Recap / Ed Eddn Eddy S 4 E 1 If It Smells Like An Ed
September 27, 2002Part One
It's Friendship Day in the Cul-de-Sac. To celebrate, Jimmy, Sarah, Jonny, Plank, and Rolf have constructed a large heart as the center of the festivities. Kevin and Nazz come out to see and the latter enthralled by the idea. Despite some initial reluctance by the ever-bitter Kevin, he joins in on the festivities along with the others. After they sing a song, it is cut off due to Jonny bumping into Edd who had just arrived. Eddy and Ed then arrive with the former taking a jujube from Rolf and the latter being fascinated by the big red heart. Kevin is upset that the Eds showed up.
However the Eds aren't really up to anything. Eddy and Ed have a look at the heart and both of them note a description of the heart in their own opinion. Edd notes the heart is a wonderful addition to the Cul-de-Sac and Jimmy asks him if the heart is not precious. Jimmy then tells Eddy to stop being grumpy as it is Friendship Day. He tells Eddy to reach out and touch someone. Eddy then sarcastically says "Whatever you say, friend!" before he gives Jimmy a massive wedgie.
All the other kids (with the exception of Sarah) then laugh away at Jimmy's humiliation, causing him to break down in tears. The laughter is quickly quelled when Sarah angrily yells at Ed for laughing at Jimmy's misfortune and this causes the Eds to run away due to Ed's fear of Sarah telling on his mom.
Strange crimes then start to take light on Friendship Day. First, the paintbrush that Sarah used to paint the heart is missing and she instantly blames Ed (which is odd since there was no likely or obvious proof that he did it). She grabs Ed and demands the paintbrush back, but Ed does not know what she is talking about. Eddy then makes Sarah drop Ed and tells her that Ed did not take her paintbrush. Then, Jonny painfully discovers that Plank's mouth had been wiped off. A stained rag is found in Edd's pocket and, despite his pleas of innocence and his known history of being a straight-shooter, he is implicated due to the evidence. Just when things can't seem to get worse, the heart at the center had been pierced by a hockey stick, one that, upon further inspection by Kevin, has Eddy's name written on it. Kevin asks why his name is on the stick, but Eddy does not believe he put that hockey stick there regardless that his name is on it. Eddy says to Kevin he may have done the pranks due to him hating the Eds, but due to how the kids see the events that had occurred they do not support or believe anything the Eds say even when they try to tell them they didn't do any of the pranks that had just occurred. Disgusted and angry, the others leave.
Eddy is angered by the accusations and rounds up his friends. They decide that in order to get their credibility back, they have to find the real culprit responsible and clear their names. After running through a list of possible suspects, all of which are discovered to have a personal grudge against them, they decide to try a different approach. A red footprint is found at the scene by Ed and he deduces to his friends that the perpetrator must have left this footprint behind. The Eds then take the cement segment off of the sidewalk and take it with them. They then try to match the footprint to their suspects, stealthily examining each one, to no success. Kevin, Sarah and Nazz are found innocent due to their feet not matching the footprint of the supposed culprit. The Eds run into a suspicious looking Rolf near the lane, who manages to evade the Eds before they could investigate his shoe size.
Their last stop is Jimmy's house. They break into his garage to find him practicing hockey. Eddy instantly declares Jimmy as the rat. However, Jimmy begins crying and tells them that his father makes him practice hockey and that he would never frame them. Seeing as his story checks out as well as the fact that his foot size doesn't match with the footprint, the Eds leave after Ed drops the piece of sidewalk on his feet. Ed then breaks the fourth wall and says to Edd that he will have all the feeling back in his feet after a commercial break and the Eds continue their search, unaware that there is someone that they forgot to check.Part Two
The Eds are still hot on the case in an effort to prove to the rest of the kids that it wasn't them who sabotaged Friendship Day. They soon notice an ominous trail of jujubes. After following it into an alleyway, they discover a jujube covered Jonny. A sign says "Giant Jonny Chew" and it appears to be a sadistic scam created by the same person who framed them (due to the identical red footprint on Plank's back). The Eds take the time to match-up Jonny's shoe to the red footprint template, but find that there is no match on his foot either. It finally looks like they're getting somewhere until the rest of the kids arrive at the scene & jump to the conclusion that the Eds had tied and gagged Jonny as part of a scam. The Eds try to explain that Jonny was already like this when they found him, and that they have evidence of their innocence (Rolf at this point is shown slyly listening in to the conversation behind a fence). The kids don't believe them and Kevin and Sarah are so angered by all of this that they decide to inflict violence on the Eds as punishment. The kids then chase them into the forest, but then Kevin sees Rolf and asks if he can help the kids beat up the Eds. However Rolf explains that he is busy eating jujubes while he has his mouth full of jujubes and Kevin tells him those are going to rot his teeth before going back to chasing the Eds. The Eds stealthily hide in a bush to give them enough time to lose the kids for a while. The Eds discover a trail of jujubes, and follow them.
The real culprit can't be too far ahead, so while the other kids angrily search for them, the Eds high tail it through the forest to catch the saboteur. The trail of jujubes eventually leads them to an old shed. Upon seeing this, the kids are soon converging upon their position, so they head inside. Posing as a cow to trick the kids when they look through the window of the shed, they buy themselves a little time. However, a shadowy figure looms in front of them. Edd figures that is the culprit. Ed greets the figure as Rolf due to the silhouette.
As Eddy angrily begins yelling at Rolf, Rolf's shadow slowly becomes three shadows. As it turns out, it wasn't Rolf and, unfortunately for the Eds, they are staring face-to-face with the Kanker sisters, who had been waiting for them. They attempt to leave the shed, but are discovered by the kids. They are now trapped completely with almost no way out of either situation as they will have to face the wrath of one of the groups. The Eds have to make a difficult decision on what they should do next. They choose to surrender to the kids instead of facing the Kankers.
Later the Eds are shown sellotaped to a fence in the lane. The kids have shown mercy and had decided to punish the Eds by throwing fruit at them rather than beating them up. As they all leave, satisfied, Jimmy stays behind after Rolf requests that he provide him with another tray of jujubes. The Eds see the transaction and ask where he got those Jujubes. Jimmy hides them claiming he doesn't know what they're talking about. Edd then notices a paint spattered boot in Jimmy's back pocket. The Eds realize that it was Jimmy who was the culprit! Jimmy comes clean and confesses to the crime. He reveals that it was him who had framed them all for revenge. Eddy demands what did they do to Jimmy to make him want to get revenge on them and Jimmy angrily tells him he ruined a good pair of underpants. This makes Edd and Ed realize Jimmy is referring to the wedgie that Eddy did to him earlier on Friendship Day. Ed laughs due to the mentioning of this, but Jimmy yells at him to be quiet as he felt so angry and hurt when Eddy wedgied him and everyone laughed at him shortly after.
Jimmy reveals everything he did . He claims that Eddy's wedgie and everyone's laughter at his misfortune had pushed him over the edge. He explains that he wanted revenge against them for that, so he came up with a brilliant plan as his revenge. He explains his entire involvement with ruining his own friendship day, leaving the jujubes and a fake footprint as fake evidence to keep the Eds off his trail, baiting and trapping Jonny with a acorn to get the Eds in even more trouble and even making a reluctant alliance with the Kankers just for his final revenge. At this point, he states he has to fulfill the promise he made. He then snaps his fingers which causes the Kankers to show up at the last minute to claim their prize, as Jimmy had promised. The Eds scream with terror as their section of the lane fence is ripped off and dragged away with them by the Kankers.
As Jimmy walks away taunting the Eds at his victory, he slips on a stray banana peel, injuring himself. Jimmy then yells out to Sarah for help
"If It Smells Like An Ed." contains examples of (YMMV goes here):
- Berserk Button: Jimmy has taken a lot of crap from the Eds, but having all of his friends laughing at him is what pushes him over the edge.
- Crocodile Tears: Jimmy sheds theses when the Eds barge into his garage and catch him with a hockey stick.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Although Jimmy was pushed too far, framing all three Eds seems too disproportionate. Also, see Revenge below.
- Distracted by the Sexy: The Eds use a poster of Nazz in a bikini to distract Kevin while they compare his foot to the footprint.
- Dude, Not Funny!: An In-Universe one happens when Sarah is the only one not laughing along with the kids when Jimmy gets a wedgie. She even goes as far as to call Ed out and say she'll tell their mother.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Even though Jimmy plotted against the Eds, he seemed genuinely concerned when Ed dropped the heavy block of concrete on his feet.
- Hypocrite: In "Boys Will Be Eds", Nazz calls out the boys for laughing at Jimmy's misfortune, but here, she was among the ones who were laughing at Jimmy getting a wedgie.
- The rest of the kids, too (bar Sarah). They get all indignant and defensive towards Jimmy when he claims the Eds "made [him] cry." Where was all this indignation back when Eddy gave Jimmy that wedgie?
- Karma Houdini:
- Although Eddy was the only one who deserved the punishment, Jimmy gets away with what he did to Ed and Edd.
- Eddy was the cause of Jimmy's humiliation. Ed and Edd were also laughing at Jimmy and get punished for it... except that all the kids (except Sarah) were laughing at Jimmy but they get away with it.
- Karma Houdini Warranty: Jimmy gets a minor punishment at the end by slipping on a banana peel (granted that's likely a severe casualty for him).
- Minor Injury Overreaction: Jimmy begins bawling like a baby when he slips on a Banana Peel.
- Never My Fault: When the kids notice that a paintbrush is missing, Sarah quickly blames Ed for stealing it.
- The Eds (except for Edd) can qualify as well at the end. While it was wrong for Jimmy to frame all three Eds for Eddy’s actions, Eddy doesn’t admit that what did to Jimmy was wrong. Even Ed claimed the wedgee Eddy gave Jimmy was funny. Edd, however, makes no comment. After Jimmy explains his actions, Eddy just blows it off, plays the victim, and angrily demands to be let free. Is it any wonder Jimmy callously allowed the Eds to be raped by the Kankers?
- Red Herring: Rolf. The Kankers near the end at first seems to be the true culprits, until The Reveal happens after the Eds' Humiliation Conga.
- Revenge: Jimmy frames all three Eds, gets them humiliated, and captured by the Kankers in retaliation of a wedgie Eddy gave him.
- Sadistic Choice: Near the end of the episode, the Eds are faced to either endure the wrath of the neighborhood kids or the Kankers. They choose turning themselves in to the kids.
- Selective Obliviousness: The kids do this when they find the Eds next to a tied-up Jonny with jujubes stuck to his body. When the Eds try to explain themselves, the kids ignore their explanations, deem the Eds guilty of what they did to Jonny despite not having any evidence, and eventually capture the Eds and have them glued to the fence while pelting them with fruits.
- Shoot the Shaggy Dog: The Eds spends a bulk of the episode trying to clear their names, instead they are further led to false clues, antagonized by the neighborhood kids to a point they formed an angry mob to punish them and did not know who the culprit was after undergoing a Humiliation Conga before being sold out to the Kankers for further torment.
- Temporarily a Villain: Jimmy. It's justified towards Eddy at least, but the other Eds are innocent.
- Took a Level in Badass: Chessmaster skills was not expected from a character like Jimmy.
- Unexplained Recovery: It isn't explained how Ed recovered from the sidewalk being dropped on his feet.