This page explains in detail the interactions between the Avatar (Nick) series and the Punch-Out!! series.

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The Big Bad Hippo.


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The character Big Bad Hippo, debuting in the sixth episode of Season 2 (Episode #26) of Avatar, is a fat wrestler with hippo-like teeth, and therefore looks quite similar to King Hippo from the NES Punch-Out!!

It can't be said for sure, though, that this is an actual reference rather than a coincidence.


The creators of Avatar: The Last Airbender held no right over Nintendo's Punch-Out!! but they only included a minor reference to the game.