An aspiring supervillain must balance his career and his pursuit of a beautiful do-gooder.
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Top Rated TV #147 | Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »


Series cast summary:
 Billy (Dr. Horrible) (3 episodes, 2008)
 Captain Hammer (3 episodes, 2008)
 Penny (3 episodes, 2008)
 Moist (3 episodes, 2008)
Nick Towne ...
 Bad Horse Chorus #1 (3 episodes, 2008)
 Bad Horse Chorus #2 / ... (3 episodes, 2008)
 Bad Horse Chorus #3 / ... (3 episodes, 2008)
 Driver / ... (2 episodes, 2008)


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 »


Comedy | Musical | Sci-Fi



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Release Date:

15 July 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Музыкальный блог Доктора Ужасного  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dr. Horrible's lab coat is the same coat that Simon Tam uses to disguise himself as a doctor in Firefly: Ariel (2002). Neil Patrick Harris unsuccessfully auditioned for the role of Simon Tam. See more »


Penny: You're not really interested in the homeless, are you?
Dr. Horrible: No, I am, but... it's a symptom. You're treating a symptom while the disease rages on, consumes the human race. The fish rots from the head, so they say. So I'm thinking, why not cut off the head?
Penny: [pause] Of the human race?
Dr. Horrible: It's not a... perfect metaphor.
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Featured in The Making of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008) See more »


Bad Horse Chorus (Reprise)
Performed by Jed Whedon, Joss Whedon & Zack Whedon
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More musical 'fun with a message' from Joss Whedon
20 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

For 'Buffy' fans, "Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" is similar to the famous 'Once More With Feeling' musical episode, exploring familiar Whedon territory with some favourite Whedon stars: Nathon Fillion from 'Firefly', Felicia Day also from the last series of 'Buffy', plus Neil Patrick Harris and cameos galore: is the good guy good, is the hero the heroine with a day-job, and does the bad guy *want* to be horrible? Lots of fun, with some good music and clever, thoughtful lyrics and some surprising performances; you start believing! I lol'd at the groupies and the baddies, and stay around for the credits.

Available on I-tunes for purchase.

And yes, I know what a hammer is.

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