The Dursleys are hardly anyone's favorite characters in the Harry Potter universe. Why would they be? They treated Harry terribly throughout his entire childhood and well into his teenage years. Vernon, Petunia, and Dudley have proven time and time again they care little for Harry's wellbeing.
In spite of all this, Harry still makes a concerted effort to keep them safe when the need arises. But the mutual dislike for the Dursleys in the Harry Potter fandom has created many jokes and memes designed at their expense. Here is a collection of ten hilarious Dursley logic memes to put a smile on your face.
10 Harry Potter walks into a bar
As if you needed further proof of how terrible the Dursley's are, remember when Uncle Vernon fixed bars on Harry's window?
In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Dobby the house-elf got Harry into a world of trouble. He sent Petunia's famous pudding crashing to the floor and ruined Vernon's business proposition. On top of all that, an owl burst through the window rebuking Harry for using underage magic.
All of this caused Vernon to go off the deep end. He forbid Harry from ever returning to Hogwarts and cemented bars to his window! Luckily for Harry, he had Fred and George Weasley on his side.
9 No post on Sundays
Remember the early days when all the Dursleys had to worry about was keeping a rogue letter away from Harry's hands? Unfortunately for Vernon, Dumbledore is much too clever (and petty) to let the Muggle mail system dupe him. After Vernon refuses to give Harry any of his letters from Hogwarts, Dumbledore simply ups the number of letters sent.
Eventually, the letters begin coming in stuffed inside the milk jugs, egg cartons, underneath door cracks and window crevices, with no end in sight. Vernon starts to lose his mind a little bit. Thankfully, Sunday is a day of refuge because "there's no post on Sundays!" Or so he thinks.
8 Harry Potter and the Time He Had to Stop a Family of Nine Wizards
We can assume that Harry, at one point in time, told Ron and Hermione about some of the many horrors he faced while living at the Dursleys. Perhaps the most inhumane was when they forced him to sleep in a cramped cupboard under the stairs when we know they had at least two extra bedrooms to spare the entire time (Dudley's extra room and the guest room Marge stayed in).
The scenario suggested by this Tumblr users would certainly have played out. Except, as mollymaukderollo points out, there is no way that the entirety of the Weasley family wouldn't have joined Ron in getting revenge. They are, essentially, Harry's real family.
7 Post Challenge Accepted
We already mentioned above the impressive efforts made by Dumbledore to ensure Harry would get his official acceptance letter to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Dursley's only reprieve from the constant onslaught of letters was the fact there is no post on Sundays.
But wizards don't adhere to Muggle customs, as we all know. Dumbledore takes Vernon's suggestion as a challenge and fills the house with the most letters yet through magical dispersal means. Finally, Vernon is forced to uproot his family and Harry to go to an isolated cabin in the middle of the sea. But even there, he is not safe.
6 I'm Not Harry
Going off of the above meme, in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the Dursleys and Harry wind up in a run-down shack on a rock in the sea. While there, Dumbledore sends Hagrid, the Keeper of the Keys at Hogwarts, to fetch Harry and finally give him his acceptance letter to Hogwarts.
Hagrid hasn't seen Harry since he was an infant, so he initially mistakes Dudley for Harry. Dudley says, nervously, "I'm not Harry." The irony is, Dudley's actor is actually named Harry! Harry Melling played Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter films.
5 Who would want to be friends with you?
At one point, Dudley is mocking Harry, as per usual, and he questions "who would want to be friends with you?" Maybe Dudley doesn't see how special Harry is, but plenty of other people do. Aside from the fact he is considered famous in the wizarding world and consistently receiving plenty of attention for the scar on his forehead, he has two genuine best friends.
Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger waste no time in trying to infiltrate Harry's life from the moment they first meet at the Hogwarts Express. Even Draco Malfoy, who eventually becomes Harry's enemy at school, tries to befriend him on day one.
4 Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy!
Looking back on the Harry Potter series, it's easy to question many of the actions Dumbledore took across all seven books. When he first discovered Harry Potter had been left behind by Voldemort in the wake of his parents' deaths, his first thought was to give him to his Muggle aunt and uncle.
This meme is a hilarious depiction of what might have occurred that night when Dumbledore handed over an infant Harry to Aunt Petunia. Somehow, Carly Rae Jepsen's song, Call Me Maybe, provides the perfect song to meme for this integral moment.
3 Maybe the Dursleys weren't so bad after all
This meme presents a theory that has circulated in the Harry Potter fandom for a while now. We find out in the seventh book that Harry himself is one of Voldemort's Horcruxes. He was never intended to become one, Voldemort did it by mistake. But we know that wearing or being near one of Voldemort's Horcruxes can cause you to become bitter and cruel, as evidenced by what happened to the golden trio while wearing the locket.
Could Harry have caused the Dursley's terrible behavior? It seems far-fetched. Remember, in the opening chapter of the first book, Vernon and Petunia are already shown to be judgmental and rude well before Harry comes into the picture. Plus, why wouldn't he have affected Ron, Hermione, the Weasleys or anyone else he stayed with for long periods?
2 The rules about magic in front of Muggles
Someone at Hogwarts and the Ministry of Magic needs to sit down and seriously reconsider all the rules about magic in front of Muggles and when you're underage. For starters, when your students are Muggle-born, there is only so much that can be done about accidental magical mishaps.
Secondly, as the person who made this meme points out, how can you warn Harry about using a Patronus in front of Muggles while sending a magical envelope TO MUGGLES? It doesn't make sense. You would think they would have the magical means to ensure the envelope is written normally (which it is in the books) or make sure Harry reads it in private.
1 Dudley asks Harry for help
Out of everyone in the Dursley family, Dudley is the only one to show any growth. By the end of the series, he shows that he doesn't hate Harry, nor does he want him to die. It's a surprising moment from a character who has otherwise always been cruel, but it opens up the possibility of Harry and Dudley staying in touch years later.
Many fans like to think the two could have become friends down the line. They also like to headcanon that Dudley would have a magical child and need to call Harry on occasion for help.