Ed, Edd n Eddy (season 1)

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Ed, Edd n Eddy season 1
Ed, Edd n Eddy's The Complete First Season.jpg
DVD cover for The Complete First Season
Country of origin Canada
United States
No. of episodes 13(26 segments)
Broadcast
Original channel Cartoon Network
Original run January 4 – June 11, 1999 (1999-06-11)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 October 10, 2006[1]
Region 4 July 18, 2007[2]
Season chronology
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List of Ed, Edd n Eddy episodes

The first season of the Canadian-American animated comedy television series Ed, Edd n Eddy, created by Danny Antonucci, originally aired on Cartoon Network in the United States. Although originally set to premiere on November 7, 1998,[3] it aired on January 4, 1999 as the sixth Cartoon Cartoon due to minor post-production delays, and concluded on March 29 of that year.[4] It consists of 26 episodes. The series revolves around three adolescent boys collectively known as "the Eds," who live in a suburban cul-de-sac. Unofficially led by Eddy, the Eds constantly scheme to make money off their peers in order to purchase their favorite confectionery, jawbreakers. However, their plans usually fail, leaving them in various predicaments.

Matt Hill, Samuel Vincent and Tony Sampson were cast as Ed, Double Dee, and Eddy. David Paul Grove and Keenan Christenson played the parts of Jonny 2 × 4 and Jimmy, respectively, while Sarah was voiced by Janyse Jaud. Peter Kelamis voiced Rolf, while Kathleen Barr was cast as Kevin. Nazz was voiced by Tabitha St. Germain. Erin Fitzgerald played the part of May Kanker. The other two Kanker sisters, Marie and Lee, were voiced by Kathleen Barr and Janyse Jaud.[5] Adult cartoonist Antonucci conceived Ed, Edd n Eddy while working on a commercial design.[6] Antonucci pitched the series to Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon.[7][8] Both studios were interested in the series, but each demanded creative control and Antonucci refused.[6][8] Cartoon Network ended up commissioning the show after agreeing to let Antonucci have control of the show.[8] According to Cartoon Network executive Linda Simensky, the first season did "remarkably well" in Nielsen ratings following its premiere and became one of the top-rated series on the network and had a slight impact on popular culture, prompting Cartoon Network to quickly order-up a second season for a November 1999 premiere,[7] and later four more.[9][10] While initial reviews of the pilot were mixed,[11] the first season was met with generally positive reception,[12][13] earning Antonucci a Reuben Award for Best Television Animation.[14]

Warner Home Video released a number of Ed, Edd n Eddy DVDs, two of which were DVD volumes. The first, titled Edifying Ed-Ventures was released on May 10, 2005 in region 1 and on May 15, 2006 in region 2,[15] featuring three season one episodes, "Sir Ed-a-Lot", "Who, What, Where, Ed!" and "Avast Ye Eds", out of a total six.[16] It was followed by Fools' Par-Ed-Ise on March 21, 2006, but only featured one episode from the season, "Fool on the Ed".[17] The Complete First Season 1.33:1 aspect ratio 294-minute two-disc set was released in region 1 on October 10, 2006,[1] and in region 2 on July 18, 2007.[2] The DVD is in English (Dolby Digital Stereo), and is dubbed in French and Spanish, with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.[1] The set includes special features such as an Interview with the Creator, "How to make an Ed, Edd n Eddy cartoon", "How to Draw Eddy" and a Cartoon Network commercial bumper featuring Jimmy and Plank.[1] It can be rented from Netflix and purchased on the Cartoon Network Shop.[18][19] The season is available for download on the iTunes Store.[20] The episode "Dawn of the Eds" is part of the Cartoon Network: Halloween Volume 1 – 9 Creepy Capers compilation DVD, which was released in region 1 on August, 2004.[21] The season was written by Antonucci, Jono Howard, Mike Kubat, and Rob Boutilier (who only co-wrote "Dawn of the Eds").[22]

Episodes[edit]

Note: All episodes were directed by Antonucci

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1 1 "The Ed-touchables / Nagged to Ed" Danny Antonucci & Jono Howard / Danny Antonucci, Jono Howard & Mike Kubat January 4, 1999 (1999-01-04)

The Ed-touchables: The cul-de-sac children are irritated because of a mysterious "serial toucher" stealing their belongings, namely Double Dee's magnifying glass and Sarah's doll. The Eds devise a plan to catch the thief for money. The trio capture Jonny and Plank, and by using Chinese water torture on the latter, make Jonny falsely admit being the toucher. The Eds get back at Johnny and Plank by trapping them in a tire. While the Eds are on their way to the candy store, Sarah informs them that she found her dolly, as did Double Dee find his magnifying glass, meaning that they merely misplaced their belongings. Despite this, the Eds buy themselves jawbreakers. Sarah and Jimmy are then shown rolling the tire in which Jonny and Plank are trapped in. Sarah tells Jonny that they know it was not him before pushing the tire down the road with him in Plank still inside. The Eds are then shown enjoying their jawbreakers in front of the candy store, but the tire suddenly rolls in to the Eds, causing the jawbreakers to fly out of their mouths and roll down to streets. As the episode concludes, the Eds chase their jawbreakers at sunset.


Nagged to Ed: Lee, May, and Marie Kanker, collectively known as "the Kanker Sisters", lure Ed, Edd, and Eddy into their trailer park home. Once there, the Kankers make the Eds feel right at home by letting them wear their fathers' robes and serving them lunch while the Eds enjoy a movie. The Eds enjoy this hospitality at first, but slowly the sisters reveal that they each have a crush on the three boys. Angered by the Eds' continued dismissiveness, the Kankers force them to clean up the house. Eddy grows annoyed with the situation and loses his temper with the Kankers, sending them crying into their room. Despite attempting to apologize in a moment of regret, he is told by May to leave and never return. The Eds gladly accept this, but upon opening the front door, they find the Kankers blocking their way, holding self-made dolls of the Eds. This causes the boys to flee in terror. The Kankers look after the Eds longingly as they go and declare their love for them.
2 2 "Pop Goes the Ed / Over Your Ed" Danny Antonucci & Jono Howard January 11, 1999 (1999-01-11)

Pop Goes the Ed: When the cul-de-sac is hit by a heat away, the Eds learn from Kevin that there is going to a sprinkler party at Nazz's. Despite not being invited, the Eds put on some overly-confining swimsuits and crash the party. By Eddy's command, the Eds try to enter the party in a flamboyant way, only to irritate the others with a failed stunt. After many failed attempts to impress their peers, Eddy devises a plan. The trio performs a daring stunt and everything goes well, until the finale, when their swimsuits snap off, revealing their privates. Luckily, they are once again ignored by the other children, allowing the Eds to quickly jump in Nazz's kiddie pool. Late at night, after many of hours of the Eds hogging the pool, the kids go inside for the night, making it safe for the freezing Eds to get out. However, at that moment, the Eds find out that their bodies have absorbed so much water that they can't get out of the pool. The three have to walk with the pool wrapped around them and their legs poked through the bottom. However, they slip and land on a tree and anger a nest of stinging bees. The episode ends as the Eds run for their lives.


Over Your Ed: To ready themselves for the day, Eddy bathes and Edd takes a shower, while Ed does neither. When Ed's clumsiness and distracting smell ruing an energy drink stand scam for the Eds, Edd and Eddy decide to give Ed a makeover to make him "cool". They wash Ed and Eddy provides him with stylish clothes, equips him with some of his coolest moves and teaches him some hip phrases. The renewed Ed quickly becomes popular among the cul-de-sac children. Eddy sees an opportunity for a money-making scheme and the Eds organize a paid entrance "Ed the Great" show in the shed. All goes well until the Kankers show up, tormenting the Eds, revealing Ed's pre-written sheet of catchphrases, and sending them flying to a manure-filled wheelbarrow. The children, disguested, leave, while Kankers take off with the Eds' money. Later, the Eds sit outside the candy store, depressed, despite Ed's attempts at cheering them up with his own catchphrases.
3 3 "Sir Ed-a-Lot / A Pinch to Grow an Ed" Danny Antonucci, Jono Howard & Mike Kubat / Danny Antonucci & Jono Howard January 18, 1999 (1999-01-18)

Sir Ed-a-Lot: Edd and Eddy go looking for Ed at his house, where they find him sitting at a table set for a tea party, wearing a dress. Ed warns them to run away, but they stay and laugh. Then Sarah comes, angry because Edd and Eddy came without an invitation to the party, but still forces them to join. She declares herself the queen and the Eds her servants. Jimmy, the king, comes over. The Eds involuntarily entertain Sarah and Jimmy, sitting on their thrones built by the Eds themselves, with a horse race. Eddy protests and is cast into a cage, but after he learns that Ed is getting paid by his parents to babysit, he decides to play along. Eddy tries his best to amuse Sarah and Jimmy, but the only thing that works is Ed throwing Eddy heavy and hurtful items to juggle. Eddy's struggle brings joy to Sarrah and Jimmy. But as the items begin to fall and shatter, Sarrah and Jimmy are inspired to go around and break everything. The Eds try to stop the out of the control duo but to no avail. However, Eddy comes up with a plan. He sits on the throne as King Eddy to anger Sarah and as she screams at him, he drops the cage from earlier on her, while a frightened Jimmy hides in a dresser. The Eds then paint a diorama, which shows the Eds, Sarah and Jimmy standing happily in Ed's living room, in an attempt to fool Ed's mom.


A Pinch to Grow an Ed: Eddy is in his room struggling to perform certain tasks because of his shortness. Eddy compares his current height to his height at age 12, only to discovers that it hasn't changed. Eddy heads outside, where his height is ridiculed by Sarah, Jimmy, Kevin, Nazz and Rolf, to Eddy's anger and annoyance. He meets with Ed and Edd, who are playing on the swings. Ed fails to leap off of his, and Eddy demonstrates his skills. However, at the monkey bars, Ed and Edd easily reach the bars, while Eddy meeds a boost from Ed. Eddy claims he doesn't need help, and the two proceed to tickle and mock him. An angry Eddy leaves and runs into the Kankers, who also reporach him. Ed and Edd do regret having made fun of Eddy. They find him moping in the lane, but he runs away and hides in his room, but comes out when Ed says that they can make him taller. After a number of failed plans, Eddy must wait outside Edd's garage as the other two are designing something from Eddy. Eventually, Eddy is allowed in to see the creating: a pair of elevating walking braces. Although skeptical at first, Eddy is later thrilled by the boots, as they lift him up very high. Eddy returns to the playground, joyfully rebutting the children's previous insults. As Eddy lowers himself bown by clicking on the remote control, the Kankers arrive. Eddy bravely confronts them, but the Kankers they the remote and play mess around with it. The remote breaks, and Eddy hurtles down deep into the ground from an extreme height. Ed and Edd check on him, when suddenly the boots extend and skyrocket the Eds into the atmosphere. Lee kicks the unstable struts out. Ed and Edd land on solid ground, while Eddy lands in Sarah and Jimmy's baby carriage, looking exactly like a baby. Ed and Edd cart him away and Ed notices that the "baby" has Edd's eyes.
4 4 "Dawn of the Eds / Virt-Ed-Go" Danny Antonucci, Jono Howard & Rob Boutilier / Danny Antonucci & Mike Kubat January 25, 1999 (1999-01-25)

Dawn of the Eds: The Eds are dumpster-searching for bottles to cash in, when Ed sees a poster of the newest science fiction film, Robot Rebel Ranch, but is saddened that it is for "Adults Only". On their way to cash in the bottles, the Eds are on a bike, devising a plan to get into the theater. While Ed explains the film's story about 3 space outlaws, they ride through a construction site into a tunnel that leads them to the junkyard. The Eds believe that they are on a planet of robots. The Eds, or "space outlaws" stumble upon a retro van, the "Central Command", and use it as shelter. They then head out. Ed stumbles upon the Kanker sisters torturing Kevin and saves him. Kevin doesn't thank him, but just speeds away on his bike. While Edd and Eddy or working on a rocket prototype, Ed comes running through, screaming: "The robots are coming! The robots are coming!". The Eds retreat to the van. From where they attack the "robots", in reality throwing cans at Sarah and Jimm. An angry Sarah tells Ed that it's time for dinner, Edd and Eddy go home, leaving Ed behind. Ed goes into a monologue about how he is the last man standing after the battle. He gets pulled away Edd and Eddy, while Ed continues his monologue, saying that he has been betrayed by his comrades, as the two drag him home.


Virt-Ed-Go: The Eds are beat after a bird steals their hard-earned quarter. They soon spot a passing plane towing a sign advertising Joe's Clubhouse, which inspires them to start a club and charge for membership. After they find some wood with the help of Johnny 2x4 and Plank, they begin constructing "Club Ed" on a lonely tree. When finished, they head out to find members. None of the children end up joining, because when they return to clubhouse, they discover that it has been invaded by the Kanker sisters. Once again, however, the Kanker Sisters ruin the Eds' plans by taking over the clubhouse before the Eds make any profit. After many failed attempts to retrieve the clubhouse, Ed throws Eddy into their clubhouse, only for him to thrown far off into a thorn bush by May. Eddy plans a new scam as Edd removes the thorns off of Eddy's skin.
5 5 "Read All About Ed / Quick Shot Ed" Danny Antonucci & Mike Kubat February 1, 1999 (1999-02-01)

Read All About Ed: Double Dee is assigned an early news paper delivery route to save up for an electron microscope. Eddy is immediately lured, thinking about how much could be earned from multiple paper routes, but did not figure on Ed's incompetence, or the sudden downpour.


Quick Shot Ed: The Eds find an old instant-develop camera in Eddy's attic, who comes up with a scam to take pictures of the cul-de-sac children and sell them back to the children in a form of a calendar, which ends up being more difficult than expected.
6 6 "An Ed Too Many / Ed-n-Seek" Danny Antonucci, Jono Howard & Mike Kubat / Danny Antonucci & Jono Howard February 8, 1999 (1999-02-08)

An Ed Too Many: Sarah falls in love with Double Dee and follows him around wherever he goes with the Eds. Ed and Eddy realize that the only way to save Double Dee is to bring Sarah and Jimmy back together.


Ed-n-Seek: The cul-de-sac children are playing hide-and-seek (hence the title reference), and the Eds participate in the game.
7 7 "Look into My Eds / Tag Yer Ed" Danny Antonucci & Jono Howard March 1, 1999 (1999-03-01)

Look Into My Eds: Double Dee receives a psychology manual in the mail with a hypnotizing wheel inside, with which Eddy controls the cul-de-sac children.


Tag Yer Ed: When Double Dee gets ridiculed for being weak, Eddy decides to toughen Double Dee up by putting him on the wrestling match through a training program.
8 8 "Fool on the Ed / A Boy and His Ed" Danny Antonucci & Jono Howard March 8, 1999 (1999-03-08)

Fool on the Ed: Eddy is the best prankster in the cul-de-sac until a mysterious "Prank Master" starts pranking all the children.


A Boy and His Ed: Kevin tells the Eds he wants to give them something, however, Eddy does not believe him and sends him away. After finding out that Kevin was actually giving out jawbreakers to all the children, the Eds try to become his friends in order to get some.
9 9 "It's Way Ed / Laugh Ed Laugh" Danny Antonucci & Jono Howard March 15, 1999 (1999-03-15)

It's Way Ed: Strolling down the lane, the Eds find the kids are walking around on stilts. They tell the Eds that it is the latest fad. The Eds' go home to make their own stilts, and return to find the cul-de-sac kids wearing hats with tether-balls, wizz-wazzing. Tired of being behind, the Eds decide to invent their own style. However, the other kids are always ahead of them.


Laugh Ed Laugh: The Eds come up with a great scam, but all the cul-de-sac children are missing. They go to investigate and find that a chickenpox epidemic has hit the cul-de-sac. The Eds are the only ones who are not sick and after not having any children to scam, Eddy goes mad.
10 10 "A Glass of Warm Ed / Flea-Bitten Ed" Danny Antonucci & Jono Howard April 12, 1999 (1999-04-12)

A Glass of Warm Ed: A peaceful night in the cul-de-sac is interrupted when Double Dee finds out that Ed is sleepwalking and eating everyone's food while they are asleep.


Flea-Bitten Ed: The Eds open up an animal grooming business and clean up all of Rolf's filthy animals. All goes smoothly until Ed's allergic reaction to Rolf's rabbits kicks in.
11 11 "Who, What, Where, Ed! / Keeping Up with the Eds" Danny Antonucci & Mike Kubat April 19, 1999 (1999-04-19)

Who, What, Where, Ed!: The Eds are hungry, and Eddy is treating them to omelets. Unfortunately, Ed manages to break every egg in the house. The Eds decide to go to Rolf's to see if he will give them a chicken egg. However, to get the egg, the Eds must go through a series of trades.


Keeping Up with the Eds: Double Dee's father wants Double Dee to mow the lawn. Ed and Eddy decide to help, but after Ed ruins the yard, Eddy uses his father's "Montezuma's Free Range Manure" fertilizer to turn the cul-de-sac children's lawns into forests and plans to mow them for cash.
12 12 "Eds-Aggerate / Oath to an Ed" Danny Antonucci & Jono Howard April 26, 1999 (1999-04-26)

Eds-Aggerate: After a scam goes horribly wrong and Double Dee ends up shooting an armchair at Kevin's house, he makes up a quick lie, telling Kevin the "Mucky Boys" did it. Kevin is convinced, and soon all of the cul-de-sac children are searching for the mysterious Mucky Boys.


Oath to an Ed: The Eds all have new clothes, but they are worthless and eventually get ruined. The Eds hear about the "Urban Rangers", consisting of Jimmy, Johnny (and Plank) and their leader Rolf, and the fancy uniforms members receive, which prompts them to join the group, only for their efforts to backfire.
13 13 "Button Yer Ed / Avast Ye Eds" Danny Antonucci & Jono Howard / Danny Antonucci & Mike Kubat June 11, 1999 (1999-06-11)

Button Yer Ed: Ed accidentally puts a hole in Double Dee's screen door, letting a fly in. The fly then gets lodged in Eddy's larynx. He attempts to swat it, but ends up losing his voice. Double Dee and Eddy try to help Eddy themselves, but later seek Rolf's help.


Avast Ye Eds: After a tire-swing scam goes awry, the Eds launch a cruise line on the local creek. The Eds make a cruise ship out of a big tire inner-tube and convince the children, particularly Jimmy and Jonny, to go on the cruise. All goes well until the Kanker Sisters, dressed as pirates, get a hold of the Eds' plots.

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