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I dunno. Should we tell blissfuly unsuspecting Chuck what good ol' Harry's got in store for him?

Harold Andrew "Harry" Partridge (aka HappyHarry, born 17 August 1985) is an English 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. Some of his older videos were once available on Channel Awesome, but they have since been removed.

Not to be confused with Harry Potter.

Works by Partridge with their own pages:

The works of Harry Partridge provide examples of :

  • Abhorrent Admirer: He has a fictional one in the form of ZONE-tan in his cameo at ZTV-news. While she is not unattractive by any means (in her normal form at least), she happens to have...certain off-putting urges that scare him off.
  • Abusive Advertising: One video had him proclaim "Follow me on Twitter, or I'll do terrible things to this cockney orphan!" He may be animated, but the pain will be more than real...
  • Affectionate Parody: Almost all of his cartoons are parodies, if not, direct homages to, stereotypical Saturday morning cartoons of the '80s and '90s.
  • Animation Bump: His cartoons were already pretty good-looking, but in recent videos, he's called on other animators to do more in-betweens and shading, allowing for some incredibly fluid and detailed animation.
  • Approval of God:
  • Are You Thinking What I Am Thinking:
  • Author Appeal:
    • Has two videos dedicated to Skyrim found here and here. Both have over ten million views.
    • Harry states that the reason why Chris-chan and Sonichu keep showing up in his work is because he's personally obsessed with the comic and all the drama surrounding its creator.
  • 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.
  • Bad "Bad Acting": Does a lot of this in his live action scenes for GHOSTBLEED: The Bio Horror.
  • Bavarian Fire Drill: Stephen the Lesbian combines this with Insane Troll Logic, convincing the lesbians to do as he says despite him obviously being a cis straight man.
  • Bizarre Alien Reproduction: 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 their legs that they use to play musical instruments.
  • Black Comedy: Often in the vein of Bloody Hilarious.
  • The Blank: A Victorian-looking gentleman in The Justin Bieber Show.
    They took my face!
  • Blatant Lies:
    • His YouTube channel description reads "Good clean cartoon hijinks from the lovable Harry Partridge." Haha, no.
    • His description for the Stephen the Lesbian cartoon:
      An educational documentary about lesbians.
  • Body Horror: Played for Laughs in his cartoon about GoAnimate, where he demonstrate the superiority of actual animation over drag-and-drops programs like Go Animate! by turning his left arm into a self-conscious gay lobster who's excited about the next Captain America film.
  • Born in the Wrong Century: Trilby Dogtooth, a modern day monster hunter in an era where pretty much all of the monsters worth fighting are extinct.
  • Boy Meets Ghoul: In With Animation You Can!":
    Harry: VAMPIRE T-REX, VAMPIRE T-REX, he's my best friend forever, now let's go have sex!
    *cue Oh, Crap! face from Vampire T-Rex*
  • Buffy Speak: Animatery, Film-Makery Stuffery (Subtitle: Actual Technical Terms)
  • Butter Face: Foster's wife from Hitman: Absolution: Hiding in Plain Sight is introduced with the Male Gaze but is quickly shown to have Agent 47's face (like everything else). Double subverted when the failed assassination attempt reveals that Foster was the real Agent 47 in disguise.
  • Carrying a Cake: Subverted at the last second. The cake is unscathed. The guy who was about to fall into it, not so much.
  • Creepy Child: Jimmy Tickles, who laughs maniacally as he watches a death row inmate being electrocuted.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: The butch lesbian in "Stephen the Lesbian" has to fight in an arena against a dark phantom beast... which kills her in a single hit.
  • Defictionalisation: In a video advertising merchandise for his cartoons, Harry talks about Stephen the Lesbian, Gentlemen Clam, and Black Guy with the Brain of a White Guy, among others, then talked about merchandise for his real cartoons. Then came the Stephen the Lesbian cartoon.
  • Entendre Failure: The whole point of "Hal the Misinterpretive Porn Star", who keeps taking the comments from his co-stars as literally as possible. He's not really clueless though, more of a jerkass Literal Genie.
  • "Everybody Laughs" Ending: "Barrrlaaaaa!"
  • Evil Laugh: Jimmy Tickles, denying Death Row inmates their last meals, then laughing as they're executed.
  • Fake American: Partridge is British, but he voices most of his characters with an American accent.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: Trilby Dogtooth is a downplayed example: he's actually a pretty competent monster-hunter, but the "monsters" he fights are more like minor neighborhood nuisances. Despite this, he has a very high opinion of how well he'd do if he fought a more dangerous one.
  • Family-Friendly Firearms:
  • Force Feeding: Hal forces on of his unfortunate co-stars to consume endless amounts of meat to keep her from going cannibal after she says she is 'always hungry for meat'.
  • Foreshadowing
    • 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.
  • Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: The Dragonborn does this to a nerd in "Song of Skyrim", telling him to stop Wangsting about his crappy life when he could be playing Skyrim!
  • G.I.R.L.: In "Back to Tamriel", which is about The Elder Scrolls Online:
    Harry: You're a chick in real life, right?
    Elf Mademoiselle: (in an obviously male voice) Yes.
  • Her Code Name Was "Mary Sue": Trilby Dogtooth's comic art depicts him as about ten times more muscular than he actually is.
  • Hotter and Sexier: Played for laughs in "Nicolas Cage Wants Chocolate Cake". Tea Leoni is a beautiful woman, but most people probably don't remember her looking like a super-busty swimsuit model in The Family Man...
  • Hulking Out: "THREE DEE!"
  • Hypocritical Humor: Stephen The Lesbian's first decree as King of the Lesbians:
    Stephen: "I shall bang each and every one of you! ...except the ones that look like dudes, 'cause that's totally gay!"
  • Identical Stranger: Hitman: Absolution: Hiding in Plain Sight has Foster's wife apparently revealed as this, having been killed by the real Agent 47, who was actually disguised as Foster himself.
  • 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.
  • Incestuous Casting: Harry's sister Holly played one of the porn stars in 'Hal the Misinterpretive Porn Star'. Harry himself played Hal.
  • Informed Ability: Trilby Dogtooth claims that he is "the greatest monster-killer to ever live... born 100 years too late", but the only monsters he ever really faces are Peeve Goblins with Weaksauce Weaknesses, the more impressive and dangerous monsters having been driven to extinction by his historical predecessors.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Of course, this would imply that "Stephen the Lesbian" runs off of any kind of logic.
  • Large Ham: Many characters in his shorts are hammy, but the hammiest of all so far is Dr. Bees.
  • Literal Genie: Hal the Misinterpretive Porn Star seeks to invoke this in every scene he does. For instance, if a porn starlett were to proclaim that she "can never get enough man meat", he'll tie her down and force feed her until she throws up.
  • Magic Floppy Disk: Apparently, all of Skyrim can fit on a single floppy. A 5.25 floppy, at that...
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: He does the voice work for the majority of the characters in his shorts.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Hal The Misinterpretive Porn Star
    • Michael The Terrible Boyfriend
  • Mind Screw:
    • 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.
    • The Justin Bieber Show. What does it MEAN?!?
    • "Stephen The Lesbian". The only thing that makes sense is the titular Stephen is obviously not a lesbian.
  • Mood Whiplash: Harry's cartoon's are known for going from lighthearted fun to absolutely terrifying in the blink of an eye.
  • Nightmare Face: But the pain will be more than real...
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: Justin Bieber, in The Justin Bieber Show. His roommates range from a mildly disturbing, human-sized talking raven wearing a coat and hat (which is not drawn like a Funny Animal), to a crazed woman holding a dead baby that she doesn't quite realize is dead, and a guy with a beehive growing out of his face.
    Justin: Oh, you guys!
  • Non-Human Undead: Vampire T-Rex in "With Animation You Can!" as an example of the crazy shit you can make with animation.
  • 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.
  • The Power of Rock: Mordin's plan for defeating the Reapers in the Mass Effect cartoon debut trailer.
  • Raging Stiffie: Look close (or don't) at the end of Skyrim... a rather literal example of Nerdgasm.
    • Repeated and with additional players in his collaboration with Dan Bull to celebrate the re-launch of Skyrim Special Edition.
  • Refuge in Audacity: Stephen the Lesbian goes to a lesbian bar and starts doing things so outrageous that nobody even has the nerve to question his authority.
  • Self-Deprecation: Some of his vids, but they usually make things funnier.
    • On Nicolas Cage Wants Cake: "I promise I will never make anything this retarded ever again."
    • Through this exchange:
      Announcer: Do you like the Web Cartoons of Harry Partridge?
      Nerd: Well actually I prefer Egorapt-
      Announcer: Then you'll love...
    • He portrayed himself as a lazy Manchild in a 2016 announcement cartoon.
    • The Starbarians April Fools episode, he makes fun of himself for how high his artistic standards are, and how that's caused his output to drop over time.
  • Schedule Slip:
    • Acknowledged in the intro video for the first part of the second Starbarians episode (the actual video being hosted on the HuHa! channel):
    Emaciated, Starving Fan: So...hungry...
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Animated Harry's parents, as seen in the Skyrim video.
  • Subverted Kids' Show: Seems to be a favorite trope of his.
  • Super-Persistent Predator: Taken to extremes in "BearShark" as per Rule of Funny.
  • Surreal Horror: The Justin Beiber Show. And often coupled with Surreal Humor.
  • Take That!:
    • This video takes a major jab at "animation" programs like GoAnimate 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 
    • He's also amongst many of those mocking a certain Christian Weston Chandler, having the manchild appear in several of his animations.
    • Subverted in The Justin Bieber Show, which—despite focusing on one of the most hated cultural figures at the time—has essentially nothing to say about Bieber himself, other than the implication that he has no problem living with some seriously weird roommates.
    • "Johnny Depp in Burtonland" is a straight example against Tim Burton. Tim Burton is the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland (2010), 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 
    Pumpkinhead Kid: Mr. Depp! Welcome to your home... forever...
  • Troll: Hal the Misinterpretive Porn-Star. Because the end of the animation implies he knew exactly what his female co-stars were saying.
  • [Trope Name]: Skyrim has Harry wearing a blue shirt with the text "POP CULTURE REFERENCE". Back to Tamriel shows that his years of adventuring have caused the shirt to become tattered with several holes. Fitting the theme of Return to Skyrim, his younger self from the original Skyrim has undamaged clothes when he's restored to help Dan Bull explore the Nordic homeland once more.
  • Unfortunate Name: A lesbian bar called "The Big Dyke". There's even a giant billboard right next to the building attempting to explain it:
    Billboard: "Dyke", as in a natural or artificial embankment which regulates water levels. -The Management
  • The Unreveal: In The Justin Bieber Show, nobody finds out who Justin saw at the mall.
  • Visual Pun: Harry's 2014 update videos is FULL of these.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Before Chuck dies after getting impaled, he pukes out his insides.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: The weakness of the Snapperchap faced by Trilby Dogtooth? Sugar. So much as a handful of gumballs will make its teeth so fragile that they shatter from a single bite.


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Alternative Title(s): Happy Harry


Advice on killing ghosts

As Rick tries to figure out how to kill ghosts, the ghost gets closer and closer every time he opens and closes his Vibrolink communicator.

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