Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Callback Sheet
I first encountered this concept at Comic-Con 2010. I have since expanded the idea adding more calls. If you have attended a showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show then you know how callbacks work.
Callbacks are lines shouted out and/or gestures made in response to lines or scenes on screen. The callback sheet helps people to follow along. Callback sheets are not as common at RHPS because most of the lines have been around for over 20 years and people have memorized them. As Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is new to this I have printed out a callback sheet of lines other people have generated as well as lines I have come up with.
Please feel free to distribute the link and/or PDF. Feedback on additional calls or ideas are encouraged.
For brevity I did not include the lyrics for each song. If you are using the callback sheet I recommend you turn on closed captioning so people can see the text on the screen and follow along easily.
There are some very common reoccuring events which have callbacks. You can let people know about these callbacks by telling them or putting up signs in the area where you are playing the video. One final note, the callback sheet distinguishes each of the three acts and notes songs by centered and underlined text. You may also download the file dochorriblecalls.pdf for your enjoyment. Please give credit where credit is due if you use this file, thank you.
Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
Dr. Horrible: Villainous laughter
Dr. Horrible: “So that’s, you know, coming along”
Dr. Horrible: “My application is strong this year”
Dr. Horrible: “Finger’s crossed.”
Dr. Horrible: “Emails.”
Dr. Horrible: “Wow sarcasm, that’s original.
Dr. Horrible: “Where are the gold bars you were supposed to pull out of that bank vault with your transmatter ray.”
Dr. Horrible: “But behold, transported from there to here.”
Dr. Horrible: “Destroying the status quo”
Dr. Horrible: “I just need to rule it.”
Dr. Horrible: “smells like cumin.”
Dr. Horrible: “Stops time, freeze ray. Tell your friends.”
Dr. Horrible: “We have”
Dr. Horrible: “Dude”
Dr. Horrible: “Corporate Tool”
Dr. Horrible: “…dislocated my shoulder again.”
Dr. Horrible: “There’s kids in that park.”
Dr. Horrible: “blah blah blah”
Dr. Horrible: “who is ‘her’?”
Freeze Ray Song
During Freeze Ray song hand gesture “stop” every time Dr. Horrible says “stop” and shoulder jam along with him.
Moist: “I’ve got your mail”
Moist: “I kinda thought I was supposed to end up with Bait”
Dr. Horrible: “So close.”
Dr. Horrible: “I’m going to ask…”
Dr. Horrible: “That’s his seal.”
Bad Horse Chorus
Moist: “It’s not a no.”
Dr. Horrible: “Like candy from a baby”
Moist: “You need anything dampened or made soggy?”
Caring Hands Song
Dr. Horrible looking through his binoculars.
Dr. Horrible flings the remote control at the van.
We see the screenshot of his vehicle remote.
Penny: “Hey I know you!”
Dr. Horrible: “Except twice last month you skipped the weekend.”
Dr. Horrible: “Um texting.”
Dr. Horrible: “…or I would stop”
Penny: “Can you spare a minute?” and as Dr. Horrible starts looking over his shoulder.
Dr. Horrible: “Signatures.”
Dr. Horrible: “It’s not a perfect metaphor.”
Dr. Horrible: “…in different hands.”
Dr. Horrible: “I come on strong.”
When you see the warning sign on the case of Wonderflonium
Dr. Horrible: “Maybe I should…”
A Man’s Gotta Do
Captain Hammer knocks on the hood.
Dr. Horrible: “You idiot!”
Captain Hammer: ”…lacy gently wafting curtains.”
Each time Captain Hammer slams Dr. Horrible’s head into the car
Dr. Horrible: “Balls.”
Dr. Horrible appears on screen staring straight ahead.
We see ducks on screen near Penny and Captain Hammer.
Penny: “The warm feeling of warm clothes in your hand.”
Dr. Horrible: “I ordered one frozen yogurt and they gave me two.”
When sporks come out
Dr. Horrible: “Trust your instincts.”
Penny: “He turned out to be totally sweet.”
Dr. Horrible: “… third even deeper level and that one is the same as the surface one.”
Dr. Horrible: “Apparently the LAPD and Captain Hammer are among our viewers.”
Dr. Horrible: “Captain Hammer threw a car at my head.”
Dr. Horrible: “Not to worry though…”
Moist: “…at my most badass”
Dr. Horrible: “Killing is not elegant or creative.”
Dr. Horrible: “I have a PhD in horribleness.”
Penny: “Everything happens…”
At the end of Penny’s song, when she puts her hand on his face
Dr. Horrible: “How are things with cheesy on the outside?”
Penny: “He’s nice.”
Penny: “But what about your clothes?”
Captain Hammer: “Oh Billy the laundry buddy.”
Captain Hammer: “Who wants to know what the Mayor is doing behind closed doors?”
Captain Hammer: “Apparently the only signature he needed was my fist.”
Captain Hammer: “But with a pen in it.”
Landry machine buzzes
Captain Hammer: “Sure was nice to meet you… doctor.”
Captain Hammer: “maybe even the ham-jet.”
Captain Hammer: “I’m going to give Penny the night of her life.”
Captain Hammer: (waving fists) “These are not the hammer”
Captain Hammer: “The hammer is my penis.”
While Dr. Horrible seethes as music swells
Brand New Day
As foot stomps Captain Hammer
Reporter: “Looks like we’re finding out what a true hero is.”
Opening bars of music to “So They Say”
So They Say
Groupies during song: “We’d to the weird stuff.”
Groupies during the song: “Four sweater vests!”
Doctor Horrible places the death ray sticker
Mayor: “Justice has a name…”
Captain Hammer: “Everyone should have basic…”
Captain Hammer: “You know what, I don’t need tiny cue cards.”
Captain Hammer: “With my serious long-term girlfriend Penny”
Captain Hammer: “Not my usual, but nice.”
Captain Hammer: “I’m not the only one who’s fighting”
Everyone’s a Hero
During Everyone’s a Hero
When Captain Hammer has been frozen
Freeze Ray making a whining sound
Doctor Horrible Turns Around
Doctor Horrible slides to a stop
Captain Hammer steps on Dr. Horrible’s chest about to sing.
Captain Hammer: “A death ray”
Captain Hammer: “Or whoever has his job, but in hell.”
Death ray blows up
Captain Hammer: “Oh I’m in pain!”
We see Penny’s injury
Everything You Ever
At the start of the credits
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Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is created by Joss Whedon.