"Reservoir Steves" is the fifty-seventh episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series and the eleventh episode of the third season.
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SuperPsyguy as Steve #1
HeyItsThatSean as Steve #2
Kirbopher as Steve #3
Shadyvox as Jaden
Special thanks to wheremyaibouat.tumblr.com/ for allowing me to use their art.
Cultural references Edit
- The title is a reference to Reservoir Dogs.
- The flying cards in the beginning include:
- Yami's quote at the beginning references The Most Interesting Man in the World, and the fact that LittleKuriboh's YouTube account has been taken down many times due to copyright claims.
- Ishizu plays a game of "I spy" with Melvin.
- Kaiba asks if any of the duelists like the TV show Sesame Street, and then sings "One of These Things", a song which first appeared on the show.
- Marik calls his confrontation with Ishizu an "Egyptian standoff", a play on a Mexican standoff.
- When Marik puts all the Steves to sleep, one of the Steves says "I feel asleep!", referencing a dialog box of a guard from the original Metal Gear.
- Ishizu says that evil people "stroke cats while sitting in revolving chairs", a description of the frequently imitated and parodied James Bond villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
- As part of making himself into an evil villain, Marik decides to shop at Walmart, who are notorious for selling products at low prices by underpaying suppliers, thus forcing layoffs and encouraging the use of sweatshops and child labor.
- The ending song is "Stuck in the Middle with You" by Stealers Wheel.