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

And now for the single worst moment of the episode. After the mayor simply says the Avatar killed Chin, Aang begins his rebuttal. And I’ll just transcribe it verbatim to give the full effect.

Aang: Ladies and gentlemen, I’m about to tell you what really happened. And I will prove it with facts. Fact number one: Uh… [Sokka reminds him about the footprint] Oh, right. You see, I have very large feet. [pan down to his tiny feet] Furthermore, your temple matches your statue. But I was in a painting at sunset, so there you have it. I’m not guilty!

This really just makes me hate Aang, seeing as how his friends went to all that trouble finding evidence for him, and he lets it all go to waste by refusing to explain it in a way anyone can understand. Thanks for making a good chunk of the episode completely pointless, Aang. And we go out on a “comedy” cut to Sokka and Katara’s faces as they take in how much Aang has screwed the pooch.

Caption contributed by Ryan

I imagine this was Mike and Bryan’s reaction to the script.

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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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  • Another Commenter

    I still get a laugh about how Kyoshi wasn’t meant to be two Avatars before Aang (details in the first season imply she was earlier) so they had to make up all kinds of crap to make it seem like she always had been.

  • The Crazy Fish

    I actually liked Foamy the first time he appeared just because of the ridiculousness of the entire situation. Aang does a really crappy airbending trick and everyone goes wild even to the point of one of them foaming at the mouth and passing out, just because they’d not seen real airbending in about 100 years.

    In this episode, Foamy’s inclusion just seemed…desperate, I guess. It wasn’t funny. It was just dumb. The fact that he then stands back up thereby proving he WASN’T having a seizure but was just pretending for the sake of making a scene…yeah. It was bad.