Ed, Edd n Eddy is an animated television series created by Danny Antonucci and produced by Canada–based a.k.a. Cartoon. It premiered on Cartoon Network on January 4, 1999. The series was designed to resemble classic cartoons from the 1940s to the 1970s, and revolves around three adolescent boys collectively known as "the Eds," who hang around 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.
Before signing on with Cartoon Network, Antonucci also approached Nickelodeon with the show. However, they demanded creative control which he did not agree to. During the show's run on Cartoon Network, a.k.a. Cartoon also produced several specials and shorts in addition to the regular television series. A number of video games either based on the series or featuring the series' characters have also been produced. The series' TV movie finale, Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show aired on November 8, 2009, officially ending the series.
Ed, Edd n Eddy received generally positive reviews from critics. With a viewership of 31 million households and airing in 29 different countries, Ed, Edd n Eddy was popular among children, as well as adults. It received several awards and nominations in its 10-year run and remains the longest-running original Cartoon Network series and Canadian-made animated series to date.
Edd, mostly referred to as Double D, is a young inventor, neat freak and one of the main protagonists of the series. The most intelligent of the trio, he is never seen without his head covered in some manner, almost always by his trademark sock-like black ski hat, hiding a secret unknown to everyone besides Ed and Eddy, which they learned in the episode "Stop Look Ed," when Eddy tied Edd's hat to a ceiling fan, and when he tried to get to Eddy it came off of him; he quickly covered himself back up, telling them never to tell anyone what they saw. While there have been vast fan-based speculations on what is under the hat, nothing has been officially revealed by the show's creators. He also has a significant gap in his teeth, which he sometimes gets things stuck in, to his embarrassment. Because of his moral center and good heart, he is typically more socially accepted by the other inhabitants of the cul-de-sac than Ed and Eddy are. His parents put a heavy workload on him, communicating an excess of tasks solely through a multitude of sticky notes. Edd hates being treated terribly by everyone and is easily frustrated. Edd is normally a straight-A student in all of his classes and hates sports. Edd is highly intelligent, ambidextrous, and able to construct complicated machines from cardboard, signs, and various kinds of junk the Eds come across. His knowledge proves to be useful in many ways, and sets him apart from the other children of the cul-de-sac. Edd is the only Ed not to have another family member appear in the series.