One of the greatest thing to ever be created from the Harry Potter fandom is hands down the Potter Puppet Pals, am I right? I remember being a loser ten-year-old, somewhat new to the internet but literally just being on YouTube most of the time (because that’s what was cool then) and coming across this video called “Potter Puppet Pals: The Mysterious Ticking Noise”. I had to click on it, obviously? What I watched that day changed my life and its been TEN YEARS since this wonderful video came out on YouTube and blessed this world.
Neil Cicierega, Emmy Cicierega, Alora Lanzillotta had already been legends with their multiple potter puppet videos but on March 24, 2007 they created The Mysterious Ticking Noise video and thus beginning the decade of the singing of SNAPE SNAPE SEVERUS SNAPE DUMBELDORE amongst teenagers (now adults) all over the world.
If you have been living under a rock for ten years, this video takes place in a basic puppet stage with puppet Severus Snape, Albus Dumbledore, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Harry Potter, and Lord Voldemort. It starts off with Snape trying to figure out what the ticking noise is but then starts to sing his name to the beat of the noise and then all of the characters chime in and it’s AMAZING and super catchy. Then, they realize the ticking noise is a bomb from Voldemort which kills them and ends with him singing. It’s riddikulusly (get it) fantastic.
It has also influenced people to make hilarious remakes of the video like this girl.
Thank you, Potter Puppet Pals, for blessing not just the Harry Potter world but the world in general with this incredible video that will surely be around for another couple decades to come. Since it’s the ten year anniversary of this amazing video that went viral, Potter Puppet Pals made a little change to the ending of the original and it’s pretty great. Have a look for yourself.
Video of the changed ending of the original Potter Puppet Pals: The Mysterious Ticking Noise
Original Potter Puppet Pals: The Mysterious Ticking Noise video