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->''"Our top story tonight: NASA sends probe to Uranus; people everywhere giggle."''
-->-- '''Colin Mochrie''', ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway''

This refers to the tendency for characters to crack[[labelnote:*]][[HehHehYouSaidX huh huh, you said "crack"]][[/labelnote]] jokes about the planet UsefulNotes/{{Uranus}} and its {{unfortunate name|s}}. Attempts to rectify[[labelnote:*]][[HehHehYouSaidX huh huh, you said "rectify"]][[/labelnote]] this usually try to vary the pronunciation ([[ItIsPronouncedTroPay It Is Pronounced YOO-ruh-nus]], although sometimes people get this wrong and say "urine-us", which is just as bad). Although there might be a case for OUR-ran-os, which may be closer to the original Greek.[[labelnote:*]][[AncientGrome Uranus is the Romanization]], [[OddNameOut unlike the other seven planets, which use the actual Roman names.]] And also [[HehHehYouSaidX huh huh, you said "Greek"]].[[/labelnote]]

It doesn't help a bit to learn that Uranus is classified as one of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_giant "gas giants,"]] with an atmosphere believed to contain [[{{Gasshole}} large clouds of methane]].

Needless to say, this trope is almost exclusive to the English language, since other languages use different words (or at least different pronunciations) for "Uranus", "anus", and "your".

{{Subtrope}} of HehHehYouSaidX and UnfortunateNames. See also PlutoIsExpendable for another (former) planet that gets no respect.

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[[folder:Card Games]]
* There was a short-lived parody of the original ''Film/MarsAttacks'' trading cards called ''Uranus Attacks''; the Uranians were ugly, disgusting creatures who tried to invade Earth as the Martians did, but were at most {{Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain}}s.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica: [[ComicBook/DCOneMillion One Million]]'' features Starman from the 853rd century in the present day, and he proclaims himself as the protector of Uranus. Flash chuckles, while Green Lantern chimes in saying "Uranus" stopped being a funny word after the fourth grade.
* In an issue of ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'', a frustrated Star Boy tells his two fighting companions, "You're both acting like Uranuses."
* In one ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' article, no longer finding Uranus jokes funny is listed as a mark of maturity.
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[[folder: Fan Works]]
* [[ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes Saturn Girl]] [[http://comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=289833&GSub=25913 doesn't get it.]]
* The ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}[=/=]Anime/SailorMoon crossover [[FukuFic fic]] ''Fanfic/SailorHellblazer'' has a 'deleted scene' where John Constantine calls Sailor Uranus 'Sailor Arsehole' in an argument that might have started over [[SeriousBusiness football]].
* [[https://www.derpiboo.ru/436199 Princess Sparkle: Princess of Uranus.]] She's not too thrilled.
* [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/311275/twilight-sparkle-is-vexed-by-uranus "Twilight Sparkle Is Vexed by Uranus"]]: in which the planet inexplicably goes missing, and ''everyone'' misunderstands Twilight when she tries to search for it.
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[[folder:Film]]
* The ending for ''Film/AustinPowersInternationalManOfMystery''. "That looks like Uranus!"
* In ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'', Elliot tells his friends about E.T., prompting the question,
-->'''Tyler:''' Where is he from, Uranus? [[DontExplainTheJoke Get it? Your anus?]]
** Which also goes with the [[EpilepticTrees theory]] that ET is a movie about overcoming one's [[UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud anal phase]].
** Or saying that he [[AssPull pulled the idea out of his ass]].
* ''Film/JustMyLuck'':
-->'''Ashley Albright:''' Dana, how's my 'scope?\\
'''Dana:''' Your moon is in Uranus.\\
'''Ashley Albright:''' Doesn't sound pretty.
* ''Film/LethalWeapon3'':
-->'''Leo Getz:''' I mean, where does it say that a gunshot wound requires a rectal exam? Yeah. With a telescope big enough to see Venus!\\
'''Martin Riggs:''' I guess all they saw was Uranus, huh?\\
'''Leo Getz:''' Oh, that's great, Riggs. Ha ha. That's great.
* ''Film/{{Religulous}}'' does this in a deleted scene available on the DVD:
-->'''[[RealTimeWithBillMaher Bill Maher]]:''' How spiritually advanced is Uranus?
* ''Take'':
-->'''Jeff:''' ''[on horoscopes]'' Relationships do not rise and fall because your heart is linked to Venus and your head is up Uranus!\\
'''Jim:''' Oh, ha ha. [[NeverHeardThatOneBefore Who didn't see that one coming a kilometer away?]]
* In ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', a bumper sticker on the side of Lone Starr's Winnebago reads: "I ♥ Uranus".
* When the oil drillers from ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'' are brought to NASA:
-->'''Bear:''' What's up, Harry? Did NASA find oil on Uranus, man?
* Invoked in ''[[Film/BillAndTed Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey]]'' while [[spoiler:complimenting GOD.]]
* In ''Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol'', there's this funny exchange of dialogue.
-->'''Benji Dunn:''' Why am I Pluto? It's not even a planet anymore!\\
'''Brandt:''' Well, Uranus is still available.\\
'''Benji Dunn:''' That's funny, because you just said anus.
* This becomes a running gag in the ''Mystery Science'' version of ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S04E12HerculesAndTheCaptiveWomen Hercules and the Captive Women]]''.
--> '''Ismene.''' Today is dedicated to Uranus!
--> '''Crow.''' Why, thank you, I'm fla -- Wha?
--> '''Tom Servo.''' Can I keep my thong on?
--> '''Crow.''' Everybody bow down and praise Hercules' a--
--> '''Joel.''' That's not what they meant.
--> '''Crow.''' But that's what she said.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* The novel series ''Literature/TheDayMyBumWentPsycho'' contains lots of ToiletHumour. Try and guess which planet is a central focus.
** The second book is called ''Zombie Bums From Uranus'', and a running gag involves the planet's pronounciation.
* Ron Weasley of ''Literature/HarryPotter'' does this. In ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]'', at Divination class when they study astrology, he asks Lavender at one point, "Can I have a look at Uranus too, Lavender?" [[spoiler:It's not known whether the {{foreshadowing}} was intentional, but this being ''[[ChekhovsArmoury Harry Potter]]'' that's probably the way to bet.]] Next, in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', Ron makes another such joke during a sort of IntoxicationEnsues moment, saying "Harry, we saw Uranus up close!"
* In the children's Edutainment book ''The Gobsmacking Galaxy'', a RuleOfThree gag is made of this: after Johann Elert Bode succeeds in naming Uranus, he pops up and attempts to christen Neptune "Mibottom" and Pluto "Hizbum".
* Creator/DanielPinkwater's ''Young Adult Novel'' includes a Dadaist play titled "Chickens from Uranus."
* ''[[Literature/CaptainUnderpants The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby]]'' ended with the BigBad, Deputy Doo-Doo, deposited on Uranus. It even lampshaded the trope with a sign reading "Welcome to Uranus (Please don't make fun of our name)"
* ''[[Literature/EarthTheBook Earth (The Book)]]'' describes Uranus as "the funniest planet by far," although any aliens would "have to spend about ten years learning idiomatic English to learn why." Lake Titicaca is also identified as "The 'Uranus' of Lakes."
* In ''Literature/{{Larklight}}'', the narrator's sister Myrtle tells him that "Polite people refer to that planet by its original name, Georgium Sidus. It provides less opportunity for cheap jokes."
* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson's Guide to Life]]'' can't resist making this joke ''[[RuleOfThree three]]'' times.
* John Varley’s ''Golden Globe'':
-->“Where you bound?" "Where else? Uranus." He pronounced it your-anus. "What about you?" "Uranus," I confirmed. I pronounced it Urine-us. Was there ever an orb so inelegantly named? Nobody's ever agreed on how to say it, and both ways stink.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/CrossingJordan'' episode "Blue Moon":
-->'''Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh:''' The moon's in Uranus.\\
'''Detective Woody Hoyt:''' Excuse me?
* ''Series/JustShootMe'' episode "There's Something About Allison":
-->'''Burt.Brandi:''' You're the assface astronaut who rode a turd rocket to the third ring of Uranus.
* ''Series/VeronicaMars'' episode "Welcome Wagon":
-->'''Piz:''' ''[referring to Veronica's new car]'' A Saturn for a Mars.\\
'''Veronica:''' In Neptune! Yeah, the planets really aligned for this one. [[{{Pun}} Now move Uranus, the Mercury's rising]].
* The old joke about how toilet paper is just like the [[Franchise/StarTrek Starship Enterprise]]: "They circle Uranus and wipe out Klingons."
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'':
** The episode featuring ''Film/TheSkydivers'' begins with Tom Servo trying to give a planetarium exhibition, but Crow ruins it by constantly cracking Uranus jokes, complete with the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' joke above.
** ''Hercules and the Captive Women'' gives them even more opportunity, with Hercules fighting a cult worshipping the god Uranus. With lines like "This day is dedicated to Uranus" and references to "the blood of Uranus," though, they were really asking for it.
* Tony Kornheiser loves making this joke on ''Series/PardonTheInterruption''. Michael Wilbon is always less-than-amused, usually responding with a sarcastic "Haw, haw, haw."
* Also, briefly used in ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUnD8HoZHPA one episode Randy was amused when he found out of this planet's existence.]]
* In the ''Series/That70sShow'' episode "Who Wants It More", Kelso has his UFO pictures developed, only for his friends to find out later that there were naked pictures of him on the same roll. Fez's response:
-->'''Fez:''' I don't see a UFO, but I can definitely see Uranus. [[DontExplainTheJoke It's a planet, but it's also your butt.]]
* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' episode "The Pants Alternative", Sheldon has to give a speech, and he gets drunk to gather courage. He ends up mooning the audience, while saying: "Get ready to see the dark side of the Moon... and here's Uranus!"
** As a side note, this was the episode that earned Creator/JimParsons his Emmy.
* From ''Series/NeverMindTheBuzzcocks'':
-->'''Creator/DavidTennant:''' [=McFly's=] song contained the lyrics "There's nothing on Earth that could save us since I fell in love with Uranus." Which as it happens was a line removed from the pilot episode of ''Series/{{Torchwood}}''... [[SitcomArchnemesis BARROWMAN]]! ''[shakes fist]''
* In ''Series/{{Jackass}}'', they once went to a city called Mianus. Of course they made lots of my anus jokes such as "Can you see Uranus from Mianus?"
* ''Series/SpaceCases'':
-->'''Bova:''' I hate being from Uranus! I'm the [[IncrediblyLamePun butt]] of every joke!
* Done on ''Series/TheLateLateShow with Creator/CraigFerguson'':
-->'''Creator/CraigFerguson:''' Self help books are pointless. Here's something for you... Men are from Mars, women are from Venus, and self help books are from Uranus.
* In ''Series/PushingDaisies'', young Emerson Cod is sent to the principal's office "for the crime of inappropriate intentional DoubleEntendre during the science fair" when he makes a poster reading "Rings Discovered Around Uranus: Scientists Send Probes".
* "Uranus has never been probed" is one of the facts that pop up on ''Series/PopUpVideo'' during a Freddie Mercury video.
* One "News From Away", the Newfoundland-themed recurring segment on ''Radio/RoyalCanadianAirFarce'', had a news story went as follows.
-->'''Jimmy O'Toole:''' In science news, astronomers have discovered two new moons around Uranus. ''[{{beat}}, puts the news sheet down]'' Not touchin' that one.\\
'''Seamus:''' Me neither.
* On one episode of ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'', the contestant when asked which of the planets was named after a figure from Myth/GreekMythology accidentally does this.
-->''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEZ0DttCS9s I can't even put a finger on Uranus]].''
* ''Series/SonnyWithAChance'': [[ThoseTwoGuys Nico and Grady]] are going bowling with model planets:
-->'''Nico:''' I'll take Neptune, and kick your butt!\\
'''Grady:''' URANUS [[DoubleEntendre is mine!]]
* ''Series/ICarly'':
-->'''Sam:''' Cool, why don't you use it to beam yourself to Jupiter?\\
'''Carly:''' Is that really necessary?\\
'''Sam:''' I could've said Uranus...
* The subject of one ''Series/AmericasFunniestHomeVideos'' prize winner. Parent is doing planet names with kid. Gets to Uranus. Kid keeps replying "my anus".
** Another clip has a kid who can recite all the names of the planets, but points out that it's best not to mention Uranus, since everyone starts laughing when you do.
* ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'':
** Used in a game of "Dating Service Video". Greg Proops donned an astronaut's helmet and delivered the line "I want to explore Uranus."
** The page quote comes from a game of "Weird Newscasters", which OnlySaneMan (in this game, anyway) Colin Mochrie leads with.
* In ''[[Series/{{Alf}} Project ALF]]'', the [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking humorously anticlimactic ending]] of the TheReasonYouSuckSpeech that Gordon Shumway gives to the traitor Dexter Moyers is Moyers's insistently non-punny pronunciation of the name of the seventh planet.
* In one episode of ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'', Drew takes Kate on a date to the planetarium, the place they first met. They take a break from their small talk as they reach Drew's "favourite part" of the show, where the voiceover refers to "the seventh planet: Uranus". They both crack up along with the kids and everyone else around them, as Drew remarks "Ah, the classics..."
* ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'': Myka insists on mispronouncing it for this reason. Pete does not co-operate.
* Stealth example on the May 28, 2012 episode of ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'', in the category "It'll End with 'Us'":
-->'''Creator/AlexTrebek:''' It takes 84 earth years for it to go around the sun.
-->'''Contestant:''' What is Uranus?
-->'''Alex:''' Yes, the planet.
* ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou'' once featured a picture of a Somalian pirate ship named... ''Titan Uranus''.
** Which is of course [[BringMyBrownPants exactly the opposite of what you'd do]] if you came across [[RuthlessModernPirates a Somalian pirate ship]].
* On ''QI'', Creator/StephenFry attempts to [[DefiedTrope defy]] this when bringing up icebergs made of diamond that could theoretically form on gas giants due to the pressure.
-->'''Stephen:''' One of the gas giants, so Neptune or Uranus. Umm...''[looking up to [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall glare directly at the audience]]].'' [[TranquilFury No, no,]] [[NoJustNoReaction no, no!]]
* The finale of ''TheColbertReport'' had Stephen doing a capsule of the items he'd been discussing in the show, ending with this:
-->Scientists have discovered methane on Mars. That's impossible. The only place to find methane is...''Uranus!'' (''high fives hand that rises behind him'')
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[[folder:Magazines]]
* One letters column in ''National Lampoon'' magazine had an angry letter from the Uranians, saying that they were tired of people making the "your anus" joke and had decided to change the name of their planet to something more respectable. It was signed "the inhabitants of Planet [[spoiler:Fuckface.]]
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[[folder:Music]]
* Music/{{Vengaboys}} and Music/PerezHilton have a song called "Rocket to Uranus", with [[SarcasmMode very subtle lyrics]] like "Let's have a party on Uranus" and "If you haven't got a thing to wear, it doesn't really matter up there". The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWYXIuuI-Rg music video]] is... well, very appropriate for the lyrics. To rub it in further, the rocket ship is [[FreudWasRight shaped like a cock and balls]].
* Music/{{KMFDM}} have a song called "Up Uranus". To make the joke less obvious, on the CD sleeve the song's title appears as a symbol that is [[VisualPun a combination of the astrological sign for Uranus and an upward-pointing arrow]].
* From the Music/EricBogle song "Eric and the Informers":
-->She had deadpan eyes in a dead white face\\
I think she was vaguely famous\\
Though she looked like she came from outer space;\\
From Mars, or maybe Uranus.
* In the bridge of ''Venus'', Music/LadyGaga references all the planets, often with a sentence attached to them. Guess what Uranus gets.
--> Uranus, don't you know my ass is famous?
* Near the end of [[TheSeventies the 1970s]], a British band named either "The Chills" or Newman-Hahn released an album titled ''It Only Hurts the First Rime.'' One of the songs on this album, which ended up getting played several times on the Creator/DrDemento show, was "I Can See Uranus (Thru My Window Tonight)."
* Sloppy Seconds' "The Thing From Uranus", which compares flatulence to an alien invasion... or possibly the other way around. Either way, a lot of puerile puns are involved.
* Spaff did a parody of "Tomorrow" from ''Theatre/{{Annie}}'' called [[http://www.thefump.com/fump.php?id=1269 "Uranus"]] that's just loaded with double entendres -- most of which are astronomically accurate!
* Red Peters' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RedkWi2D34 "You Promised the Moon (But I Preferred Uranus)"]]
* [[Music/ToshimitsuDeyama Toshi]] has "Hoshizora No Neptune"/"Neptune of the Starlit Sky," a [[SillyLoveSongs Silly Love Song]] with the following:
-->I send to you from my heart as a diamond's glare\\
The everlasting glow of the planet is the Neptune of the star lit sky\\
I foresaw in a dream engraved beyond the hours of Uranus\\
my one and only prayer held within my heart
* From The Music/BloodhoundGang's hit "Fire Water Burn":
-->[[TeenyWeenie I am hung like planet Pluto, hard to see with the naked eye]]\\
[[HurricaneOfPuns But if I crashed into Uranus I would stick it where the sun don't shine]]
* McFly had a song with the lyric "there's nothing on Earth that could save us, When I fell in love with Uranus"
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'':
** In one strip, Dogbert comes up with a program to randomly create new names for the company by combining words from astronomy and physics. The first suggestion is 'Uranus-Hertz'. The pointy-haired boss, of course, likes it. (The translators of ''Dilbert'' into other languages probably don't...)
** Similarly, in another strip, Alice recommends Asok get a space heater because "it keeps Uranus warm".
** In one of his wordy-books Scott Adams expressed irritation with all the astronomy jokes about Pluto, and insists that Uranus will forever be the comedy king of the solar system.
* ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'': an astronomer's assistant, a typical Larson beehive-hairdo, harlequin-glasses gal in a short skirt, is bending over a console and doing a take as the guy looking in his telescope says "I said I can clearly see Uranus tonight!"
* A running gag in ''ComicStrip/BrewsterRockitSpaceGuy''. It doesn't help that the Uranian representative is named O-Dor.
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* This line from one of [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock's]] earlier interviews:
-->'''Rock:''' And it doesn't matter what you call it... Whether it's [[GimmickMatches Hell in a Cell]], [[RhymesOnADime Rage in a Cage]], [[PainfulRhyme Pain-us in Uranus]]...
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[[folder:Radio]]
* On ''[[Radio/RushLimbaugh The Rush Limbaugh Show]]'', in response to a sound-bite that had openly gay [[AmericanPoliticalSystem United States Representative]] Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts) angrily asking a vocal detractor with whom he was arguing what planet she was from, Limbaugh commented that Frank was from "Uranus".
* In a ''Radio/RoundTheHorne'' sketch where Kenneth Horne's character joins the [[LegionofLostSouls Foreign Legion]] he meets a Arab fortune teller who tells him his horoscope: "In your case, Venus is in the ascendant, Uranus is in the last stages..."
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[[folder:Toys]]
* Creator/LaurenFaust has a toy-line called ''Toys/MilkyWayAndTheGalaxyGirls'' featuring dolls named after planets and other celestial objects. From Uranus's profile on the [[http://milkywayandthegalaxygirls.com/the-girlaxy official website]] comes this gem.
--> "Uranus is very particular about the way you pronounce her name. She would like you to know that the proper, scientific pronunciation of her name is: YOOR-en-us. [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY No other pronunciation is acceptable.]]"
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* The PS 1 game ''VideoGame/{{Blasto}}'' is set on Uranus for the express purpose of making these jokes.
--> '''Da Chief:''' Captain Blasto! Uranus is in big trouble!\\
'''Blasto:''' What did I do this time?
* In the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' DLC ''Mothership Zeta'', one of the recordings of abductees being interrogated has the man telling his alien captors, "''[laughter]'' Why don't you go back to Uranus? Eh?"
* In ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas GTA San Andreas]]'' you can play a VideoGame/SpaceInvaders-like [[ShootEmUp shooter game]] on the VG console of Sweet's house and arcade cabinets scattered around the world. The game's name? '''They Crawled From Uranus!'''
* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' you can visit Uranus. If you launch a probe at it, EDI says, "''[[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything Really]]''[[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything , Commander?]]" If you do it again, she says, resigned, "[[AnalProbing Probing Uranus]]." None of your missions in the game take you to the Sol System, though, and Uranus is very poor in resources. If you probe Uranus, it is thus unlikely to be for practical reasons, and typically requires going out of your way to do so.[[note]]But we're not here to discuss your masturbatory habits, we're here to list examples for this trope.[[/note]]
** And from the codex: ''"Today, [[GassHole Uranus is the largest producer of He-3]] in Alliance space."'' This is quite a common trope in near-future sci-fi, Uranus being considered the best gas giant to harvest fuel from because it's less windy[[note]]fnarr[[/note]] than Saturn and Neptune and less radioactive and with a much shallower gravity well than Jupiter.
* In ''VideoGame/LiveALive'', the Medieval chapter has an advisor/party member named Uranus.
* Used more than once with ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest''.
* ''VideoGame/YouDontKnowJack 2011'' asks this question at the beginning of episode 1: "How many Earths could you stuff into the volume of Uranus before it just couldn't take any more?" Sounds innocent enough? The theme of the question, given before asking it, is ''[[IncrediblyLamePun Asstronomy]]'', one of the comments for a wrong answer is "''Are you kidding? You try that many and Uranus will never be the same again!''" But the worst offender is the punchline...
-->'''Cookie Masterson:''' You could fit a little over sixty three Earths into the mass volume of Uranus... Sixty four if you're really relaxed.
* ''VideoGame/DeadRising2: Off the Record'' features a new theme park named "Uranus Zone". There's even a carnival game called Molemen from Uranus.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Chef's Luv Shack]]'' is a PartyGame with parodies of many famous games. The VideoGame/{{Asteroids}} spoof "Asses in Space" has Terrence and Philip firing at the titular objects with only one planet in the background.
* ''VideoGame/MegaManV'' for the GameBoy features the Stardroid Uranus, which is a bull, of all things. Unintentionally related, the weapon you get from him is the [[AnalProbing Deep Digger]]. Possibly unintentional, since being a Japanese game, the developers perhaps didn't catch the innuendo.
* In ''VideoGame/PokerNight2'', one of the continuing conversations involves [[WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers Brock Samson]] trying to locate a rare "Alien Invasion" trading card for Dean Venture. The card is titled "The Wrath of Uranus".
-->'''[[VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} Claptrap]]:''' Oh, come ''ON''. "The Wrath Of Uranus"? [[LampshadeHanging Isn't ANYONE going to make a dirty joke here?]]
* Averted in ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'', one of the two fighters heading to the Colosso is named Ouranos.
* Also intentionally averted by committing an AncientGrome mistake in ''VideoGame/{{Smite}}''. Terra, the Roman version of Gaia and the Earth Mother herself, is said to marry... Ouranos, the Greek version of the deity that Terra actually mated with... Uranus.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Bug|Martini}}'', the bug reacts to an alien invasion this way.
-->[[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/aliens/ "I claim this planet for Uranus."]]
-->[[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/aliens/ "ugh... hehe, anus..."]]
* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' once turned this trope upside-down by having the Uranians call Earth "Booger-Dick" after the humans "couldn't stop giggling at them all through first contact". Who can blame them?
* The pictured example from ''Webcomic/MoonSticks''. In context: first Sailor Uranus made fun of Sailor Star Maker for her Star Gentle Uterus attack. Maker went on to state that this was one of the things that separated the Sailor Starlights from the regular Senshi: they wouldn't [[HehHehYouSaidX stoop low enough to get a laugh at something like this]]. Cue Healer making fun of Uranus. The author also linked an alternate version where Star Fighter was the one laughing at the end.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Nedroid}}'', Beartato ''tries'' to teach the reader about Uranus [[http://nedroid.com/2011/06/where-to-find-uranus/ here]], but Reginald won't stop giggling about it until they get lost. Luckily, they come across the planet [[spoiler: Buttfart]].
* A footnote in ''Webcomic/TheThrillingAdventuresOfLovelaceAndBabbage'' states that "generations of sniggering schoolchildren have probably left Uranus feeling that on the whole it was better off as George." [[note]]William Herschel, discoverer of this planet, originally intended to name it after his patron George III, but non-British astronomers objected.[[/note]]
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* [=BuyLandOnUranus.com=], which sells land on Uranus.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbGkvwEqqzE Rathergood take it one further]].
* Played straight by [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] in his review of ''VideoGame/UltimaII'', but then immediately lampshaded:
-->"I also [[AnalProbing probed Uranus]], which is big and swampy and full of craters, but is otherwise uninteresting. Actually, there's only one town there, called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin New Jester]], but for [[SarcasmMode the life of me I couldn't figure out why]]. But if I were to guess, I'd say it's where all the jesters of the world were exiled for making endless Uranus jokes."
* WebVideo/CGPGrey dedicates [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3ppbbYXMxE a whole video]] to the issue, in which he suggests the pronunciation "oo-RON-ohs" similar to the Greek "Ouranos" to avoid AccidentalInnuendo.
* The ''WebSite/{{Cracked}}'' article [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20502_5-shockingly-crazy-ideas-behind-huge-scientific-discoveries.html 5 Shockingly Crazy Ideas Behind Huge Scientific Discoveries]] included the discovery of Uranus. Naturally, this joke was referenced, calling it "Every middle schooler's favorite planet".
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdtoSpX9ngE Captain Larry Dart vs. the nasties from Uranus!]]'' This Website/YouTube video of clips from the British {{Supermarionation}} show ''Series/{{Space Patrol|UK}}''.
* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'': Derpy gains superpowers and immediately decides to abuse them, declaring "From this day forward, you might as well refer to me as the Ruler of Space, because now I own yer anus!"
* On ThisVeryWiki, even the UsefulNotes page on UsefulNotes/{{Uranus}} can't resist remarking that Uranus is so far away in the solar system that "the sun does not shine there."
* ''SailorMoonAbridged'' manages to make this joke without the presence of Sailor Uranus, or the intention to abridge the S season which she was in. In the episode directly after Sailor Mercury awakens, Queen Beryl notes to Jadeite that there are nine planets, leaving eight potential more team members.[[note]]It should be noted that there is no SailorEarth, since Tuxedo Mask fills the role, but it's justified since Queen Beryl wouldn't know that.[[/note]] She proceeds to rhetorically ask "Who's next? Uranus?" Upon which Jadeite [[HehHehYouSaidX chuckled at hearing Uranus]].
* [[http://mightyredpen.wordpress.com/2011/01/11/i-can-see-uranus-from-here/ This blog for copyeditors]] offered the following ''real'' news story from the [[http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/Cool-Astronomy/2011/0107/Scientists-plan-mission-to-probe-Uranus Christian Science Monitor]] as a cautionary example that readers have a juvenile sense of humor:
-->'''Scientists Plan Mission To Probe Uranus.''' Proposed by British scientists as a joint effort of UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} and the [[UsefulNotes/{{ESA}} European Space Agency]], the mission would offer the first close-up view of Uranus in 25 years. This infrared image of Uranus taken by the Hubble telescope in 1997 shows three layers of the icy planet's atmosphere, which consists mostly of hydrogen with traces of methane. British scientists have proposed a mission investigating why Uranus gives off so little heat.
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* Fry of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' told the Professor that he didn't want to smell Uranus using the Smelloscope. The Professor replied the planet had been renamed to stop those childish jokes. In this more civilized age, it's known as "Urectum". ("Here, let me locate it for you...") The new name appears again on a chart of the Solar System, [[ContinuityNod seven real-world years later]], along with another immaturely named planet, "Poopiter."
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'':
-->'''Yakko Warner:''' There you go, that's our solar system.\\
'''Wakko Warner:''' You forgot Uranus.\\
'''Yakko Warner:''' [[DoubleEntendre Good NIGHT, everybody.]]
** That's not the only time Wakko makes this particular joke, but in "Our Final Space Cartoon, We Promise" the others seem to consider it beneath even them:
--->'''AL 5000:'''You'll have to return to your sleeping chambers. Resuscitation isn't scheduled until we're close to Pluto.\\
'''Yakko:''' Sorry, if I sleep any more, I'll be close to goofy.\\
'''Wakko:''' As long as we don't get too close to Uranus. ''[{{rimshot}}]''\\
'''Dot:''' I thought we discussed ''cutting'' that line.\\
'''Yakko:''' We did.\\
'''Wakko:''' My fault!\\
'''Yakko:''' Try showing up for rehearsal.\\
'''Wakko:''' Sorry.
* Mentioned once on ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}''.
-->'''Freakazoid:''' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMOeV5MLOvc That's Uranus!]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/PinkyElmyraAndTheBrain'' episode "My Fair Brainy," the Brain gives Elmira a lesson on the Solar System when he decides to send her on a space mission he hears about that decides to recruit a youngster with good general knowledge of the Solar System, but is also cute and perky enough to look good in publicity shots. Of course, when the Brain mentions Uranus, along with describing it as gaseous, Elmira gives the Brain the SoapPunishment.
* ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'':
-->'''Jay:''' We need an ambulance at 1611 Uranus Avenue. I said Uranus.\\
'''911 Operator:''' Sir, what's your name?\\
'''Jay:''' Uranus. I said it again, Randal.
* Kang and Kodos of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' once stated that they came from a certain ringed planet they preferred not to name. In the episode where Homer thinks he has seen an alien, Bart makes fun of him by dressing up as an alien and shouting: "I am the thing from Uranus!"
* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'':
-->'''Butt-Head:''' Uranus is cool.\\
'''Beavis:''' Thanks. My anus is pretty cool! ''[Butt-Head smacks him repeatedly]''

-->'''Beavis:''' Do you think a man will ever land on Uranus?
-->'''Butt-Head:''' Maybe on YOUR anus, huh, huh, huh.
** In another episode, the duo are watching ''LiveAction/StarTrek'':
-->'''Butt-Head:''' Those guys better look out for the Klingons near Uranus, huh, huh, huh.
* ''WesternAnimation/SchoolhouseRock'' averts it by using "Ooo-rah-nuhs." Thus neither rude interpretation is possible. It's also closer to the original pronunciation in ancient Greek.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'':
** In the episode where they have to go through books to stop Tom Sawyer from changing them all, they didn't want him to get into the book of physics to change the law of physics. Wanda told them to stop him before he changes Uranus.
** Also a RunningGag in another episode when Timmy's Dad [[NewJobAsThePlotDemands gets a job as an astronaut]] courtesy of Timmy wishing for it: "I'm going to Uranus! I just got word that it is, in fact, a planet!" TheStinger for said episode is even "It's a planet?"
* A OncePerEpisode RunningGag in ''WesternAnimation/StickinAround''.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} and ComicBook/BlueBeetle battle a supervillain named the Planetmaster, who has a superpower based on all eight planets [[PlutoIsExpendable (and Pluto)]]. Blue Beetle wisecracks that he doesn't want to see the power of Uranus.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', Grim discovers that Morg, the Reaper of Mars, had something to do with the disappearances of the rest of the solar system's reapers. He doesn't get very far in his questioning, though...
-->'''Grim:''' I want to know what happened to all these other reapers! Venus, Mercury, Uranus...
-->'''Morg:''' ''[snickering uncontrollably]'' He said Uranus!
** Also to be noted was that the Uranus Reaper was done away with for "failure to clean up after self", and his hologram had a very distinct look on his face...
* In ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'', after Lance, Ilana and Octus look through a telescope to see [[spoiler:the new cosmic formation left by their pet]], one of the employees of the museum [[DeadpanSnarker snarkily]] asks them (being teenagers) if they were "Trying to see Uranus?" Until he realizes that [[spoiler: they "discovered" this formation and allows them to name it]].
* In one ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' episode, the Martian Queen [[DatingCatwoman tried to convince Dodgers to marry her]], and almost succeeded; but then Marvin told him that the Royal Consort's only official duty was overseeing the methane mines on Uranus, which he described as a ''very'' unpleasant job. (Naturally, Marvin was lying to get rid of him; Dodgers eventually found that out, but sadly, the Queen didn't, thinking he had jilted her.)
* In one episode ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', Finn gets an Oni mask stuck on his backside. Upon seeing it, the J-Team is notably shocked, with Jade beginning to say "The demon from planet Ur--" [[CurseCutShort only to be stopped]] by Jackie.
* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] and [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "The Inator Method", in which the kids decide to make a planet race. Buford, who is piloting Uranus, pronounces it as "OUR-ran-os." When told that that is not how it is pronounced, he responds "It is on [[Creator/DisneyChannel this channel]]."
* The ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' episode "The Party Poopers" was filled with as many subtle references to toilet humor as the censors would allow. One of these references was a picture of the astrological symbol of Uranus appearing on a wall alongside pictures of euphemisms for butt-related stuff.
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* In chemistry, any salt of uranium in which the uranium has a positive charge of four (for instance, [=UCl=][[subscript:4]]) is called "uranous [anion's name]", so the above example would be uranous chloride.
** And some of the uranium oxide anions are known as "uranate." So you can get compounds like sodium uranate, curium uranate, etc.
*** ''[[RuleOfThree And]]'' a bivalent oxycation composed of a uranium atom and two oxygens – (UO[[subscript:2]])[[superscript:2+]] – is a uranyl ion. [[TheSimpsons Mmmm... uranyl fresh...]][[labelnote:☢]]Seriously, though, do not inhale any uranyl compounds as they attack the kidneys, causing severe renal insufficiency and acute tubular necrosis.[[/labelnote]]
* A Live Science [[http://www.livescience.com/mysteries/070824_llm_hemorrhoid.html article]] about hemorrhoids says that "they sometimes stick out of that place with the same name as the 7th planet of the solar system."
* Referenced in [[http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/UNK3412/Stuff/129153441861732270.png this]] graph from Graph Jam.
* Any orchestral rehearsal for Music/GustavHolst's ''The Planets''. People start sniggering as soon as they get to the sixth movement.
* Among the general public in the United States, it was always pronounced "your-anus" until 1986, when NASA's Voyager 2 interplanetary probe encountered Uranus. At that point, with the planet being mentioned so often in the news, the newscasters on TV all began pronouncing it as "ur-in-nes".
** This is also preferred among astronomers, as Dr. Pamela Gay, an astronomer at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, noted on her podcast, to avoid "being made fun of by any small schoolchildren ... when in doubt, don't emphasize anything and just say ūr′·ə·nəs. And then run, quickly."
*** Dr. Gay is probably an expert on this topic.
* An unintentionally hilarious example occurred in a newspaper horoscope, as pointed out on [[http://www.criggo.com/2011/10/its-asking/ Criggo]]: "Uranus is asking you to be more adventurous, and consider someone who is not your usual type." [[HehHehYouSaidX Heh, heh...]]
* A pizza restaurant had the slogan [[http://wins.failblog.org/2012/01/05/epic-win-photos-guarantee-win/ "You Bet Uranus. It's good."]]
* The author of [[http://www.dvice.com/archives/2011/10/we_now_know_why.php this piece]] ("Uranus takes a pounding more frequently than thought") obviously had way too much fun writing it.
* Who wants some [[http://imgur.com/gallery/fuY6jWf Milk Chocolate from Uranus]]?
* This astrology page would like to educate you about the [[http://www.serendipity-astrolovers.com/Uranus-retrograde.html Uranus Retrograde]].
* The bathroom of a few Jimmy Johns restaurants has a subversion: One of the tiles on the floor reads "Interesting Facts about Uranus", in which it discusses [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin facts about the actual planet.]] See it [[http://imgur.com/gallery/TjsQxcW here]].
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