Card Games At 20,000 Feet is the thirty-ninth episode of Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series and the seventeenth episode of Season 2.


Oh, the humanity.

Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • The episode title is a reference to the Twilight Zone episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet".
  • The introduction is a spoof of EA Sports, whose motto is "It's in the game!"
  • The cards shown are:
  • 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.
  • Gruber and Hans are also parodies of Nazis. They refer to Kaiba as the Führer, the title for Adolph Hitler; say "HEIL KAIBA" as a form of praise towards Kaiba; mention the master race; and change the KaibaCorp logo to resemble the Nazi flag.
    • 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.
  • Yugi's line about Marik being able to "grate cheese on [his] abs" is a reference to the same quote from the Simpsons episode "King of the Hill".
  • 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.
  • Kaiba's edited card puts Panther Warrior in the same position as Ceilingcat.
  • The sound Yami Bakura makes while chewing his steak is similar to the sounds Cookie Monster makes while he eats.
  • The song played during Yugi's transformation 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.
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