|Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series - Episode 045|
Requiem For A Nyeh
|English air date||
December 9, 2009
|Episode listing||Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series episode listing - season 2|
|Previous||Ishizu Explains It All|
Guest starring Linkara as the Merchant
Go watch Atop The 4th Wall - http://www.thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/linkara/at4w In other words, Ishizu explains Marik's tragic (and weird) past is revealed and Melvin tries to kill Odion (again) but is stopped by our favorite she-male.
- The title of the episode is taken from the book and the film, Requiem for a Dream. The music that is apparently being sung by Joey, is "Lux Aeterna" by Clint Mansell, from the Requiem for a Dream soundtrack.
- The cards shown in the beginning all portray people from That Guy with the Glasses, which recently became a partner site of YGO Abridged. Among them are AngryJoe, TheSpoonyOne (as Doctor Insano), Linkara, TheDudette (as the Nostalgia Chick), and ThatGuyWithTheGlasses (as the Nostalgia Critic).
- The opening is a direct reference to the upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! movie. Kaiba compares it to Avatar.
- Yugi compares Marik to Charles Manson, who was serving a life sentence for conspiracy to murder at the time the episode was released. Like Marik, Manson suffers from a number of mental disorders.
- The song that plays in Ishizu's flashback is a parody of "Cat's in the Cradle" by Harry Chapin.
- The parody refers to General Zod, an archenemy of Superman.
- Marik reveals he is a fan of the Disney version of The Little Mermaid and wants to "go to the surface and befriend a seagull and fight a giant octopus and maybe fall in love with a handsome prince", all things the protagonist of the film does.
- Marik complains that he and Ishizu haven't visited Splash Mountain.
- Ishizu warns Marik about showing his Yaoi in public.
- When Marik appears in spirit next to Bakura and says the line "That's my bread and butter you're (eff)ing with." he is making a reference to the Adult Swim cartoon Metalocalypse. The line has been said during both season finales so far in the series.
- The sound clip at the end comes from Anchorman.