MyLeaky Login

Join the largest Harry Potter Social Network on the Web! | FAQ

In the News

Dr. Horrible Learned Evil from Voldemort

Posted by: Melissa
July 18, 2008, 03:30 AM

Bit of a light note tonight: this week, you can watch Dr. Horrible, a free Internet musical by Joss Whedon and his brothers and associates (Joss Whedon wrote Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Serenity, and is working on a TV series called Dollhouse).

Dr. Horrible (played by Neil Patrick Harris) is a goober “supervillain” who…shall we say…didn’t graduate summa cum evil. He pines for the girl while pulling heists, broadcasts his evil plans publicly, and lives in the beefy shadow of a ham-handed hero named Captain Hammer.

And he’s a Harry Potter fan. Check it out (with much thanks to arcana-j for the grab).

Yes, there are two copies each of Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows on Dr. Horrible’s bookshelf. We wonder what he might have learned from the snake-eyed one. The art of the blustery I’m So Evil speech, perhaps? The narrative virtue of a flawed plan? Certainly the books instructed in the importance of the Evil Laugh.

Though this villain comes off like more of a Neville than a Voldy, we were delighted to find this here and hope you’ll watch and enjoy these hilarious videos before they go away. Whedon, the creator, is an ardent Potter fan and praises them whenever he can – lets return the favor. This musical will Disapparate from the Internet on JULY 20, and after that will only be available on iTunes in the US (for $3.99) and later, on DVD. Enjoy!

PS: If you have seen other fun appearances or mentions of Harry, send them to

Previous Article | Next Article Browse all Recent Misc News


Posted by Arka on July 18, 2008, 03:41 AM report to moderator
Posted by Sarah on July 18, 2008, 03:42 AM report to moderator
Posted by Robyn on July 18, 2008, 03:46 AM report to moderator
Artemis Rose
Posted by Artemis Rose on July 18, 2008, 04:38 AM report to moderator
Artemis Rose
Posted by Artemis Rose on July 18, 2008, 04:43 AM report to moderator
Posted by Mick on July 18, 2008, 04:58 AM report to moderator
Posted by JO on July 18, 2008, 04:59 AM report to moderator
Posted by Dave on July 18, 2008, 05:15 AM report to moderator
Posted by LemonFaerie on July 18, 2008, 05:19 AM report to moderator
Posted by Arithmancer on July 18, 2008, 05:30 AM report to moderator
Posted by Gina on July 18, 2008, 05:50 AM report to moderator
Posted by melissa on July 18, 2008, 05:58 AM report to moderator
Posted by Laura on July 18, 2008, 06:01 AM report to moderator
Posted by matthew on July 18, 2008, 07:06 AM report to moderator
Posted by Atb on July 18, 2008, 07:13 AM report to moderator
You must be logged in to MyLeaky to comment. Please click here to log in.

Finding Hogwarts
PotterCast Interviews Jo Rowling! Click here to Listen! The Books Everything...Half-Blood Prince...and the rest of the HP Films Leaky Apps
Learn to knit your own 'Weasley Sweater'. Learn to brew your own 'Butterbeer'. Find out how at Leaky Crafts!

Scribbulus Essay Project

Issue 28 - Aug. 2014

Scribbulus is THE place for Leaky Cauldron readers to submit their essays and opinion pieces!
See more over at Scribbulus!

Guess That Book

Mrs. Weasley was marching across the yard, scattering chickens, and for a short, plump, kind-faced woman, it was remarkable how much she looked like a saber-toothed tiger.