|We Interrupt This Broadcast...|
|Season 1, Episode 17|
|Air date||March 17, 2007|
Episode Synopsis Edit
This episode covers the Duelist Kingdom finals, in which Mai and Yugi duel, and Joey and Bandit Keith duel. Mai surrenders, and Joey annoys Bandit Keith into being eliminated. Joey and Yugi then duel, even though no cards are played, because Yugi insults Joey and mind-crushes him into defeat. That makes Yugi the victor of the tournament and the money, but he gives the money to Joey anyway. The ending scenes of this episode shows Mako Tsunami marrying the Ocean.
- (00:00) This audio appears to be original English voice acting, as Yami sounds more like Dan Green's version, as opposed to LittleKuriboh's.
- (00:02) The begin sequence has references in the following order:
- The Black and Decker/elephant commercial is one of many retro commercials featured in the "Love For Sale" music video by the Talking Heads .
- The "in America!" line is comedian Steve Coogan , as his character, Alan Partridge in humorous video about car safety .
- The "bought the company" footage is also featured from the "Love For Sale" video. The line itself was a catchphrase of entrepreneur Victor Kiam , who purchased Remington Products after being a customer and went on to do advertisements for their electric razors.
- This cartoon is the Adult Swim original cartoon, Space Ghost:Coast to Coast .
- (00:21) The song playing in the background (which is also the de facto theme of the Abridged Series) is "Kawaita Sakebi" by Field of View , the opening theme of the original Toei Yu-Gi-Oh! series.
- (00:42) A general parody of commercials advertising legal services for someone who has been subjected to either injury or medical malpractice. The song playing in the background is Fake Wings a theme from the anime series .hack//Sign.
- (01:37) "You wanna play rough? Okay. Say hello to my little friend " is a reference to "Scarface" .
- (03:07) As Bandit Keith is being dragged away, you can hear him singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" over the announcer, which is the American National Anthem
- (03:28) In the anime Excel Saga , Ilpalazzo often pulls a rope from his throne that opens a hole beneath Excel's feet that leads into a pit.
- (03:43) "Very special episode" was a phrase used to describe episodes of a series which became uncharacteristically dramatic. "Blossom" is often credited with the invention of this phrase as quite a few of their episodes were advertised as "very special episodes". The music used during the very special episode of Zorc and Pals is "Dearly Beloved" from Kingdom Hearts II.
- (05:14) This is a parody of a Mastercard advertisement. "There's some things money can't buy. For everything else, there's Mastercard."
- (Credits) Yami Marik as the Hypnotoad from "Futurama" .