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“He isn't even in the military”
~ Godfrey Jones on Captain Obvious

edit Captain Obvious in Russia

It is strange, but Captain Obvious is REALLY popular in Russia and all ex-USSR countries. Here, home of russian C.O. -

edit Identity Revealed

... I believe I very well might be Captain Obvious.

Newprofile001 03:46, December 25, 2009 (UTC)

edit Potential Change? (Here you can find a discussion titled: "Potential Change?")

Is this where we request edits? If so... "This could be because Captain Obvious has failed to apprehend or destroy Professor Subtle in any way." to " This could be because Captain Obvious has failed to apprehend, comprehend or destroy Professor Subtle in any way. " 12.2.08

Change the russian version to " Это русская версия капитана Очевидности" . That would be correct.

“Judging by the lair's diagram, it consists of a series of booby traps which could potentially injure someone...or worse.”

   ~ Captain Obvious on the lair 

Change to: “Judging by the lair's diagram, it consists of a series of tubes which could potentially injure someone...or worse.”

   ~ Captain Obvious on the internets

Also the "Ican't Belive It's not butter" quote should be changed to "I can't belive it's not hitler Resulting in:

“It looks like Hitler,it tastes like Hitler, it's used like Hitler, yet it doesn't appear to actually be Hitler.”

   ~ Captain Obvious on I can't believe it's not hitler

edit America (Here you can find a discussion titled: "America")

It should be obvious specially to Captain Obvious that America isn't a fucking country shouldn't it?

edit Is this a question on Captain Obvious? (Here you can find a discussion titled: "Is this a question on Captain Obvious?")

Why hasn't Captain Obvious stated that he is Captain Obvious due to his great ability to be obvious?

That is correct, Captain Obvious does have the ability of being obviouos. This gag needs to be flamed like the Russian Reversal quotes. --AmericanBastard 07:17, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

edit Definitely not an assortment of entries (Here you can find a discussion titled: "Definitely not an assortment of entries")

This is the talk page for the Uncyclopedia article known as "Captain Obvious".

I should point out that in the quotes ("If a tree falls in the woods...etc"), "paradox" is spelt without it's middle "a".

Looks like the UKers hit this article. It's always so subtle. "We're not jealous of the US, we just think Bin Laden is misunderstood and race-mixers should be done away with."

Idea: change the featured article template to make it obvious (in the style of Captain Obvious). Or would that be going overboard? KaloFoxfire 20:38, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

Question: Huh? Picklefork 23:19, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

I mean like how Morse Code has all its templates changed to morse code, and AAAA! has its in all A's. What I'm suggesting (or not suggesting, as it may be going overboard), is having the Featured Article template down at the bottom read something like "This article, Captain Obvious, is a featured article! This means that it was featured on the front page, which is the main page of Uncyclopedia!" And so on and so forth. Obviously, it would be much better written than that. KaloFoxfire 13:20, 7 April 2006 (UTC)
On second fourth I mean third fourth fifth thought, it -would- be going overboard. If this article was about being obvious or something, then it might be appropriate. But this is about Captain Obvious. So forget I said anything. KaloFoxfire 12:47, 10 April 2006 (UTC)

And now, the greatest question of our age; if Captain Obvious and [[1]] were to meet, how many universes would be destroyed and how many issues would it take? 03:55, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

Perhaps one could add the following once the page becomes unprotected?

“Xenogears are gears that are xeno.”

What was wrong with the SW stuff? - User:Guest/sig 18:40, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

I love Captain Obvious. Just wanted to point that out. My 15 minutes of fame. Dumitru 19:58, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

edit why isn't... (Here you can find a discussion titled: "why isn't...")

this article in the self-reference category?

edit Errors (Here you can find a discussion titled: "Errors")

Penis is spelled pinis. Is that on purpose? Also the arm and pinis aren't internal organs

  • - User:Guest/sig 04:36, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

    ~Also this is not the Wikipedia.

    But the signature method is the same. SpacerSpacerPremierTomMayfairChe RedPhone Unsoc Hammer and sickle 21:28, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

    edit Why... (Here you can find a discussion titled: "Why...")

    Is Captain Obvious all washed out now? He was just fine in Techinicolor.--Witt, Union leader of Union member UNion Entertain me* 19:56, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

    Because Captain America is bias. SpacerSpacerPremierTomMayfairChe RedPhone Unsoc Hammer and sickle 20:47, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

    edit Fucking Fantastic (Here you can find a discussion titled: "Fucking Fantastic")

    Great job. Quadzilla99 16:35, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

    edit Obvious Man (Here you can find a discussion titled: "Obvious Man")

    This is a sad rip-off of obvious man.

    • They are both sad ripoffs of Vegeta

    edit Captian Obvious (Here you can find a discussion titled: "Captain Obvious")

    “I'm not even that stupid”

    "100% of all people will die, except Chuck Norris"- Captain Obvious on death-- 00:38, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

    edit THE Top Article of '06? (Here you can find a discussion titled: "THE Top Article of '06?")

    This is the top article of '06? It was good but there are others that are much better and funnier. The French Revolution didn't even make the list!

    edit This section is about the main article (Here you can find a discussion titled: "This section is about the main article")

    This article is about Captain Obvious.

    No shit, Sherlock. --AAA! (AAAA) 10:25, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

    edit I just heard... (Here you can find a discussion titled: "I just heard...")

    ...Captain Obvious (when asked about Sparta):


    Seems kinda obvious.

    edit This is a bit of a big change to propose (Here you can find a discussion titled: "This is a bit of a big change to propose")

    ...but I think this article could do with a serious dose of (don't laugh) subtlety. As people have said, this is the Captain Obvious article, not the Obviousness article, so our humour doesn't have to mach the style of the subject. Things like the Titanic image I like, things like "Mr. Obvious has Obvious as a last name" I can't help feeling are a little.. trivial, and poorly thought-out. So, even though it's still pretty sub-par example, I'd like to see more of the "That looks quite dangerous" on the subject of knife-throwing, or "If you're going to go skydiving, you'll probably want a parachute".

    Just one man's opinion, of course -- 13:15, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

    edit Clerking for SCOTUS? (Here you can find a discussion titled: "Clerking for SCOTUS?")

    Recent pronouncement of Captain Obvious in KSR v. Teleflex:

    We build and create by bringing to the tangible and palpable reality around us new works based on instinct,simple logic, ordinary inferences, extraordinary ideas, and sometimes even genius.

    Oooh, that word "palpable" just sends chills up and down my spine. Imagine the horror if we only brought things to tangible reality....--Unowa 03:35, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

    edit “It does exactly what is says on the tin.” (Here you can find a discussion titled: "It does exactly what is says on the tin.")

    Is this supposed to be deliberately misquoted into grammatical nonsense or is it just an obvious typo?

    edit Qupte (Here you can find a discussion titled: "Qupte")

    Can someone add this? "... there were 50 planes and now there are 100 planes. And that's almost twice as many planes." - Teh Captain...

    edit Should we make an Unquotable page for all the Captain Obvious quotes? (Here you can find a discussion titled: "Should we make an Unquotable page for all the Captain Obvious quotes?")

    If they stay in the article, they'll just clutter up the page. --General Insineratehymn 22:18, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

    edit The REAL Captain Obvious... (Here you can find a discussion titled: "The REAL Captain Obvious...")

    Guess you guys missed this guy... Captain Xavier Obvious' myspace.

    Apparantly he's part of a super league??? The SLS

    edit Captain Obvious and Captain Oblivious (Here you can find a discussion titled: "Captain Obvious and Captain Oblivious")

    How can Captain Obvious and Captain Oblivious be arch-enemies? Captain Oblivious would be oblivious to the fact that his arch-enemy is Captain Obvious and that he is the arch-enemy of Captain Obvious, and Captain Obvious would state, well, the obvious and say that Captain Oblivious would be oblivious to Captain Obvious, meaning they can't be rivals.

    Or maybe I'm just stating the obvious.

    Or maybe Captain Oblivious would take a disliking to Captain Obvious, but is oblivious to the fact that Captain Obvious can beat the crap out of him.

    This is uncyclopedia. Logic is suspended until further notice. R3tr0r0ck3r 17:01, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

    edit Espanish Version (Here you can find a discussion titled: "Espanish Version")

    Excuze me, I'm an emisary of the spanish version of Uncyclopedia: The Inciclopedia. I came here with my inferior uses of the english to say that we already have an article for Captain Obvious in our Wiki. Check this out. I just pay to some Administrator put this [[es:Capitán Obvio]] at the end of the article. Thank you very much, Manolo.

    I'm not an op, but done. –—Hv (talk) 6/03 19:38
    Thank you, señor

    Russian version is here: ru:Капитан Очевидность 08:36, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

    There is also a Dutch version

    edit What happened to the Homsar picture? (Here you can find a discussion titled: "What happened to the Homsar picture?")

    The caption said something along the lines of Captain Obvious's clothing line. (Homsar's shirt has "homsar" on it.) <insert name here> <(^_^<)Meh.Meh. Meh. or something like that 22:08, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

    edit Vacuum...

    Vacuum is misspelled "vaccum". 20:22, 19 January 2009 (UTC) I'm not sure if that was Captain Obvious making a comment. 04:54, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

    edit A Obvious Quote

    "Don't fall it gets you down" - Captain Obvious on falling --SunJian 21:33, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

    "It's where you can watch videos!" - Captain Obvious on Youtube --User:Marcen12

    edit Put this in

    Italian version

    Somebody mention the fact that Captain Obvious was a vampire hunter who wrote a book called "Shit It Took Me Way Too Long To Figure Out: Vol. 1." Source:

    edit The Great Obfuscater

    Captain Obvious's greatest enemy is the Obfuscater. The Obfuscater is the greatest villain ever spawned by the human race. His evil plan is to baffle the human race and fck with their heads. His most potent inventions have been politics, organized religion, and Duct Tape.

    Captain Obvious fought the Obfuscater at the Battle of Dawn. Captain Obvious's forces surrounded the Obfuscater and completely isolated him from his allies. Obfuscater threatened the destroy the earth with his ray gun, but Obvious responded by saying that ray guns are not real. Soundly beaten, Obfuscater surrendered his entire empire to Obvious. He was allowed to escape with only his life, whereupon he subsequently became the speechwriter for President Obama.

    edit Real life image

    Should be added to article: captain-obvious.jpg

    edit Missing Villains

    Hey! Why aren't Captains Irrelevent, Understatement, and Sarcastic listed as Captain Obvious' arch nemesises'!?! Please add them, someone who had authority.

    edit Original Source?

    Anyone know the original source of this?superheroes-batman-superman-painfully-is-the-correct-word.jpg -- 11:50, April 10, 2012 (UTC)

    edit Captain obvious jokes

    The captain obvious jokes are listed in the page, acting more like a joke book than a Uncyclopedia article (Which is best known for its subtle but powerful humour).

    Some of them are placed very subtly, and this is a fantastic aspect, but the "Fortune Teller?" and "Other famous statements" subjects/headlines do not fit in this article.

    I suggest moving them but I am not sure how this would be done without ruining the fun, or making the jokes seem worse.

    --MrRatermat2 (talk) 22:36, December 13, 2013 (UTC)

    To the extent that he turns up on other pages, it seems to me that there is only one Captain Obvious joke, and to our misfortune, it keeps being told over again.
    Sections 4 and 5 of this article show why we now view lists in general with skepticism. However, the article is Featured — that is, it ran on our main page — and is assumed not to need help being funny. Spıke Ѧ 22:48 13-Dec-13
    But just because its on the featured page, doesn't mean we can't make it any better. Right?
    If it fits to fix the article by making a seperate article designed to just be spammed to death with the same joke over and over again, in case you actually like that sort of harassment. Again, its just my opinion and I just think that making the page less obnoxious would be making the page less of an eyesore, and more of a way to enjoy reading the website... and an overused joke... --MrRatermat2 (talk) 22:58, December 13, 2013 (UTC)
    Wrong. There are many Featured Articles from 2006 that I would rework, but again, they are assumed not to need help being funny, and I look elsewhere in the infinite namespace for my next project — while rooting him out if he should turn up outside of his own page, along with the notorious Bickering Quotations. Spıke Ѧ 23:03 13-Dec-13
    PS--One option is to attempt a funnier treatment at User:MrRatermat2/Captain Obvious and nominate the original for deletion, proposing your new page as a replacement. But this is unlikely to succeed. A bunch of fallen-away Uncyclopedians will come out of the woodwork, and all the site's other Admins will probably vote against you too. Spıke Ѧ 23:05 13-Dec-13


    Would it be funny to add something about the guy here? 01:42, July 31, 2015 (UTC)

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