With America in a Captain Hammer frenzy Dr. Horrible invents a 'death ray' which he plans to use on the superhero at the unveiling of the new Captain Hammer statue. Penny is torn between the hero and the villain, realizing that she may have feelings for Horrible. The stand-off between Hammer and Horrible ends in an ultimately tragic event for the doctor. Horrible becomes a worldwide phenomenon. Written by
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The song 'A Man's Gotta Do' is prophetic to events that occur later in the show. Captain Hammer sings twice to Penny during the song that 'The only doom that's looming is you loving me to death'. And of course it is precisely Penny's love for Hammer which leads to Dr Horrible's rash actions and her eventual doom. See more
After Dr. Horrible plants the darts in the center of the dartboard over Captain Hammer's photo, he goes over to his chair and the darts are scattered on the board. See more
It may not feel too classy, begging just to eat / But you know who does that? Lassie, and she always gets a treat / So you wonder what your part is / Because you're homeless and depressed / But home is where the heart is / So your real home's in your chest / Everyone's a hero in their own way / Everyone's got villains they must face / They're not as cool as mine / But folks you know it's fine to know your place / Everyone's a hero in their own way / In their own not-that-heroic way / So I thank...
Everyone's A Hero
Music and Lyrics by Joss Whedon
Performed by Nathan Fillion
Backing Vocals by Stacy Shirk
and Maurissa Tancharoen
Piano by Danny Chaimson See more