Episode #635: Percy The Parrot (GOF Chapter 5, Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes)

Welcome to The Burrow, but stay out of Molly’s kitchen because the sauce ain’t the only thing boiling over, tonight! Join Eric, Micah, Laura and Katie as we breakdown the Weasley family, explore wizarding careers, criticize Percy’s dinner conversation and get ready for the Quidditch World Cup!

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  • Chapter-by-Chapter returns with Goblet of Fire, Chapter 5: Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes
  • 7-Word Summary: Harry visits the burrow and EATS satisfactorily
  • Main Discussion 1: Wizarding World Family Dynamics & Life After Hogwarts
  • What can we expect from the members of the Weasley as the series moves forward? This chapter lays the groundwork!
  • Bill & Charlie: Have we ever been in Harry’s situation when we meet someone for the first time and they totally defy our expectations? Whether because of their physical appearance or because of their personality?
  • Given everything that happened to Arthur in Harry’s second year, shouldn’t Fred & George have been more aware of pranking Dudley?
  • How fair is Molly’s assessment of Fred & George at this point in their lives? She claims that the Twins have “no ambition” and they are “wasting their brains”. We beg to differ!
  • The hosts analyze how Percy’s behavior is very reflective of Western corporate culture
  • Does Percy not want to come home because he loves his job or because he dislikes his family?
  • Given what we witnessed in the first chapter, should we as readers expect that Voldemort has something planned for the Quidditch World Cup?
  • Percy goes hard on Bertha! Could this be a larger commentary on how women are perceived in certain work environments?
  • Odds & Ends cover Ginny, Pigwidgeon, Viktor Krum, the Quidditch World Cup and Harry neglecting tell Ron & Hermione about his scar
  • Quizzitch: According to Amos Diggory, what family couldn’t get tickets to Quidditch World Cup?
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