|Duel of the Dead|
|Season 1, Episode 12|
|Air date||October 12, 2006|
Episode Synopsis Edit
This episode beings with Joey having a nightmare over his terrible defeat at Kaiba's hands. After awakening, Joey gets separated from the gang because he has to go to the bathroom. Joey is then kidnapped and brought into a cave by Bandit Keith and his cronies. Joey is then forced to duel "Zombie Boy", who can only say "braiiins!". As Joey wins the duel, Yugi and the rest of the gang traverse the cave and its traps until finally meeting up with Joey. After the duel, Bandit Keith and the cronies escape ahead of the gang and block them in with a giant boulder. At the end of the episode, Yugi and the gang are unable to dislodge the boulder.
- (Title) This episode title is a reference to the film "Dawn of the Dead".
- (00:00) "No duel monsters were harmed" is a reference to a commonly added disclaimer in the credits of many films/series, indicating that no animals were harmed during production.
- (00:12) "Kaibazilla" is a portmanteau of "Kaiba" and "Godzilla ", a huge fictional monster featured in the movie series of the same name.
- (00:26) The song playing as Joey wakes up from his dream is "Love to Love You Baby" by Donna Summer .
- (02:03) "Alas poor Yorick, I knew him..." is a phrase from the Shakespearian play "Hamlet" ; the person saying it in the theatrical is holding a skull in his hand.
- (03:22) This song is "Thriller" by Michael Jackson , the music video of which takes place in a graveyard.
- (03:45) Bakura says "smeg" , a reference to Red Dwarf where it is used as a common vulgarity.
- (03:49) The song playing as the ball rolls is the "Katamari Damacy" theme ; this game consists of rolling a giant ball over things.
- (04:51)Serenity is a 2005 film written and directed by Joss Whedon . It is based on the TV series "Firefly" that was cancelled before all of the produced episodes were aired.
- (05:09) A grue is a fictional creature known to populate dark caves in the interactive fiction game "Zork".
- (05:26) The song that plays here is "The Gonk" from "Dawn of the Dead". The ending card is a reference to Justin Timberlake's "Sexyback ", which is later used as Duke Devlin's "theme song".
- (Credits) This is the voice of Chris Griffin from the cartoon Family Guy.