* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Bakura's threat of suicide at the beginning of episode 3 of ''Season Zero Abridged''. To some, he's actually threatening suicide only to decide to back away only and be encouraged to jump. To others, he's only looking for attention only to be encouraged.
* AwesomeEgo: Seto Kaiba.
-->I ''am'' on a drug: its called ''SETO '''FREAKING''' KAIBA!!!''
* BeamMeUpScotty: Kaiba's ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney line. The way many fans use it, it's could lead a non-viewer to assume that line is his CatchPhrase, but he only said it once.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The opening of episode 3 of ''Season Zero Abridged'' starts with [[TheWoobie Bakura]] [[DrivenToSuicide threatening suicide]] (or at least attempting to gain attention). It came out of nowhere, is either an [[DudeNotFunny unfunny]] or [[CrossesTheLineTwice very funny]] segement that does not correlate with the rest of the scenes, and is never mentioned again, except for the "Don't be a bitch, bitch" line.
* BizarroEpisode: The Virtual World arc.
* BrokenBase: Some people insist that the FirstInstallmentWins. Most of this is because TheyChangedItNowItSucks, as the first season's jokes were more original and did not rely on Internet memes to be interesting. Some fans were also more than displeased that LittleKuriboh now had guest voice actors as regulars when everything was a solo effort before. {{Lampshaded}} by the trolls in one of {{The Stinger}}s in season 3.
** Mocked in Evil Council 5 by the Moon guys who say that referential humor is the lowest type of humor. Though since those two are intentionally annoying as hell (and that they themselves are a reference to [[WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce the Mooninites]]), it could be a TakeThat to such thinking.
* CanonDefilement: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZSS_VJJC1Y&feature=g-u-u&context=G20f8404FUAAAAHgAHAA Season Zero Abridged #2]]
* CrossesTheLineTwice:
** The redub of the first episode to promote a podcast that LittleKuriboh takes part in, where a large portion of the nouns are replaced with the word "vagina".
--> '''Kaiba''': It's because this vagina makes no sense, nobody could figure out how to ''do'' it!
** Duke Devlin manages to cross the line ''three'' times.
-->"I summon the extremely phallic spaceship, but since it belongs to me, it grows to twice its usual size. Duke Devlin always rises to the occasion, baby!"
*** This one ''would'' be considered an AccidentalInnuendo, but [[MemeticSexGod there's nothing accidental about innuendos when Duke Devlin is involved.]]
** For some, the fact that Bakura threatens suicide at the beginning of episode 3 of ''Season Zero Abridged''.
** Skeletons fall on the gang and their response is "Oh no! Supermodels!", and the joke is repeated when Bakura runs to the gang with a skeleton on his back and he says, "Help! This supermodel is one of my fangirls!"
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome:
** Without Yugi, I'm on a Blimp, Brooklyn Rage~, Requiem of a Nyeh, and Marik and Bakura's Duet of Stand by Me.
** Introducing the Paradox Brothers to "YMCA" was also inspired.
** His recent video includes [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK-4JEETt88 a rap battle between Jaden Yuki, Yami and Yugi Moto]]...
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jnCcejkpjg LEATHER PANTS~!]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZC5jzpR8EE A cover of 'Out There']] from ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', done by [[HarmlessVillain Marik.]] [[SpotlightStealingSquad Who seems to do a lot of these songs.]]
** The recent Evil Council meeting has given us Zorc [[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody and Cody's]] version of the Disney song "A Whole New World" with backing vocals from [[CreepyDoll Teddy]]. Aptly named "Destroy The World".
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5oEyFa9XQI We're sitting here today with duelist Jaden Yuki...]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icrg8rlQmwM Jaden's Stronger Rap. The only reason people bothered to watch the credits of the BBT movie]]
** [[http://youtu.be/-wu5xfzbY2E?t=28m26s The rocking song at the end of BBT with Yami, Jaden and Yusei]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NacuNgwu9I4 Villain]], just villain.
** Bakura doing a little duet with Atem in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KbqRPuQetY Pharoah's Throne!]] He sings for realsies and ''everything''.
* DesignatedHero: The Pharaoh can be a big jerk sometimes.
* DesignatedMonkey: Jaden. Several people actually find his character quite hilarious and likeable which makes some of the jokes against him feel forced.
* DorkAge: Late Season 2 and the Virtual World Arc. Stale running gags and poorly-received ShoutOut humor were removed but not really replaced with anything.
* DudeNotFunny: To some, Bakura threatening suicide at the opening segment of ''Season Zero Abridged'' is rather unfunny.
* EarWorm:
** "Who's that crazy kook destroying the world? It's Zorc! (That's me!) It's Zorc & Pals! The blood of the innocent will flow without end! His name is Zorc, and he's destroying the world!"
** Take the already ''insanely'' catchy LadyGaga song "Poker Face," mix it with one of the best [[CatchPhrase catchphrases]] in the show, and what do you get? "Bru bru bru Brooklyn rage, bru bru Brooklyn rage..."
*** [[{{Mondegreen}} Or "Rap rap rap Brooklyn Rage, rap rap Brooklyn Rage..." (or change 'Rap' to 'Trap')]]
** The same with the Requiem for a Dream jingle spoof: "Nyeh... nyeh-nyeh-nyeh-nyeh, nyeh-nyeh-nyeh-nyeh, nyeh-nyeh-nyeh-nyeh-nyeh-nyeh..."
** Let's not forget "Leather Pants" to the tune of "Bad Romance"
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnczksTB4us "Two Dark Magician Girls go 'round the outside, round the outside."]]
** The ClimacticMusic in the [[Anime/YuGiOhTenthAnniversaryMovie BBT Abridged]] movie counts as well. It's ''Music/TenaciousD'' and Yu-Gi-Oh fused together, and by the end reaches BadassCreed levels. [[http://youtu.be/-wu5xfzbY2E?t=28m26s We're Yugioh, we're Yugioh, we're Yugioh, we're Yugioh...!]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KbqRPuQetY&feature=g-u-u M-m-my pharaoh's throne, m-m-my pharaoh's throne, you can flip all the cards in the trap card zone but you're not going to take my pharaoh's throne...]]
* EnsembleDarkHorse: Quite a few:
** Hair Guy Kemo, Bandit Keith and Jack Atlas, all mainly because of their [[MemeticMutation memetic]] catchphrases.
** The Slender Man.
** Jaden and Yusei were popular enough to become {{Breakout Character}}s
* EvilIsSexy: Florence and Marik
* FirstInstallmentWins: While the series is certainly known beyond the first episode, the first episode has been reffered to and remade the most, even by LittleKuriboh himself.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment:
** It's hard not to cringe when Serenity asks Tristan what sort of lonely deranged freak proposes on the Internet, and Tristan's response, now that LK and Safty are splitting up.
** The joke in episode 40 where [[spoiler:Ghost Nappa]] expresses his desire to capture Mokuba with a [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Master Ball]] becomes even creepier given the recent revelation that [[spoiler:Ghost Nappa is Mokuba's real father.]]
** This will hopefully not happen for a very long time, but once either LittleKuriboh or SamRiegel dies, episode 8's epilogue will become a lot less funny.
** Joey claiming his parents split up after he tried to teach Serenity how to drive becomes a lot less funny when you find out [[spoiler:that Serenity ran Noah over while driving]]. [[HilariousInHindsight If the joke doesn't get even funnier, that is.]]
** The jokes about WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedSeries, especially the joke in episode 46 about it being dead since Masako and Vegeta are no longer working together.
** Marik created Melvin, his NotSoImaginaryFriend / SuperpoweredEvilSide so he could get all the hugs he wanted. [[FridgeHorror Think about all that that implies]]. [[TearJerker *sniffle*]]
** Melvin mocking TeamFourStar for DBZ Abridged getting taken down from YouTube. Originally, this was just a friendly jab, it's become ironic now that Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged has gotten taken down over and over again.
** Yami's insults towards RobinWilliams in Cr@psule Monsters 3 are a lot less funny after Williams's suicide.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: It's big enough in Japan to have an [[http://youyakuyugioh.blog90.fc2.com/ unofficial Japanese site]]
** As of August 2009, however, all the Japanese-captioned episodes have been deleted except for those since episode 42.
** LK's Website/YouTube channel is the #1 most subscribed in Japan. You do NOT want to know how he celebrated. (SchmuckBait [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxbFiymmqaQ here]].)
*** But that's because he's listing his country as being Japan, which means that all the subscriber numbers automatically get added to it and not to his real home country.
*** And if you think about it this way, the series is made in England, and more than half the fanbase is IN AMERICA!, because the largest (by ''far'') potential audience of ''any'' English-language production is IN AMERICA! - unless it has jokes that specifically pertain to a certain country/culture (e.g. Britain, Australia, whatever).
** 4Kids are big fans of YGOTAS. It should be noted that they are not the ones who took the episodes down. That would be one of Website/YouTube's copyright bots acting on its superficial programming.
* HeartwarmingInHindsight: Episode 36 does this to Episode 3 as the scenes that were played straight referenced scenes that were parodied in the earlier episode. For one thing, it shows Joey does in fact remember Yugi standing up for him and Tristan, not to mention "Must...risk...life...for best friend."
* HilariousInHindsight:
** Tristan talks about [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Card games on motorbikes]]. Later, it's announced that Tristan's second VA (from episode 10+ ) would also voice Yusei.
** "Stop trying to make 'BROOKLYN RAGE~!' into a CatchPhrase. [[MeanGirls It's never going to work!]]" When you consider even Creator/WayneGrayson loves using it in Joey's dub voice...
** Tťa once says "Oh, it is ''on'' in a manner similar to that of VideoGame/DonkeyKong!" About a month later, Nintendo copyrights the phrase "on like Donkey Kong", making Tťa's line sound like she's trying to dodge a copyright.
** The Cardgamesftw account was taken down due to claims of Copyright Infringement. In the episode posted just beforehand (50):
--->'''Johnson''': Your series is in violation of copyright law, it is my job to see that you are rightfully punished.
--->'''Joey''': Hold on a second, you're that guy who's been taking out all the abridged series on Youtube! You're that guy who got us banned twice!
--->'''Johnson''': That's right, Joseph. And you know what they say: third time's the charm.
** Also, in episode 10, Joey mentions a spinoff series called "Yu-Gi-Oh DMX", about a bunch of rap artists playing card games. Now watch [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1UttuvmJA8&feature=related this]] video.
*** Also, has Jaden made a single appearance in this series without rapping?
** In the Leather Pants parody-of-a-parody [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3ejpPH7qro Literal Pants]], Marik repeatedly takes jabs at [[BitingTheHandHumor Kirbopher's artistic skills]] when it came to animating the video. This becomes funny when you consider Kirbopher and [=LittleKuriboih=]'s voice acting roles in the upcoming animation project ''MonsterBoy'', where they play a frustrated artist and a creature that exists solely to critisize him, respectively.
** Season 3 implies that Noah (aka the head of 4Kids) was entirely unaware that the company lost the rights to Pokťmon and One Piece, and now the Big Five are trying to defeat Yugi and his friends to get rid of them having cancelled their show. In the aftermath of 4Kids being sued and the possibility of losing their license to ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' due to violation of their contract with Tokyo TV, this is ''absolutely hysterical''.
** Episode 33 is the episode where Marik and Bakura first meet. The name of the episode? Harpoon''shipping''.
** Concrete Giraffes ends with the Slender Man starring in his own movie. On watching it, Joey decides that Hollywood really is out of ideas. Now we've started hearing about "Entity"...
*** It's even funnier now that MarbleHornets announced they were getting a theatrical movie.
** "New episodes every week" promised at the end of episode 4. Melvin declares it his favorite joke of the whole series.
** It has been announced that "Yugioh!" will be airing on Nicklodeon, the channel of [[SpongeBobSquarePants "Sponge Pants Square Bob"]]
** The jokes early in the series about Bakura being a minor character, considering his current status on the SpotlightStealingSquad
** In Episode 40, Bakura says the forbidden word, "Disney", during his duel with Yami. Cue the 4Kids executives with the Imperial March from Star Wars playing in the background. Considering what happened to Lucasfilm in 2012 and the episode came out 3 years before then, it almost seems prophetic in a strange way.
** In one of the tie-in videos to promote a con, Yami does a TakeThat against [[PokemonTheBridgedSeries Nowacking]] saying she must be a Lesbian because she turned down his advances. [[https://twitter.com/Nowacking/status/380157392924594176 Yeah...]]
** "Wait a minute, did you just summon a bunch of monsters in one turn? That's against the rules". If you run a Pendulum deck... you can do ''JUST THIS''... and this one is ''NOT'' against the rules.
* HoYay: Enough to deserve [[HoYay/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries its own page]]
* ItGetsBetter: Little Kuriboh's voice acting, and how. {{Lampshaded}} by him on at least one occasion.
-->'''Mako:''' Wait why do you suddenly sound British?
-->'''Yugi:''' Remember when Little Kuriboh could barely voice act? That's what's happenin' now guvnah!
* JerkassWoobie: Yami Bakura. Sure, he's evil, but between [[SpotlightStealingSquad having his spotlight stolen constantly]], the [[EnforcedTrope Enforced]] VillainDecay, and putting up with the "[[SurroundedByIdiots Evil Council]]", it's hard not to feel sympathy for the poor guy. Not to mention [[AllLoveIsUnrequited his "relationship"]] [[ObliviousToLove with]] [[TransparentCloset Ma]][[CannotSpitItOut rik]].
** Marik too, in different ways. Even at his most [[LetsGetDangerous dangerous]], he seems completely incapable of taking care of himself, and having NoSocialSkills makes running an evil organization and Council all but impossible. He also displays classic symptoms of an InferioritySuperiorityComplex, and usually [[PleaseDontLeaveMe breaks down when someone close to him leaves]]. The series also hints that his stunted mental/emotional state harkens back to [[AbusiveParents Hank Ishtar]]'s ''[[FreudianExcuse spectacularly]]'' inept parenting. He also created the Melvin personality so he could get all the hugs he wanted. [[FunnyAneurysmMoment Ouch]]. Hell, he even has [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame "Out There"]] as his ImageSong.
* MagnificentBastard: Florence.
** And let us not forget Seto "ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney" Kaiba. If it pleases the court, Tv Tropes would like to present Exhibit A: "Episode 52: 'Seto Kaiba vs The World'"
* MemeticMutation: [[FountainOfMemes Many.]]
** "Attention, duelists: My hair has become an internet phenomenon."
** "In America!"
** CARD GAMES ON MOTORCYCLES!
** "No homo right?" "ALL OF THE HOMO!"
** "''RIIIIGHT'', idon'tbelieveyou!"
** Brooklyn Rage!
** "Did I just watch a snuff film?"
** When's the next episode? [[note]]explanation: Much like the youtube "first" phenomenon, this has become a common phase posted on LK's videos due to his ScheduleSlip: He originally promised one new episode per week, but that has slowed to one episode every couple months.[[/note]]
** [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer [actual 4kids dialogue]]]
* MisBlamed: Many people blame 4Kids for LittleKuriboh's suspensions. However, it was actually done by a company named Nihon Ad Systems, which is the company that does the Japanese episodes of Yugioh. Despite the fact 4Kids are portrayed as the Big Five in Season 3, they seem to like Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged.
* NightmareFuel:
** There's Yugi's dream in Episode 16, the 2001 parody. The creepy music coupled with the overall Satanic look of it nearly made a few people afraid to go to sleep for fear of dreaming about it.
** In the fourth "Evil Council" video, Pegasus, with a little help from the possessed teddy bear, [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies resurrects his dead wife Cecilia the old-fashioned way]]. Needless to say, the appropriately edited image of Cecilia will come across as shocking to those unprepared.
** Noah is creepy. Not that he wasn't creepy in the original, but here...
*** "Hush little Mokuba, don't say a word,
::::Noah's going to keep you in the virtual world
::::And if your brother tries to moan
::::Noah's going turn his body into stone..." Brrr, creepy
** Almost everything [[OmnicidalManiac Melvin]] does qualifies.
** Seto in Season Zero. He's actually nice and friendly... while still having a CreepyMonotone, making his kindness sort of creepy.
** In-universe example for Yusei:
--> '''Jack''': Come on Crow. Let's go play card games while standing completely still [[PunctuatedForEmphasis on...the...ground.]]
* SeasonalRot: Season 3. Even LittleKuriboh didn't like the Virtual World arc.
** Early Season 2 was seen as this for some people for an over-reliance on old jokes and referential humor. [=LittleKuriboh=] acknowledged this with Ishizu claiming [[TakeThatMe their universe has grown tired and cliche]] in Episode 44.
* ShockingSwerve: Melvin [[spoiler:cancelling the show in Episode 46]].
* SpecialEffectsFailure: In Episode 61, Yami says that Yugi's obviously not getting hurt and acts unconcerned. A moment before, the animation clearly showed Yami watching Yugi's knee getting erased with a shocked expression on his face.
** ...That's the joke.
** In the [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness early episodes]], the MouthFlaps were almost always off.
* {{Squick}}: In episode 60 Tea talks in her sleep while dreaming she's being [[UnusualEuphemism "friended"]] by the pharaoh. It's disturbingly graphic.
** Episode 63. Crump has ADateWithRosiePalms while watching ''WesternAnimation/{{Pingu}}''. [[CrossesTheLineTwice Twice]].
* UncannyValley: Tea, Tristan and Joey in the (non-standard) opening to episode 54.
** Everyone during Noah's duel with Kaiba in episode 55.
* WinBackTheCrowd: After the end of the Virtual World arc, [=LittleKuriboh=] ''stepped his game up''. The jokes became more based on the characters and story, fourth wall jokes and references where there but toned down, and it started following along with the actual plot of Yu-Gi-Oh. This was ''exceedingly'' well received by the audience; in fact, episode 61 was considered so good that it has been compared to fellow popular abridged series {{WebVideo/Dragon Ball Z Abridged}} in terms of quality.
* TheWoobie:
** Bakura, when he's not being the ButtMonkey.
** Serenity, until she recovers her eyesight.
** Mokuba takes the cake for this: constantly being told to shut up [[spoiler: and possibly molested by Noah]]. And he's a ButtMonkey too. Actually, being a TheWoobie and the ButtMonkey is practically the same in this show.
* {{Woolseyism}}:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/SwedishKuriboh The Swedish dub]] replaces some jokes that would not make sense in Swedish with jokes that do. Bakura's accent [[AccentAdaptation is now]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scania Scanian]] and Joey now makes references to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stureplan Stureplan]].
--> '''English!Pegasus:''' No! I canít live without "Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series"! Itís so important to me!
--> '''English!Yami:''' Donít worry, Pegasus. Thereís always "Naruto: The Abridged Series". But as everyone knows, thatís just not quite as good!

--> '''Swedish!Pegasus:''' No! I canít live without "Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series"! Itís so important to me!
--> '''Swedish!Yami:''' Donít worry, Pegasus. There are many more abridged series. But as everyone knows, they don't exist in Swedish!

--> '''English!Mokuba:''' Let's go find [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} the genie]] voiced by RobinWilliams and [[TheOtherDarrin occasionally]] by Creator/DanCastellaneta.

--> '''Swedish!Mokuba:''' Let's go find the genie voiced by Dan Ekborg, who [[HeyItsThatVoice also]] played [[Disney/{{Hercules}} Hades]].
** The Polish dub by [[http://www.youtube.com/user/FlyingIrzimekFTW FlyingIrzimekFTW]] is also full of these. For starters, Joey's Brooklyn accent is replaced with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bialystok Bialystok]] accent (a Russian-influenced accent). Episode 8 replaces the Spanish opening with German (the episode being titled "Kartenspiele"). 4Kids is replaced in all instances by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polsat Polsat]]. The aforementioned joke in the Swedish dub paragraph goes like this:
--> '''Polish!Pegasus:''' No! I canít live without "Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series PL Fandub"! Itís so important to me!
--> '''Polish!Yami:''' Donít worry, Pegasus. Thereís always a version with Polish subtitles. But as everyone knows, thatís just not quite as good!
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