Saturday, June 1, 2013

Sidekick Saturday [25] - Comedic Relief

Sidekick Saturday
Sidekick Saturday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted here by Jaclyn at JC's Book Haven. There are many secondary characters that are as great as the primaries. In some cases, the sidekicks actually steal the show and you like them better than the heroine or hero. Maybe they didn't have enough page time for how great they were. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Choose a sidekick *or someone other than the hero or heroine* that you would like to put in the spotlight that fits in this week's type
• Share a picture (if possible) and information about the character
• Give the title and author of a book the character can be found in
• Please don't include too many spoilers when describing why the character is such a great sidekick
• Put your link in the Linky thing and comment

June 8th - My way or the highway
June 15th - Unlucky
June 22nd - Villain among Villains
June 29th - Cocky

This week is Comedic Relief

My choice is The Weasley Twins
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Fred and George Weasley Picture Created by Jaclyn Canada

There are so many great choices for this theme, so I know I will have to do it again or have a derivation of it but there's no other that I think of so quickly to relate to comedic relief than Fred and George Weasley from Harry Potter. They are absolutely hilarious in every book right up to the end with the bad joke about being saintlike. Incredible mischief-makers but intrinsically good guys, they are characters that I absolutely love. All the Weasleys take Harry into their fold immediately so we get to see a lot of them, and every time they play Quidditch or visit The Burrow, they are around raising a ruckus. They have some of the best quotes of anyone in the series so I'm gonna let the quotes speak for their funniness.


“Ask us no questions and we’ll tell you no lies.”

“Now, you two – this year, you behave yourselves. If I get one more owl telling me you've – you've blown up a toilet or –"
"Blown up a toilet? We've never blown up a toilet."
"Great idea though, thanks, Mum.”

“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."
Percy scowled.
"That's enough, now," said Mrs. Weasley.
"Mum!" said Fred as though he'd only just spotted her and seizing her hand too. "How really corking to see you-”

“Who're you going with, then?" said Ron.
"Angelina," said Fred promptly, without a trace of embarrassment.
"What?" said Ron, taken aback. "You've already asked her?"
"Good point," said Fred. He turned his head and called across the common room, "Oi! Angelina!"
Angelina, who had been chatting with Alicia Spinnet near the fire, looked over at him.
"What?" She called back.
"Want to come to the ball with me?"
Angelina gave Fred a sort of appraising look.
"All right, then," she said, and she turned back to Alicia and carried on chatting with a bit of a grin on her face.
"There you go," said Fred to Harry and Ron, "piece of cake."

“Has Ron saved a goal yet?” asked Hermione, peering over the top of Magical Hieroglyphs and Logograms.
“Well, he can do it if he doesn't think anyone’s watching him,” said Fred, rolling his eyes. “So all we have to do is ask the crowd to turn their backs and talk among themselves every time the Quaffle goes up his end on Saturday.”

“We won't be seeing you," Fred told Professor Umbridge, swinging his leg over his broomstick.

"Yeah, don't bother to keep in touch," said George, mounting his own.

Fred looked around at the assembled students, and at the silent, watchful crowd. "If anyone fancies buying a Portable Swamp, as demonstrated upstairs, come to number ninety-three, Diagon Alley -- Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes," he said in a loud voice, "Our new premises!"

"Special discounts to Hogwarts students who swear they're going to use our products to get rid of this old bat," added George, pointing at Professor Umbridge.

“Ginny Weasley, who sat next to Colin Creevey in Charms, was distraught, but Harry felt that Fred and George were going the wrong way about cheering her up. They were taking turns covering themselves with fur or boils and jumping out at her from behind statues.”

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  1. Oh those Weasley twins. They crack me up just thinking about them right now.

  2. I love that illustration..they are awesome and so funny!

  3. The Weasley twins are perfect for this. I love the quotes and what an awesome illustration! My favorite... "Oi! Angelina!" Smooth talker. My sister's wheels are turning with this one. Can't wait to hear what she comes up with.

  4. I am always amazed at your illustrations! I wish I knew how to do that! I haven't read HP yet *hides behind the couch* but I do own them all, and I think this summer will see me having an HP readathon!

    Thanks for hosting this fun meme, Jaclyn! I love participating in this - sorry I'm so late today.

    Have a great rest of the weekend.

  5. Well, you can't go wrong with the Weasley's for comic relief! :) I particularly like the quote about blowing up toilets and asking Angelina to the ball. Those boys...makes me want to read the series again! LOL

  6. Right :D Thank you so much for stopping by!

  7. I loved the weasley's they were my favourite characters from the books, they kept them light and fun. If I had of participated this week I would have chosen puck from The Iron fey series.

  8. I love that quote as well :D I look forward to reading yours!

  9. Awe thank you! LOL I hope you enjoy them when you have your readathon :D My favorite series - I'm a huge nerd over it. Have a ton of stuff from the books and movies all over my house. I'm so glad you are enjoying the meme! Thank you for participating :D Have a great weekend too!

  10. Me too, those are definitely my favorites. I agree- every time I pull out something great from the series, it makes me want to start it all over again. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  11. They really are great. I think Puck is an excellent pick as well. He definitely had some really funny quotes in the Iron Fey series. Thank you so much for stopping by :D

  12. Angelas Anxious LifeJune 8, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    Oh yes... love these boys. They are just fun... and someone I'd like to hang out with I can tell. Those actors did a good job portraying them too. And I love the picture you have above... they are the cutest with their long hair!! :)

  13. I think they are pretty great too. Thank you so much! I like them with the longer hair better as well. I really appreciate you stopping by :D


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