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Live-Action TV

  • Glee: In "Duets", Sam claims to have seen the film six times.


  • In the 2018 film Instant Family: Pete mentions the movie while trying to explain the "white saviour" concept to Karen.

Web Comics

  • Sheldon: This strip has Gramp quoting the film... while staring at a cup of coffee.
    Arthur: Seriously?? Your coffee gets the talk from Avatar? SERIOUSLY??

Western Animation

  • The Cleveland Show:
    • In "The Way the Cookie Crumbles", it's revealed that the show is drawn live by animators in the Browns' basement, Duck Amuck-style; one of the animators is seen making out with a Na'vi he drew.
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    • In "Hot Cocoa Bang Bang", Junior dresses as a Na'vi while attending San Diego Comic-Con, and the climactic battle is parodied in the nerds' battle to retake SDCC from Hollywood.
  • Family Guy: In "Grumpy Old Man", the theater at the retirement home has buttons that allow the residents to pause the film so they can ask questions; Avatar was being shown that day.
    Senior #1: Why is he blue? Is it cold on that planet?
    Senior #2: Why are they mumbling? Why does everyone in pictures today mumble? I can't hear!
  • MAD:
    • The first sketch from "Avaturd / CSiCarly" is a parody of the film.
    • The first sketch from "So You Think You Can Train Your Dragon How to Dance / Yo Gagga Gagga!", Jake and his banshee compete in a dragon dance contest.
    • In a sketch from "This Means War Machine / iCharlie", a bloated, purple Violet Beauregard is called a "giant Avatar poop".
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  • Rick and Morty: In "The Whirly Dirty Conspiracy", Rick temporarily rendered a drooling idiot, and he asks for cookies and a 90-minute cut of Avatar.
  • Robot Chicken:
    • The final sketch from "Terms of Endaredevil" features a parody of the film in which Gargamel transfers his consciousnesses into a Smurf body.
    • A sketch from "Big Trouble in Little Clerks 2" is a parody of the film set to the song "Blue Rabbits Fuck".
  • The Simpsons:
    • The Couch Gag for "The Fool Monty" and "Ned 'n Edna's Blend" features the Simpsons getting Na'vi avatars and trying to tame a banshee-like couch.
    • In "Moms I'd Like to Forget", Comic Book Guy claims to speak in both Na'vi and Klingon languages, and says they're the same thing.
    • The final segment of "Treehouse of Horror XXIII" is a Whole Plot Reference to the movie, in which Bart and Milhouse are put in alien bodies and travel to Rigel 7 (Kang and Kodos' home planet) to search for the mineral Hilarium.
  • South Park:
    • In "Dances with Smurfs" (which aired a month before the film came out), Wendy takes Cartman's Dances with Smurfs story, creates her own version of it and sells the movie rights to James Cameron. The scene then cuts to a furious Cartman walking out of a theater showing Avatar and flipping off the marquee signs.
    • In "Raising the Bar", James Cameron goes on a deep-sea voyage to raise the titular bar, referencing his announcement that the Avatar sequel will be partially filmed underwater.


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