"Read All About Ed" is the 8th episode of Season 1 of Ed, Edd n Eddy. In this episode, Eddy finds out Edd is doing a paper route and realizes how much money he could make through just one paper route. After Eddy orders a lot of papers, the Eds all try to deliver the papers through the route to make lots of money, however it becomes too difficult to do so by hand. In an attempt to make things easier, Edd builds a machine that will deliver the newspapers more easily and neatly. This makes things easier for them at first, but it later becomes too much for them to handle.
The episode starts off early in the morning in the Cul-de-Sac. It then goes to Eddy's house. Eddy is shown sleeping in his bed. Eddy, who is dreaming, states, "Oh no no who else? Of course!". He then grabs the tissue box and says, "I accept this award on behalf of myself.". Suddenly everything around Eddy's room starts to shake. The shaking soon wakes Eddy up and Eddy becomes extremely nervous at what is causing the shaking. Eddy then throws the covers and hides his face in his pillow in an attempt to go back to sleep, but the shaking becomes too loud for Eddy to ignore. Eddy then moves himself and his pillow onto a different part of his bed to try to get back to sleep, but that doesn't work either. Eddy then opens his eyes and sees that whatever is causing the shaking is not from inside. After Eddy gets out of bed, he uncontrollably does the splits and moves to the right without moving his feet. He then gets hit by a rolling chair which knocks him into the window. Eddy opens the blinds. It then shows Rolf mowing Eddy's lawn with his tractor. Eddy gets onto the window, angrily bangs against the window , and yells at Rolf to keep it down. Rolf, not knowing that he is disturbing Eddy, replies, "Good morning Eddy, nice haircut!". Rolf then moves the lever forward, so his tractor can go forward. Eddy angrily yells at Rolf to be quiet, but Rolf can't hear him. The mower then transitions the scene to Ed's house.
At Ed's house, Ed is shown sleeping in bed without a blanket. Ed gets up and shivers. Ed, in an attempt to avoid being cold, rolls the end of his mattress over himself to keep himself warm. This allows Ed to get back to sleep, but this also causes Ed's feet to break through his mattress.
At Edd's house, Edd is shown sleeping as his clock moves forward. After a while, Edd wakes up and turns on the lights. He then starts making his bed while grumbling to himself, "Messy, messy, messy!". After getting his blanket all straight and tidy, Edd grabs a giant iron and uses it to get rid of the wrinkles on the blanket. With the blanket all straight and tidy and void of wrinkles, Eddy looks carefully on the blanket and places a balance stick on the bed. The stick then shows to Edd that the covers are leveled which makes him happy.
Eddy is then shown walking on the sidewalk in his underwear and holding his pillow. After a while, Eddy states this will do before collapsing on the sidewalk and going back to sleep. Edd then walks by with a bag of newspapers while whistling. Edd says good morning to Eddy as he passes him. Edd then goes to Eddy and asks him why is he outside. Eddy wakes up and tells Edd to get out of his room. Edd tells Eddy he is outside and doing a paper route. Eddy yawns and asks why. Edd takes out a gigantic diagram of a microscope and explains to Eddy that he is saving his earnings for an electron microscope. Edd then explains that he only has $19,872.18 left to go. Eddy, rubbing his eyes, realizes how much money that Edd could make from just one paper route. He then grabs Edd and tells him, "If you can make that much money with one route, think of what you could make with five! Or fifty!". Edd protests, "But Eddy...", but Eddy tells him no buts as Ed will help him.
After Edd finishes his route, he goes into his room and hangs up his bag. He notes, "Another day, another nickel!". Edd goes over to his window and notes that it is a beautiful morning. However when he opens the curtains, he sees a lot of newspapers behind his window. Edd states, "Uh Oh!". He then hears and says "Huh?". The newspapers then burst through the window and flood Edd's room. Edd yells out, "Oh boy. Eddy!".
Ed is shown running down the sidewalk until he sees the large pile of newspapers. Ed tries to stop by screeching to a halt, but he does it too late, causing him to crash into the pile of newspapers. Ed tells Edd that he is sorry that he's late. Ed then peeks out of the newspapers and looks at the pile of newspapers from above. Ed notes that's cool. Edd, at this point, crawls out of the huge pile. Edd scratches his head and notes Eddy ordered too many papers. Ed then begins swimming around in the pile of newspapers. Edd asks Ed if he has seen Eddy. Ed says that Eddy is sleeping. Edd says Eddy promised to deliver these. He then requests Ed to retrieve Eddy for him. Ed salutes Edd and starts swimming backwards to go find Eddy, however he swims out of the newspaper pile while doing this, causing him to fall out of the pile. Ed states, "Ow, super!".
Ed is then shown dragging all the newspapers on a wagon, but he is having difficulties doing so. After a while, Ed stops and starts panting. It then shows that Eddy was sleeping in his bed with a pair of fuzzy dice in his ears as earplugs and that Eddy's bed was on top of the pile. Eddy, at this point, wakes up. He then stretches and yawns before removing the fuzzy dice earplugs out of his ears. He then gets out of bed, causing him to fall from a great height(an elevator ding is heard many times as he falls). Eddy then falls flats on the ground, Eddy then gets up and says "Hey!". He then looks at the newspaper pile and says "Cha-ching!" as he sees the pile as the things the Eds will use to get cash(in Eddy's view of the newspaper pile, the newspaper pile turns into a pile of dollar bill signs). Eddy tells Ed, who is holding a couple of newspapers, to shake a leg as these papers need a home and the Eds need jawbreakers. Edd then climbs down from the pile and Eddy asks where was he. Edd points out to Eddy he didn't make his bed. Eddy then slaps his face and groans in frustration.
The trio now begin delivering papers around the neighborhood. Edd runs on over to a house and quickly dusts the welcome mat. Edd then places a paper on the mat. Edd then sees the paper is crooked which he is not happy about. Edd thinks for a moment before turning the paper so it is properly aligned. Edd then runs on over back to the pile to get a newspaper. While he is doing that, Ed carries the pile of newspapers he had just collected to a nearby house. Ed then opens the mailbox and stuffs the newspaper into it. After a while, it shows that the back of the mailbox broke when Ed put too many papers into it. This causes a large pile of newspapers to stack up behind the mailbox. After Ed finishes putting newspapers in, he turns the red flag of the mailbox up and says, "Read all about it!" before going back to the newspaper pile. Eddy is shown wearing sunglasses and getting a tan through a three sided mirror. Edd runs by and tells Eddy to be careful as he might burn.
After getting to a house, Edd puts his finger in his mouth and takes it out. He then thinks for a moment before calculating on the plan he makes on delivering the next newspaper. After a while, he smiles, knowing that it will work now. Edd then takes a newspaper out and tosses into the small newspaper hole on the door. It then goes through the hole and inside the house. Edd states, "Correct!" while clenching his fist in triumph. Meanwhile Ed has gotten to another house. He tries to open the gate door, but it's locked. Ed scratches his head for a moment before placing the newspaper in his mouth and holding it with his teeth. Ed then backs away and charges forward. At the last second, Ed jumps over the gate door and although he gets to the other side, his pants get stuck onto one of the points on the gate door. Ed tries to go forward, but he can't due to his pants being stuck. Ed's pants then tug him backwards, causing him to crash into the gate door while hanging upside down. Right when Edd is about to deliver another newspaper, he hears Ed yelling, "Help! I'm stuck!". Edd rushes on over to where Ed was yelling at. Edd knocks on the gate door before opening, which causes Ed to smack into the fence. Edd yells out to Ed by calling his name. He then asks Ed where is he. Edd then hears growling and becomes terrified. When Edd looks down, he sees a dog below his feet. Edd tells the dog to go away while using his hands to shoo the dog away. The dog, upon smelling Edd, opens its mouth wide and bites Edd's socks. Edd, freaked out, says, "Oh dear! Not my socks!". Edd yells at the dog to get off while he tries to shake the dog off of him. Ed is then shown to still be stuck on the gate door and he then proceeds in trying to get off.
Eddy, who is reading a newspaper, snickers at an article and says, "Yeah right!". Ed calls out to Eddy by saying his name. Eddy lowers his newspaper and tosses it away. Ed is shown without his pants and with a newspaper still stuck in his mouth. Eddy laughs and asks Ed where is his pants. Edd is then shown still trying to get the dog off of his socks. Ed replies to Eddy with nonsensical gibberish due to the newspaper still being stuck in his mouth. Eddy takes the paper out of Ed's mouth and tells him don't eat the profit. Eddy walks to a good location and tells Ed, "Let me show you how it's done, chicken legs.". Eddy goes to a house and prepares to throw the newspaper by stretching his fingers and taking the right stance. Eddy then tosses the newspaper, but the newspaper falls apart into many sheets that land on the ground. Eddy gives up and tells Ed he's pooped. Edd suddenly comes in all beaten up from his encounter with the dog from earlier. Eddy tells Ed that they need an easier way of delivering these papers. They then turn to Edd. Edd then tells his friends to let him solve their problems.
At Edd's garage, Ed is shown looking at a watering can while Eddy is waiting for Edd to be done. Edd asks if the device is ready. Edd slides right to his friends on a roller and states to Eddy that he is happy with it. Eddy goes over to the invention. Ed then grabs Edd's hat and throws him away, claiming he is happy for Eddy too. Ed gets fascinated by the device Edd made. Ed asks if it works and tries to touch it, but Eddy slaps his hand away and tells him don't touch it. Eddy shoves Ed away and rolls the device outside, telling his friends that they should go. Edd follows Eddy, saying that's a good idea.
The Eds are shown outside with the newspaper shooter. While Ed is running around the newspaper pile, Eddy tells Edd, to "let 'er rip". Edd turns the newspaper on and drops a newspaper into the slot. The newspaper shooter then shoots the newspaper to a house's front door all rolled up. Eddy and Edd both declare that it works. Ed then dives into the hole of the newspaper shooter. This causes it to shoot Ed to the house's door all rolled up. Ed states, "Oops!" before laughing.
Ed is then shown tossing newspapers into the newspaper shooter. He stops for a brief moment and looks down before going back to tossing newspapers. The newspaper shooter, in the meantime, is shooting newspapers to mailboxes, front doors, and into chimneys. Eddy states he can already taste those jawbreakers. Edd makes a diagram through an Etch-a-Sketch and states to Eddy they should be done in no time. As Edd and Eddy watch the progress of the newspaper shooter, Eddy notes this is so cool. Eddy questions how does he come up with this stuff. Ed then holds Eddy's bed up and states he thinks it's heavy ink before tossing the bed into the hole of the newspaper shooter. Edd says, "Oh dear!" and Eddy states, "My bed!". Ed comes out of the pile and states it's too early for bed. He then looks down and gets freaked out at what's going on below. Ed jumps out of the pile and tries to get the bed to fully go into the shooter's hole by jumping on it. The bed goes in, but then the newspaper shooter's hole blasts air upwards, causing Ed to blast high into the air. The newspaper then shoots papers in all directions and at high velocities.
Edd and Eddy get freaked out by the machine malfunctioning. The machine is shown breaking a window and denting a lamppost. Edd and Eddy run around to avoid the flying papers. Eddy says, "Take cover!", but then he and Edd crash into each other. Edd and Eddy question each other where should they hide. Eddy grabs Edd's hat and pulls it over him. Eddy then tells Edd to let him in as he goes inside Edd's hat. Ed, riding the malfunctioning newspaper, yells at Edd and Eddy for help. Edd and Eddy lift up the hat to see what's going on. Eddy yells, "Ed!" before going after Ed to help him. Edd, holding onto to his hat and following Eddy, yells to Eddy to be careful with his hat. Ed yells for help. Eddy tells Ed to hold on while Edd follows him. Ed sees something ahead and states, "Uh-Oh!". Kevin is shown riding his bike when Ed yells at Kevin to look out. Kevin turns around and states, "Huh?" before he gets hit by a newspaper, causing him to be sent flying. Ed states, that was a nice shot. Edd and Eddy are still following Ed. Ed states he is getting very dizzy. Eddy states to Ed they are coming. Ed screams until the machine hits the sidewalk, causing Ed to be sent flying as well as causing the machine to break down. Before it shuts off, it shoots yet another newspaper.
At Jimmy's backyard, Sarah and Jimmy are shown playing skip rope. Jimmy tells Sarah to look while he is having fun. Sarah states to Jimmy that's perfect. The shot newspaper then hits Sarah in the foot. She then turns around and sees the paper. She then looks at Ed and becomes angry. Sarah angrily yells at Ed, "Ed! You hit me and I'm telling Mom!". Edd and Eddy, at this point, have now finally caught up with Ed. Ed quickly picks up the newspaper and stuffs it into his mouth, stating it's all gone now. Eddy tells Ed to forget he while Edd removes his hat off of Eddy's head. Eddy then tells Ed to think of all the money they are going to rake in. Edd looks behind the gang and tells his friends they will have to clean this up. It then shows the Cul-de-Sac wrecked up and covered in newspapers. Eddy states, "Yeah right Why?" while Ed is chewing up the newspaper. Edd states they won't receive payment unless the newspapers are properly delivered. Eddy says, "All right! All right!" before he takes Ed(who is still eating the newspaper) with him, so that they can clean up the newspaper mess.
The Eds begin cleaning up the newspapers. Eddy notes, "It doesn't get any worse than...", but then Eddy gets cut off by a lightning strike. A rainstorm then starts which the Eds all notice. Eddy finishes his sentence by saying "...this.". Eddy yells at Ed to quit fooling around. Ed is shown jumping up and down on a puddle. Some of the puddle water then spashes at Eddy causing his hair to get in his face. Eddy gets angry and slicks his hair back, but ink gets on his face. Ed laughs and states he has black stuff on him. Eddy demands where. Ed states, "Here, here, and here!" while placing his hands on his own face to show Eddy where the black stuff is, which causes the ink to get on Ed's face. Edd tells his friends to come on and clean and fold up the newspapers. One newspaper that Edd gets then dissolves away into ink which shocks Edd. Edd yells at the ink to get off of his hands. Edd runs forward and yells, "Get it! Get it off!", but he then crashes into his friends knocking them down. As the Eds gets worn out, the rain stops. Edd states, "Summer rains, you can never predict them.". However this causes another lightning bolt to strike which causes the rainstorm to come about again.
The Eds are shown still cleaning up the newspapers, but they are now putting them in bags to avoid them getting too wet. Eventually the rain stops. Edd notes, "Summer rains, you can never...", but Edd gets cut off by lightning and then the rainstorm comes back again. Edd finishes his sentence by saying "...predict them.". The rain then stops again. Edd once again states, "Summer rains...", but Eddy, who has become really annoyed by the rain being caused by Edd's words, yells at Edd in an angry and annoyed tone, "Double D!". At this point, a truck with a large amount of newspapers comes by. As it prepares to drop the newspapers at where the Eds are, Ed and Edd become shocked while a freaked out Eddy tries to signal the driver to not dump the newspapers, but it's too late and the large stack of newspapers are dropped on the Eds, burying them in it. Ed, reading a newspaper, tells his friends, "Hey my horoscope!". Ed reads his horoscope(it was 'New Enterprise fails to meet expectations'), but then he questions his friends what does it mean. The episode then irises in on the newspaper pile.
Eddy: [talking in his sleep] "Oh no no no, of course, who else?" [laughs, and grabs the tissue box with both hands] "I accept this award on behalf of myself." [Eddy's room starts shaking as if an earthquake is occurring]
Ed: "Uh-oh!" [warning Kevin] "Kevin, look out!" Kevin: "Huh? Whoa!" [Kevin gets hit by a newspaper at the chin; knocking off his bike and sending him flying through the air] Ed: [after Kevin gets hit with the newspaper] "Nice shot."
Edd: [being threatened by a little yappy lapdog] "Shoo, shoo, shoo, shoo, shoo, shoo…" [the lapdog bites Edd's sock] "Oh dear… NOT MY SOCK!" [starts shaking the dog biting his sock off and panicking] "Aah! Get off!"
Edd: "Summer rains, you can never predict them." [It rains again. Scene changes to the three Eds cleaning up the newspaper mess. After a while the rain stops] "Summer rains, you can never…" [it rains again] "…predict them." [stops raining] "Summer rains!" Eddy: [irritated] "Double D!" [a truck backs up and dumps a mountain of newspapers on them] Ed: [buried beneath a mountain of newspapers] "Hey look, my horoscope - 'new enterprise fails to meet expectations'. What's that mean?"
Eddy: [reading one of the newspapers] "Ha-ha. Yeah right." Ed: [off-screen] "Eddy!" Eddy: [looks up and notices Ed without his pants] "Where's your pants?" [laughs as Edd is still trying to shake the lapdog biting his sock off of him] Ed: [mumbling with the newspaper still in his mouth] Eddy: [grabbing a newspaper from Ed's mouth] "Don't eat the profits! Let me show you how it's done, chicken legs." [walks up to the nearest house and tosses the paper, but it falls apart into individual pages] "Well, I'm pooped. We need an easier way of delivering these papers." [looks at Edd, who is beaten up from the scuffle with the dog] "Hmm?" Edd: "Oh, let me solve our problem."
Eddy: "Ready, Double D?" Edd: "Yeah! I'm happy with it, Eddy!" Ed: [pulls Edd's hat] "I'm happy with Eddy, too. Ooh… Does it work?" Eddy: [hits Ed's hand and pushes him away] "Don't touch it! Let's go!" Edd: "Good idea."
Edd & Eddy: [in unison after testing the newspaper shooter] "IT WORKS!" Ed: [diving into the newspaper shooter] "YAHOOOOOOOOOO!" [the machine spits him out rolled up like a newspaper]: "Oops." [laughs]
Sarah: [after a newspaper rolls and hits Sarah's feet] "ED! You hit me and I'm telling Mom!" Ed: [stuffs the newspaper into his mouth] "All gone!"
Eddy having difficulties sleeping during the start of the episode.
The newspaper machine destroying property after Ed overloads it by throwing Eddy's bed into the machine.
Edd saying "Summer rains. You can never predict them." and it rains shortly after the quote is stated.
In this episode, Ed has difficulties dragging a lot of newspapers and Eddy in his bed on a wagon, but in other episodes he can lift heavier things like houses and huge boulders with no problems.
When we see Rolf mowing Eddy's lawn, his teeth are white and clean, but in most other episodes, they are green.
Edd would use the "Summer rains, you can never predict them." quote again in "Home Cooked Eds".
Eddy was shown with four toes instead of three throughout the beginning of the episode.
When Ed is running past the houses and laughing, you can tell that every two or three houses are identical, which was also seen again in the video game Ed, Edd n Eddy - Scam of the Century, but only in Edd's final stage.
Ed's voice becomes less raspy and much deeper in this episode, which he keeps for the rest of the series.
In the scene where Ed's feet break through his mattress, his eyebrow disappears.
In the beginning when Rolf is mowing Eddy's lawn, there is no fence around his yard. Instead, a sidewalk connects from Eddy's sliding door to the road pavement instead of the fences in front and The Lane behind the fences.
When Ed says "Okay" after Edd asks him to retrieve Eddy, his mouth doesn't move.
When Eddy opens the blinds and sees Rolf mowing his lawn you will notice outside the window only the wheel is shown. This is possibly cause there was no room for the rest of the tractor
Rolf's customs in this episode: Rolf is quite skilled with a tractor which is shown in future episodes.
This is the only episode where a dog is actually shown.
This is also the first time that a dog is heard. Another dog is later heard in "Cry Ed".
When Eddy and Edd were trying to catch Ed and stop the newspaper delivery machine from causing destruction, you can see in one shot Edd's socks disappeared and in another shot, they're back on.
We learn that Edd wakes up at about 5:35 A.M. to begin his paper route.
Edd's hat can also be used as a shield, as seen when Edd and Eddy try to protect themselves from being hit by the barrage of newspapers flying out of control .This technique is used again in the Lunchroom Rumble game as Edd's defending move.
When Edd comes and before he said "Oh, let me solve our problem.", if you look closely, Ed's pants are back on from the last scene where he doesn't have his pants on.
This is the first time that the Eds actually try to get money in a way without any scams (by actually doing a job).
Near the beginning, when Edd is starting his paper route, he is whistling part of the Ed, Edd n Eddy theme song, as it says on the closed captioning.
Near the beginning, when Edd is sleeping, the bed is labeled "sack". In the next scene, the label disappears.
When Rolf was driving his tractor near the beginning of the episode and gets 'greeted' by Eddy, the red stripe on his shirt was missing.
After Eddy pulls the dice out of his ears, You can carefully listen to the elevator sounds used from Tower of Terror.
This is also the first (and so far only) time the show uses sound effects from a Disney ride.
Ed apparently reads horoscopes on newspapers.
This is the first episode to involve newspaper deliveries, the second episode is "Truth or Ed".
After Ed messes around and angers Eddy, he pushes and slicks his hairs back with ink getting on his face, but later Eddy's hairs are sticking straight up again.
Edd only gets paid one nickel per day for delivering papers. Coincidentally this was the original price for jawbreakers.
Before the newspaper shooter went crazy, Rolf's tractor is seen.
Kevin's bike has a different color scheme in this episode. It could be likely Kevin customized it with a paint job.
When the Newspaper Shooter was being tested out, it fires a newspaper at a house's front door and lands on the front step. When Ed got shot to the same house's front door and landed on the same front step, the newspaper is gone.