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Magic of laundry: JK Rowling gives her approval to 'Harry Potter' theme song recreated by a washing machine

The movie fans shared their video on TikTok, saying it 'took hours'

The novel interpretation of the 'Harry Potter' theme music has been created by Kurt Schneider and Jason Pitts. TikTok / kurtschneider
The novel interpretation of the 'Harry Potter' theme music has been created by Kurt Schneider and Jason Pitts. TikTok / kurtschneider

"Definitely not a waste of five hours," author JK Rowling joked, retweeting a video made by Kurt Schneider and Jason Pitts of the duo performing the Harry Potter movies' theme tune with a washing machine and tumble dryer.

The video starts with Schneider, dressed up to resemble Harry Potter, with a Gryffindor scarf and thick framed glasses, pressing a series of buttons that match the opening seconds of the theme music note for note.

As the video progresses, Pitts then provides a beat using the dryer door.

At the time of writing, the video had more than 1.1 million views on Twitter alone.

The video starts with the caption, "Harry Potter doing laundry be like". The duo then joke that it had taken them hours, adding "don't let this flop," implying that they were hoping it would go viral. The video was then seen by Harry Potter creator, JK Rowling, which arguably justifies the hours spent making it.

Throughout the 33-second clip, the pace gradually picks up and the duo are almost note perfect, recreating the famous piece of music with their household appliances.

At the end of the video, Schneider's Potter crawls away to a cupboard under the stairs, wearing a cape, a detail that will be appreciated by Harry Potter fans, as a tribute to where the young wizard used to sleep before he moved to Hogwarts.

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Updated: June 6, 2020 07:08 PM

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