YMMV / Avatar: The Last Airbender "The Ember Island Players"

  • Broken Base: Some fans love the episode, others dislike it.
  • Development Gag: Toph was originally designed as a muscular man (her original design being the Earthbender from the opening). Then the creators thought it would be funnier if she were a little girl and it changed. Toph's portrayal in the play is as a muscular man.
  • Genius Bonus: In Japanese and American theatre, all the stagehands visible to the audience are dressed entirely in black to indicate that they are "invisible."
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The Gaang watch an adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender that is incredibly inaccurate and insulting to their intelligence, but the effects are decent. Many of the Gaang's remarks could easily be used on M. Night Shyamalan's controversial film adaptation.
    • May have actually been intentional, according to a Take That! in the commentary.
    • Aang complains on how he's played by a woman in the play. In the Russian dub, Aang was voiced by a woman, who also voices the Aang actress in the play.
  • Memetic Mutation: Tear bending has become a popular way to describe Tear Jerker moments.