Post by concreteangel on Jan 5, 2009 4:08:11 GMT -5
Oh me too. I made one of my best friends watch it with me before we watched the finale, the day it aired. I mean, c'mon, you gotta have something fun and lighthearted before all the drama and battle of the finale.
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That, or I'd have just left. In my opinion, EIP was even more useless to the plot of Avatar that Appa's Lost Days.
I could understand saying EIP being useless but Appa's Lost Days contributes a lot the show. The guru thing, Azula vs. Kyoshi Warriors, Appa getting captured by Long Feng...
If it weren't for this episode, Azula and her girls wouldn't have entered the city due to not facing the Kyoshi Warriors and of course she wouldn't have taken over Ba Sing Se. The whole guru thing played a big part in the finale as well... Long Feng capturing Appa played a big part in the next episode (Lake Laogai).
Without Appa's Lost Days the finale and Lake Laogai would've been done completely differently.
Post by truwaterbender on Sept 25, 2009 21:50:07 GMT -5
I agree that EIP was very useless to the plot but it was better than Appa's lost days.
The one use for this episode is if you want to show your friends a really humorous summary of Avatar, this is it. Otherwise it was filler.
Nonetheless, it was really cute. And kind of lightened up the plot like concreteeangel said and just gave you like a feeling of, "Okay finale's coming up- there's our summary, bring on the popcorn and the finale!"
I really would've preferred a serious summary though. I would've much rather seen the play portrayed in an accurate way instead of a silly way because I feel like it would've made it more interesting on the characters looking back on what they did in the past.
EIP wasn't at all bad, I just think i could've been done better. The episode itself is a good idea.
Post by asian malaysian on Sept 27, 2009 19:53:05 GMT -5
I loved EIP because I think it was very much a nod and a gift to the fans of the series (especially that bit about skipping The Great Divide) now that the show was winding up. Without that strong and vocal fanbase, Nick would have dropped the series long ago (A cartoon series based on Asian cultures and characters to be screened on an American children's channel? Nobody is going to watch that!) and Mike & Bryan would never have been able to wrap up the series the way they wanted. The way that huge clip played at the ComicCon says it all. Mike & Bryan's commentary about the episode on the dvd also speaks of all the points about the creative process of the show and the reactions to fanboys that were alluded to in EIP. I think they tied things back to the present urgency of the matter with the ending of the play where Team Avatar are pulled out of wool gathering and general navel gazing by being confronted with the realisation of their worst fears.
When what was whispered by the lovers in a cave as they blazed a trail toward freedom will be shouted from the mountain tops. When the world finally sees that the hopes of the little girl from a crumbling Southern Water Tribe are the same as the dreams of the boy in the iceberg. We will begin the next great chapter in the Avatar Saga with one word- KATAANG!
I saw this episode again today, I had totally forgotten how funny this episode was. Like the whole Jet part "Wait... did Jet just die?" "It was sort of unclear." I laughed so incredibly hard,because I remember that everyone said that over and over "Is he dead or not?!" good times. And then don't hate me, but I couldn't help laughing when Zuko yelled "Honor!" when he died. Or Toph close to the end finally getting her Zuko fieldtrip. YAY TOPH!
I remember when it first aired, I pretty much lost it. I was so upset about the Zutara mockery and went insane for a while....like tears and ranting insane. >.< When it was on Nicktoons the other day, I really enjoyed it - there's so many funny moments. But I still felt the dull Zutara pain inside of me and missed those good times where I got that emotional over Avatar.
Post by tegtheavatar on Jun 15, 2010 4:09:51 GMT -5
When I first saw the episode I laughed my head off in the beginning of the play. They had poorly portrayed team Avatar (Zuko warned us), but it was really funny in a face-palm sort of way. I think the writers were even poking fun at themselves with that episode. "'Oh, look it's the Great Divide.' 'Let's keep flying'" and "'Did Jet just... die?' 'You know it was never really clear'".
At the same time I love how it helped the ember-island-magic hit team Avatar. They were seeing some of the worst things in themselves (goofily portrayed), and their worst fears. I liked the part where Aang talks to Katara about how he kissed her before the invasion (then he epic failed, but still). I thought it was funny how Aang was a woman, Katara was an overly-busty, preachy, crybaby (tear-bending). Sokka was a scrawny guy who mainly joked about meat, Toph was dude. Zuko's scar was on the wrong side, and Ty Lee looked a little funky in her outfit.
And the best moment of the episode was when it shows the lady-Aang losing to the firelord, and it keeps paning over to real (male) Aang, and the look on his face... it was just a really good scene because he really is having all his fears thrown at him. I also thought the talk between Zuko and Toph about his uncle was sweet. It made me go "awwww". I also liked it when that kid came up to him and told him how the scar was on the wrong side.
I loved how at the end everyone one was basically saying how the play sucked, and then Sokka was like "But the effects were good."
In short I couldn't help but like the episode because we got to see one more silly episode with a tint of darkness to it before we got our epic finale (and that was epic)!!!
Post by HeroicOutlaw on Jul 25, 2010 0:04:47 GMT -5
I agree that EIP was for the fans, and it was so awesome. Especially when Toph learned the actor portraying her was a man and he used screaming to find out where everyone was, instead of earthbending. I think I couldn't breathe for about 10 minutes after that.
At the same time I love how it helped the ember-island-magic hit team Avatar. They were seeing some of the worst things in themselves (goofily portrayed), and their worst fears.
As many times I've watched this episode, I've never really gave thought to the Ember Island magic. It is interesting that the concept comes back from "The Beach". I think that while everything was exaggerated, that the gaang really did learn new things about their characters. Overall, this was just a fun episode before intense drama, but it still had some interesting aspects.
THis episode was HILARIOUS!!! But i perfer the dessert episode!!!
Yep,I agree with you. My favourite episode is The Desert and when I watched it today (laughed my head off when Sokka drank the cactus juice) I said "Hey,let's watch The Ember Island Players!"..And yea,I totally watched it The episode is Hilarious.Just Hilarious.I loved it when i saw it first I rolled on the floor laughing.No kidding. I loved the episode.As a matter of fact,"Let's watch it again!"...Yeaaaa
this episode is one of my favorite "filler episodes" and we cant really deny that it is a filler. it's one of those episodes (at least for me) that i can watch and it never gets old. This episode is one of the funnier ones (don't really think that The Desert is as funny..but is funny cuz of sokka and his cactus juice) and also shows the gaang how people from another nation perceives them. It also cheers me up when i'm not feeling well or am in a bad mood. And i also like it cuz of the kataang sequence..hehe.
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