Harry Partridge (aka HappyHarry) is a flash animator, who voice acts, writes and scores all of his animations, as well as occasionally doing collaborative works with Chris "Oney" O'Neill (of Leo And Satan fame) and Stuart Ashen. He also happens to be the son of XTC's Andy Partridge. Your stereotypical Flash cartoon, his are not!He releases his videos on his YouTube and Newgrounds pages, with some of his older videos also available on That Guy with the Glasses.
The works of Harry Partridge provide examples of :
Affectionate Parody: Almost all of his cartoons are parodies, if not, direct homages to, stereotypical Saturday morning cartoons of the '80s and '90s.
Ax-Crazy: Michael the Terrible Boyfriend. He wants to sneak into his girlfriend's bedroom without her parents catching on. He sees an opportunity to pose as a pizza guy, so he decides to crash into his girlfriend's bedroom on the back of a man-eating pterodactyl, which rips his girlfriend to shreds, all the while he's watching with murderous glee.
Bears Are Bad News/Threatening Shark: A recurring sketch is "Bearshark", in which a man-eating bear and a man-eating shark work together to pursue a guy beyond the point of absurdity so they can eat him.
Blatant Lies: His YouTube channel description reads "Good clean cartoon hijinks from the lovable Harry Partridge." Haha, no.
Bizarre Alien Biology: Lampshaded in "Hot Na'vi Sex" with the Na'vi's use of connecting their ponytails for use in mating. Males apparently also have a "soup drinker" in place of where we would expect to find a penis, and females have a secondary pair of lips between theilegs that they use to play musical instruments.
In Chuck's New Tux, Chuck says he looks sharp in his new tux. He ends up impaled on a pointy metal fence at the end of the video.
In Hitman Absolution: Hiding in Plain Sight, Foster walks past a mirror, and like everything else, his reflection appears to be Agent 47. After surviving an assassination attempt, he retaliates and reveals himself to have been the real 47 all along.
Stephen: "I shall bang each and every one of you! ...except the ones that look like dudes, 'cause that's totally gay!"
Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: In "Chuck's New Tux", it seems like Chuck is gonna land head first into a wedding cake, which will ruin his new tux. Instead he gets impaled on a metal spiked fence. Ironically, his tux is still ruined.
Jerkass: The eponymous Starbarians. They agree to kill a dangerous beast on the planet of Mammoria in exchange for a month of alcohol, orgies, and plentiful food, because they'll probably die on the mission. They get their reward up front, and when the month is over, they renege on their promise after exiting the capital. They only get worse in Starbarians Episode 1. It's acknowledged In-Universe in Starbarians 1.5 where they discover they're actually more wanted than the wanted criminal they aim to collect on.
"Dr. Bees". He correctly identifies an object in the sky as a plane, noting that he himself is presently on the plane, and no matter where he is when he makes his entrance, he's always standing on a grassy hill dotted with flowers. Then there's the family at the picnic...
The entirety of "Hitman Absolution: Hiding in Plain Sight".
Agent 47 goes into a police station. A cop notices him, and thinks he recognizes him.. as Foster. After the other cop leaves, Agent 47 is seen in a rather large donut. When Foster goes home, he walks past his two dogs with Agent 47's face, gives his hat to his son with Agent 47's face, playing with a girl with Agent 47's face, as Agent 47 is on the Television, and while Agent 47's head is seen on a fish. He goes into the kitchen to see his wife, who has Agent 47's Face. Agent 47's face is seen on a chicken that is pulled out the oven, while Foster kisses his wife, Agent 47. When Foster goes to bed, the wife, Agent 47, kills him. But Foster survives and kills Agent 47.. only to turn out to be Agent 47.
Only Sane Man: The only remotely normal roommate in The Justin Bieber Show is the Victorian Raven. Yeah, it's weird, but considering the fact that Justin shares his house with a demanding Termite King, a homeless man washing a hole into his arm, a man with a beehive in his face, a man with no face whatsoever and a woman in denial about her dead baby, and all the Raven said was "Please tell us, Justin!", it's easy to deduce that the Raven is the most "normal" resident.
Out-of-Character Moment: Used deliberately in Saturday Morning Watchmen. Knowing the graphic novel's plot, you'd be aware that Ozymandias beat up the Comedian and threw him out of a high rise building to kill him, yet Adrian inexplicably catches him to save his life in the parody, their preceding altercation instantly forgotten.
The Comedian is Silk Spectre II's fan, and dreams of kissing her. He's her father.
Parental Incest: Presumably unintended in-universe— The Comedian in Saturday Morning Watchmen wants a kiss from Silk Spectre, who is his illegitimate daughter in canon. An example of (perhaps unintentional) conflation of the two Silk Spectres, as The Comedian attempted to rape the original Silk Spectre (the mother of the second one), whereas in Saturday Morning Watchmen he merely wants to kiss her.
Secret Identity: Parodied with Dr. Bees. His secret identity is another superhero. It's a strange case as what might be his civilian name ("Dr. Miles Manners") is on his office door, but his alternate superhero name ("The Striped Stinger") is on his desk name plate.
Sore Loser: The Starbarians. Siad did beat them in the dice roll (as evidenced by his "that's not fair, I won!") and they beat him to a pulp for it. In fairness, knowing the Starbarians they would have done that even if they won.
This video takes a major jab at "animation" programs that use canned animations and text to speech functions to create "animations" easily.
This cartoon takes jabs at Oasis for trying to sound like the Beatles. It also takes jabs at other bands who have tried to imitate the Beatles, including XTC note Harry's father, Andy Partridge, was the lead singer and guitarist for XTC
He's also amongst many of those mocking a certain Christian Weston Chandler, having the manchild appear in several of his animations.
"Johnny Depp in Burtonland" is a straight example against Tim Burton. Tim Burton is the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland, and Johnny Depp gets lost in Burton's kingdom, suffers deja vu about his previous roles in Burton's films, and has to traverse a variety of obstacles and avenge Michael Keaton's "cinematic death" post-1992.note This ignores of course that Johnny Depp in fact loves working with Burton time and again.
Pumpkinhead Kid: Mr. Depp! Welcome to your home... forever...