Recap / Ed Eddn Eddy S 1 E 2 Naggedto Ed

Ed, Edd N Eddy, sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G...
—The Kankers when the Eds first encounter them in the forest.

Nagged to Ed is the second episode of the Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy cartoon series, first aired in 1999.

The episode begins with the Eddy and Ed departing with Double D into the forest for DD's bug experiments, only to have a haunting encounter with the newly arrived neighbors, the Kanker Sisters, May, Lee and Marie, who all have crushes on them. They awaken in their trailer, where the sisters are unusually hospitable to them. Double D is rightfully fearful of the sisters, but Eddy is more than eager to be right at home with them. The Eds are swooned by their cooking, but apathy to the Kanker's advancements result in three women scorned, as the Kankers force the Eds to do their house chores. Naturally, Hilarity Ensues as they fail miserably at their tasks.

This is also the first episode where Eddy mentions his brother, albeit in an off-hand comment that the trailer park looks like a postcard he sent to him once.


Tropes:

  • Abhorrent Admirer: The Kankers.
  • Distaff Counterpart: The Kankers to the Eds.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: The first of many, many examples the series had of the controversial Kankers. While they're by no means sympathetic characters, a gender-swapped version of their relationship to the Eds would be horrifying.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: In their first appearance, the Kankers are depicted a bit more sympathetically, and there are hints dropped that their bad attitudes are the result of personal trauma. Later episodes would depict them as outright bullies with no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
  • Freudian Excuse: It's heavily implied that their mother blowing through three husbands and spending their adolescence impoverished is what lead to the Kankers' abusive attitudes, and it's easy to make the connection that this is why the only way they know how to show affection is by literally hunting for husbands. This is why they get offended when the Eds don't immediately want to be their husbands after the sisters kidnap them and make them food.
  • Medium Blending: "Fishbowl 2" on the TV is done via live action fish puppets on strings.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: Outside of the voices, the only glimpse we get of the Kankers in their first appearance is their eyes, and then a brief silhouette rear-shot of then.
  • Shaggy Dog Story: The episode seems like it's going to end like this—only for the Kankers to introduce junior dolls of the trio.
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