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* This is a remake of the original thread, created due to the first post exceeding the characters' limit. Huge praise to DannyLilithborne for this development, he is practically the second father of this thread! *

So, where to start. After watching the Abridged episodes more times than I can count, and then re-watching them twice that amount, I realised by hanging around the forums that LittleKuriboh makes a ton of cultural references in his episodes, and I had missed quite a lot of them. So I thought that we need a thread to share our findings with the other members so that we can all get the jokes that some might not recognise. Of course that required huge preparation, but after a week or so of hard work, I have finally compiled a list of all cultural refernces of Yu-Gi-Oh The Abridged Series that I could find.I have included the exact second when each of them takes place, although the timing might be a bit off depending on your version of the episode.

This list is not complete and is bound to have mistakes, so it needs your contributions. Please help by filling out any references I missed and completing or correcting ones that already exist (like the reason Rex Raptor referenced Charlie Brown in Episode 29). In the end is a small list of direct references to actual Yu-Gi-Oh episodes. I haven't watched any of those, so your help in them is even more appreciated.

This list will not include references to other Abridged episodes or to 4Kids and their censorships/changes to the Japanese version. And in case you didn't already know, Dan Green is the guy who voices Yugi and Yami in Yu-Gi-Oh.


  • (00:00) "Filmed before a live studio audience" was a common statement by announcers of 70s (or 80s) sitcoms.
  • (Ending) This is Master Shake from "Aqua Teen Hunger Force"

  • (Intro) Barney the Dinosaur is a cartoon show starring a purple dinosaur named Barney. The guy who voices Barney is the same who voices Tristan Taylor.
  • (01:10) Rocky Balboa is the protagonist of the movies Rocky. He is a professional boxer whose training sequences often appear as montages.
  • (01:52) The voices&personalities of Rex and Weevil have been substituted with those of Beavis and Butthead (of the MTV cartoon of the same name). The catchphrases and dumbed-down sexually-driven humour they use are characteristic of the show.
  • (02:48) This part parodies the movies The Ring, where a cursed videotape kills anyone who watches it within seven days.
  • (03:11) Yami's "You can see into my mind?" is a possible reference to Solid Snake's line from Metal Gear Awesome.
  • (03:36) The timer at the centre of the screen and the four panels around it parody the directing of TV series "24".
  • (03:48) Yami's "What'choo talkin' about, Pegasus" references Arnold Jackson's retort (and catchphrase) of "What'choo talkin' about, Willis" from "Diff'rent Strokes".
  • (Ending) This dialogue is from a Superman movie.

  • (Title) It's a reference to Celine Dion song "My Heart Will Go On" , the trademark song of the movie Titanic.
  • (02:08) L'Oreal is a cosmetics and beauty company whose products include hair shampoos and hair colouring. Its advertising slogan is, naturally, "L'Oreal, because I'm worth it".
  • (02:13) Solid Snake is the main character of stealth videogame series Metal Gear Solid.
  • (03:25) The song playing is the aforementioned Titanic trademark song "My Heart Will Go On".
  • (Ending) This stinger is from "The Return of the Jedi".

  • (Title) It's a reference to the books "Lord of the Flies", where children and teenager are trapped on a huge island.
  • (Intro) This is the opening sequence of the aforementioned Beavis and Butthead cartoon.
  • (00:28) Tristan confused "Lord of the Flies" with "Lord of the Rings", which star a tiny hobbit carrying an evil ring.
  • (01:08) The music and directing of these scenes parody the Kill Bill movies, which are based on revenge.
  • (01:31) "My limey senses are tingling" is a reference to Spiderman, who says "My spider sense is tingling" every time he senses danger.
  • (02:59) As you have guessed, in Beavis and Butthead, Beavis sometimes has a personality change into the Great Cornholio, who is constantly looking for "tp for his bunghole".
  • (04:00) Mothra is a fictional monster who first appeared in the novel The Luminous Fairies And Mothra.
  • (04:16) Yami's "Settle down, buttmunch" is a frequently used Butthead phrase
  • (Ending) This phrase comes from the intro of the movie Snakes On A Plane.

  • (Title) It's a reference to "My Funny Valentine", a jazz standard tune as well as the tune of the show Babes In Arms.
  • (00:00) The cereal box is an obvious rip-off of Cheerios.
  • (02:13) The sound effect and exclamation mark come from Metal Gear Solid.
  • (03:10) As he transforms, Yugi quotes Scrappy Doo's catchphrase.
  • (03:33) The song playing as Joey plays his Time Roulette is Time Warp from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
  • (Ending) This dialogue is from a Star Wars movie.

  • (Title) This one is a reference to the TV series "Everybody Hates Chris".
  • (Intro) This is a reference to a Yu-Gi-Oh promotional video in which Yami states he would never smoke Marijuana.
  • (01:27) The Mission Impossible theme plays during Mokuba's escape.
  • (02:07) "Oh the humanity!" is a famous quote by newscaster Herbert Morrison stated during the Hindenburg zeppelin disaster.
  • (02:19) "Don't rock the boat" by Hues Corporation is a popular 1974 song ; it also plays during the ending credits.
  • (04:59) The music used during the "Time passes..." card is "Think!", also known as the Final Jeopardy! theme.

  • (Intro) All these scenes and dialogues parody various soap opera series. The song playing is "The Lonely Man" from The Incredible Hulk TV series.
  • (02:10) The music comes from Batman, and the "Kaiba-cave" is a reference to Batman's "Bat-cave".
  • (02:41) In the series StarTrek the characters using a computer had a habit of pressing the same keys over and over again.
  • (02:49) The Blue Screen of Death is what appears on Microsoft Windows every time something causes it to crash.
  • (Ending) This dialogue comes from a Futurama episode.

  • (Title) The title of the episode is a pun on the phrase "The plot thickens", which was popularly used by Sherlock Holmes but has entered English lexicon for when a story or situation becomes more complicated.
  • (00:00) The Children's Television Workshop is a production studio that is behind many public television educational shows, including "Sesame Street". "This show was brought to you by the CTW" was often announced after every episode.
  • (02:36) The song that plays during the Time Roulette scene is "The Power of Love" by Huey Lewis & the News, feature in the film "Back to the Future" which was about time travel.
  • (03:03) The music that plays during Bakura's ominous introduction and throughout his menacing is "Ave Satani" from the film "The Omen".
  • (03:30) The cards that the gang holds here shows :
    Yugi's : This boy is the Star Wars Kid, a very popular internet meme.
    Tristan's : This is a character from the He-Man cartoon.
    Tea's : This is Sailor Moon, protagonist of the anime of the same name.
    Yugi's : This is the Black Mage from the webcomic 8-bit theatre.
    Bakura's : This is Sephiroth from videogame Final Fantasy 7 and CGI movie Final Fantasy Advent Children.
  • (Ending) The ending stinger portrays Mokuba as "The N64 Kid".

  • (Title) This title is "The Card Games" in Spanish. The entire intro comes from the Spanish dub of Yu-Gi-Oh.
  • (00:35) "All your puzzles are belong to me" is a reference to the video game Zero Wing's "All your base are belong to us", and "Do Not Want!" is a reference to the Mandarin dub of "Star Wars III" which subtitled Darth Vader's "NOOOOO" as "Do Not Want". Both have become Internet memes.
  • (03:16) Zork and Pals, here and in all its later incarnations, parodies various comedy series.
  • (03:51) Arrested Development is a comedy series that got canceled abruptly.
  • (04:52) This "Finish Him" is what the announcer of the Mortal Kombat videogames says once a fight is over so that the winner can execute the final strike.
  • (Ending) This one is from Homestar Runner, more specifically Strong Bad's song "Trogdor" from the email 'dragon'.

  • (Title) This title is a reference to anime Neon Genesis Evengelion, which had an episode called "Both of You, Dance Like You Want To Win".
  • (00:49) The song and "dig it" quotes come from 1971 film "Shaft".
  • (01:06) This song and accompanying video are a direct parody of the opening of Neon Genesis Evangelion.
  • (01:46) This song is "Disco Inferno" by The Trammps.
  • (02:20) "I cast Magic Missle at the darkness" is an infamous Dungeons&Dragons phrase, it may have originated from an 8-bit Theatre animated clip that shows the Black Magician perform it.
  • (02:42) The images are from Yu-Gi-Oh GX. Joey calls it "Yu-Gi-Oh DMX" as a reference to the rapper whose song is playing, DMX. The song is called "X Gonna give it to ya".
  • (03:22) This song is "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash.
  • (03:53) The ending song is the ending of Neon Genesis Evangelion (itself a remix of "Fly me to the Moon").
  • (ending) The song is "She's a Maniac" by Flashdance and the video to the song involved the singer dancing.

  • (00:00) "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" was a popular TV series.
  • (00:10) Microsoft Flight Simulator is a Windows game where the player pilots an airplane.
  • (00:24) The scenes where Kaiba has green hair comes from the original Japan-release-only Yu-Gi-Oh series by Toei (also known as Yu-Gi-Oh Season Zero).
  • (01:06) Spice World is a movie starring the Spice Girls.
  • (01:33) Joey mistook Duel Monsters first for chess by saying "Checkmate" and then for board-game Battleship by saying "I sunk your battleship".
  • (02:11) Kaiba's "I'm here to kick ass and play card games" is a reference to Roddy Piper's "I'm here to kick ass and chew bubblegum" from "They Live".
  • (02:24) Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the people who would rally around her were called "Scoobies", a reference to the Mystery Machine gang of "Scooby-Doo".
  • (03:04) In the anime Beyblade, duels are fought with a spinning gyroscope tied to a string ; Kaiba's duel system is quite remniscient of it.
  • (03:09) In an old adventure game called Monkey Island, your character fights against other pirates with "insult swordplay" - you yell an insult to them and they win only if they find a suitable answer to it. The most famous of the lot was :
    -You fight like a dairy farmer.
    -How appropriate. You fight like a cow.
  • (03:18) The "giant enemy dragon" and "attack its weak point for massive damage" is a reference to the Sony E3 2006 press conference. Bill Ritch, who produced the game "Genji: Days of the Blade", said the game was authentic with battles in Ancient Japan, and then proceeded to say in regards to the ongame demo "Here's this giant enemy crab". He went on to say "You attack its weak point for massive damage".
  • (03:25) The whole U.S. dollars/Ridge Racer thing is also a reference to said conference. Specifically to Kaz Hirai's shout of "RIIIIDGE RACER" , along with his announcement that the PlayStation 3 would cost 599 "U.S. dollars". These quotes, along with Ritch's, have become Internet memes.
  • (04:59) Pegasus' phrase "Spice up your life" is a Spice Girls song (and so is the ending song, "Wannabe").
  • (05:04) The words appearing in all lowercase, their font and the brackets around them are indeed imitative of Adult Swim.
  • (Ending) Yami's quote is taken from an interview with Dan Green, where he muses on what life were to be like if he talked like Yami all the time.

  • (Title) This episode title is a reference to the film "Dawn of the Dead"
  • (00:12) "Kaibazilla" is a combination of "Kaiba" and "Godzilla", a huge fictional monster.
  • (00:26) The song playing as Joey wakes up from his dream is "Love to Love You Baby" by Donna Summer.
  • (02:03) "Alas poor Yorick, I knew him, Horatio" is a phrase from Hamlet ; the person saying it in the theatrical is holding a skull in his hand.
  • (03:22) This song is "Thriller" by Michael Jackson, the videoclip of which takes place in a graveyard.
  • (03:45) Bakura says "smeg", a reference to Red Dwarf where it is used as a common vulgarity.
  • (03:49) The song playing as the ball rolls is the "Katamari Damacy" theme; this game consists of rolling a giant ball over things.
  • (04:51) Serenity is a 2005 film written and directed by Joss Whedon. It is based on a TV series that got cancelled before all of the produced episodes were aired. The name of this series is, you guessed it, Firefly.
  • (05:09) Grues are fictional creatures known to populate dark caves popularized by the interactive fiction game "Zork".
  • (05:26) The song that plays here is "The Gonks are Here For Christmas". The ending card is a reference to Justin Timberlake's "Sexyback".
  • (Ending) This is the voice of Chris Griffin from the cartoon Family Guy.

  • (Title) It's a reference to hip-hop artist Busta Rhymes.
  • (00:36) This song is "YMCA" by Village People, a renowned gay anthem.
  • (01:13) This mini-intro parodies the intro of cartoon series "Jim Henson's Muppet Babies".
  • (01:50) "My Kaiba senses are tingling" is a reference to Spiderman, who says "My spider sense is tingling" every time he senses danger.
  • (03:06) This is a song of flash-animated cartoon Magical Trevor.
  • (04:02) Dr.Seuss was a writer whose children's stories often involved rhyming.
  • (04:28) From Joey mentioning phasers to the sound effects themselves, this is a parody "Star Trek: The Next Generation" with Joey as Riker and Yami as Picard.
  • (05:04) "I'm afraid your princess is in another castle" is what Mario would hear every time he cleared a castle in the NES classic.
  • (Ending) This is the victory music from Final Fantasy 6.

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  • (Title) This title is a reference to the film "When Harry Met Sally".
  • (00:05) "I love the smell of card games in the morning" is a reference to the popular line "I love the smell of napalm in the morning" from "Apocalypse Now".
  • (00:45) The name of this store combines known food stores Kentucky Fried Chicken, McDonalds and Burger King.
  • (00:58) Joey and Yugi's conversation in the diner where Tea works in her flashback is pretty much lifted word for word from "Pulp Fiction".
  • (01:07) Tea's line "Kiss my grits" was the catchphrase of Flo from the TV series "Alice".
  • (01:51) Direct parody of the Hulk. The original lines are "You won't like when I'm angry" and "Hulk Smash!"
  • (03:05) Clerks is a 1994 movie in which the protagonists play hockey on the roof.
  • (03:15) "Bucks" is slang for American currency while "quid" is slang for British currency.
  • (04:10) Brock is a character from the anime Pokemon who always hits on girls, especially Nurse Joy. His American voice actor is the same who plays Seto Kaiba.
  • (04:28) Yugi saying "Just play the damn card already" might be a reference to the website PlayTheDamnCard - LK referenced it in the Abridged Movie's ending credits.
  • (04:35) When you fight the hydra in PS2 videogame Kingdom Hearts 2, Phil keeps shouting (in a REALLY annoying voice) "Get up on the Hydra's back".
  • (04:48) The Pearl Harbor movie is centered around a World War 2 battle between American and Japanese forces.
  • (05:51) Ben Affleck starred in the aforementioned Pearl Harbor movie.
  • (06:06) The ending music is "Loser" by Beck, referencing that Yugi lost the duel.
  • (Ending) An infamous conversation from Dragonball Z, from when Vegita first arrived to Earth, which has become an Internet meme and is arguably the spark that began "YouTube poop" (a fad where random scenes and audio with no clear connection are spliced together).

  • (Title) An obvious parody of Star Wars.
  • (intro) The floating paragraphs are a direct reference to Star Wars (George Lucas is the movies' creator). This title at the top is a reference to the song "Duel of the Fates" from "Star Wars Episode I". The music playing is the Star Wars theme song.
  • (01:44) The "painfully adorable monsters" that Tea is holding include :
    1st card: A Puchuu from anime Excel Saga.
    2nd card: This is Mumble from CGI movie Happy Feet.
    3rd card: This is Bubbles from cartoon series Powerpuff Girls.
    4rd card: A Jigglypuff, a type of Pokemon.
  • (02:46) Chuck Norris is an actor, whose strength has often been hailed as omnipotent by the Chuck Norris Facts (a series of jokes about him).
  • (02:57) "Victory is mine" is one of the catch phrases of Stewie, a character of the cartoon Family Guy.
  • (03:06) Another reference to Star Wars, where Obi-Wan Kenobi had said : "Mos Eisley spaceport. You'll never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious."
  • (03:19) Mai and Kemo's conversation is (three guesses) a Star Wars reference, where Obi-Wan handwaves a Stormtrooper into letting them through.
  • (03:31) The song that plays when Kemo declares his hair is in love is "Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet" by Tchaikovsky.
  • (04:03) Hulk Hogan is a professional wrestler.
  • (04:16) As Tristan points out, these are Star Trek quotes, but they themselves parodied Star Wars quotes! The original Star Wars quotes were :
    Darth Vader: I've been waiting for you Obi-wan... the circle is now complete, when I left you I was the I am the master!
    Obi-Wan: Only a master of evil, Darth.
    and the Star Trek quotes :
    Charlie: Now we fight again. When I left you, I was but the learner; now I am the master.
    Kirk: Only a master of evil, Charlie. (Kirk's next line once help arrives is "Maybe now the Star Wars jokes will stop")
  • (04:44) Yes, another Star Wars reference. The original line that Bakura paraphrased was "That's no Moon. That's a Space Station."...
  • (04:49) ...and of course, "Use the Force" is yet another Star Wars reference.
  • (05:31) Reign of Fire is a 2002 action/science fiction film. [[Why was Kaiba so disappointed with it?]]
  • (05:54) This catchy music is the ending theme of Looney Toons.
  • (Ending1) This dialogue is *SURPRISE* taken from Star Wars.
  • (Ending2) This is the song "Axel F (Crazy Frog Remix)" which is commonly used as a ringtone.

  • (00:00) The opening scene references "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" which would frequently open with an establishing shot of a castle and Dr. Weird saying "Gentlemen, behold!" in an opening segment that had absolutely nothing to do with the plot.
  • (02:15) The Goonies is a 1985 film starring children. Cory Feldman was an actor playing the talented yet obnoxious kid, while Chunk is the fat and sloppy kid of the team.
  • (02:26) Stand By Me is a 1986 film starring children who embark on a journey to find a dead boy's body. One of the kids was played by River Phoenix.
  • (03:28) The song that plays when Bandit Keith does his fanservice is "Oh Yeah" by Yello, a song most famous for its use in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off".
  • (04:23) As Mokuba says, this is a parody of 2001 : A Space Odyssey. The censored crosses resemble Monolith, and Grandpa and Kaiba sing "Daisy Bell" as HAL-9000 does as he is being shut down.
  • (05:03) One-Eyed Willy was the pirate whose treasures the kids of The Goonies are trying to find.
  • (05:19) The song being sung in the "funky satanic ritual" is the Blue Swede version of "Hooked on a Feeling".
  • (Ending) This one from "Space Ghost: Coast to Coast".

  • (00:02) The elephant and "bought the company" live-action footage actually comes from a music videoclip, specifically "Love For Sale" by Talking Heads. The "bought the company" line itself was a catchphrase of entrepreneur Victor Kiam, who purchased Remington Products after being a customer and went on to do advertisements for their electric razors using this line.
  • (00:21) The song playing in the background (which is also the de facto theme of the Abridged Series) is "Kawaita Sakebi" by FIELD OF VIEW, the opening theme of the original Toei Yu-Gi-Oh series.
  • (01:37) "You wanna play rough? Okay. Say hello to my little friend" is a reference to "Scarface".
  • (03:28) In the anime Excel Saga, Ilpalazzo often pulls a rope from his throne that opens a hole beneath Excel's feet that leads into a pit.
  • (03:43) "Very special episodes" was a theme that was given by TV critics to episodes of comedy series which became uncharacteristically dramatic. "Blossom" is often credited with the invention of this phrase as quite a few of their episodes were advertised as "very special episodes". The music used during the very special episode of Zorc and Pals is "Dearly Beloved" from Kingdom Hearts II
  • (05:14) This is a parody of a Mastercard advertisement. "There's some things money can't buy. For everything else, there's Mastercard."
  • (Ending) The ending stinger is Yami Marik as the Hypnotoad from "Futurama".

  • (Title) The episode title is a song lyric from Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart".
  • (00:28) This song is "Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen" by Rammstein.
  • (00:46) Yami's opening theme is Joe Esposito's "You're the Best" (from The Karate Kid). Pegasus' opening theme is the theme of "I'm From Hollywood" (a documentary about Andy Kaufman).
  • (03:00) Bangers and mash is an English/Irish dish made of potato and sausages.
  • (03:47) Spiderman is a comicbook superhero who shoots web from his hands that ties up his enemies.
  • (04:07) The song that plays while Toon Summoned Skull winks is "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" by Sylvester.
  • (04:12) H.P.Lovecraft is a writer of mostly horror/science fiction books, famous for starting the Cthulu mythos.
  • (04:16) Tristan is singing the Spiderman cartoon's opening theme. Its actual version plays during the ending credits.
  • (05:39) "What the deuce" is one of the catch phrases of Stewie, a character of the cartoon Family Guy.
  • (05:40) "My voice knows kung fu" is a reference to the movie "The Matrix". If you need this explained, come back to Earth from Mars, please.
  • (06:16) Uwe Boll is a director/producer of several God-awful films, mostly adaptations of popular videogames.
  • (06:38) The song that plays as Yugi "dies" is "Bright Eyes" by Art Garfunkel, popularized by the animated film adaptation of "Watership Down".
  • (06:59) Joey's "I felt a disturbance" line is yet another Star Wars reference.
  • (07:29) Liberace was a famous pianist known for his flamboyant style and his often rumored homosexuality which was never confirmed.
  • (08:08) Naruto:The Abridged Series is pretty self-explanatory.
  • (08:23) The song Tea sings when Yugi returns is "Wind Beneath My Wings" from the film "Beaches", sung by Bette Midler.
  • (08:51) Freddy Kruger is the evil villain from "Nightmare on Elm Street" and Jason Voorhees is the evil villain from "Friday the 13th".
  • (ending) These lines from the "300" film.

  • (Title) This is a phrase Borat (see 02:29) uses as a greeting.
  • (00:13) Whenever the gang of cartoon series Scooby Doo would arrest a villain, they'd always say "I would have gotten away with it if it weren't for those meddling kids"!
  • (00:31) Bakura's "Cards? Where we're going we don't need cards" is a reference to Doc Brown's "Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads" from the end of "Back to the Future".
  • (00:54) This line taken from Arnold Schwarzenegger in the movie Commando, when he said "Remember Sully when I promised to kill you last", to which he got the answer "That's right Matrix you did" and replied "I lied".
  • (01:52) Pegasus' blog contains a description of his mood, a feature common to many Internet blogs including LiveJournal and MySpace.
  • (02:29) Shadi's character is a reference to Borat, the protagonist of the movie of the same name. "Is nice" is just one of his catchphrases.
  • (04:41) Labyrinth is a movie where staircases like these abound. The song that plays as Shadi explores Yami's mind room is "Magic Dance" by David Bowie - also from Labyrinth.
  • (05:43) In the movie "The Iron Giant" , Hogarth tells the giant "You are not a gun! You are who you choose to be! Now choose!"
  • (07:32) Kaiba's line about having his own tournament is taken from the Futurama episode "The Series Has Landed".
  • (07:49) Yami's rundown of his names includes "The Artist Formerly Known as Pharaoh", a reference to Prince, who was known as The Artist Formerly Known as Prince when he changed his name to an unpronounceable glyph.
  • (ending) This scene takes place in the american Yu-Gi-Oh opening, only the "du-du-du-du-" part actually ends...

  • (00:50) This is the theme of the movie Exorcist, specifically Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells".
  • (02:06) In the Exorcist, the possessed girl tells the priests a similar line (just the words "plays card games" were substituted, naturally).
  • (03:34) Pokemon is a well-known anime and videogame.
  • (04:32) eBay is an auctions website.
  • (05:16) "I wish I knew how to quit you" is a famous quote from the film "Brokeback Mountain". No further comment necessary.
  • (05:25) The good professor is paraphrasing Spiderman's Uncle Ben, who has told him that "With great power comes great responsibility".
  • (05:40) The song that plays in the final closeup of Teddy is from the film "Psycho".
  • (Ending) This is a line from Robocop.

  • (Title) The episode title is a reference to what MMORPG stands for - Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game.
  • (00:00) The on-screen text about many copies of Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged, plus the accompanying music, are a reference to Battlestar Galactica.
  • (00:50) The scratching noises that the game initially makes are the sound that dial-up modems make when connecting to the Internet. (Some people don't know that anymore ._.)
  • (01:15) His hair is quoting the Big Bad Wolf from classic fairy tale "Three Little Pigs".
  • (02:42) ReBoot was the first computer-animated TV series, and its creators went on to make Transformers: Beast Wars. The plot of ReBoot revolves around beings that live in a computer.
  • (02:44) This fairy sprouts the lines of Navi, the fairy that guides you in Zelda : Ocarina of Time. And yes, she was that annoying.
  • (02:58) Agrabah is the city where the Aladdin movies take place. Mokuba mentions the genie's voice actors, Robin Williams and Dan Castallaneta.
  • (03:29) Tristan and Tea are reciting the lyrics of the song "Trouble" by Shampoo. It was used in "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie" and later in "St.Trinians".
  • (04:48) Yugi's line to Mai after she changes outfits is a reference to "The Graduate". Joey's line is a more direct quote of Will Smith from "Men in Black".
  • (05:15) The depicted card is the Okarina Of Time, from the omonymous Zelda game. The following music is Saria's song from the same game.
  • (05:57) The music that plays when the Big Five stand up dramatically is the Super Mario theme.
  • (06:45) Yami's "It's time to slay the dragon" is a reference to a commercial for EverQuest Online Adventures.
  • (06:47) The song is the American opening to anime Dragonball Z.
  • (07:07) A "loot system" is a common element of dungeon crawlers and RPGs where enemies that are killed leave gold and sometimes other useful artifacts.
  • (07:17) Fable is a computer RPG game.
  • (07:39) This is the Game Over song from Super Mario Bros.
  • (Ending) The song from the ending stinger is "Feel Good Inc." by the Gorillaz.

  • (Title) The title is a reference to the Pink Floyd song "Shine On You Crazy Diamond".
  • (01:07) "If you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding!" and the ending card are from the end of "Another Brick in the Wall Part II".
  • (01:37) Justin Timberlake's "Sexyback" plays every time Duke is onscreen. His voice resembles Snake from "The Simpsons".
  • (01:48) Tristan's constant offscreen cries of "Burn the witch!" and his ending remarks about being turned into a newt are references to "Monty Python and the Holy Grail".
  • (03:12) The fangirls are singing "Hey Mickey" by Toni Basil, whose videoclip features cheerleaders. The actual song is heard during this episode's ending credits.
  • (04:56) Grandpa's "Shake it like a Polaroid picture" quotes OutKast's summer jam "Hey Ya!".
  • (06:09) This is a song of flash-animated cartoon Magical Trevor.
  • (Ending) This ending stinger features Kaiba laughing like Mandark, the antagonist of Dexter in "Dexter's Laboratory".

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  • (Title) This one is a reference to "Army of Darkness"
  • (Intro) Yami is paraphrasing Pussycat Dolls song "Don't cha".
  • (00:29) Mr.T is an American actor. He appeared in the A-Team and Rocky III. [[Is he supposed to be ugly?]]
  • (00:47) Tea's story that begins "This one time at duel camp" is a reference to Alyson Hannigan's character from the "American Pie" who began many of her stories with "This one time at band camp".
  • (02:23) This is the song "Mr.Roboto" by Styx.
  • (03:21) Harry Potter is a kid magician, protagonist of both books and movies with his name as the title. The ending of the 6th book was so famously spoiled that it became a meme.
  • (03:44) Showgirls is a 1995 film, popular with the camp crowd, which consists of quite a few gay people.
  • (04:03) "This looks like a job for Limey Man" is a reference to Superman's catchphrase in his early years, "This looks like a job for Superman".
  • (04:59) The song that plays in Bandit Keith's head is "La Marseillaise", France's national anthem.
  • (06:00) Tea's "We didn't start the fire" line comes from Billy Joel's song of the same name.
  • (06:18) Every time an episode of cartoon Pinky and the Brain ends, Brain mentions the following night and this discussion takes place :
    Pinky: "Gee, Brain, what are we going to do tomorrow night?"
    Brain: "The same thing we do every night, Pinky. Try to take over the world!"
    then the theme song plays, like in this episode.
  • (ending) These lines from movie Army Of Darkness (the "boomstick" is actually a shotgun).

  • (00:00) Yami's opening line was the common selling point of "Captain Crunch".
  • (01:03) Spongebob Squarepants is a cartoon series.
  • (01:05) In YouTube, a user can "flag" a video if he/she believes its content is inappropriate. Abuse of flagging is what got LittleKuriboh's videos initially removed from YouTube, and now we know why they did it.
  • (02:22) J.J.Abrams is a film producer, writer and director, well known for his convoluted plot lines which make little sense to people coming in late on the show.
  • (04:04) Eternal Darkness is a videogame for the Gamecube. The player takes control of various characters in different time periods.
  • (04:14) Spoiler Tags are often used in forums to hide spoilers.
  • (05:28) Star Trek is an old but still very famous TV series.
  • (06:07) Kaiba's future that Ishizu describes is a reference to Yu-Gi-Oh GX.
  • (06:58) This is a reference to The Amazing Criswell, a psychic who made broad, sweeping predictions that rarely ever came true.
  • (ending) This line is from Princess Bride.

  • (Title) Taken from the 1987 film "Dirty Dancing".
  • (1:07) Casanova is a reference to the world famous 18th century writer. A famous womanizer, he is sometimes called the "world's greatest lover".
  • (02:45) This is a song from Disney's The Beauty And The Beast. Belle's lines are exactly the same while Beast's aren't (only the last line is similar). Incidentally he is also around birds just before he starts singing his lines.
  • (03:20) The first song that plays on the DDR machine is "I Like Your Booty (but I'm Not Gay)" from Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
  • (04:01) Jamiroquai's "Canned Heat" playing during a danceoff is a reference to "Napoleon Dynamite".
  • (04:24) "Tee hee hee YATA!" is Chun Li (from the Street Fighter 2 videogame)'s winning phrase.
  • (05:18) Guitar Hero is a videogame where the player plays the guitar. The song he attacks with is Megadeth's "Hangar 18", and Expert is the game's most difficult mode.
  • (05:33) Perfect Blue is a 1997 anime thriller. Tea is referring to Mr. Me-Mania, the guy is SERIOUSLY creepy.
  • (ending) From the movie Troll 2. It was supposed to be a dramatic moment, but that awful acting made it funny instead (see "Narm" over at

  • (Title) This title is a reference to the Notorious B.I.G. song "Mo' Money Mo' Problems".
  • (Intro) This line from The Super Mario Bros Super Show.
  • (00:58) The turning animal just before the opening credits is the "Dramatic Prairie Dog", an Internet video meme.
  • (02:49) The Duel Robot tells Kaiba what the training robot tells the player in the videogame Portal.
  • (03:55) Cloverfield is a 2008 monster/horror film.
  • (04:20) In the aforementioned videogame Portal, a wall in a secret room writes "The cake was a lie" many times over.
  • (04:55) Falco was an Austrian rap, pop and rock musician. One of his hit songs was...
  • (05:39) ... "Rock Me Amadeus", which also plays during the ending credits.
  • (ending) From videogame Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

  • (Title) The episode title is a reference to Thomas Dolby's song "She Blinded Me with Science".
  • (01:09) eBay is an auctions website.
  • (01:15) Rickrolling is an Internet meme where a person provides a Web link they claim is relevant to the topic at hand, but the link actually takes the user to this video, Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up". The person who clicked is said to have been "Rickrolled".
  • (01:23) HeavyDDR was a member of the Abridged forums who controversially became a sub-mod despite his constant trolling.
  • (01:25) When Dr.Bruce Banner becomes angry, he transforms into comicbook (and movies) hero, the Hulk.
  • (01:37) Joey is singing the tune that plays when you find an item in videogame Zelda : The Ocarina of Time. [[I think the item floats too?]]
  • (01:56) Marik's laughter is exactly like Mandark's from Dexter's Laboratory.
  • (02:23) The song that plays when Joey runs through the alley is from "Run Lola Run".
  • (02:44) This is the voice of the Martian from the Looney Toons. This is why he says "I claim this card in the name of Mars" later on.
  • (03:16) Grey's Anatomy is a TV series that takes place in a hospital.
  • (03:16) Joey's mother having a very manly voice is a reference to Doctor Girlfriend from The Venture Brothers. [[Confirmation needed]]
  • (03:47) Painting huge eyes and an open mouth that shoots a beam on someone is an internet meme called "shoop da whoop".
  • (04:49) The song that plays when Tristan pulls up on the motorcycle is "Bad to the Bone" by George Thorogood.
  • (05:12) This is the promotional poster for Yu-Gi-Oh 5Ds, the sequel to Yu-Gi-Oh GX. The song that plays is "O Fortuna".
  • (05:22) Tristan is singing the theme song of Speed Racer, an 80s anime that deals with car races. The theme itself plays during the ending credits.
  • (05:30) The song playing could be the daytime town music in Dragon Quest VIII. [[Confirmation needed]]
  • (ending2) This line from The Wizard.
  • (ending3) This scene from flash-animated clip The Lazer Collection (at 01:40).

  • (Title) This is a reference to Pokemon (see 06:04).
  • (00:20) Luke's arm was cut off by Darth Vader at the end of Star Wars : The Empire Strikes Back and replaced by a prosthetic which was more or less indistinguishable from his real arm.
  • (00:38) Mokuba thinking that he is a Pokemon is a reference to Episode 27 of Pokemon, where all of the children were hypnotized to believe that they were Pokemon themselves. Over the course of the episode, Mokuba mentions three Pokemon : Bulbasaur, Charmander, Mr.Mime.
  • (01:08) The song that plays when Grandpa hangs the "Do not Disturb" sign over his room is "Sexual Healing" by Marvin Gaye.
  • (02:55) "Choke a bitch" is a reference to a skit from the Chappelle Show in which the line is "Does Wayne Brady have to choke a bitch?".
  • (04:35) "You my wang G?" comes from Eden: The Zhang Chronicles.
  • (05:24) Yu-Gi-Oh GX is the sequel to Yu-Gi-Oh, and in its final episode Yami was winning against Jaden (its protagonist) when the scene suddenly changed to another locale without showing the duel's final moments. Now you know why!
  • (05:51) Sherlock Holmes is the main character of many books with his name and Moriarti is his main rival.
  • (05:53) These guys are the main hero and villain from anime movie Akira.
  • (05:56) Speed Racer is the protagonist of the anime series of the same name, and Racer X is his main antagonist.
  • (06:04) In the mid-point of every Pokemon episode, this animation is shown teasing viewers to guess which is the blacked-out Pokemon, which would be revealed after the advertisements in this exact manner.
  • (07:30) Psychomantis was an enemy in Metal Gear Solid who could control other people's minds.
  • (07:42) The Samurai Pizza Cats are three cats that deliver pizza from the anime of the same name. The show's theme plays during the ending credits.
  • (08:28) The song that plays when Steve "pops and locks" is Jason Nevin's remix of Run-DMC's "It's Like That".
  • (08:49) Step Up and its sequel Step Up 2 : The Streets are two films that center around dancing.

  • (Title) The episode title is a reference to "Super Mario Bros."
  • (01:10) "eeeeeh (munches) what's up Doc?" is the catchphrase of Buggs Bunny from The Looney Toons.
  • (01:16) Charlie Brown is a character from old cartoon Peanuts. [[More information needed, why him? Because their shirts look alike like DannyLilithborne suggests?]]
  • (01:47) Miss Cleo is a self-proclaimed psychic and shaman who achieved fame as a spokeswoman in television ads.
  • (02:04) DuelTube dot com is a play on YouTube dot com, where people often watch illegally uploaded movies.
  • (02:19) Windows Movie Maker is a cr@ppy program for creating videos that comes with Windows XP.
  • (02:20) The music playing during Tristan's AMV (which exists btw) is "I Swear" by All-4-One.
  • (02:55) Waldo of "Where's Waldo" fame is briefly seen while Roba [s]uses his headset[/s] taps into unknown psychic forces.
  • (03:52) Bakura is crushed by a "Thwomp" of Super Mario Bros. fame. Random people getting crushed by Thwomps was a common fad at YTMND at one time.
  • (03:58) When Mokuba chases the Roba Bros., "Ghost Love Score" by Nightwish plays and "Epic Mokuba Manouevre" is shown on the screen. This is a reference to another YTMND fad which began with a clip of LaForge from Star Trek: TNG rolling under a door (when he had ample time to just crouch and walk under it) titled "Epic Geordi Manuever".
  • (05:09) Peanut Butter Jelly Time is an old internet meme. It was, uh, a dancing banana singing "It's peanut butter jelly time!".
  • (05:23) The "lame internet references" that Joey is holding include :
    1st card : Tay Zonday from "Chocolate Rain".
    2nd card : Suiseiseki from Rozen Maiden, the doll that keeps saying "DESU! DESU! DESU! DESU! DESU! DESU!".
    3rd card : The O RLY owl.
    4th card : Kroze from the YGOTAS forums.
  • (05:46) The aforementioned Naruto:The Abridged Series often involves jokes about how Sasuke is emo and his fights against a log.
  • (06:01) Joey is reciting the lyrics of "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" by Dead or Alive.
  • (Ending1) Grandpa quotes a speech made by Senator Robert Byrd after the Michael Vick controversy.
  • (Ending2) This is a reference to LittleKuriboh himself, who proposed to his now-wife Safty through a YouTube video with the same background as this one.

  • (Title) The episode title is a reference to a parody film series of Saw on YouTube.
  • (Intro) Wikipedia is an online Encyclopedia site... and it doesn't have any article on Yu-Gi-Oh:The Abridged Series.
  • (00:09) Dinsdale is one of the Piranha Brothers in a sketch from the British comedy programme Monty Python's Flying Circus.
  • (01:21) This parodies the opening sequence of The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air, starring Will Smith.
  • (02:10) This is the signature laughter, video and dialogue (and background music) of Jigsaw, the mastermind in the Saw films.
  • (02:31) Battlestar Galactica is a TV series. [[More information needed, what's that about a "satisfying conclusion"?]]
  • (03:15) In the Saw films, the object of every "game" is survival. In the first film's first scene, the two characters' legs are chained.
  • (04:02) Scrooge McDuck is a Disney duck-character who (usually) only cares about money.
  • (04:41) The spoilers mentioned (which I advise everyone NOT to read) are : [ Snape kills Dumbledore in the book "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince". Nicole Kidman's character is revealed to be a ghost at the end of the film "The Others". "Rosebud", Charles Kane's dying words in "Citizen Kane", was the name of a sled he cherished as a boy. ]
  • (05:30) This whole dialogue, from "Die Monster" to "Enough of this" is from Castlevania:Symphony of the Night. Dracule throws a glass during this speech.
  • (06:13) Marik was kind enough to explain who these Steves are himself! ^_^
  • (06:35) Marik's back tattoo and the ending card is a reference to the Simpsons episode "Cape Feare", where Sideshow Bob, when asked to explain why he wears a shirt reading "Die Bart Die", says it's German for "The Bart, The".
  • (Ending1) This one from The Simpsons. Homer himself was referencing the "Treehouse of Horror V" segment "The Shinning".

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  • (Title) The episode title is a reference to the card "Perfectly Ultimate Great Moth" and the Great Cornholio from "Beavis and Butthead", who needed TP for his bunghole.
  • (00:00) "And Now for Something Completely Different" was a spin-off of the popular series "Monty Python's Flying Circus". The title was the catchphrase of the show.
  • (01:10) In the Japanese version of Yu-Gi-Oh, Joey is named Jonouchi and Tristan is named Honda. The other words this fanboy says are common Japanese words that anyone watching anime in Japanese will recognise.
  • (01:40) "Glomp" is a running tackle-hug often done by fangirls (and sometimes fanboys).
  • (02:42) Millhouse is a geek from The Simpsons.
  • (03:15) The theme music is from Nintendo DS videogame Trauma Centre in which you play a surgeon named Dr.Stiles (the name the announcer calls).
  • (03:26) True story ; when a certain episode of Pokemon aired in Japan, lots of children got admitted to the hospital with seizures. This kid claims to be Ash Ketchum, the series'protagonist, and the following names he mentions are characters from the show : Misty, Nurse Joy, Pikachu, Team Rocket. Veridian City and Johto are places Ash visits. Whenever the kid talks, the Pokemon theme is played.
  • (03:44) Direct reference to comicbook hero Daredevil, who became blind through an accident that gave him super powers. He later fell in love with Elektra, who in the film was played by Jennifer Garner. Ben Affleck went on to marry Jennifer Garner in real life.
  • (04:15) Weevil chants the chorus of Judas Priest's "Breaking the Law", like Beavis and Butthead were often wont to do.
  • (04:54) "Caramelldansen" is a Swedish song by the band Caramell and anime characters dancing to it is an internet meme. The song used in it is actually a sped-up version of the tune (known as the "Speedycakes Remix") and the characters used are Mai and Mii of the anime series "Popotan".
  • (05:12) The Fly is a 1986 horror film directed by David Cronenberg, which is a huge remake of the 1958 film of the same name. Jeff Goldblum played the protagonist, Seth Brundle, who became a fly/human hybrid monster.
  • (05:30) George Lucas is the creator of all six Star Wars movies.
  • (06:18) The Smooze is a purple liquid monster from My Little Pony. A song played when it appeared that included the line "nothing can stop the smooze". This song plays in this episode's ending credits.
  • (06:57) The caption under Jeff Goldblum's face reads "Must Run Faster", a line said by his character in Jurassic Park.
  • (07:04) The song played during the stinger is "Move Bitch" by Ludacris.

  • (00:00) The minute-long opening segment uses the footage and characters from Star Trek.
  • (01:33) Skipper and Gilligan are characters from 1964 sitcom "Gilligan's Island".
  • (01:49) This is a sound effect from He-Man.
  • (02:08) Twilight is a novel (that recently got a movie adaptation) that stars a vampire. Vampires in many cultures do not have a reflection and cannot stand daylight.
  • (02:35) In order to activate their transformation in the cartoon Super Friends, the Wonder Twins would recite the phrase "Wonder Twins Powers Activate. Form Of (x)" , where (x) is the form they wished to assume.
  • (02:59) Harry Potter is a teenager with magical powers (from the books/films of the same name).
  • (03:03) Nosferatu is the word used for vampire in the 1921 film "Nosferatu".
  • (03:11) Kevin Spacey is an American actor and film director who the press once assumed was gay.
  • (04:20) N'Sync was an American boy band whose members often wore leather.
  • (04:31) Yami saying "Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage" is a line from a song called "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" by The Smashing Pumpkins.
  • (04:42) Slifer's voice in this episode is Sinistar, from the game of the same name. Sinistar was voiced by John Doremus.
  • (06:10) The Nintendo Wii is a videogame console that uses an innovative control system that some people found interesting at first but got bored at later (including LK as it seems).
  • (07:47) This song is "More than a feeling" by Boston.
  • (Ending) This song comes from Chef, a character that often recites "naughty" songs in the cartoon South Park.

  • (00:00) Viva Pinata is a cartoon (stemming from a videogame) featuring... talking CGI Pinatas. It was canceled in October 2008.
  • (02:23) These are the opening lyrics of "Born to be wild". The song's refrain is played during this episode's ending credits.
  • (02:57) Square Enix is a videogame producing company. Many of its popular games include highly effeminate male characters. One such example is Final Fantasy 12 character Basch. His most famous line is "I'm Captain Basch from Dalmasca, don't believe Ondore's lies". The second part of that phrase is shown during this episode's ending credits.
  • (04:45) Link, the lead character of the cartoon "The Adventures of Zelda", would often tell princess Zelda the phrase "Well excuuuuuuuuse me, Princess" with this exact pronounciation.
  • (05:04) The Jedi are characters from Star Wars who were able to influence and control the minds of others by making use of the Jedi mind trick.
  • (06:48) Boba Fett was a Star Wars character who was shown to die in the 1983 movie Return of the Jedi. However in the Star Wars Extended Universe, it was revealed that he actually survived at the time. [[Is the fact that he was accidentally "pushed" to his death by a friend that makes Mako call him a "blind man"?]]
  • (07:33) L'Oreal is a hair shampoo brand. Its advertising catch phrase is, naturally, "L'Oreal, because I'm worth it".
  • (Ending1) This stinger comes from an advertisement of HeadOn, a product claimed to cure headaches. The original advertisement uses the "HeadOn Apply Directly To The Forehead" line three consecutive times!
  • (Ending2) The song being played is "Everytime" by Britney Spears.

  • (00:04) VGcats is an online comic which, let's say, doesn't update very often...
  • (02:18) The voices, personalities and several phrases of these two Steves are based on the Mooninites from Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
  • (03:13) The jumping sound effect comes from the Super Mario games.
  • (03:43) The Mooninite is singing Lionel Richie's "Dancing On The Ceiling", substituting the word "Dancing On" with "Falling Through".
  • (04:24) Konami and Upper Deck are companies which had a huge fallout relating to the Yu-Gi-Oh Trading Card Game.
  • (04:50) Solid Snake, the main character of the Metal Gear Solid games, famously disguised himself as a cardboard box to sneak past guards.
  • (05:29) You know the drill...
    1st card: The logo of the cartoon series Mask.
    2nd card: The mask that V wears in the movie V For Vendetta.
    3rd card: That's the protagonist of the movie The Incredible Mask. His catchphrase is "S-moking!".
    4th card: The mask that the killer wears in the Scream movies.
  • (06:06) The song playing is "Snake Eater", the intro song of Metal Gear Solid 3.
  • (06:43) The Quad Laser is a weapon that the Mooninites use in ATHF... and yes, it IS that slow!
  • (07:07) "What what in the butt" is a song by Samwell.
  • (07:56) This is again the song "Snake Eater".
  • (Ending 1) This stinger from a YouTube video that has to be seen to be believed. Click here.

  • (00:02) The floating cards contain :
    1st card: A character from the Simpsons.
    2nd card: Robotnik from the Sonic The Hedgehog cartoon.
    3rd card: A picture of Jesus Christ doing two thumbs up [[Some sort of meme?]]
    4th card: ?????
    5th card: Elmo from Sesame Street.
  • (00:56) The black&white screen is remindful of the way really old movies and series used to be, from
  • (01:42) Faye Valentine is a character from anime series Cowboy Bebop.
  • (02:18) Knuckles the Echidna is a Sonic The Hedgehog character.
  • (02:19) Kaibaman is a play of words on Batman.
  • (02:28) The Jonas Brothers are an American pop-rock boy band. I guess they have a lot of fangirls.
  • (03:35) The "WRONG!" voicover comes from Superman Returns.
  • (04:49) The conversation between Tristan and Joey is a parody of the one in Metal Gear Awesome.
  • (05:32) This is yet another Magical Trevor song.
  • (06:24) This song was created as a tribute to YGOTAS by TitanAura.
  • (Ending) This voicover from Plainview from the movie There Will Be Blood.

  • (00:02) The floating cards contain :
    1st card: Jeff Goldblum.
    2nd card: ?????
    3rd card: Tinky Winky from the Teletubbies.
    4th card: The G Man from Half-Life.
    5th card: The Purple Tentacle from the (awesome) adventure videogame Day Of The Tentacle.
  • (02:17) This is the song "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler.
  • (02:33) This is a parody of the Incredible Hulk's memorable quote "You won't like me when I'm angry".
  • (04:18) In this whole conversation about "what", Tristan is quoting Jules from Pulp Fiction.
  • (06:32) This is the VATS system from Fallout 3.
  • (06:41) This is still the song "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler.
  • (07:57) From "How did it come to this" onwards, this song comes from the Yu-Gi-Oh Soundtrack CD Music To Duel By (the one that Kaiba advertised to Rex&Weevil's amusement). It's called "No Matter What". When the credits appear, the actual song is heard playing.
  • (08:26) The Jonas Brothers are an American pop-rock boy band. [[So what's this Kaiba reference about??]]

  • (Title) It is a play on 1992 movie called Single White Female.
  • (02:25) The Prophecy is a 1995 Horror Movie by Christopher Walken.
  • (03:28) Armageddon is a 1998 film directed by Michael Bay.
  • (04:04) Bakura's rant following "You sound nervous" is a parody on Joker's speech from The Dark Knight. The quote he ended the rant with was "Why so serious?".
  • (04:56) Pyramid Head is the most famous monster of the Silent Hill survival horror videogame series.
  • (05:10) Nemesis is the most famous monster of the Resident Evil survival horror videogame series.
  • (06:00) George Romero is a director best known for his gruesome and satirical horror films about a hypothetical zombie apocalypse. 28 Days Later is a 2002 film where the zombie-like creatures are called "The Infected". [[As you might have guessed, major help is needed on this one!]]
  • (Ending1) This is the poster of the Dragonball Evolution movie... noone believed this piece of **** was possible either!
  • (Ending2) The scene shown in the background is an infamous one from Pokemon episode 130. What James speaks in the English dub at that point is gibberish, but played backwards it says "Leo Burnett and 4Kids are the devil".

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[Grandpa's rantings at the end of the movie are too random to include]
  • (Intro) This parodies the introduction logo of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer company. In the place of the kuriboh is normally a lion growling.
  • (00:12) The music from the opening is from the 2002 film "Bubba Ho-Tep". The opening that explains the meaning of the words in the title is a reference to "Pulp Fiction" which does the same.
  • (01:59) "Myst" was a popular PC game with notoriously difficult-to-solve puzzles.
  • (02:26) The music and Yugi&Yami's lines come from when cartoon hero He-Man transforms into his warrior form as yellow light surrounds him.
  • (03:22) LiveJournal is a free website where users can create their own blogs. It also has a reputation for its users being whiny and noncomplacent.
  • (04:12) The sound clip when Obelisk the Tormentor powers up is of Darth Sidious saying "UNLIMITED POWER!" in Star Wars III.
  • (05:25) The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a 1994 Australian film about three drag queens driving in the desert on a bus. The film stars Hugo Weaving among others. The song playing during this dream is "Finally" by CeCe Peniston.
  • (05:45) The Spice Girls are a pop-music group that has disbanded, and the song heard is one of their final hits, Viva Forever.
  • (06:23) This song is "Rocket Man" by Elton John.
  • (09:14) This is the opening of anime series Transformers.
  • (09:24) Pegasus shouts half-heartedly "Oh, the pain". Dr. Smith of the TV series "Lost in Space" frequently did the same thing.
  • (10:50) Dr.Seuss was a writer whose children's stories often involved rhyming.
  • (10:53) David Lynch is a director whose films are known for surreal, nightmarish and dreamlike images and meticulously crafted sound design. The song playing is from the French series "The Magic Roundabout".
  • (12:01) The song that starts playing here is Tomoyasu Hotei's "Battle Without Honor or Humanity", originally used in the film "Shin Jinginaki Tatakai" but popularized by "Kill Bill Vol. 1".
  • (13:02) M. Night Shylaman is a director known for his plot twists.
  • (13:35) Slifer the Sky Dragon is renamed "Slifer the Executive Producer" is a reference to how the original name "Osiris" was changed to the last name of executive producer Roger Slifer.
  • (13:39) This is a reference to cartoon Dora The Explorer, where the characters had to say to the weasel "Swiper, no swiping" a couple of times so that he wouldn't steal anything. He would reply with "Oh, maan!".
  • (14:38) "What in the name of Patrick Swayze is that?": Patrick Swayze is the star of numerous movies including "Ghost" where he played... a ghost.
  • (14:42) "Help me Superman" is, of course, a reference to a Superman movie.
  • (14:50) This is a reference to anime Excel Saga, in the first episode of which Excel and Pedro fall off a building in similar fashion to Joey&Tristan, yelling "Billy Jean" and "John Travolta" respectively.
  • (15:37) "A loser says what" is a common schoolyard prank, but it was popularized in "Wayne's World". Kaiba's "exactly" makes it more likely to be a "Wayne's World" reference.
  • (15:51) The song played is "One way or another" by Blondie.
  • (16:01) Yugi shouts "KHAAAAAN!!" as William Shatner does in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan", who was also in "TekWars" (the joke here being that Joey knows the obscure TekWars more than the ubiquitous Star Trek). This has become an Internet meme.
  • (16:30) Tentacle rape is a common aspect of hentai anime.
  • (16:42) The song that plays when Yugi runs away from the zombies is from Initial D, entitled "Running in the 90s". A sped up version that portrayed Ronald McDonald riding a car and pointing towards the sky saying "lol, internet" was (and still is) a popular fad at YTMND.
  • (18:06) The "Zorc and Pals" movie features an exchange that's a reference to an ad campaign where a football star, after winning the Superbowl, is asked by a Disney employee "What will you do next?" and the response is "I'm going to Disney World/Land".
  • (19:04) The "Intermission" screen and accompanying music are from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail".
  • (19:34) "Run, get to da choppa" is a line from Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Predator movie.
  • (20:31) This sequence from the opening of Yu-Gi-Oh GX.
  • (21:20) "Moon Prism Power" is what Sailor Moon (of the omonymous anime) says when she transforms.
  • (21:24) In the Lion King movie, Simba's father appears in the sky shimmering yellow light to tell his son "You must take your place in the Circle of Life (...) Remember who you are"!
  • (21:41) Spinning Bird Kick is one of Chun Li's signature moves in the Street Fighter franchise.
  • (21:46) The song that plays during the fight scene with the zombies is "Burly Brawl" from "The Matrix Reloaded", played when Neo fought a horde of Agent Smith clones.
  • (22:34) In the movie Spiderman 3, everyone was anticipating villain Venom's fight with Spiderman, but he appeared quite late in the movie.
  • (23:10) General Grievous was the chief antagonist in the movie Star Wars Episode 3.
  • (23:35) Shadow of the Colossus is a PS2 videogame that involved the player going up against giant monster towers that only had one weak point.
  • (23:37) "I only have one chance" is a commonly used phrase on the TV show "Super Friends".
  • (23:39) Tea's line "I love you, but we only have 14 hours to save the earth" is a quote from the film "Flash Gordon".
  • (23:45) The song that plays when Yugi throws the knife at Anubis' eye is "Dambusters March". When he fails to hit it, it becomes the fail music from "The Price is Right!".
  • (24:39) That native is "BILLYWITCHDOCTOR.COM" from Aqua Teen Hunger Force, he was trying to bring back Shake but ended up bringing the mega ultra chicken thingy.
  • (24:55) The song played is "We Are The Champions" by Queen.
  • (25:12) The guy who popped up saying "Toasty" is Dan Forden from fighting videogame Mortal Kombat. There he pops up sometimes after an uppercut, the game's strongest move.
  • (25:14) Seto Kaiba's "Take your filthy paws off me" is a quote from the original "Planet of the Apes".
  • (27:24) The song that plays at the end is by MilkCan and is called "KEEP YOUR HEAD UP!!". MilkCan is a fictional band from the music game "UmJammer Lammy".
  • (27:33) "Written by a room full of monkeys": Refers to the infinite monkey theory. (that if you put infinite monkeys in a room with typewriters that one of them will eventually write Shakespeare.)
  • (27:56) Paul Reubens is an actor most famous for playing the role of Pee-Wee Herman.
  • (28:25) Anthrocon is the world's largest furry convention.
  • (28:31) Regarding the names mention here :
    Alan Smithee is a pseudonym used by directors and writers who don't wish to be credited.
    Sam Fisher is the main character of Splinter Cell.
    David Hayter is a voice actor most commonly known for his role as Solid Snake.
    Noa Kaiba is a character from the Virtual World arc.
    Martin Billamy is the real name of LittleKuriboh.
    Peter Jackson and Weta Workshop are both most well known for their roles in the "Lord of the Rings" films.
    Jean Paul Gaultier is a fashion designer.
  • (30:26) Early Bond films ended with "James Bond will return in (name of next film)". One of these films was "For Your Eyes Only". This tradition ended when they ran out of books to adapt and most films end with simply "James Bond will return".

[The songs' lyrics are too random to include]

General Note : "Yu-Gi-Oh! Season Zero" is a common fan name for the Toei anime upon which this movie is based, which actually has little connection to the Duel Monsters anime on which the American "Yu-Gi-Oh!" is based. It's not really super violent (it gets that reputation from being an adaptation of the first volume or so of the manga, which is), but it is depressingly bad. The "blue-haired girl" that stalks Yugi is Miho Nosaka, a minor character in the manga and major character in Season Zero. She did not appear at all in the Duel Monsters anime, even during flashbacks of Season Zero where she was originally present.
  • (01:49) According to Wikipedia, Gary Stu is a pejorative term used to describe a fictional male character who plays a major role in the plot and is particularly characterized by overly idealized and hackneyed mannerisms, lacking noteworthy flaws, like a wish-fulfillment fantasy from their author.
  • (02:37) Godzilla is a fictional giant monster that destroyed whole cities in every one of its several Japanese movies.
  • (03:41) "Surprise buttsex" is a common lolcat caption.
  • (04:23) Ving Rhames is an american actor that resembles this guy and has played in many action movies.
  • (04:55) The music that plays in the shot of Kaibadome is an excerpt from "William Tell Overture"; when Joey enters, it becomes Rammstein's "Feuer frei!".
  • (05:24) When Rex Raptor leaves, a dot appears briefly on the scene that has the caption "Tyler Durden was here", a reference to "Fight Club" where that character would insert one-frame stills of pornography into family movies.
  • (06:28) This music and text appear in the arcade game Street Fighter Alpha 2 when a second player joins the game to fight against the already-playing player.
  • (06:30) Yami's "I'm here to kick ass and play card games" is a reference to Roddy Piper's "I'm here to kick ass and chew bubblegum" from "They Live".
  • (07:22) Gary's self-imploration "I mustn't run away" is a reference to Shinji Ikari of "Neon Genesis Evangelion".
  • (07:37) "Play that funky music, white boy" is a line from the White Cherry song "Play That Funky Music".
  • (07:57) Eye of Judgement is a card battle PS3 videogame.
  • (09:43) This is a direct reference to Japanese movie Battle Royale, where students were sent to an island with the objective to fight to death until only one remains.

  • (00:33) This show's theme song is "Get Down Tonight" by KC and the Sunshine Band.
  • (00:49) The song Yugi hums is "We're All in This Together" from "High School Musical".
  • (01:55) Pocahontas is an Indian woman, protagonist of the Disney movie of the same name. One of her songs in the movie is "Can you paint with all the colors of the wind".
  • (02:31) The pilot speaks in a voice imitative of Paul Lynde, a gay actor who was arguably most famous for being the "center square" in the game show Hollywood Squares.
  • (02:54) The song that plays as the plane crashes is "Ride of the Valkyries".
  • (03:14) Lost is a TV series that starts with a plane crashing on an island. Apparently it involves a Smoke Monster. [[Confirmation needed]]
  • (03:42) Oliver Stone directed the movie Alexander in 2004. Colin Farrell and Rosario Dawson played in it. [[Was she exploited that much in the film?]]
  • (04:06) Tomb Raider is a videogame where you control a female archaeologist who explores ancient ruins and stuff. You actually do cross ledges by hand like Joey and company are.
  • (05:04) "How dare you defy me" is one of the catch phrases of Stewie, a character of the cartoon Family Guy.

  • (00:22) High School Musical 2 is a 2007 Disney musical film.
  • (00:36) This is a YouTube video where a baby screams "Not funny". He also appears in the ending credits.
  • (00:43) As the characters fall, they shout "Army of Darkness". When Tea&Tristan fall again at (02:34) , they shout "Directed by Sam Raimi" , another Army of Darkness reference.
  • (01:28) Kazuki Takahashi is the creator of Yu-Gi-Oh.
  • (01:42) The song that plays when "something Japanese" approaches is the "Green Hill Zone" theme from Sonic the Hedgehog. Yugi calls them "badniks" (the name of the enemy robots in the game) and says "we don't have any rings to protect us"; if Sonic hit anything and was not holding any rings, he would die.
  • (01:50) This monster, Kamakiriman, quotes Zorak of "Space Ghost: Coast to Coast".
  • (01:59) M. Night Shylaman is a director famous for movies with "twist endings", most notably "The Sixth Sense". Tristan's quote may be a reference to his latest film "The Happening"
  • (02:18) Peter Jackson is the director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. During the first movie, a character was saved by a giant eagle. The Weta Workshop produced the effects for "Lord of the Rings".
  • (03:02) This yellow monster reminds Tristan of Pikachu, the infamous Pokemon who shoots lightning and only speaks the words "Pika-Pika" and "Pikachu". "Dinosaur King" is an actual card game by Sega.
  • (03:15) Joey references Lord Of The Rings characters Frodo, Gandalf and Legolas. The movies were filmed in New Zealand. The Nazguls are evil entities that ride dragons.
  • (04:43) The Kraken is a huge aquatic monster that appeared in the second Pirates Of The Carribean movie. Its graphics were created via CGI.
  • (05:27) Tristan's "boom king" quote is from the TV series "Flight of the Conchords".
  • (05:42) This dragon looks EXACTLY like Charizard, a type of Pokemon. The Pokemon franchise was created by Nintendo.

  • (00:00) The song playing is "Serhr Oyounik (The Magic in Your Eyes)" by Hossam Ramzy.
  • (00:27) The concept is a general reference to the Legion of Doom, commonly shown in the series "Super Friends" as being led by Lex Luthor who would take a roll call in every episode while each villain said or did something related to their powers when they were introduced.
  • (00:58) Hakuna matata is a famous phrase from the movie Lion King.
  • (01:30) The censored sound when Marik curses is from "Perfect Hair Forever".
  • (05:08) Valon's line "A dingo ate my baby" is from "A Cry in the Dark" (which was based on a true story about an Australian woman who killed her baby and then said a dingo ate it). It has become a phrase associated with stereotyping Australians. "Wotcher", "put another shrimp on the barbie" and "Stone the flaming crows" are other phrases in this vein.
  • (05:11) "Zug zug" is the only phrase that Orcs speak in the WarCraft universe.
  • (06:21) A Furby is a furry electrical toy with voice-recognition.
  • (06:36) YouTube is a site where one can create a profile and upload videos, and it is allowed to leave comments on anyone's profile.

  • (00:07) Cannibal Holocaust (1980) is a highly controversial film that has been banned from several countries because of its extremely gory content.
  • (06:52) Wikipedia is an online Encyclopedia site, and since anyone can write in it, the information there is not always accurate (like in this case).
  • (08:28) Adam Sandler and Dane Cook are American comedians.

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This whole episode is based on a Charles Dickens novel, where Ebenezer Scrooge is a rich cold-hearted individual who is visited by a spirit during Christmas that tells him he will be visited by three more spirits who will teach him the meaning of Christmas. They do appear, the first showing him images of his past, the second of his previous Christmas, and the third of the future. Each of them said on appearence "I am the ghost of Christmas X" (where X=past,future,present). In the end Scrooge learns his lesson and becomes a better person.
  • (00:40) The Nintendo Wii is a videogame console that sold like crazy during its first months in the market (and still does).
  • (02:12) "Chibi" is a Japanese term meaning "runt", but has come to mean "small" in the English fandom due to Sailor Moon's character Chibiusa.
  • (05:02) This video footage comes from Yu-Gi-Oh GX, the sequel to Yu-Gi-Oh.
  • (05:48) The song that plays at the end is called "Cooking by the Book" from an Icelandic children's program called "LazyTown" which has become popular worldwide.

*(00:13) Since the release of the second installment more than 5 years ago, Shenmue III has been announced for development and cancelled at least two times.

*(01:05) DeviantArt is a webpage where people post pictures, photographs and drawings.

*(01:09) Light Yagami and Lelouch are the mastermind protagonists of anime series Death Note and Code Geass respectively. They do resemble Kaiba in appearence somewhat!

*(01:52) Paypal is a website used for internet monetary transactions.

*(02:22) Broken Flowers is a 2005 comedy-drama film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch and starring Bill Murray. None of the mysteries posed by the film are resolved in its ending.

*(02:31) Okay... here goes. [[Help needed!]]
Row 1 - Picture 1 : Bill Gates is the owner of Microsoft and one of the richest persons on the planet.
Row 1 - Picture 2 : King Dedede is a major recurring antagonist in videogame series Kirby, a mischievous self-centered individual.
Row 1 - Picture 3 : Tony Stark is the comicbook hero Iron Man, one of the richest persons in the Marvel Universe and a technology genius.
Row 2 - Picture 1 : Cyril Sneer is the main villain in cartoon series The Racoons. He is an anti-hero that would do anything for money.
Row 2 - Picture 2 : Sammy Stephens is the owner of Flea Market Montgomery. No idea why he could be Seto Kaiba's father.
Row 2 - Picture 3 : Big Boss is a recurring character in the Metal Gear Solid videogame series. No idea why he could be Seto Kaiba's father.
Row 3 - Picture 1 : HeavyDDR was a troll-member and sub-mod in the YGOTAS forums. No idea why he could be Seto Kaiba's father or what that image is.
Row 3 - Picture 2 : This is the infamous King of the Zelda CD-i games, featured in many a YouTube Poop. No idea why he could be Seto Kaiba's father.
Row 3 - Picture 3 : Brock is a side character in the Pokemon series. He is voiced by the same actor who dubs Seto Kaiba in the american version.

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*(Title) The episode title is a possible reference to "Friends"; almost every episode title would begin with "The One with". Or it could be a reference to "Cheers". [[Confirmation needed]]

*(00:00) This is the theme song of "Cheers".

*(00:26) "Filmed before a live studio audience" was a common statement by announcers of 80s sitcoms.

*(04:38) "You've got some explaining to do" was often said by a frustrated Ricky Ricardo to his wife in the series "I Love Lucy". "Uh Oh! I think I'm in trouble!" is a common sitcom phrase.

*(00:00) The song playing throughout the video is "Don't Stop Believin'", a song by Journey. It was used in the series finale of "The Sopranos" which ended in a similarly anticlimactic way, with a black screen and the song stopping abruptly.

  • (00:02) "In a world where..." was a common introduction to movie trailers narrated by Don LaFontaine.
  • (00:08) Yugi's line "I'm more popular than Jesus" is a reference to an infamous interview where John Lennon said the Beatles were more popular than Jesus.
  • (00:49) Yami's "There can be only one" is a reference to the "Highlander" franchise wherein this was a common catchphrase used when two immortals fought.
  • (01:28) The song that plays when Seto Kaiba rides his Blue-Eyes plane is John Denver's "Leaving on a Jet Plane". (In the actual movie, it's Elton John's "Rocket Man".)
  • (01:47) Mokuba says "Do a barrel roll", a reference to either Peppy Hare from the SNES game Peppy Hare, or Slippy Frog from StarFox 64. This has become an Internet meme.
  • (02:03) Bakura plays "Sir Not Appearing in This Film", a reference to "Monty Python and the Holy Grail".
  • (02:45) Lucha Libre is the term for Mexican Professional Wrestling, the wrestlers in which often wear masks, sometimes even in their everyday life.

  • (1:51) Kaiba's "I don't know what we're yelling about!" is a quote from Brick Tamland from the movie Anchorman...
  • (1:56) is "Loud Noises!".
  • (02:15) Binary code is a numerical system consisting of only two numbers, "0" and "1".

  • (00:11) Weevil is referring, of course, to website YTMND (You're The Man Now Dog).
  • (02:06) These are common internet acronyms. LOL=Laugh Out Loud , WTF=What The F*ck , ROTFLMAO=Roll On The Floor Laughing My A$$ Out.
  • (03:40) Togepi really is a Pokemon.

[Ep01] The first three lines said by Yugi up to "It's your move" are taken directly from the anime, as are the "What did you do that for?" "So that it could never be used against me!" lines.
[Ep03] Tristan's "If it's any consolation, the sun will come up in a couple of hours" and Mai's "I'll crush you when we get to the island" are direct quotes from the dub.
[Ep05] Tea's line about the robot monkey is a reference to a future episode where Tristan is turned into one.
[Ep05] Mai's line "How could I lose to such an amateur?" is a direct quote of the dub.
[Ep06] Mako's "I am NOT a freaky fish guy" and the Mimic's "You don't stand a ghost of a chance" are direct quotes from the dub.
[Ep08] Tristan's voice indeed changed here in the dub.
[Ep09] Yami Bakura's "I will be a main character, even if it takes me another two hundred bloody episodes" is a rough estimate of how long it takes for the anime to reach the Memory World Arc where Yami Bakura is indeed a main character.
[Ep10] The intro sequence contains a brief frame reading "Jonouchi Bonkotsu Duelist". "Bonkotsu" literally means 'ordinary person' but is often used in the original series by Kaiba to disparage Jonouchi.
[Ep11] Bakura's "Check his pulse, Yugi" is a direct quote form the dub.
[Ep18] Bakura's "Lay a finger on the boy and you mortals will rue the day you were born" is a direct quote from the dub.
[Ep19] Shadi's explanation to Yugi regarding the Shadow Games is a direct quote from the dub.
[Ep26] Mokuba's "What a digital dummy" is a direct quote from the dub.
[Ep26] Mai Valentine's original line was "I don't know which is bigger, his face on the big screen or his ego".
[Ep28] Espa Roba's voice is shouting on purpose, because his dubbed voice shouts every two sentences.
[Ep28] All the Roba brothers have the same voice because that's exactly the case in the dub!
[Ep30] Arkana's quote about the old saying amongst "high rollers and card sharks" is a direct quote from the dub.
[Movie] Pegasus did indeed start off his conversation with Kaiba by offering a hug and a massage. Kaiba telling him he created the God cards and must have created a way to beat them is also taken directly.
[Movie] The prophecy that Grandpa speaks of (and Yugi thinks was written by Dr.Seuss) is taken directly from the movie.
[Movie] Tristan's "I farted; it's funny" is a reference to the film where Joey says "Something stinks" and Tristan responds "That was me; sorry about that" with no expression on his face to indicate the original scene was meant to be humorous. (It wasn't.)
[Final Abridged Episode Ever] Almost all of the dialogue in this episode is directly taken from the dub.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Movie Trailer:

Mokuba's "Do a barrel roll" is actually a Peppy Hare line. All Slippy Toad ever did in that game was panic and show enemy health bars.
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Old 12-31-2008
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You missed the one in Episode 5 at 3:33 when Joey plays his Time Roulette. The song playing is Time Warp from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

For episode 4, the text under the title that says, "Our heroes arrive at the island, but soon discover that they are not alone when someone is found to be missing from the flight manifest", seems to be a summary of the first season of Lost...

Also in 4, when Yami says, "I'm back, baby!" That's a quote from many things, including Bender from Futurama and George from Seinfeld.
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I think the title for Zorc & Pals is actually from Cheers
But other than that the list looks really good.
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Great list ya got here, bud. I was wondering what a lot of the references were about. (I could tell they were references, I just didn't know from where.)
This helped me out a lot. :)
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The title of Episode 4 is a reference to the book "Lord Of The Flies" which makes more sense considering the fact that, like in the book, children and teenager are trapped on an island and they were getting there by boat. other than that it's a very good list.
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I noticed one in Seto Kaiba Addresses YouTube that you don't have listed. It's at 1:51. "I don't know what we're yelling about!" is a reference to the movie Anchorman where Brick Tamland says "I don't know what we're yelling about!" And then five seconds later at 1:56, "LOUD NOISES." is also said by Brick Tamland in that movie. Great list though. There's a lot more on this list than I even knew were references in the first place. Good job.
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In episode 15, "Card Wars," the intro isnt "Duel of the Fates" from Ep. 1. The song is the Star Wars Theme Song used in the beginning of every movie.
Episode 24, Ishizu makes a reference to the crappy sequal to Yugioh, Yugioh GX, while telling Kaiba his future.
Episode 25, title, taken from the 1987 film, "Dirty Dancing."
1:07, Casanova is a referance to the world famous 18th century writer. A famous womanizer, he is sometimes called the "world's greatest lover."
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Old 01-02-2009
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I'm glad I found this. I knew there was stuff I missed. Mostly, I'm glad to find out about the ending for Episode 11. I could not understand that quote for the longest time, and was wondering, "Did LittleKuriboh suddenly get a lot better at mimicking voices?" O_o

If I notice anything myself, I'll post it here. :3
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Nice job! Very efficient. I'll be sure to post references you didn't get if I think of any.
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Ra, this list is as accurate as Wikipedia. The sheer number of errors in here made me register just to post corrections. So here goes:

EPISODE 1: "Filmed before a live studio audience" was more commonly used by 70s sitcoms, not 80s sitcoms. There was a concern at the time about the use of laugh tracks...oh, you had to be there.

EPISODE 3: L'Oreal is a company more noted for hair coloring products than shampoos. The tagline, "L'Oreal. Because I'm worth it" was specifically used to plug their hair coloring.

EPISODE 4: There may have been a book starring Mothra, but it's far better known as a Japanese rubber-suit monster.

EPISODE 5: "My Funny Valentine" is a standard, but it's a show tune, specifically from "Babes In Arms".

EPISODE 6: The song is called "Rock the Boat", by the Hues Corporation.

EPISODE 7: The Blue Screen of Death occurs on Windows systems when there is a fatal error that causes the operating system to crash, not "every time something goes wrong with it." And, yes, on Star Trek, they did have a habit of pressing the same buttons all the time.

EPISODE 8: Joey's card is the Star Wars Kid. Tristan's card is a character from He-Man, not GI Joe. I'm amazed you got Sailor Moon right.

EPISODE 10: "Disco Inferno" by the Trammps, not "The Trammps" by Disco Inferno.

EPISODE 13: Super Mario Brothers originated on the NES/Famicom, not the Game Boy.

EPISODE 14: Yes, the Ben Affleck reference is in there because he starred in Pearl Harbor. The Pearl Harbor reference is in there to point out Bandit Keith's complete obsession with America; he's so deluded that he rewrites history, both real and cinematic, in order to have it conform to his rather limited worldview.

EPISODE 15: You didn't clarify which "Romeo and Juliet" you were talking about. This is Tchaikovsky, not the 1968 movie, which had a popular "Love Theme" of its own.

EPISODE 17: Remington makes electric razors, not razor blades.

EPISODE 20: Specifically, the song playing behind Rebecca is Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells", which was used as the theme for "The Exorcist". And it's spelled "eBay". They get pedantic about that.

I've got a headache, so I'm going to break it off here. May I suggest you double-check and/or redo your research?
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You know, you can say that the list needs some changes without being such a dick about it.
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to spie- thanks for editing and clearing some up, even if you were a dick about it. give the guy some credit for taking the time to go back and find all these. its not like they are all wrong, most are right if you only found 13.

to adventurer-thanks for starting this thread and helping w. references. it helped.
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I only went up to Episode 20. There are many more errors after that. For instance, Charlie Brown's and Snoopy's comic strip is called "Peanuts", the "Dinsdale" reference isn't explained in re who Spiny Norman is, etc. And I'm sure there will be more in the future, because I'm certain that there's going to be a mistake on where Slifer the Executive Producer's voice came from in Episode 32.

Yes, I am a dick. Here's more proof: if you're doing a column like this, make certain that your references are correct, because when someone calls you out on it and that someone's correct, you look like a complete moron, and you've wasted your work and reputation. You get your facts wrong, and some dick is going to call you out on them. The only thing you can do is take it like a man/woman/Egyptian homosexual.
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I got the facts right. That Adventurer copied them wrong is beyond my realm of influence, but I can tell you to not be a dick to him for basically rewriting what I originally posted and getting some stuff wrong.
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You can "tell" me not to be a dick to him? You've got chutzpah, don't you? I'm being a dick to him for setting himself up as an authority on this matter and then proceeding to fail on an epic scale. And you should be a dick to him too, because he's ruining your rep as well.
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Call it chutzpah if you like. If you really were concerned about this, you would have made the list first.
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Added note, for Episode 31, the little kid in the hospital I think had the same voice as Ash from Pokemon, hence the Pokemon references.

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and spie, if you want to prevent more errors, like the one about Slifer the Executive Producer's voice in Episode 32 that you just KNOW will come, why not made a list of references yourself?
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Old 01-20-2009
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Since this has come up, the voice of Slifer in Episode 32 is Sinistar, from the game of the same name. Sinistar was voiced by John Doremus.
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Old 01-23-2009
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There's a line that says "Go back to Russia!" involving Bakura, (I don't remember which,) but that's actually a line in a play that I'm doing called The Water Engine. I doubt that it's meant to be a reference, but I found it amusing enough. (Maybe it's the delivery of the line, who knows...)
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I'm just gonna throw these out here in no particular order:

In episode 11, during Bakura's flashback, Joey not only confuses the card game with Battle Ship, but also with Chess as he exclaims: "Checkmate!"

The actualy title of episode 15 is "Card Wars" an obvious reference to Star Wars.

And since this hasn't come up, yet in the list, Yami saying "Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage" is a line from a song called "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" by The Smashing Pumpkins.

Um... That's all I've got right now. Thanks for making this list of references, it helps out alot.
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Old 01-30-2009
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The ending to episode 10 where tea is dancing. The song is 'She's a Maniac' by Flashdance and the video to the song involved the singer dancing.
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Sorry for not having been here for a while, but I'm very happy that people actually found this list useful, and even more that many of you sent your contributions! Thanks to all of the following members :


I made the necessary incorporations, please notify me if anything is wrong. Ditto to Danny "Greatest Benefactor To Humanity Since Dan Green" Lilithborne, if you feel I have made unnecessary/wrong changes please pm me so we can discuss them. I'd hate to think you of all people do not approve of anything I have written.

In unrelated news, I am re-visualising the list now with the new forum, I'll continue when I find more time. It didn't help that the posts' characters limit was significantly reduced but fortunately the extra blank posts paid off. Oh, and episode 32 was just added.

@TheSpie, I really can't find any reason to answer to your rude comments and false assumptions, especially after your unhelpful Slifer comment, but I will use the opportunity to point out for everyone else what I write in the first post, that the list is not complete and is bound to have mistakes. It was created as platform for us all to pool our knowledge and help each other understand the jokes we would otherwise have missed. That's why it needs everyone's help.

@DannyLilithborne and KingofCardGames, I wholeheartedly thank you for your support:)
Originally Posted by CrimsonKing View Post
I think the title for Zorc & Pals is actually from Cheers.
Thanks for spotting the theme song, mate! I didn't find any reference to this title in the series' episode titles though.
Originally Posted by QuirkBiscuits View Post
Added note, for Episode 31, the little kid in the hospital I think had the same voice as Ash from Pokemon, hence the Pokemon references.
It would be cool if this turned out to be true, unfortunately I couldn't confirm it as Ash's voice actor in AnimeNewsNetwork is only listed once in Yu-Gi-Oh as playing Chris ("Waking the Dragons").

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If it's not too much of a bother, could we (ie you, Adventurer) add the Dan Green videos? Maybe not so much the Spiderwick one, but there are plenty in Abridged 101.
Thanks in advance.
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