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The immense popularity and wide recognition of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter fantasy series has led to its being extensively parodied, in works spanning nearly every medium. Some self-described parodies have been targeted by Rowling and her publishers as plagiarism,[1] while others have sold hundreds of thousands of copies without any threat of legal sanction.[2] Misinterpretations of Harry Potter parodies have sparked at least two urban legends.[3][4] Many Harry Potter parodies are self-published; others are put out as part of major comic productions, such as Mad, The Simpsons, South Park, Saturday Night Live and Robot Chicken, all of which have parodied Harry Potter several times. Rowling has also been parodied (and parodied herself) in a number of instances.

BooksEdit

In EnglishEdit

  • Barry Trotter is a series of Harry Potter parodies written by Michael Gerber and published in the UK in a small hardback format uniform to the new edition of Bored of the Rings. The series to date comprises Barry Trotter and the Shameless Parody (Barry Trotter and the Unauthorized Parody in the United States), Barry Trotter and the Unnecessary Sequel and Barry Trotter and the Dead Horse. The narrative features the adventures of "Barry Trotter", "Lon Measly", and "Ermine Cringer" who attend the "Hogwash School for Wizardry and Witchcrap". It features strong postmodern metanarrative, as the book concerns their attempts to prevent the making of a movie, but the entire story is revealed to have been a movie itself, which in turn is shown to be a novel being written by Barry Trotter.
  • Hairy Pothead and the Marijuana Stone by Dana Larsen — a marijuana-laden book-length parody was released in the United States and Canada in October 2007 by Cannabis Culture Magazine.[5] The story parallels the original books, but instead of a wizard, Hairy Pothead is a "Weedster" and attends Hempwards School of Herbcraft and Weedery. Characters include Hempwards Master Head Alwaze Duinthadope and Professors Moruvva McGanjagal and Vacuous Vape. The book received extensive media coverage in Canada upon its release.[6]
  • Hairy Potty and the Underwear of Justice from The Captain Underpants Extra-Crunchy Book o' Fun by Dav Pilkey.[7]
  • Henry Potty and the Pet Rock: An Unauthorized Harry Potter Parody by Valerie Frankel[8] is a satire of Harry Potter along with most of children’s literature. In July 2008 the sequel, Henry Potty and the Deathly Paper Shortage, appeared.[9] These narratives feature the adventures of Henry Potty, Really Wimpy, and Horendous Gangrene who attend Chickenfeet Academy. The series is metafictional, as the characters know they’re in a book, which Lord Revolting keeps trying to spoil.[10]
  • Parry Hotter And The Steamy Side Of Magic by K.C. Ellis.[11]
  • Gary Stopper and the Rock of Ages by Richard E. Salisbury is a Christian-themed parody of Harry Potter.[12]
  • "Howie Monroe and the Doghouse of Doom" by James Howe and Brett Helquist. It features a dog named Howie Monroe (Harry Potter) whose best friend is Delilah (Hermione Granger). They attend the Dogwiz Academy for Canine Conjurers. Howie must face "The-Evil-Force-Whose-Name-C'not-Be-Spoke," also known as Herbert, the fat cat who sat on his parents. Howie must release the Seven-Headed Schnauzer, crawl through the Tunnel of Terrible Things, and face all sorts of other perils.
  • "Harry Putter and the Chamber of Cheesecakes" by Timothy R. O'Donnell [13]

In RussianEdit

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  • Porri Gatter (Порри Гаттер- a spoonerism of "Garri Potter", which is "Harry Potter" pronounced in Russian) is a series of Harry Potter parodies written by Belarusian authors Andreyi Zhvalevskiyi (Андрей Жвалевский) and Igor' Miyt'ko (Игорь Мытько; lives in Moscow, Russia) in Russian. The series is based on an inversion of the Potter mythos: Porri is a technology user in a world of magicians.[14] Four books have so far been published.
  • Harri Proglotter by Sergey Panarin.[15]
  • Larin Pyotr, by Yaroslav Morozov. Series of Harry Potter parodies[16]
  • A Boy Named Harry and his Dog Potter, by Valentin Postnikov.[16]

In FrenchEdit

  • Harry Cover, a comic book parody of the Harry Potter series by the Pierre Veys, subsequently translated in Spanish and English.[17]
  • Harry Peloteur et la braguette magique a pornographic book by Nick Tammer.[18]
  • Larry Bodter met de l'ordre à Phoenix, Anizona by Yan Sored

In other languagesEdit

  • Heri Kókler (Heri = pronunciation of Harry, Kókler = mountebank) is a Hungarian parody of the Harry Potter series by an author with the fake name K. B. Rottring, a pun on J. K. Rowling. ("K. B." is a Hungarian shorthand for "körülbelül", meaning "approximately", while Rotring is a pen manufacturer, and a common term for mechanical pencils.) It has more books than the real series, but every real book has its pair.[19][20]
  • Harry Pouter by Peter M. Jolin, a series of Harry Potter parodies published in English and Czech language (under name Harry Trottel). To date there are three sequels.[21]
  • Happy Porter is a parody of Harry Potter series in Indonesia.[22]
  • Hayri Potur Harry Potter'a Karşı (Hayri Potur against Harry Potter) is a parody of the Harry Potter series in Turkey which is written by Muzaffer İzgü.[23]

Film and television Edit

FilmsEdit

  • Harry Potter was one of many spoofs in the 2007 film Epic Movie.[24]
  • In Scary Movie 2, Cindy is seen reading a book titled Harry Pothead.[25]
  • Richardson Productions LLC is currently in production of "Harvey Putter and the Ridiculous Premise"[26]
  • In 2010, gay adult video website DominicFord.com released a feature-length DVD adult parody entitled Whorrey Potter and the Sorcerer's Balls.[27] The film, produced in both 2d and 3d, was nominated for 12 Grabby Awards.[28]
  • Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins (Seven Shells Media).[29]
  • "Harry Plotter and the Kidney Stone" is a 2010 film parading the first film.

U.S. televisionEdit

AnimatedEdit

  • Harry Potter has been parodied and referenced several times on The Simpsons.
  • In "Wiz Kids", the third act of the episode "Treehouse of Horror XII", Lisa and Bart attend Springwart's School of Magickry. Harry Potter is in their class and they must fight against the evil Lord Montymort (Montgomery Burns). Harry, voiced by Russi Taylor, has only one line: "No, ma'am, it's brimstone", spoken after being accused of chewing gum. [30]
  • In the episode "Trilogy of Error", Flanders is shown reading one of the books to Rod saying "and Harry Potter and all his wizard friends, went straight to hell for practising witchcraft!" parodying religious controversy over the series.
  • In the episode "The Haw-Hawed Couple", Lisa asks Homer to read her Angelica Button book to her for bedtime. Homer, learning that the character Headmaster Greystash will die (à la Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), hides the fact from Lisa by inventing a happier ending, though Lisa does read the real ending and decides that Homer's was better.[31]
  • In the episode "Smoke on the Daughter", the Simpsons go to the midnight release of the final Angelica Button book. On the ride home from the store, Lisa skims through the book, revealing all of the best parts. Once Lisa reveals that the book ends well the Simpsons exclaim "Yay!" and all except Lisa throw their copies of the book out the car windows.
  • In "To Surveil With Love" Homer is asked, after finding out that Moe was going to runaway with one of the wives in Springfield, to think back when Marge was surveiled like a Harry Potter book in a public library in order to find out if it would be her.
  • In "The Bob Next Door", Bart's archnemesis Sideshow Bob, in a disguise, before attempting to kill Bart says that "It will be the greatest murder since Snape killed Dumbledore". Bart, despite it being a four year old book, claims that he has not got to that part, claiming to be a slow reader.
  • In The Simpsons Movie, there is a short scene in which Homer dresses up his pig as Harry, renaming him "Harry Plopper".
  • In the episode "Order of the Peanuts" Mandy was able to predict how Nigel Planter would sneak in to the school. She was right is guessing that he'd fill the position of "Defence against really dark things" since it changes every movie. They also commented on the changing of Dumbledore's actor after the second film.
  • Henry Skreever was the title of a book series in three episodes of the children's television show Arthur. In the first, "Prunella's Special Edition", a new book had just come out entitled Henry Skreever and the Cabbage of Mayhem and all the characters were reading it. The second, "Prunella Sees the Light", featured the Henry Skreever movie, Henry Skreever and the Brick of Wonders. This parody features the villain "Lord Moldywort."[33] In the third, "Prunella Deegan and the Disappointing Ending," Marina and Prunella race to see who can finish reading the last book, The Knights of the Bouillabaisse, first. The school of magic that Henry attends is known as "Pigblisters" (Hogwarts). Students participate in the game "Soupitch" (Quidditch), a dangerous, mobile tree is called "The Mangling Maple" (The Whomping Willow), and instead of broomsticks, students ride on flying carpets.
  • In the animated series Cyberchase, the young spellcaster Shari Spotter attends Frogsnorts school of magic under Professor Stumblesnore.[34] The show's main characters must solve a series of magical themed logic problems to save the day.
  • In the Clifford the Big Red Dog episode "Magic in the Air", Charley becomes so overly obsessed with fictional book character, Peter Poundstone (a series of books about a young wizard similar to the Potter series), that he attempts to use magic to create a diorama (as part of a school assignment).[35]
  • The series The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius features an episode where Jimmy and his friends film a movie. In one of the scenes, Jimmy is Parry Bladder and attends Pigpimples school who needs to defeat a parody of the basilisk in a parody of the Chamber of Secrets.[37]
  • In the "Wishology" episode of The Fairly Odd Parents one of Timmy's wishes is a Harry Potter parody. Vicky and Timmy are playing Quiddich, where Timmy portrays Harry, Vicky portrays Lord Moldywart (Voldemort), and Poof is the "Purple" snitch.
  • In the cartoon animated version of Martha Speaks on PBSKids, the character TD is a fan of a character called Harry Blotter. TD sat down to watch a marathon of the films in the series. He said that all four prequels and all four sequels were being aired, followed by the premiere of the ninth movie, which didn't make much sense, as there should already have been nine movies if there were four prequels and four sequels. Blotter's enemy, possibly, is the "Dark Lord of Really Dark Darkness," though this may have been a character created by TD for a school project about Thomas Edison.
  • In season 4 of Family Guy episode Peterotica, Peter writes an erotic novel called Harry Potter and The Half Black Chick.

Non-animatedEdit

  • Harry Potter has been parodied several times on the US Sketch comedy Saturday Night Live. In all sketches, Harry is portrayed by Rachel Dratch[38] except for the "Welcome Back Potter" sketch in which Harry is played by Will Forte.[39] In addition Hermione Granger was played by Lindsay Lohan, who wore an enormously revealing sweater that showed most of her breasts, causing Harry and Ron, then the Weasley twins, and even Snape and Hagrid to gawk at her in amazement and lust. (The boys decide to use the Invisibility Cloak to spy on Hermione in the bath.) This was to parody the fact that Hermione had reached puberty.[40] A recent sketch featured J. K. Rowling (played by Amy Poehler) showed deleted scenes from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban where Albus Dumbledore (played by Bill Hader) acts gay.
  • Harry Potter has also been parodied on MADtv, where Triple H played Harry.Template:Citation needed
  • "Harry Bladder" was a sketch on the sketch comedy show All That. Instead of flying on a broom, Harry rode a leaf-blower. The sketch also featured a bowlegged Professor Chafe.[41]
  • In the series Wizards of Waverly Place, the episodes "Wizard School Part 1" and "Wizard School Part 2" features Alex and Justin Russo go to a wizarding summer school named Wiz-tech, where everyone wears glasses reminiscent of the scarred wonder and yellow and black robes. When Alex sees the similarities, she says, "You remind me of someone. Terry something...Barry something...Larry something! Oh, forget it." Dumbledore is parodied as Headmaster Crumbs, Draco Malfoy is parodied as Jerko Phoenix, and the villain is Dr. Evilini, who plans on taking Justin's powers. Quidditch is parodied through a game called 12-ball, which is similar to ping pong. To end the game, you "hit the tattler"; tattler also being another name for a "snitch." In another episode of the same show, Alex, Justin and Max magically travel to an apartment where they meet author H. J. Darling, (a parody of J. K. Rowling) to inquire as to her reasoning for using stories from their lives in her series called "Charmed and Dangerous," (a parody of the Harry Potter books themselves).[42]
  • Harry Potter was also parodied in the series Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide in the episode "Guide to: Substitute Teachers and The New Kid". In the end of the "The New Kid" part, a boy wearing glasses, clothes and a scarf similar to Harry Potter's on the film series appears, wanting to have a tour in the school. In a Halloween themed episode, Ned has to take his BAT test, a parody of OWLs.
  • On the episode "On the Edge of Death" of "Caught on Camera" on MSNBC there was a Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Truck.

UK televisionEdit

  • BBC satirical comedy programme Dead Ringers featured Harry Potter in several sketches over the years, at one point spoofing Star Wars, Potter and Lord of the Rings in a single sketch, calling attention to the mysterious old magician who befriends the young male lead character.
  • 2DTV showed a short animated clip, in which an Ofsted inspector was inspecting Hogwarts. The inspector found no faults with the school, except for the atrocious acting of the Year 9 students (Harry, Ron and Hermione).
  • Episode 2.3 of BBC's comedy Extras featured a thinly veiled spoof on Harry Potter with Daniel Radcliffe and Warwick Davis parodying their own Potter roles. Radcliffe's character was repeatedly shown trying to seduce his female coworkers on the set, but failed miserably and blamed them when he was caught by his mother.
  • Flacky Rotter And The Friend Count Of Justice was a parody in the 2nd series of the CBBC TMI.

Other televisionEdit

  • Berndi Broter und der Kasten der Katastrophen (literally "Berndi Broter and the case of disasters"), an episode of the German children's television puppet character Bernd das Brot, who attend Blockharz.[48]

PublicationsEdit

The OnionEdit

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  • The spoof newspaper The Onion has parodied Harry Potter several times, most notably in the article "Harry Potter Books Spark Rise in Satanism Among Children", which satirized the hysteria of the American Christian Right over the supposedly Satanic influence of the novels on the young.[49] The article was copied into a chain letter and circulated among critics of the series as proof of their claims.[3]
  • Another Onion article, "Children, Creepy Middle-Aged Weirdos Swept Up In Harry Potter Craze", referenced the books' popularity among people one would assume were too old for them.[50]
  • ONN, the Onion's satirical spoof of television news, carried an item in the lead up to release of the final Harry Potter book entitled "JK Rowling hints at Harry Potter date rape".[51]
  • The Onion also satirized the Harry Potter fandom's fear of spoilers, particularly in the run-up to the final book, with an article stating that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows had itself been attacked for containing spoilers.[52]

Mad MagazineEdit

  • Harry Plodder and the Kidney Stone — a text-driven parody of the first book written by Desmond Devlin, illustrated by James Warhola. Cover story of Mad #391 (March 2000 issue).[53]
  • Harry Plodder and the Sorry-Ass Story— a parody of the first film, by Desmond Devlin, illustrated by Mort Drucker. Cover story of Mad #412 (December 2001).[54] (The parody was retitled "Harry Plodder and the Philistine Story" in those overseas editions of Mad where the book and film's original title was used.)
  • Harry Plodder and the Lamest of Sequels— a parody of the second film, by Desmond Devlin, illustrated by Tom Richmond. Cover story of Mad #424 (December 2002).[55]
  • Harry Plodder and the Pre-Teen Nerds are Actin' Bad — a parody of the third film, by Desmond Devlin, illustrated by Hermann Mejia. Cover story of Mad #443 (July 2004).[56]
  • Harry Plodder Has Gotta Retire — a parody of the fourth film, by Desmond Devlin, illustrated by Hermann Mejia. Cover story of Mad #460 (December 2005).[57]
  • Harry Plodder and the Torture of the Fanbase — a parody of the fifth film, by Desmond Devlin, illustrated by Tom Richmond. Cover story of Mad #480 (August 2007).[58]
  • Harry Plodder is a Hot-Blooded Putz — a parody of the sixth film, by Desmond Devlin, illustrated by Hermann Mejia. Appeared in Mad #501 (October 2009).[59]
  • Harry Plodder and It's Dreadful What Follows; a parody of the seventh film, by Desmond Devlin, illustrated by Tom Richmond. Appeared in Mad #507 (February 2011).[60]
  • Mad has also run occasional Potter-themed pieces which are not direct parodies, such as "The Differences Between Hogwarts and Your School,"[61] a J.K. Rowling installment of their "Celebrity Cause-of-Death Betting Odds" feature,[54] and an Amazon.com page parody using the "Order of the Phoenix" book as its subject.[62]

Other publicationsEdit

  • In their May 2004 issue, the U.S. Army publication Preventive Maintenance Monthly, which instructs soldiers on how to maintain their equipment, featured a spoof comic based on Harry Potter, featuring a character named Topper who resided at Mogmarts School under Professor Rumbledore.[63] The publication received notice from Rowling's lawyers that the comics breached copyright, though the magazine's editor claimed that no violation had taken place, as "The drawings do not look like any of the characters from Harry Potter"[64]
  • A parody of Hogwarts can be seen in Futurama Comics #16. While trying to find a boarding school for Cubert, the crew visits a magic school on the planet Rowling VI. Cubert's insistence that a school cannot exist solely based on faith causes the school and the magical creatures within it to vanish.[65]
  • "Continuing the Magic," in Time by Lon Tweeten, shows possible future book covers laced with pop culture references such as "The Audition of Doom" with Simon Cowell judging Harry harshly, "The Paris Hilton Enchantment" with a trio of familiar Dementors, and "Dark Lord of the Dance" with Voldemort and Harry teaming up on Broadway.[66]
  • In the comic book series "Tozzer", the titular character studies at the acting school of "Boarboils", a parody of the name "Hogwarts". The character Tozzer also is occasionally depicted with a swastika scar on his forehead, and believes that he is a magician.[67]
  • A Christian Parody of Harry Potter entitled "Hairy Polarity: and the sinister sorcery satire" follows the adventure of Ari Potiphar and his friend Minne, they soon find out that demons have possessed them and only the power of prayer can save them.[69]
  • The comic strip "Harry Botter" appeared in issue 111, Dec/Jan 2001, of Viz (comic). "Botter" is derived from the word "bottom," ("ass" in US English) and the story is focused on the schoolboy protagonist's anus.

OnlineEdit

Movies and animationsEdit

Other animationsEdit

  • String-Studios has produced several Harry Potter parodies on YouTube.com, such as Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Pimp, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Lovin, and Marauders Reunite!. The latter title is the only non-perverse installment, although it does contain some foul language. Half-Blood Pimp has received over 70,000 views.[70]
  • Walmart Watch produced a parody of Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Dark Lord Waldemart to illustrate their negative perspective of Walmart.[71]
  • "Harry Potter Bad Roommate" is a video series, made famous by YouTube, where three students live together with Harry Potter as their roommate. The episodes involve Harry trying to cope with a post-modern, non-magical society. For instance, he still believes that Lord Voldemort is after him and that dementors and death-eaters are a constant threat, to the great annoyance of his roommates. The actors include Jon Frederick as Mike, Dawan Owens as Brad, and Mark R. Gerson as Harry. There is a fourth actor whose name changes in the opening credits of every episode. These names include Trip Taylor, Flip Hawkins, Chip Cosby, and Blaze "Rip" Nyugen

Online AudioEdit

  • Harry Potter and the The Half-Assed Parody, a chapter-by-chapter parody of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. It was written and performed by The Deadly Abridgment and is currently available on both iTunes and YouTube.
  • Dirty Potter, a trilogy of audio shorts were made through creative use of word splicing and sound editing. The characters have been reimaged into overly lustful and sex-crazed; frequently engaging in comedic and lewd activities and using vulgar language. Each audio short is narrated by British actor Jim Dale, who also has been reimaged in the context of the parody. These clips were previously only hosted on Youtube, but have been "removed due to a Terms of Use violation".[72] The clips are now available at the Dirty Potter website.

WebcomicsEdit

  • The Order of the Stick used a character for strip #253 named Larry Gardener, a student at Warthog's School of Wizardry and Sorcery, who was quickly killed off.[73]
  • Webcomic Sluggy Freelance's main character is Torg, a bright but uncomplicated fellow whose last name we never learn. In Pete Abrams' first parody, Torg Potter and the Sorcerer's Nuts, Torg is mistaken for the Lastnameless One and brought into Hoggelrynth to learn magic. He subsequently defeats a plot by Professor Santory Snapekin to achieve ultimate power. (Maybe.) Despite Torg's not having any actual magic powers he is embroiled in a plot to turn everybody into chocolate in Torg Potter and the Chamberpot of Secretions. In Torg Potter and the President from Arkansas Blearious Stank escapes from prison, and Torg is considered to be in danger due to being the "Torg Potter of record". Torg is jibported back to Hoggelrynth to take part in the Tri-Gizzard Tournament in Torg Potter and the Giblets with Fiber. The parodies are modelled after the movies, not the books, and follow the movie releases.[74][75][76][77]
  • On the Sev Wide Web, which parodies many pop culture icons, Hairy Plopper is an internet cartoon parodying Harry Potter.[78]
  • The webcomic VG Cats featured a parody of Harry Potter (Wise Advice: Fullmetal vs. Harry Potter) in which Harry finds the Philosopher's Stone at the same time as Edward and Alphonse Elric of the series, Fullmetal Alchemist. The result is Harry and Edward getting into a fight after several insults are exchanged.[79]
  • The webcomic Random- The Harry Potter Comics is a comic set up in a script format, and is set up similar to a television show, currently in its 11th season. The main plot, while still random, is the misadventures of Harry, Ron, Hermione, and other hp characters. One of the main themes of the comedy is that everybody has a fast- food addiction. It is also rated PG for rude humor, action/violence, some language, and some suggestive content
  • Harry Potter Comics pokes fun at various Harry Potter tropes, while also telling a new story as a sequel to the books. For example, the Hufflepuffs sing a song about how very, very adequate they are.[80]

StageEdit

  • Harry Podder: Dude Where's My Wand?, a play by Desert Star Theater in Utah, written by sisters Laura J., Amy K. and Anna M. Lewis. The plot, which takes place at the Utah-based Warthogs school for wizards, features Harry Podder, Hermione Ranger, Ron Sneasley, Professor McGargoyle and the Dark wizard Voldie.[82]
  • Potted Potter (subtitled "The Unauthorised Harry Experience") by Dan & Jeff of Potted Productions has run successfully for three years at the Edinburgh Fringe festival in Scotland, and has also toured many venues in the UK. It abbreviates all seven canonical books into one hour.[83]
  • Henry Botter and the Curse of Dracula, a 2007 Halloween themed cross-parody of Harry Potter and Dracula, written and directed by Logan Rogan.[84]
  • Acid Reflux Comedy Troupe, of Chicago, Illinois, had a sketch comedy show titled "Harry Potty and the Order of the Wenis" in August 2007.
  • The Chuckle Brothers toured the stage show Barry Potty and his Smarter Brother Paul in the Chamber of Horrors
  • Harry Potter and the Obnoxious Voice, a cross parody of Stranger than Fiction and the Harry Potter books and movies. Written by Jeannette Jaquish for actors aged 5 to adult, the story's theme is the widening rift between facts of the movies and the books resulting in comic scenes of Harry hearing voices, Dobbie and Winky panicking over missing cheese, Ron slopping a potion on Snape, and Dumbledore missing his meal ticket as well as his mind, plus interaction between Malfoy, Hagrid, and a dementor.[85]
  • From April 2008 through July 2009 the comedy troupe Luna-C Productions has performed 'Potter live in 45' at science fiction conventions in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. In forty-five minutes the cast of Luna-C hit the high points of all seven books [86]
  • In April 2009, a group of University of Michigan students (Team StarKid [87][88]) performed "Harry Potter: The Musical", a two act musical parody that featured major elements from all seven books and an original score. They posted the entire musical on their YouTube channel but removed it in late June, to edit some more mature elements from the videos. The musical, retitled "A Very Potter Musical", was reposted on 5 July 2009. A sequel was premiered at the 2010 HPEF Harry Potter Conference Infinitus. The sequel was later released on YouTube on July 22 at 8pm EST, called "A Very Potter Sequel", and featured the Death Eaters using the Time-Turner to go back in time to Harry's first year in Hogwarts.[88][89][90][91]
  • Sally Cotter and the Censored Stone, a parody written by Dean O'Carroll and published by Playscripts Inc. in April 2009, features Sally Cotter, a young girl who falls asleep while reading the series and wakes up at Frogbull Academy. During her dream, Sally meets characters such as Reubenon Ryebread, Shiftia Shape, and Professor Albatross Underdrawers. But with danger lurking, Sally, along with her friends Dave and Harmonica, must try to defeat the evil Lord Murderdeath with the constant interruptions from the Censor.[92]
  • The sketch comedy group "Divine Comedy"[93] from Brigham Young University has done multiple spoofs, most notably "Hillary Potter" and "Harry Potter and the One Where Dumbledore Dies."
  • The University of Otago student revue of 2008 "The Capping Show Returns" parodied Harry Potter in sketches such as "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hellos" and in 2002 the show was entitled "Harry Pothead gets the Philosopher Stoned"

Other mediaEdit

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  • RiffTrax released parody audio commentaries of the first four Harry Potter films. RiffRaff Theater has also released a commentary for the first film.
  • In 2002, the public art exhibition CowParade, which travels the world erecting cow-themed sculptures in major cities before selling them at auction for charity, erected a broomstick-riding Harry Potter cow in London's Leicester Square. When the organisers attempted to take it down, they were prevented by public outcry.[95][96]
  • Jared Lee, an equestrian-themed T-shirt and home goods graphic company, has designed t-shirts showing a horse riding a broomstick and wearing a cape, with the words "Hairy Trotter" below the picture.[97] These t-shirts have become popular and are sold through several major equestrian retailers.
  • Cows Ice Cream of Prince Edward Island, Canada, which is famous for making cow-themed parodies of many different pieces of pop culture, has a parody called Cowy Potter (also Dairy Potter), including "The Prisoner of Azcowban" and "The Goblet of Milk"[98]
  • In Wacky Packages All-New Series 1, Hairy Patter is a parody of Harry Potter.
  • The clothing retailer Hanes has produced a shirt that reads "Harry Pothead and the Sorcerer's Stoned".

J. K. Rowling parodiesEdit

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  • Rowling made a guest appearance as herself on the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, in a special British-themed episode entitled "The Regina Monologues". The dialogue consisted of a short conversation between Rowling and Lisa Simpson, who mispronounces Rowling's name. She acknowlewdges Lisa with "Thank you, young Muggle". When Lisa asks her about the ending of Harry Potter, Rowling sighs and says: "He grows up, and marries you. Is that what you want to hear?" to which Lisa swoons and dreamily replies, "Yes!" [99]
  • Rowling is also parodied in an episode of Adult Swim's Robot Chicken, in which a character from the future travels through time in an attempt to completely destroy her chance at fame by giving Rowling a terrible idea for a novel: "A raccoon with an afro named Squiggles who shoots pixie dust from his bunghole".[100]
  • Rowling appears as a wrestler on Celebrity Deathmatch, where she uses Harry Potter-style spells against Stephen King. It ends when she kills Stephen King through a lightning bolt manifested from the power of Voldemort. However, after he dies, King's robotic leg acts up and ends up killing Rowling.
  • In 2002, the Canadian newspaper National Post, in its satirical column Post Morten, wrote a spoof article claiming that:
Rowling — or, as the article referred to and credited her, Mrs. J. K. Satan — said that as she sat in a coffee shop one grey day, wondering what to do with her empty, aimless life, it hit her: "I'll give myself, body and soul, to the Dark Master. And in return, he will give me absurd wealth and power over the weak and pitiful of the world. And he did!"
Like The Onion's article on Harry Potter and Satanism, this article too was copied into a chain letter and released as truth onto the web.[4]
  • Maureen Johnson (author) has on multiple occasions parodied J. K. Rowling on her blog. She has described J. K. Rowling as a deranged, food-obsessed psycho who keeps Alan Rickman prisoner in her basement.

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