YMMV / Potter Puppet Pals

  • Crosses the Line Twice:
    • Neville's death. Harry, Ron, and Hermione bully Neville to the point where Neville self-destructs. Not funny. But then they begin eating his remains, and it's hilarious.
    • Puppet Draco's death too. Draco getting decapitated and set on fire by Harry is a little too mean-spirited, but Draco getting decapitated and set on fire by Harry while Harry sings a happy song about what Draco likes? Hilarious.
    • Some of the entries in "Snape's Diary" are really quite sad. But the dry, deadly serious delivery of lines like this make it impossible to watch with a straight face. (The organ playing in the background and the fact that Snape is lit by a single candle doesn't help.)
    Today I ate some oatmeal for my breakfast.It was flavorless and watery. I thought of my mother. I cried.
  • Ear Worm: Any one of the songs.
    • The most infamous is "The Mysterious Ticking Noise", which leaked into real life at the Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows part 2 premier as they were interviewing Alan Rickman.
    • Harry sang the most self-praising "I Am" Song in "The Vortex."
    • The birthday song from "Neville's Birthday" apparently proved so catchy, Neil released a video containing that song by itself.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: "I am Snape, the potions master."
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment / Hilarious in Hindsight: Depending on your point of view, "Stopper On My Pain", a song about Snape's "lost love", is probably one of these (Or a mix of both). The song, written long before Deathly Hallows, was actually supposed to be a melodramatic ballad about Gilderoy Lockhart. Through pure coincidence, it almost perfectly describes Snape's feelings for his real lost love, Lily.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: In "Trouble At Hogwarts", Voldemort hits Snape with Avada Kedavra during his attack on Hogwarts. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Voldemort actually does kill Snape during his attack on Hogwarts, albeit not in the same manner.
  • Heartwarming Moments:
    • The ending of "Trouble at Hogwarts".
    Harry: (genuinely relieved) Snape! You're alive!
    Ron: We love you Snape!
    Group hug ensues, despite Snape's protests, only for Snape to give in
    Snape: Oh, you kids. I love you, too. Now please get off of me.
    Ron: No!
    Snape sighs dejectedly. Dumbledore comes along.
    Dumbledore: Alas! A cornucopia of love! (he hugs them, too) Awwww.
    • Ron offering to have Harry come over for Christmas in "Ron's Parents," recognizing that Harry's unusually assholeish behavior in that episode is due to not having a family.
    Ron: Do you want to spend Christmas at my house, Harry?
    Harry: (immediately) Yes.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Harry, to an extent. While he is a selfish jerk, his insistence about not having any tears over his deceased parents in "Ron's Parents" is a bit pathetically sad.
  • Memetic Mutation:
  • Nightmare Retardant: Deliberately so when regarding some of the darker aspects of the Wizarding World. How do you make one of the most horrible curses in existence, which has killed many, many people throughout the course of the series, funny? Make it the subject of a jaunty toe-tapping musical number sung by Voldemort himself.
  • Ron the Death Eater: Harry and sometimes Snape, both deliberately and Played for Laughs.
  • Tear Jerker: Albus Dumbledore Lists Your Good Qualities. Also counts as a Take That, Audience!.
    • Some of the entries in "Snape's Diary" are actually rather heartwrenching.
  • True Art Is Incomprehensible: "The Awakening of the Incorruptible" is almost Dada in its deconstruction of standard dramatic tropes, its rejection of the noise of modernism for the postmodern silence.
  • Wangst: Wizard Angst!
    • So is Snape, Orange One. So is Snape.
  • The Woobie: Snape. Especially in "Snape's Diary".
    • Harry gets a moment in "Ron's Parents."