Understatement of the century: there are a lot of Hogwarts fans, some of who show their dedication to the Boy Who Lived in interesting ways. In reverse order, here are the best Harry Potter spoof videos out there…
10) Friends intro to Harry Potter
Adding a Central Perk-flavoured vibe to Hogwarts, Harry Potter isn’t the first series to get the Friends opening titles sequence, but the clever editing here ensures that it’s one of the best.
9) Saturday Night Live sketch: Hermione Growth Spurt
Starring Lindsay Lohan with a surprisingly nigh-on perfect English accent, this SNL skit showing Miss Granger’s male schoolmates making fools of themselves while she looks on obliviously has a lot of laughs.
8) If Hermione Were The Main Character In Harry Potter
Hermione Granger sticks it to the patriarchy in this voiceover-led video that imagines the scenario where she, and not, Harry, is the main character. Get ready to have your mind blown.
7) You’re a Wizard Harry
Courtesy of GurnpageProductions, this one is extremely NSFW, but utterly hilarious nonetheless – especially if, like the author, you’re amused by repeated swearing.
6) Harry Potter vs Voldemort rap
It was always going to come down to this: the rap battle. Opening with the killer intro ‘I’m the darkest dark wizard in all of history/I’ll slay your ass out like Cedric Diggory’, things quickly jump up a notch.
5) Spring Teen Comedy trailer
Harry Potter has all the trappings of a teen comedy as it is, but this collection of clips (mostly taken from Half Blood Prince) hammers home its credentials even further.
4) Robot Chicken: Harry Potter And The Professor Who Broke Bad
Out of all the Robot Chicken Harry Potter skits, this is arguably the best. Imagining if Breaking Bad took place at Hogwarts, watching Dumbledore go full Walter White is a treat.
3) Harry Potter, Bad Roommate
Think living with a wizard would be great? Well, think again. The first in a series of episodes depicting the Boy Who Lived annoying his student roommates is comedy gold.
2) A Very Potter Musical
Turns out that even musicals aren’t beyond Potter’s powers. This effort from director Matt Lang is far better than you might think, and a good laugh to boot.
1) The Mysterious Ticking Noise
Try and describe this to someone – there’s no way to make it sound good. Made by someone with clearly too much time on their hands, this is utterly amazing nonetheless.