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    Welcome to Republic City 
  • Korra's parents greeting the White Lotus. Yeah, totally rehearsed. A close look at the background reveals that their house is still in shambles, and at one point the shield on the wall falls.
  • When the White Lotus come to see if Korra is the Avatar:
    White Lotus Member: What makes you so sure your daughter is... the one?
    Senna: Korra, please come in here.
    [a chunk of the wall flies past them: note the bug-eyed look when it's passed]
    Korra: I'M THE AVATAR! YOU GOTTA DEAL WITH IT!
  • Tenzin, Pema, and their children are hilarious. Just from the first episode:
    • "Hello, Mother, I can't tell you how happy I am to see you. [Meelo gnaws away at his head] Please, help me."
    • Meelo shouting "Unhand me, strange woman!" to his grandmother.
    • Katara's granddaughter Jinora is an avid bookworm who's read all about the adventures of Avatar Aang and his friends, but there's only one thing she still doesn't know: what happened to Zuko's mom? Katara starts to explain that there's an incredible story behind it and is immediately interrupted by Ikki.
      Jinora: Gran Gran, I've been reading all about your old adventures. I've been dying to ask you, what happened to Zuko's mom?
      Katara: Well, Jinora, it's an incredible tale!
      [she is interrupted by Ikki, who jumps right in between Katara and Jinora]
      Ikki: (talking crazy fast) Gran Gran, you look old. How old are you? And why is it so cold in the South Pole? Can we make a campfire, and all hurdle around it, and tell scary stories, and make snowmen? And then can you make the snowmen move with waterbending and chase us? Wouldn't that be fuuun? Huh? Wouldn't it?!
      • And the look on Katara's face is like "Um...okay?"
    • "Look, Mommy, I'm a snowbender!" And Pema gets a faceful of snow. Made funnier by the fact that she was complaining about her kids "blasting wind in [her] face every five seconds" right before that.
      • Also the way Tenzin conspicuously turns his face during Pema's little rant. The children take after him way more than he's willing to admit.
  • The two protection racket victims commenting on Korra's strange skills with their faces pressed right up against each other.
  • The Eye Am Watching You gestures Lin Beifong and Korra exchange, and Lin's reaction. Also, all of Tenzin's false niceties.
  • Tenzin's red-faced exclamation of "Don't bring my mother into this!"
  • Korra's Bear Hug with Tenzin and his kids - she picks up all four of them with little effort.
  • The Bishie Sparkles on the bush a hobo lives in, and Korra's expression when the man says, "Welcome to Republic city".
  • During the chase with the police officers, one of them grabs Korra's ponytail with his grapple line. She responds by waterbending a huge wall of ice behind her, causing said officer to slam straight into it. The cartoony way he slides off it is hilarious.
  • Korra's gleeful expression as she roasts a fish.
    • Some say her expression goes beyond glee and into full-blown pyromania.
  • When Tenzin arrives to spring Korra from jail, a little old lady and her Platypus-Bear are sitting in the waiting room. It's just such a random image that it becomes hilarious.
  • An officer releases Naga from a cage once Tenzin comes to pick up Korra... and he just says, "Is this your polar bear dog, miss?" as Naga licks his head, messing up a huge portion of his hair due to how big she is. He just looks and sounds so incredibly done that it's hilarious.
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    A Leaf In The Wind 
  • As a Funny Background Event and somehow managing to be a Establishing Character Moment at the same time is Bolin's noticing of Korra and entrance when Korra is explaining herself to Toza in the training room. Of course, when Bolin does sidle upto Korra to try and bail her out...
    Bolin: Its alright Toza, she's with me.
    Korra: Yeah, I'm with him.
    Bolin: So, ya see, we're together.
    Korra: Well, not together together. More like friends.
    Bolin: Right, friends. No no, I didn't mean to imply...
    Korra: Oh, you implied it.
  • Korra, during her Airbending training, does a little collateral damage.
    Tenzin: [aghast] That was a two-thousand year-old historical treasure! What— WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?!
    • This is after the beating she got from said training tool/museum piece in an earlier scene. Complete with her collapsing and tweeting birdie sounds.
    • "Be the leaf!"
    • "Yeah, you're a terrible teacher, Daddy! RRRARH!!!"
  • And just before that, the Gilligan Cut from Korra having a huge "Oh Yeah" expression at how fast she picked up the Pro-bending style of earthbending the disks, to the "Oh damn" expression at another frustrating session at the training gates.
  • The look on Korra's face (and probably the men listening as well) when the radio is suddenly turned off, denying them from knowing what happened in the pro-bending match. It's exactly the kind of look anyone would get from that kind of situation (eye-twitch optional).
  • Tenzin tries, and fails, to nip this Bratty Teenage Daughter thing in the bud with his own daughters after his initial experience with Korra.
    Tenzin: You must promise me your teenage years won't be like this!
    Jinora: ...I will make no such promises.
  • Tenzin's "WHOO-HOO!", complete with him jumping and pointing like a crazy kid. Also a Heartwarming Moment. Even funnier when he realizes everyone's watching him and tries to be serious again.
  • This exchange, wherein Korra practices her trolling;
    Bolin: I'm just not sure how my Earthbending would translate to your Waterbending, but we'll figure it out.
    Korra: Won't be a problem. I'm actually an Earthbender.
    [beat]
    Bolin: I'm sorry, no no, I didn't mean to assume... 'Cause I, y'know, I was just figuring, with your Water Tribe getup, that you are... a Water Tribe... gal.
    Korra: No, you're right. I'm a Waterbender. And a Firebender.
    Bolin: Mmmh. Mhhm... I'm very confused right now.
    [beat]
    Mako: You're the Avatar, and I'm an idiot.
    Korra: Both are... true.
    Bolin: No. Way. [turns to Mako and points] THE Avatar!
    • Right before Mako's one line in this exchange you actually see him do a mild Double Take in the background, with his arms falling to the side as he stops what he was doing. Even if we don't see his face, it's funny to get a physical response out of uptight Mako after finding out he was being an asshole to the Avatar.
  • The meditation training, with Korra idly scratching her ass, Tenzin asking her to look at Meelo before realizing that Meelo's fallen asleep, Korra meditating for all of two seconds before stating that spirituality isn't kicking in for her, followed by Ikki asking if she can join Korra for a drink, and the sleeping Meelo falling over.
    • And Tenzin immediately says "No" in a deadpan way. Then Ikki pouts, Meelo falls over a second later as stated above, while Jinora has one eye half-open and an expression that just screams "I'm surrounded by idiots".
  • As Korra and Toza argue Bolin walks by in the background. He pauses midstep (as in one foot still in the air) upon noticing Korra and walks over, but not before adjusting himself and slicking back his hair. What really makes the scene is that he's too far away to see his facial expressions, and yet it sets his character up perfectly.
  • Korra committing two fouls in almost as many seconds from the match beginning. Especially her Genki Girl reactions to them not realizing what she's done.
  • The tournament referee calling "foul! ...I think.", and embarrassment all over Korra's face. And then it's discovered that Korra is the Avatar. Followed by the opposing team's disappointment when the referee permits Korra to continue (as long as she solely bends water).
  • The look on Korra's face when the Fire Ferrets are on the verge of losing.
  • Korra shouting "Airbend!" as she tries to budge a newspaper (with Chief Beifong's photo), making the signature "Hadouken!" pose as she tries.
  • Korra filling in for Hasook when he bails.
    Korra: We're in!
    Mako: We are?
    Bolin: Yes!
    Mako: Hey, I didn't agree to this!
    Korra: You can thank me later.
    Mako: [under his breath] This girl is crazy.
  • "He's bobbing and weaving! He's WEAVING AND BOBBING!"
  • "Mako and Bolin are still fresh and juicy!"
  • Tenzin's face when he hears over the radio that Korra is participating in a pro-bending match. The reactions of the guards who were listening to the match as well, which include a spit-take directly into someone's face.
  • All of Korra and Mako's interactions are Hilarious in Hindsight considering how their relationship ends up.
    The Revelation 
  • Mako has a huge grin on his face as he collects his earnings for the last match. But then comes a big list of expenses and his grin wears off step by step as more and more money is taken away. What really takes the last bills away is payment for extra grocery loans, resulting in Mako now scowling at Bolin, who retorts, "What? I'm a growing boy."
  • Korra and Mako's reaction to waking up on each other's shoulders.
  • Bolin almost passing out upon seeing the wad of bills a gangster tosses him.
  • Korra decides to silence Ikki and Jinora the simple way: by Earthbending the two into the sky.
    • Made better by how the girls simply float back down giggling.
    • Made even better by the fact that Mako doesn't seem to care that Korra just rocketed two children into space.
    • Korra's facial reactions during the girl's questions about Mako, who's approaching behind her. First it's 'Huh?', then turn-of-the-head (realizing it's Mako, aka "the firebender boy who drives you crazy?"), then back with 'OHMYGODSTOPTALKING!'.
  • When Naga jumps in to save Korra and Mako from the chi-blockers, she unleashes a mighty roar—which Pabu tries to emulate with a hilarious squeak.
  • Mako being sneaky and cautious after finding something amiss at the Triad hideout. Korra responds by... casually walking up to the front door and kicking it down without a second thought. Then Mako peers through the doorway, with Pabu still on his shoulders. Seen here.
  • Almost all of Bolin's lines in this episode border on this, especially his reaction to being saved by Mako ("Yes, Mako! I LOVE YOU!" while reaching for a hug in the middle of a riot) and his response to being carried away in Naga's teeth ("Wait—stop—I want—to be—on—your back—please!").
  • "The morning is evil."
    • Also, when Mako tells Korra that they get the worst time slot in the gym due to being rookies, and she has to "deal with it". Korra displays her mastery of that phrase, at the expense of poor Mako.
  • Three words: Performing Fire Ferret.
  • When Mako rescues Bolin, and flings a chi-blocker off the stage. Listening to the mook's scream is absolutely addictive.
  • "Naga no! Pabu is a friend, not a snack."
    A Voice in the Night 
  • Tarrlok interrupts the family dinner to try and convince Korra to join his taskforce against the Equalists. Needless to say, Tenzin isn't the only one who doesn't like him:
    Ikki: Why do you have three ponytails? And why do you smell like a lady? You're weird.
    Tarrlok: [insincerely] My, aren't you... precocious.
    • Then for rest of that shot he starts talking to Korra and Ikki just stares with this ridiculous look on her face without anyone commenting on it. Maybe they don't say anything because it's the same face her mother is currently giving her father (see below).
      Ikki: Bye-bye, Ponytail Man!
  • Just before that, Tarrlok invites himself to dinner, playing on Airbender hospitality. Tenzin reluctantly agrees. Then the camera pans over to Pema, who's staring at him in disapproval. Tenzin just shrugs.
  • Apparently, the ability to make funny faces and garner fangirls runs in the family. After Asami hits him with her scooter and vehemently tries to apologize, Mako—a bit miffed at first—goes completely gaga over her after seeing how pretty she is, stammering helplessly all the while. It's funny to see the stoic mask slip for a moment.
  • Also when Mako goes to the luxury hotel for his date with Asami. The music playing in the background is hilarious, complete with the waiter announcing "Master Mako", followed by Mako's wardrobe scene.
  • Hiroshi Sato's introduction scene, in which he says cheerfully: "So, I understand you're dirt poor!"
  • Poor Tenzin at Tarrlok's banquet.
    Tenzin: Meelo, NO! That is NOT a toilet! [beat] Oh dear...
  • Ikki and Meelo playing in a Satomobile Tarrlok got for Korra.
    Ikki: Vroom vroom! Out of the way, Daddy, we're driving here! BEEEEP! BEEP! BEEP BEEP!
    Meelo: [quietly] Beep beep.
  • Bolin's chipper tone when he tells Korra that "Asami crashed into [Mako] on her moped." Especially since he appears out of nowhere just to say this and disappear again.
  • Though Korra didn't find it amusing, just try not to laugh at Bolin's imitation of Amon.
    Bolin: I will take away your bending forevah!!
  • Lin Beifong appearing out of nowhere and bluntly telling Korra that she did not deserve the banquet arranged for her before leaving was rather random in a humorous way.
    The Spirit of Competition 
  • The opening narration, which seemed to treat the relationships as more important than they had actually been until that point... until you realize that Bryke predicted the shipping wars. And made an episode that would irk every one of those shippers. Trolling Creator at its finest.
    Narrator: Will love prove to be Korra's most formidable foe yet?
  • The Fire Ferrets' facial expressions during the group huddle, Bolin flashes Korra an over-the-top cheesy loved up grin, Korra smiles awkwardly at him before flashing the same grin at Mako and Mako just looks as confused about everything as he later admits.
  • Then there's Bolin attempting to flirt with Korra after Mako and Asami leave together.
    Bolin: So... Korra. There they go, here we are, all alone in the gym. Just you and me, two... alone-people... together... alone.
    Korra: Um... I gotta head back to the Air Temple to train with Tenzin, see ya!
  • Both Jinora and Ikki's opinions on how Korra should talk to Mako about her feelings for him:
    Jinora: Ooh! I just read a historical saga where the heroine fell in love with the enemy general's son, who's supposed to marry the princess. [...] She rode a dragon into battle and burned down the entire country. Then she jumped into a volcano. It was so romantic!
    Korra: Uh--
    Ikki: No, no, no! The best way to win a boy's heart is to brew a Love Potion of rainbows and sunsets that makes true lovers sprout wings and fly into a magical castle in the sky, where they get married and eat clouds with spoons and use stars as ice cubes in their moonlight punch. Forever and ever and ever!
    Korra: The volcano is starting to make more sense to me now.
  • All three girls' reactions to Pema's story about her and Tenzin: A romantic sigh.
  • During the little date montage of Bolin and Korra, one scene has them getting into an impromptu burping contest, which ends in one of Korra's belches shaking the rafters (and the "camera"). Bolin looks stunned for a millisecond before the two of them burst into hearty laughter. Then the camera pans over to the other restaurant patrons, wide-eyed and slackjawed in disbelief.
  • Bolin catching Korra and Mako kissing (despite Korra and Bolin having been on a date the previous night). The way he cries, and his Girly Run with the bouquet of flowers, like a bride who was deserted at the altar, is just hilarious.
  • The pro bending announcer working in a mention of their sponsor in the most awkward way imaginable: he draws attention to Bolin vomiting (He's losing his noodles, literally!), then advertising those very same noodles. Even better, they're called "Flameo Instant Noodles".
    • Bonus points with this scene working as a slight Brick Joke, too, as the noodles were Bolin's comfort food, drowning...er...feeding his sorrows over walking in on Korra and Mako kissing. Next day, during the match, he catches a disc squarely in the gut and...here come the noodles again.
      • While the vomit is offscreen, the "camera" is on Korra, who views the incident, then cringes after watching it. The look on her face says lots of things: disgust, pity for Bolin, and embarrassment, all topped off with an eyebrow twitch.
  • Bolin's list of reasons he and Korra are right for each other, which culminates in "she's beautiful, I'm GORGEOUS!"
  • After an argument, Mako storms into the arena through a different door than Korra. A fan tries to greet him, which he completely fails to notice.
    Fan: Hey Makooooooo-oh.
  • Mako picks up Bolin (after a night of binging on noodles) and carries him home.
    Mako: I told you dating a teammate was a bad idea.
    Bolin: You're a bad idea!
    • Pabu joins his master in his gluttony and has the Balloon Belly to show for it. When Mako carries Bolin out of the restaurant Pabu has to drag his belly on the floor, quickly flailing his legs about as he follows them.
    • Adding to all of this, the person at the front desk doesn't even react to Mako carrying the "drunk" Bolin out, or Pabu's attempts at following him.
  • As Mako and Bolin make up after their problems with Korra:
    Bolin: Girls.
    Mako: Seriously.
  • The scene where Tahno and Korra get in one another's faces, and you fully expect her to start swinging in spite of Bolin's warnings about disqualification... only for her to put her fingers in her mouth and whistle. Cue Naga shoving her head through the window and roaring straight into Tahno's face. His reaction is priceless.
  • In the category of "great Korra expressions," there's the "why-I-oughta" glare and fist shake she gives the Wolfbats as they go out to play their match.
  • "You know what I'm talking about, Pabu. Talking about real love." And Poor Pabu's expression. He has no idea at all what he's taking about.
    And The Winner Is... 
  • At the beginning of the episode, the Fire Ferrets practice to some awesome jazz on the radio, which then cuts to commercial for an advertisement for the "Cabbage Corporation." Let that sink in for a moment. The "Cabbage Corporation." The "leading name in technology." Cabbage Man's descendants have become the heads of the most trusted name in technology of this era! Doubles as a CMOA in that aspect.
  • Bolin and Pabu's acting performance before the match.
  • As Mako protest against the Council to continue the Pro-Bending match, they had to acknowledge the Unfortunate Implications and Irony about Non-Benders and Benders gathering together, in peace, as answered cheerfully by Bolin, "[to watch Benders] beat each other up! In peace!"
  • The reaction of Tahno's Fan Girls and the Fire Ferrets' fans when Korra beats Tahno in the tiebreaker match.
    • The gratuitous slow-mo and replay of Tahno getting a burst of water to the jaw! They had to animate that scene twice from different angles.
    • Tahno's helmet landing in the hands of the Fire Ferret fans, who also dressed like the Ferrets. The one dressed like Korra catches it.
  • Bolin getting Pabu to bite through the ropes by speaking fire ferret.
  • The Wolfbats' WWE-tastic entrance.
    • "I'm gonna knock Tahno's stupid hair off his stupid head!"
  • Shiro commentating in true Casual Danger Dialogue style after Equalists have appeared in the audience, knocked out the security, the pro-benders, and a chunk of the audience (with electric gloves no less), with a look of terror on his face:
    Shiro: Folks, there is some sort of electrical disturbance in the stands. Metalbender cops are dropping like bumbleflies. There appear to be masked members of the audience wielding strange devices on their hands. [Equalist enters cabin] One of them is in the booth with me now, folks. He is leveling one of those glove devices at me right now, and I believe he is about to electrocute me. I am currently wetting my pants.
  • Tenzin's reaction when Korra figures out that he and Lin used to be a couple.
    Korra: Sooo... Pema stole you from Beifong. I'm surprised our esteemed chief of police didn't throw her in jail.
    Tenzin: [deadpan] Oh, she tried.
    • The "camera" zooms in on Tenzin's face as he mournfully says "Lin and I were growing apart" as if to cue in a long, nostalgic reminiscing of their relationship only to Tenzin to snap right out of it and exclaims, "Why am I even telling you this!?" The only thing missing is a Record Needle Scratch.
    • The music in the background. A serene, nostalgic classical melody, starts welling up in the background which is nothing short of pure Narm, until it gets suddenly cut out as Tenzin realizes what he's saying.
    • Korra calling him "Heart-breaker." The only way it could be funnier was if she called him a "Heart-bender."
  • Tenzin calling out the rules of pro-bending
    Tenzin: Oh, come on, ref! There was some funny business in that last play!
    Beifong: Wouldn't have guessed you knew the rules of pro-bending.
    Tenzin: [nonchalantly] Hm... I've been brushing up. [then goes back to Spock Speak] That Wolf-Bat blatantly bent a disc outside his zone.
    • Later:
      Tenzin: [angry] Oh come on those were illegal head-shots! Open your eye, ref!
  • In the original airing, a SpongeBob SquarePants Commercial Popup comes up at the worst possible time. It ended up leading to one of the most darkly funny memes in recent memory.
  • Possibly unintentional: In the middle of all the Equalists pulling on their masks, the shot of one man pulling his chi-blocking glove out of a bag of popcorn was amusing.
  • Shiro raising an eyebrow at one of his own metaphors:
    Shiro: Or will the underdog Fire Ferrets serve a surprising bowl of smack-down soup? *eyebrow*
  • Doubles as a CMOA: Korra throws Mako back onto the ring, and the first thing Mako does is send a fireball straight at Tahno, whose back is turned. Tahno gets back up, full of rage. Mako is wearing the biggest shit-eating grin ever and he actually winks at Tahno. Naturally, Tahno looks even more pissed off.
  • The Fire Ferrets' triple Dartboard of Hate of Tahno.
  • The end of the Fire Ferrets' huddle:
    Korra: If the Wolfbats are gonna fight dirty, then so are we!
    Mako: We can't—the refs have it out for us. If we're gonna win this thing, it has to be fair and square.
    Korra: [sigh] That's no fun, but...okay.
  • In general, every instance where Korra was the one causing the facial expressions on Tahno.
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    The Aftermath 
  • Bolin's lines when he says Asami's invited them to her home.
    Bolin: From now on, it's gonna be the lap of luxury for us.
  • "NOT MY CABBAGE CORP!"
  • Bolin cluelessly whispering, "Do you think your dad knows about this tunnel?"
  • A curious Korra spying the makeup powder in the bathroom and attempting to powder her face. Along with suspenseful music. Seriously, with that music, you would have thought Korra discover something horrifyingly plot-related to the Satos. The expression on her face just as she comes out is the icing on the cake.
  • "I have to air sit, I mean I have to baby bend--"
  • The facial reaction on the Butler when Bolin immediately jumps into the pool after drying him.
    • Bolin's amusement at being called "Master Bolin", then reminding the butler to not forget "Master Pabu" and then jumping in the water. The whole sequence was one laugh after another.
    • After drying "Master Pabu", his fur puffs outward, making him like a ridiculously cute furball (literally).
  • Korra inquiring about Asami's plans. Then Bolin responding, "I vote makeovers!" Then, Mako plummets Bolin in the pool.
  • Bolin talking to the Equalists...while flailing the unconscious Tenzin's arms around like a puppet.
    • And for that matter, the clang Beifong's armor makes when they drop her on her face.
  • Bolin making Pabu talk in a squeaky high voice, and Pabu making the appropriate gestures and motions to complete the image of him talking.
    • Later, he does the same thing while carrying Tenzin on his back, sans the squeaky voice.
  • Bolin rushing in, desperate for the washrooms, and showing it with about as much decorum as a five-year-old, complete with an embarrassed Mako facepalming in the background.
  • After Asami takes out her father with his own chi-blocker glove, then kicks the Lieutenant's ass easily, we get a shot of Korra and Mako's reactions. They're pretty much like 'Dammmmnnn'.
  • Mako's sneezing act. That is all.
  • And Bolin's comment afterwards: " Yeah! Just stay put until the chief comes back! That sounds very familiar doesn't it? Why? Because you said it."
    When Extremes Meet 
  • Every second of Ikki and Meelo's interactions with Mako, Bolin, and Asami, especially Korra's reaction to Ikki telling Asami about her crush on Mako.
    • Jinora plugging her ears when Ikki chases a reluctant Pabu around yelling "He's CUUUUUUUUUUUUTE!" Also, Meelo pulling on Naga's ears and pretending she's a sky bison. No wonder Pema is so frazzled.
    • Bolin's interactions with Ikki. He gets into Motor Mouth mode as well, but Ikki counters by answering every question.
    Bolin: Is this an all vegetarian island? Is that where you train airbending? Do we have to wear Air Acolyte clothes? Do we each get our own sky bison? And final question, how many trees are on this island?
    Ikki: Yes yes, no no, 10,552.
    [beat]
    • Asami, Mako, and Bolin's Reaction Shot to this, all staring and blinking in unison.
    • Ikki's cat hiss in response to Korra closing the door on her. Her eyes look very much like the Avatar State.
    • The background change when Korra hears Ikki bringing up the relationship to Asami. Apocalypse How is raging in Korra's mind!.
  • Team Avatar holding hands in a formation to celebrate their group, and Meelo farts on their hands out of nowhere. The reactions are priceless.
    • Even funnier that the fart had the functional purpose of slowing him down. He airbended his fart!
  • Korra saying that Saikhan is the worst chief of police ever, while pinching his chin. Even funnier when Tenzin says it also.
    Tenzin: But you really are the worst. Ever!
  • "NAGA AWAAYYYY!" Cue Naga leaning forward and entire team falling off her back and forming a pile on the ground.
    Korra: Alright, scratch that.
  • Asami still making use of that Equalist Glove and very casually taking the Chi-Blockers, while driving.
  • Meelo. Just Meelo.
    Ikki: Welcome to Air Temple Island, your new home!
    Meelo: Yes. Welcome to my domain.
    Bolin: Well, aren't you a sweet, little monk child?
    • And with Asami:
      Asami: [glances down]
      Meelo: [stares at her creepily] You're pretty! Can I have some of your hair?
      Mako: [amused] Looks like I have some competition.
    • Also
      Meelo: We shall meet again, beautiful woman!
  • The Air Acolytes struggling with Asami's giant stack of trunks.
    Out Of The Past 
  • A triple-whammy: Mako and Bolin are locked in their prison cell with no toilet, and Bolin, against a wall, "can't go while [Mako's] listening". He then, um, goes, but it's when Asami and Lin open the door. Capped off perfectly by Bolin starting to walk out, then Lin metalbending his zipper back up.
    Lin: Your fly was down.
    Bolin: [utterly embarrassed] Thanks for catching that.
    • Not only is Lin facing the other way, but Bolin's shirt completely covers his pants so that she couldn't have seen it even if she was looking at him!
  • Oddly enough, one from Amon. He tells his Equalists to take Korra, and told them not to underestimate her, even telling them exactly what to do to take her out efficiently. She breaks out, and gets away.
    Amon: I thought I told you not to underestimate her?
    • It's probably the way the Lieutenant kind of backs off after Amon says that. You can tell he's probably thinking, "...whoops."
    • In a sort of meta-way, Tarrlok running into Amon probably counts. Here Tarrlok is, bloodbending and manipulating everyone, and all of a sudden, the Big Bad, with the ability to remove bending, shows up in a nice Big Damn Villains moment. One would probably be laughing at how screwed Tarrlok would be, and would enjoy Tarrlok's fate.
  • And speaking of the Equalists, there was a short scene in which one Equalists was snarking at the obvious statement his fellow guard made.
    Equalist: It's empty.
    The other Equalist: [deadpan] Yeah, I can see that.
  • In one of Korra's flashbacks, Aang complains that Toph is still calling him Twinkletoes when he's forty. She just waves it off cheekily.
    • To add onto the flashback, when Sokka speaks he still manages to shoehorn his boomerang and beating Combustion Man into the conversation. Decades on, Sokka hasn't changed a bit.
  • After Tarrlok bloodbends the Fire Ferrets, Lin, and Tenzin, knocking them out, Lin wakes Tenzin up by slapping him across the face.
    • Also after that, Bolin wakes up saying he dreamed that Korra was kidnapped by a bloodbender, and then Asami promptly tells him that that actually happened.
  • "Try chi-blocking that, fools!
  • When the phone rings in Tenzin and Pema's room, Meelo was sleeping in there with them and he picks up the phone to complain about someone calling at 6 in the morning.
    • And he steps on Tenzin's face on his way to the phone.
      Meelo: [in his partially baby accent] Who is this? It's six in the morning. This had better be important.
    • And we don't know if it was really six in the morning or if he had just heard his parents saying that.
  • Tenzin is later seen at home, making phone calls to find out where Korra is. When Lin, Mako, Bolin, and Asami step in, he becomes unnecessarily but comically shocked. The faces he makes are what really seal the deal. Like father, like son.
    Tenzin: Lin? What are, what are you...you should be in the hospital! And you three [points at Mako, Bolin, and Asami], you should be in prison!
    Turning The Tides 
  • Tenzin awkwardly asking Lin to take care of Pema and his children while he's away. The first thing Pema does is hand her Meelo. He has to poop.
    • "Hey, this is not what I signed on for!"
      • Context: Tenzin carefully worded it as a bodyguard job. Protect and look after my family. Enter Pema who comes in saying that she could use an extra set of hands...and Tenzin booking it as fast as his legs can carry him. THAT is what caused the above phrase.
    • Lin has cables on her arms, used via metalbending for fighting. She uses them to avoid directly touching Meelo, who has just announced that he needs to poop.
      • He was grunting in effort. Can't blame her for wanting as little physical contact as possible.
      • Just for added hilarity, Lin, who up till then had been a stoic badass, looks utterly terrified as she carries Meelo away.
  • Meelo's reaction to his mother going into labor during a terrorist attack: "Not now, baby!"
  • Tenzin's children fighting alongside Lin. Lin's reactions to them were understandable, but almost like she was a babysitter, trying to take care of children who were out of control.
    • Meelo's fury. Even funnier is what some fans named it - The Meelo State.
      • Meelo. Farting. In. An. Equalist's. Face. While. Screaming. Heroically.
    • Jinora's Pre-Asskicking One-Liner:
      Get away from my dad's ex-girlfriend!
    • Eventually, Lin just gives up and says "... Never mind." and accepts their help. The look on her face is the last thing you'd ever expect from such a badass Lady of War.
  • Bolin referring the Lieutenant as "mustache guy."
  • Pema pulls one heck of an Oh, Crap! face when leaving Mako and Asami alone to "talk". It's funnier because she actually has something to do with it and must have realized it.
    • Asami's quip to Mako about Korra needing more hot water for her tea was also funny.
  • Bolin is wondering how they will pay for the parking tickets Korra got them for not knowing how to drive. So Mako burns them with his firebending.
    • Also, Bolin's huge gasp as he does it.
    • Speaking of which, it's about time to say that practically all of Bolin's expressions and dialogues can belong on this page. If we could link this with images of all the expressions he's pulled so far.
    • Just Korra and her driving. She managed to park the car by smashing it into a lamp post. You wonder how the drive back must have been.
      Korra: Hey, you guys got arrested, and left me alone with the car. I made it very clear: I don't know how to drive!
    • Bolin as they're pulling out.
      Bolin: Ca-oh we're good.
  • Mixed with Nightmare Fuel, the scene where the Lieutenant disguises himself as an exterminator and goes to a councilwoman's door:
    The Lieutenant: We're here to fix a spider-rat problem.
    Councilwoman: I didn't call an exterminator... (promptly gets shocked)
    Councilwoman's Husband: ...Dear?
  • The Lieutenant got hit by The Worf Effect hard. It was understandable with Korra and Asami, but adding to the list is Jinora, who airbent him to the roof, and Naga, who bitch slaps him into the ocean. Seriously, Amon. Get a new lieutenant. It's becoming a Running Gag.
    • Or at least make him stop fighting badass ladies (that includes Naga).
  • Blink and you miss it, but when the Equalists are about to attack Tenzin, his beard fluffs up in response to the electrical discharge of activating Equalist weapons. The Beard is a Chekhov's Gun that saves his life!
  • If you're not expecting it, the reveal of General Iroh sounding several years too young and distinctly Zuko-ish can have this effect.
    Skeletons In The Closet 
  • Bolin complimenting Gommu
    Bolin: You are a wise and noble hobo.
    • And then complimenting his food. Though given his backstory, it can also be a bit sad.
    • And Asami's reaction upon learning that she's eating garbage, but it's also sad when you realize how much she has lost and how far she has fallen.
  • And when the Equalists reveal their torpedo-equipped biplanes, Bolin's response:
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    Endgame 
  • Bolin getting his orders from General Iroh.
    Bolin: Ay-Ay Captain! Ooop! I mean General!
  • "Why would there be fence posts, but no fence?" Though the outcome was not funny at all, it was just too abrupt to be taken seriously.
    • Even then, the fact that Asami lampshades it, but all of them keep walking anyway, is kind of hilarious in a dark way.
  • After Asami, Bolin, and General Iroh are captured, Iroh asks Bolin if he knows how to Metalbend. When he says that he doesn't, Iroh's reaction is hilarious.
  • While Iroh goes after the planes, and Asami to the mecha tanks, Naga again picks up Bolin and throws him over the saddle as he yells, "NOoooo...NAGA!".
  • Asami getting in a Mecha Tank and turning it on.
    Asami: What do you know? Just like a Future Industries forklift.
  • When Naga takes down 3 Mecha Tanks, one lands inches from Bolin's face. It takes him a couples seconds to react with a "WHOA!"
    • The fact that Naga looks and sounds exactly like a puppy tearing up a boot or a cushion while she does it adds to the hilarity.
  • Bolin again, rescuing Asami while riding Naga.
    Bolin: MR. SATO! YOU ARE A HORRIBLE FATHER!!
    • Doubles as a moment of awesome, as it is so very true.
  • Yay, uncle Bumi's here!
    • Tenzin's reaction counts too. "Now I have to entertain my brother." The look on his face and his tone makes this sound like it's a prospect more unpleasant to him than an Equalist takeover of Republic City.
    • Bumi himself. When we first see him, he's standing on top of his ship screaming like a madman.
  • Meelo screaming "PRISON BREAK!" as Korra rescues his family.
  • Bolin's Jaw Drop to Lin's bending being restored.
    • Speaking of that, the Protester's facial expression in the crowd when Amon rises up out of the water revealing himself to be a waterbender to all of Republic City speaks for itself.
  • Amon pulls a hilarious Oh, Crap! face even while his mask is on when the Lieutenant catches him bloodbending.
  • Bolin's unintentionally insensitive attempt to cheer up Korra after she loses her bending.
    Lin: I can't believe Amon got you too...
    Bolin: Hey, at least you unlocked your airbending!
    *everyone glares at him*
    Mako: Bro, not the time.
    Bolin: *sheepishly, while slowly backing off and speaking quietly* Right, right... I'll just stand over here. Quietly. In silence.
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