History Headscratchers / EdEddNEddy

28th Apr '16 2:13:16 PM Totin0sthepizzaB0y
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** Someone like Ed, who can barely concentrate for more than a few seconds, would have an especially hard time waiting half a year for the movie to come out on VHS. And even if they all did wait, it's doubtful that any of their parents would let them see it. And this was also at a time when watching bootlegs was a lot harder to so since the internet was still in its infancy. Finally, they're kids after all. They don't want to wait, they want their R-rated movie now!

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** Someone like Ed, who can barely concentrate for more than a few seconds, would have an especially hard time waiting half a year for the movie to come out on VHS. And even if they all did wait, it's doubtful that any of their parents would let them see it. And this was also at a time when watching bootlegs was a lot harder to so do since the internet was still in its infancy. Finally, they're kids after all. They don't want to wait, they want their R-rated movie now!
26th Apr '16 5:27:33 PM Totin0sthepizzaB0y
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** Someone like Ed, who can barely concentrate for more than a few seconds, would have an especially hard time waiting half a year for the movie to come out on VHS. And even if they all did wait, it's doubtful that any of their parents would let them see it. And this was also at a time when watching bootlegs was a lot harder to so since the internet was still in its infancy. Finally, they're kids after all. They don't want to wait, they want their R-rated movie now!
22nd Mar '16 6:17:00 PM TheLuckyCat
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*** Plus, they're ''kids''. If they went to their parents and told them [[ItMakesSenseInContext the Kankers tied them up in the basement to play footsie with them]], are their parents going to take it seriously, much less take actual legal actions? It's not really common practise for children to file lawsuits.



*** Also, Sociopaths (or whatever exactly his deal is) are, by nature, opportunists. If a little kid is following you around like a puppy and giving you things so you'll like them, why put a stop to it? It seems like something Nazz would do - especially being an impressionable little kid with a crush - to maybe try to do things to impress Bro or bring him gifts (she does some weird things in the episode she thought he was coming to the cul-de-sac, like yodelling and randomly appearing in Eddy's room via the chimney) and her overall reaction was pretty positive, so he probably was actually nice enough to Nazz because it benefited him to be. We see that he can [[FauxAffablyEvil put up a relatively good act]] if he wants to when he's first introduced (and Nazz, unlike Eddy, would probably tell her parents if he was mean to her, so that might play into it as well.) Plus, [[ItAmusedMe he might her having a crush on him amusing.]]

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*** Also, Sociopaths (or whatever exactly his deal is) are, by nature, opportunists. If a little kid is following you around like a puppy and giving you things so you'll like them, why put a stop to it? It seems like something Nazz would do - especially being an impressionable little kid with a crush - to maybe try to do things to impress Bro or bring him gifts (she does some weird things in the episode she thought he was coming to the cul-de-sac, like yodelling and randomly appearing in Eddy's room via the chimney) and her overall reaction was pretty positive, so he probably was actually nice enough to Nazz because it benefited him to be. We see that he can [[FauxAffablyEvil put up a relatively good act]] if he wants to when he's first introduced (and Nazz, unlike Eddy, would probably tell her parents if he was mean to her, so that might play into it as well.) Plus, [[ItAmusedMe he might have thought her having a crush on him was amusing.]]



*** Also, who's to say it makes them the ''opposite'' of what they normally are? Jimmy's seemed to fall under WishFulfillment more than anything, and maybe Sarah actually does want to be nice to Ed but either doesn't know how to express it or has some other emotional problem stopping her, Eddy wants to seem more caring to others, Ed wants to be smarter and be taken seriously Rolf wishes maybe that he could do something other than be a farmer (his parents seem to assume he'll take over from them when he's older and the kid's only about twelve), and Double D, related to the above, wishes he was less prim and proper.

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*** Also, who's to say it makes them the ''opposite'' of what they normally are? Jimmy's seemed to fall under WishFulfillment more than anything, and maybe Sarah actually does want to be nice to Ed but either doesn't know how to express it or has some other emotional problem stopping her, her (with her mother, it wouldn't surprise me), Eddy maybe wants to seem more caring to others, Ed wants to be smarter and be taken seriously seriously, Rolf wishes maybe that he could do something other than be a farmer (his parents seem to assume he'll take over from them when he's older and the kid's only about twelve), and Double D, related to the above, wishes he was less prim and proper.proper and more carefree.
22nd Mar '16 6:07:40 PM TheLuckyCat
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*** Or, maybe Ed's Dad is also ridiculously strong and that's where Ed and Sarah both got it from?






*** To be fair on Eddy's parents, while they seem kind of strict when Eddy misbehaves, it seems to me they probably didn't know how bad the situation with his brother was - the ''very first'' thing Eddy's Brother does when they meet in the movie is ask whether Eddy's parents know he's there, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy which implies that he was careful about bullying Eddy too much around them,]] aside from "ordinary" SiblingRivalry. Given Bro is hinted to be a far more successful con artist than Eddy ever was, it's likely he was manipulating his parents as much as his little brother. After all, they made for easy targets to practise on.









** It's lampshaded by Sarah at one point. Then there's an interesting bit of FridgeBrilliance. Its turns out the children are all based on people the creator, Danny Antonucci, grew up with except for the Eds. The Eds are three separate parts of his personality as a kid. Therefore, the Eds are punished together because they are all based on the same person.

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** It's lampshaded by Sarah at one point. Then there's an interesting bit of FridgeBrilliance. Its It turns out the children are all based on people the creator, Danny Antonucci, grew up with except for the Eds. The Eds are three separate parts of his personality as a kid. Therefore, the Eds are punished together because they are all based on the same person.



** Violent as the Kankers are, they ''do'' care about the Eds to some extent, they just have a very messed-up way of showing it. Plus, they fight all the time but they don't go out of their way to utterly humiliate and torment each other the way [[spoiler: Eddy's brother]] does.

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** Violent as the Kankers are, they ''do'' care about the Eds to some extent, they just have a very messed-up way of showing it. Plus, they fight all the time but they don't go out of their way to utterly humiliate and torment each other the way [[spoiler: Eddy's brother]] does. \n Like when Lee and Marie made May cry in "Ed Overboard", they had something of a HeelRealization and kidnapped Ed to make her happy.



*** Also, the Kankers are incredibly Tsundere.

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*** Also, the Kankers are incredibly Tsundere.
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*** Also, Sociopaths (or whatever exactly his deal is) are, by nature, opportunists. If a little kid is following you around like a puppy and giving you things so you'll like them, why put a stop to it? It seems like something Nazz would do - especially being an impressionable little kid with a crush - to maybe try to do things to impress Bro or bring him gifts (she does some weird things in the episode she thought he was coming to the cul-de-sac, like yodelling and randomly appearing in Eddy's room via the chimney) and her overall reaction was pretty positive, so he probably was actually nice enough to Nazz because it benefited him to be. We see that he can [[FauxAffablyEvil put up a relatively good act]] if he wants to when he's first introduced (and Nazz, unlike Eddy, would probably tell her parents if he was mean to her, so that might play into it as well.) Plus, [[ItAmusedMe he might her having a crush on him amusing.]]




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*** She's not a good sister to Ed, that's true. Jimmy is another story.




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*** I think that's what "This Won't Hurt An Ed" was, but as usual, Eddy got the brunt of it by the end of the episode.


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*** Also, who's to say it makes them the ''opposite'' of what they normally are? Jimmy's seemed to fall under WishFulfillment more than anything, and maybe Sarah actually does want to be nice to Ed but either doesn't know how to express it or has some other emotional problem stopping her, Eddy wants to seem more caring to others, Ed wants to be smarter and be taken seriously Rolf wishes maybe that he could do something other than be a farmer (his parents seem to assume he'll take over from them when he's older and the kid's only about twelve), and Double D, related to the above, wishes he was less prim and proper.
20th Mar '16 5:34:38 PM nombretomado
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** It's kind of like Stump from AngryBeavers or Scarface (I believe that's his name) from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' were believed to be real...erm...people (despite evidence to the contrary) by the people who interacted with them. It's possible that Jonny is so insane (this isn't really that far-fetched from what we've seen of Jonny's behavior) that he actually believes that Plank is ''alive'' and therefore thinks that various actions were caused by Plank instead of himself. There actually is a mental condition (I forget what it's called) where people ''do'' become so emotionally attached to inanimate objects that they treat them as if they were sentient beings and even marry them (for example, a woman fell in love with a theme-park ride, literally).

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** It's kind of like Stump from AngryBeavers ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'' or Scarface (I believe that's his name) from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' were believed to be real...erm...people (despite evidence to the contrary) by the people who interacted with them. It's possible that Jonny is so insane (this isn't really that far-fetched from what we've seen of Jonny's behavior) that he actually believes that Plank is ''alive'' and therefore thinks that various actions were caused by Plank instead of himself. There actually is a mental condition (I forget what it's called) where people ''do'' become so emotionally attached to inanimate objects that they treat them as if they were sentient beings and even marry them (for example, a woman fell in love with a theme-park ride, literally).
4th Sep '15 7:11:27 AM TomRoid
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**** A gag that helps set up the plot, mind you.
27th Aug '15 7:03:42 PM nombretomado
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** One of the explanations possible is that they are simply in a smaller school and that there is a shortage of classrooms. I went to a pretty big high school that has a high rating in the America's schools. However, there was a class where advanced Spanish 5 students shared a classroom with less advanced Spanish 4 students and each group was assigned different homework and received different lessons. Maybe the same thing happens on a larger scale at Peach Creek. Alternatively, Jimmy and Sarah are ahead of their class and Double D didn't move on because he wanted to still with his friends or the next highest class was already full. If that doesn't work for you then consider the MST3K Mantra.

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** One of the explanations possible is that they are simply in a smaller school and that there is a shortage of classrooms. I went to a pretty big high school that has a high rating in the America's schools. However, there was a class where advanced Spanish 5 students shared a classroom with less advanced Spanish 4 students and each group was assigned different homework and received different lessons. Maybe the same thing happens on a larger scale at Peach Creek. Alternatively, Jimmy and Sarah are ahead of their class and Double D didn't move on because he wanted to still with his friends or the next highest class was already full. If that doesn't work for you then consider the MST3K Mantra.MST3KMantra.
26th Jun '15 6:13:36 AM ANewEnigma
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** I think that a major reason as to why Kevin hates Eddy (aside from the scams and the fact that Kevin can be a dick obviously) is that Kevin realizes that he and Eddy are not so different at their core. Both of them are jerks to their friends, they both want to have/want to keep popularity, they both obsess with objects that represent a type of social status (the bike, which represents coolness and money, which represents power, value and influence) to the point they end up neglecting those who do care for them, and both are VERY paranoid about the other. The only major difference between the two more than anything is social status; Kevin is popular with relatively few personal issues outside of his hatred for Eddy, whereas Eddy is a social outcast with a jerkass older sibling and a severe inferiority complex. I personally think if their roles in life were reversed, there would not be that much difference compared to how they are now. I think Kevin to a degree does realize this, and not wanting to be seen on the same level as Eddy, does everything in his power to distance himself, even though ironically he only proves just how similar they are. That, or I'm just REALLY overthinking things.

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** I think that a major reason as to why Kevin hates Eddy (aside from the scams and the fact that Kevin can be a dick obviously) is that Kevin realizes that he and Eddy are not so different at their core. Both of them are jerks to their friends, they both want to have/want to keep popularity, they both obsess with objects that represent a type of social status (the bike, which represents coolness coolness; and money, which represents power, value and influence) to the point they end up neglecting those who do care for them, and both are VERY paranoid about the other. The only major difference between the two more than anything is social status; Kevin is popular with relatively few personal issues outside of his hatred for Eddy, whereas Eddy is a social outcast with a jerkass older sibling and a severe inferiority complex. I personally think if their roles in life were reversed, there would not be that much difference compared to how they are now. I think Kevin to a degree does realize this, and not wanting to be seen on the same level as Eddy, does everything in his power to distance himself, even though ironically he only proves just how similar they are. That, or I'm just REALLY overthinking things.
26th Jun '15 6:12:52 AM ANewEnigma
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** Maybe offscreen, Eddy tortures Kevin (much like what is seen in "This Won't Hurt an Ed"). What we ''do'' see onscreen is Kevin retaliating.

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** Maybe offscreen, Eddy tortures Kevin (much like what is seen in "This Won't Hurt an Ed"). What we ''do'' see onscreen is Kevin retaliating.retaliating.
** I think that a major reason as to why Kevin hates Eddy (aside from the scams and the fact that Kevin can be a dick obviously) is that Kevin realizes that he and Eddy are not so different at their core. Both of them are jerks to their friends, they both want to have/want to keep popularity, they both obsess with objects that represent a type of social status (the bike, which represents coolness and money, which represents power, value and influence) to the point they end up neglecting those who do care for them, and both are VERY paranoid about the other. The only major difference between the two more than anything is social status; Kevin is popular with relatively few personal issues outside of his hatred for Eddy, whereas Eddy is a social outcast with a jerkass older sibling and a severe inferiority complex. I personally think if their roles in life were reversed, there would not be that much difference compared to how they are now. I think Kevin to a degree does realize this, and not wanting to be seen on the same level as Eddy, does everything in his power to distance himself, even though ironically he only proves just how similar they are. That, or I'm just REALLY overthinking things.

26th Jun '15 6:07:50 AM ANewEnigma
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** Possibly peer pressure. Remember that she's the most popular girl out of all of them, so there would be a number of social stigmas associated with that, and having empathy towards the social outcasts would probably not be looked upon favorably. She probably does feel legitimately bad about acting like a jerk towards the Eds, but everyone ELSE around her probably has expectations from her in regards to them, so she joins in regardless of her personal feelings.
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