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The Books:

Philosopher's Stone

  • "Uncle Vernon made another funny noise, like a mouse being trodden on."
  • Dumbledore's pre-banquet speech:

 "Welcome! Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak! Thank you!"

  • It's a small one, but nonetheless the scene where Hagrid is in Gringotts and reaches into his pocket to find Harry's key, only to come up with a bunch of dog biscuits counts.
  • The Weasley Twins at the beginning.

 "Don't cry, Ginny. We'll send you loads of owls-"

"We'll send you a Hogwarts toilet seat!"


"Only joking, Mum."

  • Also:

 "Oh, are you a prefect, Percy? You should have said something, we had no idea."

"Hang on, I think I remember him saying something about it. Once-"

"Or twice-"

"A minute-"

"All summer-"

  • After Hagrid tells Harry and Hermione that he's given Norbert a teddy bear:

 From inside the crate came ripping noises that sounded to Harry as though the teddy was having his head torn off.

  Dumbledore: "I believe your friends Misters Fred and George Weasley were responsible for trying to send you a lavatory seat. No doubt they thought it would amuse you. Madam Pomfrey, however, thought it might not be very hygenic, and confiscated it."

  • Jim Dale singing "Hoggy Warty Hogwarts" for the audiobook of Philosopher's Stone.

Chamber Of Secrets

  • Professor Lockhart's Valentine's Day celebration:

 Lockhart: Why not ask Professor Snape to show you how to whip up a love potion!

Snape was looking as if the first person to ask him for a love potion would be force-fed poison.

  • "Make way for the heir of Slytherin, seriously evil wizard coming through!"
  • "Soon the air was thick with flying gnomes."
    • "...the gnome, sensing weakness, sank its razor-sharp teeth into Harry's hand. He had a hard job shaking it off until- 'Wow, Harry! That must've been fifty feet!'"
  • "*referring to getting Moste Potente Potions via telling a teacher they're "just interested in the theory" of Polyjuice Potion* "Come on, no teacher's gonna fall for that. They'd have to be really thick..." *Gilligan Cut to Lockhart's class*
  • Not in the book, but on the Headscratchers page:

 I can't remember if it was stated in the book, but where did the basilisk come from?

Salazar Slytherin hatched it a thousand years ago. It's been waiting all this time for the Heir of Slytherin to come and say "Wanna play fetch? Go get the mudblood! Go get it! Good giant snake thing! 'Atta boy!"

Prisoner Of Azkaban

  • The Marauder's Map insulting Snape:

 Map: "Mister Moony presents his compliments to Professor Snape, and begs him to keep his abnormally large nose out of other people's business. Mister Prongs agrees with Mister Moony, and would like to add that Professor Snape is an ugly git. Mister Padfoot would like to register his astonishment that an idiot like that ever became a professor. Mister Wormtail bids Professor Snape good day, and advises him to wash his hair, the slimeball."

    • Especially since Lupin gets to read it.
    • Until we happen upon a certain memory of Snape's in Book 5...
    • Remember the really annoying Running Gag from earlier in that scene? The elderly man in the portrait who was constantly aroused, and subsequently annoyed by Harry's shining Lumos on the walls and would constantly tell him to "Put out that light"? Well, here's where a Running Gag gets turned into a Crowning Moment of Funny when Snape, after just being humiliated by the Marauder's Map, his confidence dashed, and being utterly degraded by being proven wrong by a longtime rival, gets his head chewed off by the same portrait of an elderly man in pajamas for shining the Lumos spell right in its face. Snape obeys, but with a look of what could be only Tranquil Fury on his face.

 Portrait of Old Man: Are you deaf, man? Put out that blasted light!

  • There were a few funny little moments in chapter 1, "Owl Post". Among them was the flashback to Ron's attempt to contact Harry via fellytone:


Ron was yelling so loudly that Uncle Vernon jumped and held the receiver a foot away from his ear, staring at it with an expression of mingled fury and alarm.


Ron: "RON- WEASLEY!" Ron bellowed back, as though he and Uncle Vernon were speaking from opposite ends of a football field. "I'M- A- FRIEND- OF- HARRY'S- FROM- SCHOOL-"

Ron (in a later letter to Harry): "Happy Birthday, Harry! Look, I'm really sorry about that telephone call... I asked Dad, and he reckons I shouldn't have shouted."

  • Boggart Professor Snape, in a green dress, with a red handbag, and a stuffed-vulture hat.
    • Lupin's response: "Snape. *nodding* Frightens all."
  • If there are some readers who think the Quidditch scene's a bit dull, the commentaries of them at least were generally very entertaining. Remember Lee Jordan's opinionated commentary on the particularly brutal Quidditch final?


McGonagall: Jordan, if you can't commentate in an unbiased way-!

Lee: I'm telling it like it is, professor!


Lee:" *after Malfoy grabs the end of Harry's broomstick to prevent him from catching the Snitch* YOU CHEATING SCUM! YOU FILTHY, CHEATING B-

McGonagall: *not even bothering to tell him off, as she was pointing her finger in Malfoy's direction, her hat had fallen off, and she too was shouting furiously*

    • And the mention of Lee swearing so badly into the microphone that McGonagall tries to take it off of him. Also, his hitting on Angelina Johnson when she gets the Quaffle.
  • Floating aunt, anyone?
  • After Harry and Hermione help Sirius escape, Snape bursts in, screaming about how he doesn't know how this happened, only that "THIS! HAS! SOMETHING! TO DO! WITH! POTTER!
  • Earlier, when Harry gets caught in Hogsmeade by Draco Malfoy, who then tells Snape: "What is your head doing in Hogsmeade? Your head is not allowed in Hogsmeade. No part of your body is allowed in Hogsmeade."
  • After the disastrous Quidditch match, Harry asks where Oliver Wood is, and Fred replies: "Still in the showers. We think he's trying to drown himself."
  • The "Monster Book of Monsters," especially the comment by the manager of Flourish and Blotts, the Wizard book shop:

  "I thought we'd seen the worst when we ordered two-hundred copies of "The Invisible Book of Invisibility." Cost a fortune and we never found them!"

  • This exchange:

 Percy held out his hand solemnly as though he and Harry had never met and said "Harry. How nice to see you."

"Hello Percy," said Harry, trying not to laugh.

"I hope you're well," said Percy pompously, shaking hands. It was rather like being introduced to the mayor.

"Very well thanks-"

"Harry!" said Fred, elbowing Percy out of the way and bowing deeply. "Simply splendid to see you old boy-"

"Marvellous," said George, pushing Fred aside and seizing Harry's hand in turn. "Absolutely spiffing."

Percy scowled.

"That's enough now," said Mrs. Weasely.

"Mum!" said Fred, as though he'd only just spotted her, and seized her hand too. "How really corking to see you!"

    • A couple of pages later... Mr. Weasely says that the Ministry are providing cars to take them to King's Cross and Percy asks why.

 "It's because of you, Perce," said George seriously. "And there'll be little flags on the bonnets with HB on them-"

"For Humongous Bighead," said Fred.

      • It gets even better when you realized the following description "Everyone except Percy and Mrs. Weasley snorted into their puddings" includes Mr. Weasley.
    • Also, Percy going mental at Ron and tearing their rooms apart when Fred and George nick his Head Boy Badge and change it to say "Bighead Boy."
  • It's all too satisfying to see Malfoy and his crew owned by Harry's Patronus spell when they dress up as Dementors and go out into the field trying to scare Harry. It's even more satisfying to see them get owned again by Professor McGonagall after the match.
  • Another McGonagall moment: "Tripe, Sibyll?" And the whole "mad axe men" snark.

Goblet Of Fire

  • Draco Malfoy the Amazing Bouncing Ferret.
  • "'Harry Potter's Secret Heartache'? What's ailing you now, Potter?"
  • Re: Arthur Weasley's eccentricities:

 Molly Weasley: Your father thinks very highly of Mad-Eye Moody.

Fred Weasley: Yeah, well, Dad collects plugs, doesn't he?

  • Divination homework, doing a month's worth of self-predictions filled with every human misery possible. Hermione: "You seem to be drowning twice." Ron: "Oh am I? ... I'd better change one of them to getting trampled by a rampaging hippogriff." Made even better by the fact that Professor Trewlaney loved it.
    • Made even better, when you realize that all of his made-up predictions come true (in a matter of speaking) during the course of the book.
      • Harry never got trampled by a rampaging hippogriff, though.
      • However, he did almost drown twice. Guess you don't get any points for redos.
  • Just after Harry opens the egg and it emits a horrible screeching noise: George: "I thought it sounded a bit like Percy singing. Maybe you've got to attack him while he's in the shower."
    • Hilariously so, he would be more or less right a year ago.
  • Dumbledore meets Rita Skeeter:

 Skeeter: How are you? I hope you saw my piece over the summer about the International Confederation of Wizards' Conference?

Dumbledore: Enchantingly nasty. I particularly enjoyed your description of me as an obsolete dingbat.

  • Another case, where Harry and Dumbledore are trying to cheer up Hagrid after Skeeter writes about his being half-giant:

 Harry: Really, you shouldn't worry about what that Skeeter cow- er, sorry Professor.

Dumbledore: I have gone temporarily deaf and have no idea what you just said, Harry.

Harry: Erm...right.

  • The old wizard Archie, who, attempting to pass as a Muggle, wears Muggle clothing... which, unfortunately, happens to be a nightgown.

 Ministry wizard: Muggle women wear them, Archie, not the men, they wear these.

Archie: I'm not putting them on. I like a healthy breeze 'round my privates, thanks.

  • When Harry meets Percy at the Yule Ball and Percy mentions how he's been promoted "As if he were announcing his election as supreme ruler of the universe."
  • Surprised no one has mentioned how the Bulgarian Minister of Magic played like he couldn’t understand English just to play a joke at the British Minister of Magic’s expense. Who knows how long he did that before he finally let it slip he did know english.

Order Of The Phoenix

  • The teachers' reactions to Harry's interview in The Quibbler. Especially Professor Trelawney's reaction.

  "Professor Trelawney broke into hysterical sobs during Divination and announced to the startled class, and a very disapproving Umbridge, that Harry was not going to suffer an early death, but live to a ripe old age, become Minister for Magic and have twelve children."


  • Anything Peeves does: "The bell rang just as Peeves swooped down on Katie and emptied an entire bottle of ink over her head."
  • And the entirety of the "prank war": "It unscrews the other way." Doubles as a Crowning Moment of Awesome for the twins.
    • The twins? What about McGonagall?
    • The conclusion, when Peeves chased Umbridge off by hitting her with a walking stick and a sock filled with chalk. Professor McGonagall's reaction? "I would chase after her myself, but Peeves borrowed my stick." Made funnier when listening to the book on tape, where the reader's McGonagall voice seems to be hinting that Peeves didn't "steal" the stick so much as "asked politely for it and detailed the exact reason why he needed it."
      • Pretty much any time McGonagall and Umbridge interacted in Order of the Phoenix was this, often with an added Crowning Moment of Awesome for McGonagall.

 Molly: "I don't believe it! Oh, Ron, how wonderful! A prefect! That's everyone in the family!"

George: "What are Fred and I, next-door neighbors?"

    • And Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody has his own perspective about Ron's said promotion: "Authority figures always attract trouble, but I suppose Dumbledore thinks you can withstand most major jinxes or he wouldn't have appointed you..."
      • Molly's reaction to Arthur's stitches: "WHAT DO YOU MEAN, THAT'S THE GENERAL IDEA?!"
  • After Dudley is attacked by a dementor at the beginning:

 Vernon: Fought 'em off, did you, son? Gave 'em the old one-two, did you?

Harry: You can't give a dementor the old one-two!

  • Umbridge's evaluations of the teachers could be both funny and painful. Snape's was particularly memorable:

 Umbridge: You applied first for the Defense against the Dark Arts post, I believe.

Snape: Yes.

Umbridge: But you were unsuccesful?

Snape: (classic deadpan) Obviously.

    • This, too:

 Mad-Eye: Don' put your wand there, boy! What if it ignited? Better wizards then you have lost buttocks, you know!

Tonks: Who do you know who's lost a buttock?

  • When they sneak in to the Ministry of Magic to save Sirius, They all get nametags saying "Rescue Mission".
    • It gets even better as it's ambiguous whether or not they put them on, so if you want you can picture them wearing nametags throughout the ensuing battle.
  • Pretty much everything that involves Phineas Nigellus Black is either this or a Crowning Moment of Awesome.
  • Two particularly hilarious dreams: Before Harry has his out-of-body experience in Nagini attacking Arthur, he dreams Cho is angry at him for luring her to the DA under false pretenses by promising her 150 Chocolate Frog Cards: "Cedric gave me loads of Chocolate Frog Cards, look!" Then she becomes Hermione who says he did promise Cho and suggests he should give her his Firebolt, but Umbridge has it and he just came to the DA to put up Christmas ornaments shaped like Dobby's head... The second dream involves him watching Neville and Professor Sprout waltzing in the Room of Requirement while McGonagall plays the bagpipes.
  • A metaphor where Luna is described as staring at Ron "as if he were a mildly interesting television program.
  • When Ron is freaking out before his first Quidditch match: "Ron was now staring into the dregs of milk at the bottom of his empty cereal bowl as though seriously considering attempting to drown himself in them." and "Harry and Ron pulled on their robes (Ron attempted to do his up back-to-front for several minutes before Alicia took pity on him and went to help."
  • The entire Stubby Boardman Quibbler article. Actually, just the Quibbler in general.
  • After Fred and George's escape, Ron, Hermione, and Harry are all talking about it, and Ron is sure his mother is going to blame him for allowing it. Then Harry reveals that he was the one who gave them the money to start their joke shop, and we get this:

  Ron: "But this is excellent! It's all your fault! Can I tell mum?"

  • Ron's comment upon dropping Divination (after on his exams, he had told the examiner in detail about the ugly man with a wart on his nose in his crystal ball, only to look up and realise he had been describing his examiner's reflection):

  Ron: "And from now on I don't care if my tea-leaves spell 'Die, Ron, Die!' I'm chucking them in the bin where they belong."

Half-Blood Prince

  • The entire first chapter. The Muggle Prime Minister's reaction to Fudge and his antics is absolutely hilarious, and had me nearly in tears the first time I read it.
  • Harry: "Yeah, ghosts are transparent, but Inferi are dead bodies, aren't they. So they'd be solid--”"
  • The previous Prime Minister who threw Fudge out of the window is heavily hinted at being Maggie Thatcher who became slowly insane during her last years. This means that the current (at this point of the story) Prime Minister, John Major, only had one more year left before Blair. Let's see how HE takes Scrimegour's arrival via Floo!!
    • That's a funny thought, but Scrimegour died one year into office, so Blair might've met Thicknesse instead, assuming Voldemort sent him to meet the Muggle Prime Minister at all.
  • Snape's retort about Ron's Apparition failures isn't bad either.
    • Gryffindor's second Quidditch match. In layman's terms: Gryffindor's goalkeeper tries to take the defender position, Harry, as the team Captain, goes complaining. He wakes up hours later in the Hospital Wing, with a cracked skull.

 Madam Pomfrey: I'm keeping you in overnight. You shouldn't over exert yourself for a few hours.

Harry: I don't want to stay here overnight, I want to find McLaggen and kill him.

Madam Pomfrey: I'm afraid that would come under the heading of 'over-exertion'.

    • This always gets me. Talking about the above Quidditch match:

  Ron: "Final score: Three-hundred-and-twenty to... sixty."

      • Then shortly afterward Ron casually mentions that Ginny had stopped by while Harry was unconscious. "Harry's imagination immediately went into overdrive, swiftly constructing a scene in which a tearful Ginny confessed her feelings of deep attraction while Ron gave them his blessing..." Only to have it implode when Ron mentions she was just wondering why he was so late for the match.
  • "But the more I hint I want to finish it, the tighter she holds on. It's like going out with the giant squid."
  • Speaking of Half-Blood Prince, try not to laugh when Hagrid and Slughorn get hammered and start singing a sad song. You will fail.´

 Slughorn: And Odo the hero, they bore him back home, to the place that he knew as a lad, they laid him to rest with his hat inside out, and his wand snapped in two, which was sad.

Hagrid: (about how good people die young) ...terrible.

Slughorn: Sorry. Can't carry a tune to save my life.

    • "We're not going to be asking, 'Excuse me, are you the imprint of a departed soul?'"
    • What about the "Roonil Wazlib" scene?

 Snape: This is your book?

Harry: Yeah.

Snape: Then why does it has 'Roonil Wazlib' in it?

Harry: (beat) That's my nickname.

Snape: Your nickname.

Harry: That's what my friends call me.

Snape: I understand what a nickname is.

  • Luna, perhaps out of desperation, being chosen to comment on the Quidditch match.
  • Peeves blocking a hallway and claiming he won't allow anyone to go through unless they set their pants on fire. Harry and Ron just take a different route. Five minutes later, Neville comes in, smoking and looking for a pair of pants to change into.
    • Less funny once you realize that 'pants' in British is short for 'underpants'.
  • This exchange:

 Harry: Yes.

Snape: Yes sir.

Harry: There is no need to call me sir, professor.

  • Ron diving behind Hermione everytime he thinks Lavender is passing by: "Hide me!"
  • The students first seeing the love potion and how they just, sort of, float toward it.
  • "Yes, Harry Potter! And if Dobby does it [1] wrong, Dobby will throw himself off the topmost tower, Harry Potter!"

Deathly Hallows

  • The early scene where several characters are turned into Harry Potter decoys, including twins Fred and George. Their reaction? "Wow, we're identical!"
    • From the same scene, Harry's reaction to seeing all his doubles changing their clothes: 'He felt like asking them to show a little more respect for his privacy as they all began stripping off with impunity, clearly much more at ease with displaying his body than they would have been with their own.' Ron exclaiming (in a Shout-Out to a joke made in Half-Blood Prince about Harry's chest), "I knew Ginny was lying about that tattoo," can only be topped by this moment after Bill offers to take Fleur on a thestral: 'Fleur walked over to stand beside him, giving him a sappy, slavish look Harry hoped with all his heart would never appear on his face again.'
      • The Face That Launched A Thousand Slashfics?
      • Forget that scene with Bill and Fleur, it's the above reaction that really killed me.
    • And later still, after George has lost his ear and makes his horrible pun 'I feel saintlike... holey', Fred's reaction: "Pathetic! With the whole wide world of ear-related humor before you, you go for holey?"
    • Most of the wedding:

 Molly: Your brother is getting married in a few days!

Ron: And is he getting married in my room? No! So why in the name of Merlin's saggy left--

Arthur: Don't argue with your mother.

      • The drunk relative trying to figure out if the disguised Harry was his son.
      • Charlie, Hagrid, and another wizard getting drunk and singing about Odo the Wizard.
      • Aunt Muriel (and how she looks like a "badly-tempered flamingo") and Ron's response to her.

  Ron: Nightmare, Muriel is. She used to come 'round every Christmas until, thank God, Fred and George put a Dungbomb under her chair and she took offense. Dad always said she'd write them out of her will.

      • Hermione trying to kick Ron under the table and hitting Harry instead.
      • Ron saying about Muriel, "She's rude to everyone" and George comes up saying "Talking about Muriel?"
      • The descriptions of Ron's uncle and how he celebrated at parties.

 Fred: He used to down an entire bottle of firewhisky, then run on to the dance floor, hoist up his robes, and start pulling bunches of flowers out of his--

Hermione: Yes, he sounds a real charmer.

(Harry roars with laughter)

Ron: Never married for some reason.

Hermione: You amaze me.

    • How did we miss this one? "Really gives a feel for the scope and tragedy of the thing doesn't it?" Ron's Crowning Moment of Snark.
  • "Erecto!"
  • Hermione reading the tale of the three brothers while Harry and Ron play the Riff Trax.
  • Students out of bed! Students in the corridors!
    • They're supposed to be, you blithering idiot!
  • After Dumbledore tells Snape that he wants Snape to kill him, Snape responds, in full Sarcasm Mode, "Would you like me to do it now? Or would you like a few minutes to compose an epitaph?"
    • Actually, Hermione throughout that scene! DON'T YOU TELL ME TO CALM DOWN! GIVE ME MY WAND!
    • And afterwards, Ron's sycophantic attempts to make up with her, especially the reference to "getting back in her good books."

 Hermione: "Maybe it's something you need to figure out for yourself..."

Ron "Yeah, that makes sense!"

Hermione: "No it doesn't!"

 Scrimegour: Are you planning to follow a career in Magical Law, Miss Granger?

Hermione: No, I'm not. I'm hoping to do some good in the world!

    • Even more Hilarious in Hindsight when you find out where Hermione ends up working in the epilogue - As the head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement.
  • In Deathly Hallows, when Ron is complaining that Hermione packed his old jeans and that they're too tight to fit his wand in, she suggests somewhere else he could stick it...


  • "Erectus!"
  • Fred and George Weasley. Seriously, the pair of them are a walking Crowning Moment of Funny.
    • Ginny and Ron, being Weasleys, also get their share, but not nearly as many.
  • Any of Dumbledore's extremely eccentric but awesome ramblings always sends this troper into a fit of giggles, e.g.

 Harry [to Hagrid]: You don't think anything that Skeeter cow -— sorry, Professor-

Dumbledore: I have gone temporarily deaf and haven't any idea what you said.

Harry: Errr... right.


Dumbledore: I am not joking, Mr. Weasley. Though now that you mention it, I did hear an excellent one over the summer about a troll, a hag, and a leprechaun who all go into a bar- (McGonagall clears her throat loudly)

 Dumbledore: It's lucky it's dark. I haven't blushed so much since Madam Pomfrey told me she liked my new earmuffs.

  • At one point, Mc Gonagall slipped on wet floor (Peeves' work) and caught the nearest thing for balance, which happens to be Hermione's neck.


  • Any time a character impersonates another via Polyjuice Potion (with the exception of Crouch Jr.) is made of hilarity. From the Crabbe and Goyle switch way back in Chamber of Secrets ("What are those?" "...Reading glasses." "I didn't know you could read."), to the Seven Potters, to the trio taking on ministry forms, especially Runcorn-Harry trudging awkwardly about in his leather coat, to Bellatrix-Hermione looking nervous and polite while trying to act haughty and cruel.

...and the Sorceror's Stone

  • "What an idiot."
  • When Hagrid knocks the door off its hinges in PS/SS: "Sorry 'bout that!"
    • Also when he's accidentally telling them loads of information about the Stone. "I shouldn'ta told you that! I should not have told you that!"
  • "Troll in the dungeon!" scene. Especially the terror-stricken look on Malfoy's face.
  • The scene where Malfoy catches The Trio and Hagrid with a dragon. While its obvious the Trio are pissed off that Malfoy told on them, the look on Harry's face changes from angry to a Slasher Smile the second McGonagall says that Malfoy gets detention for the misdemeanor of being out at night with them.

...and the Chamber of Secrets

  • From the Chamber of Secrets film, while Harry and Ron are on the train. They're looking for it and are flying right on the tracks, when they hear the train's horn blowing. They can't see it in front of them and it's getting louder. Hedwig is the first one to look back, and when she sees the train is right behind them, her eyes widen.
    • That entire scene was funny, right from the moment Harry and Ron slowly realized they weren't gaining on the train. And right after Hedwig reacts, it's the boy's turns. Their reaction? They SCREAM. And it lasts for a good 10 seconds!
  • Funniest line in the Harry Potter movies which wasn't in the books: After Harry and Ron are sent into the Forbidden Forest to "follow the spiders", Ron, who had a previously established fear of spiders, quips "Why spiders? Why couldn't it be 'follow the butterflies'?"
    • Made even funnier by the director taking advantage of Rupert Grint's voice change hitting mid-movie. Yeah, that voice-cracking wasn't completely intentional.
    • Three words: Potter Puppet Pals.
  • How in the world has Gilderoy Lockhart not been mentioned? Kenneth Branaugh had this troper in stitches any time he was on screen, especially after he lost his memory. "THIS IS JUST LIKE MAGIC!!", anyone?

...and the Prisoner of Azkaban

  • In a Call Back to Chamber of Secrets, we have the scene in Prisoner of Azkaban, where Ron is having a nightmare:

 Ron: "Spiders, Harry! They want me to tap dance. And I don't want to tap dance!"

Harry: "You tell those spiders, Ron."

    • And immediately afterward, muttering that he'll tell those spiders, he lays back down. As soon as his head touches his pillow, he's snoring again
  • The Mandrake scene from Chamber of Secrets is hilarious. After they get their first good look at a mandrake, the shock of it causes Neville to pass out, leading to this exchange:

 Professor Sprout: Poor lad. Didn't secure his earmuffs!

Seamus: No ma'am, I think he's fainted.

Professor Sprout: Yes, well. *offhandedly* Just leave him there!

  • "What exactly is the function of a rubber duck?"
  • In the Shrieking Shack:

 Sirius: Pettigrew's alive! And he's right there! *points at Ron who's holding Scabbers/Pettigrew

Ron: Me? He's mental!

Sirius: Not you! Your rat!

  • The UST between Hermione and Ron in Prisoner of Azkaban. The first is during the lecture where Buckbeak is introduced and Hermione, in a panic, grabs Ron's hand. He proceeds to give her this amazed look, and she shoots him a glance that says "Don't you say a word". The second is when they're visiting the Shrieking Shack, and Hermione asks if he wants to get closer. After a short uncomfortable pause, she specifies that she meant closer to the shack.
    • The first one gets a Lampshade by the Riff Trax:

  Mike: "Hermione casts the 'give Ron a boner' spell."

  Harry (two seconds away from freaking out): "This is not normal.

  • Dumbledore can make a simple "good night" funny.

 Dumbledore: Well?

Harry: He's free. We did it.

Dumbledore: Did what? Good night.

  • Professor Trelawney: "In this room you will find if you possess... the SIGHT!" (bumps into table)
  • "Turn to page Three Hundred and Ninety-four."
  • What about when, on The Prisoner Of Azkaban, when Hagrid asks for Harry to ride Buckbeak, picks him up, and put him on there? The resulting response from Harry is priceless.

 Hagrid: [about Buckbeak] I think he may let you ride him now.

Harry: What?

Hagrid: [picking him up and placing him on Buckbeak's back] Come on, right behind the wing joint.

Harry: Hey! Hey hey hey hey hey! Hagrid!

...and the Goblet of Fire

  • Aside from the ferret scene, there's also Moody telling Harry afterwards that Fleur Delacour is 'as much of a fairy princess as he is'.
    • In the aforementioned scene, after getting a royal scolding from McGonagall, Moody pulls the most outrageously childish face at her, before storming off.
      • Fridge Brilliance: Crouch Jnr. is the one pulling the face! Considering he was probably taught at Hogwarts by her, he'd probably wanted to pull that face at her for years.
  • Daniel Radcliffe's very good at being hilariously blunt. A good example being the final scene of Goblet Of Fire, where it's sinking in to Hermione that Voldemort is back.

 Hermione (close to tears): "Everything's going to change, isn't it?"

Harry: (puts his hand on her shoulder, then says "Yeah" in a completely blunt, unsympathetic tone)

  • From "Goblet of Fire", Ron complaining about Krum: "Ruddy pumpkinhead!"
    • Also Ron coming in pale and shaking and looking like he's about to faint because 'He just asked Fleur Delacour out."
    • "Actually, he sort of screamed at her."
    • "Hermione... you're a girl!"
  • Goblet Of Fire. Veritaserum scene.

 Snape: Do you know what this is, Potter?

Harry: Bubble juice, sir?

    • Also where Snape laments that its use on students is "regrettably forbidden."
  • In Goblet of Fire, the studying scene, where Harry and Ron keep on getting caught talking by Snape and get their heads smacked by a book and forced down for their troubles.
    • The uber-annoyed look Snape gives and the precise manner in which he pulled up his sleeves before shoving their heads down was the icing on the funny cake.
  • When Myrtle gets in the tub with Harry in GOF.
  • From the fifth movie:

 Hermione:"Do you ever stop eating?!"

Ron: "What? I'm hungry."

    • Then in the sixth movie...

  Hermione: (hitting Ron repeatedly on the head with a newspaper) "Stop! Eating! Stop! Eating!"

  • This troper has to give it to Brendan Gleeson, he can do a damn hilarious Hagrid impression: "Marvellous creatures, dragons, aren't they?"
  • And who can forget Neville in the second task in Goblet of Fire?

 "Oh my God! I've killed Harry Potter!"

    • This (American) troper got a little bit of a chuckle from his experience in the theater, where a group of what appeared to be college-aged guys behind him promptly yelled, "You bastard!!" immediately after Neville said this.
    • This gem from Lucius Malfoy:

 Weasley Twin: Blimey, Dad! How far up are we?

Lucius: We'll put it this way: If it rains, you'll be the first to know.

...and the Order of the Phoenix

  • From the fifth movie, Crookshanks eating the Extendable Ear.
    • And Fred and George's reaction - "Bloody cat!"
  • Luna Lovegood. That is all.

...and the Half-Blood Prince

  • From Half Blood Prince- Not in the books, but words can not describe the hilarity of Harry telling Cormac McLaggen that the appetizer he just put in his mouth was dragon balls ("Dragon...balls?"). Which he promptly sicks up onto the shoes of Severus Snape. Who puts McLaggen in detention!
    • McLaggen flirting with HermIOne. By licking his fingers.
    • Harry coming back to the feast after being sneak attacked by Malfoy.
    • Then there's McGonagall's exasperated "Why is it always you three?" upon discovering Harry, Ron, and Hermione are caught up in the crisis du jour yet again. And Ron's reply, for that matter.

 McGonagall: (to Harry, Ron, and Hermione) Why is it that, whenever anything happens, it's always you three?

Ron: I've been wondering that myself for six years, Professor.

    • Luna Lovegood appearing at the Gryffindor table dressed in a lion costume. For that matter, Luna's party dress. Which also manages to be stunning in its own, Luna way.
    • Price negotiations with Fred and George.

 Ron: How much are these?

Fred and George: Five galleons.

Ron: How much for me?

Fred and George: Five galleons.

Ron: I'm your brother.


Fred and George: Ten galleons.

      • Also, Fred and George each have different expressions when they say that last line, both funny.
    • Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes shop features an animated doll of Umbridge skating across a tightrope, squealing "I will have order! I will have order!" [2]
    • Ron staring at the moon when he was under Romilda Vane's love charm.

 Ron: It's beautiful, isn't it? The moon.

Harry: Divine. Had ourselves a little late night snack, did we?

Ron: It was on your bed, the box, I just thought I'd try one.

Harry: Or twenty.

Ron: I can't stop thinking about her, Harry.

Harry: Honestly, you know, I reckon she was starting to annoy you.

Ron: She could never annoy me. I think I love her.

Harry: Oh... brilliant.

Ron: Do you think she knows I exist?

Harry: Well, I'd bloody well hope so, she's been snogging you for three months.

Ron: Snogging? Who are you talking about?

Harry: Who are you talking about?

Ron: Romilda, of course. Romilda Vane.

Harry: Okay, very funny.

Ron: (throws the chocolates box at Harry)

Harry: What was that for?

Ron: It's no joke! I'm in love with her!

Harry: Alright, fine, you're in love with her! Have you ever actually met her?

Ron: No... Can you introduce me?

  • The Quidditch tryouts. Specifically, the comparison between Ron and McLaggen handling their...broomsticks.
    • Ginny acting as Harry's 2nd in command.

 Ginny: Shut It!

  • This exchange:

 Hermione: She only likes you because she thinks you're The Chosen One!

Harry: But I am The Chosen One!

*Hermione whacks him over the head with her book*

    • No one's mentioned any of Snape's moments yet? "How disappointing." Especially the following exchange from Half-Blood Prince:

 Snape: Not... so quick, Potter.

Harry: Oh sir I really think I should get back to the party. My date...

Snape: ...could surely survive your absence another minute or two.

      • Or when he's explaining what veritaserum is to Harry in Goblet of Fire:

 "Three drops of this, and You-Know-Who himself would be spilling his darkest secrets. The use of it on students is... regrettably forbidden."

      • No, no, no! The bit on the sixth film where Snape tells Harry that Dumbledore has had to go, and when Harry asks where, Snape just looks at him for a moment and walks off. Perfect comedic timing.
      • Well yeah, that too... Or how about in Order Of The Phoenix, when Umbridge is interrogating him? After she leaves, he smacks Ron upside the head with a notebook while looking after her.
  • Half-Blood Prince: The entire Slug Club Party scene, but ESPECIALLY the part where McLaggen ducks in behind the curtain and yanks the munchies and asks what they are. Harry's response: "Dragon balls." Cue McLaggen turning to vomit... just as Snape uncovers the curtain, looking for Harry. Snape's shoes take the full force of the upchuck.
  • In Half-Blood Prince, when Ginny's trying to figure out when Harry arrived.

 Hermione: Did someone mention Harry? Is he here?

Ginny: Apparently he's wandering the house.

  • In Half-Blood Prince, we get this little gem that appeals to the juvenile in all of us:

 Why are you worried about You-Know-Who?

You should be worried about U No Poo!

The constipation sensation that's gripping the nation!

  • When the Carrows come to search the Hogwarts Express for Harry, an incensed Cormac McLaggen piping up "My father will hear about this!"
  • The scene in Half Blood Prince where Ron is in the hospital wing after being poisoned, and his annoying girlfriend Lavender comes in worried and asking "Where's my Won-Won?" She and Hermione get into a fight over him, where Hermione calls her a "daft dimbo"! What makes this even funnier is that it's happening in front of the teachers -- Dumbledore, McGonagall, Slughorn, and Snape. Then Ron calls out Hermione's name in his sleep, and Lavender runs off crying; Dumbledore quips "Oh to be young and to feel love's keen sting!"
    • Don't forget that while McGonagall and Snape keep their cool after Lavender storms off, Dumbledore is the only one who turns to look at her.
    • Also the way that Snape just stares straight ahead during that scene. And the fact that he's there at all watching it. It also becomes a little funny and sad once you realize that he should know how Lavender feels...
    • What really settles it is the dialogue! No, seriously, it's bloody hilarious:

 Lavender: Where is he? Where's my Won-Won? Has he been asking for me? ...What's SHE doing here?!

Hermione: I was asking the same question!

Lavender: I happen to be his girlfriend!

Hermione: I happen to be his... friend!

Lavender: Don't give me that! You haven't spoken in weeks! It's nice to make up with him now that he's suddenly all interesting!

Hermione: He's been poisoned, you daft dimbo! And for the record, I've always found him interesting!

Ron: *groans*

Lavender: Ha! See? He senses my presence! Don't worry, Won-Won! I'm here...I'm here!

Ron: ...Hermusseh... Er-my-nee... Her...mione... Hermione... Hermione...

Lavender: *runs off crying*

  • The entire Felix Felicis scenario is comic gold. Harry, with his uncharacteristically peppy attitude, steals the entire scene (especially when he wiggles his fingers to act out spiders' pincers).

 (after Harry has told Slughorn about leaving the castle)

Slughorn: Harry!

Harry: (In similar annoyed tone) Sir!

    • Seriously, Google "not to mention the pincers" on images. There's a bunch of them. And, it's hysterical.
      • What's even funnier is that he's acting like he's high.
      • Dan's line reading of "Personally these plants always kind of freak me out. Hmm."
        • And what's great is that it's such a subtle, out-of-the-blue performance. Harry's under a potion that brings him luck so he could pry the secrets of the Horcruxes out of the professor, and a side effect is that he acts overly cheerful and delirious, and acts like he doesn't know what's going on!
          • I always figured that Felix Felicis doesn't grant you extra luck, it simply improves your insight. You get an intrinsic sense of exactly what you have to do and when you have to do it for the most favorable outcome.
      • The whole bit with Slughorn sneakily cutting a leaf from a plant in the greenhouse when Harry walking into frame in the background, turning and seeing him and getting right next to him without saying anything and Slughorn getting the crap scared out of him when he turns his head!
    • Also, when Harry and Dumbledore are about to leave for the cave:

 Harry: But sir, I thought you couldn't Apparate in Hogwarts.

Dumbledore: Well, being me definitely has its advantages.

...and the Deathly Hallows

  • In Deathly Hallows: Harry is still at the Burrow and instigates some snogging with Ginny. And who walks in to get a cup of tea but George. He sits back and watches the show, and soon enough, both of them know he's there. Cue deadpan stare from George with knowing grin just sipping his tea, telling the two, "Morning." The theater erupted in laughter.
    • The scene is made all the more funnier due to George going through the whole thing with a toothbrush stuck to the side of his head.
    • Check out his rapid-fire tip-toeing too.
    • In my opinion, it's even more hilarious that Harry's still scared of what George might do to him, even though George is being good-natured about the whole thing. Notice how Harry never completely turns his back to George, and when he finally does, he runs like hell?
  • Dobby gets one in the film as part of his Crowning Moment of Awesome.

 Bellatrix: You could have killed me!

Dobby: Dobby never meant to kill anyone. Only to maim... or seriously injure.

  • Harry tries his new wand. It's the perfect comedic timing of every line that does it.

 Harry: Engorgio! (fire explodes) Reducio!

Hermione: (off-screen) What's going on in there?

Harry and Ron: NOTHING!

  • Most of the scenes with Hermione after Ron returns in Deathly Hollows. Seriously, the entire theater was nearly in tears during a few parts.

 Hermione: (Advancing on Harry) Harry, WHERE IS MY WAND?!

Harry: (Quickly backing away) I don't know!

    • What makes that moment even funnier is that when she yells at him, Harry looks like he's about to climb the tree he's pressed against.
    • What made this scene for me was the Blatant Lies as Harry claims he doesn't know where the wand is as he tugs his sweater down to hide that it's in his pocket.
    • Not to mention the fact that Hermione is so ragingly upset at Ron that she throws leaves at him in a completely anticlimactic and hilarious fashion.
  • Harry: "You're not still mad at him, are you?"

  Hermione: "I'm always mad at him."

  • Daniel Radcliffe. In a bra. That is all.
    • Like a friend said:

  "It's like a peek to the future when he can't get any role but that."

    • Or Fleur Delacour talking though said bra'd Radcliffe.

  "Bill, look away. I'm hideous."

  • This little gem:

 Mad-Eye: Now, for those of you who have never tried Polyjuice Potion, it tastes roughly like goblin piss.

Fred: You'd know all about that, wouldn't you, Mad-Eye? *awkward silence* Just trying to relieve the tension.

  • Mad-Eye (about Harry): "Yeah, he's absolutely gorgeous. Now what's say we get him undercover before someone murders him!"
  • Harry's little jump of joy after Hermoine said they should go to Godric's Hollow.
  • Mrs. Cattermole kissing Ron, who's Polyjuiced as her husband. Also Hermione's "WTF?" reaction, Ron turning back to his original form while their lips are locked, and her real husband showing up in his underwear!
      • "Mary, who's that!" "Long story! Nice meeting you!" *runs away*
      • Also, "This'll be a fun story to tell the kids!"
    • In the same Black Comedy vein, after Yaxley reveals to Polyjuiced Ron that Mrs. Cattermole is being interrogated, we get this:

 Ron: Oh my God! What am I going to do!? My wife's all alone downstairs!

Harry: ...Ron, you don't have a wife.

Ron: Oh. Right.

  • Yaxely: "It's still raining in my office!"

 Ron: "Have you tried an umbrella?"

    • Especially hilarious is the subtle Brick Joke concerning the flooded office later, when Ron steps back on the elevator completely drenched with water, implying how much success he had with reversing it.
    • And the deleted version of that second scene, where Arthur Weasley and one of his coworkers get in the elevator with Ron and Harry.

 Witch: Don't tell me, it's raining in Yaxley's office again?

Arthur: Did you tell him to try an umbrella?

  • After finally destroying the evil Horcrux that nearly killed them: Ron: "Just think. Only three more to go!"
  • After Ron returns, his "Hey!" and Hermione's reaction to it is priceless.
  • Fred (or George, not sure) about Polyjuicing into Harry: "Suppose something went wrong and we wound up a scrawny, specky git forever!
  • Runcorn-Harry's expression when Umbridge says "Albert, aren't you getting off?" and the ridiculous way he walks off the elevator.
    • And the ridiculous way he walks out of Umbridge's office.
  • "What's wrong with his face?"
    • Scabior to Harry: "What happened to you, ugly?" *beat* (to Greyback) "No, not you."
  • Hermione screaming "Take it off! Take it off now!" to Harry.
    • Also Ron giving Harry a new wand. "It's ten inches. Nothing special, but it does the job."
  • I can't believe no one's mentioned Kreacher and Dobby dragging Mundungus in. And Dobby pushing Kreacher out of the way every time he tried to talk. And Kreacher jabbing Mundungus with a fork.
  • Voldy's line: 'Severus, I was beginning to worry you'd lost your way. We've saved you a seat." just cracks me up, because you can just hear by the tone that what he's really saying is 'show up late again and I'll Crucio your ass into next week!"
    • From the same scene, his response to Thicknesse after the latter was suitably vague in whether he believes Yaxley's report on Harry's imminent escape from his house or Snape's: "Spoken like a true politician." Voldy was surprisingly humorous, particularly considering the way he proved his Complete Monster cred with the murder of Charity Burbage at the end of the scene.
      • Again, same scene. When Voldemort learns of the plan to move Harry, Bellatrix starts fidgeting in her seat raising her hand to volunteer, like Hermione trying to get a teacher's attention...
      • Same scene, when requesting Lucius's wand.

 Voldemort: "What about you, Lucius?"

Lucius: -practically whimpering- "M-my lord?"

Voldemort: -mockingly- "My Lord~"

      • Same scene AGAIN, after Bellatrix volunteers to kill Harry:

 Screams are heard somewhere in the manor

Voldemort: WORMTAIL! Have I not spoken to you about keeping our guests quiet?

Wormtail: Yes, m-my Lord. Right away, my Lord!

    • Not to mention the contemptuous way Voldemort snaps off the silver handle.
  • "Are you saying you can apparate in and out of this room?" (like it's completely obvious) "Well of course. Er- I'm an elf."
    • And: "Sir? Oh, I like her very much!"
    • After knocking out Pettigrew: "Who gets his wand?"
  • Ron miming antlers in the locket scene.
  • Ron trying to get out of the doghouse with Hermione by calling a vote for her idea to go to see Xenophilius Lovegood and being the only one with his hand up.
  • Xenophilius at the wedding, from his whole hippie look, to the way he danced and spun around like a true space case. Absolutely perfect for Luna's father.
  • As Hermione gives Harry's hair a trim:

 Hermione: (coming to a realization) Oh my God!

Harry: (reaching up to the back of his head, eyes widening) What?

  • The not-a-Take That Take That at Twilight.
  • George, post-Saintlike-incident, walking in on Harry and Ginny. He just gives Harry a knowing wink-wink-nudge-nudge look, sipping at his drink. Harry has little time to be embarrassed before he notices George... a toothbrush sticking out of the hole in his ear.
  • At the end of Deathly Hallows Part 1, when Voldemort stole Dumbledore's wand from his grave, Voldy was so close to his corpse's face, that this troper yelled "I have your wand, now kiss me you dead sexy beast!"
  • In Deathly Hallows Part 2, McGonagall animates the stone knights to defend Hogwarts and then... with all the excitement of a first year just arriving at Hogwarts... gleefully says, "I've always wanted to use that spell!"
    • Made all the more priceless by Molly's expression. It positively screams, "...really?"
    • When this troper went go go see Deathly Hallows 2 in the theater, nearly everyone there cracked up at that line. That giddy tone was just so unexpected from McGonagall.
  • From Deathly Hallows Part 2, Voldemort's INCREDIBLY awkward attempt at hugging Draco following what he believes is his final victory. He simply has no idea what he's doing.
  • Also from Deathly Hallows Part 2, Neville taunting the onrushing Death Eater army after they hit the defensive barrier. And then his Oh Crap reaction after the barrier is eventually neutralized.
  • In Deathly Hallows Part 2, after Hermione drinks the Polyjuice Potion to look like Bellatrix:

 Hermione: "How do I look?"

Ron: "Hideous."

    • Helena Bonham Carter's performance during that entire sequence is such a hilarious contrast to how she usually is in these movies.
  • Another from Deathly Hallows Part 2, when McGonagall starts getting the school into defense mode and she tells Neville he can go blow up the bridge:

 Neville: You're actually giving us permission to do this?

McGonagall: That is correct, Longbottom!

Neville: To blow it up? Boom?

McGonagall: Boom!

    • And then immediately after that, Neville asks how they're going to blow it up:

  McGonagall: Why don't you confer with Mr. Finnegan; as I recall, he has a particular proclivity for pyrotechnics.

    • This entire exchange had the whole theater in stitches.
  • Neville calmly regaining consciousness in slow motion while the battle rages on behind him, looking a little punch drunk, but otherwise pretty nonchalant.
    • What really hit this troper was that, not only was the Battle of Hogwarts raging on in the background, there was a guy flying through the air, in slow-motion, on fire, while Neville looked like he was getting up from a nap.
  • The film adaptation of Filch running in screaming "STUDENTS IN THE HALLS! STUDENTS OUT OF BEDS!!!" He bursts into the Great Hall, packed with students and teachers. Everyone just gives him a deadpan stare, which just screams "You idiot." He takes a step back from all the concentrated vehemence, complete with a little "...Oh."

 McGonagall: They're supposed to be, you blithering idiot!

    • In a wonderful Funny Background Event, after all the dust has settled, Filch can be seen trying to clean up the massive amount of rubble and debris that much of Hogwarts has been reduced to... with a push broom.
      • Oh god, that was hilarious! In fact, I'm almost positive that when the film goes to DVD, poeple will start freezing it at random moments to inspect the various background moments and Freeze Frame Bonuses.
      • YMMV... this troper found it heartbreaking to see how he's utterly lost his bearings and is grasping at straws for something he can do while his life has literally crumbled to pieces around him (keep in mind this is an old man who can't even do magic and no one ever took him seriously except for Dumbledore).
  • Luna's OOC Is Serious Business moment in the final film ("Harry Potter, you listen to me RIGHT NOW!")
  • Pansy Parkinson's hysterical "What are you waiting for? He's standing over there! Somebody grab him!" In the books the narration portrays her as a bitch but in the movie, she seems to be a random Slytherin girl which makes it more funny.
  • In DH:P1, during the scene in Malfoy Manor when Harry and Ron go to rescue Hermione, and the fight breaks out. Lucius draws his wand-cane - and then stares at the wandless handle for a second before he gets stunned, because Voldemort took it at the beginning of the movie.
  • Early on in DH Part 2, Ron and Hermione ask what the plan is. Harry basically replies, "I'm making this up as I go along. None of our plans work out anyway."

 Harry: Since when have any of our plans actually worked? We plan, we get there, all hell breaks loose.

    • Made even more hilarious when you consider that in the book, they literally spend months planning stuff and wandering about trying to figure out what to do, and when they do get around to doing something, everything goes to shit and loads of stuff starts to happen all at once.
  • The fact that in the later movies, Draco becomes a sorta pedobear magnet...and he does not like it one bit. In DH 1, in the manor his Dad's then his Aunty's all whispering in his ear all creepy-like and he looks like he's about to cry. Even Voldy gets in on the Perv On Dracokins action in the next film. Creepy ass hug anyone? I think it's safe to say Draco's the resident bitch in the Death Eaters.
  • In Deathly Hallows, Hermoine is about to read aloud the Tale of Beedle the Bard, when Ron awkwardly interjects before she starts. As the camera pans out of the Lovegood house and into the animated sequence following a floating feather, we get Ron and Hermoine's lines off-screen, making them sound like an old married couple:

 Hermoine: ... do you want to read it?

Ron: N-no... no.

  • Harry has an important mission for the D.A.:

 Harry: Okay, there's something we need to find, something hidden here in the castle, and it may help us defeat You-Know-Who.

Neville: Right, what is it?

Harry: We don't know.

Dean: Where is it?

Harry: We don't know that either. I realize that's not much to go on.

Seamus: That's nothing to go on.

  • After The Trio get back to Hogwarts, Ginny breaks through the crowd in the Room of Requirement and Harry and Ginny just stare at each other

 Ron: I just get back and she looks at me like I'm a franky first-year

Seamus: She's got plenty of those though. There's only one Harry.

Ron: Shut up Seamus.

  • Ron chasing after the Terrible Trio in the Room of Requirement, yelling "THAT'S MY GIRLFRIEND, YOU NUMPTY!" after Goyle attempts to use Avada Kedavra against Hermione.
  • The moment where Voldemort announces "Harry Potter is DEAD!" and follows it with an absolutely ridiculous "HEH HEH HEH..." One of the funniest moments in DH Part 2, it's so awkwardly done, it's reached Memetic status. Four movies worth of Voldemort's characterization completely fell flat on it's face right there.
    • This troper remembers how the whole theatre burst into uncontrollable giggles, "Whats?" and even FacePalming. You can only wonder just how could they have left that in there.

Video Games

  • In the PC version of Chamber of Secrets, when you get hit by Mimblewimble, it can be amusing when Harry yells the spell name incorrectly.
  • In the Game Boy Color version of Chamber of Secrets, if you turn the language to Spanish, the first time you enter Ginny's bedroom, you'll walk in on her experimenting with ways to say "Mrs. Ginny Potter".

Fan Works, Reactions and Others

  • On a meta level, from's review of Half-Blood Prince:
  • Not part of the movies, but related: literal Deathly Hallows trailer.
  • The reaction by certain members of the audience to Harry stripping down to black boxers before diving into the frozen pond to retrieve the sword of Gryffindor. You'd think it's the first time they'd seen a guy in his underwear in a movie before!
  • I may be the only person who finds this funny, but in COS, I giggle like a maniac every time I see the scene with Lucius Malfoy in Hagrid's hut because he has a ridiculous-looking bow in his hair. He's there trying to look all evil and menacing, and actually looks more like a prize poodle or a show pony.
  • This troper nearly busted a gut when a boy sitting next me proclaimed "Finally my life is complete!!!!" during the opening credits of the 7th movie, only to have his friend remind him that there is a part two.
  • When Deathly Hallows Pt. 1 faded to black, in the utter silence of the audience of this troper's theater, some loud college guy pipes up "Is it over"? After his quieter friend's confirmation, he proclaims loudly "What the heck, it was just getting good?!" The whole theater laughed.
    • In this troper's showing, a guy in the front, as it cut to black at the end, shouted "AW HELL NAW!!", eliciting laughs from the whole theatre.
    • This troper had to restrain the urge to yell, "I HAAAVEE THE POWER!" during the penultimate scene and nearly burst into tears at the thought.
      • In a similar vein, after the scene where the locket Horcrux mocks Ron, saying "You are nothing", the friend I was watching it with shouted "I! AM! RONNNN!" in perfect sync with him destroying it. (Precipitating a ten minute discussion about a possible sequel entitled "It's All Gone Ron".)
    • The same sort of thing happened in my theater the time I saw OOTP. When Fudge finally realizes Voldemort has returned and utters, "He's back", a guy in the very back of the theater yelled angrily, "NO SHIT!" The whole theater couldn't stop laughing for a good minute.
  • When this troper went to see Deathly Hallows Part 2, when the movie faded to black at the end, one person stood up and began clapping. Everyone turned around and there was a few moments of silence before the entire theatre erupted into laughter. After that, the person looked sheepishly around and promptly left before everyone else.
    • A few people thought it was over at the fade-to-black before the epilogue in ours, prompting the kid behind me to yell, "Read the books, idiots!"
    • When ths troper went to the midnight showing, before I had even gotten a ticket, I noticed tha the IMAX was sold out. Cries of " DAMN YOU, MUGGLES!" rang throughout the lobby.
    • This troper's experience at the midnight showing was rather amusing. Because of how few seats were available, this troper's brother was sitting behind her. The first thing he did when the film ended was stand up and scream "THANK YOU J.K. ROWLING FOR MY CHILDHOOD!" This troper simply sank down in her seat to make it look like she was not with him.
    • This troper attended a double feature of the two Deathly Hallowses with Part 2 starting at midnight. Part 1 ended and we had an hourish-long intermission to get our bearings, seat those who didn't see Part 1 and pee, meaning that when we returned to the theater for Part 2, everyone was amped up in anticipation. The theater darkens, the screen lights up... and a trailer for Arthur Christmas appears.

 Someone in the back: You're not Harry!

    • At both premiers of Deathly Hallows at this troper's theater, a group of fans showed up with puppets and, before the movie, proceeded to lead the entire theater in singing the "Ticking Noise" song from Potter Puppet Pals.
    • This troper was at Joplin MO for the Midnight premiere. This is really more of a C Mo A than a C Mo F. The audience in my theater (which I'm proud to say I instigated on this path) decided to clap when Voldy died. There was at least one who hadn't read the books before, so she stuck ehr fingers in her ears and went "Lalalala..." while we talked about it. Well, Bella dies, so everyone gives Molly Weasley a Standing Ovation. Voldy dies? We all sit and watch like "Wtf? He exploded into grey confetti?"
  • There's a meme going about where character X is discombobulated and you say "X, you are DRUNK. GO-HOME." Guess what this troper thought when Voldemort and Harry were whizzing about after falling off the cliff?
  • This Spanish troper can't take Voldemort's death seriously anymore. Why? Because of what happened in the theater:

 Random person: Spaniards... Voldemort is dead.

Everyone else: PARTY!!!

  • This troper watched Deathly Hallows Part 2 in 3D. Her little sister's reaction to Voldemort's death was: "EWW! Tiny flying chunks of Voldemort! EW, EW, EW!"
  • This troper left the theater after the sixth movie to find a seven-year-old-girl absolutely bawling her eyes out, with her mother frantically saying, "No, it's okay! He goes to wizard heaven! He comes back in the next one!"


  1. (stalking Malfoy)
  2. Let us hope there was a spiked pit under it and the doll was incinerated if you tipped it in.
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