Trivia / Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy

General Tropes:

  • 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.
    • If It Smells Like an Ed is another of his favorite episodes. Some fans, however, don't share the same love for it.
  • Cross Dressing Voice:
    • Averted with all the characters except for Kevin, who's voiced by Kathleen Barr (who also voices Marie Kanker)—ironic, given that he's usually the toughest and most masculine out of all the male characters on the show.
    • Jonny is voiced by a female in the Mexican Spanish dub.
    • Jonny is voiced by a female in the Italian dub as well (and for some reason he's called "Jonnino").
    • Jimmy is voiced by a female in the French dub.
  • 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.
  • Executive Meddling: The Movie aired in Asia and parts of Europe months before it did in the US, for reasons unknown. Actual meddling, but it dodges a bullet. Danny Antonucci pitched Ed, Edd n Eddy to Nickelodeon, but they wouldn't give him the creative control over it, similar to Adventure Time, The Proud Family and The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack. One has to wonder what the show would've been like if it were made for Nickelodeon instead of Cartoon Network.
  • I Knew It: Some fans accurately guessed that Eddy's Brother would 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.
  • Missing Episode: Three. "Special Ed", which was finished but never aired due to (depending on who you ask) being either too surreal or "too real" for television. Not much else is known about it other than the fact that it might of been A Day in the Limelight for Ed, and may have even been an explanation of why Ed is the way he is, hence the "too real" explanation. The other two, "Luck Be an Ed Tonight" and "A Room and an Ed" may have never even left the planning stages.
  • 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 Red Stapler: Some fans developed a taste for Jawbreakers after seeing the candy act as a Macguffin on the show.
  • 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 Herself:
    • 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. Ed's random comments? All in the original script.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • An episode called "Special Ed" was slated to air, but was scrapped for being "too real." No one knows what Antonucci means by that, but that won't stop fans from guessing. Rumors state it was going to be A Day in the Limelight for Ed. note 
    • There are three 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), and Antonucci knew that if Nickelodeon accepted the show, a lot would have to be changed for content/demographic appeal/general Executive Meddling reasons.
  • The Wiki Rule: Here you go.
  • 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 7th grade. He probably (hopefully) didn't know anyone exactly like Eddy's Brother.

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