"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.
The episode begins with Eddy having the kids mesmerized by his usual cartoon antics and stunts, or at least he does until Jimmy falls foul of a rogue clothes peg and instantly wins the audience he'd strained so hard to capture. Eddy's puzzled - just how did Jimmy manage to gain so much attention so quickly? Naturally Edd's happy to enlighten him - it's sympathy! After all nothing brings people running up and eager to please you faster. As Jimmy got attention due to being injured, Eddy decides to fight fire with fire to get his audience back.
Greater measures - and risks - obviously need to be taken and Eddy's soon up to his neck in a variety of injury-inducing situations just to get some attention from everyone (faking a meatball attack injury, riding a frying pan motorcycle style, etc.) and soon they get more extreme when Jimmy gets more attention than him. After Edd and Ed abandon him to help Jimmy (Edd stated to Ed that he will give him pudding skin as a reward for helping him), Eddy starts to take matters into his own hands by getting himself into more extreme trouble and injuries than he did previously.
Edd realizes it's a straightforward competition and by making Jimmy 'safe' within his Play Safe and Never Play Sorry Bubble Suit that should be the end of it. The kids then start to have fun with Jimmy in his bubble suit and do not have to worry about his well being due to being placed in a safety suit. Edd believes that will stop Eddy from trying to hurt himself to get attention, but Eddy unfortunately tells him he just broke the rules and the show must go on. Edd says "Drat!" in response.
Eddy constructs a "better" playsafe suit to prove he can be safer than Jimmy. After putting his bucket helmet on, Eddy requests Ed to get him to where the other kids are. Ed obliges, claiming his wish is his lunch. Ed then uses his jacket to toss Eddy to where the kids are. The kids are busying playing with Jimmy in his bubble suit when Eddy shoves into him and drops to the ground where Kevin and Rolf are. Edd's play safe suit, at this point, pops when a dog attacks it, causing Jimmy to fly away as it loses air with Sarah, Nazz, and Jonny going after him.
Eddy is angry that his audience has abandoned him again. he wonders where everyone went when Kevin appears. Kevin prepares to beat Eddy up, but Eddy boasts that he is invincible until Rolf appears and destroys his suit (by resting his tongue on the suit and then immediately fist-pounding it). After breaking up Eddy's armor, Kevin tells Rolf to pick a body part to beat up. Rolf says he prefers to beat up feet.
Ed and Edd soon find Eddy being beaten up by Kevin and Rolf. Eddy then tells Edd to get everyone here as he is now getting hurt a lot and that should get him lots of needed attention because of this. Edd angrily leaves due to Eddy almost constantly bossing him around for the latter's own gain while Ed looks at the carnage below as the episode ends.
[Jimmy has just been bandaged up by Sarah, and tries to catch up with her] Ed: [disguised as a bush] "Meatball!" Jimmy: "AHHH! MOTHER NATURE IS ATTACKING AGAIN!" [taken into the bush] Edd: [helping Jimmy up into a bubble suit] "We're here to help, Jimmy. For yours and Eddy's sake."
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 in the air and waiting for gravity to kick in] "Murphy's Law, do your stuff."
Ed: [Oblivious to the point] "Fools! As it is my turn to ride the cluck-ball. Look up my nose and see your future."
Jonny: [helping the others carry Jimmy away] "Plank says clothes pegs 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!" [voice drops] "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 for the audience] "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…" [pauses] "…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." [makes gnawing sound] Rolf: [in a worried tone] "Rolf has seen this meatball! It stalks Wilfred in the dead of night!"
Eddy: [tempting Edd to hit him] "Let's do it then, Double D, give me your best shot." Edd: [a little suspicious with Eddy] "What are you talking about?" Eddy: [still tempting him] "Right here, as hard as you can. Don't hold back!" Edd: [denying Eddy's ridiculous request] "I'm not hitting you!" [the whole sequence where Eddy is trying to get Edd to hit him. At first we see it from our point of view but then we hear it from Ed's] [Eddy is again attempting to coerce Edd to hit him, we're hearing them as Ed stands] Edd: [very quiet voice] "Oh, peer pressure; just reduce yourself to a Neanderthal, Eddy." Eddy: [very loud voice] "You're a big fat chicken!" Edd: [very quiet voice] "Don't you touch me!" Eddy: [very loud voice] "Chicken!" Edd: [very quiet voice] "I'm not a chicken!" [Perspective changes back to audience POV] Ed: "Ha, ha, hah!" [Ed runs off and returns holding aloft a small house] Ed: "Here, Eddy. Lots of hurt, hold the onions!" Edd: [before he runs out of the house's falling range] "Okay fine, I'm a chicken!" Eddy: "Um, Ed…" [Ed drops the house on Eddy] Edd: "Eddy, can you hear me, Eddy?" [to Ed] "Ed, what in heaven's name were you thinking?" Ed: [calmly as if it was "no trouble at all"] "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 descends down in his hard armor and lands on Kevin and Rolf creating a hole on the spot they were standing there] Eddy: "It worked! I'm safer than Jimmy."
Kevin: "Pick a body part, Rolf." Rolf: "I am quite partial to feet, Kevin." [Rolf and Kevin begin beating up Eddy]
Eddy: [getting beaten up by Rolf and Kevin] "This is great! Go get the kids quick, Double D." Edd: [in a mocking stern tone] "Do this, Double D! Do that, Double D! Oh, bossy bossy bossy." [walks off to get the kids]
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. Maybe Rolf's great strength was what did the trick.
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 has been injured in much more serious ways, but didn't suffer as much.
Rolf apparently likes to beat up feet.
This is the second hearing of a dog 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".
Both Eddy and Jimmy get hurt at the end of this episode.
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 the last episode of Season 2).
Running Gag: Eddy being a martyr 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 is referring to the Oscar Awards.
Now we know in this episode that Rolf can find the pressure point of an object and strike it with his tongue as shown below (or Rolf has a really strong tongue).
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".