Making Beautiful Music Together
Among the moist mail is a letter that bears "his" seal. Dr. Horrible is very, very excited. It is from Bad Horse. He's almost speechless. Moist is impressed. Apparently Bad Horse rules the league with an iron hoof. I saw that line coming, but I still laughed.
And cue the music. Guys in bowler hats, cowboy hats, neckchiefs and handlebar mustaches come in singing the letter from Bad Horse. He's apparently the thoroughbred of sin and he got the application that Dr. Horrible just sent in. Dr. Horrible is under evaluation, he's got to prove he's got what it takes by committing crimes ("A murder would be nice, of course.") The singing cowboys warn to "make the Bad Horse gleeful, or he'll make you his mare." Yikes! "You're saddled up, there's no recourse." So far, this is my favorite song.
Dr. Horrible thinks this is perfect timing. He's on the cusp of a major heist of wonderflonium (the key ingredient he needs for his prized invention the freeze ray.) It isn't even being transported in an armored car. This should be a snap. Moist offers to dampen anything if it will help. He's just disgustingly wet at this point. Anyway, Dr. Horrible declines Moist's yucky offer because he's got to do it alone to prove he's got what it takes to make it in the League.
On the street cute little Penny is trying to get people to sign a petition. Do people do that in person now? I thought that was all on the internet nowadways. I guess it sets up the fact that she's a do-gooder, to his evil mastermind. She also sings a very treacly couple lines about helping the homeless.
Dr. Horrible is on the street, spying on the wonderflonium transport vehicle. Despite the fact that he's next to some trash cans, these are the cleanest streets I've ever seen. They are definitely not in New York. Dr. Horrible flings some sort of massive device and it lands atop the courier van. Ah. It is a tracking device. Real subtle. It is about the size of one of those big flashing police lights that undercover cops pull out during car chases. According to the tracker, it is 5 PM. Doubt that's significant, but figured I'd mention it, just in case.
Dr. Horrible is just about to remotely start the car (ah, it is more than just a tracking device. It is also a remote control! Still huge though.) when Penny sneaks up behind him singing her petition song. He freaks. Then tries to cover, which goes well until she says she knows him from the Laundromat. He says "Wednesdays and Saturdays. Except twice last month when you skipped a weekend." Way to woo a girl with your crazy stalker talk there, Dr. Horrible. I'm sure the league will be so impressed. We learn that Dr. Horrible's "real name" is Billy.