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Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog 

An aspiring supervillain must balance his career and his pursuit of a beautiful do-gooder.
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2008  
Top Rated TV #164 | Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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 ...  Bad Horse Chorus #3 / ... 3 episodes, 2008
Otto Michael Penzato ...  Driver / ... 2 episodes, 2008
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Storyline

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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He has a Ph.D. in horribleness! See more »

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Comedy | Musical | Sci-Fi

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TV-PG

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Official Sites:

MySpace | Official Fan Site | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

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Mutant Enemy See more »
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The Universal back lot used for portions of the alley scene, and for Captain Hammer's dramatic entrance, was one of the sets destroyed in a fire at the studio in 2008. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Horrible: I don't have time for a grudge match with every poser in a parka!
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Connections

Spin-off Horrible Turn (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

My Freeze Ray
(uncredited)
Performed by Neil Patrick Harris
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Quirky, fun, but with a bit of Whedon insight and pathos thrown in for good measure.
21 July 2008 | by rgeoSee all my reviews

If you are a Whedon fan, you'll enjoy this little gem. If you don't know who Joss Whedon is, you need to get out more.

This short, internet film was made on a very limited budget-namely, Joss Whedon's own money-using friends and family to help him complete it. It was written and largely produced during the WGA strike. Why? Well, a man's gotta do, what a man's gotta do.

The vid is fun and funny, yes. It also has wonderfully appropriate, cleverly written songs. So, singing, jokes, and fun. Well, yes, and then again, Mr. Whedon can't leave anything as simply fun. It also contains tragedy combined with sufficient pathos and a touch of probing insight into the human condition. This qualifies "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along-Blog a bit more than a simple, goofball musical comedy exercise.

Of course, it works just fine on that level, too. Be sure you watch it more than once.


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