
  • He only appears to become aware of how bad things come with every song in the final episode, where he (sort of) finally stands up for himself.
  • In the TV Show pilot, it is confirmed that he is 38 years old.

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