Ed, Edd n Eddy
The Ed-Touchables (January 4, 1999)
Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show (November 8, 2009)
Ed, Edd n Eddy is the longest running original animated series produced by Cartoon Network. The series was originally rated TV-G, but the rating was later changed to TV-Y7.
The show itself is based on three pre-adolescent boys known as the Eds (whose names are Ed, Edd and Eddy), who hang around their fictional suburban neighborhood of Peach Creek, coming up with scams to con their peers for cash, so they can buy themselves a handful of their favorite treat, jawbreakers. Their plans normally fail though, leaving them in predicaments and situations that always go haywire. The characters almost never leave the neighborhood, and adults are absolutely nowhere to be seen. The only other adult that seemed to appear (in the movie) was Eddy's Brother, but it is unknown what age is he.
The series was first aired January 4, 1999 on Cartoon Network after being delayed from December 1998, and continues to do so. Originally, there were to only be four seasons; Cartoon Network, however, had ordered two more seasons of Ed, Edd n Eddy, bringing the series' length to six seasons. The sixth season, however, was cut short as it included a 90 minute TV movie, Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show. There were also three holiday specials for Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day, and a special extraterrestrial oriented episode for Cartoon Network's mini-series "Cartoon Network Invaded," "The Eds are Coming."
The 90 minute TV movie, titled Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show premiered November 8th 2009 in the U.S.A., officially ending the long-running series.
During an interview with show creator Danny Antonucci, he made the following comment on the show's style:
|“||Jono was brought in as a writer because he works in a style that embellishes what I wanted to do. The show is made very differently from the usual way, I wanted it to be done the old fashioned way, capturing childhood spontaneity which is why the show often starts doing one thing and then moves on to something else - Each episode is supposed to read like a child's day and be a nod to the cartoons of the 40s - 70s...||”|
In Popular Culture
- In "Eddie Monster," an episode of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, three boys who resemble the Eds make an appearance.
- In "The Grim Adventures of the Kids Next Door," a crossover between The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and Codename: Kids Next Door, Billy calls the Eds for help. Later, Eddy is shown popping out of The Delightful Reaper after it is destroyed.
- In Greg the Bunny, Jimmy wears an Ed, Edd n Eddy shirt in the episode "Rabbit Redux."
- In the My Gym Partner's a Monkey episode of Cartoon Network Invaded, "That Darn Platypus," the Eds are seen on a tabloid newspaper that references the previous part, "The Eds are Coming."
- In the Two and a Half Men episode "The Price of Healthy Gums Is Eternal Vigilance" a Plank plushie can be seen on Jake's bed.
- In the MAD short "Once Upon a Toon," Edd appears as one of the classic Cartoon Network characters.
- In the Uncle Grandpa/Steven Universe crossover episode "Say Uncle", when Uncle Grandpa was looking for Steven's name on the checklist of Cartoon Network characters, Ed, Edd, and Eddy were one of the names on the list.
- In Smosh's "A Merry Gangsta Christmas," at the scene where one of the gangstas says "2 Double Ds," the gangsta pulls out 2 pieces of paper with the same portrait of Edd (Double D).
- In the 2007 film Butterfly on a Wheel, the show can be heard at Tom Ryan's house and is also shown on TV in the hotel room.
- In The Kid, the kid is seen watching the Ed, Edd n Eddy episode "Knock Knock Who's Ed?" on TV when he is first seen.
- In the 2006 film World Trade Center, Ed, Edd n Eddy is on in the background in one of the Mrs. Jimeno scenes.
- Ed, Edd n Eddy is shown on Davey's TV in the film Eight Crazy Nights.
- Ed, Edd n Eddy is seen in the Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps episodes "Fockin Mokky Bokka" and "Jammy Dodgers."
Creation Process Interview
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