Shout Out: Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series
- To He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983):
Yugi: By the power of Greyskull!Yami: I have the power!
- "Slifer no swiping! Slifer no swiping! Slifer no swiping!"
- "Oh man!"
- "Oof! ...I fell on my keys."
- After Yugi acknowledges the voice in his head, Yami tells Yugi to burn everything, burn it to the ground.
- As Téa jumps off the helicopter, she shouts " Wheeee! Moon Prism Power!"
- "Yugi, remember who you are! You must take your place in the circle of card games."
- Spinning Bird Kick!
- "That's it, pal, you just f***ed with the wrong Egyptian."
- "Yugi, I love you, but we only have fourteen hours to save the earth!"
- When Yugi tries to help Kaiba:
- 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?"
- "What'choo talking about, Pegasus?"
- Yugi's grampa talks about cursed tapes and Pegasus says "Seven days!"
- Rex and Weevil's Beavis And Butthead-esque exchanges:
- "In tonight's episode, the part of Tristan Taylor will be played by Barney the Dinosaur."
- At one point in the Yugi/Pegasus duel we have a split screen 24 style complete with the clock and famous sound effect.
- "C'mon Tristan let's sneak on board this ship like Solid Snake."
- ♪ YOOOOOOOOORRRRE HEEEEEEAAAR, THERE'S NAAAAAAATHIN AAHH FEEEEAAHH... ♪
- In the flashback where Serenity moves away from Joey, she shouts "Joey, stop this crazy thing!" from the back of the vehicle.
- Téa mentions her limey senses are tingling.
- The Kill Bill montage, when Joey asks Yugi if he forgave him for stealing a part of his puzzle.
- When Tristan freaks out over evil rings and hobbits, Téa asks him why would those things be on the island.
- Weevil's transformation into Cornholio.
- The title is "Everybody Hates Mako".
- The theme music that plays as Mokuba escapes a tower by tying his bedsheets together is strangely familiar.
- This fight sequence:
Mullet Guy: Yes, but my hair gives me the power to defy gravity!Tristan: (falling to the ground) Oh, the humanity!
- The "Jeopardy" theme song plays to indicate an annoying and improbable time skip.
- "That is correct", spoken in the robotic, monotonic unison by Pegasus's group, is used by the Daleks.
- "Into the Kaiba cave!" while the theme song for the live-action Batman played in the background.
- "I learned how to hack by watching old episodes of Star Trek."
- "Bite my shiny metal ass!"
- "Time Roulette go!" as "The Power of Love" plays in the background.
- Bakura's favourite card is Sephiroth.
- In memory of Tristan's Voice: "Good night, sweet prince, and a flight of angels sing thee to thy rest".
- "All your puzzle are belong to me."
- "Do not want" is a reference to Star Wars The Third Gathers: Backstroke of the West. This is the translation for Vader's Big "NO!" in Episode Three.
- After Bakura reveals a segment of "Zorc And Pals" and asks what Yami thinks of it, Yami says "I think you'll be taken off the air faster than you can say Arrested Development"!
- Right before Yugi mind-crushes evil Bakura, Yami says "Finish him!"
- To Half-Life 2: "No, Tristan! He was the finest mind of his generation."
- The episode is titled "Both Of You, Duel Like You Want To Win." Wait a minute...
- In fact, the episode's opening is a parody of Cruel Angel's Thesis.
- 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?"
Joey: That Yugi's one bad mother-Téa and Tristan: Shut your mouth!Joey: I'm just talking about Yugi.Téa and Tristan: Then we can dig it.
- Also here:
- "I cast Magic Missile at the darkness!"
- "You duel like a dairy farmer!" "How appropriate. You duel like a cow."
- "That's going to cost you 599 U.S. life points," referring to the memetic uproar about the launch price of the PS3.
- "I'm here to kick ass and play card games, and I'm all out of cards."
- "I don't have time to waste with you scoobies."
- "Are you my mommy?"
- The episode's opening:
Yami: Previously, on Buffy the Vampire Slayer... just kidding, it's only Yu-Gi-Oh.
- The episode gives us the main characters trying to run out a rolling boulder, set to the Katamari Damacy theme.
- Yugi: "Just remember your love for Serenity!"
Joey: "You're right, that was my favourite Joss Whedon movie. This is for cancelling Firefly, you goth bastard!"
- Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him. In America!
- The following cartoon is based on real events. Some names were changed to protect the innocent.
- The appearance of the brothers Paradox is accompanied by the "YMCA" song.
- Leave It to Beaver Warrior!
- Kaiba Babies.
- "Make it so, Number One!"
- It is titled "When Yami Met Sally".
- Also Joey says "Get up on the hydra's back, Yug'!
- "I love the smell of card games in the morning!"
- "You know what they call a quarter-pounder in France? A Royale with cheese. It's all because of the metric system...
- "I'm afraid your princess is in another castle, Kaiba-boy."
- "Me love you, long time."
- More Star Wars references, such as:
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.
- "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 Téa, Bakura and Tristan in.
Kaiba: Help me Mokuba, you're my only hope.Mokuba: Use the Force, big brother!
- "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!"
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!
- The scene after the credits has this conversation between Kemo and Tristan.
- In Yugi's dream-sequence, Gramps, Kaiba & Mokuba start singing "Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do..."—and then Mokuba says "By the way, this is a 2001 parody!"
- There are references plenty to 80s adventure movies The Goonies and Stand by Me when Tristan, Bakura, and Téa going off to have their own adventure without any main characters. And when they run into Pegasus:
Tristan: Look, it's One Eye Willie!
- During the Ambulance Chaser commercial for Duel Insurance the song Fake Wings by Yuki Kajiura plays.
- "Say hello to my little friend!"
- Mako Tsunami's interview:
Mako: I fed his Dark Magician to my Fiend Kraken. It was just like the ending to Pirates of the Caribbean 2. Only this was actually satisfying.
- Pegasus before he sends Bandit Keith down a Trap Door: "I learned this trick from Excel Saga!"
- The ad for the Very Special Episode of Zorc and Pals the theme to Kingdom Hearts plays.
- One to Master Card
There are somethings that money can't buy. For everything else, there's Kaiba Corp.
- Hypnomarik after the episode ends.
- "What the deuce?"
- "I felt a disturbance. As if Yugi cried out in terror, and was suddenly silenced."
- When Tristan sees Bakura magically tie up some guards with white ropes, he decides that Bakura has to be Spider-Man. And the ending song to the episode is the theme song to the 1967 cartoon.
- In the beginning of the episode:
- "Dark Magician! You are not a gun! You are who you choose to be! Now choose."
- When Shadi enters Yami's mind:
"By the way, have you ever seen Labyrinth?""No, why?"*cue "Dance Magic Dance"*
- "Come on, Mokuba. We're going to have our own tournament. With blackjack, and hookers. In fact, forget the tournament."
- Actually, because Kaiba is so obsessed with card games (COME ON, SUMMON IT ALREADY) it's actually "In fact, forget the blackjack and hookers!"
- This conversation:
Pegasus: That's right, Bakura! You did!Bakura: I Lied.
- 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 Téa is reading Pegasus' blog:
- Music from The Exorcist plays when Rebecca appears. Hence the episode title "The Rebexorcist".
- "I summon Disgruntled Celtic Guardian"!
- "I wish I knew how to quit you!"
- "You see, Rebecca, with great cards comes great responsibility!"
- 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 Téa 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!
- Ms Valentine, are you trying to seduce me?
- As Joey wears a wildman's outfit, he says "You know what the difference is between you and me? I make this look good."
- The English opening theme of Dragon Ball Z starts to play when everyone summons dragons to the field.
- "If ya don't eat yer meat, you can't have any pudding!"
- Not to mention the name of the episode: "Shine On You Crazy Devlin"
- Téa, enamored of the hot new kid, sings, "Bow chicka bow-wow."
- Tristan shouts "Burn the witch!"
- Also, "He must be a witch. He turned me into a newt! ... "I got better."
- "Shake it like a Polaroid picture!"
- Tristan holding up a die and saying "This is going straight up my nose" is verbatim a quip from the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode "The Horror of Party Beach".
- Duke's fangirls sing "Hey Mickey", changing the lyrics to "Hey Dukey".
- Téa, at the beginning: "This one time, at duel camp, I put my deck in my—"
- This looks like a job for Limey man!"
- "I'm here to kick ass and drink cups of tea. And I'm all out of tea."
- "We didn't start the fire! It was always burning since the world's been turning!"
- The episode's intro has the reference to a Cap'n Crunch cereal commercial: "Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged, it stays crunchy even in milk."
- From 24: The following card games take place between 9 PM and 10 PM.
- To Dance Dance Revolution:
(outside the history museum)Téa: Do you think they'll have DDR in there too?Yami: Téa, it's Japan. Of course they will.
- The intro: "Hey paisanos! It's the Super Yu-Gi-Oh Brothers Super Show!
- Welcome to the Aperture Science duel monsters training program. If you win this children’s card game, there will be cake
- The episode title, "She Blinded Me With Card Games", is a shout-out to Thomas Dolby's 1982 hit "She Blinded Me With Science" (includes "Good heavens, Miss Sakamoto! You're beautiful!").
- Joey gets rick roll'd by Kaiba via the Kaiba Corp database.
- "Joey, no! If you get too angry, you'll become the Incredible Hulk!"
- Joey sings The Legend of Zelda item fanfare when he receives his free Duel Disk.
- Marik's laugh over the phone is a shout-out to Mandark from Dexter's Laboratory.
- The soundtrack from "Run, Lola, Run" plays as Joey is heading to the hospital.
- "My name is Steve! And these are my associates. They are also called Steve."
- "Exodia, obliterate!" "BLAAAAAAAAH!!" (complete with the blackface and the voice clip from The Lazer Collection)
- "Meanwhile, on the anime version of Grey's Anatomy..."
- Serenity's mother's voice is a reference to Doctor Girlfriend from The Venture Bros.
- "I claim this card in the name of Mars! Isn't that lovely?"
- George Thorogood's "Bad to the Bone" plays as Tristan climbs off his motorcycle.
- To Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds:
Yugi: Tristan, I'm going to regret asking this, but why do you have a motorbike?Yugi: That is the stupidest thing that's ever come out of your mouth! Card games on motorbikes! Come on!(Cut to an image of the promotional poster for Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds, complete with "Carmina Burana" playing in the background and the caption "You gotta be sh***ing me".)
- Tristan sings the Speed Racer theme song as he searches for Joey.
- As one of the odd edits made by 4Kids is explained, music from Dragon Quest VIII is playing.
- "He's gone all Psycho Mantis on us!
- 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...
Yami: SNAPE KILLS D—[many spoilers later...]
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!
- They have the speech from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, acted out with Yugi and Marik. It does, however, have a twist.
- 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's Flying Circus.
- "And now for something completely different... Card Games!"
- "No, not the smooze!"
- "Doctor Stiles, please report to the infirmary."
- Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip...
- "Wonder Twin powers: activate! Form of... an Egyptian homosexual!"
- Not even Boston can make Marik look cool on a motorcycle.
- Even Yami has good musical taste.
- "Face it, you're about as manly as a Square Enix character! Shall I call you Captain Basch von Dalmasca?"
- "Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged: we update almost as frequently as VG Cats."
- It also gives us: "Well, excuuuuse me, princess!"
- The sounds Steve makes as he jumps up the building are the same as Mario.
- "Now to make my escape, disguised as a simple cardboard box!"
- "I said what what. In the butt. I said what what. In the butt."
- Although the line itself originated from a song with the same name.
- "It was the best of card games, it was the worst of card games..."
- "I'm in ur TV, kidnapping ur grandpa."
- "My name is Mai Valentine. No relation to Faye Valentine."
- "They should have sent a poet."
- "I don't wanna be be an American idiot!"
- "I'm the Goddamn Kaibaman!"
- "My Name is Yami" "WROOOOOOOONG!!!"
- "This is a bug hunt, Joey! A bug hunt! Game over, man! Game over!"
- "Serenity is hot." "She mah sistah!" "She's still hot, asshole."
- The episode title: "The Man Who Would Be Steve".
- The "What country you're from?" dialogue after Tristan beat up all the Steves.
- "You guys are making me sexy, you won't like me when I'm sexy!"
- Joey performs the classic Tarzan yell as he swings on a chain (but with considerably more "nyeh").
- Kaiba apparently installed VATS into his Duel Disk system.
- Duke Devlin is the fourth Jonas Brother.
- The opening song is a parody of The Omen (1976) theme song.
- Michael Bay gets slammed quite a bit in this episode.
- BAKURA: You sounds nervous; is it the accent? You want to know how I got it? My father was a drinker, one night he went a little crazier then usual, so my mummy got the teapot to defend herself. He didn't like that, so he pours boiling hot tea all over her. Then he comes at me with the teapot and he asks "Why so British?"
- The episode title: "Magnum Farce"
- "Man, this tournament feels longer than any given Metal Gear Solid cut scene. And only slightly less interactive."
- "Your Amazon Warrior is no match for my army of celebrity ninjas!
- "I'm a member of the Hollywood cult, just like every other deluded celebrity you used to like, such as Isaac Hayes, Jason Lee, and Rufus the Naked Mole Rat!"
- "THIS IS WHAT JEAN-CLAUDE MAGNUM ACTUALLY BELIEVES"
- "We have to appear on Oprah so I can proclaim my love to you while jumping on her couch like a giant infant."
- "What would L. Ron Hubbard do?!"
- Jean-Claude Magnum will be back in "Ninjapocalypse Now"
- This episode ends with Howl freaking out and telling Sophie to get off the fucking set.
- "EA Sports, it's in the card games."
- Oh, the humanity.
- "Villcome! I am Gruber, und zees is mein brother Hans."
- The airship theme plays when the Kaiba-Corp blimp appears.
- "Zack and Cody are my imaginary friends!"
- "It's showtime, Synergy". Cue Yugi Transformation Sequence as accompanied by the Jem theme song.
- "Tell me something, Yugi: Have you ever dueled with the Devil in the pale Moon light?"
- "But the needs of the many outweighs the needs of the British, or something along those lines."
- From the opening: "This ain't a scene! It's a God! Damned! Card! Game!
- When Odion summons Mega Ultra Chicken, it says "Infidels! Thou hast angered the god of trading cards! Now you will never again see the light of day!"
- This exchange:
Marik: I am Kira, I mean Marik.Yami: And there's the obligatory Death Note reference. I never thought we'd sink that low.
- When Melvin takes over Marik's body, the "Final Five" reveal theme from Battlestar Galactica starts blasting away in the background.
- This Exchange:
Melvin/Marik: I am the king!Yami: You're a loony!
- Melvin: You didn't think it would be that easy, did you?
- Tristan says "Goddamn it Nappa!" when Ishizu is going over catchphrases. You know the one.
- "It looks like the rules (puts on sunglasses) just got screwed." YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!
- The ending gag: "Oh, what's up. It's starting to bore me how much you suck. No, seriously. You all suck. BOINK! I broke your stupid crap, moron" and "MY FISTS. THEY ARE MADE OF STEEL!"
- "Sorry Marik, but your sister's in another castle!"
- "NOOOOOO WHAT IS THIS I DON'T EVEN"
- The episode is called Ishizu Explains It All.
- The title of the episode: Requiem For A Nyeh.
- Once more, LittleKuriboh's musical tastes spills into the episode. "A kid showed up, just the other day... and the Cats in the Cradle, oh God, that's sharp!"
- The episode features The Nostalgia Critic, Linkara, Doctor Insano, and Angry Joe, AND the episode description includes a link to one of Linkara's reviews (Bimbos in Time) that featured LittleKuriboh in a cameo.
- "You can't win, Melvin. If you strike me down, I shall be more powerful than you can ever imagine."
- The background music for the party is the Ghost Nappa song.
- Bakura says Zorc's got a contract for a new show, "The Suite Life of Zork and Cody".
- "Prepare for trouble, and make it double."
- "Impact with ocean imminent. I hope you all played BioShock."
- "All your questions will be answered in due time. In the meantime, prepare to be assimilated! Resistance is futile! [Cue crapload of other movie references.]"
- "I was frozen today."
- Yugi's deckmaster Kuriboh sounds like the Hot Dog from Perfect Hair Forever. And then there's the (EFF!)bombs.
- "And now I activate Robot Unicorn Attack!"
Gangsley: It's a double rainbow all the way!
- After smashing a wall down with an ax, Tristan shouts out "Heeeereee's Johnny!"
- After entering a room with four doors with symbols above them, Yami states "Oh lovely. A rejected puzzle from a Professor Layton game. That's just fan-tucking-fastic."
- The maximum level on the Jiggle-o-meter is labeled 'Faye Valentine'.
- A pengiun tells Téa "Come with me if you want to live."
- "Breaking Free" starts to play during the broadway show in Téa's dream sequence.
- "Hey, can you introduce me to that one penguin who's voiced by Elijah Wood?"
- Hans Zimmer's "Stampede" plays when Serenity was being chased by a monster.
- After defeating said monster, Tristan announces his full name, bringing in a guitar riff to match it.
- Hobson SMASH!
- Four Words: Joey Wheeler: Ace Attorney.
- A suit of metal asks Joey where his brother Edward is.
- Gozaburo Kaiba tells the Hair Guy to punish Seto by having to whip him until his name's Toby.
- This bit of dialog:
Joey: Well, it looks like Johnson couldn't handle the truth! Huh? Huh?Yugi: No.
- Tristan acting out the infamous Big "NO!" in Revenge of the Sith, complete with the Imperial March playing in the background..
- Episode 51 also has a Han Solo-esque "I love you." "I know." confession.
- The sequence with Kaiba and Mokuba on "Tatooine" has the appropriate background music.
- The leitmotifs of Mecha Nesbitt and Super Giga Mecha Nesbitt are references to the Iron Man movie and Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, respectively, while Serenity's is the My Little Pony theme song.
- "Tristan Taylor. RISE."
- ZUUL Motherfucker!!!
- Tristan quotes Gwonam from The Legend of Zelda CD-i Games, although the original line was reversed.
Tristan: Isn't it beautiful? The birds are singing!
- 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.
- "Let me guess, you're one of Noah's seven evil ex-boyfriends."
- As Kaiba pursues Evil Tristan by motorbike, there's a short section where he starts singing his image song "You're Not Me" from the Yu-gi-oh Movie.
- The Tenacious D song "Storm the Gates" plays briefly as Kaiba runs to save Mokuba.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
Melvin: Bored now.
- This exchange:
Noah: Seto, how unexpected. And by "unexpected" I mean "totally expected".Kaiba: Can it with the Phineas and Ferb references, you tiny shorts-wearing freak.
- Opener: I used to be a duelist like you, but then I took a card game to the motorcycle.
- Yugi: Look at your deck...Now back to me...Now back to your deck...Now back to ME
- Melvin states after unlocking the bitchy door that he is the master of unlocking.
- The title is a reference to Stepmothers Sin, in which Dan Green voiced the main character in the dub.
- Yami's sexy and he knows it.
- Kaiba is taken to Noah by Thomas the Dragon Train
- And the narrator sounds like Ringo Starr.
- Kaiba asks how to become a member of the Lollipop Guild. note
- After Noah pointed out how his deckmaster is an ark:
Kaiba: A Bible reference? That seems a bit inappropriate for a kids show.Yugi: I don't know Kaiba it's not nearly as bad as your costume from last year's Halloween party.Kaiba (in Crucified Hero Shot): Can you guess who I am?Phantom: Uhh...Kaiba: I'M JESUS!
- Yugi tells Yami to believe in the Yugi that believes in the heart of the cards.
- After Yugi recovers from his brief Heroic BSOD, he rebukes Noah: "How dare you treat my friends so shamefully!"
- Melvin proclaims that it's time for some delicious ultraviolence
- The robots he encounters in the same scene speak with the voices of the turrets from Portal.
- To Aladdin:
Yugi: Kaiba, do you trust me?Kaiba: No.Yugi: Do you trust me?!Kaiba: NO.Yugi: Then JUUUUUUUMP!
- "Goodnight, sweet dubbing company, and a flight of winged Kuribohs sing thee to thy rest."
- The title is "Reservoir Steves".
- "One of these things is not like the other. One of these things just doesn't belong..."
- The title is a reference to Desperately Seeking Susan.
- The cards going by at the start of the episode include pictures of Sterling Archer, Wreck-It Ralph, John Egbert.
- Joey (jokingly) mistakes Mega Ultra Chicken's Phoenix Mode for a Moltres and mentions the Kanto region.
- Kaiba: "I've made a terrible mistake."
- Just before Joey faints, a hallucination of Yami (mis-)quotes Obi-Wan Kenobi.
- The title is a reference to Cloud Atlas
- The cards at the beginning include Nylocke, Discworld, Tom Nook, Clementine, and Shrek and Donkey
- When Kaiba's arena is setting up, the "HEYYEYAAEYAAAEYAEYAA" song plays.
- Wait, I thought you had to be online to play with that thing.
- Mokuba's 'Ancient Egyptian Cameo' is the opening verse from The Lion King's opening, backwards.
Bonds Beyond Time
- Doctor Who - The opening credits, complete with a Duel Monsters card replacing the TARDIS, followed by Yusei's bike making the iconic TARDIS noise when he leaves his era.
- Paradox has the same laugh as Mandark, and is accompanied by the theme music to Batman: Mask of the Phantasm.
- Paradox having Mandark's laugh is also reference to the Dexter's Laboratory movie which has a similar plot ("I am here for the one who destwoyed the future!").
- Luna refering to Yusei as Lion-O and saying "Snarf".
- Also when reading the old news report:
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!note
- Before Yusei goes back to Jaden's time, the Crimson Dragon says "Once you hit 88-miles-per-hour..." in an obvious nod to Back to the Future.
- Just like the Dark Magician said A Wizard Did It.
- After doing a lot of jumping and dodging fireballs, Jaden says he's glad that he plays a lot of Assassin's Creed.
- His very first line in the movie is "I'm Batman!"
- "You can be my wingman anytime, Yugi."
- Jaden tells Yusei that he sees dead people.
- After travelling to Yugi's time:
Jaden: I thought you said you weren't going to let me ride it.Yusei: Everybody gets one.
- "We're Yugioh, we're Yugioh, we're Yugioh, we're Yugioh..."
- Aw, desu desu, bitches!
- "IGNORE ME!!!"
- After a Master Shake stinger, Mega Ultra Chicken, and the tag team Steves portrayed as the Mooninites, anyone familiar with Aqua Teen Hunger Force can easily see that Little Kuriboh's a fan of the series.
- And then Kaiba's encounter with The Cybernetic Ghost Of Christmas Past From The Future. Pretty blatant, that.
- "Wake up Mr. Muto. Wake up and smell the card games."
- "I am the King!" "You're a looney."
- In the Season Zero Pilot, Yugi says he would wish for Téa's panties. A reference to Dragon Ball and one of his earlier videos at once.
"The power, the absolute power!"
- "GARBAGE DAY!"
- Disney's Aladdin got referenced as well when the puzzle was finally completed:
- "GARBAGE DAY!"
- In the manga review, LittleKuriboh borrows a familiar catchphrase of Linkara's: Our
heroprotagonist, ladies and gentleman.
- The song Feuer Frei is played in all the chase scenes in the first movie.
- Of course, there are a few shout outs to the sequels, GX, 5D's and Zexal (or as they call it in the US, GX).
- LK has also made several parody songs, enough to qualify as an entire album soon.
- Melvin's obsession with hugs may be a reference to End of Evangelion, where, by the end, all of mankind have exploded into a sea of fuel by the dangerous combination of evil, happiness and hugs. His psychotic nature also hints that he might be aiming for this.
- "I'm staring into the distant past. It's sort of like playing Eternal Darkness."
- "That's my bread and butter you're (EFF)ing with."
- In the 2010 April Fools video, the opening for the fake 5Ds Abridged Series is an homage to the show's opening, complete with the camera zooming in on Jack's mouth before the theme kicks in.
- In recent episodes, he and Linkara have mutually referenced each other, culminating in each doing a cameo line in the other's video.
- "Who's the Boom King? Tristan's the Boom King!" Shortly afterwords, Téa reprimands him for choosing the wrong time to quote awesome shows.
- "This is the perfect opportunity for a Lost reference!"
- No, we're not doing that.
- Oh, come on. Don't tell me what I can't do.
- Oh, okay. Maybe just this once.
- "Let's go find the Smoke Monster!"
- Crump's tendency to lick his lips and hiss is a reference to Hannibal Lecter.
- From the Yugi VS. Jaden rap battle: Who's the motherflippin'?.
- There's tons of references to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on episode 21.
- Marik Plays Bloodlines has "His hair looks like something out of Space Channel 5!"
- Kaiba almost starts singing "Friday". Luckly the camera quickly cuts away.
- In a video LittleKuriboh made for a fanartist, Tristan punches Joey and shouts "I am a man!"
- Probably an Evangelion reference: In "The Other Abridged Movie," when Gary Stu finds out how long the duel between Yugi and Kaiba will probably last, his internal voiceover frantically chants "I mustn't run away, I mustn't run away, I mustn't run away!"
- In the third Lady Gaga parody, we get this exchange:
Bakura: I have an army!Pharaoh: We have an Exodia.
- Marik's Evil Council of Doom #5 has a villain in a dark helmet who gets caught playing with his dolls.
Syrus: Hey, Jaden. Have you seen all my- Oh my God! What is all this? A-are those your dolls?
- In the NGE One-Shot, the theme music goes from an instrumental version of Evangelion's actual theme song to "It's Cold Outside".
- One Stinger takes Yugi's duel with a brainwashed Bandit Keith for a ride: