Episode #632: The Benefits of Electric Fireplaces (GOF Chapter 4, Back to the Burrow)

It’s time to unblock your fireplace and let our hosts into your living room! Join Andrew, Eric, Micah and Laura as things heat up inside No. 4 Privet Drive! And make sure to mind the flying ornaments and Ton-Tongue Toffee!

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  • Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Goblet of Fire, Chapter 4: Back to the Burrow
  • 7-Word Summary: Arthur attempts to help with Dudley’s tongue
  • We all know that the Weasleys cause some good old-fashioned havoc on Privet Drive, but was it all quite necessary?
  • Offenses include: Sending multiple delegates – did Ron, Fred and George need to be there? Why didn’t Molly accompany Arthur? Being insensitive to Dudley’s trauma – who, if anybody is aware of the pig tail situation? And baiting Dudley – we debate the actions of Fred and George toward Harry’s cousin. Were they intentionally feeding his addiction to sweets?
  • With all the magic going on at Privet Drive, why doesn’t the Ministry show up?
  • Despite all of the chaos, Arthur still calls the Dursleys manners into question!
  • What Muggle items do we think Arthur would have enjoyed most at the Dursely home?
  • WHAT IF… only Arthur and Molly came to pick up Harry? Would it have improved relations between Harry’s surrogate parents and his guardians?
  • Odds & Ends cover the relentless fat shaming of both Dudley and Vernon
  • Quizzitch: How many times did Harry physically visit The Burrow during the 7-book series?
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