Tony the Talking Clock was the second teacher in the Don't Hug Me I'm Scared series. He teaches the three main characters about time and its importance.


Tony is a circular wall clock with a dark blue trim, a blue face, four yellow marks indicating the time, and the cock hands placed to look like a red moustache. Tony also wears white gloves and a bow-tie with an hourglass design on the inside. He has long legs and arms, and bright red shoes.


  • "There is always time for a song."
  • "Time is a tool you can put on the wall or wear on your wrist."
  • "The past is far behind us, the future does exist."
  • "It's quarter to nine, time to have a bath."
  • "Scrub scrub scrub 'till the water's BROWN!"
  • "Time Is a ruler to measure the day, it doesn't only one way."
  • "Watch it go round like a merry-go-round, going so fast like a merry-go-round."
  • "Let's go on a journey, a journey through TIME!"
  • "The TIME is changing all the TIME. It's TIME to go to TIME!"
  • "Don't be stupid, friends!"
  • "There is a time and place for mucking around!"
  • "Time went new and got old like history, stuff from the past went into a mystery."
  • "Look at the time!"
  • "It helps us make pizzer (pizza), it keeps things in line."
  • "Time is important and I am a clock."
  • "Meh, meh, meh, meh, meh, meh, MEH, MEH, MEH, MEH, MEH, MEH!!
  • "Sunrise, sunset, night and day, the changing seasons, the smell of hay.
  • "Look at your hair grow, isn't strange? How time makes your appearance change?"
  • "It's out of my hands, I'm only a clock... Don't worry, i'm sure you'll be fine. But eventually, everyone runs out of time."


  • His name was revealed in a Dazed interview with Becky Sloan and Joe Pelling.
  • He seems to pick on Bird Guy the most.
  • In Don't Hug Me, I'm Scared 3, Tony made a brief cameo in the background behind Yellow Guy's initiation throne, but he appeared in black and white and a little different, standing next to Sketchbook.
  • Tony is voiced by Baker Terry, who voices many other characters throughout the series.
  • Earlier, he states, 'The future doesn't exist!' but he soon states 'Everything's cool: it's the future!'
    • This supports the theme that the teachers usually contradict themselves.
  • Tony appears once again in Don't Hug Me I'm Scared 6 as a cameo and was in the original thumbnail.
    • Also, in the bedroom there's a wall clock with the same Tony colors.
    • The same cock appears later in the "teacher machine."
  • Tony's pronunciation of pizza as "pizzer" has become a common joke among fans, and even a meme.
  • He appears in the digital world from DHMIS 4 as a hidden easter egg.
  • Tony's bow-tie disappears throughout the video.
    • This is due to the fact that two Tony the Talking Clocks were made.
      • One uses faintly visible strings to operate the mouth and does not have a bow-tie.
      • The other has a bow-tie, but has four cross-hairs to add a mouth in during post-production.
  • The picture between the 'past' and 'future' that he shows is the painting of the clown Yellow Guy painted in episode 1, still covered in oil.
  • He made a cameo in the "Wakey wakey" trailer (and in the DHMIS TV pilot) as a wall clock. Strangely, in this cameo, he appears with bow tie and face, so probably  he came to life, despise the fact he doesn't have any role in the episode.
  • He doesn't seem to move in the trailer.
  • He appears in Colin's screen when Colin is telling the time.
  • Strangely,Tony and Colin mention each other, for example in Episode 2,Tony points out a computer, and later appears in a computer screen. And in Episode 4,Colin shows a clock resembling Tony in his screen, and a clock cameo in his digital world.
  • There could be a relation with the trailer and Tony (which is why he appears).
  • For example, the trailer's name 'Wakey wakey...' could be hinting Tony which is why he appears in the trailer,this makes a bit sense because Alarm CLOCKS are used to WAKE you up. It is unknown if this is true or just a huge coincidence.
  • He appears as an easter egg in a video game/book called Kleptodogs, along with Sketchbook.


Tony the talking clock from DHMIS 2.

Tony in TheOdd1sout's video "How to live forever using only 5-hour energy."

A short cameo in Psych2Go's Video "What your favorite color says about you"

Cameo in Kurzgesagt's video "Homeopathy Explained – Gentle Healing or Reckless Fraud?"

Tony in the victorian time/past.

Tony's cameo appearance in DHMIS 3. He has differences like his colour.

Tony appears very shortly in DHMIS 6 because of Red guy using the machine. He looks slightly different due to the fact two Tony puppets were made.

A cock on the wall in the DHMIS 6 bedroom that resembles tony.

Tony in the future machine, he also has glasses.

A slightly pixelated version of Tony on Roy's computer.

A giant cock resembling tony in the DHMIS 4 digital world (cameo).

Tony in the wakey wakey trailer (cameo).

Tony's easter egg appearance in Kleptodogs.