Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

Season 1 Episode 2

Act II

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Episode Summary

Act II
After accidentally introducing Penny and Captain Hammer in the first place, Dr. Horrible is devastated that they seem pretty close. He concentrates on his freeze ray heist but after another setback, Bad Horse insists on a special demonstration of evil.
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  • Dr. Horrible gets jelous of Captain Hammer going out with Penny. Dr. Horrible has to kill someone in order to join the Evil League of Evil. Penny is able to get the buildings for her homeless shelter.moreless

    This is a review for Act 2 of Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog. Act 2 is brlliant. Captain Hammer is dating Penny now. Capatain Hammer is so sweet to get the mayour to say they can get those buildings for homeless shelter for Penny. My favourite line of his is "the hammer is my penis Dr. Horrible is so funny in this Act. His jelous of Captain Hammer because Captain Hammer is dating Penny. Dr. Horrible also has to kill someone to get into the Evil League of Evil. It's so sweet of him to get yogurt for Penny at the laundry mat. I loved "My Eyes" it's probably my 2nd favourite song in the Act with "Brand New Day" being my favourite in Act II. Bad Horse Chorus was again cheesy. I love "Penny's song" and I think it might be my favourite that she sings. "So They Say" was funny and the people obessing over Captain Hammer are hilarious. I give this Act a 10/10.moreless
  • Oh no he dih'nt.

    This episode establishes the divergent worldviews of Penny and Dr. Horrible in the opening song -- a world seen through a prism of hope versus one experienced as broken and value-challenged. One where all the wrong people are in charge and celebrated, versus one where things are bad but in which, if everyone helps out, it can all get better. Idealism vs. realism.

    In the center of that, Capt. Hammer's smirking self-involved superhero Saves the Day, securing the building for Penny, getting the girl Dr. Horrible loves and throwing a car at Dr. Horrible's head (I bet the owner of that car was none too pleased with Hammer's "heroics").

    Dr. Horrible's botched showdown at the dedication of the Superhero Memorial Bridge is witnessed by Bad Horse and his application to join the Evil League of Evil is in jeopardy. He must assassinate someone or become a target himself. Dr. H, somehow, can't think who, until Capt. Hammer brags about his plans for Penny, and that he's going to shag her rotten just because Dr. Horrible wants her, muWHAhahahahahaha!


    The stage is set for the climactic showdown between Dr. Horrible and Capt. Hammer.moreless
Lance Lanfear

Lance Lanfear

Hawaiian Shirt Guy

Guest Star

Simon Helberg

Simon Helberg


Recurring Role

Jed Whedon

Jed Whedon

Bad Horse Chorus #2

Recurring Role

Nick Towne

Nick Towne

Bad Horse Chorus #1

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Camouflage: In this installment, Dr. Horrible is revealed to be a master of disguise, appearing both as an ambulatory bush and a mustachioed soup kitchen attendant to sneak up on his nemesis, Captain Hammer.

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Dr. Horrible: Killing is not elegant or creative. It's not my style.
      Moist: You've got more than enough evil hours to get in to the Henchman's Union.
      Dr. Horrible: Pfft. I'm not a henchman. I'm Dr. Horrible.

    • Moist: Kill someone?
      Dr. Horrible: Would you do it? To get into the Evil League of Evil?
      Moist: Look at me, man! I'm moist! At my most bad ass I make people feel like they want to take a shower. I'm not E.L.E. material.

    • Dr. Horrible: (singing) All the times that you beat me unconscious, I'll forgive. All the crimes incomplete, listen, honestly, I'll live. Mr. Cool, Mr. Right, Mr. Know-It-All is through. Now the future's so bright and I owe it all to you, who showed me the light.

    • Bad Horse Chorus: (singing) He saw the operation, you tried to pull today. But your humiliation means he still votes neigh. And now assassination is just the only way. There will be blood, it might be yours, so go kill someone. Signed: Bad Horse.

    • Dr. Horrible: (singing) And Penny will see the evil me. Not a joke, not a dork, not a failure. And she may cry but her tears will dry when I hand her the keys to a shiny new Australia.

    • Dr. Horrible: I'm not gonna kill a little kid.
      Moist: Smother an old lady?
      Dr. Horrible: Do I even know you?

    • Captain Hammer: Oh, sure was nice to meet you... Doctor. You got a little crush don't you, Doc? Well that's gonna make this hard to hear. See, later I'm gonna take little Penny back to my place. Show her the Command Center, the Hammercycle, maybe even the Hamjet. You think she likes me now? I'm gonna give Penny the night of her life. Just because you want her. And I get what you want. See, Penny's giving it up. She's giving it up hard 'cause she's with Captain Hammer. And these... (holds up his fists) are not the hammer.
      (He walks away and comes back a couple of seconds later.) The hammer is my penis.

    • Captain Hammer: Apparently the only signature he needed was my fist. But with a pen in it. That I was signing with.

    • Dr. Horrible: So, as of tonight I am in the Evil League of Evil. If all goes according to plan; which it will because I hold a Ph.D. in horribleness. See you at the aftermath. Peace! But not... literally.
      (The video blog is disconnected and a new entry begins.)
      Dr. Horrible: Harrumph, daahh. (voice breaking) Freeze ray needs work. I also need to be a little bit more careful about what I say on this blog. Apparently the LAPD and Captain Hammer are among our viewers.

    • Dr. Horrible: I just, you know, really think I'm qualified for this, this job, and I just can't get my foot in the door.
      Penny: I'm sure you will.
      Dr. Horrible: I want to do great things, you know? I want to be an achiever. Like Bad Horse.
      Penny: The Thoroughbred of Sin?
      Dr. Horrible: I meant Gandhi.

    • Dr. Horrible: This, my friends, is my freeze ray which, with the addition of the wonderflonium I obtained, at my famously successful heist last week... I say successful in that I achieved my objective. It was less successful in that I inadvertently introduced my arch-nemesis to the girl of my dreams, and now he's taking her out on dates, and they're probably going to French kiss or something.

    • Penny: He's a really good looking guy and I thought he was kinda cheesy at first.
      Dr. Horrible: Trust your instincts.
      Penny: But, he turned out to be totally sweet. Sometimes people are layered like that. There's something totally different underneath than what's on the surface.
      Dr. Horrible: And sometimes there's a third, even deeper level and that one is the same as the top surface one.
      Penny: Huh?
      Dr. Horrible: Like with pie.

    • Dr. Horrible: I'm Doctor Horrible! I've got a Ph.D. in horribleness.
      Moist: Is that the new catchphrase?

    • Penny: Um, Billy, this is Captain Hammer.
      Captain Hammer: Oh, Billy! The laundry buddy.
      Dr. Horrible: We're meeting now for the first time.
      Captain Hammer: You look horribly familiar.
      Dr. Horrible: Just one of those faces I guess.
      Captain Hammer: Have I seen you at the gym?
      Dr. Horrible: At the gym...
      Captain Hammer: (doubtful) I don't go to the gym, I'm just naturally like this.

    • Dr. Horrible: Hey, this is weird. I ordered one frozen yogurt and they gave me two. You don't happen to like frozen yogurt, do you?
      Penny: I love it.
      Dr. Horrible: You're kidding. What a crazy random happenstance.

  • NOTES (1)

    • All the frozen yogurt being consumed throughout the act appears to be from "Berri Good", an eatery in Los Angeles. In the commentary, however, Felicia Day mentioned that it wasn't yogurt at all but a dessert from a burger chain.


    • Godzilla's attack
      In the last couple of seconds, a larger than life Dr. Horrible stumbles trough a street with a line of skyscrapers and other high buildings running across each side. The earth is trembling at his steps and he crushes Captain Hammer with his foot. The whole set-up is a reference to Godzilla and its attack on the city of Tokyo or Manhattan, in the motion pictures of 1954 (Gojira) and 1998 (Godzilla), respectively.

    • Snow White
      Throughout the final scene of the act, Penny is dressed similar to Snow White, although Felicia Day disagrees with that in the commentary of the DVD. The original outfit can be seen in Disney's 1937 movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.