Monday, July 25, 2016
Everything I Knew About Harry Potter I Learned From Studio C | Part 1
If you've been frequenting my blog, you know that this year I finally broke down and read Harry Potter for the first time. You'll also know how much I'm enjoying it. =)
But what was it like, you wonder? Having grown up in a world obsessed with Harry Potter- without it?
This is a pretty good look, right here. Studio C, a sketch comedy group I adore, has done a number of Harry Potter-themed sketches and they are all freaking fantastic. (And, um, even better now that I understand all the references. ^_^)
For years, the following sketches were the only insight I had into this strange Wizarding World and I think you'll agree it's an interesting -and hilarious- hodge-podge of truth and misinformation. It's been fun sorting it all out.
I admit up front. I have an ulterior motive for posting these. As fantastic and hilarious as Studio C is, they're not always widely known. Plus, I hope I get to be the one to introduce all you Potterheads to these brilliant sketches, especially everyone participating in the Harry Potter Month, as a kind of 'thank you' for making my first read through such a fun experience.
But I also want to know what other kinds of fun Harry Potter-related videos and assorted Internet-shenanigans YOU love. I'll be finished with the series soon, and I feel like there's a huge extension of the Wizarding World out there on the net that I need to explore afterwards but I don't know where to start! So please. Tell me your favorites. Dig through your old bookmarks and pages and find me all that Harry Potter gold. Either leave suggestions in the comments, or by all means, write your own post and link it here! I'll check them all out!
With that out of the way, shall we begin?
This was the first one I ever saw. I'm not even going to spoil it. ^_^
In which I met Dobby for the first time.
More Dobby! And Jason Bourne. Which works surprisingly well for both canons. XD
This one. Basically takes the cake. This is probably my second favorite of the lot because it's just...so ridiculous that it works. It was hilarious before I read the series, but now that I've read them -Studio C nailed Snape. Jason does an amazing job impersonating Alan Rickman's take on the character, but more than that -this is exactly how Snape would act on the Bachelorette.
You heard me.
Unlike most veteran Harry Potter readers, I know the TRUE reason of Voldemort's insecurities.
(Oh yeah, and if you didn't catch it in the Bachelorette one, Snape's in love with Harry's dead mom. *spoiler warning*)
Okay, I think that's all the videos Blogger is going to take for one blog post. Don't worry -this is only half the sketches!
Tomorrow I'll show you my favorite Harry Potter sketch of all, plus a bonus sketch featuring J.K. Rowling. (Just to be clear, not the actual J.K. Rowling, but Mallory doing a fantastic impersonation of her.)
Also, don't forget to check out more Studio C on YouTube! They have hundreds of fantastic sketches and they just keep getting better. ^_^
Which was your favorite?