Yu-Gi-Oh: Season Zero Abridged is a spinoff of Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series. It is a parody of Toei Animation's Yu-Gi-Oh! series from 1998, nicknamed "Season Zero" by the Western fandom because it precedes the series distributed by 4Kids Entertainment. The project was short-lived due to the difficulty of finding raw non-subbed footage of the source material.