Some popular culture in visual media (television, film, video games) references to Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Atop the Fourth Wall Edit
Cold Case Edit
In the episode Blood on the Tracks; Sean, Stillman's grandson, has an Aang toy, and states that he can bend air.
In the episode Intro to Political Science, the Secret Service agents find a bootleg copy of "The Last Airbender" on a bed.
Ebert Presents at the Movies Edit
In episode #1.25, a clip is shown from The Last Airbender as Christy says the film looked lousy after being converted from 2D to 3D.
The Hard Times of RJ Berger Edit
In the episode The Better Man, Robin states "He might be dumber than the dialogue in 'The Last Airbender', but he's pretty."
In the special The Social Network/Smallville, there is a skit called The "Airbender Technical Institute", a clear parody of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
In a later episode, there is a skit called "The Legend of Dora", a reference to The Legend of Korra.
The Nostalgia Critic Edit
The Simpsons Edit
In the episode "Treehouse of Horror XXI", "The Last Chairbender" is listed among the opening credits.
Also, in the episode "500 Keys", the four bending arts symbols can be seen on the wall of the fake classroom.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Edit
In episode #18.94, clips are shown from The Last Airbender before Jay has civilians reenact scenes from the film.
In the episode The Two Timer, Mary Ferry accuses Addie of making fun of her Avatar: The Last Airbender themed birthday party. She even goes on to say that Addie will be sorry for missing out on the party when she hears how much fun they had playing "pin the tail on King Bumi in the Land of Omashu."
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series Edit
In the episode Beyond the Fourth Wall, The Big Five mentions that reruns from Avatar: The Last Airbender could serve as a replacement for the canceled Yu-Gi-Oh series.
Gulliver's Travels (2010) Edit
In Gulliver's Travels, Horatio says to Gulliver (referring to one of his made-up adventures): "When you became the Avatar...".
The Happening Edit
Spoof Movie No Jutsu! Edit
In Spoof Movie No Jutsu!, Avatar: The Last Airbender is mentioned in the dialogue.
Team Starkid Edit
A Very Potter Musical Edit
In Act 2, Part 1, Ginny says to Harry "We kissed at the Yule Ball and... well... I thought we were going to be together forever, but we're not." This is similar to when Aang told Katara, "We kissed at the invasion and I thought we were going to be together, but we're not," in "The Ember Island Players."
In Act 2, Part 5 , Ron asks Hermione, "What if we don't come back?" to which Hermione replies, "Ron! Don't say that! You-" but is interrupted by Ron kissing her. This is similar to when Aang asks Katara, "What if- What if I don't come back?" to which Katara replies, "Aang, don't say that. Of course you'll-" but is interrupted when Aang kisses her in "The Day of Black Sun, Part 1: The Invasion."
In Act 2, Part 7, before Voldemort kills Harry, he tells Harry "You're weak... weak just like your parents. They did not deserve to live in this world, in my world! Prepare to join them! Prepare to die!" This is similar to when Ozai tells Aang "You're weak! Just like the rest of your people. They did not deserve to exist in this world, in my world! Prepare to join them! Prepare to die!" in "Sozin's Comet, Part 3: Into the Inferno."
A Very Potter SequelEdit
In Act 2, Part 1 , Ron says to Harry, "That's rough, buddy." This is word-for-word what Zuko says to Sokka in "The Boiling Rock, Part 1." There has been dispute as to whether it is an Avatar: the Last Airbender reference, but given Starkid's history it is safe to call this one a reference.
In Act 2, Part 6 , Ron reminds Hermione, "The Draco we know always has an ulterior motive." Draco replies, "That's strange. I have no ulterior motive." He then feigns a tired stretch that looks exactly like the one Azula does during the following dialogue: "You have another motive for doing this. I just haven't figured out what it is." "Please, Zuko. What ulterior motive could I have?" For a side-by-side comparison, see this video.
In Act 2, Part 11 , Lucius and Draco's conversation about Draco's real father includes the following dialogue: "Coward! ... Don't you want to know who your real father is?" ... "So he's still alive?" "Perhaps. But now I see that banishment is far too merciful a penalty. Yours shall be far steeper!" This is similar to Ozai and Zuko's conversation including the following dialogue: "Coward! ... Don't you want to know what happened to your mother?" ... "So she's alive?" "Perhaps. But now I see that banishment is far too merciful a penalty for treason. Yours shall be far steeper," in "The Day of Black Sun, Part 2: The Eclipse ."
In Act 2, Part 13 , Hermione tells Draco, "No, I can't forgive him. But I think it's about time that I forgave you." This is similar to when Katara tells Aang and then Zuko, "But I didn't forgive him. I'll never forgive him. But I am ready to forgive you," in "The Southern Raiders."
The Order of the Stick Edit
Strip 763 of The Order of the Stick subtly refers to the conflict between Zuko and Ozai, along with Zuko's scar, in comparison to events in the story.
Sister Claire Edit
On this page, Sokka's club can be seen hanging on the wall, next to many other weapons.
World of Warcraft Edit
"Al Akhir الأخير", or romanized "Al Akir", means literally "The Last" in Arabic. This is possibly a reference to Avatar: The Last Airbender, as Al'Akir bends the air around himself.
Male Pandaren have a hair style option called "The Sokka," which resembles Sokka's hair from the first season.