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1st Jul '14 12:36:16 AM SeptimusHeap
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[[caption-width-right:319:He wanted to change the world, but the world changed him.]]

''{{Glee}}'' does ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog''.

''[[http://www.horribleturn.com Horrible Turn]]'' is a FanFilm, an amateur internet musical, based on JossWhedon's pet project, ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog''. It's a {{Prequel}} to the original events, taking place in TheNineties, when Billy Buddy and Kenny Hammerstein were in high school, and what events transpired to make them who they are today.

Notable is that while made by a group that had no professional experience in film, a good chunk of the actors are in musical theater, giving them a massive edge over the other Youtube sendups. Also of note is that in following in its big brother's footsteps, it has gained quite a bit of press around the internet for boosting [[WebOriginal fan productions]] into the limelight, and has been recognized by Joss himself as "itsy kitschy glitzy," which could very well be a compliment. Maybe.
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!!Tropes include:

* AlliterativeName: Billy Buddy, Katie Kitty.
* AscendedExtra: Johnny Snow.
* BigHam: Hammer, the only way he should be played.
* BreakTheCutie: Intended to show the beginning of Billy's quest to rule the world.
* BrokenAesop: Deliberately done. As in the original, Hammer takes the time to deliver one with "You're All Winners". "While it may seem - and more specifically ''be'' - that I'm the only winner here tonight..."
** Especially funny given that he answered his question wrong
* BSODSong: "Horribleturn".
* CallForward: By the bucketload.
** The musical shows why in particular he wanted to get Penny a "shiny new Austrailia" in "Brand New Day"
** Billy wants to win the Mathtapalon so he can travel to [[ShinyNewAustralia Australia]], plus his crush Katie is an Australian exchange student.
** Johnny Snow's climatology studies.
*** "I wasn't [vandalizing the thermostat]. But if I was...let's just say that winter would be coming early, and coming often when I'm around.
** Not only the Evil League of Evil, but Bad Horse, is mentioned on the news."
** Frozen Yogurt motif.
** "Are you a doctor?" "Not yet..."
** "The world is a mess, and I just... need to... fix it."
** "I can feel it in my bone."
** "It IS me! It's my hair!"
* CardCarryingVillain: The E.L.E. aren't taken seriously when the press find out their name stands for Evil League of Evil, because...''c'mon'', they call themselves the [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment ''Evil League of Evil''.]]
* ChristmasCake: The librarian.
* CreditsGag: Invisible Man - Chevy Chase.
* DarkReprise: "Horribleturn" includes a dark reprise of "No Place On Earth Like Australia".
* DownerEnding: Well, it was kind of a given considering the original source material.
* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: Billy, Hammerstein, and Johnny Snow, for sure. Moist ''would'' have, but see {{Jossed}} above.
* FakeNationality: The actress playing Katie puts up a pretty good Australian accent.
** YMMV if your used to Australian accents.
* ForegoneConclusion: You just know poor Billy's not going to be able to go to Australia...
* FunWithAcronyms: '''P'''atient '''M'''other of '''S'''erenity, '''V'''erona '''H'''igh '''S'''chool
* GoneHorriblyRight: [[spoiler:Love Potion 10. Given it was misused and Billy seems to know what will happen if it is misused.]]
* HilariousOuttakes: A CrowningMomentOfFunny, to be sure.
-->'''Katie:''' What is this? Is it supposed to be you?
-->'''Kenny:''' Ha ha ha! No, it is me! It's my [[spoiler: pubes!]]
* HighSchoolAU: This could be considered a prequel version.
* HotLibrarian: The librarian is almost a parody of this trope.
* IAmSong: "I Am Perfect." Sung by Hammer, of course.
* IWantSong: "Australia" and "Silver Lining"
* IAmBecomingSong: "Horribleturn", without a doubt. Also counts as a [[VillainSong Villain Song]] and a [[BSODSong BSOD Song]] (see above)
* {{Jossed}}: Literally. WordOfGod says that Wade was originally going to be Moist, but then the official comics came out and showed that Moist and Billy didn't meet until after high school. Lampshaded in the musical when Hammer asks Wade, "Do I know you?"
* KickTheDog: "Horribleturn" is basically a montage of Billy kicking the dog in rather [[PokeThePoodle comical]], CardCarryingVillain ways. He snips the thread of a kid's balloon and vandalises some random flowers, jarringly set to the most legitimately dark and depressing song in the musical.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Kenny has a very noticeable and fitting one.
* LandDownUnder
* LoveIsInTheAir: This ''was'' Billy's plan...
* LargeHam: Kenny by nature of the character, but Wade also seems to be engaging in quite a bit of scenery-chewing in some scenes.
* {{Metaphorgotten}}
** "We can throw shrimp on the barby, I can be [[SatelliteLoveInterest Ken]], she can be {{Franchise/Barbie}}."
** "Up over, like Australia is down under and you are up over here in the States and here in the library talking to me..."
* MrsRobinson: The librarian seems to be interested in Billy.
* MusicalisInterruptus: Given that "She Talked To Me" is sung in a library, this was a given.
* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: Billy's research on plant pheromone is entirely lost when his dad clears out the garage lab to park his Miata.
* TheNineties: AND HOW!!!
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: A minor and forgivable case, but Katie's otherwise well done accent completely disappears when she sings.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness:
*** '''Johnny Snow:''' "So you're saying you invented an angiospermically derived chemical solution that acts as a quasi-socioamorous activator?"
*** '''Hammer:''' "...Yes..."
* ShoutOut: Love Potion #10, Patient Mother of Film/{{Serenity}}, [[DollHouse Dahlhaus]] Trash Removal, the Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}} poster, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prodigy_(online_service) Prodigy]], the list goes on...
** PMS may also reference a first season episode of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory.''
** News co-anchors named [[Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy Veronica and Ron.]]
** One of the competition's mathletes is named Felicia Night. Kind of like Felicia Day but they changed the day...huh...get it? Anyway, I suspect there's some sort of significance in the other names too but I didn't pick up on it.
*** [[Film/FightClub Marla Singer...]]
** ''Franchise/StarWars'' in the form of the police commissioners address in the beginning. It's Han Solo's infamous line in the prison break out scene.
** A truck in front of Billy's house after the Mathletics competition says [[DollHouse Dahlhaus]].
* StevenUlyssesPerhero: Gives Captain Hammer the name "Kenny Hammerstein", Billy the surname "[[{Pun}} Buddy]]", and Moist the name Wade, [[{{Fanon}} maybe]].
* StraightGay: [[spoiler:Johnny Snow]]
* SugarBowl: Billy seems to think Australia is this, with him imagining a brightly-lit {{Arcadia}} in the first song.
* TheStinger: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sir-U1LJ264&feature=PlayList&p=C7FF7A8752757E3B&index=8 You have to see it to believe it.]]
* StartOfDarkness: Goes further back than Dr. Horrible itself.
* StealthPun: [[spoiler:"I can be Ken, she can be Barbie. Who gets the girl? ''Ken''nard Hammerstein!]] Doubles as foreshadowing.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Hammerstein, just so much [[spoiler:until he drinks Love Potion 10]].
* TeenGenius: Billy
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[[caption-width-right:319:He wanted to change the world, but the world changed him.]]

''{{Glee}}'' does ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog''.

''[[http://www.horribleturn.com Horrible Turn]]'' is a FanFilm, an amateur internet musical, based on JossWhedon's pet project, ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog''. It's a {{Prequel}} to the original events, taking place in TheNineties, when Billy Buddy and Kenny Hammerstein were in high school, and what events transpired to make them who they are today.

Notable is that while made by a group that had no professional experience in film, a good chunk of the actors are in musical theater, giving them a massive edge over the other Youtube sendups. Also of note is that in following in its big brother's footsteps, it has gained quite a bit of press around the internet for boosting [[WebOriginal fan productions]] into the limelight, and has been recognized by Joss himself as "itsy kitschy glitzy," which could very well be a compliment. Maybe.
----
!!Tropes include:

* AlliterativeName: Billy Buddy, Katie Kitty.
* AscendedExtra: Johnny Snow.
* BigHam: Hammer, the only way he should be played.
* BreakTheCutie: Intended to show the beginning of Billy's quest to rule the world.
* BrokenAesop: Deliberately done. As in the original, Hammer takes the time to deliver one with "You're All Winners". "While it may seem - and more specifically ''be'' - that I'm the only winner here tonight..."
** Especially funny given that he answered his question wrong
* BSODSong: "Horribleturn".
* CallForward: By the bucketload.
** The musical shows why in particular he wanted to get Penny a "shiny new Austrailia" in "Brand New Day"
** Billy wants to win the Mathtapalon so he can travel to [[ShinyNewAustralia Australia]], plus his crush Katie is an Australian exchange student.
** Johnny Snow's climatology studies.
*** "I wasn't [vandalizing the thermostat]. But if I was...let's just say that winter would be coming early, and coming often when I'm around.
** Not only the Evil League of Evil, but Bad Horse, is mentioned on the news."
** Frozen Yogurt motif.
** "Are you a doctor?" "Not yet..."
** "The world is a mess, and I just... need to... fix it."
** "I can feel it in my bone."
** "It IS me! It's my hair!"
* CardCarryingVillain: The E.L.E. aren't taken seriously when the press find out their name stands for Evil League of Evil, because...''c'mon'', they call themselves the [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment ''Evil League of Evil''.]]
* ChristmasCake: The librarian.
* CreditsGag: Invisible Man - Chevy Chase.
* DarkReprise: "Horribleturn" includes a dark reprise of "No Place On Earth Like Australia".
* DownerEnding: Well, it was kind of a given considering the original source material.
* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: Billy, Hammerstein, and Johnny Snow, for sure. Moist ''would'' have, but see {{Jossed}} above.
* FakeNationality: The actress playing Katie puts up a pretty good Australian accent.
** YMMV if your used to Australian accents.
* ForegoneConclusion: You just know poor Billy's not going to be able to go to Australia...
* FunWithAcronyms: '''P'''atient '''M'''other of '''S'''erenity, '''V'''erona '''H'''igh '''S'''chool
* GoneHorriblyRight: [[spoiler:Love Potion 10. Given it was misused and Billy seems to know what will happen if it is misused.]]
* HilariousOuttakes: A CrowningMomentOfFunny, to be sure.
-->'''Katie:''' What is this? Is it supposed to be you?
-->'''Kenny:''' Ha ha ha! No, it is me! It's my [[spoiler: pubes!]]
* HighSchoolAU: This could be considered a prequel version.
* HotLibrarian: The librarian is almost a parody of this trope.
* IAmSong: "I Am Perfect." Sung by Hammer, of course.
* IWantSong: "Australia" and "Silver Lining"
* IAmBecomingSong: "Horribleturn", without a doubt. Also counts as a [[VillainSong Villain Song]] and a [[BSODSong BSOD Song]] (see above)
* {{Jossed}}: Literally. WordOfGod says that Wade was originally going to be Moist, but then the official comics came out and showed that Moist and Billy didn't meet until after high school. Lampshaded in the musical when Hammer asks Wade, "Do I know you?"
* KickTheDog: "Horribleturn" is basically a montage of Billy kicking the dog in rather [[PokeThePoodle comical]], CardCarryingVillain ways. He snips the thread of a kid's balloon and vandalises some random flowers, jarringly set to the most legitimately dark and depressing song in the musical.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Kenny has a very noticeable and fitting one.
* LandDownUnder
* LoveIsInTheAir: This ''was'' Billy's plan...
* LargeHam: Kenny by nature of the character, but Wade also seems to be engaging in quite a bit of scenery-chewing in some scenes.
* {{Metaphorgotten}}
** "We can throw shrimp on the barby, I can be [[SatelliteLoveInterest Ken]], she can be {{Franchise/Barbie}}."
** "Up over, like Australia is down under and you are up over here in the States and here in the library talking to me..."
* MrsRobinson: The librarian seems to be interested in Billy.
* MusicalisInterruptus: Given that "She Talked To Me" is sung in a library, this was a given.
* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: Billy's research on plant pheromone is entirely lost when his dad clears out the garage lab to park his Miata.
* TheNineties: AND HOW!!!
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: A minor and forgivable case, but Katie's otherwise well done accent completely disappears when she sings.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness:
*** '''Johnny Snow:''' "So you're saying you invented an angiospermically derived chemical solution that acts as a quasi-socioamorous activator?"
*** '''Hammer:''' "...Yes..."
* ShoutOut: Love Potion #10, Patient Mother of Film/{{Serenity}}, [[DollHouse Dahlhaus]] Trash Removal, the Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}} poster, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prodigy_(online_service) Prodigy]], the list goes on...
** PMS may also reference a first season episode of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory.''
** News co-anchors named [[Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy Veronica and Ron.]]
** One of the competition's mathletes is named Felicia Night. Kind of like Felicia Day but they changed the day...huh...get it? Anyway, I suspect there's some sort of significance in the other names too but I didn't pick up on it.
*** [[Film/FightClub Marla Singer...]]
** ''Franchise/StarWars'' in the form of the police commissioners address in the beginning. It's Han Solo's infamous line in the prison break out scene.
** A truck in front of Billy's house after the Mathletics competition says [[DollHouse Dahlhaus]].
* StevenUlyssesPerhero: Gives Captain Hammer the name "Kenny Hammerstein", Billy the surname "[[{Pun}} Buddy]]", and Moist the name Wade, [[{{Fanon}} maybe]].
* StraightGay: [[spoiler:Johnny Snow]]
* SugarBowl: Billy seems to think Australia is this, with him imagining a brightly-lit {{Arcadia}} in the first song.
* TheStinger: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sir-U1LJ264&feature=PlayList&p=C7FF7A8752757E3B&index=8 You have to see it to believe it.]]
* StartOfDarkness: Goes further back than Dr. Horrible itself.
* StealthPun: [[spoiler:"I can be Ken, she can be Barbie. Who gets the girl? ''Ken''nard Hammerstein!]] Doubles as foreshadowing.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Hammerstein, just so much [[spoiler:until he drinks Love Potion 10]].
* TeenGenius: Billy
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11th Apr '14 5:33:34 PM Aiguille
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** PMS may also reference a first season episode of TheBigBangTheory.
** News co-anchors named [[AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy Veronica and Ron.]]

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** PMS may also reference a first season episode of TheBigBangTheory.
''Series/TheBigBangTheory.''
** News co-anchors named [[AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy [[Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy Veronica and Ron.]]



*** [[FightClub Marla Singer...]]
** ''StarWars'' in the form of the police commissioners address in the beginning. It's Han Solo's infamous line in the prison break out scene.

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*** [[FightClub [[Film/FightClub Marla Singer...]]
** ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' in the form of the police commissioners address in the beginning. It's Han Solo's infamous line in the prison break out scene.
22nd Mar '14 1:11:36 PM MrTitanic46
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* IAmBecomingSong: "Horribleturn", without a doubt. Also counts as a [[VillainSong]] and a [[BSODSong]] (see above)

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* IAmBecomingSong: "Horribleturn", without a doubt. Also counts as a [[VillainSong]] [[VillainSong Villain Song]] and a [[BSODSong]] [[BSODSong BSOD Song]] (see above)
22nd Mar '14 1:11:03 PM MrTitanic46
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* IAmBecomingSong: "Horribleturn", without a doubt. Also counts as a [[Villain Song]] and a [[BSOD Song]] (see above)

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* IAmBecomingSong: "Horribleturn", without a doubt. Also counts as a [[Villain Song]] [[VillainSong]] and a [[BSOD Song]] [[BSODSong]] (see above)
22nd Mar '14 1:10:19 PM MrTitanic46
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* IAmBecomingSong: "Horribleturn", without a doubt. Also counts as a [(Villain Song)] and a [(BSOD Song)] (see above)

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* IAmBecomingSong: "Horribleturn", without a doubt. Also counts as a [(Villain Song)] [[Villain Song]] and a [(BSOD Song)] [[BSOD Song]] (see above)
22nd Mar '14 1:09:38 PM MrTitanic46
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* IAmBecomingSong: "Horribleturn", without a doubt. Also counts as a [(Villain Song)] and a [(BSOD Song)] (see above)
23rd Jan '14 8:23:52 PM nombretomado
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** "We can throw shrimp on the barby, I can be [[SatelliteLoveInterest Ken]], she can be {{Barbie}}."

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** "We can throw shrimp on the barby, I can be [[SatelliteLoveInterest Ken]], she can be {{Barbie}}.{{Franchise/Barbie}}."
18th Nov '13 10:16:17 AM JIKTV
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The movie's theme is one of these for the original's Horrible Theme.
** There's also a SuspiciouslySimilarSong of Eye of the Tiger used for the 'setting up for the Mathtapalon' montage.



* StephenUlyssesPerhero: Gives Captain Hammer the name "Kenny Hammerstein", Billy the surname "[[IncrediblyLamePun Buddy]]", and Moist the name Wade, [[{{Fanon}} maybe]].

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* StephenUlyssesPerhero: StevenUlyssesPerhero: Gives Captain Hammer the name "Kenny Hammerstein", Billy the surname "[[IncrediblyLamePun "[[{Pun}} Buddy]]", and Moist the name Wade, [[{{Fanon}} maybe]].
8th Aug '13 5:50:44 AM DougSMachina
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{{Glee}} does [[DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog Dr. Horrible]]. More?

[[http://www.horribleturn.com Horrible Turn]] is a FanFilm, an amateur internet musical, based on Joss Whedon's pet project, DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog. It's a {{Prequel}} to the original events, taking place in TheNineties, when Billy Buddy and Kenny Hammerstein were in high school, and what events transpired to make them who they are today.

Notable is that while made by a group that had no professional experience in film, a good chunk of the actors are in musical theater, giving them a MASSIVE edge over the other Youtube sendups. Also of note is that in following in its big brother's footsteps, it has gained quite a bit of press around the internet for boosting [[WebOriginal fan productions]] into the limelight, and has been recognized by Joss himself as "itsy kitschy glitzy," which could very well be a compliment. Maybe.

to:

{{Glee}} ''{{Glee}}'' does [[DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog Dr. Horrible]]. More?

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''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog''.

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horribleturn.com Horrible Turn]] Turn]]'' is a FanFilm, an amateur internet musical, based on Joss Whedon's JossWhedon's pet project, DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog.''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog''. It's a {{Prequel}} to the original events, taking place in TheNineties, when Billy Buddy and Kenny Hammerstein were in high school, and what events transpired to make them who they are today.

Notable is that while made by a group that had no professional experience in film, a good chunk of the actors are in musical theater, giving them a MASSIVE massive edge over the other Youtube sendups. Also of note is that in following in its big brother's footsteps, it has gained quite a bit of press around the internet for boosting [[WebOriginal fan productions]] into the limelight, and has been recognized by Joss himself as "itsy kitschy glitzy," which could very well be a compliment. Maybe.
14th May '13 1:01:49 AM snowyalice
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** YMMV if your used to Australian accents.
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