Pegasus forces Yugi to battle in the Shadow Realm. Pegasus wins, and turns Yugi's grandfather into a mime.
|Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series|
|Season 1, Episode 2|
|Air date||July 15th, 2006|
My Cards Will Go On
Yami: In tonight's episode, the part of Tristan Taylor will be played by Barney the Dinosaur.
Inside the school
Bakura: I say, Yugi, can I play too?
Yugi: Sorry, Bakura, main characters only.
Joey: Playin' card games sure beats doing school work. Arithmetic is for losers!
Téa plays a card
Joey: Now I just gotta subtract your defense points from my attack points and.. and uh.. wait a minute, how do I do that?
Téa: It's official: you're an idiot.
Tristian: (singing) I love you! You love me! We're a happy family!
Joey: Tristan's song taught me a valuable lesson. I need ta learn how to be a better duelist! Ya gotta help me out here, Yug!
Yugi: Let me see your deck.
Yugi:' (thinking): Oh man, his deck is even more powerful than mine! Woah, the Dark Magician! I just gotta have that! (aloud) Jeez, Joey, your cards are worthless! Tell you what, why don't I get rid of these, and we'll go visit Gramps and set you up with a new special super awesome deck?
Joey: Thanks, Yug, you're always lookin' out for me.
Grandpa: (stroking poster) Oh Black Luster Soldier, no-one must ever know of our forbidden love..
Joey: Hey, Yugi's Grandpa! How about training me up ta be Duel Monsters Champ over here?
Grandpa: Very well, but it will require hours of rigorous off-screen practice.
Joey: Really? I don't even get a training montage?
Grandpa: Who do you think you are, Rocky Balboa?
TV Announcer: Welcome to the Regional Championship where the comic relief villains are having a meaningless duel! I can't believe we're actually airing this on TV, folks!
Rex Raptor and Weevil Underwood appear on the screen
(Yugi's room, watching TV)
Joey: Man, I loooove the Card Game Channel!
Yugi: It's almost as good as the Watching Paint Dry Channel!
Grandpa: There's a package here for you, Yugi! You better not have been using my credit card to buy Duel Monsters merchandise off eBay again!
Yugi: It's from Industrial Illusions. I guess they heard about my victory over Kaiba.
Joey: Yeah, those card games are big news. It completely overshadowed the fact that he kidnapped and hospitalized your Grandpa!
Tristan: Hey, look! I'm on TV!
Joey: What are ya talking about, Tristan? That's just a purple dinosaur.
(On TV, Rex has summoned Two-Headed King Rex)
Rex: Uh-huh-huh.. hey Weevil, check it out. My dinosaur's horny. Uh-huh-huh.. get it?
Weevil: Yeah, heh-heh-heh.. yeah, heh-heh-heh-heh.
Rex: It's like, your move, or something?
Weevil: Heh-heh-heh, bugs are cool, heh-heh-heh.
Weevil plays Basic Insect
Yugi: These guys sound awfully familiar.
Rex: So like, I'll, attack or something?
Weevil: You like, activated my Trap Card, buttmunch. Heh-heh-heh-heh.
Rex: Uh-huh-huh, no way.
Weevil: FIRE! FIRE! Yeah, heh-heh-heh-heh-heh-heh
Weevil activates Laser Cannon Armor and Basic Insect destroys Two-Headed King Rex
Rex: This sucks! I'm gonna go, like, get some nachos.
TV Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, let's hear it for Maximillion PEAAAAAGASUS!
Pegasus: Congratulations, Mr. Underwood, here's your trophy. Now allow me to render your victory utterly pointless by announcing a far more interesting contest with a much grander title up for grabs!
Weevil: Woah, heh, this chick is hot! Heh, heh...
Yugi: Hey, there was a video inside the package! (puts video in player)
Grandpa: I just hope it's not one of those cursed video tapes that are all the rage these days..
Pegasus (on tape): Seven days.
Grandpa: Oh snap, I knew it!
Pegasus: That's right, Yugi-boy! There are only seven days 'til Duelist Kingdom! And in order to get you to enter I'm going to force you to play a Shadow Game! Win in 15 minutes and I'll release your friends.
Yugi is sucked into the Shadow Realm
Yami: That's fine by me, Pegasus! I'll beat you with the cards I took from- I mean, the cards that Joey gave me!
Pegasus: You won't beat anyone with that Dragon card.
Yami: You can see into my mind?
Pegasus: Yes, Pharaoh-boy! And I can see that you and I have a great deal in common!
Yami: What's that supposed to mean?
Pegasus: Isn't it obvious?
Yami: Look, pal, just because I inhabit the body of a teenage boy doesn't mean I'm a-
Pegasus: Oh come now, Pharaoh-boy, don't be so gauche! I was referring to our Millennium Items.
Yami: Oh... right, I knew that!
Pegasus: What would you say if I told you I didn't actually create Duel Monsters, and that it's actually based on mystical duels held by powerful pharaohs many thousands of years ago?
Yami: Whatchoo talking 'bout Pegasus?
Pegasus: These pharaohs battled with real monsters and real magic! So, as you can imagine, it was a great deal more exciting than the watered down product I created.
Yami: Wait a minute! You're just using this monologue to stall for time!
(Timer reaches 00:00)
Pegasus: Well it worked, didn't it?
Yami: You're a cheat!
Pegasus: No, my strategy was merely-
Yami: Hey, everybody! Pegasus is a big stinky cheater!
Pegasus: Ooh, so that's the way it's going to be, is it? Fine then. Let's see how your Grandpa manages- without his soul! Ooooh, I'm so ambiguously camp!
Grandpa's soul floats out of his body
Grandpa: (soul, on tape) Yuuugiiii....
Yami changes back to Yugi
Yugi: You bastard! You turned him into a mime! Grandpa! Graaaandpaaaa!
Joey: Hey, Yug, down in front, will ya?
Tristan: Yeah, we were watching that!
Marik (as Lex Luthor from Superman Returns): Come on, let me hear you say it, just once.
Téa (as Lois Lane): You're insane-
Marik: NO! No, not that, the other thing.
Téa: Superman will never...
- The episode title is a reference to the Rocky series of films.
- The intro alludes to '50s sitcoms' end credits where a voiceover would state the guest stars in that episode.
- Yami's "What'choo talkin' 'bout, Pegasus" retort is a reference to Arnold Jackson's catchphrase "What'choo talkin' 'bout, Willis" from the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes.
- The 24-style scene shows four split screens with a timer much like the commercial break scenes shown in the series.