->[[OhCrap Oh, my God!]] I just realized this show has [[LongRunners multiple seasons]]! This'll take forever!
-->-- '''Pikachu'''

One day, a video-maker known as Master WGS saw the avalanche of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' Abridged Series on Website/YouTube, and set a personal goal: make one that was '''''actually funny'''''. Several who watched the {{Pilot}} assured Master WGS that he had succeeded, and as a result, his [[http://boxofdanger.com/shows/pokemon-the-abridged-series/ series]] has gone on for over 20 episodes. Most of the humor relies on retelling episodes from the first season with AlternateCharacterInterpretations (eg, Ash Ketchum going from naive to TooDumbToLive), even to the extent where the Pokémon themselves speak English instead of PokemonSpeak. Constant homages to other ''Pokémon'' media, such as the video games, are also made.

While working on the fifth episode, Master WGS started allowing friends, such as Dark Bomber Kid and Xerostyle, to assist with the series. Eventually, they formed a team named "[=PokemonAbridgedFTW=]," which later changed to, "Box of Danger." Their current name was derived from a scene in the 11th PTAS episode where Team Rocket obtained a box labeled "DANGER" from a general store. As a result of their original You Tube channel getting banned, Box of Danger started [[http://boxofdanger.com/ their own website]], which also contains abridged series of other anime.

Not to be mistaken for [=1KidsEntertainment=]'s ''WebVideo/PokemonTheBridgedSeries''.

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!!This work provides examples of:
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Brock's ethnicity isn't very clear; not even Dexter knows what he is.
* AndCallHimGeorge: Ash when he meets Pikachu for the first time. Pikachu, of course, responds as you would expect.
* {{Badass}}: Brock's Onyx, Misty's Goldeen, and, last but not least, Ash's (The Mighty) Butterfree.
* BigNO: Caterpie getting caught.
* BlackComedy: Jessie's attempt to escape Pokémon Land involves calling 911 and exclaiming, "I'm shaking my baby to death!"
* BlackComedyRape: Caterpie rapes Misty in her sleep in episode 3, leading her to reveal that they were, apparently, married.
* CampGay: James (naturally)
* CatchPhrase: Pikachu's "Thank Valkyrie!"
* ChristmasSpecial: The "Christmas Cop Out," an audio-only special in which Ash, Misty, and Pikachu sing "Sleigh Ride," Team Rocket joins in after assuring Ash they won't steal Pikachu, and Master WGS details his Christmas plans to listeners.
* CloudCuckooLander: Ash on occasion. One such instance involved Ash using an out-of-order phone at Viridian City's Pokémon Center to order pizza from Donatos, and believing he not only got an order confirmation, but was having conversations with the President and SantaClaus (who could very well have been the same person in Ash's mind) as well.
* CombatPragmatist: Ash would blackmail to get his badge or even burn down a gym just to rob it.
* CrossdressingVoice: Master WGS as Misty and Jesse, as well as Nurse Joy and Officer Jenny in the early episodes.
* CulturalTranslation: Meowth once referred to rice balls as, "rice ball-shaped jelly donuts." Later, Misty and Brock referred to them as, "jelly donuts," but after Ash tried one, he exclaimed, "they taste like rice and red bean paste!"
* DirtyOldMan: Brock's father loves inviting adolescents to his dimly lit cabin.
* DisContinuityNod: Episode 8 begins with the narrator describing two episodes Box of Danger never abridged, prompting Ash to exclaim, "That stuff never happened!"
* DoesNotLikeMen: Erika, and her staff at the perfume shop and the gym.
* DudeNotFunny: Occurs in-universe after Brock's suggestion to use a bird to find dry land, inspired by something a man named, "Noah" did in a book he read, only results in the gang finding Team Rocket's unconscious bodies:
-->'''Misty:''' That book you read must have been full of crap, Brock!
-->'''Brock:''' [[SarcasmMode Yeah, Misty. That's a]] ''[[SarcasmMode very]]'' [[SarcasmMode smart thing to say.]] [[DontExplainTheJoke About the Bib-]]
-->''(Ash interrupts)''
* DysfunctionalFamily: Ash's parents have [[ParentalAbandonment spent years away from him]], his mother takes plenty of drugs, and apparently they both regret having him.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Brock's first episode lampshades the fact his eyes look like that even ''after'' he opens them.
* {{Eyecatch}}: Episode 13 contains a parody of "Who's That Pokémon?" in which [[spoiler: a silhouette of Raichu transforms into Kangaskhan during the reveal.]]
* {{Filler}}: Episodes 12 and 16 send our heroes to "[[TheTwilightZone The Filler Zone]]"
* FiveManBand:
** IdiotHero: Ash
** TheLancer: Pikachu
** TheSmartGuy: Dexter
** TheChick: Misty
** TheBigGuy: Brock
* FollowTheLeader: Dexter refers to Squirtle as "The Trend Slave Pokémon," explaining that Squirtle has to follow trends set by others in order to maintain his unreasonably high level of popularity.
* GlobalIgnorance: After Ash suggests in episode 10 that they take Route 24 to Vermillion City, the narrator points out that Route 24 actually leads into the opposite direction of Vermillion City. No one listens.
* GravityIsAHarshMistress: After Ash gets crushed by a chandelier, Misty and Brock curse gravity for killing their ally, and even threaten to sue.
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Takahata101 voiced Lt. Surge in episode 13.
** [=KaiserNeko=] voiced the Tentacruel in episode 17, and it sounds similar to ''Anime/LupinIII'' as a result.
** LittleKuriboh voiced Officer Jenny in Episode 18.[[note]]Actually, some may find him hard to recognize. He only has two lines, and neither one is funny.[[/note]]
** Megami33 of WebVideo/SailorMoonAbridged and WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged fame voiced Erika in episode 23.
* HitlerAteSugar: In episode six, Team Rocket tries to abolish the Pokemon slavery that Seymour Awesome uses to make money, but, since it's Team Rocket, the 'protagonists' just fight them anyway, because, as Brock states, "No, Team Rocket is ''evil''! No matter what they are doing, it is the opposite of what is good and righteous".
* IncrediblyLamePun: The narrator once said Brock has the last name [[BarackObama Obama]]. Because of this, Brock briefly worries in a later episode whether or not he'll make a good President.
* IronicEcho:
** Episode 8:
-->'''Ash:''' I'm so depressed, I wish I was dead!
-->'''Brock:''' Ash, don't [[TemptingFate say such things]].
-->''(bridge breaks)''
-->'''Ash:''' All right, I changed my mind. I, I wish ''Brock'' was dead!
-->''(Brock falls into a river)''
-->'''Brock:''' You son of a- AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
** Episode 11:
-->'''Brock:''' I'm so depressed. I wish I was dead.
-->'''Misty:''' Brock, don't say such things!
-->'''Brock:''' Okay, I changed my mind. I wish ''Ash'' was dead!
-->''(Ash falls into a river)''
* JiggleShow: Misty's sisters perform one in episode 7.
-->'''Ash:''' [[RagingStiffie Why did my pants get so tight?]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: The Mighty Butterfree, [[YankTheDogsChain at the end of the same episode where he finds a wife]].]]
* LampshadedTheObscureReference: A text card in episode 14 offers ten points to viewers who can figure out what Brock is referencing when he asks, "C'mon, Misty. Can't we get [[Film/MadMaxBeyondThunderdome beyond Thunderdome]]?"
* LargeHam: The Mighty Butterfree
* {{Leitmotif}}:
** Music from ''Music/{{Dragonforce}}'' accompanies several of the Mighty Butterfree's appearances.
** Scenes featuring Professor Oak in his laboratory are accompanied by a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2Zb3vSYWck&feature=related piece of score]] from the ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pokémon Red And Blue]]'' games.
* TheLoad: Ash's Pidgeotto is so unhelpful, practically all of his dialogue simply lampshades the fact he gets screentime.
** Dexter's not afraid to admit what other Pokémon he considers worthless:
-->Metapod, the evolved form of Caterpie. It can no longer attack. [[SarcasmMode What an improvement.]]
* {{Metaphorgotten}}:
-->'''Misty:''' Those fools! They're disrespecting the ocean. And the ocean is much like an elephant, it never forgives. [[LampshadeHanging Wait, that doesn't make any sense!]]
* MutuallyExclusivePowerups: Ash points out that if Pikachu evolves into Raichu, he must lose his fingers in exchange for the extra power.
-->'''Pikachu:''' But how will I play piano?
-->'''Ash:''' You won't.
-->'''Pikachu:''' Screw that! I f-ing live for the piano!
* NeverSayDie: After Ash expresses obliviousness towards the concept of death in episode 10, Dexter and Brock inform him that Charmander will actually "go to sleep for a really long time" if the flame on its tail ever goes out.
* OffModel: Occasionally lampshaded.
--> '''James:''' ''(to Jessie)'' Lord, you're hideous without your lipstick. Please put it back on!
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: As Ash, Misty, and Pikachu hang for dear life off of a falling bridge, a "scene missing" card appears. By the time the episode resumes, the three of them have reached land, and Ash admires the "amazing stunt" they pulled.
* TheOtherDarrin: Nowacking took the role of Nurse Joy from Master WGS in episode 13.
* SeriousBusiness: "This isn't your virginity, damn it! This is a Gym Badge! Something you have to ''earn''!"
* ShoutOut:
** Episode 4 - "The P stands for pool" is a shoutout to [[Theatre/TheMusicMan The Music Man]].
** Episode 11 begins with Ash "singing our favorite theme song..." the theme to ''YuYuHakushoAbridged''.
** Squirtle spends most of that same episode leading his squad in living like ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' characters.
** The start of Episode 20 involves Team Rocket kidnapping the group and [[DeathTrap trapping them in a room]], then going through a SadisticChoice routine straight out of {{Saw}}.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Episode 18 played out as an episode of "Pokémon: The Traditional Abridged Series," retelling "The Ghost of Maiden's Peak" with minimal jokes and several of the weirdest scenes cut out. This episode proved [[LoveItOrHateIt polarizing]] as a result.
* TheTalk: Misty gave it to Ash. Apparently, a woman becomes pregnant after a Beedrill stabs her.
--> '''Prof. Oak''': "That's stupid, you're stupid."
* TakeThat: After LittleKuriboh produced a ''NarutoTheAbridgedComedySpoofSeriesShow'' short in which Iruka produced a "Dangerous Box" which "tells you how bad your material is, and produces absolutely nothing of value," Master WGS released a video in which Ash tried to become a comedian by over-killing {{Forced Meme}}s, making an exorbitant amount of {{Shout Out}}s and also some {{Overly Long Gag}}s, and finally turning into a SmallNameBigEgo. Although, Little Kuriboh apparently ''had'' given Master WGS permission to insult him like this.
** "An Electric type in a Rock Gym? [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros That's as logical as putting a tripping mechanic in a fighting game.]] You just shouldn't do it!"
* TheyJustDidntCare: Brock lampshades this in-universe as he gets constantly annoyed with misappropriations of such terms as "psychopath" and "psychic-ologist" in relation to being psychic.
* TooDumbToLive: Most of Ash's humour revolves around this. A prime example being in Episode 11 when, in a dark cave, he calls out his Charmander (a Pokémon that has a permanent fire on the tip of its tail) and asks it if it has a flashlight.
* TrainingMontage: One plays in episode 13, when Pikachu has to face Raichu for a Thunder Badge. However, Pikachu wasn't really training; Ash was just imagining how epically they could portray the preparation if the montage weren't "such a pain in the ass to edit."
* {{Transvestite}}: Lisa, er...Brock.
* UnexplainedRecovery: Master WGS had Ash killed by Pikachu's Thundershock at the end of the Pilot, in case he wouldn't be able to make any more episodes, and {{handwaved}} his reappearance in the following episode by saying he "narrowly survived."
** In the first episode Gary gets into a car which crashes and explodes offscreen. He later appears in Episode 11 with no explanation.
* TheUnintelligible: Charmander
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Misty seems completely unfazed at Ash's becoming a ghost.
* WholePlotReference: Episode 15 has a format similar to a ''Series/{{Lost}}'' episode, switching between the characters stranded in Pokémon Land and flashbacks to their escape from the sunken St. Anne.
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