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The poor, meme-ridden "comedy" website Uncyclopedia is the stuff of Internet legend and infamy. The site, which is thought to have originated in 1860 as an American imperialist tool for global domination, is now a multi-national effort and is seen as the best of its kind by some. It currently specializes in tedious mockery of perceived competitors and petty in-fighting, with much of the content seen as mass-produced junk. Yet, there remains a peculiar fondness for some of the articles by fanatics.
—Uncyclopedia on AAAAAAAAA!
The site's guidelines and rules are written in a truthful and non-satirical, but still humorous tone, the best example of which is “How To Be Funny and Not Just Stupid”.
Portions of Uncyclopedia were hosted on FANDOM/Wikia until May 2019, when they were evicted for supposedly violating Wikia policy. The affected projects (including English, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish and Russian among others) were moved to independent hosting, with the English-language version now found here. Another independent version of the site, to which much of the community moved in January 2013 in response to Wikia's content warnings and censorship, can be found here. The “good” articles (so judged by Uncyclopedia users) are listed here (original) and here (fork).
International editions are notorious for sometimes creating new puns for their titles. Désencyclopedie (“discyclopedia”), the French version, has a pair of dice (“dés” in French) as logo, the Norwegian version is called Ikkepedia (“notpedia”), the Russian versions are Absurdopedia (here and here), the Spanish version is Inciclopedia  and the Danish version is called “Spademanns Leksikon”, a pun between respected Danish encyclopedia Lademanns Leksikon and “spade”, Danish slang for “retard”. In the Mandarin version, the name is still transliterated from Wikipedia, but the first word used here also means “fake”. Necyclopaedia, the Latin version, simply transposes the first two letters of “encyclopaedia” to form the Latin word ne, “not”. The Italian version is called Nonciclopedia, basically the same pun as the original one. The Japanese version is called Ansaikuropedia, from the katakana rendering of Uncyclopedia and is notorious for such bashing of Seiyuu and Anime that in some occasions surpasses that of Encyclopedia Dramatica.
- Anthropomorphic Personification: Uncyclo-tan, based on Wikipedia's Wikipe-tan.
- Author Existence Failure (invoked): “HowTo:Cut Your Own Head Off With a Chainsaw”
- A Worldwide Punomenon: On Inciclopedia's country page: “Those who don't know their country's hymn are called 'hymnorants'. Haha.”
- Bishonen: They have their own car company!
- Berserk Button: The site's page for Encyclopedia Dramatica shows a great amount of seething hatred, which is reciprocated in full on ED.
- Bigger Than Jesus: Things Bigger Than Jesus, But Smaller Than The Beatles.
- Bilingual Bonus: The full name given for Idiocrates is “έναν μικρό εγκέφαλο αλλά ένα μεγάλο πέος”, which translates to “A small brain but a big penis.”
- Blood Sport: Water Polo... With Sharks!
- Born in An Elevator / Instant Birth, Just Add Water: “HowTo: Deliver A Baby”
- Broken Base: The English-language community after the 2013 split.
- Captain Obvious: “Captain Obvious”
- And his arch-nemesis is Captain Oblivious!
- Censor Box: Used as a Running Gag to deal with various forms of Crimethink, in much the same style as AllTheTropes' use of censor boxes over spoilers.
- Cluster F-Bomb: This article analyses a grammatically correct sentence consisting entirely of variations on the word “fuck”, in the same vein as “Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo”.
- Confusing Multiple Negatives: “Double negative”
- Conspiracy Theorist: “Jaws did WTC”
- Content Warnings: The site had one of these for a while when it was on Wikia, but it was eventually removed.
- Cute Kittens: …Let's huff 'em!
- Dan Browned: Lampshaded. "Uncyclopedia Brown is the fictional hero of a series of detective stories for small children. He is known by the nickname Uncyclopedia due to his vast knowledge of facts, figures and dates, all of which are untrue, misleading and inaccurate."
- Department of Redundancy Department: Of course there are at least two articles on redundancy, here and here.
- Deadpan Snarker: Articles frequently show a biting, snide wit.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Encyclopedia Dramatica makes these guys look like frickin' boy scouts.
- Fanon Discontinuity: The 2013 fork was created in order to move Uncyclopedia to different hosting, but many editors stayed with the original Wikia site, in effect making it a split rather than a move. That didn't stop fork supporters from claiming that "the community" had left for the fork and it was the "real" Uncyclopedia.
- Finger Gun: Handgun
- Friendly Neighborhood Vampires: “‘No More Room In Hell’ Act”
- The Hyena: “Hyena”, which one narrates.
- Impossibly Cool Weapon: List of weapons that don't exist, but should contains a lot of them.
- Interactive Fiction: All of the games here.
- In Soviet Russia, Trope Mocks You: “C.C.C.P. World Fair”
- Jerkass: Most of the users.
- Just for Pun: Running Gag of the site.
- Long Title: Every page here.
- Media Watchdog: Various wikis have been blocked by the Great Firewall of China ("Golden Shield Project"), including Taiwan and Japan's Uncyclopedias. Russia's Absurdopedia was involved in a legal battle with Roskomnadzor, and a few individual Brazilian Desciclopédia pages may be blocked in Russia. There have also been plenty of Frivolous Lawsuits threatened over the years, which invariably fail to materialise; sadly, spurious legal threats are a common reputational management tactic in some countries.
- "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer: Inciclopedia's quotes for Manuel Rosales.
- The Nothing After Death: You Are Dead.
- Oscar Wilde: Uncyclopedia's unofficial mascot.
- Overly Long Scream: AAAAAAAAA!
- Parodic Table of the Elements: The Idiotic Table, the Canadian Periodic Table, and the Occasional Table (the third was deleted but can be found on the mirror site).
- Poe's Law: According to The Other Wiki some people have come across this wiki and believed it to be factual.
- Public Medium Ignorance: You know the Vocaloids? Japan was actually stealing from the Greek, and they'd prefer you wouldn't know that.
- Refuge in Audacity
- Rule of Fun: Pretty much runs the place.
- Rule of Funny: Naturally, since it's a humor (or humour) site.
- Schmuck Bait: Do NOT click any links!
- Self-Demonstrating Article: They have an entire category for them!
- And many, many more, such as the Angry Huffed Article and Nihilism.
- The article on plagiarism is copied verbatim from The Other Wiki.
- The full text of the article on “Brevity” reads “Brevity is... wit.”
- The articles on Binary and Morse Code are written in binary and Morse, respectively.
- Recursion, which redirects to Recursion.
- Zero Punctuation and XKCD get them as well.
- Self-Deprecation/Take That, Audience!: It's very often declared in the articles that anyone reading or writing Uncyclopedia must be a morbidly obese male virgin and a tragic waste of skin that the world would be better off without. Among the index “Things you will never have” are brains, common sense, a girlfriend, health, intelligence, knowledge, popularity, safety, sex, or a sense of proportion.
- Self-Referential Humor: Every page here.
- Serious Business: I don't appreciate your attitude towards my potato chip situation
- Set Right What Once Went Wrong: “Assassins from the future”
- Shaggy Dog Story: “Fire Hydrant” and “The O. Henry Collection”
- Shaped Like Itself: The category “Recursive categories”, which contains only one category: “Recursive categories”. This was based on a silly category that someone else did on The Other Wiki.
- Stalker with a Crush: Martina Hingis
- Start My Own: Many of the adaptations of Uncyclopedia into other languages, of which Desciclopédia (Brazil) is the largest.
- Strawman Political: Things do not get much more left-wing than this.
- Supercop / Waif Fu: “Amanda Steele, Action Cop”
- Take That: The majority of the wiki. There are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of pages with jabs at President Bush (and his successors). That's just the tip of the iceberg.
- Dear God, if you had a dime for every Take That Uncyclopedia ever made, you might be the richest person on the planet!
- Of course, rivals like Encyclopedia Dramatica don't get a pass, either.
- Every single article on Malaysia was apparently written by an angry Indonesian. A very angry Indonesian. With a good sense of humor.
- They even have a rather amusing one towards TV Tropes:
Most tropers also appear to be unaware of the existence of what are called Discussion Pages.
- They aren't fans of Inheritance Cycle either.
- The Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer: “The defense rests, your honor”
- Think of the Advertisers!: Wikia has long attempted to circumvent Uncyclopedia's non-commercial Creative Commons licence. Other-language versions were routinely placed under incompatible licences and plastered with ads; Wikia also used Uncyclopedia to advertise other Wikia-hosted sites which carry intrusive commercial display advertising. The desire not to offend these commercial advertisers appears to have been a major factor in much of the content censorship, from the Content Warnings in 2012 to the entire site being Screwed by the Network and de-platformed in 2019.
- Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: Or not.
- Toilet Humour: I maed a yuky doody
- TV Tropes: Why, hello there. Notable among Uncyclopedia entries for being … well, pretty much accurate and truthful. Also notable for being featured on the main page on 30 July 2010.
- Unreliable Narrator: Quite a lot of pages. See this category.
- Wiki Magic: Fisher Price: A Retrospective is a critique of a single line of vandalism.
- A Wizard Did It: Wow! It's magical or something!
- Written Sound Effect: “These are things with names that would look totally awesome as comic sound effects.”
- Yin-Yang Clash: What happens when Memetic Badasses Mr. T and Chuck Norris fight? The collision of their fists creates the Big Bang.