Harry Potter a pop culture icon

  July 21, 2003 at 4:45 PM ET
  Geri     HPANA (via VH1)

The boy wizard is at number 154; some of the icons who beat him - Bugs Bunny, Kermit & Miss Piggy, Will Smith and Stephen King. But he did come out ahead of Russell Crowe, The Rock and Reese Witherspoon, to name a few.

According to VH1opens in new window to be considered an 'icon' you have to pass one or more of the following:

Do they pass the one-name test?

Can you dress up as them for Halloween?

Did they blaze a trail in pop culture?

Did they create a signature character in pop culture?

Can you quote them, or their character, in 10 seconds or less?

Did society imitate their sense of fashion? Hairstyle?

Did “SNL” create a sketch satirizing them?

Did someone write a song about them?

Was or is there merchandising or paraphernalia that bears their image?

Can they be connected to Kevin Bacon?

I guess we all now have to try and connect Harry Potter to Kevin Bacon (can anyone guess if he is already?) and write a song about him.

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