|Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series - Episode 004|
Lord of the Cards
|English air date||
24 July 2006
|Episode listing||Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series episode listing - season 1|
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Lord of the Cards is the fourth episode of Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series.
Our heroes arrive at the island, but soon discover that they are not alone when someone is found to be missing from the flight manifest.
The boat to Duelist Kingdom arrives, where Joey Wheeler compares the island to the setting of the movie "Lord of the Flies". Yugi Muto then recalls Weevil Underwood throwing most of his cards into the ocean and remembers when Joey threw his Millennium Puzzle piece into a river. Kemo then has all the contestants walk to Maximillion Pegasus' castle, but soon Téa Gardner mysteriously sees Ryo Bakura again. Pegasus then explains the rules of the tournament.
Soon, the group encounters Weevil again, where he has lured them to a Dueling Arena. Yugi then transforms into Yami Yugi and prepares to Duel Weevil. Weevil transforms into the "Great Cornholio" and they start dueling. Mai Valentine soon shows up and says that Yugi doesn't have a chance of winning, much to Téa's anger. However, Yugi defeats Weevil and takes his Star Chips, kicking Weevil out of the tournament.
- The title is a reference to the book Lord of the Flies.
- The opening title sequence with Rex and Weevil is a reference to the show Beavis and Butthead and uses the audio from that show's opener.
- The Ring and Hobbits from Lord of the Rings are referred to as Bakura's Millennium Ring and Yugi's short stature
- The popular ABC show Lost is referenced in the description.
- The Ironside theme song is played twice, once during Yugi's flashback and again at the end.
- Tristan mistakes Lord of the Flies for Lord of the Rings.
- Teá mentioning her "limey sense" is a reference to Spider-Man's "Spider Sense".
- During the duel with Weevil, Yami Yugi calls the Polymerization card "deus ex machina" as reference to the plot device deus ex machina and how he seemingly pulled a solution out during Weevil's turn.
- When Yami Yugi uses Summoned Skull to attack Great Moth, he calls it a cheap imitation of the Mothra from Mothra and Godzilla movie fame.
- The ending audio is cut from the movie Snakes on a Plane.