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"My Favorite Yao" is the twentieth episode from season one of Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness.



The Dragon Warrior helps Shifu channel his 'inner Po' as they try to keep a visiting kung fu master out of Temutai's evil clutches.[1]


As the Jade Palace prepares to welcome the visiting Master Yao, Shifu is particularly anxious, pushing Po and the Furious Five to make everything perfect. When questioned, Shifu reveals that Yao is a legendary master who has spent his life in meditation, to the point where he now spends virtually all of his time within the confines of a box. Yao's box is soon set up by his attendants in the Hall of Heroes, and Shifu instructs his students to leave the master alone. However, shortly thereafter Po learns that Shifu is an avid admirer of Yao, to the point of owning two of the Master Yao "action figure". With Po's encouragement, Shifu decides to approach his hero, only for the master to begin clambering around in search of new sensations.

Shifu then ends up trapped in Yao's box while Yao leaves in search of further experiences, with Po eventually finding him and letting him out. At Po's suggestion they decide to try and find him before anyone else can find out, fearing that the purely mental Kung fu master may come to harm. Meanwhile, Temutai and his Qidan Clan are in search of Yao and soon spot him running amok, only to run into Po and Shifu. After attempting to catch the master, Po decides to lure him in by dancing and getting a band to play, much to Shifu's horror. Unfortunately, Yao is then captured by Temutai, and the efforts of Po and Shifu to recover him result in them falling off a cliff.

Furious at this failure, Shifu becomes angry with Po and then insists on rescuing Master Yao by his own methods. They track Temutai's forces to their lair, where they witness Temutai threatening Master Yao to reveal his knowledge of Kung fu or perish. An attempt to rescue him goes awry and ends with Shifu and Po chained alongside him awaiting execution. However, Yao reveals that he enjoyed his experiences, and expresses gratitude to Shifu for enabling him to enjoy so much.

Temutai offers the trio a last request, and Shifu stuns them all by expressing the desire to dance. However, the display is merely a distraction, which Shifu uses to slip his bonds and free Po so that they can engage Temutai's warriors. Just as they are about to be overwhelmed, Yao performs the Eight-Armed Yangtze Spleen Punch with his mind to defeat the enemies. Yao then returns to his box, asking Shifu to live his life to the fullest each day; Shifu complies by doing a little dance as he walks away from Po and the box.

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Legends of Awesomeness Season 1 episodes
No. in series No. in season Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod. code
1 1 "Scorpion's Sting" Jim Schumann Doug Langdale September 19, 2011 101
2 2 "The Princess and the Po" Jim Schumann Doug Langdale October 21, 2011 103
3 3 "Sticky Situation" Gabe Swarr Scott Kreamer November 7, 2011 102
4 4 "Chain Reaction" Michael Mullen Kevin Seccia November 8, 2011 104
5 5 "Fluttering Finger Mindslip" Jim Schumann Jessica Gao November 9, 2011 105
6 6 "Good Croc, Bad Croc" Michael Mullen Scott Kreamer November 10, 2011 111
7 7 "Hometown Hero" Juan Meza-Leon Kevin Seccia November 11, 2011 109
8 8 "Jailhouse Panda" Michael Mullen Doug Landgale & Jon Ross November 18, 2011 117
9 9 "Owl Be Back" Michael Mullen Doug Langdale November 26, 2011 107
10 10 "Bad Po" Luther McLaurin & Jim Schumann Jon Ross November 26, 2011 113
11 11 "Sight for Sore Eyes" Juan Meza-Leon Doug Langdale November 27, 2011 108
12 12 "Rhino's Revenge" Michael Mullen Scott Kreamer November 27, 2011 106
13 13 "Master Ping" Michael Mullen Paul Rugg November 28, 2011 119
14 14 "Ghost of Oogway" Lane Lueras & Luther McLaurin Kevin Seccia November 29, 2011 120
15 15 "The Kung Fu Kid" Juan Meza-Leon Scott Kreamer November 30, 2011 122
16 16 "Ladies of the Shade" Michael Mullen Joshua Hamilton December 1, 2011 123
17 17 "Big Bro Po" Lane Lueras Doug Langdale December 2, 2011 118
18 18 "Po Fans Out" Juan Meza-Leon Kevin Seccia December 9, 2011 112
19 19 "Challenge Day" Jim Schumann Scott Kreamer December 16, 2011 110
20 20 "My Favorite Yao" Luther McLaurin Joshua Hamilton December 30, 2011 114
21 21 "In With the Old" Michael Mullen Kevin Seccia January 16, 2012 124
22 22 "Has-been Hero" Gabe Swarr Kevin Seccia March 31, 2012 126
23 23 "Love Stings" Juan Meza-Leon Joshua Hamilton April 2, 2012 115
24 24 "Hall of Lame" Juan Meza-Leon Kevin Seccia April 3, 2012 116
25 25 "Father Crime" Michael Mullen Doug Langdale April 4, 2012 121
26 26 "Monkey in the Middle" Lane Lueras Gene Grillo April 5, 2012 125
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