Thursday, January 29, 2015

Harry Potter Moment of the Week (#27)

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Best Jokes:

The Weasley Twins have some pretty great practical jokes, but Harry and Ron are very good with sarcasm and little quips.  Peeves was always ready to play some practical jokes on the unsuspecting student.  I love all the humor that fills the pages of these books.  It's going to be hard to pick a single joke, or even a small group of jokes.

I love everything that went on up to and after the twins departed from Hogwarts.  Everyone pitches in to make Umbridge's life more complicated and as uncomfortable as possible.  So many practical jokes and the swamp that the staff just leaves around is great.

"Fred looked around at the assembled students, and at the silent, watchful crowd.  'If anyone fancies buying a Portable Swamp, as demonstrated upstairs, come to number ninety-three, Diagon Alley - Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes,' he said in a loud voice, 'Our new premises!'
'Special discounts to Hogwarts students who swear they're going to use our products to get rid of this old bat,' added George, pointing at Professor Umbidge."

I especially thought the helpful hints from fellow staff was hysterical.

"A week after Fred and George's departure, Harry witnessed Professor McGonagall walking right past Peeves, who was determinedly loosening a crystal chandelier, and could have sworn he heard her tell the poltergeist out of the corner of her mouth, 'It unscrews the other way.'" 

1 comment:

  1. These are some great moments. I love the swamp jokes as well. And McGonagall helping Peeves is hilarious.
    Thanks for sharing.