Top Seven Fred and George Moments That Didn’t Make It to the Movies

Fred and George are arguably the most hilarious and brilliant characters in Harry Potter. Without further ado, here are our top seven Fred and George moments!

7. When, as 13-year-olds, they repeatedly hit Voldemort in the face:

The Weasley twins were punished for bewitching several snowballs, so that they followed Quirrell around, bouncing off the back of his turban. – Sorcerer’s Stone, Chapter 12

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6. When Fred and George thought the idea of Harry being the heir of Slytherin was hilarious:

Fred and George, however, found all this very funny. They went out of their way to march ahead of Harry down the corridors, shouting, ‘Make way for the heir of Slytherin, seriously evil wizard coming through …’
Percy was deeply disapproving of this behavior.
‘It is not a laughing matter,’ he said coldly.
‘Oh, get out of the way, Percy,’ said Fred, ‘Harry’s in a hurry.’
‘Yeah, he’s nipping off to the Chamber of Secrets for a cup of tea with his fanged servant,’ said George, chortling. – Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 12

5. When they invented a portable swamp during their war on Umbridge, forcing Filch to punt students across it:

So!” said Umbridge triumphantly. Harry realized she was standing just a few stairs in front of him, once more looking down upon her prey. “So-you think it amusing to turn a school corridor into a swamp, do you?”

Pretty amusing, yeah,” said Fred, looking up at her without the slightest sign of fear. – Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 29

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4. When they gave Dudley Dursley his comeuppance:

A bag of sweets had spilled out of Fred’s pocket and the contents were now rolling in every direction – big, fat toffees in brightly colored wrappers.

Harry wheeled around. Dudley was no longer standing beside his parents. He was kneeling beside the coffee table, and he was gagging and sputtering on a foot long, purple, slimy thing that was protruding from his mouth. One bewildered second later, Harry realized that the foot-long thing was Dudley’s tongue – and that a brightly colored toffee wrapper lay on the floor beside him. – Goblet of Fire, Chapter 6

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3. When they relentlessly teased Percy:

Oh, are you a prefect, Percy?” said one of the twins, with an air of great surprise. “You should have said something, we had no idea.”
“Hang on, I think I remember him saying something about it,” said the other twin. “Once– ”
“Or twice–”
“A minute– ”
“All summer–”
“Oh, shut up,” said Percy the prefect. – Sorcerer’s Stone, Chapter 6

Percy, who hadn’t noticed that Fred had bewitched his prefect badge so that it now read ‘Pinhead,’ kept asking them all what they were sniggering at. – Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 12

The Ministry’s providing a couple of cars,” said Mr. Weasley. Everyone looked up at him.
“Why?” said Percy, curiously.
“It’s because of you, Perce,” said George seriously. “And there’ll be little flags on the hoods, with HB on them –”
“– For Humongous Bighead,” said Fred.
Everyone except Percy and Mrs. Weasley snorted into their pudding. – Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 4

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2. But they loved Percy anyway:

P for prefect! Get it on, Percy, come on, we’re all wearing ours, even Harry got one.”
“I – don’t – want –” said Percy thickly, as the twins forced the sweater over his head, knocking his glasses askew.
“And you’re not sitting with the prefects today either,” said George.
“Christmas is a time for family.”
They frog-marched Percy from the room, his arms pinned to his sides by his sweater. – Sorcerer’s Stone, Chapter 12

1. And forgave Percy after he was a git:

I was a fool!” Percy roared, so loudly that Lupin nearly dropped his photograph. “I was an idiot, I was a pompous prat, I was a – a -”
“Ministry-loving, family-disowning, power-hungry moron,” said Fred.
Percy swallowed.
“Yes, I was!”
“Well, you can’t say fairer than that,” said Fred, holding out his hand to Percy. – Deathly Hallows, Chapter 31

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What are your favourite Fred and George moments? Tell us in the comments!

  • Bixie

    Missed my favorite. In Order of the Phoenix, chapter 9, just after the prefect badges arrive:
    “Ron held up his badge.

    Mrs. Weasley let out a shriek just like Hermione’s.

    “I don’t believe it! I don’t believe it! Oh, Ron, how wonderful! A prefect! That’s everyone in the family!”

    “What are Fred and I, next-door neighbors?” said George indignantly, as his mother pushed him aside and flung her arms around her youngest son.”

  • Katherine

    when fred helped herminone and cleaned her up after the punching telescope

  • Marina

    Missed two of my favourites: In the Phisolopher’s Stone, when they’re about to board the Hogwarts Express:

    “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”.
    (…)
    They leant out of the window for her to kiss them goodbye and their younger sister began to cry.
    “Don’t, Ginny, we’ll send you loads of owls.”
    “We’ll send you a Hogwarts toilet seat.”

    And again in the Philosopher’s Stone, when they get their Weasley jumpers for Christmas:

    “You haven’t got a letter on yours”, George observed. “I suppose she thinks you don’t forget your name. But we’re not stupid – we know we’re called Gred and Forge”.

  • Thais Costa da Silva

    “Yeah, size is no guarantee of power” – said George – “Look at Ginny.”
    “What do you mean?” said Harry.
    “You’ve never been on the receiving end of her Bat-Bogey Hexes, have you?”

    This is one of my favorites. I think it’s from Order of the phoenix.

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