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Archive for April 18, 2013

Fun with Franchises: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Part IV — “Then a Dog Shows Up and Drags Ron Into a Tree Vagina”

Today we continue with another entry in our Fun with Franchises series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Part four.

In case you don’t know how this works — a while back, I decided to rank my favorite Disney movies and rank my favorite James Bond movies. And the Disney ones were mostly straight synopses and not too much fun, but when I got to Bond, I enlisted the help of my friend Colin (whose blog is TokyoRemix.com. Fuck yeah, promotion!), who knows everything about the Bond franchise that I do not, for those articles, and along the way, learned how to have fun with it. And, by the end of the Bond articles, we were having so much fun that I said, “Man, we have to do this again with other stuff.” Because I spent about a straight month and a half putting together those articles. That’s how much time and effort actually goes into something like that. And not once did it feel like work. It was so much fun that I knew, as long as we were doing it for comedy purposes and able to riff off of each other — we could do pretty much any film and it would work.

And very quickly, the first ones you come up with are the major franchises, because those are not only the most fun, but also the most universally known. Everyone’s gonna understand all the jokes we make (well… most of them. Some of them might be limited to three people) about them. So that’s what we’re doing. And if you’re gonna have fun with franchises, it wouldn’t be right if you didn’t franchise it. Also, just so we’re clear, this is all for parody. We’re just messing with them because we love them.

And that’s Fun with Franchises. Right now, we’re doing the Harry Potter franchise, and today is the fourth part of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

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Pic of the Day: ♫ “Darlin’ I’m killed / I’m in a puddle on the floor / Waiting for you to return. / Oh what a thrill / Vacillations good lord / How you tease / How you leave me to burn. / It’s so deadly, my dear / The power of having you near / Until the day / Until the world falls away / Until you say there’ll be no more goodbyes / I see it in your eyes / Tomorrow never dies.” ♫