A somewhat realistic, slice-of-life cartoon about three adolescent troublemakers that airs on a cable network whose censorial radar is apparently busted is bound to have some dubious bits and scenes in it. Just look at the picture that was picked for this page...
In "Home Cooked Eds", the Kanker Sisters invade Eddy's house while on vacation, and at one point a terrified Edd says something along the lines of, "I fear they're becoming amorous..." He then whispers the meaning into a confused Eddy's ear, and the Eds quickly flee the house, screaming in terror. (To those who simply are too lazy to open a dictionary, to become amorous means you're getting ready for sex.)
Edd says "amorous" again 88 episodes later, in "A Town Called Ed".
And before you ask, no. There's no other definition or connotation for it, so it really means what it means.
It doesn't help that they were trying to put him in skin tight leopard skin underwear beforehand.
Later, when Eddy and Kevin are trying to push the trailer to each other's side of the fence, the Kankers mention it feels like the vacation their mom took. Considering the things said about her character, it could give disturbing images.
Not as bad as you might think, since Lee did explicitly say that said vacation was a cruise.
It doesn't help that Rolf calls Jimmy "the confused and delicate one".
The episode where Eddy's mom is cleaning the house and he asks Ed to hide his magazines is one 11 minute long giant middle finger to the radar. At one point he says that his (older) brother gave him the magazines, at another he thinks Ed hid them in a sewer and Edd mentions that the damp would render them unreadable. Eddy's reply? "It's the PICTURES I'm worried about!"
Also, there was this:
Eddy: I'd tell you I love ya, Ed, but I ain't that kind of guy!
And let's not forget about this exchange:
Edd: I'm having a hard time ascertaining the clues from Ed's copious contaminants. A moment please, read a magazine or something.
Eddy: Read a magazine? I would if I knew where Ed hid em!
Edd: Oh, you READ those?
The sound effect that plays when Eddy says "viewing pleasure" counts as well.
And when Eddy says he's hiding his... "magazines" to Double D, he sounds a bit more discreet than you'd think he'd be, and Double D sure had one heck of a naughty face.
When Eddy says that Kevin wants the magazines for his own viewing pleasure, Eddy balls his fists and they shake, making odd squishing sounds.
In "Hand Me Down Ed", a mysterious boomerang causes some of the kids' personalities to change hilariously. When Ed holds it, it he becomes a TV Genius. When Eddy holds it, he becomes maternal. But when Double D holds it? He becomes a nudist and proceeds to do a strip-tease. note And true to the trope, the hat was the only thing that stayed on him at the end of the episode.
In "1 + 1 = Ed", Ed saws a circle into the sky and sees the Kanker sisters having a bubble bath. Afterwards, Eddy snickers and asks him this:
Eddy: Did you see anything?
There is a similar scene in "Quick Shot Ed" when Eddy and Kevin run into a house, where Jonny is seen bathing. Eddy, notices this and goes back to take a picture. Then Jonny says this to Plank:
Jonny: Do you think they saw anything, Plank?
There is another scene in "1 + 1 = Ed" where Eddy decides to take apart an old wardrobe to "learn what's inside". He finds a bra.
In "Rent-a-Ed" after breaking a pipe in Johnny's house while trying to fix it up the Eds decide to convert it into a sauna, Rolf really enjoys it when suddenly his towel blows off revealing he's not wearing anything underneath, everyone reacts in shock or disgust except for Jimmy who curiously says "Ooh!"
During Jimmy's dream sequence in the episode "The Eds Are Coming", Kevin was shirtless and waxed up.
Everything about the Kanker sisters' warped romantic pursuit of the Ed boys is pretty much what Moral Guardians would consider Black Comedy Rape (albeit a kids' show version of it). In "A Twist of Ed", it gets worse, especially when Lee sneaks into Eddy's shower to kiss him (despite both being clothed when it happens).
It doesn't help that Ed calls them "the matrons of makeout" in "Ed, Edd n Eddy's Hanky Panky Hullaballoo"...
In the episode "To Sir With Ed", Edd is seen reading book called "Birds, Bees, and Sweaty Palms".
Looking closely at one of the sticky notes on Edd's bathroom wall reveal the words "Don't touch yourself".
Edd: Yes, well, it's all fun and games, but merry-making nearly cost us this sextant. (beat) Eddy:Hehehehe...!... You catch that, Ed? (to Edd) Uh, what was it? I missed that. What's it called? Edd: It's called a sextant, an astronomical instrument used to— (Ed and Eddy muffle their laughter) Eddy: Again, sorry, I missed it. What's it called? Edd: It's commonly known as a sextant, Eddy— (Ed and Eddy both laugh loudly) Ed: SAY IT AGAIN, DOUBLE-D! (Edd thinks for a moment; cue Luminescent Blush)
Coming back to the Kanker Sisters, their name might be a nod to chancre sores (which is spelled pretty similar to canker sores, something noncontagious), which are a type of oral ulcer which appear very similar to genital herpes sores. In fact, genital herpes sores and chancre sores are related, in that they're from the same virus, and it is possible to give someone genital herpes if you have chancre sores in your mouth.
When this show was aired in the Netherlands, written instances of the Kankers' last name were replaced with their Dutch name (Zeur — meaning "nag"), seeing as "Kanker" is how the Dutch spell "Cancer". Given the penchant of Dutch people to incorporate diseases into their swearing, its rudeness is obvious.
Often when Eddy is in trouble with the Kanker sisters - especially when they drag him off to kiss him - you can hear him shout "I'm a minor, stop!"
From "Out With the Old, In With the Ed", when Edd is sent rolling down the stairs in order to talk to the Kankers about switching homerooms. Keep in mind that Edd lands on his back with his legs stretched out rather far.
May: "It's our boy toy, guys!"
Lee: "Check 'im out; he must be good at gymnastics!"
Marie: "Let's find out!"
From "To Sir with Ed", in which Ed was pretending to be a dog while at Edd's house. Keep in mind that we cannot see below Edd's waist in this shot.
Eddy: (on the phone with Edd) Why don't you guys come on over?
Edd: Gosh, Eddy, a tad late, don't you think? I mean, Ed was finally going to-(stops and shivers) Please let go of my leg, Ed...
Nazz says this gem of a line to Ed in "Boys Will Be Eds";
Nazz: Hiya big guy, are you gonna touch me with that ball?
When Ed wakes Eddy up early because he thinks it's a school day in "Cleanliness is Next to Edness", Eddy angrily throws him out of his bedroom. When Ed pops up at the window and complains, Eddy tapes one of his magazines to the window to keep him occupied. Ed's grin says it all...
You can also see Kevin has tissues and magazines in his own room in the episode "A Case of Ed".
This show has plenty of examples of [[Curse Cut Short]] moments, including...
In "No Speak Da Ed", Kevin is about to say something to Eddy before he is interrupted by Rolf:
Kevin: Get away from me Space Dork, or I'll shove these moon rocks right up your-
Eddy also has a similar line in the Halloween special (before he is interrupted by Edd)
Ed: No thanks are necessary.
Eddy: I'll thank you right up your-
In "Flea Bitten Ed", after Rolf's rabbits rapidly reproduce in the garage, Edd delivers this line:
Edd: Seems like Mr. and Mrs. Bunny have been practicing the multiplication table.
The scene where Rolf asks Edd for a new pencil in "A Fistful of Ed":
Rolf: [holding up a really tiny pencil] Head-in-sock Ed-Boy, Rolf requires your assistance. Might you have a spare writing stick? Rolf's has been reduced to that of the size of a baby's bazoo!
In the Valentine's Day special "Ed, Edd n Eddy's Hanky Panky Hullabaloo" Jonny says this gem of a line:
Jonny: Look, Plank! Jelly hearts for Valentine's Day! (begins to poke the jelly hearts, then Plank apparently says something) Holy cow, buddy, of course I washed my hands! Where do you think they've been?
What allowed Rolf to see the cupids in the same episode? Lemons.
In a deleted scene for the episode "Take This Ed and Shove It", when Eddy is in the future, he learns that he is married to Lee, Ed is married to May, and Edd is married to Marie. After he is informed that they honeymooned in the junkyard, Lee pushes a wheelbarrow full of babies to Eddy.
The cut sequences of "Take This Ed and Shove It" are the only deleted scenes shown to the public. They were shown at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2007.
In the season 6 episode "Look Before You Ed", Eddy cracks a little joke with Edd:
Eddy: What's winter without a snow job, eh, Sockhead? Get it? Snow? Job?
Edd: (smiles nervously) Yeah, well...that was clever...
"Snow job" is actually a slang term for conning someone.
Eddy flips off the Urban Rangers at the beginning of "An Ed in the Bush", obscured only by the fact that everyone on this show has Four-Fingered Hands.
This exchange happens in season 3's "Once Upon an Ed":
Edd: Pure fiction, Eddy! Your exaggerated tale could only be described as cockamamie!
For those of you who don't know, this basically means "Your mother's a prostitute," since, during World Wars I and II, some women did sleep with soldiers so they can have their boots (and some worst-case scenarios had women rob dead soldiers of their boots, so not only were the women that did this prostitutes, but also grave robbers). Though the "mother wears army boots" crack can also mean, "You're mom is a drag kingnote the Distaff Counterpart of a drag queen, dresses like a man, or is more of a man than your father."
Let's not forget about this scene from "Wish You Were Ed":
Eddy: Where'd you come from?
Ed: Blame my parents, Eddy.
In the Valentine's Day special "Ed, Edd n Eddy's Hanky Panky Hullabaloo", there is a scene that shows Lee and Marie huddled around an anatomy book, giggling constantly. Their dialogue hints at what they're looking at:
Lee: Hubba hubba!
Marie: Ooh la la!
In the episode "I Am a Curious Ed", Sarah and Jimmy try to learn where babies come from. After asking several people, Edd offers to explain to them, using bees as an example. Edd shows them several slides of bee production. But once he informs them that queen bees are capable of giving birth to thousands of bees a minute, he changes slides (the new slide is shown off screen). Sarah and Jimmy are disgusted (Jimmy exclaims, "Gross!").
Earlier in the episode, Sarah and Jimmy also asks Nazz and Kevin how babies are made. Nazz responds by giggling uncontrollably with a Luminescent Blush, and Kevin stammers as he nervously tries to come up with an answer.
In the season 5 episode "The Good, the Bad, and the Ed", after Eddy and Rolf strip down naked (a part of their duel for the "Hairy Chest of Resilience Badge"), Ed says "nudge nudge, wink wink"- which is an idiomatic phrase implying sexual innuendo.
Eddy and Rolf are forced to run through a bush, completely naked. After Eddy comes out, you see some branches and prickles tangled around his private area.
In the episode "High Heeled Ed", Ed (dressed up as an octopus) says this line:
Ed: I am an Ed-o-pus, because I'm Ed!
This is a reference to Oedipus (pronounced "Ed-oh-pus"), a character in Greek mythology who killed his father and had sex with his mother. So if you ever said "I am Ed-o-pus!" as a kid, that means the writers tricked you into saying "I want to commit murder and incest!"
Also in "Hand Me Down Ed", when the boomerang strikes Eddy, he becomes a mother. Then comes another classic example of Ed's inappropriate babble:
Edd: Eddy, motherly?
Ed: And he didn't even show!
In the same episode, Edd gets a hold of the boomerang, and begins to strip to Sexophone music in the background, not much unlike a stripper. If this isn't bad enough, he clings on to a pole.
In the episode "Robbin Ed", Eddy begins a costume change to confront Captain Melonhead (Jonny), and throws off his underwear, then a pair of fuzzy dice. Think about that for a second. What could someone with an inferiority complex possibly be using a pair of fuzzy dice for?
In "A Case Of Ed", Kevin is grounded to his room (for reasons unknown) and Eddy and Ed take advantage of this by annoying him without fear of retaliation from Kevin. One of the pranks Eddy pulls on Kevin is exposing his lower region to Kevin.
Ed: (giggling) Oh ho ho! I am turning into a werewolf Eddy!
There are several moments in "A Twist of Ed" (the episode where Ed and Edd try to romantically pursue the Kanker Sisters in order to stop their romantic pursuit of them once and for all). But one of the most memorable scenes is where the Kankers run away from Edd. They get in a closet, without knowing Ed was already in there. He makes a seemingly suggestive comment.
Ed: It's dark! Hahaha.
Lee attempts to call the police while Ed and Edd strikes back, which, yes, does confirm that the whole Kanker sisters/Eds schtick does focus on Black Comedy Rape (albeit a kids' show version of it).
Also, when Edd organizes the Kanker Sisters' bedroom, he calls it "our love nest", with considerable emphasis on the "our". The following Beat holds for an uncomfortably long time on his oddly seductive grin.
Not only that, but when the Kankers barge into their bedroom, Double D sits there, on their huge bed, looking very...seductive, and tells them that "love knows no bounds, turtledoves!"
This lovely scene in "This Won't Hurt an Ed":
Jonny: Me and Plank are next, nurse assistant Double D! (He pulls down his pants.)
Edd: (shocked) Good lord, Jonny! Make yourself decent, man!
This exchange in "High Heeled Ed":
Eddy: Great. We're stuck here with two girls and a Jimmy. This calls for a change of plans, Double D. We need to find our more sensitive side.
Ed: I found my sensitive side, 'cause it has a rash.
Edd: [disgusted] Thank you for sharing that with us, Ed.
Eddy also says this in the episode "Ed Overboard":
Eddy: I'd swear, but standards won't let me.
This happens in "Who, What, Where, Ed":
Ed: Where do eggs come from, Rolf?
Rolf: [picking up a chicken] Let me show you exactly where the egg comes from–
In the episode "Too Smart For His Own Ed", there is a sign that warns students to not put their jock straps in the sink.
In 'May I Have This Ed', when Nazz reaches into the pile of boys and pulls out Double D, her hand is in Eddy's crotch. Eddy's eyes pop open appropriately.
From the same episode, Lee asks Marie if she's going to "...let that hussy steal your man?", referring to Nazz dancing with Double D. A "hussy" is a sexually promiscuous or forward woman (it's not used much these days, but it's probably the only G-rated option Cartoon Network could use).
Jimmy yells this to Eddy in "A Fistful of Ed":
Jimmy: I HOPE YOU'RE WEARING A CUP, BECAUSE YOU'RE CREME BRULEE, MISTER!
This exchange occurs in "Nagged to Ed":
Edd: Please refrain from touching me when I'm eating. Thank you.
Marie: I'll touch whenever I want, buddy boy!
In the episode "Dear Ed", Jonny tries to make a new friend: Bob the Traffic Cone. While Jonny is playing table tennis with him, Bob throws several insults at Jonny. Then Bob apparently says a "Yo Mama" joke to Jonny:
Jonny: My mama WHAT?
In "Quick Shot Ed", while the Eds are browsing through Eddy's attic, Edd finds a magazine that slowly opens up a centerfold. Edd looks at it and makes a naughty face... though later it's revealed it's just a picture of a Praying Mantis.
Edd: Perfect specimen!
We also got this from "Who, What, Where, Ed":
Eddy: [dressed in a pimp-like tuxedo] I'm doing a survey and... Lee: Our mom's not home.
To be fair, that's a pretty standard response for a kid to give if someone is at the door that they don't know, so YMMV if that was on the Radar or not. But then again, in the very first episode with them, we learn that the Kanker sisters have different fathers (whether legitimatelynote their mother married and divorced three men or notnote their mother slept around).
When describing Eddy's ill conceived plan to use carpet shag as armpit hair in "Pain in the Ed", Double D remarks that it's a poor way to "achieve virility." The concept of virility is not just tied to manliness, but also to sexual prowess/potency.