Avatar: The Last Airbender “Avatar Day” (part 2 of 3)

Now we meet the village’s mayor, voiced by James Hong, in what has to be one of his most embarrassing roles. We’re actually hearing an Asian American doing a bad Chinese accent every time he talks, and it’s just as cringe-inducing as you’d imagine.

Here, the mayor reveals that the village believes its former leader Chin was murdered by the former Avatar Kyoshi, while a random old guy offers himself as proof of how much the village has gone downhill since then. And now that they’re actually trying for an unsettling image, they can’t pull it off. Go figure.

Caption contributed by Ryan

Just make a creepy old guy! How hard is that?

Aang agrees to be put on trial to clear Kyoshi’s name, but the mayor points out this means following all the village’s customs, including paying bail. That’s our cue for a “comedy” edit to Aang sitting in prison, because the town doesn’t accept Water Tribe money. And so, the real plot has finally arrived, and already I’m itching to get back to Zuko.

Caption contributed by Ryan

This is pretty similar to the audience’s predicament right about now.

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Ryan Lohner

Ryan lives in Sparta, New Jersey, a quaint little burg without much for kids to do except go to the movies. Thus began a lifelong love affair, as even back then he grew to love examining why a film worked, or didn't. He is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, and currently studying for a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science. His hobbies include running, piano, and annoying people with that damn lowercase forum user name.

Multi-Part Article: Avatar: The Last Airbender "Avatar Day"

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