"An Ed in the Bush" is the 1st episode of Season 4 and the 78th episode of Ed, Edd n Eddy. In this episode, the Eds follow the Urban Rangers on their trip to the woods in an attempt to scare them. When they succeed, Rolf decides to scare them back.
The Urban Rangers are facing a grueling equipment check, outside in the Cul-de-Sac by Rolf the leader, while Eddy is trying to wrestle Ed up, Edd timing him with a stopwatch. When the Urban Rangers witness this, Rolf mocks Eddy as he couldn't even become an Urban Ranger, and that him wrestling Ed is nothing. Eddy tries to take vengeance by throwing a rotten tomato at them but it doesn't work as Jonny sends it flying towards Edd. We learn that the Urban Rangers are having a camping trip in the woods, and Eddy cooks up a plan to scare them during the night for revenge.
The Urban Rangers set up camp (bringing Rolf's furniture, large quantities of bricks to construct a chimney, and an electric fire) with the Eds following them, using the Urban Rangers extension cord to find them. Night falls and after Rolf brings water they begin to tell ghost stories (Jonny tells the story of the one-eyed Belly Button Eater, frightening Jimmy and fascinating Rolf), a perfect time for the Ed's to make scary noises and screams, scaring Jimmy and Jonny, but Rolf remains stoic. Edd then unplugs their electric fireplace, their only light source. As the darkness falls, we hear the screams of Jonny and Jimmy. Rolf light's his lantern, illuminating the campsite, he finds it ransacked and Jimmy hung from a tree branch by his retainer. Rolf investigates by throwing a quarter in a nearby bush. Eddy quietly says "Hey, check it out" and the bush starts to shake and rumble. Rolf, realizing that the Eds are behind it, prepares himself for the hunt.
As Eddy and Ed are laughing, Edd vanishes, followed by his screams and calls for help. Ed begins to panic and runs away screaming "It's the Belly Button Eater!" and is soon captured in a net and knocked in to a hole in the ground by a flinging log. As Ed and Edd call to Eddy for help, Eddy begins to run away from the pursuer (Rolf), but is soon captured. It then cuts to Ed's basement three days later with Sarah yelling to Ed that he is in trouble. Sarah opens up Ed's closet to reveal The Eds shaking out of fear underneath a blanket. Sarah informs Ed that his mother told him to get out of the closet as three days have passed, but they only shout "BELLY BUTTON EATER!" frantically. Sarah says "What idiots" and closes the closet.
Rolf: [to Jonny after inspecting the grease on his head] "You have besmirched the code of the Urban Ranger, why if Rolf had a loaf of bread he'd--" [gets interrupted as Ed crashes through the garage door with Eddy riding on him] Eddy: [while riding on Ed's back] "Yee-haw! Go, baby, go! Whoo-hoo-hoo-hoo! Whoa!" Ed: "Neigh! Neigh! I'm a bucking buckaroo!" [bucks Eddy and launches Eddy to Rolf's door] "Toot toot! I win!" [Ed's arms are caught by Eddy's hose lasso; Eddy beats up Ed while tying him the same time with the hose to his knees] Eddy: "Sucker. Time!" Edd: "Five minutes and fifty-nine seconds! A new record! And with minimal damage."
Rolf: [to the Eds] "It is a shame you fail with such disgrace at your pitiful attempt to prove your sorry and feeble effort of becoming an Urban Ranger." Jonny: [to the Eds] "Loser!" Rolf: [to Jonny] "Ranger Jonny! Why have you chosen this day to rapture Rolf's pumpernickel?!" Eddy: [defense of his failure] "Like I ever wanted to join! What sheep, I hate those Urban Rangers." Edd: "As I remember it Eddy, you liked their uniforms and wanted to join..." Eddy: "Yeah right, you remember wrong, Double D." [pulls up Ed and unties him] Ed: "It's a long ball, coach." Eddy: "Go back to sleep, Ed." [grabs an over-ripen tomato from Ed's jacket and drops him]
Jimmy: "I love it when we let loose!"
Ed: [bang on cue at end of 1st sequence] "End of first sequence and fade to black."
Rolf: [angry at Jimmy and Jonny complaining] "Urban Rangers! Why must you behave like hens having difficulty laying an egg? Our merrymaking is a time of celebration! [Jonny's flat head reforms] You should try to be more like Ranger Plank, who puts the needs of the troop-" [Plank zooms past on a vacuum cleaner] "-above those of stuffed furniture! Can Rolf trust his rangers to start a campfire?" [Rolf turns his back for a few seconds; then angry] "Well?!" [Jimmy and Jonny starts up the "campfire" together] Jimmy: "All done, sir." [shakes hands with Jonny] Rolf: "Very good, Urban--" [gets pushed by Plank on the vacuum cleaner running by itself] "Shyalvo!"
Eddy: [sees Ed on the ground recoiling from bumping on his head] "Quit drying your pits, Ed, move it." [to Double D] "You too, Sockhead!" Edd: [while struggling to carry the oversized bag of camp supplies] "Coming Eddy. Just a few provisions to stay with nature." [Double D drops to a thud, crushed by the weight of the oversized bag; Ed and Eddy stare at him as he is struggling to get out of the weight of the oversized, heavy bag and yells at Ed and Eddy] "A little help would really be appreciated!"
Ed: [unfazed by the other 2 bashing into him] "Home on the range, huh, guys?"
Jimmy: [while clipping his toenails] "Oops, I think I let Louie outta jail." [Jimmy and Jonny laugh, then hear Rolf] Rolf: [arriving at camp carrying a yoke made of a stick and 2 broth jugs] "Urban Rangers! Rolf has returned victorious! Fresh water for all! Ah! Are we having fun yet?" [sets the jugs down] "Ranger Jonny! Award Rolf the 'Get-me-Water-I'm-Thirsty' badge." Jonny: "Here you go, Rolf." [gives the-Water-I'm-Thirsty' badge to Rolf] Rolf: "And here is your Bring-me-my Badge badge." [gives the badge to Jonny; Jimmy ducks his head down while seeing Jonny get the "Bring-me-my-Badge badge]
Ed: "I think there's a bug in my ear, Double D." [smacks his own ear and a T.V. comes out] Edd: "This would be so much more bearable if I had my provisions!" [pauses while giving Eddy a dark look] Eddy: [striking a pose after Edd has complained yet again] "What's that?" [pause] "I think it's the sound of no one caring." [another pause while giving Double D a dark look] "Move it out!" [Ed hops and neighs like a horse then laughs]
Rolf: [enjoying Jonny's belly-button eater story] "Rolf may need a diaper as his toes curl with fright! Please continue."
[Rolf turns on a lantern and sees the campsite messed up, Jonny pops up from under the armchair] Jonny: "That scared me out of my pants! Good one Rolf! You really had us going." Rolf: "This was not Rolf Ranger Jonny." Jimmy: [while hanging off a tree branch with his braces stuck] "Help! Help! It got me! Somebody save me! Jonny: "How did he get up there?"
Sarah: "Mom says to come out of the closet, Ed; it's been 3 days now!" The Eds: [quaking in fear in Ed's closet] "Bellybutton eater!" Sarah: "What idiots." [closes the closet door, ending the episode]
Edd says that Eddy took five minutes and fifty-nine seconds to catch Ed, but the time measured on the stopwatch says that it took over half an hour.
The first time we see Jonny enjoying the fire, he is wearing bear paw slippers, but in the next shot, he has his regular sandals on. After Rolf returns, Jonny is once again wearing the bear paw slippers.
When Jonny comments on how Jimmy got caught in the tree, Jimmy seems incredibly high up, but he is much closer to the ground in the scene where Rolf tells Jonny to rescue Jimmy.
During several scenes in this episode, Plank's larger eye changes from the left to the right.
Look closely at the tree in the title card. It has a face and an "arm."
This episode repeatedly references The Blair Witch Project. The Eds quote the three students who got lost in a forest in The Blair Witch Project, and Rolf references the Blair Witch when he becomes the Belly Button Eater.
This is the first episode to reference The Blair Witch Project. The next episode would be "An Ed is Born."
Jimmy was clipping his toenails in one shot, but when Rolf commented on Jonny earning the Ghost Story Badge, Jimmy had his shoes on. It is possible that he put them on off-screen.
Fourth Wall Break: When the first sequence ends, Ed declares that it has ended, saying, "End of first sequence and fade to black," which it does.
Rolf prepares for "battle" in the same way that Alan Schaefer (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger) did in Predator. The trap in which he slams Ed with a tree is also similar to a trap set up in the same movie.
It is revealed that Jimmy has a "Rec-Room Decor" badge while Jonny doesn't.
Ed playing with Eddy.
Will Jimmy pass inspection?
Eddy setting a new record.
The old tomato from Ed's jacket failed to hit the Rangers and flew onto Double D.
The Urban Rangers leaving and heading to the woods.
That's what you call a correctly flaming campfire!