Ed, Edd n Eddy (season 2)
|Ed, Edd n Eddy (season 2)|
|Country of origin||Canada (production)
United States (broadcast)
|No. of episodes||13|
|Original network||Cartoon Network|
|Original release||November 26, 1999 – December 22, 2000|
The second season of the Canadian-American animated comedy television series Ed, Edd n Eddy, created by Danny Antonucci, originally aired on Cartoon Network from November 26, 1999, to December 22, 2000, and 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.
The first season was a success in Nielsen ratings, prompting Cartoon Network for a November 1999 premiere. While the first season itself received generally positive reviews, the second season proved to be an improvement in reception, garnering acclaim and earning two Leo Awards, while the first received one.
The Complete Second Season DVD was released in Region 1 in 2007. The Ed, Edd n Eddy DVD volume Edifying Ed-Ventures, also featured season two episodes. Both DVDs were published by Warner Home Video. Many Cartoon Network compilation DVDs featured episodes from the season. It can also be purchased from the iTunes Store. It was written by Antonucci, Jono Howard, Mike Kubat, and Robert Leighton.
Ed, Edd n Eddy follows the lives of three adolescent boys who all share variations of the name Ed, but differ greatly in their personalities. In the pursuit of buying jawbreakers and fitting in with the other kids, dimwitted Ed and intellectual Double Dee aid the self-appointed leader, Eddy, in his plans to scam the other children in their cul-de-sac out of their money during a perpetual summer vacation; however problems always ensue. The other children mostly dislike or show indifference to the Eds, though they all share a common fear of the Kanker Sisters, a group of teenage girls who live in the nearby "Park n' Flush" trailer park. The series takes place mostly within the fictional town of Peach Creek, and new locations were rarely introduced.
Production and cast
Danny Antonucci, a cartoonist known for his edgy adult work such as Lupo the Butcher and The Brothers Grunt, was dared by someone to prouduce a children's cartoon. In 1996, Antonucci pitched Ed, Edd n Eddy, which he conceived while designing a commercial, to Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. After Cartoon Network agreed to give Antonucci creative control over the show, the series went into production and premiered its first season on January 4, 1999.
According to Cartoon Network executive Linda Simensky, the first season did "remarkably well" in ratings ever since its premiere, becoming one of the top-rated series on the network and prompting Cartoon Network to quickly order a second season for a November 1999 premiere, making it one of four seasons which Ed, Edd n Eddy was set to run. Antonucci stated that change in the characters from the first to the second season is "very" noticeable, due to the amount of development they've went through. Antonucci directed the season, and co-wrote the episodes with Jono Howard and Mike Kubat, although Robert Leighton was credited as a co-writer for "To Sir with Ed".
The cast mostly remained the same as in season one; Matt Hill, Samuel Vincent, and Tony Sampson were cast as Ed, Double Dee, and Eddy, David Paul Grove as Jonny 2x4, Keenan Christenson as Jimmy, Janyse Jaud as Sarah and Lee Kanker, Kathleen Barr as Kevin and Marie, Peter Kelamis as Rolf, and Erin Fitzgerald as May Kanker, but Tabitha St. Germain, the voice of Nazz, was replaced by Fitzgerald.
Reviews and accolades
The second season of Ed, Edd n Eddy was generally acclaimed by critics and marked an improvement in reception from the first season. In 2000, the season won Danny Antonucci the Leo Award for Best Director of an Animated Production. In 2001, Patric Caird was nominated for the Leo Award for Best Musical Score of an Animation Program or Series, for his work on the episode "Ed in a Halfshell".
In his review of The Complete Second Season DVD, David Cornelius of DVD Talk considered the Eds adolescent equivalents of The Three Stooges, believing: "The series revels in the sort of frantic, often gross humor kids love so much, and there's just enough oddball insanity at play to make adults giggle just as easily." Cornelius also concurred that the "animation is colorful and intentionally bizarre; bold lines forming the characters and backgrounds wiggle and morph in a delirious haze. This is animation that's, well, really animated."
Two Ed, Edd n Eddy DVDs which featured a number of season 2 episodes were released by Warner Home Video in Region 1 from 2005 to 2007. The DVD volume titled Edifying Ed-Ventures was released on May 10, 2005, featuring three season two episodes out of a total six. The Complete Second Season was released on April 24, 2007. Both DVDs can also be purchased on the Cartoon Network Shop. The season is also available for download on the iTunes Store. Selected episodes from the season were also featured on several Cartoon Network compilation DVDs.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Storyboard by||Title Reference||Original air date |
|14||1||"Know it All Ed / Dear Ed"||Danny Antonucci||Jono Howard & Danny Antonucci||"Big" Jim Miller & Jason Surridge / James "Wootie" Wootton & Joel Dickie||Know it All Man / Dear John||November 26, 1999|
Know It All Ed: When the Eds find turkey basters at the junkyard, they develop a scam using the basters as squirt guns.Dear Ed: After the Eds find Jimmy with Plank due to a feud between him and Johnny, they make new friends for Johnny at a cost.
|15||2||"Knock Knock, Who's Ed? / One + One = Ed"||Danny Antonucci||Jono Howard & Danny Antonucci||Leah Waldron & Rob Boutilier / Scott "Diggs" Underwood & Pat Pakula||Knock Knock! Who's There? / One + One = Two||February 11, 2000|
Knock Knock, Who's Ed: The Eds try to watch a monster movie marathon at other kids' houses after Sarah kicks them out of her and Ed's house.One + One = Ed: The Eds decide to learn what things are made of by taking them apart. Their imaginations take over and reality is bent in a surrealistic manner.
|16||3||"Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Ed / Ready, Set... Ed!"||Danny Antonucci||Jono Howard & Danny Antonucci||"Big" Jim Miller & Jason Surridge / Scott "Diggs" Underwood & Pat Pakula||Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Moe / Ready, Set... Go!||March 3, 2000|
Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Ed: When Eddy tells Ed that Edd isn't human since he's so smart, the Eds get invited to a barbecue at Nazz's place and Ed thinks it is a ceremony to transform kids into bugs.Ready, Set... Ed!: Jealous of Kevin's record-breaking, Eddy decides to show off his own skills and tells the kids that the Eds just broke a world record for flying around the world. Eddy gives them a ride in his fake "rocket car", and manages to convince them that they are riding around the world, until Kevin realizes the truth.
|17||4||"Hands Across Ed / Floss Your Ed"||Danny Antonucci||Jono Howard & Danny Antonucci||Leah Waldron & Rob Boutilier / Timothy Packford & Scott "Diggs" Underwood||Hands Across America / Floss Your Teeth||March 24, 2000|
Hands Across Ed: Eddy has the idea for his next scam: holding a telethon to raise money. They claim that Ed's eyebrow is beginning to spread all over his body, and they need money for the operation.Floss Your Ed: Ed gets a toothache after biting a coconut and, after an inspection, Edd says he is losing his last baby tooth. Eddy tries to get it out to receive money from the tooth fairy.
|18||5||"In Like Ed / Who Let the Ed In?"||Danny Antonucci||Jono Howard & Danny Antonucci / Jono Howard, Mike Kubat & Danny Antonucci||"Big" Jim Miller & Jason Surridge / Mauro Casalese & Scott "Diggs" Underwood||In Like Flint / Who Let the Dog In?||April 7, 2000|
In Like Ed: The Eds think that Kevin "knows too much" and try to find out where he gets his information from by crashing Jimmy's birthday party.Who Let the Ed In?: Ed gets an imaginary friend named Jib.
|19||6||"Home Cooked Eds / Rambling Ed"||Danny Antonucci||Mike Kubat & Danny Antonucci / Jono Howard & Danny Antonucci||Tout Le Monde / James "Wootie" Wootton & Scott "Diggs" Underwood||Home Cooked Meals / Rambling Man||May 12, 2000|
Home Cooked Eds: The Kankers take a vacation on Eddy's lawn and Eddy tries to get rid of them.Rambling Ed: To get away from Sarah, Ed moves into Rolf's barn, testing the latter's hospitality.
|20||7||"To Sir with Ed / Key to My Ed"||Danny Antonucci||Robert Leighton, Jono Howard & Danny Antonucci / Jono Howard, Mike Kubat & Danny Antonucci||"Big" Jim Miller, Scott "Diggs" Underwood & Rob Boutilier / Rob Boutilier & Joel Dickie||To Sir with Love / Key to My Future||June 23, 2000|
To Sir with Ed: Nazz babysits Eddy while his parents are out, the latter mistaking it for a date with her, flattering and terrifying Eddy in the process.Key to My Ed: The Eds find a key and try to discover what it unlocks.
|21||8||"Urban Ed / Stop, Look and Ed"||Danny Antonucci||Jono Howard & Danny Antonucci||Leah Waldron & Timothy Packford / Timothy Packford, Leah Waldron & Scott "Diggs" Underwood||Urban Living / Stop, Look and Listen||July 21, 2000|
Urban Ed: Getting bored with suburban life, the Eds create a city of their own.Stop, Look and Ed: Eddy convinces the rest of the kids to break rules, much to Edd's horror.
|22||9||"Honor Thy Ed / Scrambled Ed"||Danny Antonucci||Mike Kubat & Danny Antonucci||Joel Dickie & James "Wootie" Wootton / "Big" Jim Miller, Rob Boutilier & Scott "Diggs" Underwood||Honor Thy Wife / Scrambled Eggs||August 4, 2000|
Honor Thy Ed: The Eds investigate an abandoned house as a bet Eddy makes with Kevin, trapping themselves in the process.Scrambled Ed: After pulling an all-nighter working on a project, Edd tries to sleep, but is constantly interrupted by Eddy and the others.
|23||10||"Rent-a-Ed / Shoo Ed"||Danny Antonucci||Jono Howard & Danny Antonucci / Mike Kubat & Danny Antonucci||James "Wootie" Wootton & Joel Dickie / "Big" Jim Miller||Rent-a-(Blank) / Shoo Fly||August 18, 2000|
Rent-a-Ed: After another failed scam, the Eds start a repair business.Shoo Ed: The Eds turn Jonny into a pest and charge kids to get rid of him.
|24||11||"Ed in a Half Shell / Mirror, Mirror, on the Ed"||Danny Antonucci||Jono Howard & Danny Antonucci||Rob Boutilier / Scott "Diggs" Underwood, Rob Boutilier & "Big" Jim Miller||Nut in a Half Shell / Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall||September 8, 2000|
Ed in a Half Shell: While Sarah is at a ballet lesson, Ed and Jimmy bond, causing Eddy to make Jimmy a scammer like him.Mirror, Mirror, on the Ed: The Eds act like each other as part of a game of Truth or Dare.
|25||12||"Hot Buttered Ed / High Heeled Ed"||Danny Antonucci||Jono Howard & Danny Antonucci||Leah Waldron / Leah Waldron & Timothy Packford||Hot Buttered Toast / High Heeled Shoes||October 27, 2000|
Hot Buttered Ed: When Kevin steals the Eds' spot at the creek, they try to find another one.High Heeled Ed: After discovering all of the boys (except Jimmy) went go-karting, the Eds try to scam Nazz, Sarah, and Jimmy.
|26||13||"Fa-La-La-La-Ed / Cry Ed"||Danny Antonucci||Jono Howard & Danny Antonucci / Mike Kubat, Jono Howard & Danny Antonucci,||James "Wootie" Wootton & Joel Dickie / Tout Le Monde||Fa-La-La-La-La / Cry Baby||December 22, 2000|
Fa-La-La-La-Ed: After hearing Edd talking about his family's Christmas fruitcake, Ed believes that it is really Christmas. The Eds then try to bring the holiday spirit to the other kids. Eddy tries to sing Christmas carols for money, but Ed gives away all their jawbreakers.Cry Ed: After a clothespin hits Jimmy's foot, Eddy fakes various injuries.
|Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Complete Second Season|
|Set details||Special features|
|April 24, 2007|
- Cornelius, David (April 24, 2007). "Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy — The Complete Second Season". DVD Talk. Retrieved July 31, 2007.
- Duckers, Mike (June 3, 2005). "Ed, Edd n Eddy: Season 1, Vol. 1". IGN. News Corporation. Retrieved January 19, 2012.
- Danny Antonucci (April 24, 2007). Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Complete Second Season—Behind the Eds (DVD). Warner Home Video.
- Danny Antonucci (October 10, 2006). Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Complete First Season—Interview with the Creator (DVD). Warner Home Video. Event occurs at 0:22–2:34.
- Simensky, Linda (June 22, 1999). "Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy: Three Guys, One 'Toon". Take One.
- "Cartoon Network Greenlights 26 New Ed, Edd n Eddys". Animation World Network. June 15, 2004. Retrieved May 13, 2012.
- Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Complete Second Season credits
- "Ed, Edd n Eddy: Season 2". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
- "2000 Winners". Leo Awards. Retrieved May 12, 2012.
- "List of Nominees and Winners". Leo Awards. Archived from the original on August 3, 2001. Retrieved May 2, 2012.
- "Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy – Season 1, Vol. 1 (1999)". Amazon.com. ASIN B0007MSU2G.
- "Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy: The Complete Second Season (1999)". Amazon.com. ASIN B000M4RG7O.
- "Ed, Edd n Eddy". Cartoon Network Shop. Turner Broadcasting System. Retrieved April 30, 2012.
- "Ed, Edd n Eddy, Season 2". iTunes Store. Retrieved May 12, 2012.
- Cartoon Network compilation DVDs featuring selected Ed, Edd n Eddy Season 2 episodes:
- Cartoon Network Christmas Volume 1: Yuletide Follies (October 5, 2004)—"Fa La-La-La-La Ed"
- Cartoon Network Halloween Volume 2: Grossest Halloween Ever (August 9, 2005)—"Honor Thy Ed"
- Cartoon Network Fridays (September 19, 2006)—"Scrambled Ed"
- Cartoon Network Christmas Volume 3 (October 3, 2006)—"In Like Ed"