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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 That Guy with the Glasses, but they have since been removed.

DR. BEES has its own page. Not to be confused with Harry Potter.


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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:
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: The Starbarians' rap sheet, which mentions a bunch of transgressions like war crimes and theft, only to end with loitering.
  • 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 him and all the drama surrounding him.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Killgar and Hogstrong the Starbarians, respectively.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Character Development: In the earliest Starbarians episode Killgar and Hogstrong are blantantly jerks, if not evil, with Hogstrong being the mind and Killgar the brutish arm of the team needing Hogstrong to suggest the course of their jerkass actions like betraying the King and steal back Bustilda and the rewards for saving her, killing Tri-Rex and wear his skin to claim the higher reward for "killing the Starbarians" and suggesting to Killgar to flee from the Beast of Gorlax because they were already paid in advance for fighting it. By the third episode, Killgar has evolved into a Jerk with a Heart of Jerk, willing to kill random people and even betray his best friend Hogstrong for money and Hogstrong into a Jerk with a Heart of Gold, willing to risk his life for the forces of good without reward or compensation, and even to call Killgar of on what they did in their life after becoming the Starbarians.
  • 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.
  • Cutting the Knot: The Starbarians are challenged by Siad the Snake-Wizard to a game of chance. Since he's able to manipulate fate itself, they instead opt to beat the crap out of him.
  • 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.
  • Destructive Savior: Never hire the Starbarians for anything. The best-case scenario is that they'll solve the problem (as long as you don't pay upfront), and then proceed to beat you half to death and rob you for all you're worth.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: While the Starbarians were equally willing to engage in horrible acts, Hogstrong seems to be developing into the Only Sane Man of the two.
  • 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 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:
  • Faux Horrific: The Starbarians getting caught in a Negative Space Wedgie causes their animation to get cheaper and less advanced. After a few versions with progressively lower detail and framerate, suddenly they have their normal character designs again, but then...
    Hogstrong: Well, this one isn't so bad, I mean — (gasps upon seeing himself move) — MOTION TWEENS!
    Killgar: (looking at himself in disgust) Ewwww! I feel all practical and cost-effective!
  • 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.
  • Fountain of Expies: Parodied in-universe with the Starbarians where it's shown in episode 3 that there are several Big Guy, Little Guy mercenary adventurer duos running around the universe.
  • Gainaxing: Princess Bustilda, along with literally every female in the Starbarian's universe.
    • An essential part of "Nicholas Cage Wants Chocolate Cake" is the hypnotically fluid and... lively animation of Tea Leoni's bust.
  • Gag Boobs: Shows up multiple times in the Starbarians shorts. Even their (tyrannosaur-shaped for some reason) spaceship has 'em.
  • 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.
  • Go-Go Enslavement: Bustilda meets this fate... twice, once from a Sorcerous Overlord, and once from the Starbarians themselves. She even gets ballgagged for good measure.
  • The Heart: It's what Character Developments turns Hogstrong into. Basically, while the Starbarians are both jerks, Hogstrong strives to keep their jerkiness into Anti-Hero limits realizing that sometimes glory is the only reward needed, while Killgar tries to keep the Starbarians as a mercenary duo, selling their services for money and stealing more if the reward is not enough. Even if he has to get rid of Hogstrong and his morality.
  • Heel Realization: Shown to be the case with Hogstrong in episode 3 of Starbarians. He's grown aware that he and his partner are assholes, especially after a woman who Killgar tried to blow out the airlock calls them bad guys, and wants to make some effort to be more of an actual hero.
  • 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 the Stupid Statement Dance Mix "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.
  • 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 ten times more wanted than the wanted criminal they aim to collect on.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Killgar of Starbarians. An x-ray of his head reveals that his lower jaw makes up most of his skull. Dr. Bees has one as well (with a cleft), though less stylized.
  • Large Ham: Many characters in his shorts are hammy, but the hammiest of all so far is Dr. Bees.
  • Last of His Kind: According to Killgar's Kode, Killgar is the last living Killgarian. It's unknown what happened, but if Killgar is any indication, it's highly probable they wiped themselves out due to being relentlessly violent, pointlessly antagonistic, and extremely stupid.
  • List of Transgressions: The Starbarians' rap sheet, as seen in episode 1.5:
  • 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.
  • Macho Camp: The Starbarians. They certainly have the look down, anyway.
  • 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.
  • Morality Chain: Basically, what Hogstrong is to Killgar. As blatantly jerky and misguided as they are, it's strongly hinted that if the Starbarians acted on Killgar's whim, they'd be straight villains, while Hogstrong keeps them acting as random jerks with a definite Anti-Hero streak.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Not only do the Starbarians' uniforms leave them completely bare-chested, but they're really casual about nudity, being content to lounge around their ship in the buff until they need to go on a mission.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Every female character in the Starbarians cartoons. No exceptions. Their boobs are big, busty, prone to jiggling all over the place, and barely covered.
  • Naked People Are Funny: The apparent reason for why the Starbarians walk around in the buff almost every time we see them in their ship.
  • Negative Space Wedgie: The Starbarians 2017 April Fools episode features the heroes' ship getting trapped in a space vortex that changes their own art style drastically.
  • 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!
  • Nominal Heroes: The Starbarians. They don't give a crap about actually doing heroic deeds, and in episode 1.5 are revealed to be even worse than the villains they oppose.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • Rorschach appears to be the Plucky Comic Relief in this universe, juggling pies and petting dogs, as opposed to the brutal and psychologically disturbed '90s Anti-Hero whose Despair Event Horizon involved killing two dogs in the original.
  • 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.
  • Pig Man: Hogstrong of Starbarians.
  • 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.
  • Real Men Eat Meat: Meat is about the only thing the Starbarians are ever shown eating and the only food they even keep in their fridge. Killgar freaks out if even a little bit goes missing.
  • 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.
  • Repetitive Name: Killgar of Killgaria and Hogstrong LeStrong, the Starbarians.
  • Save the Princess: Starbarians - Episode 1 had the two heroes rescuing Princess Bustilda. Only to end up kidnapping her themselves.
  • 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...
    • "STARBARIANS - EPISODE III...COMING EVENTUALLY"
  • 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.
  • Space Jews: The residents of Pangaia in Starbarians are a particularly silly case of Space First Nations, down to having tipis with technologically-advanced structures poking out of the top and using spears and knives with energy blades.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Animated Harry's parents, as seen in the Skyrim video.
  • Stupid Statement Dance Mix: Nicolas Cage wants that chocolate cake.
  • 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...
  • Talk to the Fist: The Starbarians are challenged to a game of chance by the Snake-Wizard, Siad. They promptly beat him senseless.
  • Testosterone Poisoning: Taken Up to Eleven with the Starbarians for comedic effect. They are both burly buff dudes that use excessive violence to murder people (bad guys or not), take what they want regardless of whether they have any right to it, they eat nothing but a ridiculously over-stocked fridge of meat, Killgar is seen both eating an excessive amount of meat while having sex with a random woman, not to mention their spaceship/mancave is a t-rex with tits.
  • 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".
  • 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
  • Visual Pun: Harry's 2014 update videos is FULL of these.
  • Vocal Evolution: Hogstrong had a deep voice in the first Starbarians cartoon. All of his subsequent appearances gave him a more normal-sounding voice
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Doctor Manhattan can do this in Saturday Morning Watchmen. This is of course not among his considerable powers in the original comic (or at least, not one that we ever saw him using) so it's another example of what ridiculousness may have came about if the comic had been made into a cartoon for kids.
    Jon can give you cancer, and he'll turn into a car!
  • 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.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?/The Unreveal: Numerous viewers of The Justin Bieber Show want to know who Justin saw at the mall.
  • Winds of Destiny, Change!: Siad the Snake-Wizard's power in Starbarians, though it's not clear if it isn't simply a euphemism for changing the print on the sides of dice since he never gets to try anything bigger before the Starbarians beat him into submission and promptly move on.


 
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