"Smile for the Ed" is the 19th episode of Season 5 and the 121st episode of Ed, Edd n Eddy. In this episode, Eddy gets a bad school photo due to Kevin interfering with Eddy trying to make himself look good for the photo. The Eds try to edit Eddy's bad looking school photo, so he can get the key to his brother's room.
It's school photo day and the pressure is on everybody to get a good photo to take home to their parents. Now some people of course handle the pressure to 'look pretty' better than others, Kevin, Nazz, Sarah, even Ed and Double D seem to take this in their stride, however for Jimmy, Rolf and Eddy it's another matter entirely and although they're not exactly worried by the same things, they're all worried. Jimmy's upset because he's reeking of Krankshaft No.5 and wearing - oh the horror - clothes from Plank's supplier and Rolf is stewing because this cursed modern photography equipment will of course steal his soul. And Eddy doesn't look worried at all, in fact he's looking pretty chipper, the reason being that his mom has decreed that if he brings back a decent shot, then he'll finally inherit his brother's highly desirable bedroom. Sweet!
So is Eddy under pressure or not you ask? Well the answer is 'no', or rather 'no, not yet' because taking into the account that it's not only a school photo but Eddy's school photo in question, then it's a pretty safe bet to assume that whatever can go wrong will go wrong pretty soon. And of course it does for Kevin's immaculately timed cry of 'dork' just in the middle of Eddy's best ever 'go mom' moment leads to his photo turning out less than complimentary. For distracting him, Eddy makes a funny face at Kevin, and the resulting photo shows Eddy making the funny face. "I look like I'm taking my temperature!" cries Eddy while he and the other kids are in music class. Edd has an idea to take a new picture. Eddy is delighted and discards his bad photo. Unfortunately, The Kids have discovered Eddy's photo. Will they keep his secret? Certainly not. They take full advantage of it. And this of course is where the pressure sets in because no photo of Eddy or even a bad photo means no new room for Eddy either! What's worse, the kids used the school's photo copier to make more and more copies of Eddy's bad photo! Eddy flips out and starts running around the school, destroying any and all copies he can find. The kids make fun of him even more when they use the photos as masks! "It's a nightmare, I tell ya!" screams Eddy! Edd might think he can salvage his friend's day thanks to the photography club and a quick impersonation of the principal (Oh Edd!) but he's reckoned without the might of the school photo copier and some malicious senses of humor. Ed stuffs the copier in a locker, while it's still making copies. Eddy gets dressed for the occasion and gets make up on (Ed smacks him in the face with a chalk board eraser). Eddy's hope is dashed as Kevin blocks the camera's view with one last bad photo he salvaged. It's all over! Then, the copier explodes, scattering all of Eddy's bad photo copies all over the school. To add insult to injury the Eds are forced to clean up the mess, while Eddy is given detention for impersonating the principal, something he never did! (Oh, Edd!)
Ed cheers Eddy up with a crudely drawn paper photo of Eddy holding a key made out of packing peanuts. Edd says it's never going to work, but Eddy doesn't care. It's not one with Eddy making a silly face! Eddy rushes off, while Ed asks Edd for a picture as well. Edd says yes. "Make up!" Ed smacks Edd's face with a chalk board eraser, knocking him out. Ed pauses for a while, then smiles. "Self portrait!" Ed smacks himself with the eraser and knocks himself out. End of episode.
Jonny: [staring at the disheveled Jimmy and not noticing his stench] "Wow Plank, you and Jimmy order clothes from the same catalog! How cool is that?" Jimmy[crying]: "I'm so generic!" [Jimmy runs off crying in stench]
Edd: "Perpatuating our vanity, are we?" Eddy: "Per-practising for my school photo, Sockhead."
Ed: [watching the snail festoon him with ooze] "I'm so pretty! Oh so pretty!"
Jonny: [after he & Plank have had their photo taken] "Whaddya' mean, you think you blinked?"
Eddy: "Quick, Ed! We gotta get rid of them, pronto!" Ed: "Pronto's my middle name! No wait, it's Horace!"
Ed: [showing off his picture] " Look, Double D, a picture of Eddy. See? He's getting the key to his brother's room and it's made of potato salad!"
Kevin: [showing Eddy's photo around] "Get a load of prune-face!" Rolf: "Rolf has seen prunier."
Edd:[impersonating the Principal] "Good Afternoon, Students of Peach Creek Jr. High. This is your principal speaking with a very important… uhh… announcement. Very good, ahem. All copies of student Eddy's school photographs are to be returned to him immediately. Failure to comply will warrant detention for everyone for the rest of the semester. Thank you." Kevin: "Bummer." Eddy: "You heard the man!" Edd: [freaking out about the impersonation] "Did I just do that? I did, didn't I? I just impersonated the Principal! Made false declarations in his name! Oh, what have I done?"
Edd: "Ready on 3. 1, 2.." [Kevin butts in to ruin Eddy's replacement photo] Kevin: "3! Oops, forgot one." Eddy: "He did it again, Double D!"
Eddy: "Talk about adding insects to injury. Two hours of stinking cleanup, plus, a week's worth of detention for impersonating the Principal. I don't even remember doing that!"
Ed: "Makeup!" [Slams Eddy into a chalkboard with an eraser] Edd: "How very helpful, Ed."
Rolf: [Wearing a potato sack over his head] "Rolf is ready to have his soul pilfered from his very eyes, yes?"
Lee: [Repeatedly kissing Eddy with his school picture as a mask on her face] Mwah! Stop kissing yourself! Mwah! Stop kissing yourself! Mwah! Stop kissing yourself!
Lee:[To cameraman] "Make sure you get my good side BOZO!" Marie: "Guess that rules out her face then!" [Is then attacked by Lee]
We learn in this episode that Ed's middle name is Horace.
Also Edd and Eddy's were revelead as Skipper (Eddy) and Marion (Edd) in the earlier episode "Your Ed Here".
All the characters appeared and spoke in this episode.
Edd complains that the outlines on Ed's drawing were squiggly yet ironically everybody's outlines, on the show, are all squiggly. This is a reference to the fact that the characters outlines pulse and vibrate.
See the keyring being held up by Eddy's mom? It's labeled 'El Hombre' which is one of Eds creator's Danny Antonucci's nicknames. Please don't go spreading the rumor that Danny's Eddy's Brother though.
In this episode, we get two glimpses of the adults in the show, however it only turns out to be the photographer's hand and Eddy's mom's arm.
When Kevin said "dork" to Eddy, the latter looks all sleepy and sick in the photo, but if Kevin did that then Eddy should be looking at the right angrily at Kevin for calling him that.
Kevin would have definitely got a detention or at least a punishment from the adults who work at Peach Creek Jr. High for calling Eddy a "dork" during his school photo shoot, but he was not shown being punished for it despite this being against the rules.
In this episode, we also see that most of the kids play in the school's band. The kids and what instruments they play are listed as follows:
Jonny: Sousaphone (portable tuba)
In one scene, Eddy shouts to Ed (who happens to be playing the saxophone) "Hey Charlie "the Bird Brain" Parker!". Charlie "Bird" Parker was considered to be one of the greatest jazz musicians of the twentieth century.
Each of the characters in the school band does not play relatively well (except Jimmy, Sarah, and the Kankers, who are not in the school band).
Jimmy and Marie were the only characters that did not take a picture due to the fact the Kankers were fighting over a perfume and soaked Jimmy with it. Another reason why Jimmy didn't take the photo was because him and Plank ordered clothes from the same catalog, resulting it in Jimmy saying "I'm so generic" and running off, crying. Also Marie, but it's because she insulted Lee during her photo shoot.
This is the second appearance of the Snail. However, this may be a different snail due to the fact that Ed might have eaten the previous one shown in "Ed or Tails".
This is the first time we see an authority figure that works in the school (in this case, the photographer), but only his hands appeared.
This is possibly the second time Lee ever reveals her eye.
Everyone got Eddy in trouble in this episode. Here are the reasons:
Ed: aided Edd's plan of impersonating the principal.
Everyone else: used Eddy's picture to make fun of him.
Nazz, Sarah, Rolf, and Jonny were the only characters who were shown getting their picture taken successfully without any interruptions.
When Rolf gets his picture taken, the bag on his head, because of crudly drawn eyes (with one being crossed-eyed) resembles the AKA Cartoon logo. It can be considered one where the logo is actually used.