"Cry Ed" is the final episode of Season 2. It is also the fifty-second episode of Ed, Edd n Eddy. In this episode, Eddy is angry that Jimmy gets more attention than him due to Jimmy being frequently injured. Eddy then starts to compete against Jimmy to get the crowd's attention back to him by intentionally injuring himself.
For once, Eddy has what he always wants: attention. He has accomplished this by performing many stunts on an incredibly bouncy vehicle Double D has rigged up. Now most of the kids are watching, some with reverence, but most with schadenfreude in their eyes, as they want to see Eddy crash. Of course, the perfect thing to take the wind out of Eddy's sails is a distracting catastrophe right as he's heading for his big finish, so of course Jimmy happens to get his foot injured by a clothespeg right as Eddy's about to start in on the grand finale. Thoroughly absorbed in himself, Eddy doesn't notice that the kids have rushed to Jimmy's aid and quit paying attention to him–at least not until he finishes his show and realizes that his only companions are his friends.
Eddy is annoyed, so he asks what happened and learns from Double D that people are naturally drawn to tragedy and drama. Hearing this, he comes up with a plan, and soon enough he is decked out in casts and bandages and being wheeled through the lane in a wheelbarrow driven by Ed, who is making ambulance noises. Soon the kids come running, abandoning Jimmy. Among them is Sarah, who accuses Eddy of faking his injuries. Before Eddy can completely revel in the attention, however, another cry comes from Jimmy, who has been smushed beneath a tree that was somehow toppled by a squirrel.
The kids head back to take care of Jimmy, leaving Eddy once again alone with his two friends. Eddy is shocked by this, believing Jimmy to be a hack at garnering attention, but Double D points out that Jimmy deserves the attention more because his injuries are real. This gives Eddy another idea, and he tries to goad Double D into punching him; Edd refuses, but Ed is only too happy to supply the hurt (hold the onions) by dropping a house on Eddy.
Double D is shocked that Ed would do something this violent to his friend, but Eddy soon crawls out, sure that the kids will come running. Of course, the others didn't notice the house drop, and probably wouldn't care anyway, so they don't come. While Eddy waits for them, Double D beckons Ed aside and says he has a plan to stop this game. As soon as they leave, Eddy realizes he can't count on his friends to help anymore, but when he takes a frying pan off of his head, he gets another idea, and soon enough Eddy is zooming down the lane in a runaway frying pan. Of course, Sarah and Jimmy want to see this, and Sarah gets a head start on Jimmy, which is just as well, because Ed (disguised as a bush) captures him so that Edd can put a rubber glove around the accident-prone boy's body.
Farther down the lane, Eddy crashes. When he staggers away, dazed, he collapses, mentioning he's in need of attention. Once again, however, he doesn't get it, as Jimmy arrives in his Play Safe and Never Play Sorry Bubble Suit, totally safe as Ed throws him around haphazardly. The other kids are taken in by this as well, and soon enough Nazz, Kevin, Jonny, Rolf, and even Plank want to go off to play with Jimmy. Eddy is humongously disgruntled by this, especially when Double D comes over to rub it in that there will be no more competing over injuries.
Of course, Eddy is a resourceful young man who realizes that Edd has simply changed the rules, and soon enough he is in a gigantic iron suit of armor he terms Eddy's Better-Than-Jimmy's Play-Safe Suit. His friends send him soaring towards the kids, and he ends up crashing into Kevin and Rolf and sending Jimmy flying into a backyard where a dog bites his suit, puncturing it and sending him flying down the lane. While Nazz, Jonny, Plank, and of course Sarah chase Jimmy, Eddy revels in the fact that he's totally safe as Kevin and Rolf come out. Rolf, though, somehow has the power to spot shoddy spot-welding from a distance of twenty goats, so now that they're less than three goats away, he's certain of the poor quality of the welding, so he lays his tongue on the armor and punches it. Eddy laughs at this pitiful attempt until his armor splits up the middle, and the beating commences. Of course, Eddy has remembered that people like pain, so in between getting his face punched in, he calls to Edd to get the kids so they can give him some much-needed attention.
Rolf: [watching Eddy] "Not since Mama got a new shoe horn have I seen such bravery!" Nazz: "What's up, guys?" Rolf: "Hotshot Eddy once again interrupts our personal drudgery."
Jimmy: [watching Eddy] "Murphy's Law, do your stuff!"
Ed: [oblivious] "Fools! As it is my turn to ride the cluck-ball. Look up my nose and see your future."
Jonny: "Plank says clothespegs are known to attack at the blink of an eye!"
Rolf: [trying to help Jimmy] "Let Rolf nurture you with a bowl of Nana's pre-chewed seven-course dinner."
Eddy: [being wheeled along in his wheelbarrow] "Oh, the pain!" [quieter] "As soon as you see the kids, slow to a stop, Ed. Double D, it's Oscar time." Edd: "I've abandoned all confidence, morals and integrity, Eddy. An actor I shall be."
Eddy: [hamming it up] "Oh! The soreness of the aches!" Edd: [comforting the fake wounded hero] "Be brave, Eddy! All is well! Chin up, fine fellow!" Ed: [giving a fake diagnosis] "The patient has suffered a Penelope to his head and soreness area as well as a major gush from his…" [pausing] "…his Goliath upper-tube veiny thing."
Ed: [talking about Eddy's mythical attacker] "Horrible it was! A giant Swedish meatball with a blood curdling scream grabbed Eddy in its drooling ground chuck." [He makes a gnawing sound.] Rolf: [worried] "Rolf has seen this meatball! It stalks Wilfred in the dead of night!"
Ed: [disguised as a bush] "Meatball!" Jimmy: "AHHH! MOTHER NATURE IS ATTACKING AGAIN!" [Ed grabs him.] Edd: [helping Jimmy up into a bubble suit] "We're here to help, Jimmy. For yours and Eddy's sake."
Eddy: [trying to get Edd to hit him] "Let's do it then, Double D, give me your best shot." Edd: [suspicious] "What are you talking about?" Eddy: [pointing at his cheek] "Right here, as hard as you can. Don't hold back." Edd: "I'm not hitting you!" Eddy: "What are you, chicken?" Edd: "Oh, peer pressure; just reduce yourself to a Neanderthal, Eddy." Eddy: "You're a big fat chicken!" Edd: "Don't you touch me!" Eddy: "Chicken!" Edd: "I'm not a chicken!" [Ed runs off and returns holding aloft a small house.] Ed: "Here, Eddy. Lots of hurt, hold the onions!" Edd: "Okay fine, I'm a chicken!" [He escapes the crash zone.] Eddy: "Um, Ed…" [Ed drops the house on Eddy.] Edd: "Eddy, can you hear me? Eddy?!?" [freaked out] "Ed, what in heaven's name were you thinking?" Ed: [calmly] "Absolutely nothing, Double D."
Ed: "Your wish is my lunch!"
Rolf: "Rolf's eyes fool the brain of Rolf!" Kevin: "What are you talking about?" Rolf: "Rolf's eyes fool the brain of Rolf, must I spell it? We have guests." [Eddy lands on Kevin and Rolf, creating a huge crater.] Eddy: "It worked! I'm safer than Jimmy."
Kevin: "Pick a body part, Rolf." Rolf: "I am quite partial to feet, Kevin."
Eddy: [getting beaten up by Rolf and Kevin] "This is great! Go get the kids quick, Double D." Edd: [annoyed] "Do this, Double D! Do that, Double D! Oh, bossy bossy bossy." [He goes off to do what Eddy requested.]
Jimmy seems to be incredibly vulnerable to minor pains in this episode (i.e.: a clothes pin pinched one of his toes), but in previous episodes, he had been injured in much more serious ways, but didn't suffer as much.
When the tree fell on Jimmy, the kids were not shown getting the tree off; indeed, it seems impossible for them to have done so. However, Rolf might have used his great strength to get rid of the tree.
Jimmy's injuries are gone after he gets put in the bubble suit.*This is the second time a dog is heard in the Cul-de-Sac; it attacks Jimmy's bubble suit when he lands in the yard. The first was in "Read All About Ed" where a dog attacked Edd.
We learn that Ed loves pudding skin as he went along with Edd's plans when he stated he would give Ed pudding skin as a reward for helping him, and Ed became ecstatic at the thought. Ed's love for pudding skin is referenced again in "Little Ed Blue."
Fourth Wall Break: While Ed and Edd are chasing Eddy around at the start of the episode, Edd complains, "I've lost at least ten pounds this season" (referring to both the show's season, the fact that Edd had to run a lot despite how he is bad at exercising, and that this is the last episode of Season 2).
Running Gag: Eddy faking martyrdom to get attention from the other kids whenever Jimmy gets injured and people come to his aid.
When Eddy was saying "Oscar time", he is most likely referring to the Academy Awards, which are commonly called Oscars.
We learn in this episode that Rolf can find the pressure point of an object and use his fist and tongue to break it.
Ed was able to lift a house in this episode, which is so far the heaviest thing he has lifted with his two hands. This is actually the first time Ed has done so; the second time was in "Every Which Way But Ed" (although he was a toddler at that point, so technically it was the first chronologically).
This is the 36th time that the Kankers don't appear.