On July 15th, Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows, Part 2 brings the saga of everybody’s favorite young wizard to a close. (Well, until J.K. Rowling inevitably writes another book that then gets made into another film). I know many of you are sad about this, and as such Topless Robot will end today’s broadcast day with three Harry Potter-themed videos that are as comforting as a hug from Molly Weasley. Starting things off is a video from The Second City Network that pokes fun at Hogwarts’ underwhelming Hufflepuff house. (I’ll leave it to you to debate whether Hufflepuffs are awesome, lame or merely average in the comments).
Continuing on with the Hogwarts theme is this parody of Ke$ha’s godawful “We R Who We R” from YouTube user Ginnyisaprincess –whom you may remember from her similarly-themed Ravenclaws spoof of Rebecca Black’s “Friday.” Thanks to Luke Gallagher from Nerd Bastards for the tip.
Ever wonder what the Harry Potter films would have been like if a young Jackie Chan took the lead role instead of Daniel Radcliffe? Me neither, but that doesn’t make this video from GakAttack any less entertaining.
Chris Cummins is a pop culture writer and Archie comics historian who has contributed to The Robot's Voice, Den of Geek US, Philebrity, Geekadelphia, Uproxx, and Unicorn Booty. He is the co-producer and co-host of Nerd Nite Philadelphia, and is regularly involved in producing and hosting New York Super Week events. In 2014, Chris began Sci-Fi Explosion, a mix of live performance, trivia and funny clips celebrating the weirdest in science fiction that regularly travels around the United States. He wrote the introductions to the compilations Archie's Favorite Comics From The Vault and (with Paul Castiglia) Archie's Favorite High School Stories. You can find Chris on Twitter at @bionicbigfoot and @scifiexplosion.