Chicks with Moustaches Show Up for 'Horrible' Movie

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If you watched the Emmy Awards this past Sunday, you got a glimpse of comedienne Sarah Silverman in a thick, black moustache. Seriously, what's up with that? Reminded us of a woman we saw on a Mexican soap opera once. And why did host Doogie...er, Neil Patrick Harris keep appearing in a lab coat and Willie Wonka-esque aviator goggles?

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We would've been wondering the same thing, if we hadn't caught Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog at Tempe's MADCAP Theaters the day before. Auspicious timing, anyone? The moustaches are part of a gag used in the 45ish-minute, three-act web show. Harris dons the silly goggles and lab coat for his leading role as a dorky, yet brilliant, evil scientist who is madly in love with a girl from his local laundromat.

 

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He's no Doogie Howser, but we'll gladly bring her some fro-yo.
Trust us, you really have to see it for yourself to understand. Which we'll let you, of course; but not before we catch you up on the weekend's festivities.

MWAGHAHAHAHA!!! Behold our Horribly Evil Plot (and more pics) after the jump...

Dr. Horrible was shown as part of the annual "Can't Stop the Serenity" event hosted by the Arizona Browncoats. Basically, the Browncoats are huge fans of Firefly, a short-lived "space western" series by Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dollhouse, and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (the latter of which he imagined during that writer's strike in 2008).

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Who knew they had Sony laptops in the Firefly universe?
​The AZ Browncoats host monthly potlucks. They mourn the loss of Firefly. They watch Firefly. And, in keeping with the other Browncoats groups around the globe, they host a screening of the Firefly-based movie Serenity once a year and donate the proceeds to charity.

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Get it? Browncoats = Brown Coats. Duh!

​So why the heck are they called the Browncoats? "The name comes from the Independent Army in the backstory of Firefly," explains AZ Browncoat representative Jessica Anderson. "As part of their uniform, they wore brown coats. So the term browncoat represents those independent people fighting against the alliance, or whatever major force that's trying to take over without people's permission." The crazy part is that Firefly was cancelled after only 11 televised episodes.

 

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​Apparently that didn't stop the movie version from attracting hordes of Whedonites (including the boobs woman above with the awesome "Hot Dork Girl" necklace). About a hundred people turned out for the dual screening of Serenity and Dr. Horrible at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, and many opted to stay straight through the 4:30 showings. They were a fun bunch, not rabid about series trivia or sporting pointy ears and cinnamon-bun hair like some of the Star Trek/Star Wars crowds.

That's not to say no one dressed up -- but this was for prizes. If you're thinking you'd never, ever be caught dead in a lab coat and thick goggles, toting a crazy orange-tipped toy gun, just remember this participant scored a $50 gift certificate to Bookman's for showing up in the best Dr. Horrible gear.

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Writer Dawn Maria as Dr. Horrible's evil twin, "Dora" Horrible.

So lighten up! It's time for the big reveal. Go grab a Coke from the fridge (maybe with a splash of Jack). Then sit down, relax and prepare to laugh/sing/cry at this "Horrible" video, which earned Joss Whedon an Emmy on Sunday.


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