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->'''Yami Yugi:''' Wait a minute! Did you just summon a bunch of monsters in one turn?
->'''Seto Kaiba:''' Yeah. So?
->'''Yami:''' That's against the rules, isn't it?
->'''Kaiba:''' [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney Screw the rules]], [[MemeticMutation I have money]]!
-->-- '''Episode 1''', ''Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Abridged Series''

''Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Abridged Series'' (''[[NewSeasonNewName The Cancelled Series]]'' for the Virtual World arc and ''[[BrickJoke The Renewed Series]]'' for the next arc after that) is a GagDub and AffectionateParody of the second anime series of ''Anime/YuGiOh'' (the one most commonly known around the world), done by a guy known as LittleKuriboh (real name Martin Billany). Each episode of this series compresses several clips of YGO episodes into four- to eleven-minute clips, which [[LampshadeHanging point out and make fun]] of some of the [[FridgeLogic really absurd plot points]] of the series (just how ''does'' Kaiba manage to climb that cliff with a briefcase in his hand?) and a lot of the changes made in the [[FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]] dub ("Don't move a muscle, or we'll shoot you with our [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms invisible guns!]]" "It is heavily implied that you are beating the ever-loving crap out of me!"), as well as lampooning [[ExecutiveMeddling the policies of the television networks]] that aired the show in North America.

TheAbridgedSeries spawned a [[FollowTheLeader handful of imitators]], but has since become [[FromClonesToGenre an entire genre]] of internet videos and thanks to its expressive parody, quotes from the series are repeatedly used on this very wiki. [[AscendedMeme As well as by a few of the actual voice actors]]. Martin and his show are now part of Channel Awesome, the home of Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses! The series itself has been re-fandubbed or subbed into French, Portuguese, Swedish, Polish and, of course, Japanese (among others).

After some time Little Kuriboh eventually went to doing the same process with [[YuGiOhFirstAnimeSeries "Season 0"]] (the ShortRunner based more closely on the original manga), giving special attention to the AdaptationDisplacement and animation quirks of the earlier series. He has also abridged the first-series/"Season 0" movie and the [[YuGiOhTheMoviePyramidOfLight second-series movie]].

Videos of each episode can be found at the [[http://www.yugiohabridged.com/ official website]] or [[http://www.dailymotion.com/littlekuriboh Daily Motion]]. Thanks to the ''wonderful'' world of copyrighted material dispute, the Website/YouTube [[http://www.youtube.com/user/CardGamesFTW account]] has been terminated and reinstated '''[[OverlyLongGag a ridiculous number of times.]]''' [[note]] Seriously, we stopped counting after the tenth time.[[/note]] Current status: '''NOT BANNED'''. There is also his side channel [[http://www.youtube.com/user/ObeyMyRod ObeyMyRod]], home of the LetsPlay/MarikPlaysBloodlines videos, and [[NarutoTheAbridgedComedyFandubSpoofSeriesShow Ninjabridge]], which features many jokes and cameos from YGOTAS (albeit with more uncensored swearing).

Because of the constant battles with YouTube copyright, new episodes of YGOTAS, Naruto, and LittleKuriboh's other videos are now posted on Team Four Star's website, where LK has a dedicated section.

[[TheWikiRule Has its own wiki]] [[http://ygotas.wikia.com/ here]].

Additional subpages include [[HoYay/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Ho Yay]] and [[ShoutOut/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Shout Outs]]. [[Recap/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries An Episode Guide]] is under construction, please contribute!
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!!This work is the TropeMaker and TropeCodifier for:
* TheAbridgedSeries
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!!This work provides examples of:
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* YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries/TropesAToH
* YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries/TropesIToZ
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