Basically, you're filled with a magic juice that gives you the power to bend the universe to your will in overly and unrealistically fantastic ways, thus making you far superior to regular mortal beings. Now you must venture to a magical school, where you will undergo rigorous training, which involves risking your very life in ways no sane person would ever put their child through. Think you can handle that?
— Hagrid, explaining to Harry that he's a wizard.
A series by SpashtheBandragon
, and QuestofCamelittle
that parodies Harry Potter
by using cartoon characters with no legs and unsynchronized lip movement. The premise of the series is that Harry is the only character who realizes the flaws in the Magic World
(some from the original books, some from the whimsical nature of the parody), while all the other characters
seem oblivious to these and incessantly get on Harry's nerves. From there on, all you need to do is sit back and watch as Harry slowly goes insane in his wonderful, wizarding world
. By about the third episode, Harry starts to develop a strong voice of sarcasm
as well as lots of spazzing and fits
when things don't make sense, which is generally all the time. Five of the seven books/eight movies have been parodied thus far, which are Harry Potty and the Satanic Stone, the Chamber Pot of Secrets, the Prisoner of Azcatraz, the Goblet of Fireants, and the Fellowship of the Phoenix.
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Harry Potty provides examples of:
- Abusive Parents: The Dursleys, although more so in the sequel, Chamber Pot of Secrets.
- Mrs. Weasley is this to Ron and only Ron. Ron is too stupid to notice.
- Actor Allusion: Cedward Dullen.
- Acting for Two: Three guys do the voices for the entire cast.
- All There in the Manual: Certain original characters' names are given in the credits.
- Alternative Character Interpretation: (In universe) Harry is horrified by the existence of magic, Ron is a complete and total moron, and Dumbledore is some kind of malevolent puppetmaster, just to name a few.
- Author Appeal: There are numerous references to Super Mario, Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Invader Zim, A Very Potter Musical, and Spyro the Dragon.
- A Wizard Did It: "Because it's magic, Harry!" is the default explanation to everything (although in retrospect that's not actually too different from the original books).
- Bedmate Reveal: Harry assumes he just dreamed he went to Hogwarts until he notices Ron in the bed.
- Bestiality Is Depraved: Professor McGonagall mated with Crookshanks in cat form, and gave birth to half-cat half-human babies.
- Boarding School of Horrors: Hogwarts.
Harry: Isn't that potentially dangerous?
Percy: What's your point?
Harry: But Dumbledore said this was the safest place on earth!
Percy: Yeah, well Dumbledore says a lot of things.
- Black Comedy: Mostly at the expense of Hufflepuffs. They get killed constantly and nobody bats an eyelash.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Invoked by Harry whenever the Basilisk convinces him to "petrify" students.
- Butt Monkey: Neville, and occasionally Harry.
- Canis Latinicus: Flamethrowericus.
- Cassandra Truth: An interesting inversion when Harry calls the police for help. Rather than try to tell the 911 operator about the "magic" or anything, he just explains that his aunt and uncle are abusing him, managing to sound completely realistic. Of course, the operator still doesn't believe him.
- Catch Phrase: "Because it's magic, Harry!" Especially in Episode 3.
- Conveniently an Orphan: Lampshaded by Dumbledore:
Professor McGonagall: You mean their son's an orphan?!
Dumbledore: Yes, just like every other main character from every other fantasy series ever!
- Composite Character: William Charles Weasley, who goes by both "Bill" and "Charlie."
- Crapsack World: Both the Wizarding and the Muggle worlds.
- Christmas Episode: Episode 9, although the episode wasn't really posted around Christmas and was mostly just parodying the Christmas part in the book.
- Played straight in "It's a Magical Life"
- Curse Cut Short: When a Blast-Ended Skrewt kills a student, and at the end of the Christmas Episode.
- Daydream Surprise: The opening joke of Chamber Pot of Secrets episode 5.
- Death Is Cheap: In this version of the Potterverse, getting killed is nothing more than a good sign that you'll be resurrected by and join Professor Squirrel's team.
- Dead Pet Sketch: A bit of a subversion in that Harry kills Scabbars but tells Ron it was Crookshanks, rather than pretending Scabbars is still alive. Also it was heavily implied the rat had been dead for years. Harry just disposed of the corpse because it was rotting too much. The next episode has Harry finding a "replacement" Scabbars, which Future!Harry already confirmed to be Peter Pettigrew.
- Death by Adaptation: Winky Since she was cut out of the movie.
- Department of Redundancy Department: The Elephant Outmaneuver Maneuver.
- Deus ex Machina: Lampshaded three times, with Harry's power to defeat Quirrel, the Poenix saving Harry from the Baskilisk, and Future!Harry saving himself from the dementors.
- The Ditz: Ron.
- Does Not Understand Sarcasm: When Ron receives a letter:
Ron: Hey, Harry, guess what this is?
Harry: A porcupine in a sweater.
Ron: No, silly, it's a letter for me!
- Evil Plan: Voldemort has had a few, ranging from throwing Harry off of his broomstick while he's playing Quidditch (which was seriously from the original book. What the heck?!) to sneak attacking him from a distance. Harry lampshaded the lameness of the latter plan in episode 15.
- Failure is the Only Option / You Can't Fight Fate: Future!Harry attempts to use the Time-Turner to warn his past self about Scabbars, even going as far as to yell "Scabbars is Peter Pettigrew!" at him, but Present!Harry doesn't think anything of it, assuming it's just some weird magical thing as usual.
- False Dichotomy: Harry asks if Cho if she is a Gryffindor or Slytherin. He doesn't take Ravenclaw for an answer.
- Faux Affably Evil: Voldemort seems like a pretty nice guy once you look past the fact that he's an insane mass murderer.
- Funny Schizophrenia: The fact that only Harry can hear the Basalisk's voice is treated like this.
- Fun with Acronyms: SPEW is called the "Students Protecting Elven Rights Movement."
- Gilligan Cut: Harry predicts this will happen if he tries to protest the convoluted Polyjuice Potion plan. It does.
- Good Angel, Bad Angel: Harry has two devils.
- Hurricane of Euphemisms: Dumbledore's description of his pet phoenix is just one long Double Entendre.
- Hypocritical Humor: The Percy Jackson parody explains that plagiarism is wrong using a puppet version of Harry.
- I'm a Humanitarian: Hagrid, being a half giant.
- Incredibly Lame Pun: When Harry learns that he can speak to Ekans, Ron suggests that he may be a Pokétounge, complete with Rimshot.
- Invisible Anatomy: Specifically, Powerpuff Girl Hands and triangular bodies instead of legs. When the default arm size isn't long enough to reach something, characters' arms can "detach" and become Raymanian Limbs. Lastly, characters can grow fingers whenever they need to make hand gestures.
- Its a Wonderful Plot: Inverted in the Christmas Special. Harry's presence actually makes things worse.
- It's Quiet... Too Quiet: Spoken by Ron during a scene that introduces Dementors as cheesy, horror-movie-style monsters.
- Killer Rabbit: Professor Squirrel
- Large Ham: Dumbledore.
- Larynx Dissonance: All voice actors are male. This trope is especially noticed with Hermione
- Leitmotif: Both Cedward and the Prime Minister have one.
- Les Yay: Between Professor McGonagall and Mrs. Norris. No, really.
- Lets Meet the Meat: Magic Bananas really want to get eaten.
- Meaningful Name: Lampshaded with Sirius, Lupin, and Professor Sprout. Harry wonders if their parents knew what would happen to them. He later asks Peter Pettigrew if Peter was latin for rat
- Also, Mrs. Rainy the meteorologist. Plus the House-Elves in the kitchen (named Seven Dwarfs style).
- Mood Whiplash: Cuts from a funeral with My Immortal playing in the background to a Llamas With Hatsparody.
- Most Definitely Not a Villain: Quirrell, who is passing himself off as a ventriliquist, apparently.
- Never Say "Die": Parodied and inverted in that while characters can die, everybody seems to believe that they have been expelled. Everybody except Harry, that is.
- No Indoor Voice: Ron, which gets in the way when they're trying to be sneaky in episode 12.
- No Such Thing as Wizard Jesus: Averted in the Christmas Special, in which Ron states that Jesus was a normal wizard, to the shock of Harry, Hermione, and Aberforth Dumbledore. Harry claims that Ron offended everyone, not just Christians, everyone.
- "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer: Invoked at least twice. Once when the Chamber of Secrets opens for random sounds (like in Deathly Hallows) and once when Ron thinks the sleeping Lupin might be dead (in the parallel scene from Prisoner of Azkaban).
- Noodle Incident: Getting past Fluffy (twice!) and the "forcefield rule" are never explained or mentioned again.
- Once per Episode: Ron asks Harry if he's enjoying his breakfast.
- And in Chamber Pot of Secrets we have Ron singing only to be interrupted by Harry saying "Stop singing," to which Ron immediately replies "Can I hum it?"
- And Dumbledore coming out of strange hiding places.
- One of Us: The Idiot Ball and Villain Ball are actual items which make the person holding them stupid and villainous respectively.
- Only Sane Man Harry is one in this
- Out-of-Character Moment: Happens when Ron takes offense at Malfoy calling Hermione a Mudblood in Chamber Pot episode 6, which would be in-character in the original book, but Ron acts completely different in the parody. This is immediately lampshaded.
- Overly Long Gag: In Prisoner of Azkatraz, every time someone says "Sirius Black," [[Phantom of the Opera]] music plays. Lampshaded by Harry in the last episode, where he gets fed up with it.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Harry and Ron's Polyjuice Potion disguises.
- Parody Episode: Episode 11, in which Harry visits Candy Mountain.
- Perpetual Frowner: Neville.
- Perpetual Smiler: Lockhart, Cedward and Ron.
- Precision F-Strike: Rita Skeeter interviewing Harry:
Rita: Mr. Potty, what's your take on today's events?
Harry: Go f*ck yourself.
Rita: ...Okay. Let's hear from another student.
- Put on a Bus: Ginny was arrested and sent to Azkatraz for opening the Chamber of Secrets and Dumbledore ran out of Mandrake juice before Colin could be un-petrified.
- Reed Richards Is Useless: For unexplained reasons, Mrs. Weasley can't repair a broken window with magic.
- Refuge in Audacity: This exchange in particular:
Doctor: Headmaster, there's been a Transfiguration accident. We have another 500 students injured.
Dumbledore: Eh, the Hospital Wing's full; just dump 'em in the lake.
Doctor: The lake is also full, sir.
Dumbledore: *indignant* Is the giant squid not hungry?!
- Ridiculously Human Robots: The Defense Against the Dark Arts teachers. Also implied for other Hogwarts staff, the Muggles/copy-paste Hogwarts students, and Harry.
- Sadist Teacher: Snape, who actually dangles Harry over a boiling cauldron with a rope. Dumbledore comes into the room and, of course, notices nothing out of place.
- School Uniforms are the New Black: Regardless of whether or not they're in class, students perpetually wear these, even to bed at night. The only exception is when they're outside of Hogwarts.
- Sdrawkcab Name: Lampshaded with the Mirror of Desire Backwards.
- Self-Deprecation: The characters frequently make cracks about how their series is so obscure and more people watch Potter Puppet Pals.
- Shout-Out: To Dan Bergstein's Blogging Twilight after the credits of a recent episode, complete with jetpacking werewolf.
- Soul Jar: Tom Riddle's Diary, like in the book. Apparently Quirrel has one as well
- Quirrel's is a literal jar.
- Sound Effect Bleep: Upon seeing Mrs. Norris and the writing on the wall, Dumbledore yells, "Holy *** *** *** on a blueberry bagel!"
- Staying Alive: Ron, Hermione, Neville, Snape and Draco Malfoy are all killed towards the end of the series, then reappear in the last episode. Naturally, no explanation is ever given.
- Sure, Let's Go with That: Voldemort takes credit for putting the voice in Harry's head.
- Sirius Black claims to realize that Scabbers is Peter Pettigrew, and was trying to kill him not Harry.
- Take That: Several to Twilight and Stephenie Meyers. A few to Harry Potter itself.
- Twinkle Smile: Both Lockhart's and Cedward's smiles makes triangle ding sounds.
- Uncanny Family Resemblance: Everyone in the Dumbledore family so far looks identical.
- Also applies to Harry, Voldemort, and Ron's parents.
- We All Live in America: Parodied with the Prime Minister. Every time he speaks, the US presidential anthem plays.
- What Happened to the Mouse: The scene where Ginny steals Tom Riddle's diary back from Harry was cut, so it looks like it was just forgotten about. This is immediately lampshaded once it becomes important.
- White Void Room: One serves as the entrance to Dumbledore's office. The only feature is a door.
- The Woobie: Billy the Dementer.
- You ALL Look Familiar: Essentially all background characters (especially students, even if they had names in the original books) look exactly the same. The best example is the Quidditch team, where even though all members of the Gryffindor team had names in the original book, nearly half of them are swapped for the generic model, named "Muggle" according to the credits.
- You Mean X Mas: Inverted in that while the wizards do celebrate Christmas, they seem to believe for some reason that it celebrates the birth of Merlin and not Jesus.