Unlike the canon “Harry Potter” series, “Potter Puppet Pals” used slapstick humor throughout. Some videos were live and others were animated, including the ones other people have made, using the Potter Puppet Pals scene creator (I don’t know if it exists anymore).
You could thank the creators, Neil and Emmy Cicierega, for this, especially since they were only teenagers when they began this franchise back in 2006. The videos (exclusively online) focus on the main trio: Harry, Ron, and Hermione, as well as Snape, Dumbledore, and even Voldemort. Other characters do come in occasionally, though.
Anyway, let me get started.
“Get the Snitch” song
This music video features Harry flying on his broomstick singing the song, “Get the Snitch.” What differs this video from others is that it features an animated boy named Stevie Milo who introduces the viewers to the clip. This one belongs to a mini series called “Potter Puppet Pals Adventures.”
Some memorable moments in this video include not just the song, but also some of the characters piping in from time to time. The biggest one involves Draco Malfoy warning Harry not to insult his mom or else he will beat him with a twitch. And for some reason, Draco has a giant head, disproportionate to his body. I don’t know why.
The toon and lyrics catch me with their quick tempo and the concept of the song.
The Mysterious Ticking Noise
An all-time classic – hands down. No, I mean it. My classmates in high school used to sing this a lot.
Anyhow, the video starts with Snape hearing a ticking sound. He wonders where it is coming from, but then sings along with it. He uses his name as the lyrics (Snape, Snape, Severus Snape…). Then the rest of the characters join in, singing their names, too.
I don’t know what makes this video popular. But I would recommend checking it out.
For anyone unfamiliar with “Potter Puppet Pals,” Dumbledore is really not like the way he is in J.K. Rowling’s novels or the Warner Brothers’ movies. He acts silly, naive, and loves to be nude. He calls it “naked time.”
Because of that, he has his own song called “Naked Time.” YouTube has a few videos with this song, but one of them that runs for 20 seconds makes me laugh like crazy.
While YouTube videos constantly come and go, I avoid posting links to them here for copyright reasons. Plus, there is always a chance that the video will be removed by the time someone clicks the link.
The “Potter Puppet Pals” videos will likely stay on YouTube forever, although I can’t promise that – neither can YouTube. So, I would suggest searching for these videos as soon as you can. If you do, I hope you enjoy the clips.