Recap / Yu Gi Oh The Abridged Series S 3 E 10 Its A Mad Mad Mad Mad Virtual World

"Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged! It's just like Code MENT. Only worse."
-Yami Yugi


  • Borrowed Catch Phrase: "Screw the rules, Seto! I have your money!"
    Kaiba: Stealing my body is one thing, but my catchphrases, too?!
  • Brick Joke: Noah uses the door that Melvin had such trouble with earlier... turns out that the password was just "open".
  • Call Back: Melvin stumbles across footage of the episode with his favorite joke in it... "new episodes every week"!
    • "Aaaaah! Exodia! It's not possible! Nobody's ever been able to summon him... except for that one time!"
    Gozaburo: ...are you okay?
    Kaiba: Uh, yeah. I'm fine.
  • Death Equals Redemption: Defied. Noah is the only one who actually thinks that dying to protect people from a problem that you caused in the first place means anything.
  • Enemy Mine: Noah teams up with the heroes after being betrayed by his father.
  • Expy: Mokuba plays a game called "Pharaoh Fighter". Not only is the game itself a Street Fighter expy, it includes characters like "Bacula" and "Yoogy".
  • Grand Theft Me: Noah steals Mokuba's body so that he'll be able to enter the real world.
  • He's Got Legs: A cross that Yami must bear.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Kaiba tries to condemn Gozaburo for relying on a single monster to pull him through a duel. Gozaburo points out that Kaiba does the same thing all the time with his Blue Eyes.
  • Naked on Revival: When fusing with his father to ground them both in the Virtual World, Noah is... naked, for some reason.
  • Old Shame: After being sent back in time to the first episode, the characters immediately start in on how bad the audio and visual effects during the first few episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series were.
  • Shout-Out: The robots that try to attack Melvin have the voice of the turrets.
  • Squick: Yugi mistakenly thinks that he's trapped in "The Vagina Monologues" version of the first episode rather than the original, and ends up asking to see his grandfather's vagina rather than his card. Grandpa obliges.
  • Take That Me: Apparently spoofing the aforementioned Old Shame wasn't enough; the current episodes get plenty of flak as well.
    Yugi: It looks like we're just going to have to keep repeating the same jokes that everyone got sick of ages ago until he sets us free!
  • Unexplained Recovery: Tristan is suddenly and inexplicably cured from being a robot monkey.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Melvin gleefully notes that he can create horrific on-screen violence without censorship as long as his victims are robots instead of real people.