Radar: Avatar: The Last Airbender
With all of its questionable content and violence, Avatar: The Last Airbender
is sure to have a lot of moments where the censors weren't guarding their posts.
- From "Imprisoned": "I'd rather eat fireballs than nuts."
- In the "Winter Solstice Part 1": The Spirit World" When Zuko finds his uncle Iroh he sees him bathing in a hot spring. Zuko urges him to get out of the water so they don't lose Aang's track. When Iroh submits to it he gets out stretching much to Zuko's horror and disgust. He realizes Iroh isn't wearing anything! The only censor is Zuko's hand. Many people still wonder how they snuck a naked fat guy into the scene.
Zuko: "Uncle? We need to move on. We're closing in on the Avatar's trail and I don't want to lose him."
Iroh: "You're tired, Prince Zuko. Why don't you join me in these hot springs and soak away your troubles?"
Zuko: "My troubles cannot be soaked away. It's time to go!"
Iroh: "You should take your teacher's advice and relax a little. The temperature's just right. I heated it myself. [He breathes steam through his nose.]
Zuko: "Enough! We need to leave now. Get out of the water!
Iroh: "Very well! [He gets up, exposing himself.]
Zuko: "[Shielding himself.] On second thought, why don't you take another few minutes. But be back at the ship in a half-hour or I'm leaving without you!"
- In "The Fortuneteller", Aang comes in beaming after eavesdropping on Katara's fortune
Looks like someone had a pretty good bathroom break. Aang:
Y-yeah... when I was in there... Sokka: I don't even want to know.
- Meng calls Katara "Floozy."
- In "The Deserter" Aang moons Zhao. He keeps his pants up, but still. His posterior is pointed right at the camera.
- Conversely, in "The Waterbending Scroll," one of the pirates actually drops trou to moon Zuko. The shot ends before we see anything.
- In "Bato of the Water Tribe" Iroh seems to have a thing for June, a bounty hunter hired by Zuko, who is obviously much younger than Iroh. She later alludes to this in Book 3, in "Sozin's Comet Part 2: The Old Masters":
June: Where's your creepy grandpa?
- The dance in "The Headband" could be regarded as G-Rated Sex. Starts out slow and measured... and winds up with Katara and Aang panting and sweating profusely.
Katara: Aang, everyone's watching us...
Aang: Don't worry about them. It's just you and me right now...
- Meh. You could make a similar analogy about some real life dancing. It was a rather suggestive dance though.
- Indeed, the same thing happend in the first High School Musical.
- Fans who toured the studios returned claiming that the original designs of the swimsuits the girls wore in the episode "The Beach" were rather... naughty. It was a Take Our Word for It, but they were implied to be something that most anime wouldn't have done in a Beach Episode. Considering that the final designs that made it to air were actually fairly risque for what was nominally a children's cartoon (including highlighting Ty Lee's, ahem, character growth), these rumored original designs were probably sacrificial lambs to let them get away with the bikinis for Azula and Ty Lee.
- "Nightmares and Daydreams":
- Zuko's and Mai's behaviour. Keep in mind Mai has an entire house to herself (the website states her family is still in Omashu), and Zuko got rid of the chaperones earlier in the episode. At one point, the camera cuts away while they're together at Mai's house late at night and we see Zuko wearing his hair in a top knot. When the show returns to their side of the story the next morning, Zuko is still there, lounging on her couch, that is in her bedroom, wearing the same clothes, with a badly messed up head of hair.
- This line:
Aang: "No, Firelord Ozai, you don't have your pants!"
"My royal parts are showing!"
- Arguable made even more risqué in the Swedish dub, which calls them his "royal jewels" instead.
- "The Day of Black Sun":
- One to do with death rather than sex—although they couldn't directly show casualties, over the course of the battle in "Part 1: The Invasion", the number of Water Tribe warriors and Earth Kingdom soldiers we see noticeably dwindles.
- Azula's downright lecherous line in "Part 2: The Eclipse" about Suki being her "favorite prisoner".
- The episode "The Southern Raiders" became (in)famous among the fandom for what is a truly epic instance of this trope. Zuko bumps into a very flustered Suki on the way to Sokka's tent, and she hurriedly excuses herself. He walks into Sokka's tent to ask him a question and finds him pants-less and surrounded by flowers and candles. He even greets Zuko with a suggestive "Well helloooo..." before he realizes who it is. After a short talk, he rushes Zuko out and sticks his head out to call for Suki. And if there was any doubt, Sokka is shown the next morning fiddling with a flower necklace, with a dumb struck smile on his face, for no apparent reason except to indicate he got lei'd and Suki got deflowered.
- While relaxing on Ember Island in the "Sozin's Comet Part 1", Katara announces that she has a surprise. Toph quickly replies "I knew you had a secret thing with Haru!"
- In "The Runaway" Toph and Katara have a fight that degrades into mud wrestling.
- There's quite a few instances of dubious beverages showing up in the show that probably wouldn't have flown in a lot of other shows. There's at least two bars in the series, one of which shows up twice and features June drinking something that probably isn't tea. Zuko's ship crew also drinks something out of tankard-looking cups. Toph's mother and Earthbending master are briefly seen drinking what appears to be a type of Asian hard liquor called bai jiu. And then there's the "cactus juice," which is even worse since it's the Avaverse's version of peyote (an illegal hallucinogen) and not just alcohol.
- Aang using "monkey feathers" as an apparent swear, the pronunciation of which is an almost perfect anagram of "motherfucker".
- The fact that Zuko and Azula's subtext was about two inches away from being text the entire series. Really, it's surprising that they had subtext at all, considering this was a kids' show.
- To take that a step further, the fact that Azula generally looks and sounds like she's coming on to whoever she happens to be talking to at the moment raises some questionable implications.