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I was watching Sports Night (episode 40, "Draft Day Part 1") when Jeremy said "what is a choreoanimator?" He was asking about Jenny, his porn star girlfriend (played by the incredibly cute Paula Marshall of the now-gone Hidden Hills).

I wondered what the heck a choreoanimator was as well, and so I Googled it. Turns out the first page of results is, gee, about Sports Night. Wow. I guess it's a made up word. Here's what I'm gonna do: define it.

A choreoanimator is someone who reads daily. Take that, you G to the oo with a gle.

P.S. I bet my friend Dave that within two weeks, I'd be the top Google result for "choreoanimator." Today is April 13, and I've done it. Four days. Choreoanimator. ๐Ÿ™‚

44 Responses to "Choreoanimator"

  1. Woo! I am a choreoanimator? Can I put it on my resume?

  2. A choreoanimator is surely not someone who composes dances for cartoon characters, like the hippos in Fantasia. You can put "porn star" on your résumé for all I care. Just let me know if you ever get hired with that on it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Hey! Guess what...a choreoanimator is actually a person who makes up the dances for cartoon characters. I found a site that mention the death of the choreoanimator for Fantasia (of all things). Imagine that.

  4. According to googlism, "choreoanimator is a someone who reads nslog". Heh heh heh.

  5. And now it's 2007 and I'm watching Sports Night from Netflix and I did the same thing and this page is STILL the top result for "choreoanimator."

    1. ME TOOOOO!!

    2. Me three!

    3. 2014 and this is still the top of the search page.

    4. Still the top result in 2017, lol.

  6. I was just watching the Star Wars episode of Family Guy, and there's a dance number that reminded me of Sports Night's description of "choreoanimation." So I typed "Choreoanimator" into the address bar and got this site! I just thought you'd get a kick out of that :mrgreen:

    1. It's January 2021, and it's still at the top of the list! I've watched this show a million times, but only now thought to Google it. So glad to know I'm not the only one.

  7. It's almost the 5 year anniversary (tomorrow, I guess) of your Choreoanimator post, and you're still #1. Yay you!

  8. We are now into 2009 and you're still #1!

  9. Check this out:

    How great is it that we're still watching Sports Night & Googling the dialogue?

  10. 2009 is almost out, and this is still the top result.

  11. mid 2010 and still #1.

  12. Now its 2010 and I'm Googling "choreoanimator" and this page pops up. Well, for the record, I've worked in animation for twenty-odd years and have never heard the term before. I think its what they call a 'maguffin' look THAT up.

  13. It's 2011, you're still the top site, well done you!

  14. [quote comment="44561"]And now it's 2007 and I'm watching Sports Night from Netflix and I did the same thing and this page is STILL the top result for "choreoanimator."[/quote]
    4 years later, sports night is still on netflix, and this is still the first hit for choreoanimator....

  15. I'm watching Sports Night with my family on Netflix. Of course, I look up choreoanimator, and this site is the top result. Very impressive. I want someone to break this word down into its roots and actually define it. I think I might take my own challenge. I'll get back to you all.

  16. It would so seem by the latin and greek roots of the word that a choreoanimator would be a person who brings life, soul, spirit, expression, etc. to dance.

  17. Also, I believe one who arranges dance steps for cartoons would be an animechoreographer.

  18. March 2012 and still #1! I'm gonna say its just a made up word. Ha!

  19. July 2012...still #1. Guess its one of those Sorkinsms' (sp) that happens in his shows and movies.

  20. September 2012. The Choreoanimator lives.

  21. October 2012. Your 2003 post is still #1 Google search result. Brilliant! Yeah, all the top results mention Sports Night, a show that went off the air in 2000.

  22. November 1, 2012 Sports Night on Netflix, and you guessed it. How else would I have found it?

  23. it is 11/30/12 at 1120pm

    I am watching Sports Night on Netflix and just like many other people, the urge to find out what the hell a 'choreoanimator' was drove me to google it. Again, this is still the #1 result, lol

    Good job there guy!

  24.'s still the #1 search result!

  25. September 2013... and yes, you guessed it, it's still the #1 search!

  26. October 17, 2013...still #1. Lol

  27. Lemme be the first to say: 2014, still true. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  28. Yup, some 15 years after that episode aired- and 10 since your post- people are still watching Sports Night, wondering what that is. Still on top!

  29. Still the case.

  30. Not only is it still the top search result in late 2016, but it is the "featured snippet" where Google tells you the definition directly on the search page

  31. 2017, still the top search! I hope you've written this on your resume.

  32. September 2017 and I'm watching Sports Night

  33. September 2018 and itโ€™s still the top result. The definitive source of choreo animation info.

  34. Jan 6, 2020 and youโ€™re still top of the results! Congrats!

  35. February 29, 2020 and this is still the top search response in Google. 20 years after Jeremy tried out a new profession for Jenny. Back to bingeing

  36. As of May 20th, 2020, this is still the #1 result on a search if you make sure to search as one word.

    It's number 2 if you happen to switch to the words being apart.

  37. October 8, 2021... Still #1

  38. still there.

  39. September 2022!! Still #1