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The Movie:

 Yugi: "By the power of Greyskull!"

Yami: "I have the power!"

  • When Kaiba summons XYZ-Dragon Cannon during his fight with Pegasus, the Transformers theme song starts to play.
  • Yami says "Kaiba, I'm sure on some planet, your strategy is considered powerful, but your weak link is: this is Earth", which was said in Kung Pow! Enter the Fist.
  • When looking for Yami in the labyrinth, Yugi shouts "KHAAANNNNN!" in frustration.
  • "Run! Get to da choppa!"
  • "You certainly took your sweet time, didn't you! I mean, come on, the movie's almost over! Who do you think you are? Venom?"

Episode 1:

Episode 2:

Episode 3:

Episode 4:

Episode 5:

Episode 6:

  • The title is "Everybody Hates Mako".
  • "That is correct", spoken in the robotic, monotonic unison by Pegasus's group, is used by the Daleks.

Episode 7:

Episode 8:

Episode 9:

Episode 10:

  • The episode is titled "Both Of You, DanceDuel Like You Want To Win." Wait a minute...
  • Plenty of Shaft shout-outs here. When Yugi transforms to Yami, Shaft's theme song is used.

  " It's time to duel, sucker. Can you dig it?"

    • Also here:

 Joey: "That Yugi's one bad mother-"

Tea and Tristan: "Shut your mouth!"

Joey: "I'm just talking about Yugi"

Tea and Tristan: "Then we can dig it."

Episode 11:

  "Riiiiidge Racer!!"

Episode 12:

Episode 13:

Episode 14:

Episode 15:

  • "Me love you, long time."
  • More Star Wars references, such as:
    • "A long time ago, on an island far, far away ...", followed the classic Star Wars theme song and introduction.
    • "Pegasus's castle, you'll never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious."
    • When Mai convinces Kemo to let Tea, Bakura and Tristan in.

 MAI: You don't need to see their identification.

KEMO:I don't need to see their identification.

MAI: These aren't the breasts you're looking for.

KEMO: These aren't the breasts I'm looking for.

    • "The circle is now complete. When I left you, I was but the learner. Now I am the master."
    • "That's no toon, that's a space station!"
    • Also:

 KAIBA: "Help me Mokuba, you're my only hope."

MOKUBA: "Use the Force, big brother!"

    • The scene after the credits has this conversation between Kemo and Tristan.

 KEMO: Yugi never told you what happened to your father!

TRISTAN: He told me enough! He told me you killed him!

KEMO: No... my hair is your father!

TRISTAN: That's not true.. that's impossible!

KEMO: Search your feelings, you know it to be true!

TRISTAN: Nooooooooo!

Episode 16:

Episode 17:

 Mako: I fed his Dark Magician to my fiend Craken. It was just like the ending to Pirates of the Caribbean 2. Only this was actually satisfying.

Episode 18:

Episode 19:

  • In the beginning of the episode:

 "By the way, have you ever seen Labyrinth?"

"No, why?"

  • cue "Magic Dance"*
  • From Cops: "Yu-gi-oh was filmed on location with the men and women of the Domino City Police Department."
  • Another line by Bakura:
  • While Tea is reading Pegasus' blog:

  Shadi: Jagshemash!

Episode 20:

Episode 21:

  • The fairy continually said "Hey, listen!".
    • Then "Saria's song" plays as the ship appears.
  • Three Little Pigs: "Attention, duelists. My hair will huff, and my hair will puff, and my hair will blow your house in."
  • "Look! It's Agrabah. Let's go find the genie voiced by Robin Williams and occasionally by Dan Castellaneta.
  • As Kemo approaches them, Tristan and Tea sings Shampoo's Trouble.

 TRISTAN: (singing) Uh-oh. We're in trouble. Something's come along and it's burst our bubble.

TÉA: (singing) Yeah, yeah!

Episode 22:

Episode 23:

Episode 24:

  • The episode's intro has the reference to a Cap'n Crunch cereal commercial: "Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged, it stays crunchy even in milk."

Episode 25:

  • From 24: The following card games take place between 9 PM and 10 PM.

Episode 26:

Episode 27:

Episode 28:

Episode 29:

Episode 30:

  • The episode is almost entirely dedicated to Saw.

 Yami: You've got to be kidding me.

  • In the same episode, Yami starts listing spoilers because the villain is an obvious fan of plot twists. He's cut off by a title card, but 3 are heard that sound oddly familiar...


[many spoilers later...]

Yami: --Nicole Kidman is a ghost, and Rosebud is his sled!

 Marik: What is a man?! A miserable pile of secrets! But enough of this...! I'm out of here.

Yugi: Come back here, and take your henchman with you!

  • In also the same episode, the opening and the closing theme of said episode is a reference to the theme song of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
  • At the very beginning of the episode: the giant hedgehog who says "Dinsdale" is a reference to the Piranha Brothers sketch from Monty Python.

Episode 31:

Episode 32:

Episode 33:

Episode 34:

Episode 35:

Episode 36:

Episode 37:

Episode 38:

Episode 39:

Episode 40:

Episode 41:

Episode 42:

 Marik: I am Kira, I mean Marik.

Yami: And there's the obligatory Death Note reference. I never thought we'd sink that low.

Episode 44:

Episode 45:

Episode 46:

Episode 47:

Episode 48:

Episode 49:

Episode 50:

 Joey: Well, it looks like Johnson couldn't handle the truth! Huh? Huh?

Yugi: No.

Episode 51:

Episode 52:

  • Kaiba says "Come at me bro." (a shout out to the Rooster Teeth Podcast)
    • Somewhat unrelated, but bonus points to those who are familiar with the term "lad" in an Australian setting.
    • Just before this(as he's picking up the pipe), Kaiba says "Grabbin' a pipe!" which is most likely a Left 4 Dead reference.
  • The Star Wars shout-outs continue on:

  Evil Tristan: "The circle is now complete. When I left you I was but the learner. Now I am the guy kicking your ass with a stick."

  • Joey's tackle attack sounds a lot like Pikachu's Volt Tackle.

 Yugi: Quick, Joey. Use tackle!

Joey: Joeyjoeyjoeyjoeyjoey Joey JOEY!

  • When Evil Tristan rides out of the garage on a motorcycle we get a shout out to Tristan's Japanese name, Hiroto Honda.

 Joey: Is that a Honda? (Questioning the motorcycle Evil Tristan is riding)

Yugi: No, his name's Tristan.

Episode 53:

 Marik: Bored now.

Episode 54:

Episode 55:

Bonds Beyond Time

 Yusei: *Spots Paradox in a photo* Look, it's him!

Jack: You found Waldo!?

Yusei: It's the guy who stole my card!

Jack: Waldo stole your card?

  • The Crimson Dragon shouting "ATREYU!"
  • Paradox is able to knock Jaden down. Afterwards:
  • When confronting Paradox:

  Yusei Alright, you time-traveling screwhead! This... is my SIGNER MARK![2]

 Jaden: I thought you said you weren't going to let me ride it.

Yusei: Everybody gets one.


  "The power, the absolute power!"


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  2. Doubles as a Shout-Out to The Azure Crow's own Gurren Lagann the Satire; Kamina is fond of the "boomstick" phrase.
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