An aspiring supervillain must balance his career and his pursuit of a beautiful do-gooder.
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2008  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Neil Patrick Harris ...  Billy (Dr. Horrible) 3 episodes, 2008
Nathan Fillion ...  Captain Hammer 3 episodes, 2008
Felicia Day ...  Penny 3 episodes, 2008
Simon Helberg ...  Moist 3 episodes, 2008
Nick Towne Nick Towne ...  Bad Horse Chorus #1 3 episodes, 2008
Jed Whedon ...  Bad Horse Chorus #2 / ... 3 episodes, 2008
Rob Reinis Rob Reinis ...  Bad Horse Chorus #3 / ... 3 episodes, 2008
Otto Michael Penzato ...  Driver / ... 2 episodes, 2008
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Dr. Horrible, an aspiring supervillain with his own video blog, is attempting to join the prestigious Evil League of Evil (led by the legendary "thoroughbred of sin", Bad Horse), but his plans are usually foiled by the egotistical superhero Captain Hammer. Horrible's life is thrown for a loop when he falls in love with Penny, a beautiful and optimistic advocate for the homeless he meets at the laundromat, a situation which complicates itself even further when Penny begins dating the boorish, oafish Hammer after he apparently saves her life. Faced with the task of impressing the League, can Horrible overcome his own incompetence to ruin the day, kill the hero, and still get the girl? Written by Ted Z.

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The world is a mess and I just need to RULE it. See more »


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TV-PG

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In the opening sequence, during which Dr. Horrible is talking directly to camera, many Joss Whedon fans mistakenly believed that the out of focus shape hanging in the window on the left was a model of the spaceship Serenity, a nod to Whedon's show, Firefly (2002). However, it was just a line of pots and pans hanging in the window. See more »

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Captain Hammer: [singing] So I thank my girlfriend Penny. Yea, we totally had sex. She showed me there's so many different muscles I can flex. There's the deltoids of compassion, there's the abs of being kind. It's not enough to bash in heads, you've got to bash in minds!
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Referenced in What's the Difference? (2012) See more »

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Everything You Ever
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Performed by Neil Patrick Harris
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More musical 'fun with a message' from Joss Whedon
20 July 2008 | by dubyah1See all my reviews

For 'Buffy' fans, "Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" is similar to the famous 'Once More With Feeling' musical episode, exploring familiar Whedon territory with some favourite Whedon stars: Nathon Fillion from 'Firefly', Felicia Day also from the last series of 'Buffy', plus Neil Patrick Harris and cameos galore: is the good guy good, is the hero the heroine with a day-job, and does the bad guy *want* to be horrible? Lots of fun, with some good music and clever, thoughtful lyrics and some surprising performances; you start believing! I lol'd at the groupies and the baddies, and stay around for the credits.

Available on I-tunes for purchase.

And yes, I know what a hammer is.


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English

Release Date:

15 July 2008 (USA) See more »

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Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog See more »

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