BONUS: Yu-Gi-Oh "Season Zero", Episode 1!

In this Episode:

The Gate Guardian's lasers somehow pierced the dimensional barrier, messing up our schedules and preventing a full episode from being recorded this week! Never fear, Jimmy showed Tyler the first episode of the original 1998 run of Yu-Gi-Oh! and we're here to talk about it. And boy do we have feelings. 

Listen in as we discuss the origin of Shadow Games, Yugi's even weirder voice-acting choices, and imagine a world in which Yugi never played Duel Monsters. 

We'll be back next week with our regularly-scheduled content! Somebody's got to finish that god-awful three-parter, and it might as well be us.

Yu-Gi-Oh! "Season Zero" Episode 1, "Furious Battle - A Shadow Game" official synopsis:

A shy and meek young boy named Yugi Mutou is a student, who is bullied by his classmate Katsuya Jonouchi. The hall monitor, Tetsu Ushio, forcibly becomes Yugi's bodyguard, beating up Jonouchi and Hiroto Honda, and then says that Yugi owes him money. Ushio later beats up Yugi, but Jonouchi and Honda try to intervene, only to be beaten up as well. One day, Yugi solves the Millennium Puzzle after working on it for eight years, heralding the return of the Shadow Games. In the process, he unknowingly changes his own life forever by releasing an alter-ego, who is the "King of Games", and challenges Ushio to a Shadow Game. Ushio loses after a failed attempt to cheat, and Yugi enforces a Penalty Game upon him, which results in Ushio hallucinating that there were monsters coming out of a body of water that were about to eat him. After all of that, Yugi, Honda, and Jonouchi become life-long friends, with Yugi's childhood friend, Anzu Mazaki, and Honda's crush, Miho Nosaka, joining the group.