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    20 Hilarious "Harry Potter" Moments That Should've Made It Into The Movies

    I can't believe some of these were left out!

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what they think the funniest moments are from Harry Potter. Here are some of the best!

    1. When Snape reminded Harry to call him "sir," and Harry said, "There's no need to call me 'sir,' Professor."

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    "The fact that this scene never made it into the movies is a crime."


    2. When Ginny spread a rumor about her brother in Half-Blood Prince.

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    "Ginny said she'd told Romilda Vane that Harry had a Hungarian Horntail tattooed on his chest because it was 'macho.' When Harry asked what Ginny told her Ron had, she replied, 'A pygmy puff, but I didn't say where.'"


    This was one of Ginny's best lines! They totally butchered her character in the film.

    3. When Snape demanded to see Harry's Potions book in Half-Blood Prince, but he'd switched it out with Ron's, who'd written his name in it with a joke pen that spelled it wrong.

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    “'This is the copy of Advanced Potion-Making that you purchased from Flourish and Blotts?'

    "'Yes,' said Harry firmly.

    "'Then why,' asked Snape, 'does it have the name ‘Roonil Wazlib’ written inside the front cover?'

    "Harry’s heart missed a beat. 'That’s my nickname,' he said.

    "'Your nickname,' repeated Snape.

    "'Yeah...that’s what my friends call me,' said Harry.

    "'I understand what a nickname is,' said Snape."


    This is, without a doubt, Harry's funniest moment.

    4. In Goblet of Fire, when Harry called Rita Skeeter a cow in front of Dumbledore and then quickly apologized. But then Dumbledore responded, "I have gone temporarily deaf and haven't any idea what you said, Harry."

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    This was such a sweet moment between Hagrid, Dumbledore, and Harry, the latter two of whom were assuring Hagrid it didn't matter that he was half giant. It was also a perfect example of Dumbledore's personality in the books: whimsical, silly, and easily amused.

    5. When Hermione explained why Cho got jealous during her date with Harry in The Order of the Phoenix, and Ron told Hermione she should write a book about girls so boys could understand them.

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    "I just think that moment is so natural and relatable!"


    6. When, instead of chastising Harry for yelling at Umbridge, Professor McGonagall offered him a cookie.

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    This moment was so unexpected coming from McGonagall, making it both hilarious and really sweet.

    7. And all the other small ways McGonagall went against Umbridge in Order of the Phoenix.

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    First she roasted her in front of her class:

    "'I wonder,’ said Professor McGonagall in cold fury, turning on Professor Umbridge, ‘how you expect to gain an idea of my usual teaching methods if you continue to interrupt me? You see, I do not generally permit people to talk when I am talking.'"

    She also told Peeves how to unscrew the chandelier to cause more trouble for Umbridge.

    8. In Goblet of Fire, when Lavender was talking about Uranus during Divination and Ron said, “Can I look at Uranus too?”

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    "I remember rereading the books as a teenager and gasping at how sneaky J.K. Rowling got in the books!"


    9. When Fred and George loudly joked about Harry being the heir of Slytherin while the rest of the school was terrified of him in Chamber of Secrets.

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    They'd say things like, “Make way for the heir of Slytherin, seriously evil wizard coming through…” and, "Harry's in a hurry, he's nipping off to the Chamber of Secrets for a cup of tea with his fanged servant." Pointing out how ridiculous it was that Harry would've opened the chamber provided both levity and aid to Harry in this trying time.

    10. In the Half-Blood Prince, when Harry, Ron, Fred, and George secretly used a garden gnome as an angel on top of the tree.

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    “‘Stupefied, painted gold, stuffed into a miniature tutu and with small wings glued to its back, it glowered down at them all, the ugliest angel Harry had ever seen, with a large bald head like a potato and rather hairy feet.’”


    11. In The Sorceror's Stone, when McGonagall brought Harry to meet Oliver Wood and Harry legitimately thought he was gonna be punished with wood.

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    Poor Harry was so confused all the time in the first book!

    12. In Chamber of Secrets, when Lockhart lost his memory and Dumbledore thought it was hilarious.

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    "'Am I a professor?' said Lockhart in mild surprise. 'Goodness. I expect I was hopeless, was I?'

    "'He tried to do a Memory Charm and the wand backfired,' Ron explained quietly to Dumbledore.

    "'Dear me,' said Dumbledore, shaking his head, his long silver mustache quivering. 'Impaled upon your own sword, Gilderoy!

    "'Sword?' said Lockhart dimly. 'Haven’t got a sword. That boy has, though.' He pointed at Harry. 'He’ll lend you one.'"

    After Lockhart was truly insufferable for the whole book, it was hilarious to see him get his comeuppance. The movie scene was funny, but they left out some of the best lines!

    13. In the Goblet of Fire, when Hermione told Ron she didn't just like people for their looks and Ron coughed to cover up saying, "Lockhart."

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    Hermione's crush on Lockhart was not very well documented in the films.

    14. In The Sorceror's Stone, when Fred and George literally hit Voldemort in the face with snowballs.

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    They bewitched the snowballs to hit the back of Quirrell's head, not knowing that was Voldemort's face.

    15. When Hermione forgot she was a witch in The Sorcerer's Stone.

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    "'Devil's Snare, Devil's Snare ... what did Professor Sprout say? — it likes the dark and the damp.'

    "'So light a fire!' Harry choked.

    "'Yes — of course — but there's no wood!' Hermione cried, wringing her hands.

    "'HAVE YOU GONE MAD?' Ron bellowed. 'ARE YOU A WITCH OR NOT?'

    "'Oh, right!' said Hermione."

    What's funny is in the movie, it's Ron who loses his cool, not Hermione. They probably did this so that Dumbledore awarding points to Hermione for "keeping her cool" later would make sense, since they cut the book scene of her figuring out the potions riddle, but still.

    16. In Prisoner of Azkaban, when Harry met up with the Weasleys in the Leaky Cauldron and Percy was strangely formal, so the twins, of course, mocked him.

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    "'I hope you're well?' said Percy pompously, shaking hands. It was rather like being introduced to the mayor.

    "'Very well, thanks—'

    "'Harry!' said Fred, elbowing Percy out of the way and bowing deeply. 'Simply splendid to see you, old boy—'

    "'Marvelous,' said George, pushing Fred aside and seizing Harry's hand in turn. 'Absolutely spiffing.'"

    I think the Phelps boys could have pulled that off really well.


    17. When Colin Creevey's little brother, Dennis, fell in the lake in Goblet of Fire.

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    "'Colin, I fell in!' he said shrilly, throwing himself into an empty seat. 'It was brilliant! And something in the water grabbed me and pushed me back in the boat!'

    "'Cool!' said Colin, just as excitedly. 'It was probably the giant squid, Dennis!'

    "'WOW!' said Dennis, as though nobody in their wildest dreams could hope for more."


    Colin was underutilized in the movies, and Dennis wasn't even in them!

    18. When Dudley warned Harry that they flushed kids' heads down the toilet at the school he was going to in The Sorceror's Stone, and asked if Harry wanted to practice. To which Harry responded, "No, the poor toilets never had something as disgusting as your head in it."

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    "The funniest moments didn't make it from the books onto film!"


    19. When Molly mistakenly stated that everyone in the family had been a prefect in Half-Blood Prince, and George responded, "What are Fred and I, next-door neighbors?"

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    The Phelps brothers were SO GOOD as Fred and George, and they weren't utilized in the films nearly enough.

    20. When Fred and George promised to send Ginny a toilet seat in The Sorcerer's Stone, then actually did try to send Harry one when he was in the hospital wing.

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    Before they left for Hogwarts, Mrs. Weasley reminded the twins to behave themselves and not blow up a toilet or something. The twins responded by thanking her for the idea, then shouted out the window that they'd send Ginny one. Later in the book, they tried to send Harry one, but it was confiscated. WHY WAS NONE OF THIS IN THE MOVIE??

    Did I miss any? Let me know in the comments!

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