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 CrackPairings, intricated coincidences for shipping material and we have more material to defend the hypothesis that episode is a Take That at Shipping.
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?
Also near the end, Eddy cowers in fear when his brother apparently shows up (really Sarah and Jimmy in disguise). Gee, I wonder why?
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.