In the episode "A Twist of Ed," Ed and Edd use reverse psychology to get the Kankers to leave them alone. It worked, until Eddy's nervousness causes them to catch on to the Eds' tricks. A whole season later, in "A Fistful of Ed," Eddy finally did what he failed to do back then: fight back at the Kankers and get them to leave the Eds alone.
Also, after "Fistful," the Kankers used new non-forceful ways to impress the Eds.
Which implies that their reverse psychology plan and Eddy's standing up to them still worked, just to a lesser degree than what the Eds were hoping for. Also the Eds showed the Kankers what they are capable of if pushed too far.
Somewhere in the middle of the movie, Ed compares himself to Eddy's brother and claims the two to be "so alike," to which Eddy replies, "Yeah, right." At first, it seemed like Eddy was saying Ed just simply wasn't cool enough to be compared to his brother. But then we learn what his brother was really like, meaning Eddy was actually COMPLIMENTING Ed. Well, okay, this one's more like Fridge Heartwarming, but still.
The series was originally planned to end with the revelation (at the end of Season 4) that the entire show was the reminiscences of three old men. There was an early series of Season 1 promos presented in a "remember that time when" format—just as if an old man were recalling all the events.
Danny Antonucci's middle name is Edward. He named the main characters after himself.
The title lists the characters' names in order from tallest character to shortest character.
In High-Heeled Ed, the boys tried thinking about what girls (and Jimmy) would like, in order to scam them. Eddy comes up with, "Chicks dig pants!", to which Edd pokes fun at. However, by the end of the episode, what do the girls (and Jimmy) come to find awesome? Ed's golden pants!
The golden pants destruction. It took me that long to realize why they broke so easily. They're golden pants. Gold is not known for its durability in real life - it's good for things like jewelery, but all cool weapons of it would be very unpractical. (Of course that doesn't change the fact that kids are stupid [or smart?] enough to claim indirectly that it's not.)
It was a coating of paint, not actual gold.
While it may be common sense, the Kankers are a lot less stalkerish in the episodes that take place at Peach Creek Jr. High (other than "Out with the Old, in with the Ed"), because there are a lot more authority figures around than in the Cul-de-Sac/Trailer Park.
What allowed Rolf to see the cupids in the Valentine's Day episode? Lemons.
Added to randomly formed Crack Pairings, intricated coincidences for shipping material and we have more material to defend the hypothesis that episode is a Take That at Shipping.
The reason why Ed won the Slovak Jawbreaker in Ready, Set, Ed despite losing his eggs at the starting line? Because he was the only one who didn't try to cheat.
To be even clearer and more brilliant, the goal of the race was to "get to the end of the track." It didn't necessarily say how, just that you had to. While Edd and Eddy were stupid enough to actually race, Ed just hopped over to the end, which was right next to the starting point. It makes you wonder what would happen if someone tried this in real life...
The episode "Don't Rain On My Ed" is also an acronym standing for DROME - a suffix that means run or running; those guys were running to get the jawbreakers.
"Once Upon an Ed" features Ed's unusual account where the Kankers have been mutated into giantsdue to eating overradiated mashed potatoes. Among their newfound abilities, Marie Kanker has chickens in her armpits that shoot beams that transform whatever they hit into toiletries (which are frightening to Ed). On one hand, it seems like a random and disgusting power that fits with Ed's overactive imagination and the Kankers' poor hygiene. But considering Ed loves chickens, it also demonstrates just how monstrous the Kankers are from his perspective as they weaponize and corrupt something he loves.
The Shout-Out section on the main page mentioned a particular Wizard of Oz reference in the movie that compared Ed to the Scarecrow (looking for a brain), Edd to the Cowardly Lion (looking for courage), and Eddy to the Tin Man (looking for a heart). It seems like a one shot gag at first, but our trio ends up finding exactly what their WoO counterparts were looking for later at the climax. Check it: when he sees Eddy being beaten mercilessly, Double-D is the one brave enough to call Eddy's Brother out on it, and his courage is what first captures the neighborhood kid's sympathy. Then Ed, of all people, uses his brain to figure out how to use momentum to end up stopping the Big Bad for good. And most importantly, Eddy ends up having an emotional breakdown in front of everyone, and his heart is what finally makes the neighborhood kids fully accept the Eds as friends. If even one of them hadn't played their part, the Eds would have never earned their happy ending.
When the Eds first meet the Kankers, they give them their dad's robes. Each robe has a different name on it. Why? Well, when you consider that, and the fact that they all look very different, and the fact that they're trailer trash... each one has a different father! They're half siblings!
In the entire series, there are twelve human characters who appear and have a face in the show (Ed, Edd, Eddy, Rolf, Kevin, Nazz, Johnny, Sarah, Jimmy, and the three Kanker Sisters). In the movie, we are introduced to Eddy's brother. He's the thirteenth character.
Eddy: Nah. A little childhood trauma builds character.
Yeah, Eddy would believe that.
Ed's eating habits may be a result of being born with pica, a mental condition that causes the victim to eat normally inedible objects. This would also explain his behavior, as children with pica tend to get lead poisoning from all the crap they eat or chew on, which leads to a slew of mental problems, including varying levels of mental retardation, childish behavior, and a monstrous temper under the right provocation.
In one episode, Edd states he hates mowing. I didn't think too much about this until I mowed the lawn for the first time; it's very messy and I was filthy by the time I was done. Sounds like a chore that a Neat Freak like Double D would definitely hate.
In Season 3's Momma's Little Ed, one of Eddy and Ed mock notes requested Edd to put lint in his belly button. That seemed like a simple gross assignment at first, one fitting for their minds. But in Season's 5 I am a Curious Ed, Eddy reveals he believes babies come from belly button lint. So what was he trying to do to Edd?
Considering the fact that "I Am Curious Ed" aired two seasons after "Momma's Little Ed", it was probably just a coincidence. Still, makes ya think, doesn't it?
I see it more as Eddy making up the story to scare the hell out of Jimmy.
Consider that Ed is genuinely afraid of his little sister, Sarah. However strong Ed is, Sarah is even more dangerous and she's younger than Ed is.
Now to throw some gas on that fire. Ed has shown and two occasions to hopelessly outmatch Sarah when he actually tries to fight back and that she is scared of Ed when he has stopped letting her bully him. Ed also shows more fear of mental/emotional threats that Sarah inflicts in the form of "I'll tell Mom!!!", we've all seen this before. Ed's feats of strength are considered extraordinary by the standards of this world, even when compared to those implied by Eddy's brother, who could be used as a measuring stick for the physical capabilities of the adults. They use punishments that affect him emotionally and mentally (like when they removed his stairs, a jump he could easily make but didn't because he was "grounded", and the effects of that weird dream episode); this implies that Ed's parents KNOW he is capable of overpowering and unleashing any amount of pain on them he could see fit, so they break him like an animal. The flashback episode shows Ed eating a TV; this means he's been superhuman since he was a toddler, which means they've been doing this to him since he was a TODDLER... Ed, Edd, n Eddy now has an example of Have You Tried Not Being a Monster?.
So, Ed's parents are Dirty Cowards, that would explain a lot, like why none of the kid's parents ever show up.
In the episode where Eddy lies about his brother visiting the cul-de-sac, most of the kids comment on how cool Eddy's brother is, except Rolf, who cowers in fear. This is because Rolf, the oldest of the cul-de-sac kids, is old enough to remember what Eddy's brother is really like.
And what excatly did he do to "the Son of a Shepherd's" chickens?
And could it possibly be connected to Eddy's hatred of birds?
Also near the end, when his brother apparently shows up (really Sarah and Jimmy in disguise), Eddy cowers in fear and looks like he's about to wet himself. Gee, I wonder why?
Once it's shown how Eddy's brother really treated him, Eddy's comments about his bro being "a wiz" at things like bricklaying and setting up booby traps become quite unsettling.
How many children were abused by Eddy's brother?
The fact that every character (except for Kevin and Nazz) seems to have problems at home and/or poor parental guidance.
Food for thought: We know Ed is obsessed with chickens as seen many times, even having a "Chicks Galore" magazine in "little ed blue", as well as captive avian creatures under his bed (the seagulls in "ready, set, ed"), and last but not least, a pile of headless "roasted poultry" hidden in his chair. If you put the things together, we remember the pattern of a Serial Killer / Stalker with a Crush who fantasizes over weird fetishes (the magazine), kidnaps victims and locks them in his room (seagulls) and keeps their corpses hidden at his place, or basement (the roasted chickens).