|Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series - Episode 039|
Card Games At 20,000 Feet
|English air date||
25 April 2009
|Episode listing||Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series episode listing - season 2|
"Oh the humanity. The final eight contestants (and unwanted company Tea and Tristan. Duke is always wanted) arrive to see that the finals are apparently being held on a blimp."
- Yami quotes the opening line used by EA Sports in all their franchises as the cards go by.
- The cards shown are Chowder from the Cartoon Network series of the same name, Susan Boyle, Jabba the Hutt's jester (Salacious B. Crumb), Mr. T, and Perry the Platypus from Phineas and Ferb.
- Odion is a fan of the Gummi Bears.
- Gruber and Hans, Keiba's German guards, get their names from the German antagonist of Die Hard.
- Tristan says his imaginary friends are Zack and Cody, stars of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.
- The theme music from Super Mario Bros. 3 is heard in the background when the blimp arrives.
- While the blimp is flying, the Thunderbirds theme is playing in the background.
- The music playing during the party is "Conga" by the Miami Sound Machine.
- The Kaibacorp logo Hans and Gruber designed is based on the flag of the German Nazi Party.
- Hans and Gruber's dialogue regarding Kaiba's Utopian society is a reference to the situation of Satellite and New Domino City in Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's.
- Kaiba's edited card puts Panther Warrior in the same position as Ceilingcat.
- Bakura's sound effects when eating are taken from Cookie Monster.
- The song when Yugi is transforming into Yami is the theme song from 80s animated TV show Jem.
- During the credits, Yami Marik watches "Charlie bit my finger", one of the most viewed Youtube videos of all time.