YMMV / Ed, Edd n Eddy


Examples from the movie go here
  • Accidental Innuendo (though considering the channel it's on, it might not be accidental):
    • In the episode "The Ed-Touchables" lines like "There's a serial toucher on the loose!" have some very unfortunate implications if taken out of context.
    • Double D's name alone can be an innuendo, and is in fact used by one in a commercial featuring a blind date between Ed and Daphne.
    • An Ed In A Bush:
      Sarah: Mom says to come out of the closet, Ed.
    • In the episode "Button Yer Ed" For context 
      Rolf: Ed! You are disgracing yourself!
  • Alternative Character Interpretation:
    • Is Ed Lethally Stupid, a Cloudcuckoolander with a different way of thinking, or Obfuscating Stupidity? There's evidence for all three theories.
    • Does Jimmy framing the Eds just because he was wedgied prove his threshold towards being humiliated or has he had enough of being abused all the time?
    • Kankers are very prone to this, due to their canon flatness. Are they just bullies tormenting everyone for kicks, or is it a Jerkass Façade, built because of (implied) abuse and poverty they had faced earlier in their lives? Do they care about the Eds, and if yes, to what extent? Or do they just want "men" to control and do their chores?
    • Is Plank evil (and alive) or just a piece of wood who only lives in Johnny's head?
    • Are either Edd, Jimmy or Ed gay? Bi?
    • Is Eddy the most generous kid in town? Whenever he gets money the first thing he thinks of are his friends, and that's why he scams. The other kids have money, even his friends, but won't buckle in a cent no matter the circumstance.
    • Is Eddy's brother a simple case of Jerkass bully older brother or an abuser or worse?
    • Whatever is underneath Edd's hat and why he hides it is an alternate character interpretation in itself.
      • Some fans say that Edd has a severe case of psoriasis on his scalp. For some reason, it only affects his scalp, and he hates people staring at the swollen pink blotches and grayish scales the disease causes, so he wears a hat to hide them. Ed thinks the blotches and scales look cool, being a monster movie fan, and says so when Edd's hat is pulled off by a hanging ceiling lamp. Another theory state that it is to hide an injury (possibly caused by the dodgeball incident in school mentioned in "Ed in a Halfshell". Among the more ridiculous theories include: his brain is exposed because his scalp never developed, the top of his head is larger than it should be because his brain is abnormally large (perfectly explaining his hyper-intelligence and ability to cobble together complex vehicles and structures out of junk), or, the most ridiculous of them all, it's to hide an undeveloped Siamese twin (disproven in the episode "The Day the Eds Stood Still", in which Edd frets about the consequences of an only child).
      • It could just be part of his OCD tendencies to always wear a hat (Some of the reasons why a real-life person with OCD does the things they do don't make sense to those without OCD.) and there could possibly just be regular hair under it.
      • It could just be another hat under it.
    • Is Sarah as tough as we're made to believe? High Heeled Ed implied that the reason why Eddy never retaliates against her is because she's Ed's sister, and on the rare occasions when Ed actually stands up to her (Pop Goes the Ed and Little Ed Blue), she backs down, either because Jimmy tells her to (as in Pop Goes the Ed), or out of genuine fear (as in Little Ed Blue).
    • Eddy's parents. Are they Abusive Parents or just very strict? Judging by Eddy's Brother asking Eddy if they knew he was visiting him in a rather concerned tone, it hints either one. Is Eddy's Brother's abusive behavior the result of being abused himself? Or did they kick him out because they knew he was abusing Eddy? For that matter, if they are just strict, is it because they deemed Eddy's Brother a lost cause, so they act much more strict towards Eddy with the hopes he'll turn out better?
    • Some episodes such as "See No Ed" imply the other kids' wavering treatment towards the Eds is from becoming unhinged and embittered from their perpetual stalking and scams. Jimmy admits remorsefully he constantly begged to be rid of them, while Kevin shows signs of outright insane paranoia from Eddy harassing him all the time.
    • Is Ed's father really an apathetic Jerkass or is he helping Ed by not bothering to punish him?
    • Is Nazz actually a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing? We all know she is supposed to be a nice girl, but there are times she can be pretty nasty to the Eds. However, it could be possible she only does it when the other kids (particularly Kevin) do it. Such examples of this can be seen in "Smile For the Ed" and ESPECIALLY "To Sir with Ed". The most jarring example is in the infamous episode "If It Smells like An Ed". She was among the ones who were laughing at Jimmy getting a wedgie but in in "Boys Will Be Eds", Nazz calls out the boys for laughing at Jimmy's misfortune.
    • Are the parents of the kids and Eds abusive... horribly neglectful... or both? Just ask Ed!
    • Kevin's parents are an interesting case. Despite being The Bully, hr seems to have a good relationship with his father, but he doesn't spoil him either. When Kevin got his report card, he said that his dad would be proud of him, but there was never any mention of his mother there, or the entire series for that matter. Some have theorized that Kevin's Jerk Ass behavior comes from implications that his parents are either divorced or his mother straight up abandoned him and his dad.
    • Jimmy's feelings concerning Sarah - is she a Living Emotional Crutch he is friends with to defend him, or does he have a crush on her? Several instances seem to point to the former - note that when Sarah goes off to follow Double D around, Jimmy isn't jealous, he's depressed. His best friend and the only person in the cul-de-sac who plays with him and wants to spend time with him just left him to go after Double D, a member of the trio of kids who make Jimmy's life miserable. Not only that, but when Sarah isn't around, Jimmy always gets picked on, usually by Kevin or Eddy, so without her his place in the pecking order of the cul-de-sac drops dramatically. In Jimmy's dream in "The Eds Are Coming", Kevin is seen shirtless and he and Rolf both compliment Jimmy's hair. Sarah, on the other hand, is simply running towards Jimmy looking happy and Jimmy calls her "my pummelling protector" and the dream turns into a nightmare when Sarah disappears and Jimmy is left alone and scared.
    • Is the abuse that the Eds receive from the other neighborhood kids Disproportionate Retribution because Kids Are Cruel, or are the Eds asshole victims who deserve it after years of annoying pranks and scams?
    • Kevin's antagonism towards Eddy. Does he hate Eddy for his tendency to scam him, or is he threatened by the fact that Nazz doesn't hate him? In Pop Goes the Ed, he tells the Eds they weren't invited to Nazz's sprinkler party, but she didn't object when they showed up anyway. Or does he hate him because his brother used to bully him, and takes all that aggression he had against him on Eddy?
  • Angel/Devil Shipping: Edd/Marie—the Token Good Teammate and his Stalker With a Crush.
  • Angst? What Angst?: Ed is commonly punished along with Edd and Eddy for things he doesn't do (which is occasionally because he sometimes goes along with Eddy's shenanigan while ignoring Edd's warnings against them), is treated horribly by his younger sister, and it's greatly implied that even his own family doesn't like him as much. Despite this, Ed still remains one of the nicest guys in the series. He even acts polite towards Kevin (and the other kids), despite Kevin hating his guts.
  • Awesome Music:
    • Patric Caird's entire energetic, free-form jazz score. It's one of the big things about the show that helps it stand out among other cartoons of it's kind.
    • the boss theme from the first video game adaptation, Ed, Edd, n' Eddy: Jawbreakers!
  • Awesome Ego: Eddy and Kevin.
  • Base-Breaking Character:
    • Eddy is either a Not Evil, Just Misunderstood Lovable Rogue or a selfish Jerkass who abuses two guys (Ed and Edd) that need to ditch him.
    • Nazz has a broken shipping base with fans pairing her up with various kids and haters claiming she is just—or decayed into—a Dumb Blonde stereotype (despite May also fitting this role) who doesn't deserve to be with anyone.
    • The Kanker sisters, between those who pair them up with the Eds and those who just find them annoying and hate them for being all one-note characters whose only use is a G-Rated rape joke, a Plot Device to make the Eds' life even more miserable and generally end as a Karma Houdini despite everything they do.
    • After years of being the show's fan favorite, Double D is slowly starting to gain a notable backlash to him because of how popular he used to be, due to a combination of him often stealing the spotlight away from the other characters (and most importantly, the other Eds) and having his positive traits cracked Up to Eleven (while everyone else has their negative traits Flanderized in turn) to the point he ends up becoming an insufferable Possession Sue in almost any fanwork he appears in. The 2013 Kevedd craze certainly didn't help matters, either.
    • Kevin gets a lot of hate from fans for being such a massive jerk to the Eds, on the other hand he's shipped with Double D quite a bit so he's not that hated.
    • Johnny 2X4. While his antics can be considered endearing or Adorkable, often times he can be quite obnoxious with his carefree attitude and frustrate a lot of the cast, including the Eds, with how oblivious he is to how irritating they find him. The fact he never really apologises for his actions (such as destroying Kevin's bike, or taking Sarah's and Jimmy's shovel in the sand pit) only emphasises how destructive he can be without a care in the world.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment:
    • The ending of "Dear Ed", where Jimmy and the Eds end up having their own personal dance party, complete with a 70s-esque disco song playing in the background. Even funnier when listening to the scene with the French audio track on DVD.
    • Also during the holiday special Ed, Edd n Eddy's Jingle Jingle Jangle when Eddy goes into Rolf's house, he's roped into a complete oddball of a song.
    • Eddy's bee hive scam in the beginning of 'Pop Goes the Ed'. It doesn't help with plot and if it were taken out, the episode will still be the same. The only allusions to it are them getting stung by bees at the end of the episode and a reappearance of the outfit in "To Sir With Ed" (with "Hive" replaced with "Snake"). Although every episode begins with something completely unrelated to the plot of the episode.
  • Broken Base:
    • If It Smells Like An Ed, full stop. Viewers are split between those who find it too cruel to be funny or a fan-favorite for being the first half-hour episode in the series and having elements of Detective Drama.
    • "A Fistful Of Ed". Some fans think it's one of the most sadistic episodes ever and hate it for being overly mean-spirited towards the totally innocent Edd, the hardcore scenes of violence and Eddy's obnoxiousness. Other fans like or praise it for exploring more seriously Edd's Character Depth, the emotional scenes, and the Bittersweet Ending (with Eddy actually standing up for Edd and saving the day by making The Kankers back off).
    • The final two seasons had the kids attending school. Some fans thought it was a refreshing change of pace, others disliked them for changing the status quo and location the show took place in. Similarly, did the series suffer Seasonal Rot after it was Un-Canceled? Reactions range from believing so to be the case, to others saying that they're either just as good as the pre-cancellation episodes or not quite as good but, overall, still pretty funny and enjoyable in their own right.
    • Pretty much any episode where a character (frequently Eddy) gets tormented mercilessly is bound to be not very well-liked. Some examples include "Sorry, Wrong Ed", "The Good, The Bad and The Ed", "Smile for the Ed", and "Your Ed Here" have a broken base.
    • The 2013 Kevedd craze polarized the fandom. Everyone either writes a Kevedd fic or makes a jab at them.
  • Bizarro Episode:
    • "One + One = Ed"" is where the series officially proves that the fourth wall can't stop them from messing with the laws of physics.
    • Though not to the same extent as "One + One = Ed," the season 3 episode "It Came From Outer Ed" is pretty weird, stemming from Ed being given free range to make his own "scam" (read: "curse") based on a comic book. Incredibly random elements occur, presumably from the comic, but lack the context that the comic would likely have. Even Ed doesn't know the point of some things, as he asks Edd what the rock that Ed gave to Edd is for.
  • Cargo Ship:
    • Jonny and Plank, of course.
    • Kevin and his bike, especially in the BPS.
  • Counterpart Comparison:
  • Crack Pairing:
    • Edd/Kevin (Kevedd) is incredibly popular, despite that there isn't too much talking between them on the show. True, Kevin seems to like Double D a little more than Ed and Eddy (like everyone else, including Sarahnote ), but there are still only three scenes where he's friendly to him in the entire show, and all their other interactions involve Kevin insulting or bullying Edd.
    • Nazz/Marie, which seems to exist to pair two of the prettiest girls in the show. Especially since the two of them have never had a non-hostile interaction on screen, and the Kankers in general regard Nazz as a hussie who's out to steal their boyfriends. It should be noted, that the Nazz/Marie pairing was established in the fandom, even before the 2013 Kevedd craze.
    • In-universe from The Valentine's Day episode we have: Edd/May, Kevin/Lee, Jonny/Nazz, Eddy/Plank, Ed/a sandwich.
  • Crazy Awesome: Ed and Rolf. The two of them would not only be not half as entertaining without their kookiness, but they'd probably be incapable of functioning without it too.
  • Creepy Awesome: Jonny is one of the creepiest characters of the cast, but it can make him quite funny.
  • Cult Classic: Even after years of being off the air, the show still has a very vocal and dedicated fanbase. Just take a look at all the tropes and sub pages that keep being added to the TV Tropes page alone, most of which tend to be pretty recent examples!
  • Designated Hero: The kids may be Hero Antagonists, but their actions make them come off more or less like bullies. The Eds themselves are no saints either (this is especially true with Eddy), but they would torment them for little to no reason whatsoever.
  • Designated Villain: Ed, Edd, Eddy (sometimes, in some episodes when the kids are mean to him for no reason).
  • Don't Shoot the Message: Despite the Kanker Sisters earning the ire of many fans for playing sexual harassment of men for laughs, it still shows sexual harassment as being highly unpleasant.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: The series runs on Grey and Gray Morality, but fans tend to overlook their favourites' flaws. Specific examples include:
    • Eddy gets a lot of this. Fans use his Freudian Excuse involving his brother as a legitimate excuse for how badly he treats his friends and the other kids in the series. This is ignoring the fact that most of Eddy's jerkass behavior is done out of free will, as Eddy sometimes starts unprovoked drama with the main scrappies (Kevin, Sarah, and mostly Jimmy due to his feminine traits). Heck, even Rolf, Jonny, & Nazz, the kids who aren't scrappies, get pushed too far by Eddy sometimes. Yet fans still see Eddy as a victim who does little to nothing wrong to others.
    • May is seen as a sympathetic Woobie and the Token Good Teammate of the Kankers from more than a few fans. True, being the youngest of Kankers she usually gets the short end of the stick when fighting her sisters, but when it comes to treating other people, she's as cruel as them. Yet, some people would rather believe she wouldn't hurt a fly and she's just oppressed by Marie and Lee (who, for fic's sake, gain several levels in jerkass).
    • Marie, considered to be the most beautiful Kanker, usually gets the free pass from fandom, alternatively given a Freudian Excuse, similar to May's example above. It's also easy to find comments about Edd being an idiot for rejecting a girl like Marie.
    • Kevin falls victim to this as well. Downplayed, seeing as he isn't a straight-up villain, just a jerk.
    • Downplayed with Edd himself as he's already a decent character. But as mentioned in Misaimed Fandom below, while he is indeed the sanest and probably the most sympathetic character in the show, fans tend to crank his positive qualities Up to Eleven, while downplaying, or even ignoring his flaws" (Super OCD, physical weakness, judgmental nature, nagging and overreacting tendencies, lack of spine etc.) They also think he's always right and a perfect person, even when his actions are questionable (like "Mission Ed-Possible").
  • Ear Worm:
    • The theme song, which is a nice mix of jazz and whistling
    • When you stub your toe and it hurts you know, FRIENDS ARE THERE TO HELP YOU.
    • I'm not coming in anymore...
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Marie - she has a much larger fanbase than any other Kanker, and possibly, any other female character in the show, probably because she dresses like a punk rocker.
    • Jonny and Plank. Especially Plank! Most people when talking about this show remember and mention Plank and he's not even a real character.
    • Rolf is also one, mainly because he's one of the few kids who's actually fairly nice to the Eds...unless they scam him. He also tends to be Crazy Awesome.
    • The great Baron O' Beef Dip, one of Ed's toys that Eddy put a walkie-talkie onto the back of to make Ed believe it was alive.
  • Epileptic Trees:
    • Ever wonder what's under Double D's hat? Not even the creators know.
    • Ed and Eddy make comments about it now and then though. They were shocked when they finally got a good look at what was under the hat in the movie, and they asked Edd if it "hurt when he got that."
  • Everyone Is Jesus in Purgatory: One of the popular fan theories state that all of the characters are dead and the cul-de-sac is actually a purgatory, with The Kankers as the Satanic guardians preventing them from going to Heaven. See the WMG page for details.
  • Evil Is Sexy:
  • Fandom-Specific Plot:
    • Reverse!KevEdd: with Edd as a jock/bully and Kevin as a nerd. Started by a comic on Tumblr and gained a lot of popularity.
    • Eds snapping and going on a killing spree is quite a common theme in EEnE Dark Fics.
    • So is giving the characters some sort of stock superpower.
    • Crossovers are also incredibly common.
  • Fanfic Fuel: Kankers' backstory (why they are evil, what happened before they moved to Peach Creek, their father(s) etc.).
  • Fanon:
    • Double D is usually portrayed as blond in fan-works. When he's not blond he typically has black hair (or very long black hair, especially in teenage+ years). Eddy's hair is either black or blue. Ed's usually portrayed as a redhead, or otherwise, more rarely, with brown hair (him being redheaded is canon since in one episode, when he combed his hair, it turned out to be red).
    • Eddy's surname is either McGee or Verra ("Eddy McGee" is used in-universe by Ed in a couple of episodes but it can hardly be considered canon).
    • Fanfic writers have been giving Edd and Kevin surnames Vincent and Barr respectively.
    • Jimmy is gay as far as fans are concerned, even though it's implied in the series that he may have a crush on Sarah, though even that is up for debate.
    • In art or fanfiction of Eddy's Brother, he's VERY commonly depicted as being a smoker.
      • The same is generally true of older versions of Marie Kanker.
    • In fanfics where the cast is older, Ed usually requires glasses.
    • Older Sarah is given longer hair and a...larger posterior.
    • While Eddy's brother is never named, Matthew and Terry are common given names for him. The latter based on his voice actor Terry Klassen, and the former based on rumors on the internet about an interview with creator Danny Antonucci (that never happened since he never talked about the subject).
  • Fan-Preferred Couple:
    • While the Kevin/Edd pairing always had a fanbase, in Spring 2013, it became extremely popular.
    • With the above KevEdd craze Nazz/Marie slowly becomes this.
    • Edd/Eddy and Edd/Marie used to be the most popular ships, but lost popularity in favour of Kevedd. They still have their fans though, especially Edd/Eddy, as many Edd fans ship him with both Eddy and Kevin.
    • A good amount of people, particularly the ones who prefer May Kanker over her sister Marie, seem to love Edd/May (noticing the pattern?), due to their Ship Tease in the Valentines' Day special.
  • Foe Yay:
    • There's some subtext between Eddy and Kevin.
    • Possibly Eddy and Sarah as well.
    • The Kankers and the Eds, especially as a few episodes show that the Eds could really get rid of them if they actually tried; "A Twist of Ed", the Eds flip the situation around and end up being a collective Stalker With a Crush for the Kankers, and they seem genuinely disgusted until they work out what the Eds are doing. Ed manages to get them all stuck in a measuring jug in "Mommas Little Ed" and in "A Fistful of Ed", Eddy yells at them to leave them alone and they do it without hesitation.
  • Fountain of Memes:
    • Ed and his random non sequiturs.
    • Rolf, whether it be his ancestors' wives' tales or his native home's customs, his overreactions to other characters' weirdness, or his seemingly-infinite amount of nicknames for every character.
  • Genius Bonus: Rolf's "Direct me to your music box." Is funnier when you know that "Music Box" used to be spy code for "Radio". The soundtrack is also surprisingly sophisticated, being performed by a jazz orchestra and containing themes for each character, variations and combinations of said themes, and key transposition. The only thing most people will pick up on is that when Johnny's on screen, you hear a loud TOCK TOCK TOCK TOCK.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The show is really popular in Scandinavia, still frequently airing the reruns on CN and absolutely everything the show has made is dubbed. To boot, it's pretty hard to find a person there who doesn't at least know what the show is.
  • Growing the Beard: While the first season is considered one of the most popular seasons of the show, the second season gave way for Character Development and cleaner-looking animation (come the time they went to junior high school, the animation was as smooth as it is in the opening credits.)
  • Harsher in Hindsight: A few lines are either one after the Grand Finale.
    • In the very first episode.
    Edd: Should we feel guilty about Jonny's predicament?
    Eddy: Nah! You know what they say: a little childhood trauma builds character.
    • In "Ed... Pass it On", the kids seem thoroughly terrified of Eddy's brother, including Eddy at the end of the episode. Come The Movie, we now know there was a good reason for them to be terrified.
    • "Ed In a Halfshell" involved Eddy being pretty mean to Jimmy (and wedgying him repeatedly) to teach him how to be an effective scammer. When Ed and Edd call him out on this, Eddy retorts that he's just teaching Jimmy the way he was taught by his brother.
    • "An Ed is Born":
    Eddy: "No more beatin' up little Eddy, eh, big brother?"
    • Certain episodes can fall under this after watching Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show. Learning that Eddy was only pretending to be a jerk to earn friendship after years of abuse from his brother, it is legitimately hard to watch episodes like "Smile for the Ed", "The Good, the Bad and the Ed", etc.
      • Basically, the general feeling towards the movie is it's one of the best things to ever come out of the franchise. However, if you like the episodes of the series and want to continue to watch them without any problems, do not watch it, due to making a large portion of the series episodes, especially the ones where the Edds suffered Disproportionate Retribution ( and especially for Eddy) much harder to watch.
    • Really, the whole show is harder to watch in an age where the long-term effects of bullying are taken much more seriously, especially since most the abuse that the kids dish out in the show is written off as kids being kids.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: "Toast doesn't go in a toaster; bread does."
  • Ho Yay: An entire page for it.
  • Hype Backlash: Not so much the show, but rather one of the Eds themselves; Double D/Edd was always one of the most popular characters, but some have grown sick of him given the amount of attention he gets and how he is Flanderized into a Possession Sue/Purity Sue in fanworks. Especially as the most popular ships in the fandom almost always involve him.
  • Idiot Plot: If the kids just simply ignored the Eds' scamming announcements, most (if not all) of the show's plots could have been avoided.
    • Possibly the episode most guilty of this is 'Smile for the Ed' in which Kevin messes up Eddy's picture on the school's Picture Day. It's incredibly strange that the person or teacher taking the picture wouldn't have scolded Kevin and then took another photo of Eddy.
  • Iron Woobie: Eddy has a far more traumatic situation than Ed and Edd combined. In the movie, it's revealed that his brother is an Ax-Crazy, sociopathic Jerk with a Heart of Jerk who abused/tormented Eddy all his life, made worse by the fact that his parents didn't do a damn thing about it. Maybe they didn't know, but it seemed far too obvious to be held out for so long. Also, after watching the movie, and knowing the sad truth of how much shit he had to go through, it gives you a heartache to watch earlier episodes, where he was awfully humiliated ("To Sir With Ed" comes to mind...). Seriously, it's just painful to watch. If he hadn't had Ed and Edd as his friends all this time, he would be one of the biggest, and saddest, mental wrecks in cartoon history, enough to give Shinji Ikari a run for his money.
  • Jerkass Woobie:
    • Eddy. Yes, a lot of times he deserves punishment, but he's cruelly humiliated and/or beaten in pretty much every episode, even when he apparently does nothing wrong ("To Sir with Ed", "Smile For The Ed", "X Marks the Ed", "Your Ed Here"..). Up to Eleven when the movie gives him Hidden Depths and a Freudian Excuse: he had to deal with years of abuse from his older brother, and his parents apparently did nothing to stop him.
    • Sarah of all people, is this in "For Your Ed Only," when she finds her room destroyed and she's genuinely sad and cries to Jimmy. Kevin also briefly becomes this in "This Won't Hurt an Ed".
    • May, being the most naive Kanker and often picked on by her older sisters. Up to Eleven in the Valentines' Day special.
    • All three of the Kankers could fall into this. Yes, they are temperamental, possessive, rude and unhygienic, but there have been moments that show they DO care for each other. They have barely any physical traits in common and it's heavily implied their mother Really Gets Around and they have three different dads who aren't around anymore, so as such they latched on to the Eds because that's all they know how to do. Notably, after spending most of the series violently pursuing them, the Movie shows them actually doing their best to protect the Eds from the wrath of the rest of the cul-de-sac; it can be inferred that dubious ways of going about it, they do genuinely have feelings for the Eds. Ironically enough, their first appearance ("Nagged to Ed") didn't portray them very negatively, as while they did scare the hell out of the Eds and exchanged their clothes with their dads' robes, they at least showed genuine care and kindness towards the Eds, without trying to make them too uncomfortable (NOTHING compared to what they do later on in the series.)
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships:
    • Double D being the most popular character. Shipped with everyone but Plank and Lee at least once. Yes, even Eddy's Brother. Over half of the shipping fics include him.
    • To a lesser extent there are: Nazz (shipped with Kevin, Edd, Eddy and Marie), Kevin (shipped with Nazz, Edd, Eddy and Rolf) and Eddy (shipped with Nazz, Edd, Kevin, Lee, Marie and, sometimes, Sarah).
  • Magnificent Bastard:
    • Double D's reaction to the revelation that Jimmy was behind everything in "If It Smells Like An Ed" is basically to call Jimmy this, being impressed rather than angry like Eddy is.
    • Double D gets a chance to be one as well in "Mission Ed-Possible" when he tricks Ed and Eddy into pursuing him to regain their report cards so they can artificially improve their grades, while Rolf, on Double D's instructions, secretly delivers said report cards to their parents.
  • Memetic Badass: Eddy's Brother, at least before The Movie came along...
  • Memetic Molester: The Kanker sisters.
  • Memetic Mutation: Has its own page.
  • Misaimed Fandom:
    • While Edd is smart, sane and probably the most sympathetic character in the show, fangirls tend to crank his positive qualities Up to Eleven and turn him into a Marty Stu, totally forgetting about his flaws (Super OCD, physical weakness, judgmental nature, nagging and overreacting tendencies, lack of spine etc.). Also, some fans act like he never did anything wrong and think that every other character in the show is either a jerkass or a moron. Some people hate him for this exact reason.
    • A lot of fans tend to blame all of May and Marie's shenanigans on Lee's toxic influence. Because the former are forced to torment the Eds by her, don't enjoy it at all, and have no conscience and free will to know better.
    • Fans will also demonize the neighborhood kids for their disdain towards the Eds, forgetting that the Eds sometimes provoke the kids into acting hostile. Granted the kids aren't that innocent either, but fans would portray the Eds as victims in almost every situation, even when it is the Eds'(or more specifically Eddy's) fault. Some fans even depict the kids as Gaining the Will to Kill the Eds.
    • Certain episodes focusing on pointless torment of the Eds are understandably disliked, such as If It Smells Like An Ed note , and Sorry, Wrong Edd note . However, episodes such as The Good, the Bad, and the Ed receive flak from a portion of fans for Eddy's apparently unjustified torture despite him being the architect of his own torment note .
  • Moe:
  • Moral Event Horizon: Near the end of the Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy series, Eddy's Brother crossed this within seconds of making his first appearance when he began to mercilessly beat the shit out of Eddy, and freely admit he's always done this to him.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: All of the hilariously inappropriate sound effects.
  • Never Live It Down:
    • Jimmy's Evil Plan in If It Smells Like An Ed.
    • Also, Kevin blackmailing Eddy in "Your Ed Here."
    • Nazz humiliating Eddy in "To Sir With Ed."
    • The kids in general. Even after they finally accepted the Eds as their friends in the end of the movie, fans still refuse to let most of their treatment towards the Eds beforehand slide.
  • No Problem with Licensed Games: Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Mis-Edventures is actually a respectable video game adaptation of the show, emulating the look, feel and humor of the show successfully, mixed with some fun gameplay.
  • One True Threesome: Ed/Edd/Eddy, Marie/Edd/Eddy, Kevin/Edd/Eddy, [Marie/Edd/Nazz], Kevin/Nazz/Edd, [Marie/Edd/May].
  • Portmanteau Couple Name: Kevedd (Kevin/Edd), Nazarie (Nazz/Marie).
  • Refuge in Audacity: Even for this show, some moments and implications are so cartoonishly violent that they go from tasteless to Crosses the Line Twice. Some examples: the Kanker sisters setting up an elaborate trap to marry the Eds using a toy train and a haunted house in Honor Thy Ed, Jonny's house collapsing after Ed breaks the support beam (because he's tied to it) in Rent-A-Ed, and Sarah taking Nazz out with a car (as in She picks up an actual-sized car and throws it at her) in Truth or Ed.
  • Ron the Death Eater:
    • Jimmy. He does deserve some hate from the fandom for being a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing, slyly going along with Sarah’s jerkass behavior, and for antagonizing the Eds in episodes when the Eds don’t bother him or in some cases when only one Ed (usually Eddy) is responsible for his suffering (If it Smells Like an Ed comes to mind). Some of the hate, on the other hand, can go too far and can be unwarranted. Many fans hate Jimmy for his Camp Straight tendencies, for not having masculine traits like the other male characters, and for being a crybaby. This is ignoring the fact that Jimmy is younger than the other male characters, so it should be unsurprising for him to be “wimpier “and “cry baby-ish.”
    • Eddy gets hit with it a lot. Granted, he isn't exactly a saint and he does tend to get himself and the other Eds in trouble due to his scams and jerkass behavior, but lots of fans demonize him to make Edd look better in comparison. This is ignoring the fact that he does care about his friends deep down, even though he doesn't show it as much. Also, KevEdd writers usually portray him as a homophobe in fan-fictions]].
    • Lee, being the least liked Kanker, gets hit with it as well, usually being portrayed as outright abusive towards her sisters, or at the very least worse than them. Marie is hit by this as well whenever May's the fic's protagonist.
    • In 90% of Edd/Marie fics Nazz is portrayed as either a slut, an Alpha Bitch, or both.
    • Kevin, who gets derailed into a flat Jerk Jock whenever he isn't shipped at the moment.
  • Rooting for the Empire: Eddy is disliked by pretty much everyone In-Universe for his scams and bullying (at least until the movie, when the other kids found out that Eddy's brother was worse than him in terms of bullying others). Yet many fans support him as opposed to the kids. This is understandable, as Eddy usually gets karmic retribution for his jerkass behavior, while the kids get away scot-free for theirs.
  • Self-Fanservice:
    • The main trio get a lot of this, especially Edd.
    • The Kankers sometimes, especially Marie.
    • Surprisingly, Kevin is also getting this treatment recently.
    • Sarah and Jimmy get this in many deviantart works, despite not being liked that much in the fandom.
  • Ship Mates: Edd/Kevin and Marie/Nazz shippers tend to get along pretty well.
    • And in a lesser extent Kevin/Edd and Eddy/Nazz or Eddy/Sarah.
  • Ships That Pass in the Night: Nazz/Marie is the most popular girl/girl shipping, despite those two hardly interacting with each other. Kevin/Edd also could qualify.
  • Ship-to-Ship Combat: Edd/Marie vs Kevedd. Supporters of the former have a very negative opinion about the latter, even though it's not like the former's pairing doesn't have some flaws of it's own.
  • Starboarding: Some fans seem to like the idea of Sarah having a crush on Edd as shown in canon.
  • Take That, Scrappy!:
    • We have Ed (in a seriously bad mood due to a rock in his shoe) throwing everyone out of his garage. When Sarah yells at him:
    Sarah: You can't kick me out! I live here too!
    Ed: SO MOVE!
    • Also many people liked Ed beating up Sarah when he thinks she's a vampire in "Boo Haw Haw". Same for the other kids. It would have been a good special if Edd and Eddy didn't get unfairly punished at the end.
    • In "Once Upon an Ed", post-radioactive-potato-eating May (who's about 200 feet tall) crushes Jimmy to death and sends Sarah flying.
    • A livid Ed beats up Kevin in "Little Ed Blue" for deliberately pitching a baseball off his head repeatedly to annoy him.
    • Seeing Kevin getting punished, after watching the following; "Smile For the Ed," and "Your Ed Here".
    • Lee getting a giant book dropped on her foot in "A Fistful of Ed", when she was just about to try and eat an incubating egg that possibly contained a chick.
    • Jonny getting pummeled by the gang at the end of the movie when he shows up in his melon man guise and attacks the Eds, whom everyone had just defended from the wrath of Eddy's sadistic older brother. He is left behind while everyone else returns to the cul-de-sac with the Eds.
    • "A Twist of the Ed" for giving the Kanker sisters A Taste of Their Own Medicine after a few seasons of stalking and harassing the Eds. Though, similarly to "Boo Haw Haw," the Eds still end up losing in the end.
  • The Scrappy:
    • Sarah falls under this to a lot of fans. She's an annoying brat of a child who pretty much does nothing but act bossy towards the other characters (Including her Morality Pet, Jimmy), is loud and obnoxious, and pretty much ABUSES Ed (who, for the most part, is unbelievably nice/loyal to her... when he's not fearing her) both physically and verbally while being a Karma Houdini (IE: "Ed, you have to do as I say no matter what, or I'll tell Mom!").
    • Kevin is also hated for being a massive Jerkass towards the Eds even when they don't do anything to him. Granted, he had good reasons to hate the Eds, but some of his actions were inexcusable.
    • Jimmy isn't well-liked by fans either. He's probably the second most disliked character behind Sarah. Most of this stems from him being "weak," "girly," & crying a lot. He also garners bile for his antagonistic role in the episode "If It Smells Like An Ed."
    • Out of the Kankers, Lee. Marie is considered intriguing and good looking, May has Hidden Depths and the most sympathetic personality. Lee, on the other hand, is seen as obnoxious and unattractive so she's the one who gets the most hate.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: The thought of Jimmy getting revenge against Eddy and devising a wonderfully complex plan to do so in "If It Smells Like An Ed" admittedly was a pretty cool concept, combined with the interesting detective elements. The main problem with the episode was that his revenge went way too far, as well as the fact that all three of the Eds were victimized.
  • Ugly Cute: Everybody is this to some extent due to the art style, but May is the most evident example.
  • Unintentionally Sympathetic: Eddy in Sorry, Wrong Ed is considered this. People feel bad for him for all the curses he suffers from answering the cursed telephone despite the fact that he brought it upon himself for digging it up even after Rolf, former owner of the phone, has already warned him of the curse. However, most of the fans that see Eddy as the sympathetic type in this episode seem to be more upset over the fact that Edd shows no concern over what happens to Eddy; even after all the shit that happened to Eddy was right in front of him, he approaches it all scientifically.
    • Also in 'All Eds Are Off', Eddy doesn't win the money in the end of the episode because he tried to cheat, but can you blame him for being pissed off about Ed's eating habits when he got a detention when Ed spilled his gravy mix in the pool?
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: Kevin in This Won't Hurt an Ed. The viewer is supposed to feel sorry for him because Eddy kept exploiting his fear of needles. However, considering that the episode aired after Your Ed Here, and "Smile For The Ed," among his other Jerkass moments, some wanted Eddy to give Kevin what he deserves for once.
    • In "Tinker Ed", we're supposed to feel sorry for Jimmy because Kevin tells him that fairy tales aren't real. But maybe if Jimmy hadn't been running around the library and shrieking at the top of his lungs when Kevin was minding his own business and trying to study, maybe Kevin wouldn't have messed with him in the first place. What makes it worse is that Kevin had already politely asked Sarah and Jimmy to keep it down, only for Sarah to start loudly reading the fairy tale just to irritate Kevin.
  • Unpopular Popular Character:
    • While his nearly-lethal idiocy annoys nearly everybody in-universe and it's implied that not even his own family likes him that much, Ed is loved for being so stupid, lovable and providing a lot of memes and comedy.
    • Zig-zagged with Double D. He's the most liked Ed in fandom, but in-universe as well: the other kids really only dislike because he hangs out with Ed and Eddy (mainly Eddy), but still respect him more than the other two Eds. He's also the biggest Chick Magnet (in the Nerds Are Sexy-way) and he, of course, has plenty of fangirls in real life.
    • Eddy is the most straight-up example of the three. Nearly everyone in the show hates him, yet a lot of fans like him or at least sympathize with him.
    • Marie is this as well. While everybody but her sisters fears or loathes her, she's one of the most popular females in this show. And despite her Abhorrent Admirer status on the show, plenty of male fans find her more attractive than the resident hottie Nazz. The same applies to May, to a lesser extent.
    • Jonny also qualifies, because even though he is liked more than the Eds, he is still not liked as much by the other kids either.
    • Inverted with Kevin, though. Kevin, In-Universe, is very popular with the cul-de-sac kids , but is the third most despised and unpopular character in the fandom.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Double D—it can be pretty easy for viewers to mistake him for a girl, due to a few things: 1.) His higher-pitched voiced, 2.) His hat resembling long hair and 3.) His somewhat feminine tendencies. Probably at least in part the source of the remark in the movie where Eddy's brother calls Double D his girlfriend.
  • Wangst:
    • Eddy's middle name.
    • Edd and Sarah overreacting over their lost items in the first episode...and finding them at the end.
    • Sarah bawling over her lost earring in "High-Heeled Ed."
    • Ed being in a bad mood over a pebble in his shoe.
    • Jimmy bawling and whining as if his foot was broken...when it only got slightly grazed by a clothespin in "Cry Ed".
    • For another Jimmy example, there's "It Came From Outer Ed." Sure, Jimmy has a right to be upset when Ed takes Mr. Yum-Yum, since Mr. Yum-Yum is a gift from Sarah, but for Jimmy to say he's "a mere shell of a man without Mr. Yum-Yum" is just pathetic.
    • Edd has an episode entirely dedicated to finding a shower after his parents chose to renovate the bathroom without his input. He can't seem to be unable to start his day on the right foot without a shower. If he can't get a shower, he'll whine, go insane, and invite all manner of germs and filth upon himself. This is pretty understandable, due to good hygiene being an important quality in human beings.
  • What an Idiot: Enough to deserve its own page.
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: Keep in mind that this was a show created by the artist behind The Brothers Grunt and Lupo The Butcher on a dare from his colleagues that he couldn't create a kid's show. While not outright vulgar most of the time, the episode with Eddy's magazine and the Kankers "seducing" the Eds, as well as many other absurd things, suddenly make a lot more sense.
  • The Woobie:
    • Ed has to put up with his little sister's crap. He also has to deal with a father who doesn't give a care about him, and a mother who spoils said little sister rotten while treating Ed like crap. Not only that, but despite Ed being clearly too dumb to tell the difference between right and wrong, his mother still punishes him just for being too loyal a friend to not go along with Eddy's scams. Meanwhile, she lets Sarah, who routinely beats up other kids, including Ed himself, get off scot free.
    • Edd, compared to the other two Eds, is polite, meek and sensitive, but usually suffers no less. Although his parents seem to be relatively normal, they're never there for him, communicating exclusively through sticky notes and leaving him to do all the houserwork while they're off doing their jobs, presumably. He is also often given penalties along with Ed and Eddy, even if he hasn't done a damn thing to deserve it.
    • Eddy becomes a full-fledged Woobie in the movie (see Iron Woobie above). Before the BPS, he was a Jerkass Woobie.
    • Jimmy, the youngest, most delicate and sensitive character, is the biggest Butt-Monkey and slapstick magnet on the show and also gets a few Break the Cutie moments. At least Sarah is always with him.
    • Jonny sometimes becomes this like in the pilot episode and "Dear Ed." Even more so after watching the end of the movie...
    • Rolf in "Wish You Were Ed". He's also a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds in "No Speak Da Ed", as he gets a ton of traumatic flashbacks of some awful feud that happened in his childhood.
  • Woolseyism: In "Fa-la-la-la Ed", Ed thinks it's Christmas in the middle of July, and everyone is surprised at his calculation. In Swedish, Christmas is "Jul" and July is "Juli", with the same pronunciation on the "jul" word ("you-l"). So, it's really fitting in the Swedish dub, where instead of confused, they seem to rather understand Ed's calculation from the words, and just thought it weird but expected from a random guy like him.

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