History TearJerker / DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog

1st Jul '16 9:02:30 PM Comiccow6
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** Just before Billy starts singing, you can hear reporters ask why he killed Penny. Ouch...

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** Just before Billy starts singing, you can hear reporters ask [[spoiler: why he killed Penny.Penny]]. Ouch...
1st Jul '16 9:01:53 PM Comiccow6
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** Just before Billy starts singing, you can hear reporters ask why he killed Penny. Ouch...
2nd Jun '16 11:30:24 AM AdelePotter
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* "Caring Hands" is only thirty seconds long, but it still manages to tug at the heartstrings, and is a perfect EstablishingCharacterMoment for Penny. She stands on a street corner, trying to get people to sign her petition so she can open a homeless shelter, and absolutely ''no one'' pays any attention to her, let alone stops to sign their name. She doesn't let it get her done, but it does prove how the people in [[CrapsackWorld this universe]] don't care about the real, genuinely good and honest people like Penny.

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* "Caring Hands" is only thirty seconds long, but it still manages to tug at the heartstrings, and is a perfect EstablishingCharacterMoment for Penny. She stands on a street corner, trying to get people to sign her petition so she can open a homeless shelter, and absolutely ''no one'' pays any attention to her, let alone stops to sign their name. She doesn't let it get her done, down, but it does prove how the people in [[CrapsackWorld this universe]] don't care about the real, genuinely good and honest people like Penny.



''...How 'bout you?''\\

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''...How 'bout you?''\\you?''
2nd Jun '16 11:28:58 AM AdelePotter
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* "Caring Hands" is only thirty seconds long, but it still manages to tug at the heartstrings, and is a perfect EstablishingCharacterMoment for Penny. She stands on a street corner, trying to get people to sign her petition so she can open a homeless shelter, and absolutely ''no one'' pays any attention to her, let alone stops to sign their name. She doesn't let it get her done, but it does prove how the people in [[CrapsackWorld this universe]] don't care about the real, genuinely good and honest people like Penny.
-->''Would you lend a caring hand to shelter those who need it?''\\
''Only have to sign your name. Don't even have to read it...''\\
''Would you help?''\\
''Nope?''\\
''...How 'bout you?''\\
5th Jul '15 2:26:55 PM JuanGP
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** That part was actually him spelling the word "Burn", or as he sings it, "BURRN!", so it was mostly made for comedic effect, but I agree with everything. Also, there's Billy's look while he watches Penny and Cpt. Hammer through that shelter's window during ''My Eyes'', and those lyrics quoted below...
5th Jul '15 2:16:30 PM JuanGP
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** That part was actually him spelling the word "Burn", or as he sings it, "BURRN!", so it was mostly made for comedic effect, but I agree with everything. Also, there's Billy's look while he watches Penny and Cpt. Hammer through that shelter's window during ''My Eyes'', and those lyrics quoted below...
16th Dec '14 4:22:36 PM RBluefish
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* [[spoiler: Penny's death]]. Even though we all knew it was coming, because as we all know, [[TradeSnark Joss Whedon Hates Happiness]], that doesn't make it any less awful.
** [[TragicTheDragon I]] found it all the worse because she did '''not''' see it coming. Maybe Joss Whedon's name in the credits was a bit of a hint but, honestly, you don't expect something with a title like that and a screamingly funny first and second act to have such a collosal DownerEnding.
** To add to this, [[spoiler: Penny's final words "Captain Hammer will save us" and just the look on Dr Horrible's face]] makes this troper well up every time.

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* [[spoiler: Penny's death]]. Even though we all knew it was coming, because as we all know, [[TradeSnark Joss Whedon Hates Happiness]], that doesn't make it any less awful.
** [[TragicTheDragon I]] found
awful. To make it all the worse because worse, she did '''not''' see it coming. Maybe Joss Whedon's name in the credits was a bit of a hint but, honestly, you don't expect something with a title like that and a screamingly funny first and second act to have such a collosal DownerEnding.
** To add to this,
DownerEnding. Even more, [[spoiler: Penny's final words "Captain Hammer will save us" and just the look on Dr Dr. Horrible's face]] makes this troper well up every time.face]].



** What make that last moment a true Tearjerker is Creator/NeilPatrickHarris' acting. [[spoiler: In that one moment, he moves from singing triumphantly, to a dull near-muttering of the final two words, alone. In his lab, no costume, no act, simply staring at the camera. It really shows that despite his '[[PyrrhicVictory victory]]', he truly feels that he's lost everything. Just... wow.]]
** And a bit before that, during his triumphant "evil" last stanza, you can hear the soft ''"everything you ever"'' still making its way through...
* The credits. No, really. About 5-10 seconds of ''dead silence'' during which to process that heart-wrencher ending, followed by a hauntingly gorgeous rendition of the theme music on violin. If you can watch all the way through to the Mutant Enemy logo and remain dry eyed, you're made of harder stuff than I.
** Even worse, it begins with Penny's theme and is then ''drowned out'' by Dr. Horrible's.
* How about that newspaper headline: [[spoiler: "Community mourns what's-her-name." The only reason anyone notices Penny's death is because she was Captain Hammer's girlfriend.]] Nobody cares about her work for the homeless, or her sweet personality - maybe nobody even knows what she does. The only one who knows is Billy/Dr. Horrible, and...and...gimme that tissue.
** OH GOD! I'LL NEVER STOP CRYING!
* When it ended, I literally just sat in my chair and stared blankly at the screen. Then I desperately tried to look for another scene, because clearly, nothing that funny and lighthearted would end on such a depressing note. There was no other scene.

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** What make that last moment a true Tearjerker is Creator/NeilPatrickHarris' acting. [[spoiler: In that one moment, he moves from singing triumphantly, to a dull near-muttering of the final two words, alone. In his lab, no costume, no act, simply staring at the camera. It really shows that despite his '[[PyrrhicVictory victory]]', he truly feels that he's lost everything. Just... wow.]]
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]] And a bit before that, during his triumphant "evil" last stanza, you can hear the soft ''"everything you ever"'' still making its way through...
* The credits. No, really. About 5-10 seconds of ''dead silence'' during which to process that heart-wrencher ending, followed by a hauntingly gorgeous rendition of the theme music on violin. If you can watch all the way through to the Mutant Enemy logo and remain dry eyed, you're made of harder stuff than I.
**
Even worse, it begins with Penny's theme and is then ''drowned out'' by Dr. Horrible's.
* How about that newspaper headline: [[spoiler: "Community mourns what's-her-name." The only reason anyone notices Penny's death is because she was Captain Hammer's girlfriend.]] Nobody cares about her work for the homeless, or her sweet personality - maybe nobody even knows what she does. The only one who knows is Billy/Dr. Horrible, and...and...gimme that tissue.
** OH GOD! I'LL NEVER STOP CRYING!
* When it ended, I literally just sat in my chair and stared blankly at the screen. Then I desperately tried to look for another scene, because clearly, nothing that funny and lighthearted would end on such a depressing note. There was no other scene.



* I didn't realize until a friend told me to pay more attention to Penny during the end of ''Slipping'', after Dr Horrible sings "head up Billy buddy," and Penny stands up ''she murmurs the words "Billy buddy".'' Her expression of disbelief while she said it, combined with the fact I already [[RewatchBonus knew where this was going]] made me choke up.
** Other troper here lipread that as "Billy? Oh, no..." Either way, however, the effect is the same.

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* I didn't realize until a friend told me to pay more Pay attention to Penny during the end of ''Slipping'', after Dr Horrible sings "head up Billy buddy," and Penny stands up ''she murmurs the words "Billy buddy".'' Her expression of disbelief while she said it, combined with the fact I already [[RewatchBonus knew where this was going]] made me choke up.
** Other troper here lipread that as
it is ''heartbreaking.'' (She might also be saying "Billy? Oh, no..." Either way, however, the effect is the same.same).



** You are Satan.
19th Feb '14 7:53:31 PM AdelePotter
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* This part of "So They Say:"
-->'''Dr. Horrible and Penny:''' There's no happy ending, so they say.
-->'''Dr. Horrible:''' Not for me, anyway...
28th Jan '14 8:18:55 AM AdelePotter
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* Penny's Song. "Here's the story of a girl, who grew up lost and lonely..."
28th Jan '14 8:18:55 AM AdelePotter
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