In the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I, George walks in on Harry and Ginny kissing. The intriguing thing is that he has a toothbrush stuck in his ear.


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    That scene is nothing like what happens in the books, so they won't be any help. Jun 13, 2020 at 7:45

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If you look closely, as he enter the room he's using the toothbrush as intended, for cleaning his teeth.

Blurry close up of George brushing his teeth in the background

When he grabs his tea, he puts the pointy end of the toothbrush in his ear, presumably to avoid having to put the wet end down on an unclean surface while his hands are otherwise occupied.

The script describes it thusly, without offering commentary.

George wanders in brushing his teeth, pours himself a cup of tea and, sticking the toothbrush in his ear-hole, leans back against the stove for a sip. Ginny -- sensing something -- opens her eyes and JUMPS. Harry wheels. George winks, tips his cup in their direction.

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    God - he brushed his teeth and drank tea ? He swallowed the toothpaste ? Or maybe he didn't use toothpaste ? Grisssly Jun 13, 2020 at 9:30
  • And what's more, George's ear got cursed off - has he put it in the no ear - earhole ? Jun 13, 2020 at 9:31
  • @TheMadHatter - This is the magic world. He probably just magicked the toothpaste away. And yes, the script indicates that he put it in the hole.
    – Valorum
    Jun 13, 2020 at 9:32
  • In that case what's the us of toothbrush when you can clean your teeth using magic ? Jun 13, 2020 at 9:33
  • @TheMadHatter - Probably the same reason people in HP still walk when they could use brooms to fly, because....er.... whimsy.
    – Valorum
    Jun 13, 2020 at 9:36

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