In the years since they were first released, the Harry Potter books have become well-known for their relentless ability to break our hearts and destroy our spirit. It must be said, however, that while the series supplies an insane amount of heartbreak and pain, it is also home to some truly hilarious and unforgettably funny moments!
From Fred and George’s latest prank to Ron’s inability to use a telephone, the Harry Potter series never comes up short when we’re looking for a laugh, and I think that’s something we could all use in our lives right about now. Here’s our ranking of the Harry Potter moments that made us laugh hysterically:
10. When Professor Moody Taught Malfoy A Lesson
“Hello, Professor McGonagall,” said Moody calmly, bouncing the ferret still higher.
“What — what are you doing?” said Professor McGonagall, her eyes following the bouncing ferret’s progress through the air.
“Teaching,” said Moody.
“Teach — Moody, is that a student?” shrieked Professor McGonagall, the books spilling out of her arms.
“Yep,” said Moody.
“Moody, we never use Transfiguration as a punishment!” said Professor McGonagall weakly.”
9. When Ron Remembered That Hermione Is A Girl
“But Ron was staring at Hermione as though suddenly seeing her in a whole new light.
“Hermione, Neville’s right — you are a girl. . . .”
“Oh well spotted,” she said acidly.”
8. When Snape Tried To Read The Marauder’s Map
“Mr Moony presents his compliments to Professor Snape, and begs him to keep his abnormally large nose out of other people’s business.’
Snape froze. Harry stared, dumbstruck, at this message. But the map didn’t stop there. More writing was appearing beneath the first.
‘Mr Prongs agrees with Mr Moony, and would like to add that Professor Snape is an ugly git.’
It would have been funny if the situation hadn’t been so serious. And there was more…
‘Mr Padfoot would like to register his astonishment that an idiot like that ever became a Professor.’
Harry closed his eyes in horror. When he’d reopened them, the map had had its last word.
‘Mr Wormtail bids Professor Snape good day, and advises him to wash his hair, the slimeball.”
7. When The Twins Teased Percy About Becoming A Prefect
“Oh, are you a prefect, Percy?” said one of the twins, with an air of great surprise. “You should have said something, we had no idea.”
“Hang on, I think I remember him saying something about it,” said the other twin. “Once-“
“Oh, shut up,” said Percy the Prefect.”
6. Emotional Range Of A Teaspoon
A slightly stunned silence greeted the end of this speech, then Ron said, “One person can’t feel all that at once, they’d explode.”
“Just because you’ve got the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn’t mean we all have,” said Hermione nastily, picking up her her quill again.”
5. When Professor McGonagall Rewarded Harry With A Biscuit
“Is it true that you shouted at Professor Umbridge?”
“You called her a liar?”
“You told her He Who Must Not Be Named is back?”
“Have a biscuit, Potter.”
4. When Ron Predicted Hermione’s Greatest Fear
“He seems like a very good teacher, ” said Hermione approvingly. “But I wish I could have had a turn with the boggart -“
“What would it have been for you?” said Ron sniggering. “Apiece of homework that only got nine out of ten?”
3. When Ron Couldn’t Use The Telephone
“Vernon Dursley speaking.”
Harry, who happened to be in the room at the time, froze as he heard Ron’s voice answer.
“HELLO? HELLO? CAN YOU HEAR ME? I — WANT — TO — TALK — TO — HARRY — POTTER!”
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.
2. When Harry Found Out Dumbledore’s Favourite Jam Flavour
“Sir—I got a Ministry of Magic leaflet by owl, about security measures we should all take against the Death Eaters…”
“Yes, I received one myself,” said Dumbledore, still smiling. “Did you find it useful?”
“No, I thought not. You have not asked me, for instance, what is my favorite flavor of jam, to check that I am indeed Professor Dumbledore and not an impostor.”
1. The Time Dumbledore Tried To Tell A Joke
“You’re JOKING!” said Fred Weasley loudly.
The tension that had filled the Hall ever since Moody’s arrival suddenly broke. Nearly everyone laughed, and Dumbledore chuckled appreciatively.
“I am not joking, Mr. Weasley,” he said, “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…”
Professor McGonagall cleared her throat loudly.
“Er — but maybe this is not the time… no…” said Dumbledore.”
Is there a particular moment from the Harry Potter series that makes you laugh out loud? Let us know in the comments section below!