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Eddy's Brother

    Eddy's Brother

Voiced by: (English) Terry Klassen
Voiced by: (Latin America) Benjamín Rivera

A serious Ace, the coolest guy in the world. He taught Eddy everything he knows and is likely the least quirky character on the show... except not. He is a cruel, not-at-all-Comedic Sociopath who subverts Amusing Injuries on the Eds. He breaks the status quo and appears as the thirteenth character.

  • The Ace: Heavily implied to be this. Turns out it was a lie conjured up by Eddy.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Who do you think gave Eddy his "magazines"?
  • Aloof Big Brother: Is seen as this by Eddy, until the movie that is, when you learn the sad truth.
  • Anti-Role Model: No wonder why Eddy was such a Jerkass. Eddy was looking up to his brother, who's a Jerkass to the nth degree. He also taught him how to scam, and who do you think gave Eddy, a minor, all of his Porn Stash to begin with?
  • Asshole Victim: Exaggerated; He gets zero sympathy when the Kankers finally give him his comeuppance. However, he is far from being your certain jerk.
  • Ax-Crazy: A twisted Child Hater who loves tormenting kids both physically and mentally. He also started to physically assault Eddy in an extremely brutal way.
  • Bad People Abuse Animals: Given Rolf's reaction to the rumor that he was returning in "Ed, Pass It On", it's possible that he may have done something horrible to one of Rolf's chickens. It's telling that he works as a whaler.
  • Bait the Dog: When he makes his first appearance, he and Eddy share a rather heartwarming moment of hugging and conversation. It seems like Eddy's luck is finally turning around, but then his brother proposes that they play "uncle."
  • Beard of Evil: Of the goatee variety.
  • Big Bad: Although he only appears at the climax of the movie, he becomes the closest thing the series has to one when it's revealed that he has been physically and emotionally abusing Eddy all this time.
  • Big Brother Bully: In the movie he played "uncle" as an excuse to hurt his little brother. Unlike some modern examples, he's not doing it out of brotherly affection; he's just doing it because he's a jerk.
  • Big Brother Mentor: To Eddy. He taught him everything he knows. And that's not exactly a good thing...
  • Broken Pedestal: To the other kids (sans Rolf and Kevin, who were old enough to remember what he was like when he was around) when they finally see him and what he does to Eddy in The Movie.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to Eddy's Abel. The latter has been all this time a victim of the former's violent sociopathy.
  • Characterization Marches On: His initial mentions in the first two seasons are more offhanded and casual, implying he was on good terms with Eddy, although he had a few misogynistic traits ("My brother told me that chicks are only wowed by one thing - cash."). In fact, the first time we heard of him was in "Nagged to Ed" when Eddy mentions that he sent his brother a postcard. It's only up to the middle of Season 3 with the first major hint on Eddy's brother, that being shown his room in the episode "O-Ed-Eleven" that we see the beginnings of him as the notorious Jerkass prankster though still not contradicting what was mentioned about him beforehand. However, the episode after is "Ed...Past It On", where we see brag about his brother coming and the fearful reactions Rolf and Kevin has along with Eddy himself when he's tricked by Sarah that really show he was a Big Brother Bully.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: He's been occasionally mentioned in spite of 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 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 series.
  • Child Hater: Heavily implied. Especially when you consider the horror of why he works/lives in an amusement park, implying that he seems to get a genuine kick out of mistreating children.
  • Circling Birdies: Has stars circling above him after he's KO'ed by Ed.
  • Cold Ham: His initial voice.
  • Collector of the Strange: His old bedroom shown in "O-Ed-Eleven" shows that he has a collection of strange things. His bed is contained within a fridge (open the fridge and the bed come out similar to how a built-in ironing board in a cupboard), a blue stuffed camel with a hat and a harp. Also, he lives in a trailer shaped like a whale, but that's because he worked as a whaler at some point.
  • Comedic Sociopath: Deconstructed. His sadism is cartoony and exaggerated, but Eddy's trauma and the other kids' reaction are not, making his abuse seem much more horrific.
  • Conflict Killer: Most of the Grand Finale was about the Eds being chased down by the vengeful neighborhood kids. As soon as he takes the stage, however, all is forgiven and the Eds finally earn their happy ending. Highlighted when Jonny finally arrives after he's been dealt with, still mad at the Eds, only for the rest of the kids to turn on him.
  • Cool Big Bro: Subverted in his appearance, although it was implied even before then that he wasn't the greatest sibling.
  • Cool Shades: When he's first seen in the movie he has them.
  • Dirty Coward: He beats on Eddy because he's smaller and weaker than him. And just because he can. It's also implied that he would abuse Eddy so long as his parents weren't watching. This is especially telling, as the first thing he asks Eddy is if Mom and Dad knew he was there (though this could also be that Eddy basically made his way pretty far off.)
  • Disco Dan: Not as pronounced as Eddy but he does watch Matlock.
  • Disappointing Older Sibling: What he really is rather than The Ace Eddy makes him out to be. It's implied that the reason Eddy's parents are harsh on him is because they don't want Eddy to turn out like him.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He beats up Edd, using Eddy as a club, just because Edd stood up to him.
  • The Dreaded: He doesn't even appear on screen until the finale, but Eddy desperately tries to hide from the other kids how he is truly scared of him, and Kevin and Rolf are absolutely terrified of him because they remember what he was like when he still lived in the cul-de-sac.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Hurts and berates his own brother for fun, but not before proudly admitting he's been doing that his whole life.
  • Evil All Along: Throughout the course of the series, he's built up by Eddy to be the coolest, toughest guy in the cul-de-sac, and as such, he's often hailed as a hero of sorts, though there have been implications he ain't that nice; in "An Ed is Born" Eddy pleads for his brother not to beat him up anymore. The finale reveals that it was all a big lie, and that's he's actually a violent sadist who physically and mentally abuses his little brother.
  • Evil Counterpart: To all three Eds, especially Eddy. Like Ed, he's a tall and large individual who has a younger sibling and keeps a stash of weird collectibles in their homes. Like Double D, he wears a hat that covers most of his scalp, he's implied to play a musical instrument (the harp, compared to Double D who plays the pedal steel guitar) and their moral compass sets them off from the rest of the characters (just in opposite ways). Like Eddy, he's a cruel prankster who likes to pick on people, and has a sickening sense of humor.
  • Evil Is Bigger: Justified as he's an adult and the other characters are kids. However he seems bigger and taller even than Gentle Giant Ed and has the build of a villain from a Bugs Bunny cartoon.
  • Evil Laugh: He does this after demanding Eddy to play "uncle" with him, and laughs his ass off when Eddy gets hurt.
  • Evil Mentor: Eddy has made it clear that everything he learned about scamming and several other things (like his hot sauce and the stink bomb), he learned from him. He also gave Eddy questionable advice about women, telling him they're only wowed by money.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: He has a deep voice.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: Throughout the series, Eddy has been building up his brother as cool and heroic, though he would offhandedly mention that his brother wouldn't treat him well in return, and the movie revealed that he's far from being this and Eddy made up everything he said about him.
  • Faux Affably Evil: When we do finally meet him, he does seem like a pretty cool guy. He shows slight surprise that Eddy made his way to see him without his parents knowing and when seeing that Eddy got himself in trouble, he seems to affectionately noogie Eddy for causing trouble. All seems to sum up that he's a pretty cool guy who's gonna bail his baby bro out. Then we see him utilize the situation to play with Eddy for kicks and giggles.
  • Feet of Clay: He ends up being beaten by Ed unhinging his door as Eddy pulls on it. The resulting force results in him being knocked out. According to the creators, it's because he's been inflicting pain his whole life but has never been on the receiving end, so something like a door to the face would hurt him a lot more than it would anyone accustomed to pain. Granted it's only in a cartoon such as this that being hit with a steel door could be seen as petty injuries.
  • Foreshadowing: There are lots of hints in the series that indicate that Eddy's brother isn't as cool as he's made out to be.
    • His misogynistic tendencies. He told Eddy that "chicks are wowed by only one thing: cash" and kept a book called "Dames, Dates and You" which gives outdated information and questionable tips on picking up girls.
    • In "Ed... Pass it On..." Eddy started a rumor that his brother was coming, and instead of joy on Eddy's face when it appears that he showed up, it was absolute fear. We also see Rolf's reaction. All of the other children seem to only have rumors and Eddy's stories to base their opinions on him, but Rolf and Kevin, (the former being the eldest of the cul-de-sac kids) are TERRIFIED.
    • The whole plot of "Ed in a Halfshell" makes it very obvious that Eddy's Brother is not a good person, with Eddy becoming an Evil Mentor to Jimmy and then saying "Okay, maybe I was a little tough. But that's how my brother taught me!"
    • In the Halloween episode, he sent his brother on a goose chase to a neighborhood that supposedly gave away tons of candy, and that didn't even exist.
    • There's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it line near the end of "An Ed is Born" that speaks volumes:
      Eddy: So bro! As you can see, I'm a big shot now! No more beatin' up little Eddy, eh, big brother?
    • During the movie itself, Eddy takes his sweet time looking around his brother's room before entering. Later, when the Eds reach the Gag Factory, Eddy's call to his future protector is somewhat fearful:
      Eddy: (yelling) Hey Bro, it's me! Y'know, (quiet) pipsqueak?
  • For the Evulz: After agreeing to let Eddy and his friends in, he indulges himself in beating up Eddy for some laughs while freely admitting to doing it for as long as Eddy can remember. It's implied that some of the pranks that emotionally abuse the kids by his brother Eddy, especially Edd in The Movie were his ideas in the first place.
  • "Get out of Jail Free" Card: He ends up getting the Eds out of the trouble they'd gotten into in about the only way that avoids a Karma Houdini or Ass Pull: by revealing the misery he put Eddy through that made him the way he is. Because of him, Eddy admits to his mistakes at last and the Eds finally get their happy ending. Even more impressive is the scene was only a few minutes long.
  • The Ghost: Until The Movie, he never appears on-screen and is only mentioned.
  • Glass Cannon: Far stronger than Eddy, but goes down after taking a single hit. Eddy is Made of Iron against slapstick, by comparison. Antonucci himself pointed it out: He's been dishing out pain all his life but never felt it, whereas Eddy has been the target of pain his entire life, meaning that Eddy developed a lot more resistance to pain, but Eddy's Brother didn't.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Only seen in the series finale, he's the big reason why Eddy is the way he is.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: He clobbers Edd over the head with Eddy.
  • Hate Sink: Eddy's Brother only exists to be a ruthless Big Brother Bully with no redeeming qualities, so the kids In-Universe and the viewers will hate him.
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: He's never seen, and the only things that we know about him are Eddy's stories about him until he finally shows up in The Movie.
  • Informed Attribute: Since the entirety of his brief screentime is dedicated to being a Big Brother Bully, we only have the contents of his room and Eddy's word throughout the series to go by on the rest of his character traits. Whether he has anymore depth as a character than what's shown is unknown.
  • Ironic Echo: He forces his little brother to play "uncle", but keeps going even after he taps out. When Ed defeats him, Eddy's Brother says "uncle" himself. The kids leave him alone... but the Kankers don't.
  • It Amused Me: He gleefully admits that the reason he kept beating up Eddy for so long can be defined as this.
  • Jerkass: He immediately starts to pick on his brother and Double D in a manner that makes the cul-de-sac kids and even the Kankers feel disgusted. And he proudly admits that he has always treated Eddy poorly his entire life.
  • Jerk Jock: He seems to be into sports, judging by him wearing a football uniform. That said, Eddy's brother is an asshole to the ninth degree.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: He allows Eddy to stay with him to keep him from being attacked by the angry cul-de-sac kids, but only so he could bully him around some more.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: After having passed the complete series without having received punishment for his horrible actions, he finally received his comeuppance in the movie.
  • Karmic Rape: Implied to be on the receiving end of this by the Kanker Sisters as they drag his unconscious body back into his mobile home.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Somewhat. His abuse on Eddy is still displayed in a cartoony manner but the trauma is played in a poignant light and is probably the single most serious scene in the series.
  • Lack of Empathy: Eddy's Brother does not care about the physical and emotional pain he puts Eddy through by doing what he does best.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: He's evil though.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After getting a beat down from Ed, he's left at the mercy of the Kanker sisters, who will likely try to make him suffer for daring to hurt "their" men. It doubles as Karma Houdini Warranty.
  • Last Episode, New Character: He only appears in the Grand Finale movie. Especially significant since he was the only character shown onscreen who didn't debut in the very first pair of episodes.
  • Laughing Mad: When he enjoys torturing his younger brother, Eddy, in a definitely ruthless manner.
  • Nice Hat: In his only appearance he wears a brown cap.
  • The Nicknamer: He calls Eddy "pipsqueak", calls Edd "girlfriend" and calls the kids "anklebiters". He's probably where Eddy got it from.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Up until Ed intervened, it was like this.
  • No Name Given: Just called "Eddy's brother".
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: He considers beating kids up fun, especially when it's his own brother, not to mention he calls Double D a girl likely for his effeminate manner and wimpiness. He's also hinted to have misogynistic tendencies as he taught Eddy that girls are easily impressed by money ("To Sir, With Ed") and he has an outdated how-to book called "Dames, Dates and You" with questionable advice about picking up girls ("May I Have This Ed?").
  • Psychopathic Manchild: He admits he's been abusing Eddy all of his life both emotionally and physically while getting off on it. He also indulges in twisted pranks that he passed on to his brother, but to a lighter degree.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Shockingly enough, but it's subtly implied. In his room he has curtains with pink hearts on them, for some inexplicable reason. Also, he can apparently play the harp if the one in his room is anything to go on.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Definitely the Red Oni to Eddy's Blue Oni. Which is really saying something, since Eddy is the Red Oni to Double D's Blue Oni. While Eddy has No Indoor Voice, he relies more on trickery and deception in his scams while Eddy's brother uses brute force.
  • Sadist: The most sadistic person on the show, as the above examples have already explained.
  • Schemer: Well, he IS the one who taught Eddy how to scam in the first place (and was apparently a lot better at it).
  • Slasher Smile: Big time.
  • Shadow Archetype: In many ways, he's basically Eddy with all of his bad traits but none of his good ones.
  • Shrouded in Myth: Not much is known about him aside from what is stated and his appearance in The Movie. Heck, despite the stuff Eddy says about him being lies, there are some hints of truth to it and the strange stuff in his room shows he's certainly not a normal dude.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Despite his small role in the movie, Eddy and his friends would have gotten their asses handed to them by the angry kids had Eddy's Brother not shown how much of a prick he was by abusing his little brother in front of everyone and admitting that he's always done it to him.
  • Smug Snake: "I thought you wanted to hang with your hero..."
  • The Sociopath: To put it in perspective, he hates kids but lives at a carnival now that he's left home, a carnival where there are plenty of kids...
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: He's a callous thug with a low, smooth voice.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Eddy's Brother looks like an older version of Eddy, right down to the three protruding hairs. The only difference being the chin.
  • Troll: An experienced prankster who has devised a number of ways to subtly mess with Eddy even when he's not present. He left a (fake) treasure map in his old bedroom on the offchance Eddy might find it (which just leads to the Kanker trailer), sends a crate with baby toys to Eddy in "An Ed Is Born", sends Eddy another fake map to Spookyville in the Halloween special... yet despite this, Eddy keeps falling for it. It is mentioned in the movie that he used to work in a Gag Factory before he started working at the amusement park, so that might be where it came from. Actually examined and lampshaded by Edd when he organized his notes on him in order to learn about him. Among the various facts presented, the Stink Bomb and his homemade hot sauce were mentioned and Edd deduced he was a prankster.
  • Token Adult: His age isn't really specified (though he is definitely past the age of majority given how he lives on his own and was old enough to purchase a Porn Stash), but he is technically the only adult character to make a full appearance on-screen.
  • Ultimate Evil: To the rest of the cast anyway.
  • The Unfavorite: Eddy has a "#1 Son" mug in his closet, which indicates his parents like him more than his brother. It's possible they are not as oblivious as they seem, and their firstborn probably caused more trouble than Eddy ever did.
  • Unseen No More: He is only mentioned in the show. He finally shows up in the final scene of the movie.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Even for a show that's as pessimistic and bleakly funny as this one, he's pretty much the only character in the series that's truly evil.
  • Walking Spoiler: Considering how he never showed up in the series.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: In "Pass it on Ed," Eddy implies that his brother is lactose intolerant.
  • Wham Line: Two of them in the movie. The first ("Park don't open 'til noon!") signifies his first physical appearance (a huge deal considering that new characters outside the main cast have never been introduced until now), and the second ("Just for old times' sake, let's play...uncle.") signals to the audience that this guy is not good news.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Implied. He mistakes Edd for a girl and not long after, hammers him into the ground. He even calls him "girlfriend". It's possible that he was just insulting Edd though.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Relishes wailing on his younger brother and admits to having been doing so for years. He also lives in an amusement park, which implies he loves bullying children who are smaller and weaker than him.

The Adults


All the parents, never seen on screen, but frequently mentioned by the characters.

  • Adults Are Useless: The parents are never around, and couldn't be less involved in the kids' lives, no matter how many horrible things the Eds or the other kids have done. Especially considering how violent and destructive everyone is.
  • The Ghost: They never appear at all, with only a few exceptions (like the arms of Eddy's father and Ed's mother in "Mission Ed-Possible").
  • Invisible Parents: Since the show is about the children, they aren't see..
  • Parental Obliviousness: See above. That aside, from what's implied, they don't really know what their kids are up to unless they're told.
  • Unnamed Parents: Their names are never mentioned, though the Kankers had their dads named as "Butch, Bubba, and Rod".
  • Wanted a Gender-Conforming Child: Implied with Sarah’s mother and Jimmy’s father. The former forced Sarah to wear a girly dress for her school pictures (and it’s implied that Sarah hides her tomboyish things in her trunk from her mother). The latter forces Jimmy to play hockey, and Jimmy says he hates hockey and his father makes him practice.

    Ed's parents
Ed's mom
Ed's mom and dad. Ed's dad, from what he says, works a lot, and his mom seems to be a homemaker
  • Abusive Parents: Implied. Ed's mom treats him like The Unfavorite in contrast to his spoiled sister Sarah, while his father seems largely apathetic to both his children. Probably best seen when Ed unconsciously sublimates the abuse to Johnny 2x4 in an All Just a Dream episode. However, there was that whole "They took them [the stairs] down because I'm grounded." thing. Though considering Ed's mom seems big on pushing Sarah away from her more tomboyish interests, it vaguely suggests Sarah may have been more emotionally and/or psychologically abused by her mom than she wants to admit.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: We don't even know the reason why Ed is grounded in "3 Squares and an Ed". We only know his parents remove every single object in Ed's basement, which consists of his bedroom and the laundry room. This includes his bed, TV, washer and dryer, and the stairs!
  • Does Not Like Men: Greatly implied with Ed's mother and her treatment towards Ed and Sarah. She also tells Ed to not fight girls, but has no problem with Sarah attacking her older brother and his friends.
  • The Dreaded: Strangely, Ed implies his dad might also be this, as he responds to Jimmy's scream in terror with "Dad's home!".
  • Dysfunctional Family: Ed is a Lethally Stupid, filthy moron, Sarah is a violent, manipulative Bratty Half-Pint who always gets whatever she wants, their mother is implied to be an older version of Sarah who spoils her daughter and is abusive towards Ed, and their father simply doesn't seem to care about the family ("Sarah will tell Mom, Mom will tell Dad and Dad will just sit there and watch TV!")
  • Education Mama: Ed's mom, as seen in "Mission Ed-Possible", she punishes him by sending him away to live with his Aunt when he gets poor grades.
  • The Faceless: Happens twice to Ed's mom. She's first seen in "Rock-a-Bye Ed" in Ed's nightmare: she has blonde hair and wears a pink dress, then she turns around and she has Jonny 2x4's face. Later she "appears" in "Mission Ed-Possible", when a long, skinny arm with a pearled ring and bracelet drags Ed away.
  • Henpecked Husband: Implied with Ed's dad. He's implied to be submissive to his wife because whenever she tells him about Ed's behavior (due to Sara's tattling) he will either "sit there and watch tv" or say "not now I just got home from work".
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Ed is genuinely loyal to his friends and family, but he's too stupid to tell the difference between right and wrong and his mother constantly punishes him for his behaviour. Meanwhile she treats Sarah like an angel who never does anything wrong.
  • Housewife: Ed's mom comes off as one, from what we see of Ed's dream about her.
  • Hypocrite: Ed's mom tells Ed to never hit girls, but has no problem with Sarah hitting him. This also implies that she is sexist.
  • Jerkass: Again, Ed's mother comes off as this (debatable about his father). Possibly where Sarah got it from.
  • Lazy Husband: Ed's Dad is implied to be one, given how all he seems to do is, in Ed's words, sit there and watch television.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Ed's dad is implied to be a huge slob (like Ed) and his mom is implied to be spoiled and nasty (like Sarah).
  • My Beloved Smother: Implied. Sarah's mother seems to encourage her to be "girly", despite Sarah's strong Tomboy streak and Sarah is seen playing up an "innocent", more childish personality in Ed's dream, hinting Sarah acts like how her mother wants her to at home, not how she actually feels.
  • Neat Freak: Possibly Ed's mom. She often leaves hints that she observes Ed because she tells Sarah to force Ed to clean up his room or a mess.
  • Parental Favoritism: Towards Sarah, obviously. Mostly seems to apply to the mom, though.
  • Parental Neglect: Implied with Ed's dad. While his mother dotes on Sarah, some of his comments imply that his father doesn't really care much about either of his children and that he only gets involved because his wife tells him to.
    Ed: The school will tell Sarah and Sarah will tell mom and mom will tell dad and dad will just sit there and WATCH TV!!!!
  • Pink Means Feminine: Ed's mother has a pink dress in the All Just a Dream episode. In a later episode, when we see her arm, she wears a purple dress.
  • Pushover Parents: Zig-Zagged.
    • They never punish Sarah for her rude behavior. However, they aren't this to Ed, as they removed the stairs when they grounded him.
    • This may be implied regarding Sarah's behavior towards Ed, however. Sarah is shown frantically putting ice cream back in the container after Edd snitches on everybody for breaking their parents' rules in "Stop, Look, and Ed." This means that Sarah's parents may only discipline Sarah whenever she violates any of their rules not related to her brother.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: By refusing to pay attention to what's going on, Ed and Sarah's father is unintentionally making Sarah's attitude even worse by refusing to stand up to her.
  • Wanted a Son Instead: In "Dear Ed" we see a picture of Ed as a baby, and his pink bow implies that his mother always wanted a daughter before Sarah was even born.

    Edd's parents 
Double-D's parents who talk to him through sticky notes.
  • Doting Parents: Implied to be this when they are actually around. Edd mentions that his mother usually gives Edd warm milk, reads him a book, and massages his feet before bed, implying that she and her husband at least try to be good parents when they are around.
  • Good Parents: Edd mentions only good things about them, such as Edd's mother massaging his feet, reading him a book and giving him warm milk. What makes them as dysfunctional as the rest of the cast's parents is that they are rarely home and communicates to Double D via sticky notes. It still shows however that they do care about him, as some of the notes are personal advises. The sticky notes are apparently based on Antonucci's childhood. His parents worked a lot, being first generation immigrants, and would usually be gone when he woke up for school and didn't come home until after he went to bed, so they'd leave notes for him.
  • Sexless Marriage: Implied. They have separate beds. Edd even says that there's no kissing allowed in their room!
  • Sleeping Single: They have separate beds because they're super-OCD.
  • Super OCD: Probably where Edd gets it. Heavily implied with their sticky notes. If they're anything like their son, it's related to germophobia.
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: Zig-zagged. Unlike Ed and Eddy's parents, Edd's parents seem to be...rather hands-off. They mostly communicate to Edd via sticky notes and often neglect to tell him important things, like telling him they were getting their bathroom remodeled, leaving Double D with no access to a shower. It's implied he does almost all of the housework for them, too. On the other hand, the sticky notes are the most consistent communication shown between any parents and children in the series and at least Edd's mother seems in tune with his well-being since she packs him a special lunch to cheer him up in "Too Smart for his Own Ed".

    Eddy's parents
Eddy's Dad
Eddy's Mom
Eddy's parents. His dad is a car salesman and his mom is a homemaker.
  • Abusive Parents: Several scenes and dialogues imply that Eddy may have trouble dealing with his parents. While it could be contributed to Eddy's attitude towards them, The Movie showed that Eddy's Brother is a Domestic Abuser who admitted he beats up Eddy all his life and while his parents may or may not know about this, they certainly don't do a thing about it, instead constantly berating and punishing Eddy for his bad grades and behavior at school. Though his brother asking if he's with them could also imply that they're trying to prevent Eddy from becoming just like him.
  • Education Papa: Eddy's father is implied to be this in the episode "Mission Ed-Posible" when his arm grabs Eddy for possible punishment after he saw Eddy's horrendous report card.
  • The Faceless: Happens to both his parents, as they both appear but they are never fully seen.
    • Eddy's father: we see his large, hairy arm dragging Eddy away in the episode "Mission Ed-Possible".
    • Eddy's mother: her arm is visible in "Smile for the Ed". Like his father, she seems to be rather heavyset.
  • Hairy Girl: In the flashback in "Smile for the Ed", Eddy's mother's arm is shown to be very hairy.
  • Honest John's Dealership: Eddy mentions in one episode that his father sells used cars, and apparently runs his dealership according to this trope. Eddy attempted to emulate his tactics with his Used Bike Shop scam, which almost works until the bike falls apart.
  • Jerkass: Well, both their sons are this, and that would arguably explain Eddy's Brother's cruel behavior. Though his dialogue asking if they're around could suggest that it was something even they couldn't take.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Eddy's father's anger towards Eddy's bad grade isn't entirely unjustified given that Eddy wasn't taking his studies seriously. There was also the time they punished Eddy for trying to break Ed out of his house when he was supposed to be grounded. It's implied that given how his brother turned out, they were trying to show Eddy some discipline so he doesn't become like him.
  • Parental Favoritism: Eddy has a "#1 Son" mug in his closet, making it possible that they actually favor him over his brother. Which might explain some things, actually... Or maybe others.
  • Parental Obliviousness: They are presumably oblivious to a lot of things (Eddy being bullied by his brother, for example). 'Either that, or they just don't care. Though, considering the concerned tone Eddy's brother had when he asked if his parents knew where Eddy was, it's implied that they have a strained relationship with him, possibly because of his bullying. Given just how Eddy turned out, it's possible that Eddy's brother was pretty much the one to look after him. No wonder the two ended up as such.
  • Parents as People: Possibly, though it's hard to tell. However, from what we can see, they do love and care about their sons but their relationship is strained and probably feel as though they failed their older son and is trying to do better with Eddy
  • Pet the Dog: Eddy does sometimes call for his mother if he's in pain, so it seems likely she does offer him comfort. Additionally, Eddy has a "#1 Son" mug in his closet.
  • Tough Love: Jerkass Has a Point, Parental Favoritism, and Pet the Dog above suggest that they wanted to make sure Eddy doesn't end up becoming just as bad as his brother.
  • Wanted a Gender-Conforming Child: According to the series bible, Eddy's father is worried that his son may become a figure skater, suggesting that he thinks Eddy acts "girly."

    Rolf's Nana 
Rolf's grandma who looks after him.
  • Determined Widow: Still helps with the family farm despite her husband having passed on since immigrating. Rolf refers to his departed grandfather as "Nano".
  • Funny Foreigner: Like her grandson, she is still heavily influenced by her former life in The Old Country.
  • The Ghost: Like the other parents, she never appears onscreen. However she does have an offscreen presence, as you can occasionally hear her actions in the background, such as applauding for Rolf at the spelling bee.
  • Gonk: Implied. When Eddy tries to distract Rolf at a party with an exclamation of a "big hairy monster eating all the dip," Rolf looks and says, "Nana?"
  • Never Mess with Granny: Implied to be a rather strict, domineering woman. Also, Rolf implies that waking up his grandmother in the middle of the night is NEVER a good idea.
  • Raised by Grandparents: She appears to be Rolf's primary caretaker and she's the one he usually calls on for help. Notably, she appears to be the only adult around during the day, as the others are at work outside the cul-de-sac.

    The Kankers' mother 
Lee, May, and Marie's single mother.
  • Anti-Role Model: This also gives Lee, Marie and May a Freudian Excuse to their behavior. It was heavily implied that she has either slept with three different men, been married or divorced to another etc. (Why else would their fathers' robes have different names on them), and her behavior makes them see it as acceptable to come on to the Eds against their will.
  • Does Not Like Men: Implied by a few quotes that she dislikes men. ("Mom was right, throw a man a bone and he'll mess up the carpet.")
  • Good Parents: In a way, considering that she dotes on her daughters and lets them have the only bedroom in the trailer.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Possibly where her daughters get it from. Also lampshaded when Marie gets her face tromped on by May and then says "Now I know who got Mom's genes".
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Well, assuming that she's the one who taught the Kanker sisters to be what they are today.
  • Really Gets Around: Not explicitly stated, but it's heavily implied that she has slept with a lot of men.
  • Serial Spouse: She's apparently had three failed marriages (if she was married to start with), having a daughter in each one.

    Kevin's Father 
Kevin's dad who works at the jawbreaker factory.
  • Doting Parent: Implied to be this to Kevin, as he allows his son access to the jawbreakers he makes at work. Kevin also never mentions ever having any problems towards him, in contrast to any of the other characters regarding their parents (yes, even Double D).
  • Good Is Not Soft: Kevin was grounded in one episode, meaning his parents must've punished him at some point.
  • Good Parents: Kevin is one of the few characters who is implied to have a good relationship with his parents. The first thing he acknowledges about his grades at school was that his father would be proud of him for it. Also, his dad has no problem with storing jawbreakers in his garage, thus allowing his son to easily eat it for himself or share it with his friends. In one episode where they ground him from leaving the house, leaving him vulnerable to Ed and Eddy's pranks, he comes out anyway saying they released him for good behavior.
  • Out of Focus: He's one of the least mentioned parents in the series. Many of them, however, are never mentioned at all.
  • Parental Obliviousness: Doesn't seem to realize his son is a bully. Then again, Kevin is on good terms with most of the cast, with only Johnny and the Eds being the usual exceptions.


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