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April 25 2008

Neil Patrick Harris talks Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. And now we find how he came to star in Joss' internet musical.

Okay, when eventually How I Met Your Mother ends, Neil is SO casted as Charlie on Dollhouse. Or possibly Tango.
Just so long as he's not "Beta." I don't think that will happen, though, since from what I've seen so far about the Dollhouse characters, the abuse of the standard phonetic radio alphabet and other lingo that could easily be looked up will not occur again. Sorry, I watched a chunk of season 4 BtVS last week.
Hmph. He's obviously going to be Oscar. Maybe Oscar India cuz it sounds so cool when you run it together. I get the feeling he had had more than one cup of homemade coffee...
And now we find how he came to star in Joss' internet musical.

Ah, through the magic of the telephone!

Also, I will be his butler. I'm not old or English but I would wait on him hand and foot. If he would sing for me. That's all I'd ask for, NPH singing to me.
I'd like to see him posting here as he has this amazing enthusiasm about him . He's certainly on my "top 10 celebs that Simon would like to see posting at Whedonesque" list.
And now, Simon, you're just asking for us to wonder what the other 9 are. Please spill.
Nah I'll save that for a rainy day. Right now all I'm wondering is when Dr Horrible will go online. Please tell me that I'm not the only person checking YouTube and the official site every few hours to see if a trailer is there.
It'll be a little while longer, I suspect, as the people doing post production on it also all work on TV and movies. And it's currently bonkers in LA due to the messed up TV season and the rush to get anything ready for air.
Please tell me that I'm not the only person checking YouTube and the official site every few hours to see if a trailer is there.

No, no, course not ... everyone back away, sloowwwllyyy.

"Mike Romeo" would work for both a doll and a hard-boiled detective.
One of the nice things about the Internet is how quickly you can get stuff out there. So I'm hoping it won't be long either.

Still, I hope it goes up in good quality. It'd be a shame to see it go at youtube-quality.

Does anyone have idea what the business model is for this? Is it going online for free, with donations -- a Radiohead-like thing, "pay what you want". Or is it going to be something we have to buy, or what?
NPH is so special to my heart! Everytime I read an interview with him or something it just makes me smile for hours.

I want Dr Horrible N O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O W!

I think its past my bed time
dude. could that interview have been awesomerer? no.

NPH is grade AAA.
Besides all the other things to love about him, he's an Alton Brown fan! The Alton Brown love in my family is almost as great as the Whedon love!
He is a funny one.

the only person checking YouTube and the official site every few hours to see if a trailer is there

I rely on you for that, Simon. I just check whedonesque every few hours. Or so.
Neil Patrick Harris is just legen- wait for it - dary. Being in a Joss Whedon production is totally going in my block.
For those interested in more NPH, he was on NPR's humorous news quiz, "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me" a few weeks ago, as the "Not My Job" celebrity contestant.

I didn't post it because he didn't mention Dr. Horrible, but it's a fun listen. He talks about how he ended up playing himself in "Harold and Kumar..."
Thanks for that link, barboo. Very funny. (I thought "witchhunty" was rather Jossian myself.) Loved the last prank.
Please tell me that I'm not the only person checking YouTube and the official site every few hours to see if a trailer is there.

I was checking daily for awhile. I am about 5 days clean of my "must check for Dr. Horrible is it up yet" habit.

I missed that "Wait, wait" episode, barboo! Thanks for pointing that out.
MattK: "Does anyone have idea what the business model is for this? Is it going online for free, with donations -- a Radiohead-like thing, "pay what you want". Or is it going to be something we have to buy, or what?"

I'm pretty sure Joss said it would go online for free viewing. I'd find the quote if I wasn't madly late for work, and if my name were "QuoterGal."

Ah, crap, it is.

Well, trust me on this this once. It was in one of the recent links about "monetizing." Whatever ultimately happens with the "Dr. Horrible" productions, they would initially be online for free - like "The Guild."
I love "Wait, Wait..." It's the high point of Saturday afternoons for me. Or would be if they hadn't moved it to 11:00 a.m. anyway.

All us "Wait, Wait..." fans should email and suggest they get Joss to do "Not My Job". That might even top the "Animal Planet" veterinarian with a phobia to spiders, which was laugh 'til you cry funny.
Ok, I listened, and it was fun. I believe that is the first time I have heard reference made to body glitter on that show.

I sort of vaguely surmise this might be more up Jane Espenson's alley.
legen- wait for it - dary

Must we do this in every single NPH-related thread? It can't possibly still be seen as original or clever.
Must we do this in every single NPH-related thread?


Yes. Like cute lil kittens, it's something I will never tire of. Besides it's fun.
Like cute lil kittens, it's something I will never tire of.

I love cute lil kittens. Probably couldn't eat a whole one though.
It could be worse. People could be splitting it between multiple posts for maximum lulz.
Saje, surely you could eat an entire cute lil kitten? I mean, if it was a cute mammoth sized kitten, I could see the problem. But really, you should have more confidence in yourself. Just say, YES I CAN... eat that kitten.
The size is manageable, it's the resulting furballs I have problems with.

People could be splitting it between multiple posts for maximum lulz.

I may start a "Suit Up !" faction Sunfire. I reckon given about 14 centuries I could probably have people killing each other over it.
Personally, I can never eat just one.

!Kittens! It's what's for dinner!
Mmmmm, crunchy goodness.
Okay, that picture is just too damn cute.

And, strangely, I do feel like gobbling them up.
You could shave them before you eat them. I think Kitten Kabobs sound delicious! Oh! And what about Kitty Jerky? But instead of using the muscles for the jerky, just chew on their tails!

And with the fur... coin purses!
Now that is officer thinking korkster ;).
Awww. So adorable. And a little frightening. Those bad boys could wreak serious havoc on one's nostrils.

I don't know if I could eat kittens, having just recently read that All Kittens Have Asperger's. It's the kind of cute book that only education majors buy. I didn't...it was a friend's! Really!

Someone should manufacture Kitten Bites, much like the Shark Bites fruit snacks of yore. Now that's some good licensing.
BoB, weren't those Shark Bites gummies? If so, you could get different shapess for the Kitten Bites, like cats (of course), yarn, hair balls, claws, tails, etc...

We already know that kittens have a good monetary value. Especially the Siamese. :)

How did we get to Kittens again?
Personally, Neil Patrick Harris makes me think immediately about kittens.
Wouldn't it be awesome if our supervillan had a little kitten? But that kitten HAS to have some evil-aspiring name, like "The Devourer", "Evitten" (mixture of evil and kitten), or "Kitten Disaster".

Yeah! The Adventures of Dr. Horrible & Kitten Disaster!

:)
Eating kittens. You people are disgusting!!! What's wrong with guinea pigs? Guinea pigs are toasty and roasty. Not a lot meat on their little bones but otherwise yummy.

I may start a "Suit Up !" faction Sunfire. I reckon given about 14 centuries I could probably have people killing each other over it.

14 centuries? Sheesh, Saje you're off your game today. I wouldn't expect it to take more than 20 years - 30 tops if you're not trying hard.
The sequel could be Whiskers of Fury!

NPH does inspire one to think about kittens; I think it's his bone structure. Perhaps because he's spry like a cat. Mmmm. *shakes head roughly*
Yes, Shark Bites were gummies (my family called them fruit snacks. Then again, we call all soft drinks "coke" regardless of label.)

Another good evil kitten name? "Siamevil", or "The Persian Punisher". Nathan's kitten could be named the "Calico Crusader."

Oh dear God. Back to homework.
Those are awesome names! "Siamevil" rings a true tune to me. :)
Perhaps we could get back to talking about Joss' project.
You're right, Simon. Back to Dr. Horrible Sing-Along-Blong (with a cameo of Siamevil)! Have there been any postings of previews yet?
The only thing I've found is that if you do "select all" at www.drhorrible.com you get a better view of Neil's face.
Hey, how about that! You really do get a better view. I think I should go home now. We've obviously been waiting for quite some time for more info on Joss' projects, but we're bone dry today.
Aye let's see this is April. So the calm before the storm. Enjoy the peace while it lasts. Front page is going to get pretty crowded soon enough.
When did the news of Dollhouse burst on the scene and blow our wee brains? (My brain is wee, anyway.) Ditto Dr. Horrible? The unexpected explosion of Whedon creativity this year has just been pure joy, hasn't it? Every day I struggle between not knowing to be more excited about Horrible or the Dolls. It'll be great when we know when to expect them. Obsessive countdowning is always fun.

Speaking of fun, NPH sounds like a great guy. He loves Joss's work, he's enthusiastic, he's clever (I, too, heard him on NPR's Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me the other weekend.) He comes off as a funny, snarky guy but not of the offputtingly I'm-so-much-better-than-you variety of snarky. I can't wait to hear and see him belt those "catchy" tunes out. I want a Dr. Horrible soundtrack! I want the sheet music! Yes! (And I still want a collected tunes of Lorne CD to come out, which I have long thought should be called "Songs for the Love, Lorne." I don't remember anymore if I made that up. Probably not.)

One more thing: I love Nathan Fillion as much as the next person - maybe more - but I can't help rooting for poor Dr. Horrible to stop being beaten up by our Nathan. At least I think I'm rooting for Dr. H. We shall see.

Anyone think that Dr. Horrible will also be downloadable via iTunes or some other service?
Aye let's see this is April. So the calm before the storm.

Scott Allie alluded to something on the final page of the next issue of Buffy, too. Knowing Buffy, I would not be surprised if we saw something like a smaller round of the fan reaction to Issue 12 in May.
As far as Dr. Horrible, for right now I'm envisioning a Frankenfurter-esque type. I just don't know why; NPH doesn't strike me in any way as the transvestite type. Mayhaps it's because of the name; it could be because I just recently discovered that ASH was Frankenfurter on stage. God, I would have killed to see that. Or at least have sold a kidney to buy the tix.

Wait, if April is the calm before the storm, what's with that "April showers bring May flowers" adage? Unless we consider Joss some sort of pilgrim in the world of entirely new, awesome entertainment.
And he love Alton Brown. That makes my heart happy.
Me too, Harmalicious... I've always thought that Alton Brown was a great mix of Julia Child's cooking talents, MacGyver's ingenuity, and Joss Whedon's wit! The ultimate cook for geeks!
I would just like to point out, since NPH said he was "literally dying" to work with Joss, that by casting him in Dr. Horrible, Joss not only got himself a great actor, he also saved a life! WTG!
Is it just me, or did anyone else think that article was written by a 10 year old?

Why? Because of the complete lack of info on Dr Horrible!
Plus the overuse of exclamation marks!!
Yes, like this!!!!

Sheesh, already.

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