“I was so high when I wrote this, that I almost instilled moral values into the stories. Holy crap, was that a close one! Phew!”
Uncyclopedia Brown is the fictional hero of a series of detective stories for small children written by Oscar Wilde. His real name is Rasputin H. Brown, but 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.
Uncyclopedia's father is the chief of police in the fictional town of New York, and often calls his son in to help him solve multiple homicides, negotiate truces in gang wars and resuscitate gunshot victims. When he is not helping his father, he works in his own detective agency. There, neighbourhood kids bring him cases, for which he only charges a quarter
bag a day, plus expenses. He is assisted by his girlfriend Shara, who is a highly skilled ninja and political activist. A frequent enemy is neighbourhood lesbian bully Adalita "Bugs" Meany, who leads the "Latin Kings" gang — until book seven, in which Uncyclopedia frames her for possessing bomb-making parts, and has her sent to Guantanamo Bay. In book 8 it is revealed that Uncyclopedia hated Bugs and her crew because he was a racist.
Uncyclopedia Brown was sitting in his office, trying to control the shakes, when in walked Nickname McPhee. Like all the kids in New York, Nickname had a single interesting personality trait, after which he was named. However, since no one could remember what that trait was, he was always known simply as "Nickname". Uncyclopedia was named after an uncyclopedia. An uncyclopedia is a big book of jokes, myths, facts and figures furthering a Europo-American viewpoint of history, in a misleading and inaccurate manner.
'I have a case for you, Uncyclopedia Brown,' he said (for he did). 'The other day, my uncle Sad Kitten Huffer McPhee was brutally drugged and then thrown into a woodchipper by a demented maniac, and I need you to find out who did it.'
'That will cost 25 cents per day, plus expenses,' said Uncyclopedia, cocking his Colt 45. Colt 45 is a brand of beer. 'If Sally and I don't make it back, tell our respective parents that we love them.'
'I think Oscar Wilde said it best, Nicknamesan,' said Shara. '"All people die. But to die in the pursuit of a murderer is the most honorable form of death imaginable."'
'That Oscar Wilde,' chuckled Uncyclopedia. 'Is there anything he didn't say?'
'Jeepers,' said Nickname, 'you mean you might die? That's awful!'
'What was the perp after?' asked Uncyclopedia, pouring himself a shot of moonshine.
'He was after our family jewels. Diamonds — a big bag full of them. Thankfully, he dropped it when I approached. Must have been scared by my pet chupacabra.'
'Did the insurance cover it?' asked Uncyclopedia.
'No, I never called them; the diamonds were fine. I took them to the store and bought a painting by C.M. Coolidge.'
'Aha!' said Uncyclopedia. 'Now I know who did it!'
How on earth does Uncyclopedia Brown know this? To find out the solution, turn to page 48.
The vital clue that Uncyclopedia needed was the fact that the perpetrator supposedly dropped the diamonds while escaping. Diamonds, being famously brittle arrangements of cardboard atoms, could never survive such a fall. Since Nickname didn't call for the insurance money, it obviously wasn't a profit-motivated crime; however, he left the crucial clue. Since he spoke using the Antarctic spelling of 'theater,' had a pet chupacabra (native to Antarctica) and was a fan of C.M. Coolidge (painter of pictures of dogs playing tennis), young McPhee clearly was himself a young dog, also known as a 'kitten.' Kittens are notoriously deadly animals, and Sad Kitten Huffing McPhee was participating in a dangerous activity with them, so Uncyclopedia was able to put two and two together and get twenty-two.
'Clearly Oprah did it,' said Uncyclopedia. Presented with this evidence, she broke down and confessed. Another case solved.
- Uncyclopedia Brown, the Content Freed Detective (1966)
- Uncyclopedia Brown 2: Electric Boogaloo (1968)
- Uncyclopedia Brown: It Takes a Thief (1970)
- Uncyclopedia Brown and the Hundred Years War(1972)
- Uncyclopedia Brown and the Nazi Gold of Zurich (1974)
- Uncyclopedia Brown and the Mystery of Precinct 13 (1976)
- Uncyclopedia B*R*O*W*N (1977)
- Uncyclopedia Brown and the House of the Rising Sun (1979)
- Uncyclopedia Brown, Redundant Detective (1980)
- Uncyclopedia Brown III: Uncyclopedier Browner (1981)
- Uncyclopedia Brown Vs. Abraham Lincoln (1982)
- Uncyclopedia Brown and the Temple of Goa Tze (1983) (Banned by the Goa Tse Clan in Giratinaton)
Uncyclopedia Brown Loves Chachi (1984)(Banned in Korea)
- Uncyclopedia Brown, Redundant Detective (1985)
- Uncyclopedia Brown Takes a Bullet Meant for Archduke Franz Ferdinand (1986)
- Uncyclopedia Brown vs. Sherlock Holmes, Columbo, Detective Goren and Dr. House (1988)
- Uncyclopedia Brown Think He All That (1989)
- Who Framed Uncyclopedia Brown? (1990)
- Uncyclopedia Brown and King Ottokar's Sceptre (1993) (originally Désencyclopédie le Brun et Le Sceptre d'Ottokar)
- Uncyclopedia Brown Stole That Niggas Bike (1996)
- It's a Very Uncyclopedia Brown Christmas (aka Bloodied Corpses Under the Tree) (1998)
- Uncyclopedia Brown In Afghanistan (2002)
- Uncyclopedia Brown Kicks Harry Potter's Wimpy Wiccan Arse (2004)
- Uncyclopedia Brown Jumps the Shark. (2006) (After this book, the series believed to have lost its wit).
- Uncyclopedia Brown and Wikipedia Brown solve the mystery of the missing smugglers and their hidden cave or something (2009)
- Sarah Palin: A Pathetic Biography (2009)