were what the beloved characters rode on in Quidditch matches, the Wizarding World’s official sport.
The Fantasia brooms:
During the Sorcerer’s Apprentice sequence, Mickey’s wizardry brings an onslaught of menacing brooms. Creepy? A little bit. Mesmerizing? Completely. Plus, let’s face it, an army of brooms could get a lot done.
The Hocus Pocus brooms:
Okay, maybe not as impressive as the Harry Potter brooms and Fantasia brooms, but still awesome. See
Supermarket Sweep: The most underrated game show ever. People, you should always go for the ham! The ham!
Broom-Hilda: A character from the 1970’s comic strip, Broom-Hilda is described as “a man-crazy, cigar-smoking, beer-guzzling, 1,500-year-old witch and her motley crew of friends.” Broom-Hilda may have just earned her keep as the greatest pop-culture broom ever.
Bert, the chimney sweep in Mary Poppins: Bert (Dick Van Dyke) may have one of the worst British accents in movie history, but he’s still a damn good chimney sweep, “I yam, I yam!”
Saturday Night Live‘s Swiffer Sweepers:
Minesweeper: Killing time in computer class since 1998.
Curling: The Olympic sport everyone loves to make fun of and secretly wants to learn how to play.
Honorary Mention: DJ Roomba in the house! It’s the broom of the future…today! Plus, as evident by Parks and Recreation, it makes an awesome party guest on a boring camping trip. Dammit, Jerry!
What’s your favorite pop culture broom and/or sweep? Sweepy Smurf? Jumping the Broom?
Clean up that mess and then share yours in the comments section.
[Photo credit: AP Photo/Charlie Riedel]