Trivia / Ed, Edd n Eddy

General Tropes:

  • Actor Allusion: Everywhere in the Latin American dub.
    • In separate ocassions, Edd either has Pepeto as his middle name or a cousin with the same name. His voice actor, José Antonio Macías, has "Pepeto" as one of his nicknames.
    • Similarly, Ed once says his middle name is Ramírez Santiago. His voice actor is Luis Daniel Ramírez.
    • In the end of "For Your Ed Only", Edd says that "Team Eds is blasting off again". José Antonio Macías also voiced James.
    • In "Run Ed Run", Ed accidentally says one of Numbuh 2's lines, while in "A Pinch to Grow an Ed" he expresses his wish to dub Spiderman. Luis Daniel Ramírez also voiced Numbuh 2 and Spiderman.
    • In episodes "Once Upon an Ed" and "One Size Fits Ed," the country of Japan is referenced. The Ocean Group, who are behind the voice-acting for this cartoon, are well-known for their English dubbing of Japanese anime.
  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!: Double D's "Messy, messy, messy" line is considered his catchphrase, but it was only spoken in a handful of episodes in the series.
  • Children Voicing Children: Keenan Christensen (Jimmy) was 14 when the show first premiered.
  • Creator's Favorite: Rolf is Danny Antonucci's favorite character. Also an Author Avatar, since Rolf's backstory and different traditions are loosely based on Antonucci himself and his relatives (Antonucci is part of an Italian immigrant family).
  • Creator's Favorite Episode:
    • Danny Antonucci's favorite episode to make was Ed, Edd n' Eddy's Boo Haw Haw.
    • Ironically, the controversial episode, If It Smells Like an Ed, is another of his favorite episodes.
  • Cross Dressing Voice:
    • Averted with all the characters except for Kevin, who's voiced by Kathleen Barr, the same actress who voice Marie Kanker—this is rather ironic, given that Kevin's generally the toughest and most masculine out of all the male characters.
    • Jonny's voiced by a woman in both the Italian dub and the Mexican-Spanish dub of the show.
    • Jimmy's voiced by a woman in the French dub.
  • Defictionalization: More than a few cosplayers have recreated the Fad Freak costume from "Its Way Ed".
  • Dub Name Change:
    • In Sweden, Rolf is a fairly common name, so in the dub his name was changed to "Reinar" in order to sound more foreign-ish. Nazz's name was changed to Tess, presumably to make it easier to come off the tongue.
    • In Brazil, the name and nickname of the three characters were changed in accordance with the portuguese counterpart to "Edward." Ed was renamed "Du," Edd/Double-D was renamed "Dudu," and Eddy was renamed "Edu." It should be noted this resulted in Aerith and Bob, since every other character retained their original name.
    • In Latin America, the Kanker sisters become the Cruel Sisters.
    • In Italy, Jonny is named Jonnino and the Kanker sisters are named Panzer sisters.
    • In France, Nazz is named Jazz. The Kankers are named Ulsoeurs sisters.
  • Executive Meddling
    • Came dangerously close before actual production started. Danny Antonucci first pitched the show to Nickelodeon, but their first demand was that he relinquish all creative control.
    • The show's transition to digital ink and paint during the fifth season came at the behest of Danny Antonucci, who wanted to keep using cels to maintain the "old school" cartoon look. By that point, cels simply weren't cost-effective.
  • I Knew It!: Some fans accurately guessed that Eddy's Brother would both appear in the movie and be the antagonist.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: "May I Have This Ed?" and "Look Before You Ed", the only episodes made for the show's sixth season before Danny Antonucci decided to scrap the remainder of it for the movie, aren't available on iTunes or any other digital service.
  • No Export for You: Surprisingly, this Canadian series didn't air in Canada during its production. AKA Cartoon Inc. did have satellite TV to watch episodes, though.
  • Official Fan-Submitted Content: The plot of "Here's Mud In Your Ed" was inspired by the creator of a popular Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy fan site.
  • The Other Darrin: During the first season, Nazz was first voiced by Tabitha St. Germain. However, when Tabitha was unavailable to continue recording the show, it was decided that someone already within the cast would take over on the character. Erin Fitzgerald, the voice of May Kanker since the beginning of the show, was intended to take over on Nazz. But since she had just moved to the United States, the part went temporarily to Jenn Forgie. However, series creator Danny Antonucci was so much loved by Erin's performance on the roles, that she flew back to Canada for the rest of the series.
  • The Red Stapler: Some fans developed a taste for Jawbreakers after seeing the candy act as a Macguffin on the show. Ironically, Danny Antonucci hates Jawbreakers and only used them for their comical size.
  • Screwed by the Network/Short Run in Peru: The Movie didn't air in the United States for months...long after Australia, all three Scandinavian countries, and parts of Asia got their hands on it.
  • Shrug of God: One Word of God says that Double D just has blond hair (though he was lying about that one) while the majority are neutral.
  • Talking to Himself:
    • Nazz and May, Kevin and Marie, Sarah and Lee, respectively.
    • Ed and Eddy in the Swedish dub. Then it's talking to herself with the case of Kevin, Nazz and Lee in the same dub.
  • Throw It In!:
    • Averted. According to Matt Hill (Ed's voice actor), Antonucci was very strict on not having the actors ad-libbing any lines during recording, and would often demand well over fifty takes before he got exactly the inflection he wanted. Ed's random comments? All in the original script.
    • In the Brazilian dub, Ed has some catchphrases he does not have in the original dub, such as "I like chicken with okra", "it didn't even hurt" and "cutie".
  • Unintentional Period Piece: Zig-zagged. While it's obvious that the show had elements that either were no longer seen in society (or were seen in a considerably lessened occurrence) or some viewers had never heard of, such as records, VCRs, the lack of any video game consoles, children spending most of their time outside and even Patric Caird's brilliant score for the show has a 50s/60s-ish vibe to it, the actual time frame of the show was intentionally left ambiguous. This way, viewers of all generations can enjoy it without being alienated by any overt and outdated references they may not get.
  • Urban Legends:
    • In 2001, a rumor about an Missing Episode known only as "The Scarecrow Boy Episode" surfaced. The story is that Sarah puts on a play - her own version of The Wizard of Oz - casting herself as Dorothy, Jimmy as the Tin Man, Eddy as the Cowardly Lion (apparently he was also tied to a chair the whole time because he kept trying to walk out on Sarah), Ed as the Scarecrow, and Double D as the director. Sarah became outraged with Ed continuously blowing his lines, and ended up kicking and locking him out of the house (while still in costume); when Kevin and other kids in the cul-de-sac see Ed roaming around, they keep calling him "Scarecrow Boy", which somehow causes Ed to grow stiffer and stiffer each time he heard the name. Eventually, the episode ends with Plank nestled into the ground, and Ed standing on top with his arms straight out, as if he has become a real scarecrow. There is absolutely no evidence whatsoever that remotely proves such an episode exists, though many fans swear to have seen it, and that it only aired once.
    • The infamous "Special Ed" episode. There's no concrete proof it exists or even what it could have been about if it was planned at one point. It was supposedly scrapped for being "too real". Many fans take this to mean it was about Ed's Ambiguous Disorder.
    • There's an ongoing rumor about an early MTV pilot called 3 Men. It featured three adult men in their early twenties and is considered the prototype for Ed, Edd, 'N' Eddy. There however isn't any proof that this supposed pilot ever actually existed.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • A comment by one of the show's storyboarders says there was an unused campfire scene in The Movie that would have divulged on the characters' Hidden Depths.
  • There are four other unmade episodes that are known: 'A Room and a Ed' in which Sarah and Jimmy evict Ed out while Ed and Sarah's parents are away so Sarah can have the house to herself, causing Eddy to swing into action, completely fed up with Sarah's brattiness. 'Luck be an Ed Tonight' in which Ed's horoscope tells him he'll have a lucky day, which leads Eddy to milk it for all it's worth. 'The Amazing Ed' a talent show episode, little is known beyond that. And an unnamed episode in which Eddy attempts to start his own religion, canned by Cartoon Network because they knew it would have sparked a huge controversy.
  • It's hard to believe, but this show was originally pitched to Nickelodeon as a Nicktoon. While Nickelodeon has a lot of radar-dodging shows, they don't go as far with it as Cartoon Network does (possibly because they don't want another The Ren & Stimpy Show on their hands). Even when pitching it, Antonucci knew that if Nickelodeon accepted the show, a lot would have to be changed for content and was proven right when their first demand was complete creative control.
  • The Wiki Rule: Here you go.
  • Word of God: Danny Antonucci claims that the show was created on a dare from one of his colleagues. He apparently bet Antonucci, who at that point was known for vulgar, off-the-wall TV commercials, station I. D.s and shorts geared towards adults, that he couldn't make a show for children (this being after years of Danny trying and failing to pitch animated shows for adults). It's safe to assume that Danny won.
  • Writer Conflicts With Canon: Word of God is that Plank is a normal piece of wood. This doesn't explain the things he does on his own.
  • Write Who You Know: All the characters are based on either facets of creator Danny Antonucci's personality, family members, or people he knew growing up. The Eds were all aspects of his personalitynote , Jimmy was based on a cousin, Jonny was based on a loner friend who spent time with a blanket, Rolf was based on his experiences as an immigrant, and the Kankers were based on a group of girls who harassed him in 8th grade. He probably (hopefully) didn't know anyone exactly like Eddy's Brother.


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