Requiem For A Nyeh is the forty-fifth episode of Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series and the twenty-third episode of Season 2.


Guest starring Linkara as the Merchant

Go watch Atop The 4th Wall.


  • The actor playing "a loner" on the TV from the flashback sounds just like Jean-Claude Magnum. It is not confirmed whether they are the same character.
  • Yugi points out its Ishizu's own fault Marik turned evil.
  • Ishizu notes in during the flashback that she should have been able to see the alarm system due to living in dim lighting her entire life.
  • Melvin is a secret member of 4Kids.

Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • The title of the episode is taken from the book and film Requiem for a Dream.
    • The music that plays with Joey's nyehs 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:
    • AngryJoe
    • TheSpoonyOne (as Doctor Insano)
    • Linkara
    • TheDudette (as the Nostalgia Chick)
    • ThatGuyWithTheGlasses (as the Nostalgia Critic)
  • The first scene is a direct reference to the (not yet released at the time) Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D Bonds Beyond Time 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.
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