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General

"Read All About Ed"
Season 1, Episode 4b
Read About Ed
Production Code: 4-104
Airdate: January 25, 1999
Title Reference: Read All About It
Credits
Writer(s): Danny Antonucci
Mike Kubat
Director(s): Danny Antonucci
Chronology
Previous
"Quick Shot Ed"
Next
"An Ed Too Many"

"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.

Plot

Eddy is sleeping peacefully when a commotion causes everything in his room to shake, waking him up. Eddy looks outside and sees that Rolf is using his tractor to mow Eddy's lawn for some reason. Eddy screams at Rolf to stop, but due to the tractor's noise, Rolf can't understand him and instead just cheerfully waves.

In other parts of the cul-de-sac, his friends are waking up. Ed wakes up without any blankets, but he's able to solve the problem by pulling the bottom of his mattress over him, allowing him to go back to sleep. Double D takes the opposite route, as he has set an alarm clock. After getting ready for the day and making his bed, he sets out on his paper route, and along the way runs into Eddy, who has left his room and fallen asleep on the sidewalk. When a dazed Eddy tells Edd to get out of his room, Double D points out that he's outside, and that he has a paper route. At the mention of money, Eddy wakes up, and quickly realizes that Edd could make a lot more money with five paper routes, or even fifty.

When Edd comes home, he hangs up his paper route bag and goes over to open the window. When he draws back the curtains, however, he sees the sun blocked out by a huge pile of newspapers leaning against his house. Edd realizes what must have happened, but before he can react, his window collapses open from the weight of the papers. When he manages to fight his way out, Ed has arrived and is playing in the newspapers. Seeing this, Double D instructs Ed to find Eddy, and after snapping a salute, Ed goes off to get his friend.

When he comes back, Ed is lugging a wagon filled with newspapers. On top of the stack lies Eddy's bed, in which Eddy is sleeping, using a pair of fuzzy dice as earplugs. Eddy yawns, stretches, and wakes up, getting out of bed and falling flat onto the pavement. When he gets up, he gazes at the papers and smiles, as it's time to deliver some papers to the neighborhood.

His friends then proceed to deliver papers while Eddy tans. Everything is going well until Ed comes to a yard with an unopenable gate. After tugging on it a few times, Ed backs up and tries to jump the fence. Ed almost makes it, but his pants get caught on the gate, and Ed slams into the door. He calls for help, and Double D rushes in to try and help. Edd looks around, but doesn't think to check behind the door that Ed is still hanging on. Soon, though, he becomes distracted by a growling noise. A small dog is in front of him and plans to protect its property. The dog clamps its teeth onto Edd's sock, and Edd hops around madly, trying to get it off. Ed meanwhile manages to break free, sacrificing his pants in the process, and he comes up to Eddy with the newspaper still in his mouth. Annoyed, Eddy grabs the paper and tries to toss it at a house only for it to come apart as soon as it leaves his hand. Seeing this, Eddy declares he's pooped, and both he and Ed turn to Double D, who is bruised and battered, looking for a solution to their delivery problem.

Edd goes to work, and soon enough has built a nifty little newspaper shooter for them to use. They take it out and test it with a paper, and inadvertently Ed, both times proving that it works. The trio then take it out on the town and use it to complete the chore of delivering papers. It seems as though they'll be done soon when Ed stupidly grabs Eddy's bed and throws it into the collection funnel of the device. This causes the newspaper shooter to short out, and it takes off, a runaway device. It goes on a madcap rampage around the cul-de-sac, shooting papers everywhere at speeds that break windows, dent lightpoles, and even knock Kevin off of his bike. Eventually, though, it runs into a curb and breaks, spitting out one final newspaper before it dies.

This newspaper bounces and rolls, tapping Sarah on the back of her leg. Upset, Sarah yells that she's gonna tell their mother, so Ed eats the paper to get rid of the evidence. Eddy then says that they're done and is about to leave when Edd informs him that no, they'll only get paid if the papers are properly delivered.

The Eds set to work, getting rid of the carnage that's all around them. When Eddy suggests that it can't get worse, the universe conspires to prove him wrong by having it rain. This causes the ink on the papers to run, and it gets all over their hands and bodies. Eventually, the rain stops, causing Edd to comment that you can never predict summer rains–a statement that is greeted with another summer rain. This one stops again, though, and Edd once again comments on the unpredictability of summer storms, causing another. When this one stops, Double D starts to make his comment again, but his friends stop him. Things only get worse, however, when a dump truck dumps a fresh batch of papers on them for delivery. One of these papers is picked up by Ed, who learns from his horoscope that a new enterprise will fail to meet expectations. No kidding, Ed, no kidding.

Memorable Quotes

  • 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."

  • Ed: "Uh-oh!" [warning Kevin] "Kevin, look out!"
    Kevin: "Huh? Whoa!" [Kevin gets hit by a newspaper at the chin that knocks him off his bike.]
    Ed: "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!" [trying to shake the dog off] "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…" [The rain starts up again.] "…predict them." [It 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?" [Eddy laughs, as Edd is still trying to shake the lapdog off of him. Ed mumbles through a mouthful of newspaper.]
    Eddy: [grabbing the newspaper from Ed's mouth] "Don't eat the profits! Let me show you how it's done, chicken legs."
    [Eddy walks up to the nearest house and tosses the paper, but it falls apart into individual pages.]
    Eddy: "Well, I'm pooped. We need an easier way of delivering these papers." [He looks at Edd, who is beaten up from the scuffle with the dog.] "Hmm?"
    Edd: [annoyed] "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, all rolled up like a newspaper.] "Oops."

  • Sarah: [after a newspaper rolls and hits Sarah's feet] "ED! You hit me and I'm telling Mom!"
    Ed: [stuffing the newspaper into his mouth] "All gone!"

Trivia

  • Goofs:
    • When Ed pops his head out the avalanche of newspapers and says "Cool", his outline doesn't move.
    • In the scene where Ed's feet break through his mattress, his eyebrow disappears.
    • When Ed says "Okay" after Edd asks him to retrieve Eddy, his mouth doesn't move.
    • When Eddy and Edd were trying to catch Ed and stop the newspaper machine from causing destruction, you can see in one shot Edd's socks disappeared and in another shot, they're back on.
    • 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.
  • At the end of the episode, a truck backs up to the Eds and dumps a mountain of newspapers on them. However, this truck is not seen and all we see of it is its shadow.
  • This episode features the first appearance of Rolf's tractor.
  • Running Gags:
    1. Eddy having difficulties sleeping during the start of the episode.
    2. The newspaper machine destroying property.
    3. Edd saying "Summer rains, you can never predict them" and it raining shortly afterwards.
  • 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 beginning when Rolf is mowing Eddy's lawn, there is no fence around his yard. Instead, a sidewalk connects Eddy's sliding door to the road pavement instead of the fences in front and The Lane behind the fences.
  • The Newspaper Shooter reappears in "3 Squares and an Ed" in one of the shelves of Edd's Cabinet of Failed Inventions, still in its damaged condition.
  • 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 because there was no room for the rest of the tractor.
  • 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".
  • 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.
  • RolfSarah and Jimmy have only one line each in this episode.
  • Kevin doesn't really speak in this episode, but says "Huh?" before he got hit by the newspaper and "Whoa!" when he got hit by a newspaper.
  • This is the 2nd time that Nazz and Jonny don't appear.
  • This is the 4th time the Kankers don't appear.
  • Goof: When Edd comes back, before he said "Oh, let me solve our problem", if you look closely, Ed's pants are back on. He wasn't wearing pants through the rest of that scene.
  • This is the first time that the Eds actually try to get money 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. This is noted in the closed captioning.
  • Near the beginning, when Edd is sleeping, the bed is labeled "sack". In the next scene, the label disappears.
  • After Eddy pulls the dice out of his ears, if you listen carefully, you can hear the elevator sounds 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 the horoscopes.
  • 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.
  • A little before the Newspaper Shooter went crazy, Rolf's tractor is seen in the background.
  • Kevin's Bike has a different color scheme in this episode. Usually his bike is colored silver, but in this episode it's green. It's possible that 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.
  • 4th episode with no scams.

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See Also

Season 1
"The Ed-Touchables" • "Nagged to Ed" • "Pop Goes the Ed" • "Over Your Ed" • "A Pinch to Grow an Ed" • "Sir Ed-a-Lot" • "Quick Shot Ed" • "Read All About Ed" • "An Ed Too Many" • "Ed-n-Seek" • "Look Into My Eds" • "Tag Yer Ed" • "Dawn of the Eds" • "Virt-Ed-Go" • "Keeping up with the Eds" • "Who, What, Where, Ed" • "Fool on the Ed" • "A Boy and His Ed" • "Laugh Ed Laugh" • "It's Way Ed" • "Eds-Aggerate" • "Oath to an Ed" • "A Glass of Warm Ed" • "Flea-Bitten Ed" • "Button Yer Ed" • "Avast Ye Eds"
Seasons: Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4Season 5Season 6Specials
See also: Episode Guide
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