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September 21 2009

Dr. Horrible attacks the Emmys. What happens when Doctor Horrible finds out about the Emmys? Well, watch this and find out! Alternate link with the intro and outro bits in HD here.

THAT WAS INCREDIBLE!
I was a smidgen surprised they didn't get to cross-promote for their other shows. that CSI Miami gag easily could have been an excuse for Nathan to try to ensure his show goes on for awhile. (...Unless he wants to be free for a Dr Horrible continuation...)

I didn't get the chance to watch this in context though, was this actually dropped in the middle of a different sequence?
It interrupted the alleged accountants coming out to explain how Emmy votes were safeguarded, etc.
Yea. They brought out the people from Ernst and Young, but since no one wants to hear from a professional services firm...
Pure Luck that I caught this at the EXACT moment that it broadcast!!! I didn't even know the Emmies were on(and I wouldn't have watched them if i had) Lucky me my roommate was watching it right when I got home from work! SQUEE!

Is there gonna be more?
Shame they spelled Neil Neal in the description.
and how about Stephen Moyer and David Boreanaz presenting together?
That little clip was very fun. Glad they pulled it together. And congrats to all that were involved.
This was really fun.
I enjoyed watching with you guys, it definitely adds to the fun.
You can watch "Put down the Remote" here:

http://www.emmys.com/articles/put-down-remote

Found that when I was searching for Emmy winners that didn't get aired.
Any bets as to when that was filmed? The hair is a little different, and the green screen is a bit obvious, so they didn't displace that guy in his home again.
Two weeks ago. A set of tweets from various people at the time made it obvious.

[ edited by The One True b!X on 2009-09-21 04:51 ]
Loved it. Thanks Zack and NPH and Nate and.. well everyone, including Whedonesque for sharing it.

Day: Made.
Loved him mentioning Christina Hendricks!
Day: Made indeed, Nightshot.

EPIC. I saw pretty much everyone I wanted to win lose, with the exception of the Daily Show and Kristen Chenowith. Seriously, Dexter needs to be winning some awards. That shows too well written and acted to not be getting some awards. I'm sick of the Emmy's obsession with 30 Rock and Mad Men.

But NPH hosting, and especially the Dr. Horrible sequence; brilliant!
I agree CarpeNoctem, but that's true of most awards shows I watch.

And (as I said on Twitter) huge Emmy fail for not having Andy Hallett in the memorial.
I wish Lost & Battlestar could have gotten more recognition. Sigh.
Didn't have time to watch the show, but the clip is good fun. Captain Hammer, corporate tool, defends the TV industry!
That made my felicia day
The "best seat in the house" joke never worked for me, the Kanye West jokes got old the morning after the VMAs, and few of the shows I like won. But this was far and away the most entertaining Emmys I've seen in years and they brought it in only 3 minutes over. Nicely played, NPH. Nicely played.
We normally get the cool special episodes at Christmas. So... (checks calendar) Happy Autumn Equinox, everyone!
Poor Felicia got the CBS logo on her face.

Very awesome. That and Kristin Chenoweth are the highlights. Otherwise, same old same old.
Just adding my squee about the interruption! Thanks Dr. H folks for making my Sunday Night.
If anyone wants to see it with the E&Y bookends, I uploaded a copy I capped from my DVR in HD here.
How did they make it so Neil's goggles moved when he got punched by Nathan?
CarpeNoctem: As far as the Emmys' obsession with "Mad Men" and "30 Rock," I think "Mad Men" actually was the best show of last year, so I'm really glad about it. I mean, I like "Dexter" and all, but "Mad Men" was just devastating this year. And I like "30 Rock" better than just about any comedy show currently on (though I am more emotionally involved in "The Office").
Oh, and @Billybuddy 's tweets after it aired were pretty awesome too.
Chenoweth winning+DrHorrible interuption were the highlights for me.

Neil also did a really kickass job. :)
Thanks Zeit! I had seen it when it aired but loved being able to see it all again (and again and again!!).
(Also, not to nitpick, but re: the post title, it's "Emmys" not "Emmy's".)
Awesome does not cover the greatness of this non-transmatter event.
That was brilliant. I am still amazed that it got shown during the Emmys. Who would have it thought it?
That made my felicia day



That's amazing. I'm totally gonna start saying that now.
That was so funny. Well done Horrible crew :)
Wow, check out the third result on google for "the emmys" (with quotation marks). Hell, check out the fourth result without them. Nice!
Is this canon?














Joke!
Just made of so much win. XD I loved that. Hee.
That was great. And yes, it totaly made my Felicia Day to ;)
I was a little irritated that the skit took shots at internet broadcasting, since Dr. Horrible is one example of it being successful. (Although the shots at "buffering" and screen size were dated. Have any of them been to Hulu?)

Still, quite amusing.
If you have several dozen tabs open as...I might? Then yeah, you do see the buffering thingie pop up from time to time. And some people still claim to use 56k but I have my doubts.

In hindsight I'm starting to wonder if maybe they had the time to shoot more than one of these in the event they hadn't won. Even if people suspect the award was created for their sake in the first place.
It depends on your connection, I've been traveling and depending on wifi, and I've been dealing with 'buffering' a lot. But I don't think the success of 'Dr. Horrible' was lost on anyone in that room: complete creative freedom is rare on network television, but readily available online.
I went to sleep, and a Horrible skit was waiting for me when I woke up. Loved it!
And some people still claim to use 56k but I have my doubts.


I think the latest stat is 30% of the US still has dial up. Probably not even 56k, either.

I have 8mbit broadband, live in the UK, and the first time I watched Horrible (officially, via Hulu) it buffered constantly.
that CSI Miami gag easily could have been an excuse for Nathan to try to ensure his show goes on for awhile

Except that it was a joke about how brainless CSI and the spinoffs are. Wouldn't want to say that about Castle.

I enjoyed the Emmys this year. I was going to turn to Mad Men at 10, but instead stayed up to watch the second viewing.

Hey, darn you NPH for my lack of sleep!
That was absolutely fantastic. So great just seeing the characters again, but at the Emmys - amazing. When the next instalment of Dr Horrible comes to DVD, this needs to be an extra on the disc.
It was 2 minutes and 30 seconds of many layers we can spend a whole thread dissecting if we really want to.
Sidenote, wonder who were involved in the writing of this bit. Were all the 4 writers involved or just a handful of them? Did the Emmy writers get some say in it?
That was made of win. The mind still boggles that they actually got to do this on the Emmy show. Must've been Neil that pushed it through when in negotiations or some such.

Was also really impressed with the NPH 'put down the remote' opening, especially the part where he goes through all the network options in quick succession: yikes. He must've been practicing that for quite some time.

Anyway: these were some nice things to watch when on lunch break (while working at home) :). Here's hoping even more Dr. Horrible finds its way to us soon.
I was just watching NPH's stunning musical intro again and noticed that it starts, "Put down the remote, cause the song what I wrote...". Do you think using "what" rather than "that" is a nod to Morecambe and Wise's "the play what I wrote" catchphrase? Pretty great if it is. I wonder if NPH is a fan.

Jewel Staite: "Go Neil Patrick Harris go! So brilliant! Was that Jason Bateman doing the Dr Horrible bit w/you? ( @NathanFillion FINGER!!)"
Nathan Fillion: "Jewel, as soon as I think of something really clever, I'm so gonna let you have it! ...and Morena is prettier than you. (finger in mouth)."


Oh Twitter, how I love thee.
Woke up this morning and this was the 1st thing I saw, it was just brill!
I was a smidgen surprised they didn't get to cross-promote for their other shows. that CSI Miami gag easily could have been an excuse for Nathan to try to ensure his show goes on for awhile.


Probably wasn't done because Castle is on ABC. They can reference CBS shows with no problem (hence NPH plugging HIMYM at one point), but I imagine CBS would have frowned upon any promotion of another network's show.

NPH was fantastic last night, though...one of the bet Emmy ceremonies in a while.
Wow. Fail, Australian TV Networks, FAIL. Apparently, Network 10 are on the side of Captain Hammer. Dr Horrible's Interceptorizer takeover of the Emmy feed was cut out of the Australian broadcast. Boooooo!
Thank you so much to everyone who put it on YouTube so that we, the shiny country that would have been gifted to dear Penny once Dr Horrible's world-ruling plot succeeded, could enjoy it's genious.
Ok, so now I know how the good Doctor sounds without Joss writing and directing, I suppose. Interesting.

[ edited by Harridan on 2009-09-21 15:43 ]
The only reason I watched the Emmys in the first place was because of NPH. Needless to say I scared my entire family with my high pitched shout of joy when I saw Dr.Horrible. It was awesome!
That was awesome!

I cant believe i actually sat through that entire show just to have channel 10 cut it out..
If for any reason YouTube yanks that vid, you can also DL it over here. Brilliant! Best part of the show (for those in the know).
Ok, so now I know how the good Doctor sounds without Joss writing and directing, I suppose. Interesting.


Maurissa just confirmed that it was written by the usual suspects of the Whedon clan plus one of those newer Tancharoen Whedon types :).
Brilliant! :D
One of the commandments of the entertainer is "Always leave them wanting more." That was a great example; well done, NPH.
I'm amazed they got this on the air. A large portion of the viewers have probably never seen Dr. Horrible before. And while they seem to make more fun of the internet on the surface, even the "hero" says that TV is doomed to be replaced by the internet. Of course Captain Hammer is to dumb to realize that he said it.

Hmm, Dr. Horrible just won an Emmy and now there is new material. Seems like the perfect time to release a Blu-ray version.
I was ready to get up and leave after seeing this, it was so damn awesome. I was about to cry after seeing Michael Emerson win. One of the most deserving awards right there. Steve Carell needs to get something soon, as well.

NPH was great throughout though. I want to see everything without any edits now.
Wait, so his lady ISN'T dead? Good news for HORRIBLE fans!
I saw pretty much everyone I wanted to win lose, with the exception of the Daily Show and Kristen Chenowith. Seriously, Dexter needs to be winning some awards. That shows too well written and acted to not be getting some awards. I'm sick of the Emmy's obsession with 30 Rock and Mad Men.


30 Rock is very good but The Office is far better - it doesn't have the flash of the winning show, but in addition to being hilarious it's a complex and emotionally rich show.

Mad Men is about as good as The Sopranos; it makes other TV look sloppy and juvenile.
zeitgeist, didn't want to offend. It is funny, and it's NPH and NF and the rest of the crew. But it didn't feel just right to me. Call me a whiner. :)

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