Saturday, April 16, 2016

N - Numfar

This post is a part of the A to Z Challenge. This year I have decided to go themeless. Each day I will post about whatever topic pops into my head. The result of this spontaneity is anyone's guess. Thanks for coming along for the ride.

Numfar, do the dance of Joy!
And so did Numfar become a legend. His dancing skills would astound millions, even more than his orange hair and green skin. Despite only being in one episode, his presence was (and is) remembered as a high point in an otherwise up and down season of Angel. Ordinarily, such a bit part in a strange episode would go unnoticed or be easily forgotten. So what made Numfar so memorable? Was it his dancing? His obvious joy at the departure of his brother? His ability to so convincingly portray a generic member of the crowd, casually watching the approach of the disgraced brother and a stranger? (Anyone sense some sarcasm in that last sentence? It felt sarcastic as I typed it.) Probably none of the above. Nope. He's memorable for one simple reason. He was played by none other than Joss Whedon. Yep, that Joss Whedon. Dancing. Orange hair. Green skin. Classic.