Recap / Ed Edd N Eddy S 2 E 20 Shoo Ed

After witnessing Jonny 2x4 annoying Kevin, the Eds decide to hire him to be a pest to the other kids and earn money to get rid of him.


  • Americans Hate Tingle: invoked. Edd provides the page quote in regards to Rolf's fondness for Jonny. In this case, though, it's more a case of Germans Love David Hasselhoff.
  • Big Word Shout: "YEE-HAW!!!"
  • Brick Joke: At the beginning of the cartoon, Eddy demands a quarter for keeping Jonny out of Kevin's hair, while Kevin only wants to pay a nickel. At the end of the cartoon, Eddy and Jonny are bargaining, with Jonny wanting a quarter to let the Eds out of the box they're stuck in while Eddy stalwartly wants to give him just a nickel, with Jonny raising his price and riling up the animals the Eds are stuck with every time Eddy refuses.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Jonny, even moreso than usual.
    "I'm the bike pixie! Catch me if you can!"
  • Constantly Curious: Eddy inspires Jonny to do this ("People really like it when you say 'why?' all the time!"), and we later see Jonny inflicting this on Sarah and Jimmy.
    Sarah: Jonny, get out of our bird house!
    Jonny: Why?
    Jonny: Why?
    Sarah: 'Cause you're bugging us!
    Jonny: Why?
    Sarah: 'Cause you're stupid!
    Jonny: (beat) Why?
  • Gone Horribly Right: Eddy's scheme to turn Johnny into the most annoying kid in town ends up working too well, when the episode ends with him begging Johnny to get him out of Rolf's stuffed barn for a nickel and Johnny keeps driving the price up by making his gross-knuckle cracking noise over and over, causing Rolf's animals to keep rioting.
  • Hell Is That Noise: In-Universe. Jonny cracking his knuckles (and, later, his other body parts) is depicted as the single most sickening noise in the universe.
  • Jerkass Ball: Jonny towards the end, when the Eds are locked in the cage and crushed by the animals. Jonny decides to extort them and his initial offer is a quarter, even if Eddy is only willing to pay a nickel to get out of the cage. Eddy insists for a nickel, but Jonny keeps raising the price by a quarter each time.
  • Knuckle Cracking: Jonny does a particularly loud one that scares Rolf's animals.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Ed being harassed and annoyed by Jonny's Cloudcuckoolander antics, particularly when Jonny is goofing around. In any other episode, he would just be happy to play with Jonny.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!:
    • Kevin, having to put up with Jonny near the start of the episode.
    Kevin: Chill, and hang with me. OVER THERE!!
    • Eddy also does it when he's trying to make Jonny into a pest.
    Eddy: Johnny! People really like it when you SAY WHY ALL THE TIME!!
  • You Need a Breath Mint: To make Jonny extra annoying, Edd feeds him a whole tin of anchovy paste.