Western Animation: Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show
Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show
Eddy: "Everyone loves us! We're finally in, baby!"
Ed: "Let's sing a song!"''
is a hybrid The Movie
to Ed, Edd n Eddy
, one of Cartoon Network
's longest-running shows.
The basic plot of the film is simple—Ed, Edd, and Eddy flee the neighborhood after their latest money-making scheme flies horribly off the rails, wrecks the neighborhood and maims most of the supporting cast. The three seek refuge at the home of Eddy's ever-elusive brother, but are hindered by the fact that they have no idea where it is, and as a result spend most of the movie aimlessly wandering. Pursuing them are their victims—Kevin, Nazz, Rolf and Jonny—and pursuing them
are the Eds' Abhorrent Admirer
s, the Kanker Sisters, irked by the idea of anyone pummeling their "boyfriends" but them
.Spoilers are unmarked.
Ed Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show contains examples of:
- A Lighter Shade of Black: Everybody in the cast at worst ends as Jerk with a Heart of Gold. Eddy's Brother is a Jerk with a Heart of Jerk, beating up his own brother for kicks.
- Amusing Injuries: Averted. Unlike most of the other injuries sustained during the show, they don't go away in this movie, which is a bit disturbing.
- Body Horror: That's right. You see Rolf looking like an angry wolf took bites out of his body for the whole show.
- Anti-Villain: Kankers this time are a Type I - they seem concerned about the Eds for once and try to help them (see Pet the Dog below). Eddy is revealed to be a Type II.
- Armor-Piercing Slap: Nazz does this to Kevin in a scene where they are at the campfire.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Ed defeating Eddy's brother by Newton's First and Third Laws.
- Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: The Eds, but especially Edd and Eddy.
- Ed and Sarah, although the scene was in the background.
- Audience? What Audience?: Jonny at the end of the movie. Which is weird, considering his Companion Cube Plank has Medium Awareness.
- Bait the Dog: When he first appears, Eddy's Brother seems to be everything Eddy said: The Ace who is kind and willing to protect him. Then he asks to play "Uncle" and everything goes to Hell from there.
- Berserk Button: The Kankers come to realize the Eds' unpopularity in this episode. As the cul-de-sac kids and later Eddy's brother find out, they don't take kindly to it...
- Beware the Nice Ones: Edd and Nazz. Edd snaps at Eddy and Ed for their quicksand pranks and decides to abandon them, until Eddy breaks down crying and apologizing, with which Edd is moved by and rejoins them. Nazz destroys Kevin's bike because Kevin cared more about it than her.
- Big Bad: Though it's his only appearance, Eddy's Brother is the closest thing to one when we find out what he's been doing to Eddy all this time.
- Bigger Bad: For the rest of the series beforehand, given how he's mentioned all the time but never appears until now.
- Black and Gray Morality: The parties involved are, in order of appearance: a trio of con men running away to avoid being lynched for their latest scam, the kids who want to beat up/kill the aforementioned con men, three bullies/molesters trying to stop the kids and a sociopath beating his own younger brother for kicks.
- Body Horror: Eddy's brother playing "uncle" with Eddy involves him twisting Eddy's leg to the point of extreme pain. Cartoon Physics or not, that is extremely painful to watch.
- The injuries the Eds inflicted on the townskids are comically over-the-top, but there's something disconcerting about the fact that, unlike most cartoon injuries, they don't comically snap-back when they're done being relevant—so Johnny, for example, spends a chunk of the movie with a bear trap on his head.
- Break the Cutie/Haughty: Every character gets this, but Eddy deserves special mention for the latter trope.
Eddy: FINE! GO HOME! I don't blame ya!! Because everything WAS my fault! (beat, then cue sobbing) Yeah, you heard me! A foul-up wannabe loser! (cries some more and Double D consoles him)
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: It'd hardly be an Ed, Edd n Eddy movie without it, but in order to lend some weight to the proceedings they're used sparingly—at the beginning, the Eds find a glass case in Eddy's brother's room marked "In Case of Movie Break Glass"; and at the end Edd gives the exact number of episodes it took to get accepted by the other cul-de-sac residents. There's also the instance of Jonny finding out that he has no time left in the movie to enact his revenge in The Stinger.
- Captain Obvious: When Eddy's Brother starts throwing Eddy against his trailer, enough to make it tip over.
- Car Chase: ...Only the car isn't turned on or even moving under its own power. Ed's the one doing the "driving" by smashing his feet through the floor of the car, grabbing the sides and running full tilt.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Eddy's brother has been occasionally mentioned in spite having no real relevance to the plot, except for a few moments. But in the Movie, it appears as he's responsible for Eddy's entire character of being a greedy, narcissistic Jerkass, what with the way he brutally abuses Eddy in one of the most serious forms of Slapstick in the entire series.
- Child Hater: Heavily implied with Eddy's brother. Especially when you consider the Fridge Horror of why he works/lives in an amusement park, implying that he seems to get a genuine kick out of torturing children.
- Continuity Porn: The sequence where the Ed's deduce the location of Eddy's Brother. It starts with Double D referencing his involvement in the plots of "Fool on the Ed" note , "Honor Thy Ed" note , and "O-Ed Eleven note to deduce his nature as a prankster. Upon Ed making the connection to the Lemon Brook Gag Factory, Eddy mutters under his breath about how they're a "...buncha mascot-hatin', lemon-suckin'-", clearly not over his fate in "Tight End Ed".
- Contrived Coincidence: The whole climax. The Eds find Eddy's brother trailer by sheer accident, accidentally stumbling upon an amusement park that he just happens to work/live in. The Kankers arrive at exactly the right time so everyone sans Jonny can see the Eddy's brother in his full glory. Jonny arrives a minute too late and gets beaten by the other kids.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Ed knocks Eddy's bro out with one hit by a door.
- Curse Cut Short: This example:
Edd: Sometimes karma can be a real mean—
Ed: Shut your mouth!
- Darker and Edgier: It's much darker than the series. This is the first time in the entire series that things like the crappy way the Eds (and by extension, the entire cul-de-sac) treat each other, all of the Amusing Injuries, and Eddy's blatant inferiority complex and unstable personality are both addressed and taken completely seriously.
- Death Glare/Slasher Smile: Eddy's brother gives a pants-shittingly terrifying one to Edd.
- Deconstruction: The Movie shows some of the characters in a more complex light. For example, Eddy is probably the most flawed character in the series, having an inferiority complex caused by his brother. Overall the movie plays things a bit more realistically than the rest of the series, though the film also puts a lot of emphasis on comedy and the relations between the characters.
- The Movie also deconstructs the Amusing Injuries trope. First it's deconstructed with the injuries all the kids had, which were horrifying, and rightly so. Second, with Eddy's brother's beatings on Eddy having resulted in his inferiority complex and jerkassery. It wasn't rare for the cul-de-sac kids to pick on the Eds, but they were the same age and had more or less comparable chances. Eddy's brother is definitely older and physically stronger than Eddy. The cruel way he beats him up just because he asked for protection from the enraged neighborhood kids revolts even Sarah and the Kankers. Now we know why Eddy can take so much punishment...
- It deconstructs the nature of Eddy's scams. There was only so much the cul-de-sac kids could take, and only so much the Eds could do before, in Edd's words, they "went too far".
- Disproportionate Retribution: Eddy's brother beats up Edd, with Eddy, just because Edd stood up to him.
- Domestic Abuse: Eddy at the hands of his brother, which is surprisingly taken seriously.
- Drama Bomb Finale: With the revelation of what Eddy's brother really is.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: After "130 episodes, four specials and a movie!" of physical, mental and social humiliation, the series ends with the Eds well liked by the cul-de-sac (and finally getting jawbreakers).
- Easily Forgiven: A bit. Eds are not only redeemed for their past scams, they instantly become friends with the other cul-de-sac kids and get defended by them when Jonny shows up.
- Everyone Has Standards: Although Jimmy dislikes the Eds, he is frightened and appalled at the beating Eddy receives from his brother, after repeatedly saying that he wanted to see the Eds get clobbered.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Everyone, even Kevin, Sarah and the Kankers, are disgusted at Eddy's Brother for what he does.
- Evil All Along: Eddy's Brother, who was built up by Eddy to be the coolest guy around. The revealing of his true nature was certainly a shock to the neighborhood kids (and the fans).
- Face-Heel Turn: At the end of the movie Jonny and Plank declare war on the cul-de-sac by becoming the sinister Gourd and Timber the Dark Shard. The movie was over though.
- Fastball Special: In one scene, when Edd is stuck to a rock near a waterfall, Ed throws Eddy at Edd, causing the both of them to fall into the lake.
- Foreshadowing: Even though he's running for his life, Eddy takes his sweet time looking around his brother's old room before he finally gets the nerve to enter. If the abuse at his brother's hands was anywhere near as bad as it's implied to be, it makes sense that his room alone would be terrifying in itself.
- Freeze-Frame Bonus: There's a random sticker labeled "ANGST" on Eddy's Brother's bedroom wall.
- "Get out of Jail Free" Card: Eddy's Brother unwillingly gives Eddy one by revealing his Freudian Excuse and breaking Eddy's Jerkass Fašade.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: The "sextant" joke.
- Who knows what exactly the Kankers plan to give Eddy's brother (some "mouth-to-mouth") after his defeat.
- Plus when everyone arrives in front of his trailer.
Kevin: No way.
Rolf: Could this be true?
Lee: Get in line, girls!
- Glass Cannon: Granted getting smashed by a steel door is hardly mild by normal standards, but given the exaggerated slapstick in the show, it doesn't take much to knock out Eddy's brother, with even a somewhat distorted collapse following his defeat. Word of God states this was to convey how the character was used to dishing out abuse, not used to being on the receiving end at all.
- Go Through Me: Ed does this in the scene right after Eddy admits his mistakes. He sees everyone rushing towards Eddy and Edd with angry faces, and demands they take him instead. Luckily for everyone, the kids weren't trying to hurt them anymore.
- Grand Finale
- Grievous Harm with a Body: Eddy's Brother clobbers Edd with Eddy.
- Hate Sink: While most of the cast were fairly grey toned (throughout both the movie and the entire show itself), Eddy's brother seems to exist solely as a repugnant bully with no redeeming qualities to bring them all together in their contempt for him.
- Have You Told Anyone Else?:
Eddy's Brother: Do Mom and Dad know you're here?...
Eddy: As if.
Eddy's Brother: Does anyone know you're here?
Eddy: Only these chumps who chased us here.
- Heel-Face Turn: Eddy, and possibly Sarah.
- Heh Heh, You Said X: Ed and Eddy's reaction to Edd saying "Sextant".
- Hypocritical Heartwarming: The Kankers and the Kids towards Eddy.
- Jerkass —> Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Eddy, Kevin, Sarah and Kankers, as usual. They end up as the latter in the end.
- Jerkass Fašade: Eddy cries about how he acted like a jerk to impress the kids and his older brother.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Eddy's Brother seems intent on playing Good Samaritan to Eddy, but then starts abusing him "for old times sake".
- Karma Houdini Warranty: Specially with Kevin and Sarah.
- Karmic Rape: Implied at the end of the film with the Kankers dragging Eddy's Brother back to his trailer:
Lee: Last one in gets to give him mouth-to-mouth!
- Kick the Dog: Eddy pulling the quicksand prank on Edd, which proves to be the last straw for him.
- Knight of Cerebus: Eddy's brother. While his bullying is played in a slapstick manner, Eddy's trauma from it is Played for Drama.
- Knight Templar: The kids, especially Jonny.
- Laughably Evil: Jonny after her his Face-Heel Turn.
- Deconstructed with Eddy's Brother.
- Let Me at Him!: Lee to Eddy's Brother. Her sisters have to hold her back.
- Loner-Turned-Friend: For over 10 years the three Eds have been outcasts, not being able to fit in with the other kids, who seem to mistrust and mistreat them a lot (although Eddy gets this treatment more than the other two Eds). In the end of the movie, however, the kids finally accept the boys as their friends after realizing how cruel Eddy's brother is.
- Manly Tears: Eddy when he admits when everything is his fault after the quicksand prank and also after he is beaten by his brother.
- The Movie
- Never My Fault: One of the subplots revolves around Eddy and Edd arguing over whose fault it was that the scam at the beginning of the film went so horribly, but...
- It's All My Fault: ...It's eventually subverted entirely, when Eddy in anger tells Edd to go ahead and leave (who is already justifiably angry enough to face the kids rather than travel with Eddy another second) and tearfully shouts "FINE! GO HOME! I don't blame ya!! Because everything WAS my fault!"
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: See "Get out of Jail Free" Card
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Eddy gets one from his brother until Ed intervenes. Jonny also gets one from the kids after he attacks the Eds, who the kids became friends with.
- No Name Given: Eddy's Brother.
- Noodle Incident: We're not told exactly what the scam was that really got the kids pissed (well, more pissed than usual) at the Eds that they had to flee the neighborhood. Just shown the very messy aftermath.
- Oh, Crap: Double D gets one immediately after the reveal of Eddy's brother as a jerk and then everyone else gets one when Eddy's brother uses Eddy to beat Double D. And that "everybody" includes Ed, all of the Cul-De-Sac kids and the Kanker Sisters.
- And before any of that, Eddy gives one when his brother asked him to play Uncle.
- Pet the Dog: The Kankers to the Eds. They capture the kids to save the Eds from their wrath. Also, after Eddy's Brother beats up Eddy, they decide to let the Eds go and they give Eddy's Brother his just desserts.
- The Power of Friendship/The Power of Love: They achieved their happy ending thanks to this. Ed and Edd face (And, in Ed's case, defeat) Eddy's Brother due to their strong friendship with Eddy, and Eddy realizes his own mistakes after almost losing them because of his actions.
- Quicksand Sucks: Subverted. Ed and Eddy pretended to drown in it, but it turned out to be a tasteless joke.
- Say My Name: After Edd gets beaten up by Eddy's brother, Ed and Marie both shout "Double D!" in shock.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Edd briefly abandons the group after the quicksand prank.
- Self-Deprecation: Ed calls the movie cheap after seeing that a peanut was behind the emergency break glass.
- Ship Tease: Edd and Eddy; Kevin and Nazz
- Ed needs a brain, Edd needs courage, Eddy needs a heart. Before the end of the movie: Eddy is revealed to have a Jerkass Fašade and finally admits his mistakes, Edd is the first to call out Eddy's brother, and Ed does something actually smart to take him down. And the Wizard of Oz analogies don't stop there. The trio travels together through different lands to meet an enigmatic figure who ends up not being what they expected, all while being pursued by a force that's bent on killing them. Coincidence?
- Smooch of Victory: Nazz gives Eddy a kiss after surviving his brother.
- The Sociopath: Eddy's Brother
- Sour Outside, Sad Inside: Eddy.
- Status Quo Is God: Not just averted, but utterly and magnificently destroyed by the ending.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Eddy's Brother looks like an older (meaner and scarier) version of Eddy, right down to the three protruding hairs.
- That's All, Folks!: After the credits, Plank "tells" Jonny that it's too late to get his revenge on the rest of the kids.
- Traumatic Haircut: Nazz, due to separation from hair care products. Played for Laughs.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Everybody listed in the Jerkass entry shows a softer side.
- Understatement: Nazz simply says that Eddy's brother is a "jerk".
- The Unreveal: Edd's hat.
- Wham Line:
- "Just for old times sake, let's play... Uncle."
- "FINE! GO HOME! I don't blame ya!! Because everything WAS my fault!" (beat, then cue sobbing) "Yeah, you heard me! A foul-up wannabe loser!" (he cries and Edd turns back)
- "I made it all up, Double-D. Everything about my brother was a lie."
- Wham Shot: Eddy's brother's Slasher Smile from Edd's POV.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: How did Kankers react to the Eds becoming accepted by the cul-de-sac?
- Did Rolf and Wilfred make up after the end of the movie?
- Yank the Dog's Chain: Zig-Zagged. The Eds find Eddy's brother's house. Then the Kankers appear and one expects the standard "offscreen molestation" ending. Also, Kevin and the others free themselves. Then Eddy meets his brother and asks him for help, to which he agrees. Then he starts tormenting Eddy For the Evulz. Then Ed KO's him with a steel door. Then angry mob of kids charges at Eddy. Finally, he apologizes for his actions and earns his happy ending.
- Who Is This Guy Again?: Eddy's brother, referred to as such by everyone in the cast (including Eddy himself), and even in the credits.
What? There's no time left? It's the end of the movie? What movie?!