My brother's seen this sketch...I haven't...but I still found this hilariously funny. Especially the part where the shopkeeper is trying to insist that the parrot is MOST SINCERLEY NOT DEAD. Poor Mr. Weasley...
So so funny
Author's Response: I'm glad you like it!
Lol funny story
Author's Response: Well, I hope to have more Monty Python stories soon.
Hmm, Molly, this started off very, very well, but then... But then it didn't get as interesting or funny as your other Monty Python inspired story.
The reason, I believe, is because here, it seemed like you took the transcribed version of the Dead Parrot Sketch, exchanged Cleese with Arthur, and added Tonks. They seemed like they were just mouthing dialogues we already know, and we know how the story is going to end, so it wasn't as humourous, or surprising as it could be.
I think if you had just taken the inspiration from the sketch, changed it to a different faulty item, and taken it from there with the same scene but with different dialogues and stuff, it would have been so much better, in my humble opinion.
But I would be lying if I were to say that I did not like the fic. I definitely did, I enjoyed it a lot. It was definitely humourous, the setting was interesting... But I feel that if all the dialogue and everything weren't directly from the sketch, it would have been a lot better.
All the same, merry Christmas! Here's to a year full of more humourous fics from you =D
Author's Response: Yes, I couldn't really think of any way else to write this, and now, looking back, it does seem a bit weak. But I'm just going to have to work all the harder for the next story.
Hahaha that was funny, I really enjoyed it.
Author's Response: Yes, for some reason, Harry Potter and Monty Python are oddly compatable.