The first episode of Yu-Gi-Oh: Season Zero Abridged aired on 3rd of November 2010. It is a parody of "The Violent Battle - A Game of Darkness", the first episode of the first series anime.
What is this? No card games? This is an outrage!
- The opening theme song is "Birdhouse in Your Soul", by They Might Be Giants.
- The cut song that plays in the high school scene is "We're All In This Together" from High School Musical.
- The cut song at 4:28 is from the video game elite beat agent "walkie talkie man", by Steriogram
- When Yugi's grandpa first shows up, he yells "I am the Angel of Death!", a quote from the movie Full Metal Jacket.
- The soundtrack playing when Yugi gets beat up by Ushio and when Joey and Tristan come to rescue him is from the TV show Lost.
- Ushio's quote, "I'm going to go learn how to become a motorcycle-riding security guard" refers to Ushio's role in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's.
- When Yami is urging Yugi to put the last piece of the puzzle in, the music playing in the background is the main theme from the Halloween movie series.
- Yami'ss quote "The power, the absolute power!" is from the DIsney's Aladdin movie.
- The quote "Garbage day!" is from the movie Silent Night Deadly Night 2.
- Yami's quote "Wanna play a game?" is a reference to the Saw movie series.
- The song played at 9:22, when Yami is sliding down the rope is "This is the New Shit", by Marilyn Manson.