|Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series - Episode 032|
The Worst of Both Worlds
|English air date||
31 December 2008
|Episode listing||Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series episode listing - season 2|
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Card games: The final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Kuriboh. Its five year mission: To abridge strange and confusing duels. To seek out new gags and pop culture references. To boldly go where no limey has gone before. In this episode, Yami seduces another greenskinned alien chick. Or maybe he just duels a mime. It's hard to say.
- The entire intro sequence consists of clips from the season 3 finale of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Except for "Wheeee- Ow, my hair", the dialogue is repeated unchanged from the Star Trek episode, which also lends its title ("The Best of Both Worlds") to this episode.
- While riding on his ship, Marik sings the theme song to the TV show "Gilligan's Island" and refers to two of the show's main characters, Gilligan and the Skipper.
- Yami says Yugi only thinks vampires can go out in daylight from reading the Twilight books, a series of young adult novels in which vampires are the heroes.
- The line "Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage" is the chorus lyric to a song by The Smashing Pumpkins.
- Yami references an interview with Sony executive Kazuo Hirai, in which he said he'd tried playing the Nintendo Wii and "it got boring after about five minutes".
- In the final scene Little Kuriboh tries playing "More Than a Feeling" by Boston to see if it will make Marik on a motorcycle look cool.
- The stinger at the end is from South Park character Chef.