History WebVideo / DoctorHorriblesSingalongBlog

30th Aug '17 10:56:35 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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There is also an [[http://doctorhorrible.net/ official fansite]]. And a [[http://www.horribleturn.com fanmade prequel]], ''WebVideo/HorribleTurn'', that has been recognised by Joss as "[[PerfectlyCromulentWord itsy kitschy glitzy]]." Whether that is to be taken as a compliment remains to be seen. Also on the fan front is Doctor Octoroc's [[http://www.doctoroctoroc.com/8-bit-dr-horrible.php 8 bit version of the musical.]]

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There is also an [[http://doctorhorrible.net/ official fansite]]. And a [[http://www.horribleturn.com fanmade prequel]], ''WebVideo/HorribleTurn'', that has been recognised by Joss as "[[PerfectlyCromulentWord itsy kitschy glitzy]]." Whether that is to be taken as a compliment remains to be seen. Also on the fan front is are the very well-received fanmade sequel ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydRjucxW9pQ Dr. Horrible's Unofficial Sing-Along Sequel]]'' and Doctor Octoroc's [[http://www.doctoroctoroc.com/8-bit-dr-horrible.php 8 bit version of the musical.]]
28th Apr '17 1:46:49 PM ErikModi
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-->'''Dr. Horrible''': Also, I need to be a bit more careful about what I say on this blog. Apparently, Captain Hammer and the LAPD are among our viewers.
28th Apr '17 1:42:41 PM ErikModi
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* PatterSong: "Brand New Day" starts this way, and is a bit of a tongue twister. Neil Patrick Harris admits in the commentary it was incredibly difficult, and the crew admit they wrote it for him that way because he was the ''only'' person who could properly sing it.
28th Apr '17 6:39:14 AM ErikModi
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* AmusingInjuries: Well, Captain Hammer considers them amusing while he inflicts them on a helpless Dr. Horrible. Also, Captain Hammer's injuries from the exploding Death Ray, and by his reaction to them - "I think this is what pain feels like!"

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* AmusingInjuries: Well, Captain Hammer considers them amusing while he inflicts them on a helpless Dr. Horrible. Also, Captain Hammer's injuries from the exploding Death Ray, and by his reaction to them - "I think this is what pain feels like!"like!" Not amusing for him, [[AssholeVictim but very amusing for us.]]
26th Apr '17 3:39:22 PM MasamiPhoenix
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** Similarly, "Everything You Ever" starts with the lines "Here lies everything / The world I wanted at my feet." while Penny is literally lying at his feet.
26th Apr '17 3:15:24 PM MasamiPhoenix
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* RedOniBlueOni: The most prominent color in the auditorium is red for the beginning of Act III, as Captain Hammer makes his speech and sings "Everyone's a Hero." When Dr. Horrible reveals himself and his Freeze Ray, the lighting changes and the room appears blue, then goes back to normal when the Freeze Ray runs out of power.
18th Mar '17 11:52:51 AM nombretomado
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* DreamTeam: Written, directed, and produced by Creator/JossWhedon, with acting by FeliciaDay, NathanFillion, and Creator/NeilPatrickHarris.

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* DreamTeam: Written, directed, and produced by Creator/JossWhedon, with acting by FeliciaDay, NathanFillion, Creator/FeliciaDay, Creator/NathanFillion, and Creator/NeilPatrickHarris.



** That could also be interpreted as a ShoutOut to ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', another show written/conceived by Joss Whedon (in which NathanFillion, who plays Captain Hammer, is the captain of a spaceship).

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** That could also be interpreted as a ShoutOut to ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', another show written/conceived by Joss Whedon (in which NathanFillion, Creator/NathanFillion, who plays Captain Hammer, is the captain of a spaceship).



* ProductPlacement: Dr. Horrible uses a remote program on his iPhone for nefarious purposes. Guess who's sponsoring the episode downloads. It was actually NathanFillion's personal iPhone, so this is more a coincidence than anything else.

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* ProductPlacement: Dr. Horrible uses a remote program on his iPhone for nefarious purposes. Guess who's sponsoring the episode downloads. It was actually NathanFillion's Creator/NathanFillion's personal iPhone, so this is more a coincidence than anything else.



* ShoutOut / MythologyGag: Possibly. During their duet, Penny asks Captain Hammer (played by NathanFillion) what exactly he's supposed to be [[Series/{{Firefly}} the captain of]].

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* ShoutOut / MythologyGag: Possibly. During their duet, Penny asks Captain Hammer (played by NathanFillion) Creator/NathanFillion) what exactly he's supposed to be [[Series/{{Firefly}} the captain of]].
27th Feb '17 7:47:21 PM rodneyAnonymous
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!!From this point forward there are unmarked spoilers. Read ''after'' seeing the 'sodes. The trope references won't make much sense until you do, anyway.

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!!From this point forward there are unmarked spoilers. Read ''after'' seeing the 'sodes. The trope references won't make much sense until you do, anyway.
'sodes.
27th Feb '17 1:47:28 PM Fighteer
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* VillainLoveSong: "My Freeze Ray"
* VillainProtagonist
* VillainSong: It's called ''Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog'', he sings the best songs, especially "My Freeze Ray", "Brand New Day", and "Slipping", which is this trope played straight to the moustache-twirling hilt.
** Captain Hammer hijacks "A Man's Gotta Do What A Man's Gotta Do", and then sings "Everyone's A Hero". They are both grade A Villain Songs.
* VillainBallMagnet: This trope was originally inspired by Dr. Horrible.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Well, a villainous kind of hero; Captain Hammer is a colossal dick, but nobody apart from Dr. Horrible [[OnlySaneMan seems to pick up on it]].
** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Dr. Horrible in "Slipping" when he sings "the fee's too pricey/ for them to realize / your disguise is slipping." The implication is that everyone knows Captain Hammer is a jerk, but won't admit it because they don't want to lose their hero.
** Penny does, about halfway through in Act III. Although she showed signs of doubt in her relationship with Captain Hammer and in his personality as far back as Act II. If a woman describes the guy she dates with the words, "He's... nice." and "He's ok, I guess." she's trying very hard to persuade herself she's happy.
---> "And you believe there's good inside of everybody's heart / keep it safe and sound..."
---> "This is perfect for me...so they say. I guess it's pretty OK."
** Also subverted with Dr. Horrible, the actual villain. When his death ray accidentally kills Penny, he starts getting on the cover of newspapers as the most evil villain around - which is ''good'' for him, considering it cements his place as a high-ranking member in the Evil League of Evil and sends fear into the hearts of everyone who meets him, making him the perfect supervillain.
* VillainsOutShopping: Doctor Horrible's second scene takes place at a laundromat.

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* VillainLoveSong: "My Freeze Ray"
* VillainProtagonist
* VillainSong: It's called ''Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog'',
Ray" consists of Billy singing about how he sings would freeze time in order to have all the best songs, especially time in the world to tell Penny how much he loves her.
* VillainSong:
** Dr. Horrible:
"My Freeze Ray", "A Man's Gotta Do", "Brand New Day", and "Slipping", which is this trope played straight to "Slipping" are the moustache-twirling hilt.
classic set of IWantSong, IAmSong, IAmBecomingSong, and triumphant EvilGloating song.
** Captain Hammer hijacks "A Man's Gotta Do What A Man's Gotta Do", Do" to insert his signature boasting, and then sings "Everyone's A Hero". They are both grade A Villain Songs.
Hero" as a demotivator song disguised as an inspirational speech. Since he's the antagonist, they serve the role of villain song.
* VillainBallMagnet: This trope Dr. Horrible never wanted to be evil, but society (in the form of Captain Hammer) beat it into him that his intelligence was originally inspired by Dr. Horrible.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Well, a villainous kind
the stigma of hero; a MadScientist. Faced with no other choice, he adopted the role, and in doing so becomes truly evil.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity:
**
Captain Hammer is a colossal dick, but nobody apart from Dr. Horrible [[OnlySaneMan seems to pick up on it]].
** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Dr.
it]]. In "Slipping", Horrible in "Slipping" when he sings "the fee's too pricey/ for them to realize / your disguise is slipping." The implication is opines that everyone knows Captain Hammer is a jerk, but won't admit it it's because society desperately wants heroes and isn't able to accept it when they don't want live up to lose their hero.
** Penny does,
the starry-eyed ideal. Penny, for her part, isn't exactly charmed by Hammer's personality, but only really understands his true colors in "Everyone's a Hero", when he boasts crudely about halfway through in Act III. Although she showed signs of doubt in her relationship sleeping with Captain Hammer and in his personality as far back as Act II. If a woman describes the guy she dates with the words, "He's... nice." and "He's ok, I guess." she's trying very hard to persuade herself she's happy.
---> "And you believe there's good inside of everybody's heart / keep it safe and sound..."
---> "This is perfect for me...so they say. I guess it's pretty OK."
her.
** Also subverted Inverted with Dr. Horrible, the actual villain. When He can't earn respect from anyone despite his best efforts, but when his death ray accidentally kills Penny, he starts getting on the cover of newspapers as the most evil villain around - -- which is ''good'' for him, considering it cements his place as a high-ranking member in the Evil League of Evil and sends fear into the hearts of everyone who meets him, making him him.
* VillainsOutShopping:
** In between evil schemes, Billy's got to do his laundry. And at
the perfect supervillain.
* VillainsOutShopping: Doctor
laundromat is his crush, Penny.
** Moist is introduced performing the mundane task of retrieving Dr.
Horrible's second scene takes place at a laundromat.mail.
27th Feb '17 1:27:41 PM Fighteer
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* BondVillainStupidity: Dr. Horrible, as a TechnicalPacifist, keeps trying to take out Captain Hammer using nonlethal methods, all of which fail spectacularly until Act III. There, he finally gains the upper hand, but can't bring himself to go through with the killing.
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