[[caption-width-right:350:From left to right: [[OnlySaneMan Edd]], [[CloudCuckooLander Ed]] and [[{{Jerkass}} Eddy]].]]

->'''[[TheNapoleon Eddy]]:''' ''People used to try to be cool, but now it's hot! We're hot!''\\
'''[[BeleagueredAssistant Edd]]:''' ''Do you feel hot, Ed?''\\
'''[[TheDitz Ed]]:''' ''[[IncrediblyLamePun Nah, I'm half-baked]].''
-->-- The Eds, in [[Recap/EdEddNEddyS1E3PopGoesTheEd "Pop Goes The Ed"]]

Three friends, one name, and barely a clue amongst them: that's the concept behind Creator/CartoonNetwork's ''Ed, Edd n Eddy'', a show about the misadventures of some not-so-ordinary kids in an ordinary suburban cul-de-sac. The show was created by [[CanadaEh Canadian]] animator Danny Antonucci, [[WordOfGod supposedly]] on a dare from a colleague, who directed every episode himself. One of the last shows of UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation and ''the'' last animated show in the West to eventually make the transition from cel animation to digital ink-and-paint,[[note]]The very last show to make the switch was the Japanese animated sitcom ''Manga/SazaeSan'' in 2015.[[/note]] the series ran from January 1999 to November 2009 for a total of 65 half-hours and four specials before getting an epic sendoff with the GrandFinale TVMovie ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddysBigPictureShow''.

Ed is a lovable lug who possesses superhuman strength, ''sub''human intellect, and an odd obsession with chickens; he also enjoys drinking gravy and the odd spot of buttered toast, with a strict diet of b-movies sandwiched in-between. Edd, better known as "Double D" to the neighborhood, is a nerdy NeatFreak who collects insects, labels ''everything'' in his room, and communicates with his ever-busy parents via sticky notes. Rounding out the trio is Eddy, a smug yet slightly-incompetent con artist who manipulates his enemies (and friends, in many cases) to do his bidding without remorse.

In most episodes, the titular trio twist and trounce the truth to trick the other kids of the cul-de-sac into giving up their hard-earned allowances in the name of purchasing comically-oversized jawbreakers (the holy grail of candies, of course). As a result of their schemes, the Eds frequently run afoul of the other kids in the neighborhood -- [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption and things rarely go well for the three.]] The Eds also have to deal with a trio of sisters, the Kankers, who want nothing more than to make the Eds their husbands and kiss 'em all day and night (a fate to which the Eds sternly object).

[[MinimalistCast No characters outside the core twelve appear]] (thirteen if you count [[CompanionCube Plank]]),[[note]]One of the hooks for TheMovie was that we finally got to see Eddy's brother.[[/note]] though they are frequently mentioned. This was especially silly once the Eds and their friends were shown going to school in the final season; even though it was supposed to be swarming with teachers and other students, we never see anyone apart from the characters (unless in exceptional conditions, where they are still FacelessMasses).

Much of the humor is character/situation-driven and based on the absurdity of the situations that the kids find themselves in. With a healthy mix of slapstick, wordplay, and surrealism, ''Ed Edd n Eddy'' became the channel's longest-running series in terms of years on-air as a singular series[[note]]In terms of ''continuous'' franchises, only ''Franchise/Ben10'' beats the record, with no more than two years between new installments. Several other Cartoon Network series have also beaten it in episode count.[[/note]] Considering it was the last of the Creator/CartoonCartoons to end, [[EndOfAnAge the era of those shows ended with it]]. The show also spawned some video games (''VideoGame/EdEddNEddyTheMisEdventures'' and ''Ed, Edd n Eddy: Scam of the Century''), and the Eds would later appear in the IDW CrisisCrossover comic book event ''ComicBook/CartoonNetworkSuperSecretCrisisWar''.


!! ''BUTTERED TROPES!'' ...er, ''Ed Edd n Eddy'' contains a hefty number of tropes, so we had to split 'em up:

* EdEddNEddy/TropesAToG
* EdEddNEddy/TropesHToP
* EdEddNEddy/TropesQToZ