During Angel and crew's visit to Pylea, Lorne's mother instructs Numfar to do the Dance of Joy. Has there ever been an official or at least widely accepted full choreography for this dance?


Numfar (or Namphar) was secretly portrayed by Angel series creator Joss Whedon. According to Andy Hallett the dance wasn't included in the shooting script which would suggest that it was largely improvised.

Q. Dance of Joy? How could you keep a straight face during the shoot - in other words, how many takes did it take?

A. A lot! But I didn’t know it was him. He was keeping it a secret...And then I saw Namphar and he did his dance and I thought "Oh my god! Who IS this guy?" I thought he was trash. And... how did I find out? He yelled "Cut!"

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  • I suspect this is as good an answer as I will get on this topic. – World Engineer Dec 27 '13 at 0:47
  • RIP Andy Hallett :( – Paul D. Waite Aug 22 '14 at 8:35

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