History YMMV / TheOnion

15th Nov '15 3:04:47 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DudeNotFunny: A lot of articles can get this reaction. Specific examples include: ** An ''Onion'' tweet on February 24, 2013 (UsefulNotes/AcademyAwardsCeremonies night) called 9-year-old Best Actress nominee Quvenzhane Wallis a ''very'' [[CountryMatters rude word]], claiming that everyone else was afraid to admit she was one. It was a parody of all the insinuations and nasty comments on social media that Wallis was being a brat at the Oscars, taken ''way'' too far. The response on Website/{{Twitter}} was ''huge'' and ''angry'', resulting in a sincere apology, the first ever in the Onion's history. Unfortunately, the tweet also led to [[BlameGame a lot of]] [[MisBlamed misdirected finger pointing]] at the staff of The AV Club, who had nothing to do with the tweet, and were effectively only chosen because they're slightly more visible than the more anonymous writers for ''The Onion'' -- they're also effectively completely separate operations, right down to not even having offices in the same ''state''. One blogger's demands that The AV Club's film editor ''also'' apologize for the tweet resulted in a groundswell of support for the site from the critic community.
15th Nov '15 3:04:29 PM rjd1922
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** An ''Onion'' tweet on February 24, 2013 (UsefulNotes/AcademyAwardsCeremonies night) called 9-year-old Best Actress nominee Quvenzhane Wallis a ''very'' [[CountryMatters rude word]], claiming that everyone else was afraid to admit she was one. It was a parody of all the insinuations and nasty comments on social media that Wallis was being a brat at the Oscars, taken ''way'' too far. The response on Website/{{Twitter}} was ''huge'' and ''angry'', resulting in a sincere apology, the first ever in the Onion's history. Unfortunately, the tweet also led to [[TheBlameGame a lot of]] [[{{Misblamed}} misdirected finger pointing]] at the staff of The AV Club, who had nothing to do with the tweet, and were effectively only chosen because they're slightly more visible than the more anonymous writers for ''The Onion'' -- they're also effectively completely separate operations, right down to not even having offices in the same ''state''. One blogger's demands that The AV Club's film editor ''also'' apologize for the tweet resulted in a groundswell of support for the site from the critic community.
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** An ''Onion'' tweet on February 24, 2013 (UsefulNotes/AcademyAwardsCeremonies night) called 9-year-old Best Actress nominee Quvenzhane Wallis a ''very'' [[CountryMatters rude word]], claiming that everyone else was afraid to admit she was one. It was a parody of all the insinuations and nasty comments on social media that Wallis was being a brat at the Oscars, taken ''way'' too far. The response on Website/{{Twitter}} was ''huge'' and ''angry'', resulting in a sincere apology, the first ever in the Onion's history. Unfortunately, the tweet also led to [[TheBlameGame [[BlameGame a lot of]] [[{{Misblamed}} [[MisBlamed misdirected finger pointing]] at the staff of The AV Club, who had nothing to do with the tweet, and were effectively only chosen because they're slightly more visible than the more anonymous writers for ''The Onion'' -- they're also effectively completely separate operations, right down to not even having offices in the same ''state''. One blogger's demands that The AV Club's film editor ''also'' apologize for the tweet resulted in a groundswell of support for the site from the critic community.
15th Nov '15 3:03:51 PM rjd1922
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Note: TheOnion often uses [[YMMV.HomePage YMMV]] items and AudienceReactions in an InUniverse setting. Those used InUniverse as a Trope can be kept on the main page. To make this so, just put or PotHole "InUniverse" within the example (where appropriate of course). See InUniverse for more. For those not used InUniverse, here's a list of [[YMMV.HomePage YMMV]] Tropes and AudienceReactions relating to TheOnion.
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Note: TheOnion Website/TheOnion often uses [[YMMV.HomePage YMMV]] items and AudienceReactions in an InUniverse setting. Those used InUniverse as a Trope can be kept on the main page. To make this so, just put or PotHole "InUniverse" within the example (where appropriate of course). See InUniverse for more. For those not used InUniverse, here's a list of [[YMMV.HomePage YMMV]] Tropes and AudienceReactions relating to TheOnion.Website/TheOnion.

* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8wO4WVYQRw The Fact Zone's Intro]]
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8wO4WVYQRw The Fact Zone's Intro]]
15th Nov '15 3:03:13 PM rjd1922
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Only the trope page Dude Not Funny is in-universe examples only; it's allowed on YMMV pages out-of-universe.
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* DudeNotFunny: A lot of articles can get this reaction. Specific examples include: ** An ''Onion'' tweet on February 24, 2013 (UsefulNotes/AcademyAwardsCeremonies night) called 9-year-old Best Actress nominee Quvenzhane Wallis a ''very'' [[CountryMatters rude word]], claiming that everyone else was afraid to admit she was one. It was a parody of all the insinuations and nasty comments on social media that Wallis was being a brat at the Oscars, taken ''way'' too far. The response on Website/{{Twitter}} was ''huge'' and ''angry'', resulting in a sincere apology, the first ever in the Onion's history. Unfortunately, the tweet also led to [[TheBlameGame a lot of]] [[{{Misblamed}} misdirected finger pointing]] at the staff of The AV Club, who had nothing to do with the tweet, and were effectively only chosen because they're slightly more visible than the more anonymous writers for ''The Onion'' -- they're also effectively completely separate operations, right down to not even having offices in the same ''state''. One blogger's demands that The AV Club's film editor ''also'' apologize for the tweet resulted in a groundswell of support for the site from the critic community.
30th Oct '15 5:11:58 PM Anddrix
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* DudeNotFunny: A lot of articles can get this reaction. Specific examples include: ** An ''Onion'' tweet on February 24, 2013 (UsefulNotes/AcademyAwardsCeremonies night) called 9-year-old Best Actress nominee Quvenzhane Wallis a ''very'' [[CountryMatters rude word]], claiming that everyone else was afraid to admit she was one. It was a parody of all the insinuations and nasty comments on social media that Wallis was being a brat at the Oscars, taken ''way'' too far. The response on Website/{{Twitter}} was ''huge'' and ''angry'', resulting in a sincere apology, the first ever in the Onion's history. Unfortunately, the tweet also led to [[TheBlameGame a lot of]] [[{{Misblamed}} misdirected finger pointing]] at the staff of The AV Club, who had nothing to do with the tweet, and were effectively only chosen because they're slightly more visible than the more anonymous writers for ''The Onion'' -- they're also effectively completely separate operations, right down to not even having offices in the same ''state''. One blogger's demands that The AV Club's film editor ''also'' apologize for the tweet resulted in a groundswell of support for the site from the critic community.
2nd Jul '15 9:42:06 PM jormis29
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*** When the creators of ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'' updated the design of minor villain called Magpie, guess who they made her look like?
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*** When the creators of ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'' updated the design of a minor villain called Magpie, guess who they made her look like?
2nd Jul '15 9:36:19 PM jormis29
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*** When the creators of ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'' updated the design of minor villain called Magpie, guess who they made her look like?
11th Jun '15 9:26:25 AM MarkLungo
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** [[http://www.theonion.com/video/onn-exclusive-fire-ninja-inferno-becomes-first-ope-37313 Fire-Ninja Inferno Becomes First Openly Gay Fatal Melee Fighter]], a spoof of ''MortalKombat'', becomes this when ''MortalKombatX'' unveiled the first gay character of the series.
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** [[http://www.theonion.com/video/onn-exclusive-fire-ninja-inferno-becomes-first-ope-37313 Fire-Ninja Inferno Becomes First Openly Gay Fatal Melee Fighter]], a spoof of ''MortalKombat'', ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', becomes this when ''MortalKombatX'' ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' unveiled the first gay character of the series.

* MemeticMutation: [[http://www.theonion.com/article/beautiful-cinnamon-roll-too-good-for-this-world-to-35038 Beautiful Cinnamon Roll Too Good For This World, Too Pure]] has become a term of endearment on Tumblr.
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* MemeticMutation: [[http://www.theonion.com/article/beautiful-cinnamon-roll-too-good-for-this-world-to-35038 Beautiful Cinnamon Roll Too Good For This World, Too Pure]] has become a term of endearment on Tumblr.Website/{{Tumblr}}.
11th Jun '15 9:21:20 AM GovernorExplosion
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* MemeticMutation: [[http://www.theonion.com/article/beautiful-cinnamon-roll-too-good-for-this-world-to-35038 Beautiful Cinnamon Roll Too Good For This World, Too Pure]] has become a term of endearment on Tumblr.
9th Jun '15 8:30:29 PM Illuminatus
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** [[http://www.theonion.com/article/guy-at-bar-complaining-about-his-job-turns-out-to--5842 Guy At Bar Complaining About His Job Turns Out To Be Eli Manning]]. Published in 2007, Manning was at the time still under a tremendous amount of scorn having just played an atrocious game against the Packers to drop the Giants to 0-2. Manning rebounded to make the playoffs, defeat the Packers there, and win the Super Bowl in one of the greatest upsets in NFL history with one of the most memorable plays in sports.
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